443676_largerWhen Deus Ex: The Fall [$4.99] released last month, it blew the minds of a lot of people by offering a very Deus Ex experience in a very mobile package. It also tied into the world and story of the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution on consoles and PC as well as that game's prequel novel 'Deus Ex: Icarus Effect', making it a real treat for fans of the series who were really engrossed in the universe. Also, it was just a damn fun shooter in its own right, though a bit short. We really enjoyed The Fall in our review and are very much looking forward to more content.

However, not everyones minds were able to be blown by The Fall. The first group left out in the dust were owners of jailbroken iOS devices who, in Square Enix and Eidos Montreal's effort to curb piracy, were unable to even fire a weapon in the game. Since not all jailbreakers are pirates, this meant that a good number of paying customers were essentially locked out of the game, a move that didn't go over so well. Squeenix and Eidos quickly changed course on that tactic, and an update was issued that resolved the jailbreak prevention measures.

The other group unable to enjoy Deus Ex: The Fall were iPad 2 owners. Upon release the game's description noted that it required an iPad 3 or above, but also said that it supported the iPad mini. Since the iPad 2 and iPad mini are darn near identical hardware-wise, this seemed like a strange move. Again, though, Squeenix and Co has listened to feedback and today a new update was issued that finally makes The Fall compatible with the 2nd generation iPad.

Also part of this update is an improved enemy AI which will no longer lose sight of you once you've been spotted. The AI has always been a sore spot in The Fall, and one of the biggest things that could pull me out of the whole experience is when an enemy would watch me duck behind a corner literally right in front of them and then just go back to normal like nothing had happened. It was like playing peek-a-boo with a baby, and when you cover your face with your hands the baby actually thinks you've disappeared somehow.

I haven't spent a ton of time checking out this new AI but I'm glad it was something that was on the developer's radar and is being addressed, because just about everything else in Deus Ex: The Fall is top-notch otherwise. I just want more of it, like, yesterday.

  • iOSPeace

    Finally. Now I can download this great game

  • phonecats

    douche ex you will be punished for your sins against the jailbreak community.

    prepare for flagellation and flatulation.

    • iOSPeace

      They fixed that in the first update

      • Ryan

        If there wasn't public outcry that update would never have happened. And an update doesn't change the fact that SE tried to silently screw over thousands of paying customers

      • Jake7905

        They admitted it was a mistake and fixed it, no reason to still complain.

      • pajman sarafzadeh

        why be angry, they fixed that issue the second they realized it.

  • Allisonaxe

    Is there any problem with performance on iPad 2?

    • http://www.gamethingdaily.com/ Jonathan Downin

      I played through the tutorial (1 hour+) and it ran silky smooth without any crashes). I have traditionally had very good luck with apps in general though. Not sure what causes the inconsistency with the same hardware among different users.

    • themostunclean

      May want to restart your device before playing the first time. Other than that it plays perfectly.

      Of course it's been out on the Mini for months now which has exactly the same internal specs so no surprise it plays well.

  • demonalcohol

    If ipad 2 support was on the original release, I would have bought it day one. But after seeing xcom go down so quickly, I'll wait for the inevitable price drop in the next couple weeks.

    • Pocketnova

      I think that was more do to how expensive it was on release, and not so much that the devs wanted to drop the price fast.

    • themostunclean

      Well it's already less than half the price of Xcom's sale price plus Squeenix rarely has sales on the App Store (maybe twice a year and they just had one). It's already 3Xs cheaper than most other SE titles so it may never have a price drop. You'll at least be waiting a very long time.

      Anyway, it's not very expensive for the quality of the game. Totally worth it.

    • Maniacfive

      Think 2K are just following console pricing on xcom. Month in, it comes down a bit. It'll sit like that for months. Then drop again, then return to this current price before a sequel is released. For people who want to catch up of course.

    • jamarohn

      Xcom didn't drop their price. They had a short sale stint. The price is back up.

      But that said, not uncommon for software prices to fall on any platform, not just iOS. So yeah, if you wanna save some cash, wait. It's what I do typically for my PS 3 titles. πŸ™‚

  • Onikage725

    I bet anything that the reason this is seeing such great support is because it's from the Eidos camp. Software from the Squenix side rarely sees updates, even of critical issues.

    • Jake7905

      That explains it, I was wondering why this app was getting such solid support when Square is notorious for neglect.

      • codename_grey

        It's from square London.

  • Alexythimia23

    Well its about damn time the iPad 2 community had this made available!!! It Is a shame as the same hype i had initially has completely gone, as when it was first released i would not have hesitated, but now that same desire is not there πŸ™‚ which is a real shame, but i support developers who are willing to make these type of console quality games available to us so i will be buying it. Also i still stand by my other disappointment that they updated the jailbreaking community first, when it should have been the loyal ipad 2 users first, regardless if it was easier to make a gun fire instead of it being ipad 2 compatible, i think it was a shame that we were like second class citizens in their books, at the very least it could have been done at the same time, but hey spilt milk right?! Rant over lets go on a therapeutic killing spree lol

    • worldcitizen1919

      You're missing out on a real classic. I'm downloading it again because the AI is now improved. Worth playing a few times this baby.

      • Alexythimia23

        Thanks for the feedback, appreciated, as in my comments i said i am still going to buy it because i do support the developers who are making these bigger quality games available for us so i will be downloading today, also helps knowing all the good ratings you guys are giving. But my only disappointment now is that for me as an ipad 2 owner, the excitement i originally had has fizzled out, so i really hope that when i play this later today that feeling comes back, so will have to wait and see, nice to know your enjoying though!

  • J0n072295

    Well, I tried to play this but it keeps crashing on my iPad 2, now I'm really disappointed since I thought I finally had a chance to pay this game.....oh well.

    • xx99

      Restart your device right before playing. Made a huge difference for me.

      • themostunclean

        Yeah. It's generally a good idea to do that before playing any "heavy" games. I thought everyone knew to try that at this point but tons if people still dismiss it as a problem with the game.

  • detourne

    Still not available in Korea. :/

    • codename_grey

      I believe I read that Korean and Japanese are being localised for Deus. Don't quote me on that though πŸ˜‰

  • Shirflex

    I am still waiting for the next chapter. The game is really good but it is too short

  • Reignmaker

    Am I just an idiot? How the freak do I give items to other people in this game? I keep trying to pass on the medicine pills to your partner but whenever I click her NPC, nothing happens. When I click the pills themselves I just consumer them! Surely other people figured this out? Hit me up if I'm missing something here.