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'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Review Round Up

20 August 2016, 9:16 pm EDT By Vamien McKalin Tech Times
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the newest title in the franchise and one of the most anticipated video games of 2016. The game is out now and critics have been digging in to see if it's worth playing.

For the most part, it would appear as if critics enjoy what Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has brought to the table, but not everyone feels the same way. The general consensus right now is that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a great game with some flaws.

Interested folks should know that this game is a cyberpunk-themed action role-playing stealth video game. The developer behind it is none other than Eidos Montreal, and the publisher is Square Enix, the company behind the popular Final Fantasy franchise.

The game is set two years after Human Resolution, and our lead man, Adam Jensen, is back, but with some nifty new skills set.

The story centers around mechanically augmented humans who have become difficult to control. Several have become violent, but things are not as they seem, which isn't surprising at all.

Hayden Dingman from PC World appears to have enjoyed the game very much, as he gave it a lot of praises, and some negative views as well. However, from his point of view, the positives far outweigh the negatives because he's having fun.

Here's what he had to say: "Usually these sorts of nail-my-hands-to-the-mouse-and-WASD review periods are a slog, sitting at a desk ten or more hours a day trying frantically to beat an embargo. But Deus Ex? I'm having a hell of a good time, and I keep looking up only to realize another hour's gone by while I futzed around with a murder investigation or hacked my fellow officemate's computers."

Arthur Geis from Polygon also enjoyed the game as he gave it an 8.5 out of 10. Great score right there. His hope is that the story will be developed more after the release, because like many, he believes the story, especially the end point, was lacking.

Here's what he had to say: "I'm left hoping that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's developers have an aggressive post-launch plan to continue the game's story beyond its surprising endpoint. It's a mottled cherry dropped on top of a game that otherwise makes for subtly major evolutions of action-RPG spaces, and for a world as interesting as Deus Ex's, it would be a crime to leave it where it stands for another five years."

Unfortunately, Brett Phipps from Trusted Reviews wasn't so kind in his review. He gave the game a 3 stars out of 5. The game just wasn't amazing from his point of view, despite all the ingredients there for a spectacular experience.

Here's what he had to say: "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided could — and should — have been amazing. All the ingredients were there: an intriguing premise, engaging and mature narrative themes, solid gameplay foundations and a beautiful look. However, the rushed plot, nonsensical conclusion, under-developed characters and continued shortcomings in combat mean this is a title which fails to live up to its potential."

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