Deus Ex Bible Available
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For Deus Ex fans who just can't get enough futuristic black-ops conspiracy material, GameSpy recently released part II of their DX1 Continuity Bible. The bible covers the history, storyline, and complex interactions of the Deus Ex universe in painstaking detail, taking into account story that takes place before JC Denton ever dons his first pair of sunglasses.
The guide also covers random bits of trivia, including why some side characters saw so little action during the latter half of the game:
So much in the game design process (ours, at least) is haphazard. Paul vanished because no one ever asked what role he might play toward the end. For the same reason, Page is absent toward the beginning of the game. The repetitions we do have (Gunther, Simons, Jaime) we inserted largely at the last minute, when we realized that our main NPCs needed more stage time. The writers are usually sensitive to this issue from the beginning of the design process, but the truth is that map building is often centered around mid-level gameplay rather than story. Making the drama add up on Deus Ex was kind of a seat-of-the-pants affair. Some of these anomalies people see are more the result of chance than volition, sorry to say.Those who either wish to know or think they know everything there is to know about Deus Ex may want to give this bible a look. It definitely provides a fascinating look into the complex backstory that helped make Deus Ex such a memorable title.
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