Reviews by donhonk

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A decidely solid followup to the greatest game of all time.

donhonk | April 25, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

As someone that will defend the original Deus Ex, jagged edges and all I couldn't help but be somewhat disappointed by the latest entry in the cyberpunk series. Its not even entirely the games fault. The original was just so ambitious and so revolutionary that the game stopped being a game and started being a legendary experiment in player choice.

So its hard to live up to an icon, and Human Revolution does an intermittently good job of it. Streamlined RPG elements and stealth abound, yet lacking the free flowing environments and tons of choices that made the original such an innovator. Yet when it does hit those heights its almost as satisfying. So even though it doesn't succeed in beating the original, it still warms my heart to see a game try to have a modicum of intellectual design.