My Deus Ex: Human Revolution Video Review

Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -

  

My video review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Xbox360.  I'd appreciate likes, comments, and subscriptions if you enjoy it. Note that I don't have a great quality microphone and bumping can occasionally be heard. If you have criticisms, let me know. Thanks everyone.  
 
If you do like the the video, I'd also appreciate if you guys could head over to my written review which I've linked below and give me a recommendation since the text is identical and the video is embedded there. Thanks again.
 
Link to Written Review    
Link to My Other Video Reviews 
Link to my YouTube Channel
#1 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -

  

My video review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Xbox360.  I'd appreciate likes, comments, and subscriptions if you enjoy it. Note that I don't have a great quality microphone and bumping can occasionally be heard. If you have criticisms, let me know. Thanks everyone.  
 
If you do like the the video, I'd also appreciate if you guys could head over to my written review which I've linked below and give me a recommendation since the text is identical and the video is embedded there. Thanks again.
 
Link to Written Review    
Link to My Other Video Reviews 
Link to my YouTube Channel
#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@CraigAA said:
   If you have criticisms, let me know. 
No that's ok, the last time (and first time) i criticized a video of yours, in a totally neutral and decent and non-confrontational way, you were a complete sarcastic dick about it, getting worked up like an idiot and talking about whether my argument is valid or not.  
It was a sad sight, so just a heads up for people, if you criticize something in this guy's video expect a wall of text full of sarcasm and dickery.
#3 Edited by SmasheControllers (2550 posts) -

@Ahmad_Metallic: I can't tell if your being facetious.

#4 Posted by handlas (2682 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
@CraigAA said:
   If you have criticisms, let me know. 
No that's ok, the last time (and first time) i criticized a video of yours, in a totally neutral and decent and non-confrontational way, you were a complete sarcastic dick about it, getting worked up like an idiot and talking about whether my argument is valid or not.  It was a sad sight, so just a heads up for people, if you criticize something in this guy's video expect a wall of text full of sarcasm and dickery.
sounds entertaining...link?
#5 Edited by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -
EDIT: Linked the wrong video first time. Fixed now. 
 
@handlas
: I'll give the the link. Just have to read the comments. Here ya go!
 
@Ahmad_Metallic: I dismissed your criticisms because it didn't make any sense at all. When I do a let's play of a game that's 6-7 years old, I'm suppose to stop and teach people who have never played the game what I'm doing so they can learn? What?
#6 Edited by TheFianlFrontier21 (26 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic: craig likes to be sarcastic. doesnt mean his points were any less valid. your argument really didnt make much sense duder. regardless we should just be focusing on the review shouldnt we? which was great btw
#7 Posted by Bumpton (447 posts) -

I thought it was great, man! Well produced and offered up tons of info. One thing I'd suggest: Personally, I really liked it when you stopped talking for a bit and would play a bit of music or dialogue from the game. You did it a couple times in the Sound section of your review, but I think I'd be nice punctuation throughout the rest of the video as well. So long as it's not excessive, that is. 
 
I'll definitely be checking out some of your other reviews though! This was a first for me.

#8 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -
@Bumpton: I try to do it when it's appropriate, but if I'm bot feeling it, I don't. I'll always try to have something at the beginning, end, and something in the sound section to highlight music and/or voice acting.
#9 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -

I'm repeating my Youtube comment again here, since i would like to know if this was okay with you, prior to me making my own video review -- "Nice review, Craig -- i just bought this game today (it was released in Europe today) and i'm putting together a video review myself. Do you think it's possible for me to upload it as a video response to your review, would that be okay with you? Please do let me know; cheers."
 
Sorry for being intrusive ^^

#10 Posted by Bumpton (447 posts) -
@CraigAA: Hah, certainly hard to argue with that reasoning! In any case, that was the only thing I personally wished there was a bit more of. Damn close to those reviews on Game Trailers, and I LOVE those. 
 
Again, nicely done, sir!
#11 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -
@Bumpton: After spending about 8 or so hours on this thing, I just wanted it done lol
#12 Posted by KennyIsMe93 (36 posts) -

Great written and video review. Who the hell decided not to recommend it? BLASPHEMY!

#13 Posted by Vexxan (4621 posts) -

As always, a well-made and informative video review :)

Good job!

#14 Posted by KennyIsMe93 (36 posts) -

I'm going to bump this thread for ya. Bump

#15 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -

And since theres a hurricane coming, I'll do my normal one bump now in case I lose power. 

#16 Posted by Djstyles92 (952 posts) -

Fantastic as always

#17 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -

Anyone willing to recommend the written version? Petty please with sugar on top?

#18 Posted by Popskinz (409 posts) -
@CraigAA: I can only recommend it once -- sorry xD
#19 Posted by kyrieee (379 posts) -

Some comments:
A "merely memorable character" sounds like a contradiction, to say that a character is memorable is quite strong praise.
Cache is pronounced like "cash" but maybe your pronounciation is a regional thing.
You show a lot of moments from far into the game. I don't think it's a very spoilery review, but it's something to keep in mind.
 
Pretty well produced overall.

#20 Edited by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -

To me, there's a big difference between being memorable and being someone I actually care about. I remember who Sarif and Taggart are, but I didn't care about their fates. Malik, on the other hand, I grew to actually like and care about.  
 
I've heard both pronunciations of cache. To the best of my knowledge, both are accepted. 
 
I show moments from far in the game, but they mean nothing out of context. For example, when I'm discussing story and you see Jensen running from machine gun fire, that scene is taken from almost the end of the game. But without knowing the context, it's just an action beat. 
 
Not shitting on your points, just defending mine.

#21 Posted by ChillyUK7 (283 posts) -

Never had an AI spot me when I was in cover but that may be down to you playing it on 360, I've heard the A.I can be finicky compared to PC, not that the PC versions A.I is great but you get the idea. I urge anyone who can run it to get it on PC over consoles, while I haven't played the console versions the aiming looks very clunky, on the PC firefights felt great (plus quick load times), id often be able to take out a couple of opponents quickly with a silenced pistol, reminicent of Splinter Cell's quick headshot thing (never played it). The graphics really are all over the place, the art direction is fantastic as are the enviroments, certain characters like Adam, Megan and Tong look great but most others don't, it reminded me of Mass Effect where Shepherd and the alien species looked great but the humans looked terrible. Graphically the game feels like an extreamly upgraded PS2 game. Great review btw.

#22 Posted by AFenders (14 posts) -

Saw your review before I saw this post. Well written and the video was very professional. Me likey

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