Submitted by ashbc 1537d ago | review

ButtonCombo- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Review; Why it isn't game of the year

ButtonCombo writes: Now that the third instalment of Deus Ex has been out a few weeks, ButtonCombo gets behind the hype to deliver our verdict on the adventures of Adam Jensen. Sort of.

Let’s start this proper by saying that Deus Ex: Human Revolution is not a bad game. Quite the opposite in fact, it offers a fun, enjoyable, and slick experience. Something else it isn’t, however, is a masterpiece. All the very good stuff it does is outweighed by some glaring issues, with one looming over all the others. Before I poke holes in it’s augmented body though, let’s cover the aspects that have seen it clocking up 80+ review scores elsewhere. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7/10

Paradicia  +   1537d ago
It deserves a higher score than 7/10 imo.
ryhanon  +   1537d ago
I agree. I'd give it 8/10, maybe more.

However, I also agree with the reviewers two big issues. The AI *is* pretty bad at times. How bad probably depends on how you play the game, but it does feel unpolished in that regard.

I also agree regarding the ending(s)...

*spoilers obviously*

Being presented with four big red buttons at the end, basically saying, "which ending would you like, 1, 2, 3 or 4?" - That was a massive let down. To be fair, it's very similar to the original game in that respect, but I think it would have been far more interesting to only give the player a couple of options based upon how various situations were handled throughout the course of the game (for example, if I had decided to kill Taggart at the press conference, I shouldn't be able to choose his spin ending). That way, how you chose to handle those earlier situations actually matter.
CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1537d ago
You can kill taggert at the conference?
That's news to me,i was able to talk into him and take him backstage for some information about Sondolvan*(or however his name is spelled)
ryhanon  +   1537d ago

I guess it's possible that you can't kill Taggart. I didn't actually try to kill him once I got back stage, so maybe there is something preventing you from doing so.
clarkjudo  +   1537d ago
7/10 .... Nothing worth reading about, move on people.
Lets get serious here. A 7 is nearly an unplayable game. LOL

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