Donald Milliken
Member

You know what, I enjoyed this game, I had fun with it for what it is and yet still, Jim ain’t wrong. David Cage is obsessed with filling his games with sequences where you use idiotic controls to achieve mundane tasks. I’d like to see less of that and more actual story in Quantic’s next game, but let’s be real, if they haven’t dialed back the exciting chore-based gameplay by this point they’re not gonna.

Christoph Brinkmann
Member

Now taking bets on how long it takes for someone to vigorously defend this game from all criticism because obviously it’s the greatest game of all time. (Or because it’s “a cinematic interactive experience” and therefore shouldn’t be judged as a game.)

Arella Jardin
Member
Arella Jardin

I don’t know. Adventure games, even good ones, have a degree of fapping about for a while. Life is Strange is a great game, and it has portions where you just look around a messy bedroom while your friend gets high on the bed.

Though, that involves just tapping a button and learning backstory. I guess having to do QTEs to wash the dishes is t exactly adding anything.

Squiddy
Member
Squiddy

The ironic thing is that the opening clip of the video reminds me of the awkward elongated pauses in David Lynch projects. Cage should make a game about Dougie from Twin Peaks.

Cathal
Member

It’s a shame if they’ve doubled down on the interactive toothbrushing. But, regardless of all this tedium, does the game confront both the ontological and epistemological quandaries that orbit around the twin issues of human consciousness and artificial intelligence?

I’m guessing not.

Deena
Member
Deena

Yes, yes, but Jim, you didn’t answer the _realest_ question: does Detroit Become Human have an awkwardly-animated sex scene that’s crying out to be dubbed over?

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

To be fair, I wouldn’t mind mundane tasks if they were part a story that had even half an ounce of maturity and character to it. In this, it comes off as pure time-wasting pretentiousness. And fuck the blatant on-the-nose slavery metaphor as subtle as a one-legged hippo with a shotgun sledgehammer. It’s pretentious coated pretention with pretentious flavoured filling, like the writer only just discovered that the metaphor exists and couldn’t restrain their childish excitement for it at all.

Still…no lootboxes or microtransactions, i guess, right?

*Heavy, heavy sigh*