Summary: Beyond Good & Evil is one of the most fun, interesting, and fresh titles to have come out in a long time. Its only real flaw is that it is over far too quickly. Beyond Good & Evil is the surprise critical smash that, sadly, everyone seemed to ignore.
Pros: Great graphics, Lots of gameplay types, Good story
Excerpt: Out of the Game Review request page (from the website) comes Beyond Good & Evil. This game can be found on the Gamecube, Xbox, PC, and PS2 (copy reviewed). This game is generally well received by most gaming establishments.
Excerpt: Date: 7/19/2005 Beyond Good & Evil (BGE) started life as a console game, but you shouldn’t let console-port bias affect your opinion of the game. BGE is primarily of the action-adventure type of game that dominates the console market, but it manages to bring in elements from a wide variety of genres...
Excerpt: I think you should all go play Beyond Good & Evil right damn now. I realize that this is a violation of unspoken principles. I am supposed to tell you about this game, and ease you into the idea that it's worth your money and time in a gradual and entertaining fashion.
Excerpt: It's always a shame to see a game like this get passed up for the next instalment in the Final Fantasy series. Or, as I like to say; ''Pretty boy and his pretty friends defeat overly pretty villain''.
Excerpt: is one of the most enjoyable games I've played in a long time. It's basically an Action/Adventure game with some stealth elements thrown into the mix, which has earned a great deal of critical acclaim among gamers.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Absolutely not to be missed. BG&E is as close as your going to get to Zelda on PS2 or Xbox, and the only thing besides Zelda on the Cube. This game really is comparable to Zelda in many respects, it's that good, and if that doesn't say something I don't know what will.
Excerpt: Yet, even while more game designers aspire to be the Jean Renoir or Orson Welles of their industry, game critics tend to use the descriptor "movie-like" as a backhanded compliment to describe games that focus on dramatic camera angles, story, graphics, and plot to the exclusion of gameplay.