Deus Ex: Human Revolution Could Be Neat
At long last we have some more details about Deus Ex 3, and it’s not that they've renamed it D3us 3x or something dumb as with Thi4f. The real title is Deus Ex: Human Revolution which is certainly different to what I was expecting. As this game is a prequel rather than a reboot or a remake, neither Deus Ex 3 nor simply 'Deus Ex' would have worked very well. It must be a challenge going back to a series after this long. Do you try and focus on invoking nostalgia from the existing fans, or try and introduce it to todays audience? The original audience while still around is probably relatively tiny compared to the number of people who currently play games and have no idea what a Deus Ex is. From what they've said about the game so far it does look like they're trying someting new rather copying everything including the Matrix influenced aesthetic of the original.
Other stuff about the game from GDC include a trailer in which main character Adam Jensen seems really bummed out about having metal arms. He is also having weird dreams where he is a 16th century renaissance Icarus for some probably allegorical reasons. This Kotaku
article talks about how they’ve drizzled renaissance architecture and fashion all over the game, but had to tone it down at one point as all the puffy clothing were starting to look more ridiculous than cool.
Here’s the trailer anyway: