After reading reviews of this game I was afraid it wouldnt live up to the first game (lets face it, the second game never happened)
Voice acting 6/10: Forget what you've seen in the trailers, they really did pick the best bits. In actuality A.Jenson sounds like your average action movie stereotype, D. Sarif is a little more emotional but really when you're basing your conversation actions on their speech and demeanor it gets a little difficult.
Graphics: 8/10 - you can definatly see Eidos/SE didnt pull out the big guns interms of graphics, whilst it still looks crisp and the models for weapons are good, enemies can look bland and samey as well as some of the augs equipped to people, however this is to be expected with a game with this magnitude of actionable objects
Actions: 10/10 - I love the hacking, even if the tutorial isnt as complex with its explanations, as well as the take downs weapons/mods and consumables. Almost every NPC you can get a comment from. Just like the trailer you can punch through walls too! :D
Weapons 7/10: a good supply of weapons, mostly automatic and very precise, the choice of controls wasnt the best and unlike the first game there are no melee weapons but then, who needs those when you have a sword attached to your arm?
Story: 7/10 - The first game had a mix of intrigue, espionage and subversion. This game tends to be quite predictable in terms of storyline however it does tie in nicely with the original games/canon as well as bring up old enemies. Its kept me interested
Overall i've given this a PLAY rating of 5/5. There are always things we can think of that developers can do better but honestly playing through this, the only thing i could think of was sneaking up fire-escapes and hacking crap which brought back some great memories of the first game.
A Must for Deus Ex fans, A Must for anyone who loves the stealth/espionage genre