Deus Ex: The Fall
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Deus Ex: The Fall is set in 2027– a golden era for science, technology and human augmentation, but also a time of great social divide and global conspiracy. Powerful corporations have seized control from governments and command the drug supply needed by augmented humans to survive. In this chaos Ben Saxon, a former British SAS Mercenary who underwent physical augmentation, is desperate for the truth behind the drug conspiracy. Betrayed by his private military employers, the Tyrants, not only is his own life at risk but for all augmented humans, time is running out…
Developed in collaboration with the original DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION® team at Eidos-Montréal and N-Fusion; Deus Ex: The Fall includes full Steam Achievements, Mouse & Keyboard control configurations, and Control Pad support.
- The original DEUS EX: THE FALL experience – action, stealth, hacking, and social gameplay. A prequel story to Deus Ex: Human Revolution that builds on the DEUS EX universe. Fight for survival in a global conspiracy.
STORY DRIVEN ACTION-RPG:
The search for the truth spans from mafia hideouts in Moscow to the slums of Panama
Every action has a consequence
Hours of gameplay with multiple ways to play
THE DEUS EX EXPERIENCE:
Play the way you want- high-impact action or stealth
Original, immersive storyline
Numerous side quests
Fully explorable environments
Social and hacking skills
High impact action and combat
Unique visual design
PC STEAMWORKS OPTIMIZATIONS:
Full Mouse & Keyboard control scheme
Microsoft Controller support
28 Steam achievements
Steam Trading Cards and Badges
Adjusted Artificial Intelligence
Revised game tutorial
Removal of auto-target options
Revised aiming reticule
Removal of in-game purchase options, with rebalanced game economy
Revised cover options - now matches Deus Ex: Human Revolution (HOLD or Toggle)
Resolution, Anti-Aliaising and Vertical Sync options
I can only assume these are marks out of 10,000effinnelle | July 14, 2014 | See all effinnelle's reviews »
Because even then they would be generous. I love Deus Ex, and DX Human Revolution, I was surprised I hadn't seen this announced but I thought "I don't need a review to tell me this is good" and bought it on release,
It is worse than awful. I refuse to waste my time writing any more about it other than to say they couldn't even spell 'fail' correctly in the title. I'd want at least £10 to re-install it. Be warned.
Nice but...Cavalieroscuro | April 1, 2014 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
be aware that is only a "first" episode, and actually we don't know if a second one is planned. The gameplay is pretty much the same from Human Revolution, but the campaign is only four hours long.
It's a good way to come back into the Deus Ex universe, so if you liked the other games, try this one too.
Consider the objectivelikwitsnake | March 31, 2014 | See all likwitsnake's reviews »
If you relinquish any previous emotional ties to the other games in the Deus Ex series and couple this with the knowledge that the particular addition was originally an iOS game then Deus Ex: The Fall can be a very satisfying experience.
Deus Ex: The Fall has a story that begins with a constant source of information being presented to you about the characters and the world they live in. Betrayal, espionage and many common stables of stealth games appear in the futuristic setting that makes the Deus Ex series so great.
With The Fall, this story is coupled with a very simplistic, but rewarding gameplay where you can easily decide to blast through your enemies with a variety of guns or take a more humane approach and merely put your enemies to rest.
The biggest strength of Deus Ex: The Fall is just how quickly one can start playing and enjoying the game, without any bloated or unnecessary fillers along the way.
The game is short and a bit unpolished, but ultimately an enjoyable experience all things considered.
A New Chapter of Human RevolutionCrimsonWizard | March 21, 2014 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
Deus Ex: The Fall was originally a mobile exclusive game set around the time of the recent Deus Ex: Human Revolution game, but also ties in a few references to the original Deus Ex as well. With the PC release, Eidos have adjusted the controls and some game balance and overall, I say it works.
The best way to describe this game is like a DLC episode that was developed on some inferior hardware. I don't mean this as an insult however, it's more to tell you to curb your expectations a little since the game sadly isn't quite up to the quality or length of Human Revolution. The controls aren't quite as refined, some of the supporting NPCs don't look as good as our hero Ben graphically, and most of the game takes place in one town. That said, if this was about the experience people got on the iPad, I'm rather impressed. Most companies tend to release rather cheap games on the mobile market due to the hyper competitive prices, but The Fall actually does like to a degree like Human Revolution. You have Praxis Points you can earn to upgrade yourself, you can be as non-lethal or deadly as you want, there are alternate routes and strategies you can take, and of course there's conspiracies abound.
Honestly, if they had taken a little extra time to refine some of the graphics and controls, I'd call this a good first episode in a DLC series. Which sadly is also the game's biggest fault. I don't mind so much that the game was only about 7 hours long if you included meticulous exploration, but I wonder if we're going to get some continuation of this story. We end on a bit of cliffhanger as if they planned on a Part 2, but I haven't heard anything about that.
Alright though, overall, The Fall is okay. If you're a big Deus Ex fan, or just wanted an excuse to get the original Deus Ex (which is being given out for free with The Fall as of this review), then I say give it a try if you have some bucks to spend. It's not perfect, but you know, it is a nice new little taste of Deus Ex while we wait for the next full sized game in the series. The stealth works well for the most part, you get a nice array of weapons and gadgets, and Ben is a likeable hero as you play through the game. So give it a go if you're hungry for more Deus Ex.
Deus Ex (Mobile) MachinaDumas | March 18, 2014 | See all Dumas's reviews »
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a worthy prequel to the first Deus EX. Game mechanics, deep story and art style created great gaming experience. It should not come as surprise that Square Enix wished explore the setting a bit more.
What we get here is a more of the same. Mechanics, art style and even augmentations are the same. Think of the game as a standalone DLC with new hero and new story to tell. As this is a port from mobile devices, in some areas you will fill limitations of them, but the overall experience is solid.
This instalment is much shorter than Human Revolution but it looks like it will not be the last word of developers in this setting.