As a real, serious journalist of genuine integrity, I must disclaim the following ahead of the rest of this preview: two weeks ago I was flown to E3 as a “Community Ambassador” for and by Eidos Montreal, to try out their upcoming titles Deus Ex: The Fall, Deus Ex Human Revolution: Director’s Cut and Thief. This was an all expenses paid trip, and included time with not only the games themselves, but also many members of the development teams.
The only thing asked of me in return for this trip was that I would answer questions about the games on the official forums upon my return. Crucially, it was not demanded, asked or even politely hinted that I should be unduly positive about any of the titles: in fact, I have been strongly encouraged to be honest about my experiences, both good and bad, as you will see below.. Of course, some people will still believe that I have been bought off – an understandable assumption, though a mistaken one. If you are one of those people, please know that while I respect your right to hold any incorrect opinion you wish, you should be aware that I cannot hear you over the sound of my personal butler, who is making a dreadful noise as he slices my unicorn steak and pours me a glass of orphan tear wine.
Anyway, on with the preview! Continue reading