Reviews and Problems with Beyond Good & Evil HD
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Realm of Gaming
25 October 2011
Excerpt: Originally developed in 2003, Beyond Good & Evil was met with generally positive reviews, and dismal sales. Eight years later, is an updated HD version enough to win some fans for the upcoming sequel? Yeah, sort of. When BG&E first came out, it was lauded for its original and compelling story, endearing characters and clever puzzle design. Thankfully, these elements have aged well.
Excerpt: Beyond Good & Evil HD is one of those games that will invoke nostalgia in you, the kind of nostalgia that will remind you of your younger videogaming days. The days when a group of mates crowded around a 54cm CRT TV with wired controllers and the hum of the PS2 in the background, good ol’ days that remind you of how far videogaming has come in the past decade.
Excerpt: : you really don’t see this anymore. I mean, there’s such a diverse combination of various gameplay elements; these days, while many genres do adopt traits of other categories of interactive entertainment, we see so few titles that implement so
Conclusion: Beyond Good and Evil HD boasts enough variety to keep it consistently entertaining, and so that you never know where you will end up. It's likely you'll get to race against unearthly creatures, swat some flies and explore a fascinating universe all in one sitting. If this title is ever going to be held as anything other than an esteemed cult classic, the time is now.
Excerpt: It’s a tale as old as gaming itself. A creative, stylish, and original game comes out that makes critics sing its praises, yet poor marketing or bad timing works against it. These games end up being cult classics that tend to make an appearance whenever conversations occur about great hidden gems. Beyond Good & Evi l was one of those games.
Excerpt: The under-appreciated last-gen adventure title is getting an high-def overhaul. Are the sharper visuals the key to Beyond Good and Evil HD finding the success that the standard-definition iteration lacked? Read our first impressions.
Excerpt: How do a Nietzsche novel, a sassy reporter, her Suinae uncle, a government conspiracy and an alien menace all manage to weave their way together? With thanks to Michel Ancel and Ubisoft, that’s how. Bless the fan-fuelled outcry that gave us another run at this classic title.
Pros: Whimsical tone, looks great in an old-school kind of way, compelling story and convincing voice acting
Cons: Still niggling camera issues, missing current gen trappings and a complete lack of new content
Conclusion: At the end of the day, Beyond Good & Evil still has all the hallmarks of a timeless classic. The watery planet of Hillys was deliberately built to match the quaintness of Hyrule, and yet there’s a harder edge here that enables much deeper emotional attachment to the narrative and the characters.
Conclusion: One of the reasons why I've never been able to really get into a MMO is because I've yet to encounter one where the world has been interesting enough. It's actually quite rare that I encounter a game where the world doesn't feel like a necessity instead of a vital part of the experience.
Pros: A fantastic world, great story, charming characters, a lot of variation
Conclusion: C'est un réel plaisir que de voir Beyond Good & Evil ainsi traverser les années sans prendre une ride. Si, au fond, l'expérience de jeu demeure identique, ce remake HD parvient à sublimer le fruit d'une direction artistique de haute volée. Seulement, les équipes d'Ubisoft Shangaï n'ont pas résolu les problèmes de caméra que l'on dénonçait déjà en 2003 et ont délivré une version dématérialisée plutôt sujette aux freezes et autres bugs de collision.
Pros: Une direction artistique mise en valeur par la HD, La mixité du gameplay, Une ambiance sonore enchanteresse
Cons: Un remake assez buggé, Une caméra capricieuse, Des temps de chargement un peu partout