Story image

Hands-on with the Detroit: Become Human demo on PS4

26 Apr 2018

Quantic Dream is renowned for making many decision based video games including Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. Now the talented developer is releasing its first ever PS4 video game called Detroit: Become Human. 

The demo for Detroit: Become Human is out now and it features one chapter for you to play through. You get to play as an advanced police android by the name of Connor who has to investigate a current hostage situation that is heating up. 

In the scenario presented in the demo, Connor has to investigate a domestic violence disturbance because a recent Android has run amok and starts attacking the family that adopted him. He has now kidnapped the young daughter in the family and threatens to kill himself and the young girl unless he's promised freedom. 

If you have played Quantic Dream's previous two games on the PS3, Detroit: Become Human has a similar style of gameplay. As you play as Connor, the android has to use his detective skills find out why this other Android decided to turn psycho all of a sudden. 

The purpose of the detective work is to try and get as much information on the rogue Android as much as possible. The more Connor knows about the Android, this will increase his chances of negotiating a peaceful resolution to this escalating hostage situation. 

The game adopts some detective style gameplay from the Batman: Arkham series as Connor has to find clues and piece together what exactly happened. Connor also has to find a motive as to why this Android suddenly turned on his human owners. 

Alternatively, Connor can bypass the detective work and try to negotiate with the Android without any background information. This is ill advised though mainly because the Android will get more paranoid if you say the wrong things to him and don't meet his demands. 

What I love most about Detroit: Become Human is that the game offers so many different endings and outcomes which means there's lot of replay value on offer. In this short one chapter alone, there are about five different endings for you to see.

The full game will offer even more scenarios for you to play through since the entire script for the game is reportedly over 2000 pages long! Not to mention in the full game there are three playable characters and your decisions affect how the story is played out. 

From what I have played from the demo so far, it looks like Quantic Dream is onto another award winning game. Beyond: Two Souls was enjoyable and Heavy Rain is still my favourite PS3 game of all time. With that said, I have high hopes for Detroit: Become Human when it releases exclusively on the PS4 on May 25th, 2018. 

DJI tightens drone no-fly areas around Europe's airports
If you’re heading to Europe and taking your drones with you, you might want to stay away from Europe’s airports if you have any DJI equipment.
By 2040, landlines will probably be dead
What’s causing landlines’ slow deaths? Smartphones, calling plans, and internet calling.
As online GST looms, Kiwis aren't too fussed about it
A recent Canstar Blue online shopping consumer poll found that only 29% of 1659 respondents will be put off buying things from international websites.
Game review: Anime characters join in Jump Force
The first thing you will notice about Jump Force is the impressive roster of over 42 playable characters for you to select.
Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.
How blockchain could help stop video piracy in its tracks
An Australian video tech firm has successfully tested a blockchain trial that could end up being a welcome relief for video creators and the fight against video piracy.
Huawei to unveil P30 smartphone series in March
Huawei smartphone lovers have just over a month to wait before they meet the P20’s successor – the Huawei P30.
Need the perfect flatmate? AI can help
A Kiwi entrepreneur has developed a flatmate-finding service called Mogeo, which is an algorithm that matches people to the perfect flatmates.