Eidos Mixes Up Boss Battles In Deus Ex HR DLC

As great a game as Eidos’ Deus Ex: Human Revolution is, it’s had one sticking point in the eyes of critics thanks to its boss battles. In a game where you can relish in choosing multiple paths to execute your objectives it always felt odd that the game would force you into a combat scenario rather than stay true to its gameplay and provide you with options. It’s good news, then, to know that Eidos have promised a boss fight with a little more variety than ‘shoot guy’ in the games upcoming DLC, The Missing Link.

According to the DLC’s producer, Marc-Andre Dufort, you’ll be able to tackle the encounter in different ways. Speaking with Eurogamer, he said “We have a boss battle at the end, but it’s different from the main game boss battles. You can actually not kill the boss. You can do a non-lethal takedown on him. And you can kill him from afar. You can even kill him without him seeing you. It’s more of a bigger challenge than a standard boss fight like we have in many games.”

The boss fights in Human Revolution were actually outsourced to another development house, at least lending some explanation to why they felt somewhat out of place in the game, though the DLC was made entirely by Eidos. “Everything was done in Montreal at Eidos,” Dufort confirmed.

The Missing Link DLC will explore Adam Jensen’s activites while he was missing for three days in the middle of the games plot. The DLC is set to launch later in October.

Source: Eurogamer