Detroit: Become Human Review
Posted: 11 months ago, last updated 6 days ago.
The game follows a theme of android consciousness and ethics similar to West World. You play three characters: Connor, a police investigator android, Kara, a housekeeper android who develops artificial consciousness and becomes responsible for a young girl's safety, Markus, a caretaker android who, after gaining consciousness, takes it upon himself to free others like him from bondage.
As with the other games from this developer you have to make detail decisions for each character which result in dramatically a branching narrative. Unlike the previous games, though, you get to see which parts of the narrative you chopped off or missed out on at the end of each chapter.
Demo available on PC. PS4 Deluxe Edition includes Heavy Rain, Digital art book, Soundtrack and Avatars.
This game is free on PlayStation 5 (but not PlayStation 4) with PlayStation Plus Collection.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
This game is rated PEGI 18 which restricts availability to ADULTS ONLY and is not suitable for anyone below this age. This rating has been given due to depictions of violence to vulnerable/defenceless human-like characters, depictions of strong violence to human-like characters, and use of sexual expletives. Not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: This game contains depictions of violence towards vulnerable and defenceless human characters. One of the sections of the game takes place in a household with an abusive father and his young daughter. Throughout your time in the household you witness the father being verbally abusive to his daughter.
The player is then given the instruction to protect her, and the player can go about this objective in numerous ways such as confronting the father, getting a gun and threatening him, or running to the girl and escaping with her. If her father gets to her first it is implied that he kills her.
There is also another scene at the beginning of the game where a young girl is being held hostage on the edge of a skyscraper with a gun held to her head. This game also contains depictions of gross violence towards human-like characters. One of the more pertinent examples is when an android commits suicide by repeatedly slamming his face into a table until it begins to split open, he then grabs a handgun and shoots himself through the head. A large open bloody wound is left where the bullet exited his head. This game also contains frequent use of sexual expletives, the word “*!@?*” and its derivatives are found throughout.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Adjustable Anytime: You can adjust the difficulty while playing.
Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be.
Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.
All Dialogue is Voiced: All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.
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