More Fun Taking Down Bosses
When Human Revolution was released two years ago, I’ve had a lot of fun in taking down bosses as it gives me the freedom as to how I want to deal with them. While for the most part I’m having a blast, there is still some frustration with how the boss mechanics are but with the improvements implemented in this version, it makes taking down bosses more satisfying. Sure, it was really frustrating back then that you cannot kill a boss without firing a single a bullet but luckily, players can now achieve that. One of the big selling points of the Director’s Cut is that Eidos finally allows players to defeat bosses without the need of firing a bullet. Well to do that, you can do a lot of things like hacking, climbing into vents, and do other things to “kill” your boss. Just expect the boss areas to be somewhat different to make the “new boss fights” unique to this version.
Wii U GamePad Controls
Another big feature that players will find in this version is the ability to use the Wii U Game Pad. If players were to pick which version to choose from and they have a Wii U, I highly suggest to pick the Wii U version as it will maximize the gameplay experience through the use of the Wii U Game Pad.
Think of the Wii U Game Pad as your second screen for the game. Instead of bringing up the menu and cluttering the HUD with lots of boxes, it will now appear on the Game Pad to make viewing things a lot of easier. When changing several augments for Jensen, it can now be done through the Game Pad and with the use of the touch screen, simply touch your selection and Jensen will have it. Also, players can use the Game Pad of the Wii U to throw grenades with a simple swipe, or read info logs on it. Not to mention that maps are all tucked together in that clear screen of the Game Pad.
Those who prefer playing the game anywhere in their house, the remote play function is also available for the game. Simply touch the icon that allows player to switch and they will get to play the game in that Game Pad. Players who don’t have a Wii U can still enjoy the same function introduced for the Wii U version as the PS3 version can use the PS Vita as their second screen and the Xbox 360 with the SmartGlass feature, although I can’t really say something about it since I never tried them out.
Wii U Version is Expensive
Seeing how the Wii U version is the “definitive” version of this Director’s Cut, players will have to buy the game at $20 more than its regular price on other platforms. Those who don’t mind paying $20 more can buy the Wii U version or they can simply stick to the PS3, Xbox 360 or PC version which is at $29.99/$19.99. If you were to ask me, I would say that paying the additional $20 is worth it for the Wii U version.
Minor glitches from the first game
Running through the game for the second time, the minor glitches from the first version of the game are still apparent in this Director’s Cut. It’s not like it’s a bad thing but players shouldn’t be surprised when they see Adam Jensen stuck in a wall or something.
For those who missed out on the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution two years ago, getting the Director’s Cut is a must as it’s guaranteed that players will find it enjoyable. The game that everyone loved two years ago is the same game. Newcomers however will experience the new additions like enhanced boss fights and the ability to play the game through remote play. From the different platforms the game is currently available, getting the Wii U version will maximize the gameplay experience – that is if the players doesn’t mind paying an additional $20.
[Editor’s Note: Deus Ex Human Revolution Director’s Cut was reviewed on the Wii U platform. The game was provided to us by the publisher for review purposes.]Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut (Wii U) Review,