Adam Jensen was hand-picked to safeguard the secrets of America's top biotech firm. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists he was hired to protect, using a security plan he developed, he is thrust into a conspiracy shrouding mankind's future evolution.
It's a good game, for sure. But not as a DX game. It's much more a Splinter Cell-like than a DX-like, with all that console gaming infiltration and those very boring console mini-games in which you just spend half of your time.
Some essential points that do not correspond to what I'm waiting from a DX game follow:
The choices you (should) make are always pointed out by -ridiculous, as I'll explain- xp rewards. Never kill an enemy, knocking him out will provide better rewards. Use vents, as they always give you xp. Talk this way with this character, it will provide you more xp. Where are the choices that should be a part of DX games? F*ck that nonsense rewards system.
When you encounter an enemy, the very best infiltration approach would be to just avoid it, sneaking in the dark, right? Sorry, but it gives you 0 xp, so it's the worst. Ridiculous.
When you have to use a computer, unlock a door, etc, the best approach would be to find the code for it, right? Of course not, it gives you 0 xp, it's the worst approach, you should hack everything. Ridiculous. Once more, f*ck that nonsense rewards system.
Augmentations. Most of them are either always active or automatically activated. Ok, the game is more approachable, probably, but a big part the augs principle interest is dead now.
And you just start with the very better augs in the game, the health regeneration (oh yeah, modern gaming) and the radar. Come on...
That radar... It's what your gameplay is based on in the whole game. Always. And it's ridiculous. You always know exactly where your enemies are and what they're doing. They just can't hide. On the other hand, you are always hiding yourself. How credible is that?
Also, bosses are too easy, endings are disappointing, characters are not interesting and I won't keep many of the game locations in mind. I just finished it and can just think about one or two special places.
Ok, as I said, it's not a bad game, far from that. But it's miles away from DX1 greatness.
Highest Rated (9 agree) 10/10
I... can't... stop... PLAYING... IT.... JESUS! I've spent 18 hours within 24 hours PLAYING THIS DAMN THING! I've never been this addicted to a single game before, it's just too good to fucking leave or take a break from. The atmosphere, story, voice acting, graphics (minus some crappy facial animations at times, like some woman sounding as if she's really sad but her face looking like she's fucking happy), soundtrack, gameplay are ALL FUCKING BRILLIANT! This is much better than the first game IMO…
Aug 27 2011 by Benjin