I Never Finished…Deus Ex: Human Revolution…Because

Deus Ex Human Revolution

So at this point in my gaming history we are basically at my, “screw it” phase. This meant that I would play whatever the hell I wanted and if I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t force myself to play it like I had done in the past. I would just stop playing it because I wanted to play games that I actually liked and not fell forced to finish a game. Anyway, this all kicked off with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It didn’t start like that though and I thought I would genuinely like this game. Turned out I never finished it though so keep reading to find out why.

In Deus Ex: Human Revolution, you play as Adam Jensen. Adam is an ex SWAT team member and now works a humble job of being head of security at Sarif Industries. Too bad all of that goes to hell within the first fifteen minutes of the game as a terrorist attack on the place leaves him barely alive and his girlfriend Megan dead. After that Adam will be genetically modified in order to save his life and will then go around trying to take down the guys that attacked Sarif Industries and maybe uncover something not so great about Sarif Industries.

I played this game for two reasons. One because it was free thanks to PS+ and second because it was an RPG. I loved, and still do, RPG’s at that time and was totally into them. I was ready to immerse myself into this game and spend 100’s of hours exploring the area that was given to me. Problem was that it was a First Person Shooter RPG and those I do not like. I don’t know why but I don’t feel as immersed in an RPG if it’s also a FPS. That’s just me though. It also the reason why I never finished this game. I just couldn’t get into it and believe me I tried. I got to the first major boss battle, did a bunch of side missions and just couldn’t get into the game so I stopped and went on to play something else. Don’t get me wrong though, I was really liking this game and was prepared to play over and over again to get the platinum trophy, but I just couldn’t get over that this game was an FPS RPG. It just wasn’t my type of game and I really hate that because I thought the story was solid and was liking the whole thing.

There area 50 trophies for this game, 60 if you count the 10 from the added on DLC, and I was able to get 19 of them. Not bad really considering that I played for a short amount of time, did one main mission and the rest were all side missions. So of course I’m missing your standard trophies for finishing the game on all the difficulties, finishing side quests, choosing different options in side quests, boss battles, and all that good stuff. Nothing really that couldn’t be done and of course I missed the ending that had everyone talking, and not in a good way.

Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.

Playing this game again isn’t a real priority for me. I know I should give it a chance and actually play through the game and see how it goes, but the whole FPS RPG thing really gets to me and I just can’t play like that. Separately, I like FPS games and I love RPG games so this should work, but it just doesn’t. I can’t get over that so I don’t think I’ll be playing this game again.

Now it’s your turn. Love this game? Hate this game? Want to rage about an ending that I’ve never even seen even though it’s been thrown down into the bucket of bad endings like Mass Effect 3? Let me know down in the comments section below. As for next week, a game that I thought I would be playing until I finished it, but could never really understand the concept of it or what was going on. That game that I’m talking about is flOw. So next week, I’ll let you know why I never finished it.

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2 Comments

  1. Yeah good point. A few years back I just played whatever the hell I wanted and my backlog paid for it lol

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