IGN - Human Element began as something that was, in hindsight, too ambitious for a small independent developer like Robotoki -- and what it's become is something radically different, for better or worse.
Creative Director Robert Bowling revealed a new version of Human Element to the surprise of many fans. Some responded with excitement, some with disappointment. Others felt a sense of betrayal. The ultra-violent debut trailer retained next to nothing of Human Element's original vision as a narrative-heavy open world survival game about people. It was more in line with Call of Duty, the franchise Bowling worked on at Infinity Ward prior to going independent.