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Eidos Montreal: New Deus Ex Is NOT An Action/FPS

Okay, so the new video is out and everyone is talking about it.

However, some veteran fans of the series have spotted a few things in that video that might be cause for concern, such as regenerating health. They fear that Eidos may have adopted an action/FPS formula rather than the traditional RPG style. Thankfully, though, Eidos Montreal lead designer Jean-François Dugas told Eurogamer that "it's the same blend of first-person shooter [slash] RPG that the first game was." Said Dugas:

"Honestly, I know when we said it's going to have auto-regen and a cover system and shooting is not going to be stat-based anymore, a lot of people went, 'oh my God! Now they're doing just an action game and it's all about running around and shooting.'

It's a fair concern when you just hear that this way. I totally understand it. But it has never been our goal to transform Deus Ex into a shooter game."

He goes on to say that the challenge fans know and love will be there, and it won't be hard because of the shooting. The one thing the game still requires, above all else, is player freedom and choice; the freedom to surpass any obstacle any way you wish. That part, the "thinking" part, will certainly be retained. Added Dugas:

"You'll have to think. You'll have to look around you and maybe find other ways than just shoot and see what happens. We're balancing the game right now, and I can tell you when there are a few characters on screen that are after you, if you don't take care, a few bullets and you're dead.

It's not going to be more of an action game than the other ones. It's just when you're in an action segment it's going to be more straightforward."

We're glad the team stepped in early to diffuse any misguided notions insinuated by the new gameplay trailer. When it comes to something like Deus Ex, you really can't tick off the long-time fans. They'll riot in the streets, or something.

Related Game(s): Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Tags: deus ex human revolution, square-enix, deus ex

8/13/2010 10:50:58 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

maxpontiac
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 11:20:14 AM
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Never have played a Dues Ex game before. I'll be watching this one though.

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Mavfan321
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:28:02 PM

I recently played the Deus Ex for PS2 and fell in love with it immediately, I have yet to complete it but any time an older game can take me away from my PS3 it's damn good.

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tridon
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:30:06 PM

It's worth hunting down the original PS2 version then? I looked for one on eBay but none of them had instruction booklets. I'll keep looking if it's THAT good, though.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:42:17 PM

Eh, you might be disappointed with that. It'll seem REALLY outdated.

Not that it wasn't great; I'm just saying.

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maxpontiac
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 4:16:39 PM

So Ben, what are your thoughts on Dues Ex?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 8:18:08 PM

The series is amazing. Maybe not QUITE as amazing as some of the PC fans want you to believe, but still pretty damn good.

It really was the first FPS/RPG hybrid.

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SmokeyPSD
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 8:41:51 PM

I would actually recommend playing it on the PC. The ps2 version is pretty weak, suffers from load times and such.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:20:15 PM
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Atleadt they care about their POS.
(Pretty Outstanding Stuff)

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Alienange
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:21:46 PM
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FFXIII is considered an RPG and it had regenerating health. What's the problem? A bunch of know nothings think Deus Ex is being ruined by regenerating health and a cool cover system? The game looks amazing. Almost reminds me of MGS.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:27:30 PM

Um...maybe I missed something in FFXIII. 100 hours and I never saw MY health regenerate.

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tridon
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:28:57 PM

It reminds me of MGS, too. That's one of the main reasons that this is definitely on my radar. That and the graphics are incredible.

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kraygen
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:29:03 PM

That what I said on the other deus ex article, parts of it remind me of MGS4. I can only hope that it is similar, because MGS4 was awesome.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:41:18 PM

No, it's not really like MGS.

One is a FPS and the other is a TPS, first of all (but you already knew that). The biggest difference is in the role-playing elements in Deus Ex, where you can develop your character's abilities in any given direction. That's really the meat and potatoes of this franchise, and puts a big gap between it and MGS, IMO.

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Him
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 1:25:30 PM

This game doesn't remind me of MGS, it reminds me of Deus Ex. And I certainly don't want it to be like MGS. I honestly don't like MGS as much as most people do, especially MGS5. Thats not to say they're bad and I think MGS2 was the best game ever made, but the rest weren't really that good. Besides I want Deus Ex to be unique. If I wanted to play MGS then I don't want to play Deus Ex. Do I make sense? every time I read my comment it doesn't sound very clear lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 1:37:46 PM

You got all your health back after every battle Ben :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 2:24:15 PM

Oh, I thought he was talking about in battle.

But that doesn't matter...there are lots of RPGs that restored your health after combat.

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kraygen
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 12:32:17 PM
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On a game like this I could very well understand it having say some kind of technological suit regeneration, almost like an energy shield, that regens.

However if they want it to be rpgish then the health should be set and if your "shield" is down, say bye bye to your HP.

I'd be ok with that set up as long as your shield wasn't like halo, 2 second of hiding and I'm at full health again. Lame.

I'm really hoping they do this right, because it has all the possibility to be phenomenal.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 1:19:55 PM
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and from that trailer (key words), they, which includes me, have a lot to worry about.

It was going well until he started going ninja.

I'm still reserving judgement because, let's face it, it's the only way we can play a "new" Deus Ex. They might of just made the trailer action heavy to appeal on a wider scale, but the game may actually be very toned, sorta like how M. Nights The Village was advertised as a horror to attract and worrying his longtime followers, but was infact a very intelligent period romance with many relevant undertones, thus pleasing his followers more than ever before (and disappointing the casuals)!

So.......basically, i will still hope.....*sigh*

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Jawknee
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 3:34:24 PM
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I might have picked this up if it was a full on 3rd person shooter. So sick of FPS's. The 3rd person/FPS mix didn't work well in Rainbow Six Las Vegas, not sure i like it in this game either.

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BikerSaint
Friday, August 13, 2010 @ 5:53:06 PM
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The Deus Ex series is so good, that it had to have it's own 2 threads in one single day, LOL.

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___________
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 2:42:01 AM
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this, RAGE, crysis 2 and infamous 2 are my most anticipated titles.
especially this because of the reputation of the series.
cant wait till this releases, hopefully we see more at gamescom!

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KNG201
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 2:52:42 AM
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reminds me of fallout 3 minus the post apocalyptic world theme

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