WeView: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex was, absolutely undeniably, a classic title. It’s not perfect, but it’s one of those games that will seemingly stand as a title we look back on fondly forever, like Super Mario Bros. or Half-Life. Sadly, the same can’t really be said for the game’s successor, Deus Ex: Invisible War. That’s not to say it was necessarily bad, but the general consensus at the time was that it didn’t come close to the original.

It’s probably understandable then that it took seven years for the next Deus Ex title, in the form of Human Revolution, to come about; the question is was it worth the wait? Well we thought so, scoring it at 9/10 in our review. Although we were critical of the now seemingly infamous boss battles, we were keen to praise the level of replayability the game’s world and upgrade system allows for. Here’s a bit more of what we had to say about the game:

It’s obvious how much time Eidos Montreal has spent on Deus Ex: Human Revolution and behind the wonderful design is a solid game with a plot that will keep you guessing. This is a quality product in the same class as Dead Space 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and I’m sure it will be in many of the 2011 awards lists.

We’ll have to wait and see if it makes our Game of the Year awards next month, but for now you can content yourself with having your say on the game.

Normally this would be where I’d direct you over to the forums to have your say, however we’re going to try something a little different this week. In the comments on yesterday’s FIFA 12 verdict Guyers94 suggested that we use the comments instead of the forums for you to share your opinion, and we’re going to try it out this week.

If you feel like letting your opinion on Deus Ex: Human Revolution be known simply write it out in the comments below. I won’t ignore anyone who feels like writing a long review, but remember that the general idea is for short, snappy views on the game.

Once you’ve written your opinion remember to include your verdict on the Buy ItBargain Bin ItRent ItAvoid It scale, and I’ll total everything up to get the communities verdict on the game. Finally, if you want your opinion included in the WeView Verdict post on Monday you need to have your opinion in by Sunday afternoon.

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36 Comments

  1. I only bought this 2 weeks ago and haven’t started it yet. Some positive comments will get me on it sooner

  2. Nice idea with verdicts here, yet to play Deus Ex but I have been told it’s £12 on amazon, very tempting!

  3. Hm. Pretty positive comments thus far. I’d go so far to say as this has been one of the most disappointing games I’ve played this year. I should probably write a summary of my feelings in the WeView section.

    • Yeah, please do as it’s always nice to see two sides to a story (rather than just people gushing about it) – Although, you just need to pop your Weview here now apparently.

  4. All i can add is that it’s a quality game, a FPS with depth. BUY IT.

    • I thought it was more RPG than FPS?

      It certainly wants you to sneak around a lot more than an FPS anyway.

  5. Cannot wait to see what you guys think! aint bought this yet and saw it on TheHut for £11:95 is it worth it?

  6. Just started playing this game after i saw it for <£16 on Amazon for the limited edition. So far very impressed. Brings back memories of the original, although i dont remember the original to do a good enough comparison, but either way, loving Human Revolution! BUY IT!

  7. I am interested to see what TSA thinks of Deus Ex as at the moment, it’s not on my list. I have heard that boss battles are set up to be played in a certain way.

  8. Brought it, kept it. Played it through 3 times to get platinum.
    I just couldn’t put it down, the story/plot, the side missions, your choice of augs, the FPS/RPG elemens kept me hooked. Like the original upgrading augs to match your style is brilliant, and playing it differently each time was great. Would like to of had the option of playing through with all augs mind and the 1st boss battle if your a stealthy player was poor. Awesome SP game, so glad they left MP out of it and concentrated such a polished SP.
    Best game i’ve played since UC2.

  9. Great story, great gameplay, good graphics, good universe, great levelling up/augmentation system, great selection of different endings, great atmosphere and good voice acting, except main protagonists voice which is just far too gruff! My only gripe is that you HAVE to fight the boss battles, so if you’re augmenting for a stealthy approach to the game you’re left a little bit screwed during these. Every mission has multiple possible approaches, generally boiling down to going in guns blazing or sneak in, but the latter option is sadly missing from the boss fights. Great game, I’m going to give 3 votes, buy it, buy it and buy it.

  10. One of the few games released this year that dared to let you play your own way. Fancy sneaking around undetected taking out enemies silently with your fists? Or are you more of an all out guns blazing, raining down a shower of death type of person? Well Deus Ex: Human Revolution allows you to do both and so much more. Eidos Montreal then backed it all up with stunning graphics, a satisfying upgrade system, responsive controls and a genuinely involving storyline to make it a truly unmissable adventure from start to finish, through multiple playthroughs.

    Buy it!

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