Deus Ex: On The Fence

#1 Posted by killr0y (114 posts) -

So I've been looking for something that can tide me over until Borderlands 2 and I was thinking of downloading Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thing is, watching videos and reviews of it remind me of Ubisoft's Rainbox Six series as far as the clunkiness of navigating the game world and a not-so-polished graphics engine. After playing a story-driven, non-linear sci fi game like Mass Effect, would playing Deus Ex seem like a let down?

#2 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

The story is linear.

The levels are not.

#3 Posted by jerseyscum (861 posts) -

@killr0y said:

So I've been looking for something that can tide me over until Borderlands 2 and I was thinking of downloading Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thing is, watching videos and reviews of it remind me of Ubisoft's Rainbox Six series as far as the clunkiness of navigating the game world and a not-so-polished graphics engine. After playing a story-driven, non-linear sci fi game like Mass Effect, would playing Deus Ex seem like a let down?

It's rough around the edges at parts, but it was one of my favorite releases of last year. Check it out.

#4 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@killr0y said:

So I've been looking for something that can tide me over until Borderlands 2 and I was thinking of downloading Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thing is, watching videos and reviews of it remind me of Ubisoft's Rainbox Six series as far as the clunkiness of navigating the game world and a not-so-polished graphics engine. After playing a story-driven, non-linear sci fi game like Mass Effect, would playing Deus Ex seem like a let down?

You seriously just compared Deus Ex 3 to Rainbow Six. Amazing just how wrong you got it.

Play the game. it's awesome.

#5 Edited by believer258 (11621 posts) -

I'd say Mass Effect is very linear.

Yes, get Deus Ex HR, it's a very good game. Problems? Yes, there are some, but none of them are that bad. It's got a decent story but that's not really the reason to play it. Besides, you're getting Borderlands 2, you probably don't need a good story to have fun with a game.

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#6 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

Deus Ex is a damn good game you should give it a shot. More action oriented then Mass Effect and while it's not really a full on open world game, it's not completely linear. There's pretty big hub levels to explore and side quests to take, stuff you can find if you wanna look around. My only gripe, and a problem that a lot of people had, is that while the majority of the game you can tackle however you like, which is the cool part, someone totally spec'ed towards stealth is gonna have some trouble with bosses. I negated that by carrying around one big gun for when I needed it. I really liked it anyway, I'd say try it out.

#7 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

if you're willing to put up with some dated graphics/gameplay you could play the original Deus Ex which (in my opinion) is a lot better than Human Revolution.

#8 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Human Revolution does have a bit of a clunk to it, but it's story-driven, has a great narrative, and while the game as a whole is a rather linear journey, the individual levels are not, and leave you a lot of room for choice. I say go for it.

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#9 Posted by jerseyscum (861 posts) -

The art direction and general look of the game is just damn cool.

#10 Posted by Wrect (315 posts) -

Human revolution is awesome. Get it.

#11 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

I though it had a lot of problems, but it's okay.

#12 Posted by Kidavenger (3502 posts) -

Human revolution is better than mass effect. There is a reason the metal gear guys say they want their next game to be like it. Get it, great game.

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#13 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -

@FancySoapsMan said:

if you're willing to put up with some dated graphics/gameplay you could play the original Deus Ex which (in my opinion) is a lot better than Human Revolution.

I hope that given the really positive reception and the nice sales numbers Deus Ex 3 got that it would spark enough interest in the first one and have someone give the old gal a makeover.

#14 Posted by triviaman09 (782 posts) -

Navigating the game world and graphics are the least of that game's problems. The more pressing problem is that Deus Ex's game design feels ten years old plus at points and not all the ways you can spec your character and play the game are equally viable even though the game pretends that they are. Also the boss fights are garbage. Nevertheless, it is a story-driven experience, and I did enjoy it. If it seems at all interesting to you, you should give it a shot. It has to be dirt cheap by now.

#15 Posted by killr0y (114 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@killr0y said:

So I've been looking for something that can tide me over until Borderlands 2 and I was thinking of downloading Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thing is, watching videos and reviews of it remind me of Ubisoft's Rainbox Six series as far as the clunkiness of navigating the game world and a not-so-polished graphics engine. After playing a story-driven, non-linear sci fi game like Mass Effect, would playing Deus Ex seem like a let down?

You seriously just compared Deus Ex 3 to Rainbow Six. Amazing just how wrong you got it.

Play the game. it's awesome.

Would Splinter Cell have been a better comparison?

#16 Posted by jerseyscum (861 posts) -

Don't get The Missing Link. It is ass.

#17 Posted by Eviternal (190 posts) -

@FancySoapsMan said:

if you're willing to put up with some dated graphics/gameplay you could play the original Deus Ex which (in my opinion) is a lot better than Human Revolution.

Very much this. Human Revolution is ok, but the original is outstanding.

#18 Edited by Tru3_Blu3 (3184 posts) -

Deus Ex has problems that I wouldn't forgive if it didn't take ambitious risks. The game is fucking incredible and you should definitely buy it.

#19 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2004 posts) -

Deus Ex: HR is an amazing experience if you're a fan of cyberpunk. Being one myself, I loved it to death. It's one of the only games I cared enough to 100% in terms of achievements and even enjoyed it all the way through. (Only took two playthroughs, even!)

#20 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I dunno what ya'll are talking about, DXHR is polished as hell.

#21 Posted by Village_Guy (2491 posts) -

No, it's Human Revolution, not On the Fence. Where did you even get the idea of such a name for it?

#22 Posted by erichr (58 posts) -

I'm surprised this game is getting the hate that it is, it was probably my game of 2011. It's a fantastic game and the story is great.

#23 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

I finished it last night. It's one of my favorite games. The universe, atmosphere and aesthetic are amazing.

#24 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -
#25 Posted by bybeach (4722 posts) -

Deus Ex-Human Rev. fan here....Very true it had some clunk. I think the protagonist's sunglasses made up for it, though. That game just trying did better than I thought some GB GotY choices actually achieving, so I might admit to bias on the matter...

#26 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

I only noticed the graphics when it would show me this wonderfully lit cut scene for 30 seconds, then put you back into the action. But on no account did it look ugly, and it is a great game. I am playing through it now.

#27 Posted by JasonR86 (9604 posts) -

@killr0y said:

So I've been looking for something that can tide me over until Borderlands 2 and I was thinking of downloading Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thing is, watching videos and reviews of it remind me of Ubisoft's Rainbox Six series as far as the clunkiness of navigating the game world and a not-so-polished graphics engine. After playing a story-driven, non-linear sci fi game like Mass Effect, would playing Deus Ex seem like a let down?

You've named three really different games. Deus Ex is nothing like Rainbow Six in any meaningful way. It's not really like Mass Effect either. Here's the thing. If you like the idea of a universe that is influenced by Blade Runner and has open-ended gameplay scenarios then you'll like Deus Ex. If those things don't interest you then move on.

#28 Posted by glyn (382 posts) -

@killr0y said:

So I've been looking for something that can tide me over until Borderlands 2 and I was thinking of downloading Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thing is, watching videos and reviews of it remind me of Ubisoft's Rainbox Six series as far as the clunkiness of navigating the game world and a not-so-polished graphics engine. After playing a story-driven, non-linear sci fi game like Mass Effect, would playing Deus Ex seem like a let down?

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#29 Posted by codynewill (166 posts) -

Deus Ex doesn't have the most coherent story, but damn if I still don't love that game. It's linear, but offers room for exploration and deviation. Also, the upgrade system has the potential to make multiple playthroughs feel completely different. Give it a shot for sure.

#30 Posted by crithon (3075 posts) -

I say get it the game is pretty good. The style and art direction are really excellent, but the whole shooting mechanics are a bit off, and can get frustrating at all the boss battles. The better comparison is Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodline.

#31 Posted by Demoskinos (14559 posts) -

If you have the option get the PC version. Its a pretty damn smooth looking game on PC at least. Loved it.

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#32 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2224 posts) -

@killr0y said:

So I've been looking for something that can tide me over until Borderlands 2 and I was thinking of downloading Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Thing is, watching videos and reviews of it remind me of Ubisoft's Rainbox Six series as far as the clunkiness of navigating the game world and a not-so-polished graphics engine. After playing a story-driven, non-linear sci fi game like Mass Effect, would playing Deus Ex seem like a let down?

You meant to say purchase, right?

#33 Posted by _Chad (963 posts) -

Reading these comments make me want to try it again. I've owned it for around 5 months and haven't really given it a chance.

#34 Posted by Blackout62 (1328 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

Don't get The Missing Link. It is ass.

Do not listen to this man, Missing Link is pure original Deus Ex style gold!

#35 Posted by Zombie_Shakespeare (132 posts) -

@Blackout62 said:

@jerseyscum said:

Don't get The Missing Link. It is ass.

Do not listen to this man, Missing Link is pure original Deus Ex style gold!

I'll second this.

I thought The Missing Link was great. It corrected almost every single issue that people (or at least that I) had with the base game. Well worth it. I got it on sale, though.

#36 Edited by AndrewB (7481 posts) -

The only clunk I remember is within the last few minutes before the credits (but is redeemed after the credits). Human Revolution is an amazing game.

#37 Posted by BisonHero (6141 posts) -

@Zombie_Shakespeare said:

@Blackout62 said:

@jerseyscum said:

Don't get The Missing Link. It is ass.

Do not listen to this man, Missing Link is pure original Deus Ex style gold!

I'll second this.

I thought The Missing Link was great. It corrected almost every single issue that people (or at least that I) had with the base game. Well worth it. I got it on sale, though.

Yeah, I thought The Missing Link was perfectly fine, though I wish it had filled in some more unresolved plot threads such as "Why did Adam and Megan break up in the first place?" and "How did Megan suddenly become a heartless monster who wants to help with the massively unethical projects she is assigned to?".

Also, did anyone else think that the first 10 minutes or so of The Missing Link where Adam is getting tortured while shirtless and bound to a weird big metallic thing was an homage to the first Metal Gear Solid? It only seems appropriate, given how Human Revolution borrowed more than a couple of ideas from that series.

#38 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

yo, you liked it?

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