Adam Jensen, the story's protagonist.
The game starts out in the shoes of Adam Jensen, the head of security for the worlds largest leader in human augmentation. It soon become clear that not everyone is all for changing the way the human body was made naturally. These radical extremists like to call themselves "Purists." It becomes soon becomes very clear that this group will do anything to stop the augmentation company, when a terrorist attack occurs inside the company HQ. You are gravely injured from one of the terrorists in this attack, and after a very long recovery process, you awake to find yourself fully augmented. Almost every piece of your body is now cybernetic, and you decide how you want to react to this. I wont spoil anymore of the story for you, you'll have to get the game for yourself to find out the rest.
Here's a clip of the beginning moments of the game for those of you who are still on the fence about it.
Gameplay in this game reminds me of.... well nothing. There really isn't any game that i could compare this too. It's like Fallout 3, Borderlands, Mass Effect, and Metal Gear Solid all rolled into one delicious gameplay burrito. There are multiple ways to complete every single mission, and each has its own rewards and challenges. For example, lets say you need to get into the police station. You can talk to the guy at the door and try to persuade him, you can choose to go into the public bathroom and open up a ventilation duct to navigate through the building, you can climb an adjacent building and jump onto the roof of the station, or you could walk in like a total badass and mow everyone down with your assault rifle. The choice is all yours.
The graphics in this game are pretty top notch, everything has a crisp, almost cell-shaded look to it, but the true thing that got me hooked on the graphics is the level of detail they put into EVERYTHING. There are barely any very low res textures in the game. Almost every single item in the game you can pick up and look at intently. The art style is also absolutely fantastic, it really make me feel like there is actually culture to the people in this cyberpunk world. The only thing that bothers me are the slight studders in between areas. This may or may not happen on console, but i'm playing it on PC and sometimes it can get pretty annoying. One more things is that sometimes the npc's body movements wont match their actions. This isn't too bad of a problem but when it does happen it just sorta throws you out of the realism.
This game is no call of duty, that run and gun crap wont work here. Better stick to some cover, and pray to the gods that the bullets miss your cybernetic dome.
Sound is one of the other things that make this game amazing. The music is absolutely superb, and really gets you into the moment. All of the other small sounds are recreated perfectly, such as the actual loudness of a gun. If you pop off a round in an apartment building, it may well scare you in your chair, and it definitely is going to freak the hell out of all the civilian npcs.
All in all, this has got to be one of the greatest games to come out in a while, and i'm gonna be a little bit dissapointed if it doesn't get game of the year. If you would like to buy it you can do so here: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Gameplay : 10
Value: 11 (that's right i cranked it up a notch. It's worth the money, trust me.)
Well there you have it, tune in in a few days to my review of one of the worlds biggest online FPS's! Will it be Caw a doody? Battlefield? Halo? You'll just have to follow my blog to find out :)