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Detroit: Become Human review
Meh
by x_manicure_x

Detroit: Become Human is the most balanced Quantic Dream game so far. It does not have major plot holes like Heavy Rain, and, unlike Beyond: Two Souls, the plot and characters are fairly interesting. However, this whole artificial intelligence theme is getting a bit too old, and David Cage is not bringing anything new to the genre. We have the usual trite sci-fi themes and reflections, and you can already expect the way things are going to evolve. I enjoyed Connor's "cases" and storyline the most, while the other two characters' paths and roles felt a bit too forced at times. I liked that the way characters feel about you changes depending on your actions, and that the game explicitly lets you know the way your relationships are evolving. The flowchart at the end of each chapter was interesting too, as it shows you the number of variations the same chapter could have. However, it might influence the way you play as you will be walking around looking for any possible element that could open up different paths instead of reacting to the events as they naturally happen around you. (6.7/10)
«Boooring»

Other reviews28

Very good game. Would recommend you to play it.
«Blew my mind»
«Liked before it became a hit»
Pretty great game like the route they were going for(androids trying to work together with humans so there wouldn't be a war if you chose right) and the development on Connor was honestly amazing hopefully this game gets a sequel. 11/10
«Can’t stop playing»
«Liked before it became a hit»
I wanted to make fun of it like I did with Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain (and I definitely did) but it's actually a lot better written and presented than David Cage's previous Interactive Dramas™. Markus' story is perfect for the proletariat stuck in dead-end jobs where the culture of the world has replaced the word slavery for service and, all of the sudden, it's fixed, right? Riiiight. The Android Lives Matter stuff is way too on-the-nose but it'll only bother you if you take it seriously. The others are just there, so that's cool. Is it perfect? Yes, if you are stoned since it makes the game intensely more fun. Otherwise, it's at the least better than Quantic's other works.
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
«Underrated»
Detroit Become Human is set in a near future where androids is a fully-realized dream. The androids does everything the humans ask them to do, until suddenly, some of them begin to stand up for themselves. In the game, you play as 3 of these androids. During the game you'll constantly make choices for each of them, which will heavily influence the course of the story. The game continues no matter what, even if a main character dies. The main characters are all really likeable, and so is the story. A lot of the performances given by the voice actors are simply incredible! 

The game's main story is very reminiscent of history events like the black rights movement, which might feel a little cliche for some people, but I personally didn't have a problem with it.

Now, one of the biggest flaws of the game is that it's gameplay consists only of quick-time events and choice-making. It's pretty much an interactable movie. This is the reason why a lot of people doesn't like the game. I personally really liked it though, as I thought the main story was very compelling, but I felt it was a little woke that main characters could die as a result of you failing a quick-time event.

The graphics are also incredible, and the soundtrack is great as well.

Pros:
• Compelling main story
• Great performances
• Soundtrack and graphics

Cons:
• A lot of quick-time events
• Not a lot of gameplay

Overall score:
7/10: Great
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Detroit is a narrative driven David Cage joint that plays out exactly like we have come to expect a narrative driven David Cage joint would.  The controls fluctuate between sharply responsive and not really giving a damn what you pressed.  The story doesn’t escape these mood swings either. Peaking and dipping in quality so hard and so fast it would make a roller coaster blush.  Still with all these flaws I would say I had a moderately fun time in the Motor City. I would even go so far as to say I rather like the character Connor and would be curious to see what other sorts of outcomes I could achieve with him.  Tragically though an additional play through also means another rump around with Kara which I have below zero interest in. But that’s the beauty of Quantum Dreams games. I can run through going totally nuts on a additional play through which could prove entertaining even with robot mom.
2.5/5
I am a big fan of interactive fiction / adventure games and "Detroit: Become Human" has been my best experience so far. The game is perfectly crafted. The story is extremely interesting and engaging; the gameplay and choices have a huge impact; the graphics and acting are excellent. Everything works in David Cage's masterpiece.
After a first playthrough where I missed a lot of stuff and I managed to get horrible endings for all three characters, I inmediately started a new game and I achieved beautiful endings, witnessing branches that I never suspected. What a rewarding amazing experience. I highly recommend this game.
«Blew my mind»
«That ending!»
In 2010, Heavy Rain blew me away. I'd never had such a cinematic experience when playing a video game. I played the PS4 remaster in 2017 and dear lord it did not hold up. The bar for motion capture and vocal performance has been raised so high since then by the likes of The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, etc, that the half-assed performances of Heavy Rain have become retroactively terrible. Detroit: Become Human shows that Quantic Dream have come a long, long way since then.
this game is an art piece and a truly emotional experience. I felt for every character and had to weight every decision to make sure that they would end up being fine.
«That ending!»
Just great
«Can’t stop playing»
«That ending!»
A very immersive experience with quite heavy themes. 4/5, would definitely replay.
I can't stop Playing this game
«Can’t stop playing»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»