RPGamer: I have to admit that I missed out on the original Deus Ex. It came around at a time when my gaming budget was low and first-person shooters were quite far off my radar, and so the game came and went without me taking any notice. Since then, the amount of praise the game has received from my peers has made me curious, and so when Deus Ex: Human Revolution was announced, I was excited to finally have an opportunity to experience the franchise firsthand. What I came away with was a mixed experience. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a game that is as brilliant as it is flawed. For every step it takes towards greatness, it takes another step backward into the realm of mediocrity and frustration.