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Deus Ex: Social and Hacking Trailer

As if there wasn’t enough buzz around the upcoming release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Eidos Montreal have released another trailer which firmly emphasises the multi-layered approach to the game that players will be encouraged to take. 

The trailer (Which can be seen below) emphasises that there are four pillars of gameplay; combat, stealth, hacking and social.  Most situations in the game can be resolved using one of those pillars, and you’re not restricted in your choice; you can sneak past a big mechanical enemy, you can run in all guns blazing, or you can get to a nearby control console and hack into that, turning the robot against the other enemies. 

It doesn’t sound that new and exciting on the surface (the first Deus Ex allowed a similar level of choice, for example) but based on what we’ve seen of the game so far, it looks as though Human Revolution is determined to blend those four pillars of gameplay together and to force the player to consider carefully how they will approach each challenge, making the game much more intense and personal- just as the original Deus Ex was for me and many other gamers.

Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think- will you be going in all guns blazing or sneaking around like a Snake?


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