Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday July 18, 2016

What It’s Like To Play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The sequel to Human Revolution looks like it’s got the same gameplay that made the original great, but the graphics seem to have taken a significant hit. Some of it still looks impressive, but other portions (like the 3rd-person convo) look very last gen. The game will be released on August 23, 2016.

In Deus Ex: Human Revolutionآ…Stealth was always the better option. Not so in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Don't get me wrong, Call of Duty it is not, but there's a finer balance to the combat this time, one that, should you want to, lets you go in all guns blazing. Not that I had much choice in my black market ID encounter. Quickly, I armed myself with an assault rifle, taking out the gang leader before hunkering down behind a bullet-riddled car. The gunfire had set off its alarm, and a police drone was rapidly approaching along with several heavily armed officers. I dashed to the doorway of the courtyard, wrestling with the slightly awkward cover system that pulls you from a first-person to third-person viewpoint, and asks you to aim a pointer at where you'd like to go, rather than let you run around freely. The precision is welcome, but it doesn't always come naturally.