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. But then following the crowd has never been something that Family Friendly Gaming has ever been about. The storyline follows Jade, who is a journalist, photographer, and anti-establishment paranoid woman.
Conclusion: The letterbox presentation of Beyond Good & Evil gives the gamer a good indication from the get-go of what to expect; wonderful direction, excellent storytelling, and a compelling plot. The gameplay is good enough to hold its own within the cinematic confines and actually does its fair share to charge the story forward.
Excerpt: 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 and wrap it all within a unique and engaging story set in an imaginative world.
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''. When pieces of gaming art like Beyond Good and Evil are passed up for the next in a line of cookie-cutter RPG's it makes me weep for the future.
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. Perhaps poor timing was to blame (in other words, the game was overshadowed by other more popular games at the initial time of its release), but
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. Give it a chance, especially if you love great narratives and awesome gameplay. Play it now before you can't find it - because you're missing out for sure.
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.
Excerpt: I really love to get a little surprised by the games I play, and although that is hard to achieve in my field of work - since it is my job to stay informed on almost every game out there at all times - there are still games that positively surprise me every once in a while... If I perhaps heard of them, but didn’t expect them to be this good. Beyond Good and Evil is one hell of an example for this...
Excerpt: In just over a year, Ubi Soft has turned into one of the better development studios out there, with the Tom Clancy series of games and now with Beyond Good & Evil, one of the most enjoyable games I have played in a long time. A game that seemed to have slipped under the radar of the gaming population, perhaps due to the female protagonist, or the tale of government conspiracy which in this day and age isn�t taken lightly.