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Old 05-11-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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PC Gamer gives DE:HR a score of 94 and an editor's choice award

Update (July 29th, 2011): PC Gamer gives DE:HR a score of 94 and an editor's choice award.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/07/29/de...d-in-pc-gamer/
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PC Gamer has just posted some articles based on their initial impressions of the game.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution hands on – the first ten hours
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/11/de...rst-ten-hours/

PC Gamer UK Podcast 54 – Deus Ex: Human Revolution impressions special
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/11/pc...sions-special/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution diary – The Psychopath
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/11/de...he-psychopath/

How Deus Ex: Human Revolution feels on PC
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/06/ho...n-feels-on-pc/

PC gamer has recently posted several more articles...

Deus Ex: Human Revolution diary – The Hacker
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/12/de...93-the-hacker/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution diary – The Thinker
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/13/de...3-the-thinker/

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Old 05-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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The first 10 hours...

That's good news, at least it has some length to it (relative to new games).
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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From the first link

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I’ve played Deus Ex: Human Revolution for about 40 hours now, so I don’t think it’s too soon to say this: it’s incredible.
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You can sneak past your enemies, distract them, stun them, subvert the environment and find new routes through the level.

The difference is that each option is slicker. The cover system lets you see enemies without them seeing you, by pulling back to third person. It’s an unfair advantage, but it means stealth is a viable option without having to make the enemies laughably short sighted.
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hacking is properly developed this time: a tense minigame that varies in pace and structure from hack to hack.
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The character progression is certainly better: it might not have the original’s skills, but the mechanical augs you can upgrade yourself force much tougher choices. You earn Praxis points to spend on them quite slowly, so buying a new aug for 2 points is an agonisingly big decision.
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the biggest surprise there is the richness of this world.
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. Every time the three of us talk about the game, we each discover places we haven’t been to yet, clues we’re yet to find, or the full story to something we assumed was just an irrelevant detail.
Sounds promising.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
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Nice find. +REP
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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"I’ve played Deus Ex: Human Revolution for about 40 hours now, so I don’t think it’s too soon to say this: it’s incredible. Four of us here in the office have had access to the first ten hours of the game for a few weeks – I’m on my fifth time through – and today we’re finally allowed to tell you what we think of it."

Previous quote very misleading, the have play only 10 hours of the game (same part) 4 times. That does not mean that the game is 40 hours long!
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:03 PM   #6
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All the previews are resoundingly positive.... but that's usually the case for previews. I am still undecided on pre-ordering - Eidos has taken very bold steps away from the original franchise which has caused me to doubt the quality of Human Revolution.

IDK... perhaps a demo will help me change my mind. Otherwise, I'm going to buy a mod-friendly game like RAGE, or a bunch of indie games.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:25 PM   #7
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Two more quotes:

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Instead, he busts out his tranquiliser rifle, replete with newly attached mod. The game’s set in 2027, and the mod is suitably futuristic: Jon brings up his rifle’s scope over a patrolling guard, and a small red reticule appears next to the centre crosshair, showing him where to aim to hit his walking target. However useful it is, the mod doesn’t take the shot for you, and with the rifle’s vague sway and the grunt’s head-to-toe armour, it’s a few wayward darts before the sniper slumps to the ground.
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Unconscious enemies can’t always be counted out of the fight – Jon explains that a guard who comes across a slumped friend will revive him before sounding the alarm – but tranquilised bodies can be dragged out of sight to reduce detection chances.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #8
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"It’s incredible - Deus Ex Human Revolution
Hands on with the first ten hours. We’re amazed"

and sold...
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:43 PM   #9
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Here's a nice write-up on Rock, Paper, Shotgun:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...ing-deus-ex-3/
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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Then again, the problem with my only having played the first ten hours of the game is obviously that I don’t know precisely how many of my choices will twist things up further down the line.
I'm not too worried about "Big RPG"-style plot points etc. DX didn't have many times where actions had consequences beyond the same basic location in the game, and that was OK, because it handled it all in terms of fun "Oh hey, I remember that" bits with changed dialog or text.

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That’s what this felt like. Except with everybody, everywhere talking about human augmentation and with less rats and pantomime accents.
Oh god, the horrible DX1 accents... I'd be shocked if they hadn't fixed that.

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[Cutscenes] crop up during pivotal plot moments to make sure Jensen does the “right” thing, like eavesdropping on a conversation, leaping away from an explosion or walking into a room and going straight up to the person of interest.
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As I found out after four deaths (mine), two concussion grenades, four stun gun zaps, eight potent tranquilizer darts, three point-blank blasts from a Pulse Energy gun and a final, desperate EMP grenade, you can’t incapacitate said boss, Metal Gear Solid style. You have to kill him. Or rather, you have to injure him enough so that the game can take over [...] in a pre-rendered cutscene. Which struck me as a pretty miserable ending to everything up to that point.
Sounds like the big weakness is going to be "cinematic" moments which you don't know are there. But hey, at least there's no quicktime events! (Right?)

Darn.

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Old 05-12-2011, 03:51 AM   #11
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I am seriously looking forward to this game. Now that ME3 has been pushed back till after Christmas, I can buy this game.

But I'm torn. I really, really want to take advantage of the graphics of this game and therefore am tempted to buy it for my PC.

On the other hand, I think my brother and his friends would really enjoy this game and, with the exclusion of one of them, their only means of gaming is their Xbox's. I really want to share such a game with them but damn those screenshots look awesome.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:41 PM   #12
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PC gamer has recently posted several more articles...

Deus Ex: Human Revolution diary – The Hacker
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/12/de...93-the-hacker/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution diary – The Thinker
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/05/13/de...3-the-thinker/
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:03 PM   #13
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I dig these treasure hunter type of games where if you look you shall find.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:17 AM   #14
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:42 AM   #15
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You may also enjoy this video demonstrating the hacking system in DE:HR. I posted this link in another thread a while ago but that thread was immediately buried.

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/an...13589?type=flv
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