After spending so much time in Detroit for the past five years, it feels more like home than my city of Grand Rapids. I did not expect something like the careful but detailed and fictitious take of Rockstar Games in New York City from Grand Theft Auto IV . O heck, Watch Dogs & # 39; Chicago sterile. Instead, I just expected Detroit would not be another Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare using the name Detroit and the difficulties as abbreviation of "destroyed city".
Detroit The high-level representation of the downtown area is recognizably Woodward Avenue, even if it is not a 1: 1 replica. The television ads for the game proudly include the Monument to Joe Louis and Spirit of Detroit sculptures, the downtown retail district and the monorail system, and to balance the brightness and deteriorated houses. The complete game has all this and more, including some extremely subtle (but welcome) badents that will be lost on anyone not familiar with the region.
For example, instead of licensing any of the names or logos of the city's sports clubs, Cage's Quantic Dream study created its own nomenclature. While the Gears could be a simple replacement for the name of the real-world basketball team, the name of the Detroit hockey team – the Crimson Sharks – is anything but.
The graffiti scene of the royal city is incredibly vibrant, and art has been used to combat the gangs that mark its territory. Your Eastern Market neighborhood is covered by a full-mural street art festival and the nearby Red Bull House of Art program that offers live residencies for artists from around the world. None of the works is more striking than the pair of large white shark murals, each painted in a deep red tone by the artist Kelly "Shark Toof" Lund.