Since I got my copy of Deus Ex: Human Revolution last Thursday, I’ve been playing it pretty much non-stop. I may write one of my reviews if I find the time, but, in short, it’s fantastic. I completed it for the first time last night, after spending something like 30 hours on it (the game lacks a stats screen, one of its few flaws, so I can’t be sure of the exact time). I played at a fairly slow pace, going for the mostly non-violent path through the game, which takes much longer than the shoot anything that moves way of playing, and I’ve done all the side-missions I’ve come across too. I’ve also felt compelled to explore every nook and cranny of the various levels, to find hidden items and to find computers which have little snippets of background info on. It’s the sort of game that appeals to my slightly obsessive collecting side, as there is so much to find and to look at; I have literally spent hours just exploring areas, rather than getting on with the missions. I don’t want to say too much about the story, lest I ruin it for you, but I enjoyed it. As it’s a story based on a grand conspiracy, it’s full of twists and turns, and characters you’re not sure you can trust; wanting to know what’s really going on is a huge motivation to keep playing, and to keep exploring so you can find all the little snippets of info that help you piece things together. I think it’s been the best new game I’ve played this year, edging out Portal 2, I thoroughly recommend it.