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Eidos Montreal released a new developer trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for the Wii U, showcasing how players can utilize the Wii U's GamePad to perform hacks, see through objects, activate Jensen's abilities and micromanage your inventory.
The video, courtesy of Hardcore Gamer, gives gamers a very good reason to believe that despite not having the same measure of hardware capabilities as the PS4 and Xbox One, the Wii U could standout as a defining game console of the generation given the unique use of the GamePad. The other two consoles need to rely on brute-force graphics or IP exclusivity... Nintendo simply has to show gamers that you're getting a very different game experience on the Wii U than what you get on the other platforms, including PC.
I like that developers are also using the Wii U's strengths as a selling point (that's the whole point of being a different console, anyway) and giving gamers a reason to believe in the Big 'N' once again.
The video's reliance on options, alternatives and multiple ways of handling a situation while intuitively using the GamePad as an advantage in each and every situation and scenario really showcases why Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for the Wii U will be the definitive version of the game.
It's such a shame that other developers in the AAA arena aren't really jumping to the chance to make something unique or original in combination with the GamePad, but instead are playing follow-the-leader with companies like Electronic Arts publicly demeaning the Wii U or other developers saying how slow and outdated it is, when in reality both the PS4 and Xbox One are slow and outdated compared to Nvidia's GTX Titan.
Trying to argue that a game console needs to be defined by its graphics prowess will be a short-lived marketing pitch for many AAA publishers once they realize that they'll end up right back in the same rut of the seventh gen consoles when innovation, creativity and originality were pushed aside for linear, scripted, by-the-books Hollywood blockbusters that did little more than entertain ADHD gamers for just under eight hours until they were craving their next AAA fix.
Thankfully we have Nintendo here, showing us all that when the graphical novelty of the Titanfalls and the Dead Rising 3s and the Ryses wear thin, there will still be games out there designed and made for players to have fun and create new moments of nostalgia for generations to come.
Eidos has at least taken the opportunity to maximize on the potential of the Wii U's GamePad functionality by incorporating new ways to play an already great game. Whether or not this will pay off for a game that's already several years old remains to be seen, but at least Eidos took the risk.
You can learn more about Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut by paying a visit to the game's official website.