New Deus Ex A "Reboot," But It Keeps The "Core Values"
With little knowledge of Final Fantasy Versus XIII, our most anticipated Square-Enix title remains Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
And if you've been an ardent follower of the series, you should know that Revolution is considered a reboot of the franchise. Gamasutra spoke to game director Jean-Francois Dugas at Eidos to learn more about the promising new title, and he says it really isn't an extension of the existing storyline. But at the same time, the team most certainly understands the series; they even went back to the earlier games to see what they did best. Said Dugas:
"When we started, basically we said, 'You know what? We need to go back to the first two games and play them extensively and try to really analyze and identify what the core values were, what made those games so special.' We did just that, and then after that, we started to work on our game.
One of the first mottos we had was to respect the core values of the story. For us, that was really, really important, so it drove forward all our design choices for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Obviously, we see it as a reboot of the franchise, we see it kind of a new game, with a new character, a new story, and all that, set in the same universe with the timeline of Deus Ex."
Dugas also says they're coming back "with the choice and consequence" philosophy, which will lead to "different gameplay pillars that allow players to play with a different style." So in other words, just like in past entries, you can either be all sneaky and technical or you can just tear sh** up with enhanced strength and weaponry. Well, sounds a lot like Deus Ex to us. And check out the rest of the interview; this is one game that could end up being something really special.
Related Game(s): Deus Ex: Human Revolution
7/27/2010 10:37:30 AM Ben Dutka