If you haven't played teh whole game
well, then I guess this doesn't matter. But I just finished human revolution
and I was so excited until the very end. Then it was like "really? REALLY?" My choices are THAT? I mean, I guess htey can only have so many endings
.. but what would have of course been cool would be to have Adam himself make some kind of statement. I mean, he's been all over the freaking globe in the game! You've made friends! YOu did people favors! And I tried really REALLY hard not to kill people (except when they made me really REALLY mad). Heck, I even saved Malik. And I tried to be an all-around nice guy. Plus, there's like that whole back story you can find on Jensen, and he's a decently smart guy. But it just seems liek it would be such a more fulfilling ending to have him be the one to tell the world that everything is changing.
(And then , of course, it would be great to be able to go back and finish any sidequests I didn't nab earlier.)
I know, I know, its cause technically the game is a prequel
but I never played the old deus ex games, and honestly, I think it would have worked so much better as a standalone. There's no need to link it in, really. Yeah, there might have been some nice little easter eggs for people who played the other games (probably in the ebooks or emails or something).
That, and the final boss fight was pretty boring, to me. I mean, sure, I Had the plasma rifle, which kind of owns on everything, but the sneaking around and hacking and finding hidden passageways part of the game was so cool the boss fights (especially that last one) seemed pretty stupid. And here you are faced with what is essentially the world's greatest supercomputer, and what, you have three turrets, some guards, two robots, and a lady hooked up to a computer who doesn't even fight back? (I guess the floor is electric too, but I had that anti-electric augment.) I know I'm no good at FPS's, but I want a boss battle to be a BOSS BATTLE. Make it total chaos at times. Give me real ramifications with these ladies I'm turning off the life support for.
And then those end videos? (I wound up watching them all, even though my choice was tell the truth). Yeah, I believe games can be an awesome way to deliver a message - I mean, in the game up until that point you had a great message of what it means to be human, and about social changes and judging people
because it was played out. Because you were part of it. Becuase you were a man who was involuntarily changed, but what made you who you were was still fundamentally there. Because you chose to beat up - or not beat up - a lady who got a social chip because she NEEDED it to keep up in teh business. But then, these videos of WWII and Africa and all these social injustices? Didn't need them. I"m a smart enough human being to understand that you are talking about these kinds of things to begin with. I don't want to be hit over the head with them at the end.
Plus, there were a LOT of loose ends. You found out the news is being controlled by the most advanced AI program ever. You discover the secret to successful augmentation is in your DNA. You find out that these companies have been pulling all of the strings, just to keep ahead of each other. You find out there's a computer thats made of PEOPLE. And you just
. . forget about all of them? Take all of these secrets to your death? What about trying to bring any of these people to justice. Quitting your job at sarif and getting that AI computer to help you forge a more peaceful way to live? Bringing people like those scientists you 'saved' to justice (walking throuhg that basement lab with all the people on the beds, moaning? I was like WTF, I HAVE NO REASON TO SAVE YOU, YOU BASTARD. Except I have to or the game won't go on.)
I know I have a kakuii dude complex, as my friend says, but I wanted a freakin awesome cutscene. Give me 10 minutes of "I AM ADAM FUCKING JENSON, THE GUY WHO HAS THE DNA THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WORLD." Make it awesome. Seriously, make me just crap my pants with the excitement I get from getting to the end alive (a challenge, for me) and give me an uber-hawt dude (man, jensen is sexy). I mean, even jensen realizing that someone has to step in and fill this void that hydra/Eliza are making, and becoming the next supercomputer, but with a conscience would be a cool end. Or..... I dunno. Just, anything better than getting smacked upside the head with stupid "WORLD WAR TWO AND OIL SPILLS ARE BAD DUDE!" at the end.
But I guess thats the way the world works now. Maybe they wanted you to be disappointed because there's no one like Adam Jensen to save the world we have now.
Well, except maybe George Takei.
So what do you guys think? For those of you who even played this game, or even read what I have to say, were you as disappointed as I was?
though probably no one will even read this.