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Mobile Review: Deus Ex: The Fall

Posted on Wednesday, July 17 @ 15:00:00 Eastern by

Title: Deus Ex: The Fall
Developer: N-Fusion Entertainment Inc.
Version: 1.0.3
Date of Release: July 17th, 2013
iTunes Link - $6.99

Even if you've never played Deus Ex or Square Enix's contemporary prequel, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the concepts of international conspiracies and high-tech human augmentation are undeniably cool. Moreover, the golden renaissance design from Eidos Montreal's latest looks fantastic and ethereal. Thankfully, those core elements have made the jump to Deus Ex: The Fall on iOS platforms.

Right off the bat, you're introduced to Ben Saxon, an augmented former British SAS Mercenary with a burning desire to reveal the truth about the Illuminati and the way they control the world from behind the scenes… or is that burning just your body rejecting the augmentations thanks to a worldwide Neuropozyne shortage? Either way, The Fall wastes no time in getting you into the action, which blends first-person shooting and third-person stealth with a wealth of control options.

Most of your moves will require button presses as contextual icons pop up on your screen. Get close to cover and an "Enter Cover" button will appear (while in-cover an "Exit Cover" button will appear in the same place). Need to hack a computer? Walk up to it and tap the "Hack" button that pops up. Stealth and Lethal takedowns will also provide context sensitive button prompts, so fans of Human Revolution will feel right at home here.

In fact, stealth minded players (and who among Deus-Ex-loving gamers out there isn't stealth minded?) will find that Human Revolution's gameplay translates pretty well to touch-screen gaming. That's mostly thanks to the steady activity loop that cycles players from stealthy approach, to detailed situational assessment, and then to action.

You can steer your character with the left side of the screen and point your view with the right, but it quickly becomes apparent that The Fall is best enjoyed on a large screen device like an iPad, as opposed to your iPhone. Countless buttons take up so much space on your screen that you might accidentally hit "Shoot" when you mean to dispatch a guard stealthily. It's mostly forgivable thanks to the slower pace in Deus Ex, but my big thumbs blocked a lot of my phone's screen and inhibited some of my combat prowess.

For $6.99, I would have loved to see this content appear as a DLC side-story for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but branching out to mobile platforms allows Square Enix to introduce more players to the brand and fiercely satisfying gameplay within. If you've got a long trip coming up and want something to while away a few hours with, Deus Ex: The Fall will provide in spades.

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