Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a game that I had my doubts about. The original was fantastic, I had heard the sequel was abysmal, and this "reboot" coming 10 years later did little to ease my apprehension. E3 was full of bad news for the game, and I had all but written it off. That was until Valve pulled its typical trickery, and lured me into buying the collector's edition. 8 TF2 items, you say? Five dollars cheaper than the console versions, you say? The fuckers got me again. But I have never been more glad they did.
Of the small portion I've played, Deus Ex is an amazing game, although not without it's faults. The thing is, listing them out makes it seem like I hate the game, mostly due to the sheer volume. There are a veritable ton of minor flaws, but the thing is: they're MINOR. Controls take a little bit of fiddling to get comfortable, there isn't a windowed mode, some voice actors are bad, and the list goes on. So far the bulk of the game, the stealth and story, are amazing. The corporate espionage is interesting and the world seems to be packed full of story leads and side missions. I've really fallen in love with what I've played of the game so far, and I think if you were even considering the game it deserves a look.
So my video playthrough of The Witcher 2 has reached the end of the tutorial, and with that, nearly the 10th part. Check it out over at my blog! I'm only going to do these things around the big points in the game, so as to avoid the unnecessary self-promotion. It's over here at: gnirip.com
Game of the Year 2010? Not quite. Arcade Game of the Year 2010? Absolutely.
I can't remember the last time I have been this obsessively completionist about a game. This game has fueled me through many sleepless nights since its release, and it makes me sick at the same time. The frustrated groans, the sweaty hands, and the constant urge to crush my controller down to its most basic components, and I love it all the same. I fell in love with the game through the first two worlds. Then came the rage. About halfway through the salt factory, I had to shut off the 360 for fear of smashing it with a large hammer.
And it made me happy. This game has given me a feeling of real accomplishment, something that is hard to find in a videogame now. Especially for $10. If you haven't already, buy this game and see if you don't smile even while you want to punch a hole in the wall.
I'm trying to crawl through World 5, in case you were wondering.