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Pinky_Powers
5th Sep 2010, 12:40
I found this earlier, whilst doing a Google search for more Deus Ex gibberish. XBox360Achievements.org wrote their own account of the Gamescom demo. And it paints the most atmospheric of all the previews I've read. It makes a fine distinction between the Shanghai and Detroit settings. And it even drops in a few subtleties that gives a bit of new information.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-6171-Gamescom-2010--Deus-Ex--Human-Revolution-Preview---Let-Choice-Be-Your-Weapon.html

Here's some parts that really do it for me...


Taking the action away from the heavy-on-the-neon Shanghai this time, we pick up with the protagonist, security specialist Alex Jensen, in the good ol’ US of A, in Detroit. Compared to Shanghai, a city so steeped in Blade Runner influences that the remnants of its former city are nowhere to be seen, Detroit paints a much different picture. Yes, the skyline is obscured by that bright yellow neon haze, but here, the elements of our era are still there for the world to see, but with a somewhat futuristic twinge. This is a poor district; that much is clear.

Walking up to the morgue, Jensen may have been surrounded by some flashing neon signs, but nowhere near the amount that dazzled us in Shanghai. Instead, not only did Jensen get worrying looks from armed security officers and brush past tourists who obviously must be in the wrong part of town checking billboard maps to get their bearings, but he also passed under a rickety monorail that went overhead and trundled past a poor homeless guy in the fetal position, who seems to have been left behind by society. Totally different to the buzzing street life of Shanghai. That incidentally is the only part of the three part demo that played out exactly the same each time.

-~::Edit::~-
Ha! I just saw that he calls our great protagonist "Alex Jensen". But I forgive him. Reading his article, he's clearly a visually-oriented fellow, much like me. And names are the bane of my people.

Pretentious Old Man.
5th Sep 2010, 13:10
And names are the bane of my people.

And just words in general.

:rasp:

;)

beastrn
5th Sep 2010, 13:14
Visual orientated fellow?

That's a nice name for it

Irate_Iguana
5th Sep 2010, 13:32
Why did that guy call the hacking minigame simplistic? I thought it was complex?

Absentia
5th Sep 2010, 13:32
Equipping the explosive rounds for his pistol, he continues to proceed through the room, blasting away anyone that stood in his way.

There are multiple ammo types!?! :eek: :eek: :eek:
Dunno if this was already covered on the other previews, but that's good news. I also love that throwing objects on the floor and using them to jump on for the stealth route is back and a recurring thing (we saw it briefly in the gameplay leak too)
Hope is now partially restored.

Irate_Iguana
5th Sep 2010, 13:33
There are multiple ammo types!?! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Confirmed a little while ago. A positive development.

Pinky_Powers
5th Sep 2010, 13:38
And just words in general.

$h1t, that struck hard. Why would you say that? Since when have we not been civil?

*looks innocently away*

Pretentious Old Man.
5th Sep 2010, 13:49
$h1t, that struck hard. Why would you say that? Since when have we not been civil?

*looks innocently away*

In internet parlance, rasping face smiley followed by a wink smiley is generally meant to signify a joke.

:rasp:

;)

Pinky_Powers
5th Sep 2010, 14:39
Jokes can hurt. :(

Pretentious Old Man.
5th Sep 2010, 14:46
Jokes can hurt. :(

http://gaygamer.net/images/Agent47.jpg

Pinky_Powers
5th Sep 2010, 14:51
Don't be a baby. No they can't.

;)

Tecman
5th Sep 2010, 14:58
Is this the first we've seen of "Spring 2011" instead of "Early 2011" or "Feb 2011" like before?

Sorry if this is known already.

lithos
5th Sep 2010, 16:01
Visual orientated fellow?

That's a nice name for it

Isn't "illiterate" just easier to say and type?

Well, maybe if you're not visually orientated.