Deus Ex: human revolutions is one of those games that takes time to grow on you, especially if your not familiar with the series. I hadn't played any of the Deus Ex games before this and had no idea what to expect. When I first saw the trailer for this game I knew then and there that I wanted it. Guess what? I was not disappointed, and you won't be either. This game is a prequel to the original so you don't have to have played it to enjoy the story.
Human revolutions sets itself in a futuristic, cyberpunk world. A world where technology and bionic implants have become the major focus of the worlds developers and companies. You play the role of Adam Jenson who works as the head of security for a company who focus on the development of human augmentation. Shortly after you begin the game and get a taste of how it works, things get real and Adam becomes what he dislikes the most. And this is really where it begins and your journey into the world of Deus Ex begins.
Gameplay is mainly of the 1st person shooter variety. When you are moving around the environments your point of view will be Adam's. However when you take cover behind things like tables, barrels, or vehicles you will change to a 3rd person view. It's a little strange at first but you soon get used to it and it should become second nature. Where the game differs from your usual shooters is evident in two ways. Firstly because of Adam's new enhancements he can now upgrade and develop new abilities by the use of praxis points. Want to be invisible? No problem, want to want to jump off any height without so much as a scratch? Got you covered.
Another reason way Human revolutions differs from other shooters is because it allows you to tackle missions in different ways. Want to go in all guns blazing, then you can. Want to take the Solid snake route and sneak through without killing your enemies?, then that's great and even encouraged. Combine that with the ability to enter buildings in multiple ways, bribe people for information to make the job easier and a questioning system that differs depending on how you respond and you have a highly re-playable game.
The game play is great in this game, the A.I of the enemies is very acceptable. I would suggest you play on the "give me a challenge" setting to start. The weakest aspect of the game is easily the visuals, it really doesn't have the polish of some of the bigger titles out there, especially those of you coming off Gears of war or Final Fantasy. The character models do look kind of ordinary at times but it's not a game breaker. Other than that you really can't fault Human revolutions. The musical score of this game is one of the best ever and this is coming from an avid Metal gear solid fan. Sometimes I just start this game up and listen to the main menu theme for a few minutes before playing.
So do yourself a favor and buy this or even just rent it. It tells a great story, multiple endings and ways to approach the game. I promise you that you won't regret it, it's the most refreshing shooter experience in a long while.
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