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An outstanding game with seemingly endless possibilities,
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This review is from: Deus Ex Human Revolution - Playstation 3 (Video Game)I'm not big on FPS games. In fact, Morrowind, Oblivion and the newer Fallout games are about as close as I normally get to FPS. I couldn't resist this game, however. Being from Detroit kinda influenced that; I wanted to see how much of my hometown they incorporated. I have to say, some things are familiar (including bums digging in the trash cans!) They really encouraged exploration here, with shops and hidden passageways scattered about. The streets of Detroit are more accurate than I expected, and they also included some nice landmarks.
At any rate, I'm pretty much blown away by this game. I really dig the story! The game play is remarkably fluid, and I really love the graphics and the music. The voice acting, for the most part, is top notch. One thing that really draws me in is that combat isn't exactly forced on you. Sometimes it's easier to simply take out the thugs. Other times, moving a box and exposing a vent shaft will take you around them. When it does come to combat, it seems pretty well done. I'm terrible at FPS type games, but I seem to hold my own here (I am playing on "Tell Me A Story..." I admit, I'm lame in that sense!) Ultimately, this feels like a role playing game with a FPS twist. You're not going to get a lot of sandboxing here like you would in Fallout or Oblivion, as the world you're in feels a bit smaller. Don't get me wrong, there is some exploring to be done but not as much as the other titles mentioned.
The level-up system is also nice, and leaves a lot of room for customization. It seems like you really can't go wrong with whatever build you take. It also allows you to focus more on stealth, or combat too, if you so desire. Experience is given by completion of quest, as well as for kills and take-downs. Yes, you have plenty of quests available! Once you complete the first mission (after the introductory mission,) you'll be given several side quests, as well as "main quests" that push the story forward.
Another really nice feature: I've noticed no bugs! Granted, I try to get from point A to point B asap, and haven't seen everything I could. Over all, I highly recommend this title!