Detroit: Become Human. Best Singleplayer Game of All Time?

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Detroit: Become Human. Best Singleplayer Game of All Time?

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Alexander Jansiewicz, Staff Writer

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Since a good portion of you are guaranteed to have played multiplayer games, let me explain what “Detroit: Become Human” is. The entire game is a single player storytelling game (like any of the games made by TellTale Games) where your choices are influential to each character’s relationships with other characters as well as the overall storyline. The world is set in a futuristic Detroit. Cars have autopilot, holographic technologies are in use, and androids exist. Said androids look nearly identical to humans, with the exception of a small LED indicator ring on the left side of their heads.

 

To keep it short, your gameplay focuses around controlling three androids: Connor, Markus, and Kara. Storywise, two detectives, an android, and a human solve crimes in Detroit while also dealing with a new problem: deviant androids gaining the ability to have a conscious. Said problem also puts humanity at risk with what seems like a robot uprising. Many androids realize that they shouldn’t have to live “lives of slavery” and that they have the ability to choose their pathways.

 

Overall, the game design, story design, as well as character design for the game is phenomenal. The ability to choose how the story flows, as well as the integration between each character’s relationships and simple actions (like talking with another person) greatly impact your experience with Detroit: Become Human. The story is up to you: as you play through the lives of three androids, how will your actions transform android and human relations in Detroit and the world?

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