Square Enix dropped the highly anticipated follow up in the Deus Ex franchise just a couple days ago, and it lived up to every expectation I ever had since hearing about its announcement. If you think that mobile games just don't have what it takes to compete with PC or console game titles these days, think again. Deus Ex: The Fall is every bit as good as most current games out there today. Which is why it earned game of the week. It's a bit early to be saying so, but it even has the potential to be game of the year. To start off, Deus Ex: The Fall has pretty damn good graphics. The visuals are not as advanced as some we've seen, but let's be honest, earth shattering visuals don't make the game. That being said, the graphics are actually really good. The lighting is impressive, and the attention to detail goes a long way. The overall style of the game really does a great job at evoking the mood of a Deus Ex title, especially after Human Revolution. The games design, gameplay mechanics, character design, character moves, right down to the narrative are all elements that really make this feel like a true Deus Ex game. For those that have played Human Revolution, plenty of features even make their way into The Fall from Human Revolution like hacking computers for potential door codes, and sneaking up behind enemies for the lethal or non lethal takedowns. Other features make the transition to mobile as well, like the augmentation enhancements and weapon upgrades This is a Deus Ex title after all and those are a couple of the core elements behind the idea of the game.
The real star of Deus Ex: The Fall though is the overall power of choice given to the gamers. At it's core, Deus Ex is a indeed an RPG. It's more commonly known to people as an Action-RPG because of the first person perspective and action based combat, but just like any other true RPG title, you level up, you disperse points towards specific enhancements and you are given the power of choice, in which you can decide on things like what to say to people in certain situations or what actions to take in a specific scenario. Your decisions and overall actions could lead you down a path that is fraught with more danger but could yield more rewards. On the other hand you can choose to go about the game with a more relaxed attitude and try to be as stealthy as possible, which might not lead you to some of the bigger payoffs, but it will be an overall safer route to take.
Deus Ex: The Fall not only offers the gamer outcome impacting choices, and cool augmentation upgrades for bad ass attacks, but it has high action, fully explorable environments and hours of gameplay. Deus Ex: The Fall gives a deep narrative, with a powerful and rich storyline that you can truly immerse yourself in. If you have been waiting on Deus Ex: The Fall or are intrigued by the idea of the game for the very first time, you can grab it from the Play Store for $6.99. Look out for a full review of the game in the coming week, after we have spent some time playing it of course.