I wanted to let consoles users know to avoid the Xbox 360 version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution -- Director's Cut, at least until some issues are patched.
It is unbelievable how many core issues plague this port and how it was released in the terrible, almost broken state it's in:
1. You Cannot Install Disc 1 & Disc 2 to the Hard Drive. All disc releases for Xbox 360 (except the rare disc versions of Arcade titles) allow you to install the game to the hard drive, even games where it's not recommended like Grand Theft Auto V. But for whatever reason, the Director's Cut does not have this option. This makes the game downright unplayable for some, as this means running the game off disc the whole time and dealing with longer load times and a very noisy console that is more susceptible to overheating.
2. Second Screen Features Through SmartGlass is Downright Broken. All I have been hearing from users is an inability to get SmartGlass working with Deus Ex. The Second Screen feature for the 360 outright does not work. (I have been hearing similar things with the PS3 version having trouble using the Vita for this.)
3. Director's Cut Version Doesn't Have a New Achievement List. This in itself isn't bad until you take into account the PC & PS3 both offering a new list. It's almost as if less effort went into the Xbox version.
All of these issues imply a rushed port, or at least an unpolished one that has many fundamental issues. The biggest problem is, I don't know how to contact Square Enix or a developer over these issues. Are they even aware of them? Can they even fix them? So I made an account to let people know about the Xbox 360 port and save them from wasting money like I did. Maybe a moderator can pass this info up the food chain or something? If this was a new game, there would be many reports of these problems, but because it is a re-release, less people are talking about it and consequently, there is less chance of any problem being solved.
I really love Human Revolution and I was looking forward to a replay with the new boss fights and commentary with this "definitive" version. But I can't with the terrible state the Director's Cut is in for the Xbox 360.