Deus Ex – Human Revolution: New dev video puts spotlight on interaction
Deus Ex – Human Revolution has a new developer diary that plays up the social and hacking dynamics features of the game. Previously, many games consider NPC interactions as merely obligatory means to the ends of giving the character new quests to do. These NPC interactions tended to be flat and shallow with little variation based on the interaction as long as the main objective, getting a quest, was achieved.
Lately, developers have been working on making these interactions more realistic and more story-dependent. Bioware’s Dragon Age 2 incorporated this philosophy. LA Noire made social interaction a centerpiece. Now, based on the latest developer video for Deus Ex – Human Revolution shows a renewed emphasis on more meaningful NPC interactions. Deus Ex – Human Revolution adds its particular design twist to the decision tree trend in NPC interaction. From bribing NPCs to convincing them of a few other options, the character interaction and social dynamics in Deus Ex – Human Revolution provide a deeper and richer experience where players can focus on interpersonal strategy to achieve their goals.
Talk about a stark contrast from other games where the key strategy involves mostly action and combat tactics. The video also shows off hacking skills and dynamics. Overall, this developer video gives us a great peek into the game design heavy mental lifting that separates light weight games from game changers. This video gives one yet another reason to keep an eye out for Deus Ex – Human Revolution