I think Detroit ripped off the Nier game settings scene, very poorly.

They put a flowchart in Detroit for various paths which seems like a bad idea since it'll show most of the stuff doesn't matter.

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Detroit Become Human, shitty racism metaphor 

This racism metaphor doesn't make much sense so far, I know a shock. Also get it the Android's are at the back of the bus!? Hi I'm David Cage and understand the intricacies of racism.

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Detroit Become Human, shitty racism metaphor 

Like there's an instance where some protestors attack an android because they hate androids for taking their jobs. A police officer intervenes to save the android. The cops, well known for protecting oppressed minorities!

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Detroit Become Human 

They wanted to show a run down house but not tooooo run down cuz that's icky! This house just looks like it hasn't been cleaned in a week, not a broken home.

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Detroit Become Human 

Oh weeeeee it's not a David Cage game without pointless poorly written abuse plot.

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Detroit Become Human 

Oh noooooo Clancy Brown! You're much better than this!

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Detroit Become Human 

So the investigation stuff looks shallow as hell cuz of course it has to be cuz actual investigation games have no pacing. Trauma Team had some real criminal investigation mechanics that required logic and observation. Then at the end you reconstructed the crime with the evidence collected. It was so good!

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Detroit Become Human 

Like in a regular investigation game it just presents the evidence and you have to figure out the context of each piece. Detroit has you finding the evidence but then you press a button and it shows you the context immediately.

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Detroit Become Human, abuse 

David Cage includes child abuse not because he has anything to say about it but because it makes his game "serious" and "real." See videogames are art so long as serious issues are covered. No matter how clunkily, pointlessly, and poorly handled they are.

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Detroit Become Human 

Why do the robots have teeth and nipples? Why is there a landfill full of robots that are still functioning? Do they not recycle any parts? Why would they be left on? David Cage wanted a weird hell scene and rebirth symbolism cuz "ART!"

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Detroit Become Human 

OK so in the universe of Detroit everyone sees the androids as objects. They're on the same level as like home appliances and phones. Yet people get into snide conversations with them? A dude says "great job" and sarcastically claps. Like imagine if someone did that to the printer at your office.

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Detroit Become Human 

Clancy Brown is hamming it the fuck up and about the only enjoyable part of this dang ass game.

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Detroit Become Human 

omg there's a survey in the middle of the game that asks you some questions about technology and androids. The first question asks if you would fuck a robot. God dammit David.

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Detroit Become Human 

One of the symbols for the secret robot revolutions is a fucking hashtag. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat the fuck?

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Detroit Become Human 

Detroit almost has some extra gameplay. To unlock you have to analyze the environment and then simulations are run through of whats going on or what a character can do. Functionally in game its just hitting an extra button to do the thing you want/need to do. In a game with more depth there could be multiple instances of analysis needed to do things or even connect a series of evidence or actions to open up a choice.

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Detroit Become Human 

God dammit every fucking place you go to in the game there's lcd magazines that have in universe articles. Presumably to expand the "lore" but its all literally "robots and shit" nothing more. Like it fills in details that don't matter at fucking all to the game. David has some how found a way to fuck up System Shock style info drops.

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K so looking at an early scene of Detroit again a robot is $9,000. A later scene shows some fries for 8$ so guessing at inflation we could put an android at around $2,000ish in today's money so they're basically a high end iMac. Where are the cheap robots? How come there aren't like ones without skin and just metal? With more limited locomotion? All of them are the human looking kind. How come none of them look more alien? The answer to all, David is wildly unimaginative.

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Detroit Become Human 

Looking at the beginning of Detroit again its so obvious where the seems are. Everything flows naturally the first time you watch but subsequent viewings the seems show and it feels much more choppy.

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@fillertrack I've never replayed a Cage game but I'm pretty sure this probably holds for all of his work

Or sometimes earlier in the case of Fahrenheit and Beyond which just turn progressively more nonsense as they go on

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