Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Preview @ MTV Multiplayer
Russ Frushtick from MTV Multiplayer offers up a hands-on preview of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. He was able to play the first three hours of the game. I'm normally skeptical when it comes to previews from the mainstream, but he seems sincere in his appreciation for the original Deus Ex.
Spoiler alert for anyone wanting to read the preview. He goes into detail on what happens in the beginning of the game.
Here are a few snippets from the preview:
A TALE OF TWO DEMOS
The number of options really became apparent when I noticed that another member of the press, sitting right next to me, took about half the time I did to get through the demo. It wasn't because I'm terrible...it was because I wanted to take my time, I wanted to try to be strategic with my encounters, to explore every nook, to read every piece of email. If I wanted to run and gun, that option was there (though an easier difficulty level would've been required), but my path took twice the amount of time and I feel like I digested twice as much of the world.
The game is scheduled for five months from now, and there's definitely still work to be done. Apparently I was working off a build that was three months old, and the controls (which did feel a bit swimmy and loose in my playthrough) have been tightened. There's also been another lighting pass which should hopefully clean up some of the starker-looking character models. But, all things considered, these are relatively minor issues compared to the core. The core, I'm happy to say, is "Deus Ex" to a T.
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