Square-Enix has revived the PC saga Deus Ex, newly developed by Eidos-Montreal, adapting it to our current times and offering a new twist of the screw for the cyberpunk saga. In this Deus Ex: The Fall, we take the control of Ben Saxon, a mercenary previously part of the British Special Air Service (SAS) who now serves as an augmented merc for hire. This time the game is only available in the digital download edition.
The game was originally planned to be downloadable for mobile platforms like iOS and Android, and now has been ported with a higher resolution for PC. Although it was supposed to be a reference such as the previous Deus EX: Human Revolution, the truth is that Deus Ex: The Fall for PC is not as good as it should be, and the mechanics that were perfect for smartphones and tablets for computer simply lack the depth that once was the main aspect of the series. The title takes you to a Neuropozyne crisis, a drug used for augmented people to avoid implanted rejections, and the mission for getting more at Panama City. Illuminati, drug black market and the mercenary group Tyrants appear during the game, linking Human Revolution to Deus Ex: The Fall.
Illuminati, drug black market and the mercenary group Tyrants appear during the game, linking Human Revolution to Deus Ex: The Fall
Technically speaking the game is surprisingly poor for PC, since the effects are ported from the mobile version, and in higher resolutions, they look vulgar in spite of graphical effects such as anti-aliasing and the vertical sync added for this computer port. If you take a look at the firing guns, you will notice the poorly realized effects, as well as some faces that looked better on smartphones than in the PC version with higher resolutions. The gameplay control system has been adapted for keyboard and mouse, but it seems to be more oriented to gamepad controller use due to some issues with the usual PC combination, but key binding is not customizable. There are some aspects from the smartphone version that has been replaced, such as the auto-target option.
The game is not as detailed as Human Revolution, neither in the plot nor in the technical aspect, which lacks its essence. The game is way easier than it should be; the AI is not good enough in our opinion, and the overall time you will take to beat the game completely won’t surpass about 7 hours in any of its platforms. There are several issues with interaction with the environment, in part due to the bad sensibility of the camera when you are using the mouse.
Although it is said that each action during the game has its own consequence, this is not completely true. Now you can kill each enemy you find without repercussions since the bodies will disappear in a couple seconds, so you won’t be discovered this way. Deus EX: The Fall includes explorable environments that at least give some liberty to the player in some situations.
The main aspect of this series is the possibility of enhancing your character with new in-game abilities such as longer jumps, more strength or other destructive skills. On the other hand, you can improve Saxon in other ways such as better conversational skills to make people give you valuable information for your mission.
Deus Ex: The Fall Full Version Features
Here are listed the main features of this app game for Android, iOS and Windows PCs:
- Story linked to the previous game edition, with new characters in a spinoff of the saga
- Gameplay readapted from mobile version to computer gaming controls including steam achievements
- Improve your Ben Saxon with new augmented parts and turn him into the best mercenary
- Increased game resolution for PC version with Vertical Sync and Anti-aliasing options
- Choose your own path: either action gameplay or stealth style without warning your enemies
For further game data about the app or PC title, feel free to click on the following link and visit its official webpage before getting the download.
Check the minimum requirements your system needs to meet for running the game:
- Operating System: Windows XP version SP2, Android 3.2 or iOS 5.0
- CPU: 2GHz dual core processor
- Video Card: DirectX 9.0c support
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- HDD: 4GB free space (774MB free space for mobile app version)