Detroit: Beco me Human
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Say what you like about David Cage, but it’s undeniable that the man has a tonne of ambition. Quantic Dream has taken the heart-rending seven minute 2012 PS3 tech demo, Kara, and built an entire neo-noir thriller out of it. A cold future – advanced androids are slaves to humans, but are developing self-awareness – glitters with incredible visual fidelity.
It’s also a surprisingly complex Quantic title. Just like Heavy Rain, as you progress through the story you’ll play as multiple characters with different abilities. Robo-detective Connor, for example, hunts down androids that have gone haywire and can make use of Reconstruct Mode – manipulate the DualShock touchpad, and he’ll piece together clues, allowing him to reconstruct crimes.
More informed dialogue choices equal a better outcome, but the longer you dilly-dally with data, the lower the percentage chance of success drops. It’s a race against time – one of multiple new gameplay facets that could make this the jewel in Cage’s crown.