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Game News Deus Ex: Human Revolution Sports Over 9000 lines of Dialogue

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    <p>Actually it sports over 200,000 lines but there is a maxlength limit for the title textbox. In comparison Mass Effect 2 featured merely 31,000 lines of dialogue. <a href="http://www.videogamer.com/news/deus_ex_features_200_000_lines_of_dialogue.html" target="_blank">Read more over at Videogamer</a>.</p>
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    <p>"The voice recording, with all the characters we have in the game, is just amazing," producer David Anfossi told VideoGamer.com at E3. "We have more than... I think it's more than 200,000 lines."</p>
    <p>The first two Deus Ex games, developed by Ion Storm and published by Eidos at the turn of the Millenium, were known for their intelligent, carefully-crafted dialogue - as well as for their varied gameplay. According to lead designer Jean-François Dugas, the team at Montreal are now striving to live up to this legacy.</p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/98432-deus-ex-human-revolution-sports-over-200000-lines-of-dialogue.html">Gamebanshee</a></p>
     
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  2. ChristofferC Magister

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    They should hire 10 minimum wage ppl to write 5 000 000 lines of dialog. The more dialog the merrier, right?
     
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  3. Higher Game Arcane

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    Most of it will be Squeenix emofagspeak.
     
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  4. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    This game gets more and more impressive as its development continues. I certainly hope it's not all just hype.
     
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  5. Cenobyte Prophet

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    The leaked trailer was already rather disappointing. Also, the sheer amount of dialogues doesn't say anything about its quality.
     
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  6. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    I'll believe that when I see it.
    I'm jaded and skeptical at this point, too much so to not think that all this stuff will be conveniently cut from the final game due to time constraints or something like that.
    Remember how Bethesda had to do all that damage control interviews right before Oblivion came out because the AI they made broke the game too much and they had to gut it completely?
    That could have all been bullshit. Hell for all I know, Valve paid some fag to steal their shit for HL2 because they were so behind on development they needed a reason to stall for more time.
     
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  7. Dny Educated

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    I'm pretty sure FF13 has more lines of dialogue than any western RPG.. and it's not any better for it. 200 000 lines of bullshit is still bullshit.
     
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  8. Havoc Cheerful Magician Patron

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    How many lines were in BG2 or Planescape? Or better... in Deus Ex?
     
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  9. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    What if
    it's like
    the dialogue lines
    in Alpha Protocol
     
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  10. Cassidy Arcane

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    Quality is what matters. Everybody knows that. In fact, I'd dare to think that the original Fallout has less dialogue lines than many JRPGs.
     
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  11. Crichton Prophet

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    All this "X many lines of dialog" stuff reminds me of Dumas when they were paying him by the sentence;

    Porthos has arrived.

    Really?

    Just so.

    You're certain?

    Quite.

    Should we go to meet him?

    Yes.

    Tomorrow?

    Yes, tomorrow.
     
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  12. Joe Krow Erudite

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    Monkey Island with guns (c).
     
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  13. Phelot Arcane

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    They can have as many lines as they want just make it interesting for God's sake. Enough hyping! FFS FFS
     
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  14. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    ITT: Posers desperately trying to find something wrong with 200,000 lines of dialogue, and failing miserably.
     
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  15. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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  16. MetalCraze Arcane

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    I can see some of those people in this thread who baaaweed at me for criticizing AP (and ME2 too) before its release (except I criticized it based on 20+ previews which "were not enough").
    But now that its Square Enix (which isn't TRVE L33T like Obsidian) criticizing before playing it is totally OK.

    Codex is indeed a very prestigious place full of intelligent individuals
     
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  17. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    At the very least, it shows that they're putting effort into that element. But I know you need to be retarded on a regular basis so I'll let you carry on.
     
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  18. Phelot Arcane

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    I suppose it's a matter of opinion, but despite DA claiming however many thousands of lines of dialogue and text it still managed to have mind numbingly boring lines.

    So yeah, if they're going to tell me a long winded history of dragons that sounds like a mediocre rip off to every other story behind dragons, then I'll pass regardless of thousands of lines.

    So forgive me for not being excited at the prospect of listening to hours upon hours of retarded Matrix style philosophy on computer AIs or whatever the fuck this game wants to be about.
     
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  19. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    It's one thing to not be excited, but quite another to try to find something negative in such an announcement.
     
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  20. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Dialog is a tool that shouldn't even be used unless the developers are willing to go the extra mile and put a competent writer in charge of writing it. I would rather play a game with next to no dialog than a game with 200,000 lines of bad dialog.
     
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  22. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    Have you played AP yet, Skyway?
     
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  23. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    Of course he has...to make sure it's shit.
     
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  24. Jerry Whorebach Novice

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    Mass Effect 2 may have had only 30,000 "lines" of dialogue, but it had 450,000 words of dialogue (source), which is what I suspect David is talking about here.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: ... oh, wow
     
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