Deus Ex is a traditional cyberpunk RPG the place you play a nano tech-infused slab of meat JC Denton. An anti-terrorism agent working for UNATCO within the far off 12 months of 2052.
Launched on the flip of the millenium, Deus Ex broke courageous new floor in some ways however – sadly as with all video games – many options have been left on the reducing room ground. From a white home degree dropped early on, a number of lower NPCS, and the choice to play as a girl.
A fan-made venture
Information miners way back discovered that the identify of the participant mannequin for Denton is titled JCDentonMale. This together with JC being a gender impartial identify exhibits that there was a plan early on to provide gamers this alternative however was lower alongside the way in which.
It’s straightforward to see why, contemplating there are over 1700 traces of dialogue for feminine JC inside Deus Ex. However that’s not an issue. A developer workforce on the ModDB discussion board taken it upon themselves to implement this misplaced function.
Mrpoke2020, Xriborg and WCCC all make up Crew ‘Lay D Dev’ who’ve made the mod of the identical identify, and it’s clear from the mods abstract they’ve put lots of effort into this venture. Firstly, each line of JC Denton has be re-recorded by VA Karen Rohan and directed by Chris Rohan, with consideration targeted to the deadpan manner the male JC Denton speaks.
Pronouns have been modified in different characters dialogue from masculine to female. Utilizing soundbites from different items of dialogue, taking complete phrases or eradicating the reference all collectively.
NPC’s have been wanted to be modified or added to additional add the to immersion Dues Ex requires. That the Lay D Dev workforce have clearly revered with the quantity of labor they’ve put in. The character design was modified to replicate the brand new female JC.
A beloved sport
Clearly the modding group doesn’t get as a lot love or respect because it ought to and this workforce signifies that, the quantity of effort and time put into this merely to revive an lower possibility from a sport that’s over twenty years olds exhibits how necessary this below appreciated a part of the gaming group is.