The release of Detroit: Become Human is fast approaching. The game is due for release exclusively on the PlayStation 4 tomorrow and reviews are already piling in for the game from major gaming review outlets giving their two cents on Quantic Dream's philosophically themed sci-fi thriller.
DualShockers did find the quick-time events in Detroit: Become Human to be a bit tedious and the invisible walls a hindrance, but overall the site topped out a score of 9 out of 10 for the game.
Prominent game reviewer, Colin Moriarty, seemed to agree with DualShockers' assessment, calling it his GOTY... so far.
Hardcore Gamer was another site very well in agreement with the positive outlook on David Cage and Quantic Dream's title, calling it the best title the studio has put out, especially coming off the heels of Beyond: Two Souls for the PS3 a few years back.
It's not all rainbows and sunshine in the review, the outlet does take issue with the artificial barriers that DualShockers mentioned.
Not everyone was pleased with the final results, though. Greg Miller from Kinda Funny Games gave it a more middling score, noting that the game does provide players with a solid story but that later on the logic begins to fall apart, making it more okay than great.
There were a couple of other websites that also had similar sentiments as Greg Miller, with various outlets pointing out some of the inconsistencies in the plot, the invisible walls, and the quick-time events being turn-offs, even though most of everyone praised the performances and the graphics of Detroit: Become Human.
Trusted Reviews, for instance, felt as if the ham-fisted messaging in the game ruined what otherwise could have been a much better overall experience, writing...
It definitely sounds like it's the kind of game that will appeal to people who are already fans of David Cage's work and previous Quantic Dream entries, such as Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain. However, if you're not too keen on quick-time events and thematically heavy subject material, it sounds like Detroit: Become Human could be more of a rent-worthy title than something you would buy at first glance.