GameZuke Review: Detroit Become Human
Detroit Become Human
By: John Jaskot (JazzEFiddle)
Release Date: May 25, 2018
Genre: Action Adventure
Reviewed For: Playstation 4 Pro
Published By: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developed By: Quantic Dream
The story revolves around three seperate androids:
Kara, who escapes the owner she was serving to explore her newfound sentience and protect a young girl.
Connor, whose job it is to hunt down deviant androids.
Markus, who devotes himself to releasing other androids from servitude.
They may survive or perish depending on dialogue choices and timing that shape the story.
Detroit Become Human is a third person action/choose your own adventure game that is purely story driven. The world is semi open in the fact that the game opens up during segments of play allowing you to search for clues that can aid in the process you are trying to complete. These clues will allow or close off different voice paths that can be used later on in the game.
The mechanics in this game are very..... hold your hand. Similar to the Tell-Tale series of games. You move your character around the world to look for clues, finding the next path to push the story. The game pauses to perform the necessary "choose your own path" questions that determine the outcome of what happens in the game based on the decision you make. Then some very cool segments where you replay past moments in time where you can rewind or fast forward those moments to search for clues to help aid in the decisions you make in the future. Aside from this the game rotates between three playable characters in which the three paths never cross and seem to rotate in a pattern, unless the decisions you make in the game change this.
Plays at 30FPS
3840 x 2160 resolution ( 4k ) which is the checkerboard rendering that is not true 4K
That being covered this game is gorgeous. The developer spared no details in making sure that not only the cut scenes but the live action game play is equal in graphics. Living in the city of Detroit myself I was very impressed with the attention to detail Quantic did on recreating the city in a futuristic way. The translation is not perfect as in the use of the term meters instead of feet or miles for measurement but you do get to see that define Detroit, from the Fist of Detroit to the Spirit of Detroit, right down to the soundtrack of the game all hailing form musicians of the motor city.
Overall I give Detroit Become Human a 8 out of 10. The Graphics and story behind this game are its bread and butter. While the game is pretty what really grabs me is that I am playing in the city of Future Detroit. Does this mean that I feel that people that are not from Detroit will have a different feeling and potentially not like the game as much? Absolutely! The fact that I live in the city brings back memorable moments in my life when I reach that area of the game. I still believe that many will enjoy this game even though they are not from Detroit. Its just the nostalgia of being in the city I grew up and live in. If you are not a fan of Tell-Tale story based games then this game is NOT for you.... The goal of Detroit Become Human is to tell a unique story of the moment an AI learns that it has feelings and emotions and what they choose to do with them.