ujio's Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PlayStation 3) review

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Patience is a Virtue in the Latest Deus Ex

Deus Ex is one of those rare games that can either be as deep or as shallow as you want. It all depends on how you decide to approach its subject matter and how invested you choose to become in its mature narrative.

On the surface you're getting a FPS/stealth hybrid with a sprinkling of RPG elements thrown in for good measure. Even though guns are prevalent, combat is not always the optimal choice. You wouldn't play Metal Gear Solid as a straight-up shooter even though it has guns; the same is true in this game as well.

The main mechanic present is choice: Do you risk getting into a firefight or do you try to find a way to sneak into that facility instead? Kill that guard or simply knock him unconscious? Are you sympathetic towards people when you talk to them or are you cold and distant?

During the game you will find special kits that allow you to upgrade your character. You can really customize him to suit your particular play style with all sorts of enhancements; from combat to stealth and everything in between.

I'm not even going to touch on the storyline with all its political intrigue, moral ambiguity and introspective questions you will ask yourself along the way. That's a whole editorial topic on its own. Needless to say, it gets quite involved as you discover more and more, but nothing that should go over your head.

I will warn gamers thinking this is a pure adrenaline rush type of game to pass this one by and don't waste your time. This is not a Call of Duty twitch-fest. This game rewards patient players and punishes impatient ones. In the same vein as Metal Gear Solid or Splinter Cell, it behooves the player to take their time and be aware of their surroundings at all times by tracking multiple guard patterns and avoiding security cameras and gun turrets; all of which will kill the impatient player very quickly.

Gamers looking for an intriguing plot and methodical gameplay will find plenty to love in Human Revolution.


Posted by Claude

A little short, but very well written. If I had not played the game, I would like to know a little more about gameplay mechanics, the look of the game and a little more opinion on your part. Likes, dislikes...and so on.

Edited by Ujio

@Claude: Thank you, Claude. Like I said, I'm experimenting with different formats. I have a tendency to ramble so I'm working on brevity which is why this review is short. I'm trying to distill the overall essence of a game without having to go into fine details because I've done that in the past and ended up with a college essay's worth of material XD lol I'm basically trying to find my groove between essential facts and trimming the fat of miscellaneous stuff that isn't quite necessary.

Edited by Dad_Is_A_Zombie

Reads a bit more like a preview than a review but an accurate one at least. I would like to have seen more specifics regarding graphics, gameplay, character development, etc. Still, what you have there is an accurate assessment of the game so I would (and did) recommend it.

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