I remember when Quantic Dream first introduced us to Kara back in 2012. Originally just a tech demo, the short about an erroneously sentient android begging not to be disassembled was haunting and beautiful. The tech itself was gorgeous and lifelike beyond anything I had seen before, but hearing Kara cry out, “I’m scared!” was what stayed with me years later.
Seeing that idea brought to fruition as Detroit: Become Human is nothing short of stunning. Kara is joined by fellow leads Markus and Connor to weave a moving tale about empathy, choice, and what it actually means to be human. Over the course of the story, the player’s perspective shifts between these three protagonists, each living a different life and trying to figure out its place in the world. The story’s pacing is well thought out, and I never tired of any of these characters as they grappled with the concept of sentience in ways that could spell out life or death at any moment.
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It’s a Sid, Kristen and Justin show this week! Join us as we compare our surprisingly different playthroughs of Detroit: Become Human, Justin shares his first impressions of the Digital Sun’s brilliant new roguelite dungeon-crawling shop-management sim Moonlighter, and we chat with the Toys for Bob team about their Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Enjoy!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be on your second or third playthrough of Detroit: Become Human by now, and some of its musical themes will have well and truly lodged themselves in your brain.
Good news: starting today, you can stream the game’s phenomenal score via Spotify and Apple Music.
Tune in for a slightly more intimate show with Sid and Justin, headlined by an interview with the crew behind apocalyptic biker survival sim Days Gone.
The release of Detroit was an opportunity for us to create three new short films based on the universe of the game. These are three original scenes (not scenes from the game) written and shot especially for this occasion, using the real-time engine of Detroit.
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