Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human is a very interesting and emotional game. Reason why I think so is because I think in many ways this is going to be a part of our future with androids and the likes. Having played all of the games Quantic Dream have released in the past I knew perfectly well what to expect in terms of gameplay and the twist and turns their stories can have. I have to say on Detroit: Become Human they have reached a new milestone in storytelling and with how many different paths you can take with the different characters you play. It’s astonishing, gives you great replay value and you will want to go back and reply this game again as there will always be a “what if I did this instead?” scenario going on in your mind. Good thing there is chapter select where you take your last saved choices from the flowchart done before with you, meaning you can continue the game half-way in and redo your choices where you please.

There is a lot of choices that will make you think more than once due to the morality and ethnicity, it isn’t easy choices and the fact some of them have big consequences later on makes it very emotional. Hell sometimes you even look at yourself and think “damn is this the kind of person I would be in this scenario?”. When a game does that I think it has left a big impact, which Detroit: Become Human has as it was intended too. It’s beautiful, got a story that will have you on the hook and superb voice acting. Gameplay wise games of this nature are never something you will remember but these games were always made with the storytelling in mind.

All in all I think this is the best game from Quantic Dream yet. Better visuals, audio, fine-tuned gameplay and an even more gripping story than their old games (which were good too mind you). For fans of these kind of games this is a must play and if you haven’t played any of Quantic Dream (or Telltale Games) games before this would be a perfect place to start.

Pros

  • The flowchart makes it easy for you to know where you want to backtrack.
  • Really interesting story.

Cons

  • The gameplay is always a bit boring in these type of games.
  • Sometimes the choices you could make weren’t really clear (as in you choose something you thought meant doing something else).

Graphics: 4.5/5
Music: 3.5/5
Gameplay: 3/5
Story: 5/5
Score: 4/5 Incredible

3 thoughts on “Detroit: Become Human

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    • That’s fine, each to their own 🙂 The gameplay has never been the strong side for these kind of games in my opinion. I mean I buy a game like this for the story, not for gameplay reasons.

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