Written on: 18/09/2011 by photoman (62 reviews written)
Installation is a bit complicated and after finally installs game starts updates that may take couple hours to days - it took two days to install for me. It will require some patience to install it, but completely worth it.
I don't really like that installation is via Steam, I got used to old school game installations that you just install a game from DVD/CD and play without any social networks and advertisements (it is a bit annoying after every time I closed the game to see advertisements for new games).
Only because the game itself is so fantastic I can forgive this.
But after installation and updates were finished the game is very impressive.
Graphics and detail are amazing - colors, skin textures, eyes, mimics - best that I ever seen in all games.
When you dive to this futuristic world, can feel the atmosphere of that future. It is very realistic and first game that gave me a feeling that I could believe it is almost real - outstanding graphics and lighting are the reason for this.
Also music and sounds very contribute to the overall atmosphere.
Game play is fantastic, a lot of attention was payed even to the smallest details.
Weapons, augmentations and all other stuff is very impressive.
I really like computer hacking process - first time in game series player needs to work with some strategy and planning to complete the hacking.
Missions are fantastic, I like very much that there are multiple ways to complete each quest, side missions and much more.
Stealth has an issue with AI, when you take down somebody and they find the body, they become alerted and even hostile. If you hide well alertness disappears and they continue to patrol when body is still there like it was nothing. Also AI enemies are not searching well for the hero - I think better in that case if AI would patrol the area.
Overall, AI is impressive, enemies attack together with some tactics, hide pretty well, enforcements come when alerted.
I played the original Deus EX and Invisible War. Human Revolution is the best Deus EX I ever played. Invisible War was much worse than the original (they simplified augmentations and weapons), and the new one (Human Revolution) is fantastic in all aspects of reality and game play.
Very addictive game for me because I really like first person shooter with quest combination, especially when all this happens in a futuristic world and don't have to shoot everybody but to use brain instead. I'm very impressed and exited as this is the game closest to virtual reality I ever played.
When I go in the street I feel the street.
Radar feature is very nice, it helps to find places to go for the mission - important in relatively large world.
Quiet take down is very impressive, you can choose to kill on knock out the enemy. I like that spectacular cinematic part they show how Jensen takes down the enemy.
I wish that game would be a little longer lasting with more missions. I'm sure that I'll play it again and again couple times like previous Deus EX, trying to change the story line. Also, driving cars and other vehicles could be a good combination so player had to travel by its own, like Halo, GTA IV.