BEYOND: Two Souls
Decent Game, Disappointing Special Edition
I am currently 3-4 hours into Beyond and while every technical aspect of the game (graphics, sound, control mechanics) are the best that Quantic Dream has ever done, I'm just not feeling drawn in as much due to their insistence on having the story jump ALL OVER THE PLACE. I mean, you go from kid Jodie to adult Jodie to high school Jodie back to kid Jodie to college age Jodie.... There was one point where I didn't know WHERE I was in the timeline. I understand the concept of using flashbacks to tell a story but this is ridiculous. There needs to be some sense of continuity in order build and emotional bond to these characters, otherwise it just comes off as a series of seemingly random events. But that's not my big problem. Even though the greater picture may or may not pan out, the individual segments so far have been enjoyable. My big gripe is with the manner in which this Special Edition was handled. The European Special Edition gets a very nice clear plastic sleeve that goes over the steelbook and overlays the title. The spine of the steelbook is also black, relying on similar overlaying for the title. We get a cardboard sleeve that COMPLETELY COVERS the steelbook and looks just like the standard edition. Now I buy Special Editions of games as much for their display-ability as their extra game content. And when we get an otherwise nice steelbook that is covered by a lazily designed cardboard sleeve, it just makes the entire steelbook pointless as it doesn't distinguish on my shelf. And I don't want to throw away the sleeve because I like keeping my games and movies complete. The Euro version also gets a manual that we're stiffed out of. I know that the Euro version runs those guys a tad more than their standard version. I would have GLADLY paid a few bucks more for our version to be at parity with theirs.
If you are a fan of Heavy rain get this
I am giving up 3 ps3 games that I really want one of them is the new Tomb Radar that came out earlier this year and I usually don't give those games up for no game not even GTA and I never buy games that are 60 bucks but for this I'm doing it. I played Heavy rain last month and that is my favorite ps3 game now so I have a feeling this is going to be good.
it's going to be a great game this year cool!
I'm happy about this game because Ellen page is a good actor in this video game. I'm happy I'ts coming out 10-8-13!. I'ts like heavy rain when you play it you know I'm happy i'ts coming soon.
An Interactive Movie
Through the time I've been playing Beyond, I've been mind blown. Not only does the game look impressive, it plays wonderfully. One thing you need to know about this game, IT IS NOT AN ACTION GAME. The game is beautifully designed, and by far has the best graphics on current gen consoles. The story is gripping, and does what most games fail to do, make you feel for the characters. One of the things most people don't understand about this game is that it's not focusing on action or intense gameplay. For instance IGN gave this game a 6/10, one of the reasons because the game had "poor combat mechanics". I honestly felt that this game had the best combat mechanics in any of Quantic Dream's games yet. This game is touching, exciting, and overall mind blowing. I'd give this game a 9.75/10.
This game is absolutely amazing. The story is very interesting and the gameplay is a lot of fun. The reviews that rate this game low are way off. I read IGN's review and the girl that wrote the review had me worried that I was making a bad purchase but I went and bought the game anyway. I must say, I am very glad that I chose to go out and buy the game. I enjoyed playing the game and I think story was absolutely amazing. The story was deep and very interesting. Great job to David Cage and the rest of Quantic Dream for making a great game. Also awesome job to Ellen Page, she made this character so great and interesting. Her skills as an actor truly do shine threw this game. I highly recommend this game to all gamers who have a PS3.
To be honest it felt like they took more steps backwards than forwards in comparison to heavy rain. the voice acting for some of the characters was bad, story was unoriginal, combat mode was decent to some degree (mainly in easy mode) and could've been better if they added more than less in variety.
A great game
Its a fantastic emotional game. You can't however really label this game as a movie because with such beautiful graphics you sure would think this game was yet you can't also say video game because it plays in a totally unique manner. I went in thinking of the unique mechanics as a choose your own adventure and that worked well for me.
This game is emotional you will cry, be elated, be scared, find humor, or guilt with as well as for Jodi. I loved having Aiden and her you could easily have him be her friend or her nightmare you could actually role play two different personalities at time and that was very fun.
All the characters are well acted, their expressions make you forgot you're in a game and you want to help, hurt, root for, or love them depending on what is being done. I had no problem with the time skipping it does keep the game fresh and so long as you can keep up with that sort of thing you know why all things are happening and as the game progresses you know how her life unfolded.
Themes presented in the game are handled well and make you feel like they have weight. My favorite missions were the Navajo and all the horror ones. But in every single chapter you've got something amazing, cute, funny, sad, or frightening occurring that you'll personally feel or react to.
Some negatives though would be in the controls sometimes its press X to jump but later in game its press triangle to jump occasionally you will find it hard to flick the thumb stick in the right direction to get the choice you wanted and they updated the fight mechanics with arrows that to me take away from my natural reaction in the fights as it tells me now which way to move my thumbstick to dodge or punch, and once you complete the game you can't play the levels in order of age its still skips about but depending on when you choose to start in time it may make different level choices from the original version.
Cannot Wait for release
I played Heavy rain and I absolutely loved the game. Now Quantic Dream and David Cage have outdone themselves by creating an amazing game with Oscar nominees Ellen Page and Willem Defoe. I played the Demo courtesy of Gamestop and it was heartstopping action and storytelling all the way. I hope the rest of the game measures up to the demo. Definately A must play experience for any PS3 owner.
Masterpiece at its finest!!
I absolutely love this game, it's got everything you want in a game. It's got action, drama, adventure, laughter... This game is simply amazing.. I've waited for this game for over a yr and got it today. I literarily spent 10 hrs straight playing today and not even done yet.. I'm soooo hooked up to the story of beyond two souls... All I can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I hope there is a sequel . Jodie is awesome!!!
Looking Great :D
I preordered this about 2 months ago and I can't wait for its release, the steelbook looks great, can't wait for the soundtrack and the 30 minute additional gameplay is going to be awesome the fact that this game covers 15 years of Jodie's life is awesome, I have never experienced a game that you have been through 15 years of someones life, that is fresh, brand new and this different from a lot of other games that are coming out, of course you still have some other awesome looking games such as Saints Row 4 which in my opinion is better than GTA because the entire game is absolute mayhem but enough about that because this is about Beyond: Two Souls, I can honestly say I thought of IGN when I saw this but I knew they would be all over this game, also you have the great voice actors: Juno and The Green Goblin. (Ellen Page And Willem Dafoe, I can honestly say this will be a game worth buying even though it hasn't released I have seen enough to jump to conclusions. I can honestly say I recommend it.