Raven(ous)
Hazael   Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
 
 
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm a weeb trash
I like cheese

It doesn't even rhyme..

...Save me. :headstonedead:
Currently Offline
Last Online 3 days ago
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IDGAF IF YOU'RE A SENPAI OR NOT JUST NOTICE THIS!
So, have I catch your attention with that try-hard-to-be-funny blue-colored header thing?
No? Well, at least I tried.
Yes? Then bear with this arrangements of words that may or may not be going out of the realm of comprehension.

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I'm whoever that person my username is currently, though 75% of the time, it's "Raven", and 66% of that 75% of that time, it's just a slight variation of "Raven", So, yeah.. You should pick up your pen and paper, and note it down, or screen capture this section or whatever your preferred long term memory saving method is. I'm your average gamer, a dedicated hikkikomori, possible future N.E.E.T.

As you can see from my profile picture, I'm a complete weaboo *death cough* (No, jk) . And if you have the time and actually really is a no-life with a tendency to stalk, and see my games list, I'm an RTS, 4X, CRPG, tactical shooter and grand strategy freak. Because I can at least feel and appear smarter than I actually am.

I have an unhealthy obsession toward cheese, especially mozzarella cheese, and most specifically the one that is already packaged with a large Domino's Double Decker Tuna Pizza, and yes I do love fishes because I'm so hardcore like that.

I'm an self-proclaimed enigma, part happy-go-lucky, part downright cynical. Part simpleton of words usage, part semi-poetic. Part realistic, part=senseless. Part 12 year-old immaturity, part near-philosopher level of wisdom. Or am I? I don't even know what's the point of this paragraph, I don't even know what's the meaning of the last 2 ones. I'm not even sure if making paragraphs every 3 / 4 repetition of a dot in the end of a word, followed by a space and a capital letter is such an ever-pressuring necessity.

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Current Rig


CPU: Intel i5 7500
VGA: XFX AMD RX 480 GTR 8GB GDDR5
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 25600 16GB DDR4
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD + Samsung Evo 850 250 GB SSD
Motherboard: MSI Gaming Pro B150A
PSU: Corsair CS650M 650W
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300


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P.S I like Cheese
Vert and Maple is best gaming waifu,.all arguments is invalid


That's all.
Review Showcase
Where do I start with this game? After spending around 25 to 30 hours, or perhaps even more (can't tell since I played it on offline mode), searching every corner for quests, reading all bit and pieces of informations and lore about the DX universe, and finally reached the end... I can't really articulate how I feel with the latest installment of this series. Was it Fascination? Excitement? Disappointment? Disbelief? It's all of these things.

Deus Ex: Content Divided is a fine example of such an ambitious and truly excellent project made by talented and passionate devs has to be brought down by a load of publisher's meddling, chopping the fine game into pieces to squeeze as much money as possible. I don't blame Eidos Montreal for this, that all solely lies to Square Enix. So, keep in mind that this review is for the game at it's current (mutilated) state, not what this game could've been.

Two Steps Forward..

First, let's talk about the positives. Or perhaps, if you already played Human Revolution (and you definitely should), what does MD improves upon HR? And that's the gameplay and level design. It looks like Eidos Montreal really listen to user feedback and massively improves those area, especially the latter. MD is simply a bigger, bolder, and more refined game than HR, created by devs that is more confident and experienced than before. I can see they put a lot of effort to make the levels more open for possibilites to any kind of character builld. Bigger places, more vents to lurk, more "secret areas" to discover, more things to hack, and all around exploring the mission and hub area is way more fun and rewarding than HR.

Prague, is the one and only Hub in this area, yes.. One. I'll come back to it later on, since I'm going to touch the good things first. Well, Prague is way more alive than Detroit. it's bigger, and it has more content, more intricate level design, and a real treat for the eye, day and night. And that brings me to side quests, another big improvement over HR, they are more varied, interesting (both gameplay and story wise), and feels grander in scale. I found the plot and characters in some of the side quests are more interesting than the main storyline.

As for the graphic, it's simply amazing! Prague is filled with these tiny details that really improve the atmosphere and visual narrative. I'll spend two paragraphs just to describe how impressive the graphic is. So, to cut it short: It's a real neat blend of impressive graphic and amazing level design, not too empty yet never overbearing.Though the animation and lip syncing could be better.

Also, top notch sounds, soundtracks, and especially voice actings. As expected.. In exception of the weapon sounds that is.


And One Huge Leap Backward

Deus Ex is always about its world, and the story about every individual involved with it. While I think the side quests are a major step up from HR, I can't say the same with the main storyline. The pacing is quite inconsistent, it starts out great, it got boring in the middle, before it goes back on track just to be abruptly cut out in the end. I find most of the main characters in MD are uninteresting, or maybe not yet at this point. Adam Jensen in particular has a weaker characterization in MD. I know it's hard to balance out a character with RPG in mind while giving the character its own motivation. HR did it better because Adam has his personal thrive to do what he does, and he does undergone a character development. In MD however his development stuck, and his motivation is generic.

And now, let's get back to the Hub thing. Yes, it's true. Prague is MUCH better than every hub in HR. But, it lacks variety. Major theme on Deus Ex is a "world travel", seeing different part of the world and their culture and vibes in its universe. Prague, while divided into several smaller hubs lacks diversity, understandably so. Deus Ex is about chasing the roots of conspiracy throughout the world, but in MD? The plotline may suggest a much bigger stuff going on but it feels so tiny in practice. And as for the side quests, it might be better than HR individually, but as a collective, it feels.. empty? Hollow? There are surely many side quests and main quests that is cut out from this game, quest like "Desperate Measure" come to mind. It fits right in with the story, and the fact that its seperated is beyond my comprehension.

Gameplay, while greatly refined, feels unbalanced toward the end. During the last visit to Prague, Adam is already way too OP, at least for me, I can just breeze through most of the levels, and I feel like its due to the quick "rebalancing"to fit in with the length of the game. The mediocre A.I didn't help at all, they're quite easy to exploit.

Opinion Divided

In the end, DX: Mankind Divided is a game that screams potential from beginning to end. Not that it doesn't has that, but it has been cut to the point it greatly devalue what could have been a strong story and more world building elements that will eventually lead up to the legendary first Deus Ex. Looking back, I'm impressed on how many lore they estabilished on what little content left I found the story elements that includes many names that will be a major character in the first Deus Ex to be the most interesting and intriguing part of the game.And for the content they offer, I can assure you that the majority of it are in high quality. It's a polished game with a much refined level design and gameplay, brought down by shameless money grabbing scheme. It's clear that Eidos Montreal really respect the DX universe, and gains more confident due to the success of HR, but Square Enix in the other hand has no love for art and integrity. I get this for free from my AMD card purchase, and even then it can't mask my disappointment.And yes, I highly recommend it, ONLY at, at least 60% sale, because that's exactly what you get from this. A 1/3 of a full game.

"What a shame..."
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Comments
Ginji23 Apr 5, 2017 @ 9:06pm 
I am still plagued by a perpetual sense of pure melancholia, and I suffer greater and greater pain each day. I feel like the hourglass has flipped and my final grain of sand is just barely hanging on and could fall at any moment.

Motivate me better
Ginji23 Mar 31, 2017 @ 12:55pm 
Motivate me
R4DIC4L Mar 7, 2017 @ 1:15am 
Just read your review on DX: Mankind Divided, and after finishing the game myself, i couldn't agree anyless than what you said...
Kudos to you bud! :trolol:
Tommy2k Mar 6, 2015 @ 11:10am 
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Lindion45 Nov 23, 2014 @ 12:28pm 
Hey there!
You left a positive comment on Operation: Covert, and I just wondered if you wanted to beta test? If yes, then just drop me an email at L45LTD@gmail.com, I'd love to hear what your thoughts are on the game!

Also, if you share the greenlight page with just 1 friend, it will make a huge difference! It would mean so much!!

Have a great day! :ryouta: