It was a fantastic game, but that didn't stop gamers getting incredibly angry over one small portion of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The overwhelming conversation surrounding Eidos' game concerned the boss battles and how bad they were, something that Eidos has finally felt the need to admit.
"The problem was not the supplier, it was what we did with them," said producer David Anafossi. "The boss fights were too much for the team to do internally in the time we had. We totally underestimated the effort to do that correctly. We had to work with an external supplier with that, but the design and everything is from the team at Eidos Montreal.
"We knew that it would be a weakness for the game, that we had to make a compromise to deliver it [on] two levels. First, the boss fights were forced, which is not the Deus Ex experience. Second, there is no mix [of] solutions to tackle the boss fights, which is not Deus Ex either. We knew that before the release of the game, but there had to be some compromise. It [was] our decision."
I still think the boss fights were absolutely fine and that people were just getting angry for the sake of it, but there you go. Hopefully this is validation for the Deus Ex "fans" who were determined to hate it from the get-go because it wasn't an identical clone of the original game (which they also would have hated).
|3:45 PM on 02.22.2013|
Deus Ex movie won't be a videogame movie
So it looks like we're still getting that Deus Ex movie, whether we like it or not. The tragic history of film adaptations of videogames makes me less than enthused about the project; however, the setting and philosophical qu...more
|2:30 PM on 10.28.2011|
Extra Life marathon raised $1.1 million for CMN Hospitals
Another year and another successful Extra Life gaming marathon has concluded; and after tallying up all of the donations made thanks to the effort of over 24,000 gamers across North America, Extra Life has surpassed ...more
|6:30 PM on 10.18.2011|
New trailer for Deus Ex DLC The Missing Link
Dug Deus Ex: Human Revolution and want more? The Missing Link downloadable content is now available in North America for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It's available for 1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360, and $1...more
|8:30 PM on 09.26.2011|
Eidos walks us through Deus Ex's 'The Missing Link'
In this video, we're guided through parts of "The Missing Link," an October-bound add-on for Deus Ex Human Revolution. Described as being five hours worth of content in which Adam is trapped on a cargo ship, this expansion a...more
|6:30 PM on 09.23.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC, no more outsourcing
Good news, everyone! The upcoming DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution -- The Missing Link, is being made completely in-house. There will be a boss battle, but Grip Entertainment aren't having anything to do with it. It will tak...more
|1:15 PM on 09.19.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution's boss fights were outsourced
Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released last month, but people are still banging on about the boss fights. The latest revelation in the BOSSAGEDDON saga is that the fights weren't developed by Eidos Montreal, having instead be...more
|8:00 AM on 09.16.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution adds Star Wars ads (Update)
[Update: I've been informed that the ads weren't "patched in" via any new update. The functionality was always there and it just seems that it's recently started throwing the ads out there.] In a move that can be filed under ...more
|12:30 PM on 09.12.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution bound for Mac this winter
Eidos Montreal is partnering with Feral Interactive to put out a Mac version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. As far as relevant details go, about all that's public so far is the "winter 2011/12" release target. If Feral doesn't...more
|4:00 PM on 09.11.2011|
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360/PS3) for $34.99 on Amazon
Right now, Amazon is selling the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution at the $34.99 sweet spot. Those determined to play the title on PC aren't getting quite as nice a deal, with digital copies goi...more
|9:00 PM on 05.21.2013|
Guild Wars 2 sheds a little off its price
Despite not playing as much Guild Wars 2 as I'd like to, that's okay -- it's not costing me anything. I can continue not playing free of guilt, which is the only way I can do MMO gaming any more, I've realized. ArenaNet has k...more
|3:46 PM on 05.21.2013|
Get $10 to MS store for signing up for Xbox One emails
Today's all about the Xbox One in Microsoft Land, and to celebrate the occasion, the technology giant is willing to give you a $10 credit to its store. That is, if you're willing to hear them out about the Xbox One. For signi...more
|12:15 PM on 05.20.2013|
Here are the answers to the GOG Ubisoft contest!
Last Friday we shared the details of an awesome GOG.com contest where you could win one of 41 games just by identifying five pieces of videogame music. Here are the answers! I've received word from GOG that they've already begun sending out codes. Were you able to name each of the five songs? Let us know in the comments if you were one of the lucky winners! (And which game you chose!)more