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Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director's Cut - Preview @ GamrReview

by Couchpotato, 2013-10-19 00:58:47

GamrReview has a new preview of the soon to be released Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director's Cut calling it a game for fans.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a well received game both critically and at retail when it released back in August 2011. Despite its apparent success, the game’s fan base was very vocal about some perceived shortcomings. The developers at Eidos Montreal took these criticisms to heart and incorporated many of them into the new Director’s Cut release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Originally announced just for the Wii U, the Director’s Cut was subsequently announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 because of fan demand. During New York Comic-Con I sat through a developer walkthrough and got some hands on time to test out some of the new control features. One complaint from the original release is that the HUD was too crowded. The dev team has addressed this complaint by moving many of the displays to a second screen.

Other special features are common to all versions of the game. One of the extras included is developer commentary, which can be toggled on or off during gameplay. At special points in the game a small video square appears in the corner of the screen within which members of the dev team will provide insight into the design process. Another new addition is a digital strategy guide, accessible from the in-game menu. The last special feature is a making of video that goes in depth about the development process and lasts over 45 minutes. As has become standard with re-releases, all of the DLC from the original game is included.

Graphical improvements abound in this new edition of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The original game was a looker in its own right but this new edition marks a noticeable step up. In particular, the developer representative pointed out updates to the lighting and particle effects.

All in all, the developers claim that there are simply too many additions to release the title as mere DLC for the original game. Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut releases on October 22, 2013 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.

Information about

Deus Ex HR: Director's Cut

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released