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Which game is better for you personally ?

Detroit: Become Human! 100 % 9 64.29%
 
Heavy Rain! 100 % 1 7.14%
 
MAYBE Detroit Become Human.. 2 14.29%
 
MAYBE Heavy Rain.. 1 7.14%
 
I can not decide. 1 7.14%
 
See results! 0 0.00%
 
Total:14

Both games were developed by Quantic Dream. They have similar gameplay-capabilities and focus on story, characters and emotions. Show us your decision / thoughts and tell which ps4-game is the better for you. And why ?

Here are the categories - for a better overview (if you like):

a) Story

b) Characters

c) Gameplay-possibilities

d) Design/graphic/details

e) Soundtracks

e) The world/city/atmosphere

overall: ??

Later (if I have more time) I rate the categories :) But I can already say one thing: I vote for Detroit Become Human, because I like the characters and the story much more. And the psychological aspect was very interesting for me. See you later, I'm excited for your answers! =)




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For me:

Story: Detroit
Characters: Detroit Become Human !!
Gameplay-possibilities: Detroit 1:1 Heavy Rain
Design/graphic/details: Detroit
Soundtracks: Detroit 1:1 Heavy Rain
The world/city/atmosphere: Detroit Become Human

Overall: "Detroit Become Human" wins, 6:2



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I liked both alot, but I think I'm going to pick Heavy Rain.

 

a) Story - Heavy Rain

 b) Characters - Detroit

c) Gameplay-possibilities - Heavy Rain

d) Design/graphic/details - Detroit

e) Soundtracks - Heavy Rain

f) The world/city/atmosphere - Heavy Rain

overall: Heavy Rain



Thanks for your comment :) Your result is 4:2 for Heavy Rain, cool : D

Let's see what the survey-result will be in few weeks.



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Detroit is definitely better.



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a) Story
I'm leaning towards Heavy rain. Detroit can be very heavy handed at times yet also has more story lines to enjoy.

b) Characters
Detroit has a lot more like-able characters.

c) Gameplay-possibilities Neither
Detroit has a lot more possibilities, however also too many opportunities to slum one characters performance to help others. Sometimes it feels like I'm playing Risk against myself. Kinda pointless. However Heavy rain got spoiled to me as I let certain characters die in my first play through leading to the game simply revealing the culprit. Beyond two souls did it the best imo.

d) Design/graphic/details
Detroit obviously, experience plus a gen up on Heavy rain.

e) Soundtracks
Fahrenheit, the only one where I actually just sat listening to the music.

e) The world/city/atmosphere
Atmosphere: Heavy rain.
World: Detroit

Detroit edges out Heavy rain for length, characters and graphics. It also makes me feel like I'm playing a spreadsheet the most.



KazumaKiryu said:

For me:

Story: Detroit
Characters: Detroit Become Human !!
Gameplay-possibilities: Detroit 1:1 Heavy Rain
Design/graphic/details: Detroit
Soundtracks: Detroit 1:1 Heavy Rain
The world/city/atmosphere: Detroit Become Human

Overall: "Detroit Become Human" wins, 6:2

Same here.



I actually just finished the last chapter of Detroit and my reaction was, Fuck you. I'm currently waiting for the unskippable credits to end then hopefully there is a save point to fix the last seconds, as I had no clue what I was looking for. Come on, that's no way to end a game. Even the spoil the plot ending when you 'fail' in heavy rain was not that bad. Hurry up credits, better not make me replay the full hour and a half again. How long are these credits.

Luckily it was only 15 minutes to replay, credits rolling again, it didn't make any real difference except making me angry at the end instead of leaving me satisfied as I was up until the final 30 seconds. Well done! lol. Now I have seen the flowcharts with whole pages of stuff that I skipped or is in other branches. Hmm, can't skip any of the boring parts while replaying. That is kind of a fundamental problem with these kind of choose your story games. I'm always left with what if. In his previous games it wasn't too much work to experience the 'rest' of the game, yet here it feels rather too much. Damn those story branches look complicated.

Last edited by SvennoJ - on 12 October 2018

SvennoJ said:
a) Story
I'm leaning towards Heavy rain. Detroit can be very heavy handed at times yet also has more story lines to enjoy.

b) Characters
Detroit has a lot more like-able characters.

c) Gameplay-possibilities Neither
Detroit has a lot more possibilities, however also too many opportunities to slum one characters performance to help others. Sometimes it feels like I'm playing Risk against myself. Kinda pointless. However Heavy rain got spoiled to me as I let certain characters die in my first play through leading to the game simply revealing the culprit. Beyond two souls did it the best imo.

d) Design/graphic/details
Detroit obviously, experience plus a gen up on Heavy rain.

e) Soundtracks
Fahrenheit, the only one where I actually just sat listening to the music.

e) The world/city/atmosphere
Atmosphere: Heavy rain.
World: Detroit

Detroit edges out Heavy rain for length, characters and graphics. It also makes me feel like I'm playing a spreadsheet the most.

For me, Detroit Become Human has the best / most interesting characters of the year :) So many good characters :) In Heavy Rain I liked only 2 characters.

Good to know @Fahrenheit. I'll hear the soundtracks soon :)

ps. The same result, thats awesome : D @Keiji



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KazumaKiryu said:
SvennoJ said:
a) Story
I'm leaning towards Heavy rain. Detroit can be very heavy handed at times yet also has more story lines to enjoy.

b) Characters
Detroit has a lot more like-able characters.

c) Gameplay-possibilities Neither
Detroit has a lot more possibilities, however also too many opportunities to slum one characters performance to help others. Sometimes it feels like I'm playing Risk against myself. Kinda pointless. However Heavy rain got spoiled to me as I let certain characters die in my first play through leading to the game simply revealing the culprit. Beyond two souls did it the best imo.

d) Design/graphic/details
Detroit obviously, experience plus a gen up on Heavy rain.

e) Soundtracks
Fahrenheit, the only one where I actually just sat listening to the music.

e) The world/city/atmosphere
Atmosphere: Heavy rain.
World: Detroit

Detroit edges out Heavy rain for length, characters and graphics. It also makes me feel like I'm playing a spreadsheet the most.

For me, Detroit Become Human has the best / most interesting characters of the year :) So many good characters :) In Heavy Rain I liked only 2 characters.

Good to know @Fahrenheit. I'll hear the soundtracks soon :)

ps. The same result, thats awesome : D @Keiji

I don't remember much of the soundtrack, it's more that I remember sitting down to listen to the music when it allows you to put on some music on a record player in game and gives you time to reflect without doing anything. The same happens in Life is strange when you get to listen to music in Chloe's room. I miss that moment of reflection in Detroit and Heavy rain.

The characters in Detroit are all great and I'm currently doing a 3rd play through from the start with all Conner deaths because the reaction of Hank is just too funny :) Poor guy. It is amazing how much you can miss if you do everything wrong. I already did a play through screwing everything up and the game is only half as long. The best is still getting everyone out alive peacefully, although the confrontation options are more fun to play.

It's a great game, just don't analyze it too much. There are a lot of plot holes and some weird transitions merging story lines together again. Plus the game constantly changes the mechanics / constraints of wireless contact between the robots to fit the story. What is brilliant though, is that since you are controlling robots, all the odd movement glitches / walking into walls, getting stuck navigating objects won't take you out of the immersion :)