I never played the original "Deus Ex", but the storyline intrigued me, so when Square Enix announced a prequel, "Deus Ex: Human Revolutions", I figured that was a good place to dive into this franchise, and I wasn't disappointed. For the most part this is told from a first person view, with you going into third person when you utilize the fairly effective cover scheme. But this is not just a run and gun FPS. While that's certainly an option, doing so will get you dead fairly quickly. Stealth is a key ingredient to success, but it's always your choice. And that's one of the things that make this game a great one- you choose how to play. Want to bulk up your strength and weapons? You can do that. If sneaking and hacking is more your thing, you can do that, too. Either choice alters the game, both subtley and not. No matter how you play I suggest saving often- yes, it breaks immersion to do so, but since you can save anywhere (a la "Bioshock") it's generally a good idea. The autosave points aren't bad, but they could be better. The game does control well, and you can adjust sensitivity. The graphics are well detailed, and the voice acting is mostly well done. The story is the big draw here- it's very well written and sucks you in. Some character animations are a little stiff and awkward, and occassionally the camera isn't always the best, but those are minor gripes. The game is long and has plenty of replayability for those who want to attempt various styles of play. One playthrough can take you anywhere from 25 hours if you ignore side quests, closer to 40 plus if you do everything and explore the world. It may not be for anyone- those who like their FPS more shooting and less like MGS may find it a bit slow for their tastes. Those who enjoy a great story with their guns should enjoy it. Definitely one to try at least, and worth it if you decide to buy.
I advice everyone to enjoy this amazing title dont believe the bad ratings players complaints about controls settings OMG! People call of duty is not the only game out there put down the pacifier this is a great game beginning to end fantastic ending so for u haters that only play the first level or 20 minutes don't comment just go back to COD n let us enjoy magnificent new games n more!!