I’m sure you remember getting Deus Ex: Human Revolution, saying “I’m going to play this without killing anybody”, then playing the game and realizing that all of your points that have been poured into stealth and hacking were useless as soon as you got to the first boss fight.
Which expected you to use shotguns and hand grenades against a big bad. Until you killed him.
I put the game down after that.
Never picked it back up.
I *DID* buy the director’s cut, when it was on one of its 75% off Steam Sales… but, still, never even made it so far as to the first real combat area because… well, I didn’t want to do the boss fight again.
I mean, here’s how bad it was: The company *APOLOGIZED*.
For what it’s worth, I absolutely *LOVED* the game up until the point where I found myself asking “WHAT THE HECK” as I ran around the boss room yelling “whoop whoop whoop” tossing grenades behind me.
Such a pity.
Which brings me to how it seems that the guys who did Human Revolution will soon be coming out with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Being a fool, I will probably get this.
Though I will probably wait a week or so. I will wait juuuuust long enough to hear if the first boss fight has been messed up. If it has… well, forget it. I have enough games that have frustrated me.
If it hasn’t… oh, man. I hope it hasn’t. I hope I hope I hope I hope it hasn’t.
So… what are you playing?
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