Excerpt: "...exceptional female lead, and dialog. Beyond Good and Evil is a game crying out for a sequel - its ending even indicates we'll get one - which is a shame because as yet there isn't one in the works. Beyond Good and Evil has been around for a while, and is probably best bought second hand or in a bargain bin. It may be difficult to get from a gameshop, but there are copies easily available online. For a low price (£8 or less), this is definitely ...
Pros: Stylised graphics, wide range of sidequests, good plot
Cons: Weak ending, positioning awkward and controls not great
Excerpt: a good game but slightly annoying and repetative. when you get near the end of the game you must find enough orbs to get to the next part of the level. i never finished because the orbs are almost impossible to get ahold of, especially if you have spent them on upgrades early on. take my advice. KEEP AROUND 20 - 30 ORBS FOR THE END OF THE GAME!!! i know this seems like a lot but you will need them.
Summary: BGE is a wonderful concept, but it doesn't quite come off. I love the idea of a photographer cracking a conspiracy, but it all happens too quickly and too easily. The game is very short, and tends to only move forward in one direction (instead of having several sub-plots to explore). I feel that Dark Chronicle is better as a game that requires you to take photos. As for BGE, probably rent it rather than buy.
Stylish adventure let down by ease and racist voice acting
David Head "dhead42", amazon.co.uk
23 February 2004
Summary: From the creator of Rayman comes this ambitous and largely succesful tale of conspiracy and political intrigue on the idyllic land of Hillys. Playing as green-lipsticked Jade, you become ensnared in conspiracy and betrayal as you attempt to uncover the truth about the contorlling militrary force, the Alpha Section.
Summary: A round of applause to Ubisoft for daring to release an original and unproven new game in the Christamas rush rather than playing it safe with an established franchise or a licensed game. Unfortunately the game barely charted in the festive period and has sank without a trace - luckily that means there are lots of discounted copies available for gamers willing to seek something a little different from the numerous updates and rehashes.
Beyond good and evil. Well this game is more than good
4 November 2003
Summary: It’s been about a year since we first saw this and now it is a lot better and it is going strong. It is a really good game on the Gamecube and it’s fighting and free-roaming puzzle means this game has the potential of a winner.