I played Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for 5 hours and couldn’t continue. I can not believe some publications gave it an 8 or 9.
Last year during to the Steam Winter Sale I grabbed a few games. I got my hands on Mad Max, Batman: Arkham Knight, Batman: Arkham Origins, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider 2013 and sadly someone suggested Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
I regret this purchase.
If I recall correctly, Mankind Divided was $19.99 at the time and even though I wanted to purchase Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but I had played it already on PS4, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided ultimately became a part of my Steam Library.
After playing the game for 3 hours I knew a mistake has been made but I still continued for another 2 hours, pushing myself to remain interested.
Human Revolution is one of the best games to come out of Eidos Montreal but Mankind Divided is not their finest hour. In development for 5 years but all it has to offer is a half-cooked story with underdeveloped arcs and characters. There is 1-time use only microtransaction items, an embarrassment to Eidos Montreal, and a slap to the consumer’s face.
The breach mode doesn’t make any sense, why it is there? From what I can tell it is added to cover the embarrassing level of lack of content. It is clear as day that there is content missing in the base game, held off till it’s time to bring out the DLC.
Deus Ex games have multiple hubs but for some reason they decided to cut down and offer only 1. Having only 1 hub kills the global travel theme. But the worse part, the part that made me quit, is the criminally slow pacing and a story that fails to keep you engaged.
The plot is shallow and topped off with a ridiculous ending. You know how they say your decisions matter and would affect how things play out? Well, it’s trap! Picus news is reading your choices to you in the end, that’s the ending, literally.
Terrible story writing from the get got, I had to watch Youtube videos to understand its plot rather than going back to the game. Even the worse Call of Duty games had better stories and character development than Mankind Divided.
Plot is not the only issue.
Playing the game on a GX 1070, i7 6700K, 16GB GB, 1440p resolution, and the graphics were still choppy and felt dated. On top of that, loading times are terrible and sometimes that game would just get stuck on the loading screen, shows how great the optimization is.
I do not recommend this game to anyone, it is ridiculous that this game is a 9.2 on IGN, how?