Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Nets a Stunning Review at EGM
It’s one of the most esteemed IPs in the industry, which is why so many veteran gamers have been anxiously awaiting the new installment. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been pulling down some pretty impressive scores since debuting earlier this week, and our favorite review can be found at EGM.
Critic Nick Plessas pens a stellar review that is both nicely structured and well-detailed, giving the reader a complete evaluation that never drags or stumbles. It’s all too easy to continually compare a new entry in a long-running and revered series to past efforts, but Plessas doesn’t fall into that trap here. While it’s still important to mention past entries, it’s more important to analyze the new product and let it stand on its own merits.
Plus, the critic clearly understands what fans of the franchise are looking for, and pinpoints those elements. We learn this is indeed a return to form of sorts, a choice-oriented sci-fi adventure with a solid central story and theme and an iconic protagonist. And we also get a peek at the minor negatives and drawbacks, so in the end, we do indeed get a complete and highly enjoyable review.
Why We Like It:
— Very well presented and structured, as the reader doesn’t have to deal with tangents and a lot of skipping around. Focus, and progress at a steady clip.
— Pays homage to the fans while still producing a review that all gamers will appreciate. In other words, the review does well in catering to both veteran Deus Ex followers and newcomers alike.
— Detailed and informative without feeling like a technical slog. We need to know certain things about the gameplay systems, control, etc, but if the critic goes overboard, the reader’s eyes start to glaze over.