For anyone not familiar with these threads see my others here. Basically I want peoples opinions on the games in these threads and what you liked/didnt like in them.
This weeks game is: Deus Ex Human Revolution and a brief description of my thoughts...
I had high hopes for this game after the original was voted one of the best PC games ever made (I was to young to appreciate it fully at the time). However I was not disappointed and this title ended up as one of my favourite games of the last few years never mind of the year. The graphics were the first thing that caught my eye and the overall style with the gold and black trims everywhere, its a very stylish look that works and looks crisp and sharp.
The main thing you notice first is the sheer amount of choice in your hands, you can choose to be stealthy, talk your way in or go in guns blazing in most situations and it never feels you are pushed to do one or the other. The stealth aspects really work and every first person game should have a 3rd person cover option like the one used in this. Shooting feels powerful as do the tools at your disposal with cloaking skills, abilities to break walls down and hacking skills all coming into play.
The game never holds your hand but gives you all the tools you need and the choices to upgrade skills according to your playstyle and leaves you to find the best routes that suit you. Overall I thought the FPS elements and the combat was brilliant and it seamlessly blended with the RPG elements of the game too.
Average Metacritic Score
Xbox 360 -89/100
PS3 - 89/100
PC - 90/100
- Varied ways to accomplish missions
- Great story
- Voice acting and sound effects are superb
- 35-4o hours of potential play with good replay value
- Good unlock and skill system
- 1st person blends well with the 3rd person elements
- Execution kills never get old
- Hacking mini game gets addictive
- Decent amount of side quests and some are rather interesting
- Poor boss fights that force you to finish them a certain way
Now for this week people can voice their opinions on the game...
Can post your own Pros and Cons or if you havent played it things that appealed to you/didnt appeal and why you didnt play it...
Any questions about the thread or suggestions for next weeks featured game send me a message.