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Detroit become human

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 3:55 pm
by jack1974
I just finished playing it and I loved it - but honestly I loved all quantic dreams games since I played Omikron :)
This one has a surprisingly really complex story, there's an insane amount of branching. A pity that you can't replay quickly as a visual novel made in Ren'Py though.
I am not sure such a branching really made the game better in the end. I mean, if that was a compromise between a longer game or more choices, I'd prefer a longer game (even if it's very long already to be honest).
While I preferred Until Dawn or even Life is strange, I still think this is a must-buy for any PS4 owners.

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:14 pm
by Franka
I'm on my second game now, exploring various possibilities. This one will be faster because I let one of the protagonists die very early on.

If you're interested in a heavily branching visual novel, you should look at The Letter.

Detroit is almost as good as Heavy Rain, a lot better than Beyond: Two Souls, but I'd also say that Until Dawn is the best game so far in this style.

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:26 pm
by jack1974
Yes I heard about that game, I need to check it out when I have time :)

I personally liked Beyond as much as Heavy Rain but mainly because of Ellen Page... :mrgreen:

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 6:50 am
by Franka
I like Ellen Page, but the writing for Beyond was horrible. David Cage should just stay away from writing supernatural stuff, it got really messy in Fahrenheit too. Still fun to play, just plots that spin out of control.

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:03 am
by jack1974
In Fahreneit was much worse IMHO, now several years have passed but I remember it was full of plot holes, and in the end there was the impression they didn't even know how to finish the story :lol:
Anyways in Detroit there's top-notch writing. They were airing Blade Runner 2049 on TV last night, and I tried to watch it after playing this game and I was shaking head thinking "there's no comparison in term of writing quality" :)

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:58 am
by Sylrissa
I have a love/hate relationship with David Cage games, I loved heavy rain, while being less then thrilled with beyond two souls.

Having played through Detroit now, I've been thoroughly impressed and feel it's imho his best game yet. I love the huge variety in ways the story can branch out from your actions, and they seem to have real consequence.

They weren't afraid to create entire scenes and levels that you'll never see on a playthrough if you take a certain path.

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:00 am
by jack1974
Yes this is without doubts their best game for sure :)
Also it's the first time in an AAA title where the branching is as complex as a normal visual novel. I'm really impressed, because doing all that branching in 3d with real actors is a crazy effort.

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:29 pm
by Franka
My second game was better than the first because
Spoiler:
I let Kara die early on.
The story was much more focused and coherent after that.

I still like Heavy Rain better, having recently replayed it. Detroit's story telling is just too heavy handed and on the nose for my tastes, especially when it comes to issues of segregation. Subtle it is not.

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:57 am
by jack1974
Yes as much as I like Kara's model (ahem) it's probably the most boring storyline of the three to follow :)

Re: Detroit become human

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:07 am
by Franka
It's the most emotional, and it's not that I didn't like it, it just didn't fit very well with the other story lines. It was like a DLC story for the game, "stuff that happened elsewhere."