Detroit: Become Human is Highly Recommended: A Video Game Review
By Angelina Cortina
“What if we’re on the wrong side Connor? What if we’re fighting against people who just wanna be free?” – Hank Anderson talking to his android partner, Connor.
Detroit: Become Human is a PS4 exclusive story game that mainly takes place in Detroit, Michigan, during the year 2038. Its main pitch is that it’s a game where your choices REALLY matter. The premise of the game is that androids (advanced, human-like robots) start to develop feelings and emotions, which could be because most of the humans in the game treat them unfairly because of who they are.
In the game, there are three points of view you get to see and play through. Those points of view come from androids named Connor, Markus, and Kara, all with different, branching stories. Connor is an android detective whose main objective is to hunt down deviants with his newly assigned human partner, Hank Anderson. (A “deviant” is an android who has rebelled against their programming.) Markus is a deviant who leads the android rebellion, and Kara’s journey is one of a close connection with an abused child she takes under her wing. What happens to them is completely up to you.
Now, I could go on and explain the rest of the plot, but I wouldn’t want to spoil the game for you! If you’re interested, you can buy the game yourself or watch some playthroughs on YouTube or Twitch! If you’re looking for a new game to explore and discover, this is a game I highly recommend! The game brings up thought-provoking questions and analysis on human nature and the possibility of repeated history. With 40+ endings in this five-year progress of the game’s making, your choices really do matter!
Bonus Fun Facts:
The actor of “Hank” (Connor’s partner) also voices Mr. Krabs in Spongebob Squarepants!
Detroit: Become Human was made by Quantic Dream, the creators of popular game titles like “Heavy Rain” and “Beyond Two Souls”.
The actor of Connor, Bryan Dechart, has recently become a Twitch streamer! (with streams going up on his YouTube channel, under the same name). The #ConnorArmy community is growing as I type this!
Thank you for reading this game review! I hope it piques your interest as much as it did mine!