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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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40. Re: Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a Prequel Sep 2, 2011, 01:08 J
 
PropheT wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 16:23:
J wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 16:09:
Upto 42 hours play now. My main gripe is that hacking is needed for some quests - as in you can complete most of it but then one section requires hacking, there's no password anywhere, so the effort was wasted unless you upgrade hacking - something I wanted to not do during this playthrough.

There's more than one way to do all of those. If you don't have the hacking, there's probably a pocket secretary somewhere. If there isn't, there's probably a smashable wall to gain entry instead using that augment. If that's not possible, you can still try using an EMP grenade to blow the lock instead of trying to hack it.

None of those apply to the locked computers I'm referring to.
 
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