Rated 7 out of 10
by AMDman 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.
Rated 0 out of 10
by SpawnClown91 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.
Rated 0 out of 10
by GameingManny 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by AC3Assassin 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.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Angelguy It's bad,really bad.
When I first saw the game I was really excited about it,I know the game will have a bunch of cutscenes and quick-time events but that's alright the first David Cage game,"Heavy rain" and it was GREAT, but this game is a mess. I know BEYOND Two Souls is going to be scripted but I never it was HEAVILY SCRIPTED seriously there is LITTLE outcome with each choice,no matter if you lie,tell the truth get shot,punch or stab the outcome will be the same and I was REALLY disappointed that you don't get to experiment with your ghost powers again it's HEAVILY scripted you can do what the game tells you and not get the freedom you went with the powers. I'm so sorry but...the story is confusing especially with those time skips,one minutes Joey is a little girl,than a hobo,than a C.I.A agent,punk rocker....runaway....runaway again.. SERIOUSLY what the heck is going on? Ok ok I admit they DO sum it all up with the final chapters but till then,do you really care?
Rated 9 out of 10 by Korso Don’t compare.
The first thing someone might say about Beyond: Two Souls is that it looks like Heavy Rain, and they’d be right, for the most part. It’s true that the gameplay is largely inspired by Heavy Rain but when playing Beyond: TS the similarities begin to dwindle. This game’s story is a lot to take in, so when playing it keep an open mind. It takes place in settings that are chronologically out of order and takes you to some dark, and often times, twisted places of the unknown. The wider your mind opens the more you’ll enjoy what this game has to offer. Ellen Page and William Defoe portray their characters in breathtaking detail; nuances are all captured with stunning graphical fidelity. The game is simply beautiful, a true testament to the power that current generation systems still have, namely the PS3. If you love games that place narrative over gameplay such as Heavy Rain and TellTale's episodic game The Walking Dead, then you can’t miss this.
Rated 8 out of 10 by lockandloadharley Pretty good game..
Beyond: Two Souls has a unique storyline and a strong female main character (the best kind of main characters) and the graphics are phenomenal. I really like the music backing the game and another thing I like is how you can choose different endings and how it's pretty much impossible for you to die even if you screw up. I found that screwing up was a pretty easy thing to do in this game, considering that the controls were confusing and it has the prompt-less interaction things where you move where she's going to finish her movement or whatever. Sometimes I was like, "What? Where is she swinging?" and then I'd get knocked off my feet. I felt limited with her movements. The constant trophy-giving is pretty sweet, so if you're trying to catch them all then this game is a good way to get some easily (I just don't like how you have to play the game duo mode in order to get them all). The emotions were strong in this game, I cried a little, so good job Quantic Dream. You should definitely play this game, it has a plot that you would regret missing.
Rated 9 out of 10 by DSquare23 A Journey Worth Taking
This was an amazing game. The story, the performances by all the actors, the gameplay. All amazing. Now a major question was asked if this was better or as good as Heavy Rain. In my honest opinion Heavy Rain is better. However this game was a different experience. It is truly incredible. It takes you on a journey that Quantic Dream is just known for. The ability to immerse its player, making them feel with the characters. To be sad, shocked, happy, even angry. And this emotional roller coaster is exactly what makes Heavy Rain AND Beyond two great games. If what is happening in a game can make you tear up during something sad or happy, or make you angry alongside an enraged character you are doing something special. The only grievance I have with this game is that there's not a ton of actual gameplay. In Heavy Rain there is definitely a lot more playing. In this there's more watching. So Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive movie. However that's not bad at all if the journey is worth taking. And let me tell you it was quite an amazing trip.
Rated 9 out of 10 by RowdiusMaximus Amazing game, minor flaws
I give this game an 8.5, I rounded to 9. It is an amazing game with a few minor problems. Lets get the problems out of the way first, the only problems I had with the game was the occasional clunkiness of the controls(it wasn't always bad but I don't know why it occasionally was, maybe will be fixed in a patch). The other thing that was a slight con in my opinion is that even if you horribly mess up you still manage to continue on, unlike Heavy Rain where you could have your characters killed, maybe it is because they were just human and you have Aiden, anyway back to the point, those two things are the only things that detracted from the game in my opinion. The pros are a great story, great acting, beautiful graphics and art design, the emotional moments, the way Quantic Dream doesn't fear being different. All in all I highly recommend this game, go get it!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Snakeebaby Another perfect 10 from quanticdream
After playing Heavy Rain, I greatly anticipated another emotionally provoking game. I got just that. The best thing about these RPG's is that when you become that character, at times, you truly feel their pain and then their joy. I truly enjoy RPG's in general, but this game blew any others out of the water! It's easy enough to learn for a gamer who is more of a rookie, but it's not too easy for those who game everyday. Thus, the two difficulty levels are perfect. There is suspense, but even if you are easily spooked, it's not horribly frightening. It's the perfect amount. Also, like Heavy Rain, there are a variety of decisions you must make in order to complete the episodes. Some are vital to the storyline and others have little to no influence over the storyline. I love how they build these different story lines and thus, endings to the game. The story line as a whole ties in so very well and everything makes so much sense at the end even if you are somewhat confused during the game. I encourage absolutely anyone to play this, rookies or the most experienced of gamers. It is totally worth all the $$ you will pay for it!