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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

by phnk

posted May 3, 2011 @ 10:57PM
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Adam Jansen didn’t ask for this: After a terrorist attack destroys most of his body, Adam is refitted with machine parts, giving him abilities far beyond that of a normal human being. Unfortunately for him, he’s now caught in a web of corporate espionage and conspiracy that may unravel humanity as we know it. Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the third entry in the acclaimed Deus Ex series soon available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, follows Adam Jensen before, during and after his cybernetic enhancements as he seeks to uncover the truth behind these conspiracies. Despite being the third game in the series, playing the previous two is not required; while there are nods to past games in the series for fans, Adam’s story remains interdependent and can be enjoyed by newcomers.

Due to his cybernetic enhancements, players can upgrade, or augment, Adam Jensen in a variety of ways. One player may opt for a stealthy approach, augmenting Adam to become invisible and detect the locations and movement of his enemies, while another player may focus on combat, augmenting Adam to have increased aim and damage protection.

The way you upgrade Adam carries over to how you approach each combat situation. An Adam who is stealthy will  prefer to sneak through the venting system taking out enemies one by one, while a combat focused Adam will want to attack enemies head on using the game’s cover system. Due to the multiple ways to approach each combat situation, a variety of methods can be used to achieve your results.

Outside of combat, Deus Ex uses a branching dialogue tree system, similar to games such as Mass Effect, giving each conversation multiple outcomes. This furthers the great amount of replayability this first-person shooter / role-playing game hybrid offers.

Scheduled for release on August 23rd, 2011, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is for players who are looking for a little more strategy to their first-person shooter. The role-playing game elements and multiple outcomes of each combat situation provide a game you’re sure to play again and again. Adam Jensen didn’t ask for this, but you’d be making a mistake to not ask for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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