Awesome trailers lie to me
Written by Non-Augmented Philip
From the moment I first saw the cinematic trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution I was in love. I’m actually still severely dehydrated from all the saliva lost. I couldn’t wait for this game to come out that seemed like an epic mixture of being Bourne and Terminator. The game finally arrived. Reviews were pouring in. 10, 9.7, 9.5. The critics agreed. 50 positive reviews on Metacritic, and not a single “Mixed” or “Poor” one to be found. It was awesome. I got the game. I played it. I was… disappointed?!
Controls – The initial controls are confusing, but no worries you can just switch them around right? Well that would help, but there are about 80 different functions, and none of them are intuitive. It’s so confusing that they even had to double up on buttons, like tapping circle knocks a guard unconscious but PRESSING circle kills him. A pretty big difference if you sit on the button too long. I found myself hours into the game having to pause and look which button did what. Not to mention the different pause menus, (the start button sends you to one, the select button sends you to another, and then there are different menus within those menus). So good luck with that.
7.8 Largely due to creative differences, where my ideas are better than what they made
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Watch this, and you'll realize how I got duped.