Pixels or Death's Adam Harshberger did not find Deus Ex:Human Revolution to his liking. He was angry. He wrote this review. A choice excerpt:
"WHAT I AM ARGUING: is that the game lacks magnitude, impact, or meaning. Sons of Liberty and Human Revolution have a lot in common but they do not share the same swagger. DX:HR feels like a system that you get to be a variable in; Adam Jensen is just an integer. Adam Harshberger does not want to be an integer. Harshberger, that devil, he wants to be legitimately creeped the fuck out by a maniacal ending. He wants to be so enthralled by a game’s mechanics that he honestly thinks he might be cut out to be a member of FOXHOUND – or whatever the 23 year old translation of that is.
Sons of Liberty is a story – albeit an absolutely ridiculous one – that you get to be a character in. Every move you make with Snake reverberates with narrative consequence and urgency. And even for as whacked-out as MGS2’s plot is, it still feels more honest than DX:HR." 2/5