My journey with video games actually began with Max Payne’s first edition that came out in 2001. Since then, I became a fan of this whole experience. The pleasure that I feel while playing games is all within the storyline. If the story is good, I’ll surely love the game but if the story is bad or isn’t there, I would love to throw that out.
Now, I don’t know how many of you are aware of the fact that the gaming industry is presently the biggest industry on the face of the earth, bigger than Hollywood and Bollywood put together. Because of this heavy demand, the industry is changing every year and I can surely say that Detroit: Become Human will be considered as the benchmark of this changing environment.
The basic idea of Detroit: Become Human is ‘Choose your own Adventure’. There is no set parameter set by anyone who is going to be the villain or who will be the hero of the story. Your actions, your choices will decide the upcoming story and the fate of the characters.
I know you’ll say that you have already seen this kind of games earlier as well but how many choices were there? 2, 3, 10? In this game there are 1000’s of choices and every time, you’ll play this game, you’ll have new choices and a completely new story. That’s the beauty of this game. There are no rules.
For me, this game was challenging as hell, because there was no reset thing. If you fail to achieve something, you’ll change the whole course of the game and everything will change thereafter. For example, if you want to save one character and you fail, there is no going back. You have to complete the game now, without that character and accordingly, the story will shape out.
I actually never felt such a strong bond with gaming characters ever. I actually was ‘Living’ the game because my actions were to decide the fate of the story and that was challenging as hell.
Finally, here are the ratings:
Storyline: Depends how you’ll end up as there are hundreds of permutation and combinations.
Worth it? Damn Yea!
Note: At least play the game twice.