Warren Spector Says Deus Ex Human Revolution “Captured the Spirit” of Original
Reviewers. Gamers. Journalists. We’re all really hard to please. Sometimes it might seem like we’re impossible to please at all. Even BioWare catches guff from fans, with the recent complaints surrounding Mass Effect 3‘s ending coming to a head with an online petition circulating to change it all.
Really now, if BioWare, the powerhouse story-telling studio gets complaints of this magnitude from players, then it really shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re a fickle lot. But what do you do when the critic is the original creator of a series?
That’s who Eidos Montreal and Square Enix get to hear from, as Warren Spector, legendary game creator and mastermind behind the original Deus Ex, finally said a few words about Deus Ex: Human Revolution. He’s been rather quiet on the subject matter, but in a recent interview with GamesIndustry, Spector had a few words to say about it all.
“It really captured the spirit of Deus Ex…,” said Spector. “It had a lot of the sort of gray of the original game where nothing is right and wrong — I really like that a lot. It made me feel like I was making decisions that revealed more about me than it did about my character, which I loved.”
Of course, it wasn’t all pleasant butterflies, rainbows, and cotton candy. There were times where Spector said he didn’t expect things to turn out the way they did and found himself shouting at the TV in frustration.
“I screamed at the television as I played this game,” Spector admitted. “I loved the game at the end of the day, but I screamed constantly because there were two, three, four things they did where I just said, ‘Nooooo, why did you do thi? Noooo!’, and it wasn’t that it was right or wrong, it was different than what I expected.
“Some day, either I’m going to write an article about [impressions of both Human Revolution and the original Deus Ex], or somebody who is getting their master’s degree at MIT or someplace, is going to write a master’s thesis about the systemic differences, the game system differences between Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.”
Despite all the television screaming, Spector seems quite happy with the efforts inspired by his work. A great many of us did as well, and for that we thank you Eidos Montreal. And Adam Jensen.
To read the full interview with Warren Spector, head out to GamesIndustry.
Via VG 24/7.