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deus ex human evolution any good?

#1Mindbend8erPosted 4/22/2014 4:15:50 AM
I think that's the name of the game.
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#2TiamatKillerPosted 4/22/2014 5:45:20 AM
I enjoyed it.
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#3SpazH3dPosted 4/22/2014 5:48:58 AM
That's not the name of the game. I thought it was a little boring and soul-less, but sure, it's a good game, and it's well-made. I'm a fanboy of the first game, so I'm just a teeny (a lot) bit biased.
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#4JohnMafiaPosted 4/22/2014 6:35:06 AM
I really enjoyed it. The story is cool, you have a decent amount of freedom with how to approach missions, although the boss battles sucked. Get the director's cut, cause I hear that improves the boss battles a lot more allowing you the freedom the rest of the game offers.

Its not perfect though, the AI isn't really great and while the game offers a no kill option, with its own achievement, I felt like its a cop out to be able to just knock people out and have it count as no kill. Instead of pressing one button to kill, you just hit another button to knock them out. Would have preferred if the game encouraged you to simply not engage with enemies.

Another big issue I had was upgrading your augmentations. There's only a handful of actual useful ones and quite early in the game I found myself upgrading stuff for the sake of upgrading. You also get way too many upgrade options so it doesn't really end up being a choice. You just end up upgrading everything(or most everything) eventually.

The original Deus Ex is probably a top 3 all time game for me. If you approach Human Revolution expecting a similar experience with upgraded graphics, you will be disappointed. You will really enjoy it if you can approach it with a blank slate, rather than try to compare it to Deus Ex every step of the way.
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#5pothocketPosted 4/22/2014 6:38:30 AM
It's good but Dishonored (which shares the same type of "open gameplay" structure) is better
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#6IngExBeinPosted 4/22/2014 6:54:42 AM
pothocket posted...
It's good but Dishonored (which shares the same type of "open gameplay" structure) is better


Said nobody ever.

DX HR is fantastic. Maybe not DX1 fantastic, but let's be honest. NOBODY is letting a game topple that.
#7pothocketPosted 4/22/2014 7:02:42 AM(edited)
IngExBein posted...
pothocket posted...
It's good but Dishonored (which shares the same type of "open gameplay" structure) is better


Said nobody ever.

DX HR is fantastic. Maybe not DX1 fantastic, but let's be honest. NOBODY is letting a game topple that.


LOL wut? It's not an opinion. The balance between gameplay styles in Dishonored is much much better than in Deux Ex. Stealth vs action, lethal vs non-lethal - Dishonored simply handles the balance between them much better.
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#8Links_Big_KeyPosted 4/22/2014 7:07:43 AM
It's pretty good for its time, but even then the game had several problems.

The city areas are all almost completely devoid of people and the ones there are very stiff and lifeless.

The game also rewards you far greater upgrade-wise for playing stealth throughout the game, which I found annoying for a game touted as having so many different game play options.

Sneaking up and melee finishing is kind of dumb when presented with options to kill or simply knockout. Kill always leads to making noise and alerting other guards, while knockout doesn't, even when the animations between the two both seeming very loud. Sometimes kill animations even look like they would draw far less attention.

The AI is pretty bad, even by 2011 standards.

Those aren't my main gripe, though. That would be the stiff resource management. It costs a lot to use your special abilities, which are restored partially by finding and consuming energy bars. Problem is that one of the coolest things in the game is combining your powers, like engaging stealth camo, jumping off a high ledge down to two guards, and initiating a double takedown.

These situations cost far too much energy to even want to use, and you are always better off avoiding do that kind of stuff. A new game+ option to let you run around with all your abilities and enough energy to go nuts with them would have been very welcome.
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#9Dark_SpiretPosted 4/22/2014 7:11:32 AM
some xp/skill balancing aside, mediocre bosses and a lackluster ending section notwithstanding its a great game. nice sense of exploration and gameplay choice, great style, satisfying and smooth stealth, lots of rpg elements to dive into, intriguing story and quite a long length with good replay value. Its not DX1 great, but its a solid "modern" interpretation.
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#10biohazard1775Posted 4/22/2014 8:00:30 AM
It's no Deus Ex but it's still worth playing.
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