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Deus Ex HR dev diary

Deus Ex HR dev diary

Deus Ex: Human Revolution will most certainly be the first big hit to be released in the long list of great games to come this end of year. Square-Enix and Eidos Montreal sent us this new developer diary focused on the importance of augmentations in 2027. Great news, we can announce that our review of the game will be available on August 23, which means we will have to spend our whole summer with Adam Jensen. I know, it's a big sacrifice to keep working while you guys will be at the beach doing nothing. But hey, what wouldn't we do for you?

Dev Diary
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Commented on 2011-07-02 21:42:12
I was looking forward to this game, but the more I see of it, the more I'm having questions whether it will be as good as one would expect from a Deus Ex game. First I pre-ordered the collector's edition with figurine. But I cancelled it because I would like to read some impressions after the game is out for some time.
Commented on 2011-07-02 22:11:43
Funny as I am the opposite, the more I see the game the more I get hyped for it =D
Commented on 2011-07-02 22:15:15 In reply to Sephiriah
Posted by Sephiriah
Funny as I am the opposite, the more I see the game the more I get hyped for it =D
Same, the more i see the more i'm sold on it. I was a bit aprehensive when they showed that demo from early on and options seemed too obvious, but based on what i've seen since and hearing impressions from those who played the leaked beta, i'm more then hyped for this. Not too long to wait now either.
Commented on 2011-07-02 23:19:37
This game is awesome! Atleast the first 10 hours according to those who have played the leaked beta. I saw some vids of that and ended up pre-ordering the game for $38

Can't wait! Stealth fans should be looking at this very closely IMO, its gonna be the only stealth game for a long time
Commented on 2011-07-02 23:53:00
I was doubtful until I played the press build which was pretty impressive :)
Commented on 2011-07-03 00:11:24
Too bad stealth + FPS is garbage.

Stealth should always be third person like Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid.

From what I saw, the gameplay seems to become boring quick for my liking.
I will stick with the CGI and OST lol
Commented on 2011-07-03 00:21:18 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
I was looking forward to this game, but the more I see of it, the more I'm having questions whether it will be as good as one would expect from a Deus Ex game. First I pre-ordered the collector's edition with figurine. But I cancelled it because I would like to read some impressions after the game is out for some time.
There are plenty of impressions of the leaked preview build, they're the game's first 10 hours and even die-hard Deus Ex fans are happy with it. From what I've played, it stays true to Deus Ex's design (and not Invisible War).
Commented on 2011-07-03 02:09:54
I want to like it as cyberpunk is my bag but I would still like a demo, hopefully they can muster one before release...
Commented on 2011-07-03 02:32:42 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
I was doubtful until I played the press build which was pretty impressive :)
Same here. Played the press build and preordered right away.
Commented on 2011-07-03 10:48:55
Those are some awful graphics in that video, sure hope that's a console version...
Commented on 2011-07-03 11:00:11 In reply to Fenrir
Posted by Fenrir
Those are some awful graphics in that video, sure hope that's a console version...
The PC version looks the same, except for better AA and resolution. Art style is great and that's what matters. At least this game will be more interesting than any of the two Crysis games. :p
Commented on 2011-07-03 11:05:18 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
There are plenty of impressions of the leaked preview build, they're the game's first 10 hours and even die-hard Deus Ex fans are happy with it. From what I've played, it stays true to Deus Ex's design (and not Invisible War).
I didn't even know there was a leaked preview build. Might try it out now.
Commented on 2011-07-03 12:28:19
The good: I do like the setting and possibly even the story! Gameplay has the potential of being a lot of fun.

The Bad: The characters animation aren't as fluid as say in games like Batman or AC. There's no comparing these games as the genre is different but overall the animation look very stiff.

From the few dialogue scenes that I have seen this game doesn't really impress with that element either.
Commented on 2011-07-03 13:59:11
I played the leaked Beta and I was quite impressed. On a second playthrough I discovered another side mission that was totally unrelated and still had ~2 hours of gameplay. But there were also things I didn't like. There usually is only one way to do things the best way. You get most experience for kills, when you silently knock them out, so thats what I did with every enemy. The Rambo way is much easier though. The enemy AI wasn't very sophisticated. When two guys stand besides each other, you can knock one out from behind, quickly hide again and the second dude won't notice you and wonder why the other one is lying on the floor. Also I didn't really know what to use my implant upgrades for. I upgraded hacking as fast as I could, but then there weren't so many useful things to upgrade. Also I didn't like the idea of big boss battles.
Still I preordered the game.
*edit* Another fun thing I did was hacking all PCs in the police station. I made huge piles of vending machines and boxes so the officers didn't see me :)
Commented on 2011-07-03 14:38:45 In reply to Disabled
Posted by Disabled
*edit* Another fun thing I did was hacking all PCs in the police station. I made huge piles of vending machines and boxes so the officers didn't see me :)
Now that sounds like good old deus ex. Thinking outside of the box and the game actually letting you do it. Awesome.
Commented on 2011-07-03 19:49:33
Ok, now I've played it a bit. It's good. It has a compelling atmosphere, and the story seems to be rock solid, as is the voice acting. But some obvious flaws and distractions:

- Animations are plain bad. About as bad as in Fallout. No excuse for that.
- Art style is very good, but gets lost in the out-dated flat graphics which is a bit of a shame. The games supports dx11, but I don't see any reason why as this looks like a dx9 game.
- Loading times are long, but I'm sure they will fix that
Commented on 2011-07-04 05:46:30 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
There are plenty of impressions of the leaked preview build, they're the game's first 10 hours and even die-hard Deus Ex fans are happy with it. From what I've played, it stays true to Deus Ex's design (and not Invisible War).
For those that played both DE ad DE:IW, what was so different between the two? Everyone goes on about how terrible IW was compared to the original, but I have never heard why. They make it sound like they are two totally different games, but they have the same story, same style gameplay, and I actually enjoyed DE:IW.

So my question is, what made the original so great, and what makes everyone think this will be closer to the original? Everything I have seen from HR looks pretty damn similar to IW...
Commented on 2011-07-04 13:15:07 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
For those that played both DE ad DE:IW, what was so different between the two? Everyone goes on about how terrible IW was compared to the original, but I have never heard why. They make it sound like they are two totally different games, but they have the same story, same style gameplay, and I actually enjoyed DE:IW.

So my question is, what made the original so great, and what makes everyone think this will be closer to the original? Everything I have seen from HR looks pretty damn similar to IW...
play it and you'd understand. IW was to deus ex, what mass effect 2 is to mass effect. deus ex had larger , more open environments, giving you much more room to play how YOU wanted to (IW was made up for smaller, confined playing areas), this in turn gave you more options. the leveling and augmentations sytem was far more in-depth too, again giving you far more options when it cames to playing the game. the story was better. the mechanics where better (different ammo for every gun, rather then 1 type of ammo for ALL guns) it was simply a better game. only area whre IW bettered deus ex was the visuals and even those wernt great, even for their time. it was a prime example of a game being simplified for a wider appeal.

if you havnt played it, i recommend you do, either the PC or PS2 version.
Commented on 2011-07-04 16:25:29
did the ps2 version have a better framerate than the xbox one? Last time i tried IW on the xbox it was almost unplayable due to the slowdown.
Commented on 2011-07-04 16:32:39 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
did the ps2 version have a better framerate than the xbox one? Last time i tried IW on the xbox it was almost unplayable due to the slowdown.
did the game even make to the PS2?

the first game did, the second game didnt i dont think? could be wrong.
Commented on 2011-07-04 17:04:12
i dunno.. i thought you were recommending he check out the pc or ps2 version of the second?

Tbh its news to me that the first game hit the ps2. I thought that was exclusive to the PC... i cant imagine playing that on ps2 as it was such an open game. Personally i think it looked better than IW visually too..though i could be looking back on it with rose tinted glasses
Commented on 2011-07-04 17:15:00 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
i dunno.. i thought you were recommending he check out the pc or ps2 version of the second?

Tbh its news to me that the first game hit the ps2. I thought that was exclusive to the PC... i cant imagine playing that on ps2 as it was such an open game. Personally i think it looked better than IW visually too..though i could be looking back on it with rose tinted glasses
nah, he said he'd already played IW, i was recommending the first game since he didnt understand why people think it was so much better.

worked fine on Ps2 (played it on PS2 and PC multiple times), loaded more, but worked the same. i think it looked slightly better then what the PC was doing too, kinda like how PS2's half life was visually better then the PC counterpart.
Commented on 2011-07-04 17:18:18
Ps2's half life may have been visually better but nowhere near as stable. Hell, the dreamcast version of HL was better looking and that ran as bad as the train wreck that is Duke Nukem forever.... although DC half life was never officially released so it has an excuse
Commented on 2011-07-04 17:19:53 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
Ps2's half life may have been visually better but nowhere near as stable. Hell, the dreamcast version of HL was better looking and that ran as bad as the train wreck that is Duke Nukem forever.... although DC half life was never officially released so it has an excuse
half life ran fine for me. controlled like ass (it had a lock on system for christ sake..lol) but it ran perfectly fine for me, same with the split-screen co-op mode. didnt have any issues.
Commented on 2011-07-04 18:22:15
the only thing i didnt not like about the leaked version was even with maxed out hacking skills, the tracing in the game game and hacking game in general was garbage, everything else was great definatly game for people to keep eye on
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