How boss battles have changed in Deus Ex: Human Revolution 'Director's Cut'

The upcoming "Director's Cut" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Wii U promises to fix one of the weakest aspects of the original game: the boss fights. But how are they being tweaked?

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The upcoming "Director's Cut" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Wii U promises to fix one of the weakest aspects of the original game: the boss fights. Responding to fan complaints, producer David Anfossi said that, if he could do it all over again, wouldn't remove the boss sequences, but he would do them correctly. "I'm pretty sure that now we have the knowledge to do it correctly," he said back then.

Well, that's exactly what they're planning on doing.

"The boss fights are now as they should have been," Emile Pedneault, game designer on the Director's Cut told Joystiq. "We took them and completely rebuilt them."

As Anfossi previously promised, the bosses aren't being removed from the game "because of the story telling," which requires these confrontations to happen. However, Pedneault explains that "we tweaked their AI and we've added tons of ways to deal with them. You can deal with a boss fight in a stealth way, you can deal with a boss fight in a hacking way." Joystiq saw a revised level that introduced new corridors for stealth attacks, turrets for hacking, and more.

Most promisingly, Pedneault says that you can actually defeat bosses "without firing a single bullet," making Human Revolution's bosses better reflect the Deus Ex DNA.

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    March 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, How boss battles have changed in Deus Ex: Human Revolution 'Director's Cut'.

    The upcoming "Director's Cut" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Wii U promises to fix one of the weakest aspects of the original game: the boss fights. But how are they being tweaked?

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      March 22, 2013 12:52 PM

      uNF. Wii U only? Damn.

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        March 22, 2013 1:00 PM

        Yup, they're going to make me get another copy of this game.

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          March 22, 2013 3:26 PM

          Ports for new releases on the Wii U ----> I asked for this.

          Ports for old games on the Wii U ----> I never asked for this.

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            March 22, 2013 3:39 PM

            Only an idiot would bitch about getting this on a system.

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              March 22, 2013 4:06 PM

              Not bitching about another port. It's the fact that I have a brand new system with no games.

              Yea sure Deus Ex is coming. Great game. Problem is I already own it. In fact after many really solid Steam sales for the title there aren't many people who intend to buy the game haven't bought it already.

              Are the bosses a good incentive to adopt a system or if you already have it buy it again? Hardly. In theory they would actually make more money selling it as a PC DLC.

              In the meantime, I would have liked a Hitman port or a Tombraider port. Likely it's becoming more and more apparent that this isn't happening or possible. #BuyersRemorse

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      March 22, 2013 1:02 PM

      Now if they only they would patch the original PC and other console releases as well.

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        March 22, 2013 1:20 PM

        If they don't that be pretty stupid or at least allow you to get the fixed version, still it should be a free update but I doubt it.

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          March 22, 2013 1:27 PM

          I could see it as DLC, if not I'm sure it will be modded into the game eventually.

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          March 22, 2013 2:05 PM

          It's sounding like it would be a pretty major update to the game, and with it incorporating the paid expansion Missing Link? Ehhhh. I doubt it will make its way over.

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      March 23, 2013 7:22 AM

      How can I say this? AWESOME!
      Day one purchase. Im selling that BS copy I have of Deus Ex right now.

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      March 27, 2013 1:40 PM

      I hope they would be nice enough to release a PC patch with this content. Since this is how it should have been, or at least free DLC for anyone who has a current copy.
      This Feels like Mass Effect 3 in a way.

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