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Augmentation Bad? Deus Ex: HR Trailer

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We’re not always enormous fans of live action trailers at RPS. Unless the game is somehow going to be live action, it seems a touch irrelevant. And then I stop and think, actually, how is that any different from a CGI trailer? Then I realise it isn’t, and I say sorry to everyone. However, there’s really no justification for snarling at Square Enix for releasing such a trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. They’ve released so many in-game trailers for the game that I swear we must have seen it from beginning to end now. Also, this latest is a canny response to their previous live-action faux adverts for Sarif Industries. And this one’s a touch bleak.

Clearly a large focus of DX:HR is the nature of augmentation, and its consequences on humanity. What the original Deus Ex games took for granted, this prequel will only just be coming to terms with, and as such there are many who are not comfortable. Or indeed extremely angry.

The game’s out in a month, which is crazy soon. Although of course it’s out three days later in the UK than in the US, because of SIGH. Cheers to VG247.

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