Friday, August 3, 2012

Deus Ex Review : Human Revolution

 Deus Ex Human Revolution Review
Getting to Know Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released August 2011 for computer, Xbox and Play Station 3. The reason I am interested in this game stems from it being published by Square Enix. Square Enix is a programming company famous in Japan for games like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. Eidos is the developer of this role-playing game (RPG). Deus Ex: Human Revolution is not only an action based RPG, it is a first person shooter game too, which brings more excitement to the player.

Adam Jensen is the main character of the story set in 2027, 25 years before Deus Ex that was released in year 2000. Compared to Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution boasts better graphic and smoother transition from playing to cut scenes. In short, Deus Ex: Human Revolution has an exciting storyline, good weapon selection and a satisfying music soundtrack.

You are given three types of "pillars of gameplay" by the developers. In the beginning of the game you are assigned a weapon according to the answers you gave to your boss; but after that you can change weapons that suit your playing style. I like going for the snipe to kill, but stun guns and tranquilizer guns are available. The main reason stun and tranquilizer guns are not in my inventory is because they are useless is boss fights, while big shooters like plasma rifle can do good damage.

Playing as Adam Jensen, you can shoot your way through a situation, rob the fallen for more ammunition and save the day, talk your way in and out places, hacking into rooms and robots or go through air vents quietly. The game allows you to mix and match accordingly, and each choice you make yields a reward and more experience points. The experience points are given as praxis points, which will allow you to upgrade yourself.

Those who had played the previous Deus Ex's will know that is about augmentations- special devices implanted in the body for better strength or faster movement. In Human Revolution, Adam Jensen is the unwilling survivor who needs augmentation as his original body was damaged in a fight. Playing as the augmented Adam Jensen is interesting with cloaking enhancements and typhoon weaponry built into his body.

In summary, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an immensely fun game that pushes you to look for other routes, because life is not a straight line. Finding special pathways or air vents to crawl through yields more experience points, credits and treasures when compare with the normal shooting your way through method. This game is challenging and easy to navigate through the keys or controller, it is truly a good game to play.

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