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    Deus Ex Human Revolution: Are you all too busy playing it to post about it?

    Well, I know it's not out in Europe yet but I assume a lot of you have been playing it in the US since it came out on the 23rd.

    I'm enjoying it a lot and agree with most of the very complimentary reviews (it has to be by far the best-reviewed game of the year to date). I've never been a fan of RPGs -- I admired Mass Effect 2 more than I enjoyed playing it -- and RPG/FPS hybrids are often merely shooters with lousy combat and too much talking. This game seems to anticipate those criticisms though, and manages to be rather a fine shooter with a welcome overlay of story, flexible, dynamic character ability-enhancement mechanics never found in an FPS, side missions, an unusually good hacking minigame, a really well-designed conversational interface that can genuinely influence events, a branching narrative and a much more "open" environment than you'd ever encounter in a shooter. It has better stealth gameplay, and cover mechanics than the last Splinter Cell.

    Above all, DXHR is oprimised for the PC in ways that I have not seen in PC games for a long time; when was the last time you played a new game with quick saves/quick loads?
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    I'm interested in getting it, but I've heard of a lot of bugs. I'm waiting for a patch or two before I pick it up.
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    Very few bugs being reported in the Steam forums. The only persistent complaint -- i.e. apart from the usual system-specific problems -- is long load times and this can be addressed by changing the default V-Synch settings to OFF.

    There has already been a patch for some kind of Nvidia card related issue (although I run an Nvidia card and never experienced the problem).

    So far it's the least buggy new release I've played in a long time.
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    I bought it already because I'm a consumer whore, but I am probably not going to be investing any real time into the game until I've completed Xenoblade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakazie View Post
    I bought it already because I'm a consumer whore, but I am probably not going to be investing any real time into the game until I've completed Xenoblade.
    Be careful, Kamakazie. Give this game more than 10 minutes and the Xenoblade shortcut will be staring reproachfully at you from your desktop as you prepare to throw vending machines at gangsters in DXHR. It's a very, very good game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwIce View Post
    Be careful, Kamakazie. Give this game more than 10 minutes and the Xenoblade shortcut will be staring reproachfully at you from your desktop as you prepare to throw vending machines at gangsters in DXHR. It's a very, very good game.
    Yeah, I played up through the beginning credits (~20 minutes) and I already liked what I saw. I am looking forward to playing it.
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    I found a pre-order deal for $35 so I got it, put about 2 hours into it last night. I am a bit disappointed in how well it performs on my machine so I might have to do some upgrade.

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    I finally gave up and ordered it, it's currently shipping and I should get it by Friday (360 version). Eidos should better not have messed up with this.
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    No, because $50 is too much for me to blow on entertainment

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    I'll buy it when I have freetime to play it. fu.

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    I'll get it on steam sale I heard it's great though, but I simply don't have the time to play it.
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    I'll get it on a sale down the road. Too many games on my plate right now with even more releasing shortly. Plus, I rather upgrade my Pc first with a new monitor and GPU.
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    I'm a huge Deus Ex fan, possibly the biggest on this board, but will wait a bit.

    I kind of time shift when I play games nowadays, due to time and how pricing works out for games.

    I bet the game will be on Steam for $25 or less within the next 4 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoma View Post
    I'm a huge Deus Ex fan, possibly the biggest on this board, but will wait a bit.

    I kind of time shift when I play games nowadays, due to time and how pricing works out for games.

    I bet the game will be on Steam for $25 or less within the next 4 months.
    Probably in exactly four months for the holiday sale.

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    pre ordered from amazon & still waiting.
    only other game i'm buying this year is skyrim
    between this & playing coop borderlands with
    my daughter got plenty of gaming to do.
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