Ultimately, Deception is a single-player game and thinking less of it because its online modes are uneventful is like thinking less of the new Steven King novel because the author photo is blurry. It’s still a thrilling ride told with compelling action, challenging combat, and a witty script that’s acted with accuracy. That it has the same minor annoyances of its predecessor is unfortunate, but hardly anything to bemoan since it’s also just as good as that game. Which makes it - no surprise - a great action/adventure game.