Deus Ex: Human Revolution could become anyones favorite game. The game plays as a mesh-up between 3rd person and 1st-person shooter. There is puzzles to solve and the game allows you to play out the entire game in your own way. Not to forget, the maps are very large and it is easy to become lost in your general location in the game-world.
You play as, Adam Gensen a security manager at a Augmentation facility. The year is 2026 and Augmentations use is rising; too not only allow people who are disabled to walk or see again, but to enhance--what it is to be human--is either going to evolve humanity or destroy it. The Sarif industry is attacked and Adam Gensen is mortally wounded... Near death, Sarif industry--the company Adam works for--puts him back together. Unwillingly augmented, Adam Gensen is too find his attackers and try to sum his life back together.
This game is awesome... It is a classic Sci-fi title and there is just so much to do in the game... The story is great; graphics are awesome; the level design really places you in the future... With amazing concepts and well defined plot you will have trouble putting the controller down. There is no way you could finish the game in 8 hours. They really allow you to decide how to finish each mission and you are scored accordingly... You are able to select your own upgrades, buy weapons to your preference, and you can play with guns blazing or be stealthy.
I could not find one thing I disliked with this title...
If you are into shooters, strategy, and love sci-fi stories... Check it.
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.