Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the next installment in the Deus Ex franchise and this time it takes us to the beautiful, detailed city of Prague, where you investigate the Illuminati. Immersive as ever, and with new augmentations to compliment whatever playstyle you prefer, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an amazing RPG shooter that provides you with many options for every mission.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the next installment in the Deus Ex franchise, and this time our favorite cyborg, Adam Jensen, takes on the Illuminati.
Two years after the Aug Event, which made augmented people go insane, killing everyone around them, resulting in the death of millions, Mankind Divided takes place. Set in Prague, the only major city hub in Mankind Divided, you get to see how augmented people have to live now that they're hated by everyone around them. The game's story sounds interesting on paper, but it fails to deliver with its execution. The writing is inconsistent, most of the characters you meet seem boring, and you end up forgetting that they ever existed in the next hour, and most importantly, you don't get any final message from the story, except the fact that you shouldn't judge augmented people. Even though the story fails to captivate you, the world will. The level design in this game is absolutely amazing, as you're given multiple angles of approach to every mission, every room and every enemy. Prague is also full of details, as the game's only major hub, it's quite obvious how much work went into making at as lively and detailed as possible. New augmentations have also been introduced, such as the Remote Hacking tool, which makes life a lot easier for stealth fans, or the Icarus Dash that lets you teleport all around the place. This time, Eidos Montreal learned from their past mistakes (Human Revolution) and made boss fights much more interactive, meaning that you can take them on in your way, without having to outright murder them to get past them.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delivers immense immersion in a lively, detailed world, and even though the main story fails to impress, the overall game is a well-crafted RPG shooter that will without a doubt provide you with many hours of satisfying shooting and sneaking!
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a first-person shooter RPG that lets you approach your objectives in any way you want to. Hack doors to get them open, knock out or kill the guard with the key, or crawl through some vents and get in without even using the door. Your options are varied, and the game takes pride in that. You play as Adam Jensen, the almost perfect cyborg, who's trying to tackle a global conspiracy concerning high-tech prosthetics that are replacing body parts everywhere. You also have some high-tech prosthetics that give you some amazing abilities to unlock, and each of these abilities has a use. Being able to hack more efficiently, persuade people into giving you useful information, or unlocking a move that lets you take down two bad guys at once, the augmentations really enhance the experience of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The levels in this game are beautiful and linear, but the provide you with options as to how you want to approach them. Shooting everyone is the easiest and most effective way to deal with things, which is a bit disappointing, but you're not forced to use that approach. The guns feel like guns, as they all feel powerful, even the non-lethal ones. The strange thing is, even though you have so many options in the game to resolve conflict, the boss fights are horrendous. They are badly done, and you can't avoid them, which makes them even more infuriating, as you have to kill them, which is a problem for people wanting a playthrough without killing anyone.
Other than that, the game doesn't have many problems that will hinder your enjoyment with the game. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a brilliant RPG shooter that gives you the ability to do things your way, which is something that many games don't offer!