Přidáno: 6. července
I was a bit miffed when I heard about what the Director's Cut added. "Five bucks to fix the boss fights?" I yelled at my computer. "Go to hell and take your cheap augs with you!" This is why I'm just getting to playing it now, and I really wish the publisher didn't pull this move. Charging people money to fix parts of the game that are sub-par is something I expect from small developers who genuinely need the dough, not from multi-national publishers who complain that six million sales of a video game constitutes a financial failure. There's a lot of stuff in here - the Director's Cut unifies the game with all of its pre-order content and DLC packs, puts the DLC chapter "The Missing Link" where it's supposed to be positioned in with the story, and FIXES THE AWFUL BOSS FIGHTS. Also there's upscaled textures, commentary, blah blah blah, like a game from 2011 really needed upscaled textures.
In my original review for Human Revolution, I called it 75% good because the boss battles kept ruining the atmosphere, and the end of the game is just basically little more than a zombie level with a big room where you push a button and get an ending. Massively disappointing given how high the game was flying.
But unfortunately, time has not been kind to Human Revolution, much like time has not been kind to Deus Ex. I've just realized how much the structure of the game ♥♥♥♥s with the atmosphere and I ended up skipping past entire (not very well voiced) conversations to get to the part where I get to figure out the best way to troll soldiers and gangsters. (The best way to troll them is by dragging a vending machine into the room and using it as a big corporate capitalist battering ram, I've found). The game is not as smart as it thinks it is, and talks all these issues over transhumanism and whether chopping off your arm for a robot arm is a blah blah blah I'M BORED MR. VENDING MACHINE WANTS TO SELL YOU SOMETHING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
It's a big, fascinating game with lots of secrets and things to play around with. You can mix and match your playstyle with the lovely augmentation system. Whenever it tries to talk SERIOUS, THOUGHT-PROVOKING ISSUES I just tune the ♥♥♥♥ out.
If you want to play Human Revolution, get the Director's Cut if you don't have it already. If you have the original, you're not missing out on much, but you will have to play with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ boss battles, so don't lean too hard on your non-lethal playstyle. Whichever version you get, I have some advice for you: Before you enter Panachea (the last section of the game), quit. Start a new game if you like. Just pretend Adam Jensen says "♥♥♥♥ this, ♥♥♥♥ you, you're all doomed", and goes to Aruba to beat everybody at competitive speed limbo competitions with his augmented body. Make up your own ending, if you don't like that. But if you play the last part, you'll be massively disappointed.