While pretentiousness compels me to take the "not the original Deus Ex, therefore sh*t" stance, I found myself surprisingly pleased with Human Revolution. Yes, the "multiple endings" employed a laughably idiotic mechanic, and my heart still beats for JC Denton - though in the minds of many of my fellow gamers, Adam Jensen has the enviable title of "well-built, heavily-augmented mound of digital sexy" - I found it to be a game that stood well on its own merits. For those who have yet to be seduced by this gravel-voiced prince of a future that should not be, Human Revolution is on sale at Amazon, for digital download, at a rather steep discount. The Standard Edition will run you $6.99, while the Augmented Edition, once obtainable only by members of the upper class, will cost a prole-friendly $7.99.
For those wondering what goodies await in this "Augmented Edition," amazon's summary is as follows:
- Exclusive 40-page Artbook - Showcasing the concepts behind the world of 2027. Discover the origins of the design, the characters and the weapons of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- 44-minute making-of chronicling the trials and tribulations of the Eidos-Montreal team
- Motion comic based on the first issue of the DC Comics adaptation
- Game soundtrack composed by Michael McCann
- E3 Trailer and animated storyboard
For those that prefer dungeon crawlers, the aptly-named Dungeon Siege 3 is available (also as a digital download) for $4.99 - 75% off list price. Challenging you to navigate the labyrinth of pain, your intrepid troupe of adventurers shall proceed to immerse yourself in a world of fantasy, loot, and combat that veterans of the genre know as "stabby-stab."
So if you've missed the boat on these releases, and have a handful of throughly-pinched pennies, perhaps consider picking up Human Revolution and/or Dungeon Siege 3 on amazon! Lord knows you have too much free time.