Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Emotional Issues

Miracle of Sound’s gaming inspired songs are some of my favourite things to listen and watch on YouTube. I’ve bought his records in the past and even dished out cash for a single song, that being the Borderlands 2 inspired “Breaking Down the Borders.”

Most of the time I’m just listening to the song, reading the lyrics and not paying much attention to the footage used in the music video, often cuts of official trailers and gameplay videos. But with “The Natural Heart,” the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided song, the footage kept drawing me in, engendering a response in me along with the fantastic lyrics and music. Continue reading Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Emotional Issues

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Storytelling needs Augments!

When Square Enix first announced Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I was so excited I went back to play Human Revolution, in one of my first few Let’s Plays on The Mental Attic’s YouTube channel, deciding to play it with a nice guy Adam Jensen and being as stealthy and non-lethal as possible.

Then Deus Ex: Mankind Divided released to divisive reviews, but I couldn’t play it yet. I mean, I bought it but with the gaming laptop unable to play the game properly it at times felt like stop motion animation, so I couldn’t enjoy it fully.

But now, with the new computer here and having completed Mankind Divided I am conflicted about it. Continue reading Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Storytelling needs Augments!

Annoying Game Mechanics – Subquests

Annoying Game Mechanics are those that just make you groan when you see them in a game. You’ve seen them at their best but you’ve also seen them at their worst. You can’t love them but you can’t hate them either, but you can definitely be annoyed!

This week the mechanic I’m having an issue with is Subquests! Continue reading Annoying Game Mechanics – Subquests