Reviews by Dranz

90

A worthy successor to the greatest FPS/RPG of all time.

Dranz | Aug. 25, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a labor of love on the part of the art and writing departments of Eidos Montreal, and a marked change of pace for publisher Square-Enix. The game, while not the most technically advanced piece of graphics technology, is pulled forward by the aesthetic value and art direction, which depicts very effectively the troubled cyberpunk future of the world. Accenting the art is a robust voice talent, from the Clint Eastwood-esque Adam Jensen, to the authentic and entertaining Chinese dialogue of the people of Shanghai. All of this, combined with the sound design and hybrid role-playing first/third person shooter/stealth gameplay makes for a brilliant game, which emphasizes choice in action, and paints a picture of a future on the cusp of revolution so well that fans of the original Deus Ex will not be disappointed, and newcomers to the series will get to see how the world of Deus Ex was prior to the events of the first game. A definite contender for Game of the Year, and a masterful execution of hybrid gameplay if I've seen one yet.