For no other particular reason than to celebrate Gamescom 2015, BandaiNamco has released some rather spiffy hi-res images from its next game in the Deus Ex series, Mankind Divided – and they look bloody marvellous!
Click on each image to see if full size.
I’m not sure what the symbolism is with the upside down tree and the cube but there’s some grafitti on it that reads: “A wrench is a tool, not a human being”. I’m really not sure what that means but it’s clearly a reference to some sort of oppression, maybe? Adam Jensen look more gaunt than usual. Perhaps the stress of what he’s been doing is finally getting to him and he’s not eating properly. Or getting enough sleep. Or drinking enough water. Or maybe he’s just thinner.
Anyway, the game is out on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation early next year sometime. In the meantime, drool over these. Don’t forget to wipe your chin when you’re done.
Deus Ex Human Revolution was a game that I loved, apart from the boss fights, that is.
The boss fights were completely out of character compared with the rest of the game, and we all know why: The boss battles were outsourced to another developer.
Now, SquareEnix, DXHR’s publisher, is making amends with the Director’s Cut edition, which promises to offer better graphics, includes the enjoyable Missing Link DLC (which makes more sense being incorporated into the main game rather than making you play it once you’d finished the story) and improved boss battles which let you complete them the way you want, rather than be forced to face off against other augmented characters front on. If you want to hack your way through it, you can. If you want to take them out all-guns blazing, you can, it seems.
You can find more information about The DIrector’s Cut here but nicely, SquiareEnix has a number of ways you can buy the new game: if you don’t own Human Revolution at all, it’ll cost you £12.99/€19.99/$US19.99; if you own the game but no DLC it’ll set you back £6.99/€7.99/$9.99; if you own the game and the Missing Link DLC it’ll cost you £3.49/€3.99/$4.99. Seems pretty good value, actually, although I’m not sure how much that is in New Zealand dollars (less than $10 perhaps if you own the game and Missing Link DLC?)
I’ve already got the game on Steam (PC) and Xbox 360 so think I’ll “augment” my Steam version and have another crack.