Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Deus Ex Human Revolution: The Missing Link Review

It feels odd that I haven't written about Deus Ex: Human Revolution yet. The story of unwilling augmentee Adam Jensen and his gravelly voice have been at the forefront of my mind for the last two months. Something about the game really got under my skin, though whether it's the art direction, the story, the incredible soundtrack or the gameplay, I don't know.

Around the time Feral announced their Mac port, I was doing a lot of research into the game, and I was struck by the strength of the identity Eidos Montreal had created around a game that's a prequel to an eleven year old classic, Deus Ex. The trailers for Human Revolution were more incredible than any I have seen for films, though I must admit I haven't been to the cinema in a long time. Here's the main one, which makes the instant comparison between the power biomechanical augmentations give humans, and the Icarus myth.

The other trailer, a "propeganda video" by anti-augmentation protesters, is altogether more disturbing. I've probably watched this one about twenty times, because I love being scared. I guess as a child of the internet, I'm always gratified when I find something that can actually give me the willies.

There will be more on Deus Ex and its beardy hero at a later date, but for now, here's an astonishingly anti-climactic review I wrote of its DLC, The Missing Link.

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