I’m a bit late to the show with this on account of being variously drunk in Suffolk, London and Brighton but look! Deus Ex and it looks GOOD! In fact, it looks quite a lot like they took the style of Metal Gear Solid and married it with the shooting of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and the sneak-brawl combo of Splinter Cell: Conviction. Crysis character modelling looks to have had an effect on the designers here too and, dare I say it, there may be some throwbacks to Turok weaponry if that looping crossbow is anything to go by!
There’s also a fair share of Perfect Dark in this clip, itself influenced by Blade Runner (what isn’t?). The Shanghai setting is awesome and I’m looking forward to the campery of augmented German goons like the original’s Gunther.
I’m not much sure about the successor to one of gaming’s most cerebral FPS’s having the word 8OO B-EE on the side of the opening chopper though 😦
I have a promising feeling about this. I doubt it will be as cerebral as the original but what is to stop them creating a game for the masses and then going in and populating the deeper layers of the world with more Aquinas or political mantras blowing on flyers down the street? The