Is this mobile followup to Human Revolution worth the download? Find out in our review!
There are few franchises out there that are as revered and respected as the Deus Ex series. The game lay dormant for many years until the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The game was released to critical and commercial success and proved that there was still life in the franchise. Now, Square Enix has released the next story in the Deus Ex franchise titled Deus Ex: The Fall. Does this mobile game continue the tradition of the series, or is the franchise beginning to fatigue? Find out in our review!
The lighting used in the game is great.
Deus Ex: The Fall follows the events of the novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect which ties into the previous game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In The Fall you play as Ben Saxon. A former member of the British SAS, Saxon is betrayed by his comrades and is on the hunt for the Tyrants. With the mysterious Janus at the helm, Saxon and his partner US Secret Service Anna Kelso must work together to use the information they have to defeat the Tyrants. Their journey will take them around the world as they get closer and closer to discovering the truth behind the Tyrants. The story works very well and is intriguing enough to keep you interested during gameplay. The story did become difficult to follow at times but it was good enough to make me care about the main characters and the central problem.
Earn credits through gameplay or find them in the environment to purchase new weapons.
The presentation of Deus Ex: The Fall is good for a game that was designed for mobile platforms. The opening menu screen is clean, beautiful, and will immediately put you into the world of Deus Ex. The graphics vary from good to fair, but never truly impress. Stiffness is a big problem in Deus Ex: The Fall. The character models lack life while delivering dialogue or performing actions. This is especially apparent in the scripted portions of the game. The delivery of the dialogue is robotic at times and it really took me out of the game in the dramatic moments. I found myself speed reading the captions on screen in order to skip through the dialogue.