Following Detroit: Become Human Page 3

  • FrostPan 22 May 2018 18:05:37 1,601 posts
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    Recommended label by Eurogamer.

    BELIEVE

    Edit: prediction, stupid new page.

    Edited by FrostPan at 18:06:17 22-05-2018
  • Cadence 22 May 2018 19:15:54 2,300 posts
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    When's the review embargo up again?
  • jamesi 23 May 2018 05:40:35 303 posts
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    Still genuinely surprises me that people put so much stock in a review score before deciding on a purchase, especially people who are generally clued up about games.

    Anyway, really hyped for this game and i also don't understand the hate Beyond gets, thought it was terrific, one of my fave last gen games.

    Edited by jamesi at 05:41:19 23-05-2018
  • Scimarad 23 May 2018 05:47:22 9,606 posts
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    @jamesi

    Is it really the score or the contents of the review, though?
  • JamboWayOh 23 May 2018 08:36:34 13,130 posts
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    Bloobat wrote:
    If the review even mentions the allegations against QD and cage then I'm done with Eurogamer. Too much political bs has been in their reviews as of late (Kingdom come etc)
    Please don't do it EG, we can't lose another one, especially not Bloobat. Take me instead, TAKE MEEEE.
  • jamesi 24 May 2018 06:10:33 303 posts
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    @Scimarad

    Neither really make much sense to me in deciding a purchase, the amount of times i've read someone decide not to buy a game either due to a 'low' score or a lukewarm non glowing review, it baffles me. The way i look at it, did i like his previous games? yep,absolutely. Does the story/world intrigue me? hell yes! So pre-ordered weeks ago without any hesitation.
  • challenge_hanukkah 24 May 2018 06:54:20 10,711 posts
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    Exactly. I don't bother with reading reviews either.

    I just throw a dart at my monitor with Steam's store page open and just go from there.
  • RedPanda87 24 May 2018 08:11:58 1,885 posts
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    @jamesi I think with Cage's games your approach is somewhat valid. I'm 90% sure I'm going to get this and I don't even love his stuff, but I know what to expect from it and would be very surprised if I didn't at least enjoy it. A lot of developers change things up more between games though, whether it's a new genre or sub genre or even just a change in the creative forces behind it.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 24 May 2018 10:11:41 15,723 posts
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    Is it really so hard to understand why people need reviews? I can make my own mind up about a song on the radio that takes up 3 minutes of my life, but for 50+ and an investment of days of my life, I'd like some sense of whether it's worth it.
  • Syrette 24 May 2018 10:21:04 50,224 posts
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    Boomerang despatch email received.

    Colour me very excited. Really in the mood for an engrossing story-led game, and the futuristic thriller tone really appeals.
  • JamboWayOh 24 May 2018 10:32:39 13,130 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Is it really so hard to understand why people need reviews? I can make my own mind up about a song on the radio that takes up 3 minutes of my life, but for 50+ and an investment of days of my life, I'd like some sense of whether it's worth it.
    I don't have a problem with reviews they're very helpful for the reasons you point out. My ire is drawn to how people say how one review source is wrong and the other is more trustworthy, whatever that means.
  • TitanWarlord93 24 May 2018 10:56:56 355 posts
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    Just received a despatch email. Game should be on its way tomorrow.

    Speaking of reviews I don't tend to read them but I decide to buy games based on my impressions from game footage/demos and this hypes my excite level to the maximum. I don't need reviews if I want to buy it I'll buy it.

    Anyway looking forward to play this tomorrow.
  • IronGiant 24 May 2018 13:15:12 5,905 posts
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    Scoring 8/10 and 9/10 so far, good enough for me! Though to be fair the sci fi setting and visuals already sold this to me.
  • Globalmeltdown 24 May 2018 13:20:08 752 posts
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    Got a 4 on Videogamer
  • y2rich 24 May 2018 13:24:34 3,495 posts
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    Reviews from the folk I pay attention to are all slating it so I'm happy to give it a miss until it's on PS+
  • Switch024 24 May 2018 13:28:34 3,376 posts
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    Unsurprisingly it's divisive but I think most of the reviews seem quite positive. There's the odd review slating it but just as many are lauding it.
  • JamboWayOh 24 May 2018 13:35:26 13,130 posts
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    Ha, the comments section for Eg's review have already begun..
  • Graxlar_v3 24 May 2018 13:38:39 6,715 posts
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    Switch024 wrote:
    Unsurprisingly it's divisive but I think most of the reviews seem quite positive. There's the odd review slating it but just as many are lauding it.
    I wouldn't say lauding, i would say it is getting positive reviews.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 24 May 2018 13:39:46 19,710 posts
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    Not really a fan of these non-games but the setting for this will probably mean I pick it up at some point. It's reviewing better than I expected anyway. Did they mention whether you get to push your penis into someone with the thumbstick like in Fahrenheit?
  • Switch024 24 May 2018 13:41:05 3,376 posts
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    @Graxlar_v3 Yeah? I said that as many are lauding it as there are absolutely slating it. Whereas the majority are positive.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 24 May 2018 13:42:36 5,825 posts
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    Just read Gamespot's review. They give it a 7/10 - a decent enough score - but the text of their review confirmed my suspicion that I'd have no desire to play this.

    Was hoping for something which actually did justice to the whole "ethical implications of AI" concept, rather than clumsy historical commentary.

    Skimming EG's now and it seems to pick up on the same issue:

    But Cage doesn't have the wit or the intellect to write machines as machines; he can't imagine intelligences that are different to human beings or that want different things. His androids are types: the idealist, the cold professional, the frustrated mother. They want love, family, success at work, a home of their own.
  • FrostPan 24 May 2018 13:43:19 1,601 posts
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    Interestingly, while they gave it a 6/10, Gamecentral actually thought this one is somewhat decent. They despised Heavy Rain and Beyond back then.

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/24/detroit-become-human-review-robotic-storytelling-7574257/
  • Graxlar_v3 24 May 2018 13:57:34 6,715 posts
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    @Switch024 so you did :) excuse me, i will show myself out.
  • FatSternKikwi 24 May 2018 13:58:26 1,701 posts
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    David Cage is still a hack then.
  • Dgzter 24 May 2018 14:07:37 2,779 posts
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    @Rogueywon

    It's difficult though, of course. I'm sure we all, or at least most, enjoy science fiction media as a lens through which to interrogate complex philosophical, ideological, or socio-political issues, such as the ethical implications of AI; however, there's obviously going to be a variable success rate in terms of how well-realised, treated and developed such thematic strands are in any given piece of art, literature, film or game.

    I think Cage has shown, often within the very same project, that he is capable at both success and failure when it comes to giving literary construction to these sorts of complex themes. For me, at least, that usually makes his games worth my time - even if I do end up being dissatisfied or left frustrated at the end :)

    I've also read that a lot of the oft-cited pretentiousness and pseudo-intellectualism Cage gets a bad wrap for seems to be, thankfully, conspicuously absent in this one, or at least not layered on too thickly. So that sounds hopeful.

    Too many games at the moment though, so I'll probably hold off for a bit.

    Edited by Dgzter at 14:08:35 24-05-2018
  • ChiefGB 24 May 2018 14:12:34 10,685 posts
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    Switch024 wrote:
    @Graxlar_v3 Yeah? I said that as many are lauding it as there are absolutely slating it. Whereas the majority are positive.
    Well which is it? It can't be both points in that statement. It's averaging on 8 on metacritic so it's looking the latter.
  • Frogofdoom 24 May 2018 14:15:53 13,216 posts
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    You also have to bear in mind the script for this is 5000 pages long in comparison to a movie script that is 100ish pages. There is virtually 0 chance of there not being bumps in a project of that size. There is genuine consequence for your actions, something that telltale games often fail at and until dawn nailed.

    I like these sort of games and this is the best of the genre according to the reviewers that seem to like similar stuff to me. That's good enough for me to jump aboard.
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