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Submitted by aharshberger 1140d ago | review

Liquid: A review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution [PIXELS OR DEATH]

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." (Deus Ex: Human Revolution, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 2/5

cgoodno  +   1141d ago
Sorry, but giving this game a 40% rating is a failure on the part of the reviewer. I can understand your issues with the story, but the game is solid, works great on all platforms, has a ton of options, and just doesn't warrant enough to be rated so low.
MariaHelFutura  +   1140d ago
Transhumanist goty.
kornbeaner  +   1140d ago
I cannot understand what you are looking for a game. This game is great. I finished it a few hours ago and I couldn't put it down whenever I got the free time.

The reason Jensen is an integer is because the story demands it of him. This is the start of all the BS that take place in this world. Jensen really has no reason to hate something so much to actually be anything more. Jensen throughout the story is in a sense trying to discover everything for the first time as well as trying to discover himself in the process. Is he just a lapdog for a company or is he something greater?

The ride is an honest one for what the story presents. A 2/5 wow! I won't even click on the site and add a hit to the counter. The reviewer has lost creditably, you don't rate a game that is well done as low as you would a bargain bin game. A 3 makes it a rental for fans, a 2 makes it a must miss and this game is anything but a miss.
Ps3thebest   1140d ago | Spam
PixL  +   1140d ago
Funny that he bashes DE:HR with MGS story when I see DE:HR paying a lot of homage to MGS, especially with the style of the endings (which I enjoyed much, though I consider MGS narrative still better).
Baka-akaB  +   1140d ago
Dont bother , it's the usual "i'm different , i'm a rebel" oddball review ...
Laxman216  +   1140d ago
Yeah, there's been a rise of them lately. I do believe they refer to them as 'hipsters'.
Saladfax  +   1140d ago | Well said
Basically he complains about the narrative.

He complains about the narrative when the artistic style, level design, pacing, depth, and about fifty other elements are done better than most other games.

The 2 stars are given to emphasize a personal dislike, which is entirely the opposite of objective review. Yeah, it bloody well ain't worthy of a perfect score, but that low? Not a chance.
Baka-akaB  +   1140d ago
yeah it's beyond ridiculous .

I can't stand gears of war , and dont like fifa much , but i wouldnt just be pretending those arent good games and purposely rate everything that low .

Have the balls of at least acknowledging the game is well done , even if not for you and your taste .
Pintheshadows  +   1140d ago
I sometimes feel like I want to track someone down and put locusts through their letterbox. This is one of those times. This isn't a review.
Venjense  +   1140d ago
So....the reviewers was on crack when he wrote this reviews.

DuesHR may have been the best game I've played this year (so far).
Farsendor1  +   1140d ago
imo deus ex is the best game i have played in the last few years and if i had a top ten list dx hr would be on it probably in the top 5

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