It’s been a hopeful week, to say the least. With E3 around the corner, the gaming industry has been throwing Molotov cockteases left and right, and I welcomed them. One such tease was for Deus Ex: The Fall, this week. Fans were eager for a sequel to 2011’s Human Revolution. That’s not what they’re getting.
I loved Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, but is was brilliant in its way. I’ve been wanting a sequel ever since I beat that game, and according to rumblings from the untamed frontier of the web, it looks like that sequel is going to be making an appearance at E3 next week.
Square Enix has filed a trademark pointing towards a title that could be the new Deus Ex game. Here’s what I think will go down.
You wouldn’t expect an espionage agent and an iconic animated mouse to have much in common, but you’d be wrong. Besides the fact that Warren Spector has worked on both of them, the link is more evident here, as Spector recently explained how Epic Mickey: The Power of Two shares quite a few similarities with the older property.
One of my personal highlights from Gamescom (and early frontrunner for the silly accolade of game of the year) was getting to play Arkane Studio’s Bethesda published Dishonored - which is pretty open ended in how you can approach each and every mission. Here’s a new video showing you the path of stealth - which is very, very reminiscent of the acclaimed Thief series.
It’s no secret that we’re all big fans of that flawed masterpiece, Deus Ex Human Revolution over here. But we’re also comic book fans, except for Gavin, who will refuses to pay up for two dozen pages of pretty pages and speech bubbles.So what happens when one of our favourite hobbies collides with one of our favourite games? You get this little gem of a prequel, which helps set up the events of the game itself.
Dammit Hollywood, we don’t want to go watch Tetris 3D: The Tetrahegoning! We want to see proper adaptations done, great games that deserve an even better film. And one such film that would overload our fanboy senses, would be a movie based on Deus Ex Human Revolution.
Here’s who we would cast in it.
Warren Spector’s Deus Ex, a PC-exclusive in 2000 (Sweet mother of gourd, I’m old) was a pioneering the RPG Hybrid games, consequence of choice and branching narratives in videogames. It’s one of the finest games of a generation of games that seems to have flown right past. It receive4d a sequel, Invisible War which was a little more tailored to consoles - and didn’t perform nearly as well as expected, both critically and commercially.
It’s a pity - because there were meant to be three Deus Ex games right from the start.
Over here at the Lazygamer offices, we love us some Deus Ex Human Revolution. We’ve been praising the title for weeks now, enjoying its open-ended structure and plethora of customisable gameplay options.
The one thing that we haven’t been too sold on however, are the in-game visuals. Sure, they look all nice and pretty, and the renaissance influences have created a strong impression, but that lukewarm golden glow can get a bit weird at times. Also, it makes me feel sleepy for some reason. Now, the same guys who managed to bring GTA: San Andreas into a graphical realm on par with its next-gen predecessor, have returned, bringing with them a patch that makes DX: HR look even better.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution blew us away when it launched last month. Combining a mix of genre into a world of lush, renaissance influences made for a thrilling game, and the freedom to be a stealthy hacker, or a walking time-bomb of guns and self contained explosives was just what gamers asked for.
But if there was one sour note to this almost perfect symphony of choice and freedom, it was the unavoidable boss fights, which forced players into do or die situations. And now, Eidos Montreal has confirmed that they werenâ€™t responsible for those sections in DX:HR, but had instead outsourced the work to another studio.
A lot of you have just finished, or are at least busy finishing up their first play-through of Deus Ex: Human Revolution with grand memories of how great the old game was and how much the new one reminds you of the times.
Well, this video titled â€˜Deus Ex Unreal Revolutionâ€™ pokes a bit of fun at our gaming generation by showing a modded original Deus Ex that looks more like HR, but takes some bites out of DLC-only missions that are so commonplace these days.
Itâ€™s worth a few chuckles, watch after the jump.
OnLive is a cloud-based gaming service that lets you play high-end games on a modestly specced PC, tablet or standalone console. It works, and itâ€™s pretty neat. Itâ€™s not available here in South Africa, nor will it likely ever be - so I canâ€™t say I care for it much. Gamestop, the US-headquarted games retailer has its own downloadable games service, Impulse. Though itâ€™s more of a direct competitor to Valveâ€™s Steam, the company considers OnLive as a threat to its very way of life.
Which is why itâ€™s opened up all of the retail PC copies of Deus Ex and stolen the free OnLive voucher Square included as a bonus to customers, before resealing them and selling them as new.
Deus Ex is coming later this month and if you donâ€™t know what the games about then this trailer is going to solve all your problems.
If you do know what the games about then I would still recommend you watch this trailer as it may have some things in it that you didnâ€™t know. For instance I didnâ€™t know Adam was such a bad ass really. Heâ€™s not someone you want to be messing with.