Ver­dict: What was the game like to play?

7 Days in Dubai - - NEWS -

It’s not of­ten you look at your TV screen and then look out the win­dow to see the same im­age. But that’s ex­actly the ex­pe­ri­ence you have when you are liv­ing in Dubai and play­ing Deus Ex: Mankind Di­vided on your Xbox or PlayS­ta­tion. You couldn’t help but grin when you leap out of an air­ship and hur­tle past the Burj Khal­ifa and land on a nearby strip of land. This isn’t the most im­mer­sive of ex­pe­ri­ences if hon­est, though, you aren’t run­ning through the streets of Dubai a la Grand Theft Auto. That said, it is a unique feel­ing to be play­ing a video game that’s set where you live, I imag­ine it’s noth­ing to peo­ple from New York or Lon­don, but when you’re from a pro­vin­cial town in the north of Ire­land it’s a novel ex­pe­ri­ence. It’s fun but there’s not much that screams this could only take place in Dubai. It does feel a lit­tle clichéd es­pe­cially when a gi­ant sand­storm en­gulfs the com­plex and you can’t see any­thing but sand. All in all, though, it’s a fun ex­pe­ri­ence that’s en­hanced by the lo­cal set­ting and, who knows, we might have full games set here in the fu­ture.

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