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Submitted by Patricia 928d ago | news

Human Revolution Game Director: Boss Fights Were “exactly what we asked for.”

Eidos reveals that while it was a different studio that created the boss fights, the boss fights in Deus Ex were exactly what they asked for--and so aren't the other studio's fault. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Eidos, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

PirateThom  +   928d ago
I never asked for this...
krazykombatant  +   928d ago
That's a shame...
Trophywhore  +   928d ago
That reason alone was why I didnt buy this game.

Good choice system my ass.
Canary  +   927d ago
Choice system? What?

And if boss fights being outsourced and thus clashing heavily with the main stealth gameplay mechanics are the reason why you didn't buy the game, I can only take it you never buy any stealth games, because this is one of those brain-dead mistakes EVERY stealth game developer does--over and over again.
ryhanon  +   927d ago
Good call Canary.

I don't recall people whining about the boss fights in MGS 4 as much as they do about Human Revolution. The MGS 4 boss battles were constructed a lot better, in my opinion, but they still had the same effect of feeling a bit out of place and forcing you to play them a certain way. The entire game is about stealth until you get to the boss battles.
rdgneoz3  +   927d ago
@ryhanon

The MGS4 boss fights were better constructed and didn't die in under 5 seconds... It was so easy to rape a boss in a few seconds with a couple of grenades or typhoon spam in Dues. Loved the game and beat it, but still, the fights were dumb as hell.
cogniveritas  +   927d ago
What's the big deal? Whether in real life or in a video game, you might get to make the choices, but no one ever guaranteed you could decide what the options were to choose from. Sometimes your options are limited, but you still have to choose how to deal with it within the available options.
Quagmire  +   927d ago
lmfao, bubbles bro. Is it a full-fledged meme now?
cgoodno  +   928d ago
I liked the boss battles... *shrugs*
MrBeatdown  +   927d ago
I didn't think they were too bad. What really bugged me was the lack of the characters' integration into the story. It's as if the devs wrote the whole story, said "we need bosses," then just found a few places to work them in. They seemed like they would be great characters, like Gunther or Anna from DX1, and they would play a sizable role, but they were basically introduced just to be killed. Hell, I didn't even know the woman's name until I saw it on the story recap that pops up when loading a save.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   928d ago
Next time make them better Eidos.
Chnswdchldrn  +   928d ago
The boss battles were SO lame and easy even on the hardest setting, provided you knew the simplest of strategies to defeat them. That being said, however, the rest of the game was amazing.
mrsatan  +   927d ago
The biggest problem with the boss battles was how boring they were. I didn't find them entertaining at all. They felt unnecessary and out of place. The 3rd or 4th battle (the one with no skin dude), was SOOOOOO terrible I burst out laughing. I beat it by running around and exploiting the dumb-as-hell ai as it leapt over the wall continuously. The game should have of had a big mech boss or something interesting to fight instead of the same boring fight in an small arena. Granted the best fight of them all was the first one which was clearly broken as well.

Developers, if you are going to make a boss battle, MAKE IT FUN! Do not make it tedious and boring. Go play some Zelda or any other classic game with good boss fights.

Also its a shame I never got to finish Human Revolution, as I encountered a game breaking bug towards the end of the game and I wasnt able to reload or fix it in any way. Very sad, because I was enjoying the game quite a bit.
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Black_McGrath  +   927d ago
I just punched that dude in his face when he jumped over the fence cause my vision was all distorted.
clarkjudo  +   927d ago
"Also its a shame I never got to finish Human Revolution, as I encountered a game breaking bug towards the end of the game and I wasnt able to reload or fix it in any way." - I believe there is a patch now available. Unclear as to what it is for tho. But worth checking out. This is the link I saw this morning.
http://translate.google.com...
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clarkjudo  +   927d ago
This issue (if you want to call it) with the Bosses has been blown out of proportion. This is a 25-40 hour game and we are talking about a small percent of this rather lengthy game? But if it keeps an amazing game like Deus Ex: HR on the back of peoples minds, so be it. LOL

Looking forward to the Missing Link DLC. :)
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ryhanon  +   927d ago
Agreed. Not only were they a small percentage, but a small percentage of a percentage. A *fraction* of a percentage of the entire game. We're talking something like 0.1%

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