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?
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 .
Summary: Beyond Two Souls is a masterpiece and should easily earn a spot on the shelf of any PS3 gamer. Like Heavy Rain before it, Quantic Dream's repertoire of story-driven games has moved me like no other before it. I am happy to dub it the best game I have ever played.
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...
Summary: The implicit contract between gamer and games designer relies on a suspension of disbelief, and a tacit acceptance that there are far fewer options available to the player than there seems to be.
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...
Excerpt: Cinema's influence on video games has grown exponentially over the course of the past ten years. French developers Quantic Dream have embraced this ever since their 2005 release Fahrenheit, and then w
Beyond: Two Souls review: an interactive experience you won't want to miss
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.