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Beyond: Two Souls

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Gameplay 8
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Graphics 9
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Sound 9
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Storyline 9
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Control 7
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Expert Review

RPGFan
24 November 2013
  • Conclusion: A story every Playstation owner should experience.
  • Pros: Clever decision-making, wonderful story, brilliant performances.
  • Cons: Occasionally weird controls, unclear rules, that David Cage dialogue.
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Overall 9
9.0

Beyond: Two Souls

Cosmos Gaming
31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: With this generation of consoles mere weeks away from being replaced, it’s surprising for a game like
  • Pros: + Fantastic acting by Page., + Beautiful story., + Facial capture animation was spectacular., + Fighting with Aiden is a ton of fun., + One of the most ambitious games of this console generation.
  • Cons: - Awkward flashback/forward storytelling., - Graphics aside from faces look dated and bland., - Choices feel inconsequential., - Terrible camera angles., - Obnoxious controls., - Tense moments: why run when you can slowly walk away from danger?
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Overall 9
9.0

Beyond: Two Souls Review – PlayStation 3

Game Chronicles
28 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I’ve been a huge fan of Quantic Dream ever since Indigo Prophecy blew my mind on the original Xbox back in 2005.  Then, in 2010, they turned the PS3 gaming community upside down while simultaneously revolutionizing the concept of interactive cinematic gameplay with their hit Heavy Rain .
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Overall 10
9.7

Beyond: Two Souls

Game Over Online
15 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Beyond: Two Souls follows up on Quantic Dream’s brilliant Heavy Rain with a similarly-immersive interactive story-heavy adventure. Like that game, it is a blending of films with an almost point and click adventure gameplay style given that you’ve got branching paths and sometimes-minimal interactivity with the gameplay.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
14 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Diluting the line between fiction and reality. It's something almost every developer tries at some point, but few do it with such force-and potentially so much flaw as Quantic Dream. Indigo Prophecy gave freedom to gamers, allowed them to make choices that would change the entire scope of what they saw, what their character was feeling. And as such, they were hailed for it.
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Overall 10
9.5

Beyond: Two Souls review: an interactive experience you won't want to miss

PlayStation Universe
8 October 2013
  • Summary: Beyond: Two Souls is so unique, powerful and engaging that it's easy to forgive some of its gameplay flaws. Quite simply, a stunning production.
  • Pros: Visually it's in a different league to many games on PS3. Stunning facial animation and locations., Great characters, great plot, excellent twists and a fitting conclusion., The action sequences are superb and switching between Jodie and Aiden delivers a unique mechanic.
  • Cons: Some interactions are over excessive and gameplay plods along on occasions, The action sequences are so good, we would have liked to have seen more.
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Overall 10
9.5

Beyond: Two Souls review: an interactive experience you won't want to miss

PlayStation Universe
8 October 2013
  • Summary: Beyond: Two Souls is so unique, powerful and engaging that it's easy to forgive some of its gameplay flaws. Quite simply, a stunning production.
  • Pros: Visually it's in a different league to many games on PS3. Stunning facial animation and locations., Great characters, great plot, excellent twists and a fitting conclusion., The action sequences are superb and switching between Jodie and Aiden delivers a unique mechanic.
  • Cons: Some interactions are over excessive and gameplay plods along on occasions, The action sequences are so good, we would have liked to have seen more.
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Overall 9
9.0

Beyond: Two Souls

High-Def Digest
8 October 2013
  • Summary: Last year, Sony and Quantic Dream announced 'Beyond: Two Souls' with all of the flourish of a Oscar hopeful. With Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe headlining, David Cage, the director, writer, and lead lightning rod at Quantic Dream, promised that 'Beyond: Two Souls' would break new ground for gameplay while revealing to players a meticulously produced sci-fi and character drama.
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Overall 9
8.8

Beyond: Two Souls deepens our human connection to video game characters (review)

VentureBeat
8 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Beyond is hands-down one of the most emotionally accomplished experiences I have ever had in a video game, and it’s enjoyable from start to finish. The controls and gameplay are tiresome, and they can be difficult to manage (or boring), but they’re of little consequence compared to the well-written story, the depth of the characters, and the empathy you feel toward them.
  • Pros: Only one person teared up more than I did during my playthrough of Beyond, and that was Page’s character, Jodie Holmes. She has a lot to be upset about. She’s a lonely girl who smiles little, and at first what I perceived as aloofness is really her defense mechanism. From birth, Jodie has found herself tied to an entity known as Aiden, and she’s endured a hard life because of it. The two are linked together with a chain of spiritual energy, and it’s through this bond ...
  • Cons: The methods for controlling Jodie and Aiden are arbitrary. You won’t mind, but Beyond finds an excuse to use just about every button to give players the impression of complexity. What matters is how players use these buttons to perform sequences — hand-to-hand combat, running and avoiding various obstacles, controlling Aiden’s powers (like possessing bodies, killing enemies, and moving objects), and so on. For example, when Beyond introduces combat, it defines a key m...
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

delimiter.com.au
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: This review comes from Digitally Downloaded . review Jodie is a lonely little girl, incredibly bored in the middle of winter. Her mother suggests she go outside and play, though she’s not allowed out of the yard. But she sneaks through the fence to join a group of kids in a snowball fight. It’s all play at first, but then the spirit that is linked to Jodie by an invisible chain becomes protective over the percieved violence of the kids throwing objects at one another.
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