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Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a Prequel

The Eidos Montreal Blog answers a reader-submitted question that requests an explanation of the decision to make Deus Ex: Human Revolution a prequel, rather than a sequel. Here's their reasoning:

Yes, flexibility.

The five main points we considered:

1) With a prequel, playing the previous games is not a requirement. It gave us a lot more freedom about how we connect to the established cannon.
2) We didnít have to deal with DX1ís or Invisible Warís multiple endings.
3) Being a true sequel would put us after Invisible War and a bit too far into the future.
4) There was a lot of untapped material in the timeline before DX1.
5) Exploring the time surrounding the introduction of mech augs just struck a chord with us.

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14. Re: Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a Prequel Sep 1, 2011, 14:35 rist3903
 
I have a minor criticism though. My inventory is full and I pretty much have everything I want or need so there's no more thrill at discovering weapons or ammo or mods or anything like that. That aspect of the game has basically disappeared which is a shame. In DX1 there was stuff to acquire right up to the last levels and I was always happy when I found sniper ammo or tranq darts or aug upgrade modules or cattle prod charges. In HR now it's all about XP and money to buy more Praxis and pretty soon I'll be upgraded as much as I care to be so even that will lose its luster.

Some of it is the fact that with stealthy takedowns you no longer need things like tranq darts or stun gun ammo like you did in DX1. Also in DX1 you could shoot out cameras and even some doors with sniper rifle but the HR rifle can't do that so I have no use for it. I just dumped my rocket launcher and I'll probably get rid of the tranq rifle too and probably the combat rifle as I just don't see a use for those down the road so I don't care about finding ammo for them either.

I agree that ammo was not a concern in the least. I sold everything I didn't need and then money wasn't a concern either. There should have been some concern!

This is taking a page from MMO's a bit but it would have been cool if you could donate ammo and equipment you didn't need to some cause you believe in -if you gave them enough it would alter the world in some way. Would have been neat to pick your cause. An example would be some anti big brother movement where they would eventually sabotage random security cameras you would come across in your travels.
 
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