Gameplay trailer for Detroit: Become Human highlights an abundance of potential

By Shawn Knight
Jun 14, 2016
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  1. Interactive drama action-adventure games like Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain are among the best quick time event titles currently available. Fans of this genre will be happy to learn that Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain, is working on a brand new game that looks incredibly compelling.

    Detroit: Become Human was first revealed at Paris Games Week last October albeit in a completely different light. Whereas the debut trailer focused on an android named Kara that had become self-aware, the latest trailer follows an android by the name of Connor who appears to be a hostage negotiator.

    This new trailer puts the quick time event gameplay front and center, mixing in what could be perceived as alternate realities or even time travel. Players will be faced with all sorts of moral and ethical dilemmas, all of which appear to affect the outcome in different ways.

    If you loved those Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid, this looks like it’ll be right up your alley.

    It’s worth noting that both Kara and Connor end their trailers with the same phrase, “This is our story.” How exactly this will all play out – and how Connor fits into the overall story of the game – is unknown at this time. Heavy Rain put gamers in control of several characters which may be how Detroit works.

    There’s an abundance of potential here but either way, I’m sold.

    No release date was provided and this appears to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Think the title needs revising. When gameplay is shown, then you can call it a gameplay trailer.

    Also, when Quantic Dream sack David Cage and start making games instead of 'Interactive Storytelling Experiences', or 'wank' for short. then you can call them a games company .
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,668   +1,101

    we don't know if everything was just CGI or if this scenario is something that will appear in the game and they just added a few extra lines just for the trailer with the usual clever editing we see at every E3. it would be great if this was gameplay (the parts where he was choosing what to do next looked like it could be gameplay), we need to see more.
  4. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    Without any form of official confirmation, I can tell you that most of that trailer was spliced together from in-game cutscenes. Doesn't represent the final graphics in any way, shape or form as we've already seen how games can have dramatic graphical downgrades post-E3 (Watch Dogs, Colonial Marines, etc.). There was no actual gameplay within that trailer and knowing Quantic Dream, there's be no real gameplay to speak of. If you've played Heavy Rain or Indigo Prophecy, you'll know what I mean.
    I just hope that nobody takes a cordless to the vagina in this game and that Cages writing has improved significantly since Heavy Rain.

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