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Various Franchises Have Influenced Deus Ex Story

The Deus Ex games have always featured a heavy emphasis on storyline and for the newest entry, Eidos Montreal is taking cues from very different franchises.

Eidos Montreal narrative designer and lead writer Mary DeMarle told CVG that some games really give players a great plot and characters, but we've still got "a ways to go." Even so, they believe they've got something special in store with Human Revolution. Said DeMarle:

"I think a lot of games do aspects of story well... In this game there are definitely elements of a lot of different games that do get it, you get moments where you're like, 'wow, that's really, really cool'. One thing that is often mentioned is The Darkness, which has a moment where you're playing a scene with your girlfriend in an apartment. During that you're like 'What am I doing here? I'm watching this TV with my girlfriend, this is so different.'

The atmosphere of The Darkness might tie in with Deus Ex if you really dive into the concepts and styles, but there's another series that has had an impact on DeMarle and Co., and you might've had difficulty guessing it...

"Other references I use are the Sly Cooper games; I love how they convey Sly's personality through animations, voice and character. They all combine to create a character that is so real."

DeMarle also said that one of her favorite games was Resident Evil 4; while the story is "very simple," she believes it featured "the exact perfect mix and depth of story that you need for that type of game." So yeah, there are plenty of different influences involved in the creation of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution story, which ought to be a definite highlight.

Related Game(s): Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Tags: deus ex human revolution, sly cooper, the darkness, eidos

2/7/2011 12:33:21 PM Ben Dutka

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Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 1:32:15 PM

Some solid influences. The Darkness is one of the most underrated games of this gen. Wasnt as good as it coulda been but it was at least original. Plus, Mike Patton voicing the Darkness was perfect.

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Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 1:39:47 PM

Freaking awesome. I have the augmented edition pre-ordered for release day delivery through Amazon. Can't wait

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Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 2:09:13 PM

Wow, The Darkness? That's kinda neat. I loved the original six issues of the comics by Garth Ennis and Marc Silvestri, the game I played partially through, then watched my oldest nephew finish it on his own file. Did the comics a lot of justice, really, but would've been better had it not been an FPS.

I wonder why there was never a second Darkness game. Or a WitchBlade one for that matter.

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Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 2:14:56 PM

I've never played Deus Ex before but the CGI trailers for Human Revolution blew me away so I pre-ordered it immediately. I'm still hoping for a demo before release date, though... just in case. ;)

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Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 3:12:45 PM

Looking forward to this!

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 1:58:08 AM

speaking of the darkness, what ever happened to the sequel?
i remember it was announced a while ago, but we have not heard boo since!
oh please dont tell me its been canned, one of the best most unique games out there!
im really looking forward to human revolution though, so much in fact i thought i should pick up the first 2 games to see what there like.
really hard to find though EB, game, JB, no one has them, only way to get them is off ebay and it will be a stone cold day in hell before i buy something off ebay ever again!

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