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Forums - Sony Discussion - Detroit: Become Human Reviews: 79 Metacritic, 80 OpenCritic

Super glad to see they recovered from the shit heap that was beyond two souls. Definitely picking this one up when I can.

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Bargain bin material for me.

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I don't think there is much need to argue over the score but I also think games like this really emphasis why taking metascores at face value is ludicrous.  Some people will love this style of game while others will hate it.  Both opinions are fine, people just need to find reviewers who share a similar perspective. 

It's also a complex game and complex games usually have a much broader range of scores, as reviewers will find more things to love or hate that will vary from one play-through to the next.

Complexity normally carries more flaws, as well.  However, I often love flawed things, especially when those flaws are the result of attempting to do something new or different. 

CGI-Quality said:
Looking good!

This is one of the best images I've ever seen from a videogame.

good score, and seems best game til now for quantic dream, congratulation


On Topic: I always expected this to get 80 or above meta, but damn some of these reviews are really harsh. Others like Destructoid's seem to have legit complaints. The game is great, but in a niche (only if you like it) sort of way. I don't expect it to fall to 79, since there are so many reviews already, and the clickbait-trolls from Slant/Metro already posted their opinions. 

LuccaCardoso1 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Besides, Metacritic calls 50-74 mixed or average, but that's them. I'm talking in general. 7/10 is considered above average (or a "C" in school). 

I think people usually think of 70 as an average score. Just look at No Man's Sky... That has a 71 on PS4, and people generally consider it as a bad or average game (at launch, at least).

Star Wars Battlefront (the first one) has a 73 on metacritic. Not a complete game. Not at all.  So IMO there's not a gradient of quality. It's not like a game scoring 77 is only a little bit better than a game scoring 70 or 73. Instead we get a sheer cliff of garbage somewhere around the 73-74 range. Lots of really terrible games get cakewalk reviews from the same publications that are overly harsh to fantastic games, that the reviewer in question doesn't like for genre reasons. Case in point... 7/10 for Sea of Theives, a broken unfinished game, while also giving 6/10 for Far Cry 5. 

Then again, maybe its me. Maybe I'm so damned spoiled from having access to 30 years of games spanning every major console, that average games seem terrible to me now. 

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The game is currently seating above "Until Dawn". A game I absolutely loved and one of my biggest surprises of the generation. I will get this game fr sure, but first I need to finish playing GoW!!! 😁

This is about where I expected it to get, no surprises here.

JRPGfan said:
lower than I thought.... cant believe someone gave it a 40, that review lost his mind.

go read the review .... 

Video Gamer:

Detroit: Become Human wants to move you. It wants to elicit an emotional response through its story. The thing is, it really doesn't. The flowchart is a nice inclusion and adds some variance, but when the narrative is as cringey and ham-fisted as it is you won't want to play through it multiple times.

4 Out of 10

The illusion of choice creates tension

Its message is poorly delivered
Story is muddled
Silly dialogue is quite common



Even if you can overlook the troublesome philosophies that permeate Detroit, you still won’t find much interesting here. The story loses a lot of its charm once it goes from dealing with day-to-day android life to trying to tell a huge event that will change the shape of civilization. It falls into a common trap of video game writing, as it forces the player into life or death situations constantly. These mostly fall flat and players are left with a game that really doesn’t have much to say that wasn’t already incredibly obvious from the start.

Racism and slavery is bad, folks. You can probably figure that out without playing Detroit, and if you can’t then David Cage’s writing isn’t going to change your backwards thinking in any way. 

Tommy Jean, CPA, CGA

I may get it later after looking at some reviews and maybe playing beyond two souls. I got a hefty backlog of games and anime so I can wait on it. I'm glad it got a good score though.

Colocho said:
The game is currently seating above "Until Dawn". A game I absolutely loved and one of my biggest surprises of the generation. I will get this game fr sure, but first I need to finish playing GoW!!! 😁

Have fun with God of War :) Until Dawn was okay in my opinion(but i'm happy for you, it was a cool suprises yes), Heavy Rain was good.. and Detroit Become Human will be an unforgettable experience, i think.

Hardcore Gamer: "Though it comes off as heavy-handed at times, Detroit tells an endearing story that verges on the profound, diving deep into the nature of humanity itself. It proves that interactivity and focused storytelling aren’t mutually exclusive and that the two can enhance each other given a proper degree of talent behind the scenes". 90 %

Games are so much more than just fun. And this is great for the games-industry! If editors do not rate quality but just a game with a very bad score - because they are against such types of games, they are not objective. There are also people who rated "The Last of Us" bad (lol), because they dont like games with the topic (sad world when strong quality is purposely made bad) -.- By the way, "Detroit Become Human" cost over $ 40 million (development costs).

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