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Deus Ex: Human Revolution & Dead Island
So Deus Ex is done. All-in-all not a bad game, but it continued to be repetitive towards the end and it didn't feel terribly fulfilling. In part I suspect it's not as unique as it used to be, the problem with so many games. I made the slight mistake of investing Praxis points in the wrong upgrades early on, but thankfully only 3 or 4 were misspent. 4/5 (Good)

I've started Dead Island, which I've been curious about since before it launched. There was all the trailer hype (which I felt was pointless at the time anyway. Who gets excited about a cut scene?!), then there was what felt like poor reviews on launch, followed by what seems to have been a reverse backlash (that is the reviews have got more positive, and people seem to be returning to it).

First very brief impressions are mixed, but positive. It plays reasonably well and is fun. There's lots of loot, albeit most of it so far is cash (on an island, overrun by zombies?). At least it tells you when you've searched something already. I get the feeling it's a slightly messy console port, and I've had one reference so far to using the right stick! (to break down a door) There are a LOT of cut scenes so far, too many for me.
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