Snowblind == Deus Ex: Clan Wars

Snowblind was Deus Ex Clan Wars on GameSpot has the revelation that Snowblind, the first-person action game in the works at Crystal Dynamics that was subtly unveiled at this year's E3 (story) actually began its virtual life as the project known as Deus Ex: Clan Wars. Here's word on the project's origins, and why it changed course:
As it turns out, the similarities between Snowblind and Deus Ex are no coincidence. Sources close to the game's development confirmed today that the game began as Deus Ex: Clan Wars, the tactical "Deus Ex 'Action' game" mentioned in an Eidos financial report in April. "It did begin as Clan Wars," they said, "but it began to take a direction of its own."

Snowblind's "direction" falls somewhere between LucasArts' Mercenaries and Io Interactive's Freedom Fighters. Its setting is a massive civil war inside a collapsed Asian communist country (China, in this case), and will feature large levels that provide for free-roaming and fast-paced action. In the game's single-player campaign, players will lead a squad of AI-controlled NPC commandos which they must protect and heal in return for their service in combat. The game will also feature drivable vehicles, including several mech-esque contraptions.
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Psht, it was a far cry from best.



Sorry, the awful pun was necessary.

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... the cut-down and poorly executed DX:IW (pretty universally panned)...

That is a filthy lie. DX:IW was the best shooter of the year, by far.

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I hear good things about Snowblind, though they may not be from reputable sources.


Freedom Fighters was a nice surprise, so maybe this will turn out fairly well, too.

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So, going from the complex RPG and story of Deus Ex (loved by many gamers around the world), to the cut-down and poorly executed DX:IW (pretty universally panned), to...something with even more action-based gameplay? Hopefully the team's one that knows how to make a good action game, rather than one that'll (albeit indirectly) urinate all over the legacy the original DX left.

...praying daily for a worth successor to System Shock 2...

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Congratulations to the "Deus Ex" brand for narrowly avoiding being raped. I feel especially bad for it after the vicious beating it suffered by DX:IW.

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"Deus Ex" - That name used to send chills down my spine. Now all I get is indigestion. <sigh>

People look so snooty, Take pills make them moody, Automatic bzooty, Zero to tutti fruitti, Sex in the halls, Niagra Falls, Local shopping malls receive Anonymous calls
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