What is so special about Detroit: Become Human
Detroit: Become Human was announced in 2015 and immediately aroused the interest among gamers. The creators defined its genre as an interactive movie with elements of a noir and a thriller. Sounds intriguing.
The game is based on the story of three characters. At first, it seems that there is nothing in common between them, but later their story lines unite.
The action takes place in the future. Scientists created robots equipped with fully autonomous artificial intelligence. Robots are treated as machines. However, androids started to feel like humans, they tend to realize themselves as people. One of the three characters becomes the leader of the protest movement, whose goal is to defend the rights of robots.
Although the game contains a basic storyline, according to the developers, the player is the main screenwriter in Detroit: Become Human. The development of the plot directly depends on the actions that the player is making.
Despite the fact that the action takes place in the future and the game tells about advanced technologies, Detroit: Become Human is not pure science fiction. First, the technologies shown in the game are already beginning real. Secondly, the entourage in which the action develops does not differ from the realities we know. The terrain shown in the game is literally copied from the American city of Detroit. In addition, the main focus is not on technology, but on the experiences of the characters.
The first thing that impresses the game is a surprisingly realistic picture. The world is so carefully drawn that at first it even frightens a little. The appearance and facial expressions of the characters are indistinguishable from the “real” ones. The developers paid special attention to the realism of the characters’ faces. In their opinion, the emotions of the players depend directly on the facial expressions of the characters.
Among disadvantages – unconvincing plot. Some plot lines are devoid of logic. The very concept of android and its transformation into a person is not well thought out. In fact, this is a story about oppression, in which robots appeared in the form of oppressed members of society who rebelled and started to fight for their rights.
On the other hand, the creators of the game well thought out the player’s ability to influence the plot. A lot of forks in the game allow you to create a story and change the characters. Information and items that you find on the locations, open new topics in the dialogues. In the most dynamic scenes, you have very little time left to make important decisions. You have to act quickly, relying more on intuition than on reason.