Tagged "Deus Ex"

Sep 05
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

If you purchased Deus Ex: Human Revolution and/or Driver: San Francisco last week then give yourself a pat on the back – you’ve helped stop Zumba Fitness from flexing back up to the top of the chart. This week it’s at #3, under Eidos Montreal’s masterpiece and Ubisoft Refections’ racer.

There’s another entry in the top 10 too – Madden NFL 12 at a surprisingly high #6.

Codemaster’s Bodycount hasn’t had a very good launch week though, arriving at a lowly #36. There’s no need to shed a tear – reviews have mostly been below average, including a 4/10 from Eurogamer. It’s not a bad game it would seem; just one that feels very dated when compared to other shoot ’em ups around.

The football flavoured DS RPG Inazuma Eleven has had a slighty better week rising up from #39 to #34. Xenoblade Chronicles has done the opposite though and fallen from #27 to #37.

In the single formats Championship Racer: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer makes #26 in the Wii chart and #34 in the Xbox 360 chart. Then in the DS chart the misleadingly titled 1001 Touch Games – which doesn’t have 1001 games on, but rather a handful of games with 50 or so levels each – enters at a shockingly high #9.

Sep 03
By Matt Gander In Blog No Comments

Never mind bringing down huge corporations and infiltrating army bases – Deux Ex’s Adam Jensen is brave simply for wearing a leather jacket with embroidery on the shoulders.

The Deus Ex website gives you a chance to be just as brave as Jensen – there’s a clothing store complete with replicas of Jensen’s outfit, including Jensen’s jacket for €189 and jeans for €69. Slightly more affordable is this t-shirt with the Belltower Security logo on for €24.

Meanwhile, Eidos Montreal’s own store has t-shirts, baseball caps and whatnot featuring the Deus Ex logo and artwork for those not willing to dress up in cosplay in public.

The Deus Ex T-shirts on Level Up Wear are more abstract in design, thus more fashionable, although they’re a tad more expensive at €17.99 compared to $19.99 for Eidos’ efforts.

Aug 30
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

There hasn’t been a Deus Ex game for over seven years. With a long list of glowing reviews behind it though, Deus Ex: Human Revolution has managed to do what other games could not – push Zumba Fitness off the top of the chart. Amazingly, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is already just 26,000 copies away from beating Deus Ex: Invisible War’s lifetime sales.

The Xbox 360 version of Human Revolution has shifted the most copies so far in the UK with 57% of the total. The PlayStation 3 version made up 31% of copies sold while just 13% were sold on PC. That said, Chart-Track doesn’t take digital downloads into account.

We had a hunch that Rugby World Cup 2011 would do alright, and, well, it has – it went in at #3. If it had sold an extra 400 copies last week it would have made it to #2 and also beaten Zumba Fitness. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean is at #4 followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops at #5.

Predictibly, Xenoblade Chronicles wasn’t able to better its launch week placing of #7. With copies hard to find it sinks to #27. That’s still better than Nintendo’s football flavoured DS RPG Inazuma Eleven which only manages to enter at #39. Foul!

Aug 24
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games 2 Comments

Reviews for Deus Ex: Human Revolution went live on Monday and just about everybody, from EDGE to Eurogamer, has dished out a 9. EDGE had a little grumble about the loading times (over a minute on the 360 version) but that’s about it. If it doesn’t boot Zumba Fitness off the top of the chart then, well, we’re all doomed.

Inazuma Eleven is an interesting one. Not because it’s a football-flavoured JRPG, but because Nintendo let a few copies slip into stores earlier this year. The anime series has just started being shown on the Disney channel so our guess is that they wanted to hold it back to tie-in with that. NGamer magazine gave it 71%, commending the voice work and describing it as “solid and fun”.

Incidentally, Inazuma Eleven Strikers for Wii has been recently released in Japan. If this DS version does well then there’s a chance we could see the Wii version too at some point. NGamer also reviewed it this month, giving it a higher score than its DS brethren – a nice 80%. It’s by Level 5 – of Professor Layton and Dragon Quest IX fame – so it would certainly be nice to see it outside of Japan.

Anyway, back to what you can actually go out and buy this week. Pac-Man and Galaga: Dimensions on 3DS pretty much speaks for itself. It contains the excellent Pac-Man Championship Edition and dozens of other modes, but word has it it’s not a very polished package as a whole. For something this rudimentary being pushed out at full price, you’d expect it to be.

Rugby World Cup 2011 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 speaks for itself too. Remember last year when Rugby League 3 made the top ten? We can see the same happening with this. There are plenty of rugby fans out there for sure.

Summer Challenge on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC has nothing to do avoiding angry wasps and bored teenagers hanging outside shopping malls – it’s an athletics sim. Publisher PQube has no details on their site, but from the box art we can deduce that it contains pole vaulting, fencing, archery and swimming. Can somebody make a highland games package with caber tossing and log rolling? We’d be all over that.

And finally, the seemingly random DS games for this week are Jewel Quest IV, The Lost Treasures of Alexandria and 1001 Touch Games. 1001 games on one cartridge? Best not tell the other publishers about this – they’ll be worried about going bankrupt.

Next week: Driver San Francisco (PS3, 360, Wii), Driver: Renegade 3D (3DS), Bodycount (PS3, 360), Champion Jockey (PS3, 360, Wii), Dual Pen Sports (3DS), Monkey Island Adventures (PS3, 360, PC), Madden NFL 12 (PS3, 360), Phil Taylor’s Power Play Darts (DS) and We Dance (Wii).

Aug 14
By Matt Gander In Blog No Comments

When Deus Ex creator Warren Spector was asked by IndustryGamers if Epic Mickey could pave the way for more Disney titles, they received a beyond enthusiastic answer:

“A day does not go by where I don’t tell somebody at Disney ‘Gimme the ducks. Gimme the ducks’! Uncle Scrooge, come on! Donald! Huey, Dewey, and Louie! Come on, let me do a duck game! So yeah, I would love to do a duck game. Uncle Scrooge is the coolest character, you know? He was Indiana Jones before Steven Spielberg was a gleam in his mother’s eye, you know? I mean, come on. He’s a great character.”

The 8-bit and 16-bit Donald Duck games were pretty good – Quackshot on Mega Drive and Duck Tales on NES were particularly fine.

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