It took me four years to finish ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution.’ The reason is simple: I kept getting stuck. I’d play for a while, love it, get stuck on a difficult part, set it aside for a few months, then start the cycle all over again. It meant that, by the time I finished the game, I couldn’t remember any of the story. Means another playthrough is in my future.
Or I could just play the new one, ‘Mankind Divided.’ Decisions, decisions.
Before I start either game, I figured I should play the only mission DLC they released for ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution.’ It’s called ‘The Missing Link,’ and it’s intended to reveal what happened to Jensen, your character, during a three-day period when he disappeared during the main game.
Sadly, I have no idea where this new stuff fits in.
Anyway, ‘The Missing Link’ starts with Jensen in a chair being punched repeatedly by some dude. After escaping, Jensen does his usual sneaking around thing, though now it’s without his augments. With a bit of help from a mystery contact, Jensen gets his gear back and a few Praxis kits, so you can upgrade Jensen. Then it’s back to sneaking, hacking, and killing, first on a boat, then some kind of base staffed by the usual bullet-sponges.
I love this game’s style, and I really hope ‘Mankind Divided’ follows the same aesthetic (I’ve been ignoring the trailers and what-not). And I could certainly use more of these cyberpunk sci-fi games in my life. CD Projekt is working on one called ‘Cyberpunk 2077,’ but there’s no release date. I guess ‘Deus Ex’ is going to have to fill that void for now. Which isn’t a bad thing.
I’ll be back next week for #BacklogSunday, 7pm-ish on Twitter.