Deux Ex: Mankind Divided (PC|PS4|XB1)
  • I'll be getting this for sure. Not sure when I'll actually get around to playing it though. Got a bit of a backlog building up.
  • I played through Human Revolution twice and it was one of my favourite games of that year.

    I purchased and pre-loaded Mankind Divided last night but because of the time zones, I wasn't able to play it. I can't wait to play it when I get home tonight!
  • My favourite things about Human Revolution was the ambience from the lighting (how they sculpted things with the fluorescents) and general dream like glow of the technology. The electronic background music made me feel even more badass and generally I just love sci-fi like that to tickle my brain with what ifs. Really, really loved it and highly recommend the previous game to anybody because it's so cheap now. I know the bosses sucked but I was playing it safe and kept a RPG launcher just in case which led me breeze along smugly at every boss encounter.

    I am so excited to get home and play Mankind Divided.
  • Yesterday Friday, I went home, sat on the couch and didn't stop playing til 3am. It's really bloody good and I'm enjoying myself a lot. I miss the constant night with the ambient lighting and the day time of Prague makes it feel like Half Life. But when I'm snuck in a vent spying on guards' patrol routines and sneaky-ing by it all feels amazing.

    I would recommend against the long-range, non-lethal tranquilliser rifle and instead go with the little stun gun + metre combo if you're using a controller. It's a lot more satisfying because aiming without a mouse and keyboard is mega shit.
  • I think I'll probably play this game twice over because the slow, self-set pace of sneaking is right up my alley.
  • I recommend a shotgun and just blasting everyone to pieces. Find all the air vents and secret entrances at your leisure among the corpses, then use those for the No Alerts playthru coming up next. Slaughtering everyone, even police, even though you are some sort of police unit yourself, has zero repercussions. And the response range of other enemies is laughable. You can be blowing dudes apart and 50 meters away their buds are just chilling and watching Netflix. Not a care in the world.

    The story is garbage, the fantastically bad attempt to draw parallels with all the hullabaloo about racism in the modern world is deserving of nothing other than merciless mockery, and the gameplay is the same shit as the last game only somehow worse because none of the locations or people are interesting, immersive, or atmospheric in the slightest.

    I think I'm closing in on the end now and my evaluation of this game so far is I should've waited for the bargain bin. There's so much more wrong with the game that could be said, but I'll end the post as I've heard the game itself ends; unfinished and abruptly.
  • The last couple of missions and ending were pretty good. It's a shame the game ends at that point, and spent so long getting there. I'd recommend waiting until they release the ending in (hopefully) in the next game before getting this one. Playing them back to back would be much more satisfying.

    Now starting my 1 life playthrough and then I'll start on trophy cleanup.
  • Have you finished it yet @sloth ?

    I was also surprised that the game has only 1 boss in the entire thing, and if you find a certain item you can actually skip even that 1 boss fight. Interesting way to fix the boss fight problem from the first game -just remove all the bosses!

  • If you do Breach you'll get more hours out of it too. At around half price I'd say grab it. It is only half a game after all.
  • I was totally wrong on my play time. I thought I had only played 20ish hours but looking at Steam, I'm sitting at 32 hours for the one play through!

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