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Detroit: Become Human

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Amazing Presentation
Shocking Story Moments
Unworldly Writing

Summary: Detroit: Become Human improves on Quantic Dream's past efforts, but still somewhat fails to provide an affecting branching narrative. If you're in it for the over the top moments, you'll probably get what you're looking for.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 25, 2018

Developers: Quantic Dream, SIEA

Genres: Interactive Story, RPG

Detroit is the site of a new industrial revolution in Detroit: Become Human, a game about life -- human life, artificial life, and everything in between -- from Quantic Dream, the makers of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. THE WORLD OF DETROIT Detroit is a neo-noir thriller set in the near-future city of Detroit. Androids, who look exactly like human beings, have replaced humans in most tasks: they are workers, babysitters, gardeners, nurses, teachers, clerks. The story of Detroit starts with an unexplained incident that begins to affect the Androids. Some disappear without any explanation, others have unexpected behaviors and strangely show signs of emotions. The rumors of “deviant” androids start spreading, but no one seems to know what’s really happening… PLAY YOUR OWN STORY IN DETROIT Detroit is about playing the story. Through your actions and decisions you drive the story and face the consequences of your choices. You are in charge of the fate of these characters. You will become a “co-writer” who will have to make critical decisions that will impact the entire story and its world. As you play as all of the characters, you’ll see the story from different perspectives. You will need to weigh each decision, as actions made by one character may have consequences on others. You will also need to avoid putting the characters at risk, because they can all die, and like in Heavy Rain, the story will continue without them. CONNOR, THE DEVIANT HUNTER Connor is the second playable character announced. Connor is an advanced prototype assigned to police forces to help them investigate cases involving deviants. He is cold and analytical; he thinks fast and benefits from some surprising advanced features. He is very determined and nothing matters more to him than accomplishing the mission he was programmed for. BECOME HUMAN Detroit is about emotions, about dilemmas and making difficult decisions. Detroit is not just the story of androids becoming aware of themselves and their fight to be free, it is about a story that resonates at many levels in our world, about being free, about becoming who you are.

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Its big themes are glibly handled, though this is still Quantic Dream's most credible and satisfying interactive yarn by far.

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Detroit: Become Human is a poignantly pulpy interactive sci-fi drama where your choices can impact events to a greater and more satisfying degree than in most games of this type. Though I wish its story had been handled with a softer touch, especially considering the subtlety that can be conveyed through its tech and performances, its well-written and acted central trio were vital enough to me that I found myself feeling genuine distress when they were in danger and a sense of victory when they triumphed. Most importantly, Detroit offers a multitude of transparent branching paths that entice further playthroughs, and choices have a permanence that raise the stakes throughout.

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Occasionally fun but often unconscientious, Detroit: Beyond Human takes steps in the right direction but retains too much of the old Quantic dream formula.

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6 / 10
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A considerable improvement on Quantic Dreams' previous work, and while the storytelling is still flawed its tale of abused androids feels very human.

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