Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been a long time coming. For a sequel to what was considered to be such a seminal game back in 2000, an eleven year wait is a bit too long.
I’ll be honest and say that Deus Ex wasn’t on my games radar. I played a bit of the last one back in the day, but it didn’t do a lot for me, which is weird ‘cos I was right into the whole conspiracy thing back then.
The European Gamescom 2011 expo is currently underway in Cologne, Germany.
The expo is a great opportunity for publishers to show off their tent-pole games that are being released in time for Christmas. I’m going to be adding trailers, videos and comments over the weekend as I come across them. I’m starting off with the incredible Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception demo and the trailer to Ezio Auditore’s final outing in Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
When writing game reviews there are things that you want to say that you just can’t.
As informal as a review is, some restraint is required, else it become simply a rant. That’s the origin of Vic B’Stard’s State of Play. Whilst Vic B’Stard (or more often VicBStard) has been my online handle for donkey’s years, my alter-ego was first given a voice on the Game Console pages of www.techday.com (where I now write the daily gaming news).
It’s a brave publisher that chooses to release their game up against the calibur of titles that’ll be turning up in stores over the coming months. It’s an even braver publisher that chooses to lead the charge.
The publisher is Square Enix and the game is Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It’s out on 25th August for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, and it shoulds be first on your list of games to buy over the next few months.
Don’t take my word for it though, UK magazine PC Gamer has just awarded the game with a 94% review score, as has sister magazine Games Master. The UK Official Xbox 360 Magazine has given it fantastic 10/10 and the UK Official Playstation 3 Magazine a very reasonable 8/10.