We didn’t ask for this. Or maybe we did: we whined and whinnied about the boss battles in Human Revolution, the outsourced killphrase in its otherwise totally emergent and excellent nanosequel. And so Eidos Montreal went to work on a version that’d see those fights become more malleable, the AI a bit more nimble, and those future-Renaissance visuals a little more beautiful.
The only potential niggle with the Director’s Cut was that Squeenix appeared to be asking old players to shell out again for the new augmentations - but even that grumble has been preemptively silenced.
The new edition together all of the game’s DLC releases - the Explosive Mission Pack, Tactical Enhancement Pack and substantial Missing Link missions - for £12.99 / €19.99 / $19.99. But if you already own the basic game on PC, you’ll get it for about half that, at £6.99 / €7.99 / $9.99. Missing Link owners, meanwhile, will bag the Director’s Cut upgrade for a miniscule £3.49 / €3.99 / $4.99.
It’s not the unfeasible free upgrade some were shouting for, but it’s not far off. And if the plethora of possible routes through the game aren’t alone reason enough to play through again, you should know that the Human Revolution Director’s Cut features a full developer commentary and a New Game + feature, with which you can begin anew with augmentations intact.
The discount is PC only, which is nice - available to us through the magicc of Steam from October 22 in the US and October 25 elsewhere.
Are you eligible for a cut-price Director’s Cut?