Adam Jensen is back as the protagonist for another Deus Ex title and I got to say. Even though he never asked for this I am loving it! Deus Ex: Mankind Divided takes place two years after the events of the first game where Adam fell into the water and was rescued. Now working alongside others to stop terrorist attacks is where we find him now.
But the world has changed and people don’t trust augmented people anymore and it’s become a dark and gritty reality for a lot of people in the world.
Now one of the most amazing things I love about the game is its attention to detail. Just like the original Deus Ex title they spared no expense in flawless cut-scenes and beautiful scenery from sunset to the areas you are fighting in. The word breathtaking comes to mind in its design and the game I can assure you was worth waiting for.
The music of the game is equally impressive setting the scene for locations around the world and events that go on giving extra depth to the emotional attachment you get with the game. So you really feel like you are a part of the game.
One of the more interesting aspects of the game though is the new way of using your augmentations to get around being able to break through walls and vault over them and the new almost detective vision-like feel they have added. Although let’s face it Eidos helped make this title and they did handle a lot of Batman work in Arkham Asylum so that is to be expected.
Another thing that this game can do that its predecessor failed is the pacifist approach to handling things. In the previous title, you could use non-lethal weapons but ultimately you need to kill to get by. In this title, you can be a complete pacifist about the entire thing and never have to kill anyone.
The game, however, does have some issues but only in issues, you’d expect from any titles really like rag-doll PhysX which really isn’t that big of a deal. Another thing is the tutorials, in the beginning, help you to understand the layout of places but at the same time they can be a bit tedious but nothing really hard to understand.
Ultimately the game delivers on what we were expecting and what we were hoping for its everything it promised it would be and I love it.
It is worth picking up, and if you have the money my team and I all recommend it over games like No Man’s Sky because it’s simply better.
Now if you excuse me I got to lose touch with the world for a few more hours and expect some videos of the series when we get the Xbox hooked up again as we are moving the office.
TLDR; The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is f–king amazing and you should get it if you like shooters, technology, and a deep story.
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