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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews

With the North American release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution slated for tomorrow, the embargo on reviews has obviously lifted, because they are popping up all over. Thanks nin for helping compile the following list (some of which are for the console version) of places you can read about Eidos Montreal's new installment in this action/RPG series: 1UP, Ars Technica, AtomicGamer, Destructoid, Edge Magazine, Eurogamer, GameSpy, gamesTM, GameTrailers, Gaming Age, IGN, IncGamers, Joystiq, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Strategy Informer, Voodoo Extreme, and Worthplaying. There's also an interview on Worthplaying talking with the game's producer, David Anfossi.

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79. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 28, 2011, 11:44 Beamer
 
Best game I've played in ages. I also love that I've finally stopped using FAQs at all. It took me a long time to get there. When I playd FO3 the game lost something due to FAQs. In NV i used them maybe once. Completely stopped here. I'm happy making my mistakes, even if it means I only won what I assume was the easiest conversation. And I think I missed the follow-up to that one, now that I think about it, "kolo."
Just means there's more replayability.



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78. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 27, 2011, 00:35 Beamer
 
Yup. I noticed how much quicker it was. Figured it was just the level.

So, about that first "real" level. Lots of convenient vents, right? Seems like every room had a vent that would lead you from the beginning to the end.

Who cares? It was the most tense video gaming I've done in a long while. It felt kind of quiet, lonely, and just tense. And awesome. Did I mention awesome? Especially the conversation at the end, though I am uncertain how many outcomes there were.

Definitely liked this more than the statue of liberty level. This was outstanding.
 
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77. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 25, 2011, 22:53 Creston
 
They just patched the load time issue. made huge improvements for me.

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76. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 25, 2011, 06:54 Beamer
 
Except in that opening level.


Also - saves take forever to load.
 
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75. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 25, 2011, 00:37 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 20:31:
Ok, just played the opening level. Some thoughts:

5) When everyone said that, in the press build, they found a billion ways to do the first level, that wasn't this first level, right? Because I saw one - hide and shoot.

No, it's not the lab level, where you don't even have a HUD. It's the next one that they're talking about.

And yes, it's a heavy cover based shooter. Fortunately, you never have to shoot unless you choose to.

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74. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 24, 2011, 20:31 Beamer
 
Ok, just played the opening level. Some thoughts:

1) Considering how often "cover-based shooter" and "regenerating health" are thrown around with complete contempt here, I'm shocked people love this. It's the most cover-based shooter I've played in ages.
2) As for regenerating health, I'm playing on the hardest difficulty and not until the last firefight did I see it regenerate. Typically I was dying in one burst. Or maybe it was one burst from several soldiers.
3) On that, you die way too quickly on that difficulty. And health takes way too long to regenerate. I spent too much time staring at the back of Adam's head waiting for the screen to go un-red.
4) If I'm not crouching when I go into cover please don't leave me crouching when I come out of it.
5) When everyone said that, in the press build, they found a billion ways to do the first level, that wasn't this first level, right? Because I saw one - hide and shoot.
6) All that said, this seems pretty sweet already. Very sweet. I'm really digging it.
 
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73. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 24, 2011, 13:50 Krovven
 
I have to disagree, somewhat. While it can beneficial to go back and play/replay an old game for a sequel you are going to review, it's not essential, nor should it be.

Not playing the old game will provide a different perspective when reviewing the new game. Not all consumers are going to have played the previous game(s) when playing a new game.

Products should also be able to stand on their own, and be criticized on their own. They don't always need to be compared to their past.

 
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72. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 24, 2011, 03:51 Jerykk
 
Silly elitism. I could easily make the argument that even having played Deus Ex is not enough, and you have to have played a Pong console or grew up with the Atari 2600 to be a true game journalist. But I wouldn't make that argument, because it's ridiculous.

That would be pretty ridiculous because Pong and the Atari 2600 don't bear much relevance to DX:HR or the modern gaming industry in general. It's not unreasonable to expect a gaming journalist to do research (i.e. play the critically-acclaimed predecessor to the game he's currently reviewing).

I do agree that there are 25-year-old critics who understand the history of gaming and do a good job of writing about games. These are the critics that go back and play the relevant classics that they missed because they were too young or ignorant to play them on release. For example, if someone is going to review the latest Fallout game, they should make sure to have played the previous entries in the series. If someone is going to review the upcoming XCOM, they should go back and play the original first. If someone is going to write about Dragon Age, they should play Baldur's Gate first.

As a gaming journalist, it's your job to do research on the topics you write about. An essential part of that research is actually playing games. If your gaming knowledge consists solely of mainstream, big-budget games released in the past 10 years, you are not qualified to be a gaming journalist.
 
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71. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 11:00 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 10:19:
Just coming up for air to post that this game rules and the reviews are fairly accurate. Graphically and technically the game is worlds beyond the leaked beta as well.

Thanks for the heads-up Verno.
 
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70. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 10:39 Creston
 
finga wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 10:13:
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 22:13:
I agree, but nowadays you can apparently be a "gaming journalist" if your entire gaming experience was "TEH HALOZ! LOLZZZOR!11!1!!"
Silly elitism. I could easily make the argument that even having played Deus Ex is not enough, and you have to have played a Pong console or grew up with the Atari 2600 to be a true game journalist. But I wouldn't make that argument, because it's ridiculous.

Believe it or not, there are 25-year-old critics out there who actually understand the history of gaming pretty well and do a fantastic job of writing about games.

It would definitely help, yeah, but I realize there's not THAT many of us around, and not all of us want to write about games in a "Give this a good review or you get fired!" environment.

However, if you're in the business of reviewing PC games, you might have, oh, I dunno, played some of the greatest PC games of all time, as a reference point. That would seem logical to me.

And I'll gladly let you point me in the direction of this mythical 25 year old critic who understands the history of gaming pretty well. Because I've yet to find one.

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69. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 10:23 nin
 
Believe it or not, there are 25-year-old critics out there who actually understand the history of gaming pretty well and do a fantastic job of writing about games.

I'm going with "not".

 
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68. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 10:21 Beamer
 
avianflu wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 09:29:
have to really agree with inblack. cannot trust major reviewing websites these days. Waiting a few weeks is prudent, AKA, when consumers start posting.

Have you guys not been to this board in weeks? Half this board downloaded the press leak and has been going nuts for it. Nuts. And sure, many AAA games get major drooling from the press, but this is Eidos. Eidos doesn't tend to get the same love that Crytek, id and Epic do. If people are drooling over something from Eidos it's usually with decent reason.
 
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67. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 10:19 Verno
 
Just coming up for air to post that this game rules and the reviews are fairly accurate. Graphically and technically the game is worlds beyond the leaked beta as well.  
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66. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 10:13 finga
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 22:13:
I agree, but nowadays you can apparently be a "gaming journalist" if your entire gaming experience was "TEH HALOZ! LOLZZZOR!11!1!!"
Silly elitism. I could easily make the argument that even having played Deus Ex is not enough, and you have to have played a Pong console or grew up with the Atari 2600 to be a true game journalist. But I wouldn't make that argument, because it's ridiculous.

Believe it or not, there are 25-year-old critics out there who actually understand the history of gaming pretty well and do a fantastic job of writing about games.
 
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65. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 09:41 nin
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 09:38:
avianflu wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 09:29:
have to really agree with inblack. cannot trust major reviewing websites these days. Waiting a few weeks is prudent, AKA, when consumers start posting.

They HAVE been posting about the leak for quite a while now. That's the only reason I bought it day 1. I have skimmed a couple of "Reviews"... but I'm also trying to avoid spoilers.


Yeah, people here have been posting about what they've played for the last month.


 
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64. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 09:38 wtf_man
 
avianflu wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 09:29:
have to really agree with inblack. cannot trust major reviewing websites these days. Waiting a few weeks is prudent, AKA, when consumers start posting.

They HAVE been posting about the leak for quite a while now. That's the only reason I bought it day 1. I have skimmed a couple of "Reviews"... but I'm also trying to avoid spoilers.
 
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63. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 09:29 avianflu
 
have to really agree with inblack. cannot trust major reviewing websites these days. Waiting a few weeks is prudent, AKA, when consumers start posting.  
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62. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 04:25 J
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 01:32:
1.5 hrs to go. I do feel for those on the East coast.

^D^

3 days to go. Feel for me too!
 
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61. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 04:05 InBlack
 
Jesus guys wtf??? Suddenly everyone jizzes in their pants over the scores given to this game by the SAME FUCKING SITES that gave Crysis 90+ scores, the same sites that give every single moronic modern warfare Activision or EA game over 80% scores????

I remember another over-hyped game not too long ago that dissapointed BIG BIG time. Brink anyone??? There the reviews were about 75%...which from what Ive seen of it is waaaaay to generous.

Thanks but Ill wait for some personal reviews from some of you on Blues who actually dont take money from game developers for a living.
 
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60. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 01:38 Dirwulf
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 00:09:
Well it's now Tuesday and still no unlock! Fuck you very much West Coast! I'm glad we capped Tupac! East side represent!

Ok, well I'm not really glad 'Pac got capped but the rest stands!

And then we got Biggie

Biggie Biggie Biggie, can't ya see...you're full holes just layin' in front of me...
 
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