Detroit: Become Human Review
Posted: 8 months ago, last updated yesterday.
Author: Andy Robertson.
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.
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 25/05/2018
Platforms: PlayStation 4.
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.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
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