Conclusion: If we were to say one thing about Beyond Good and Evil HD, it’s that we hope that it represents something greater – namely a precursor to a stellar sequel that will push the series into critical and commercial success, as well as onto the shelves of gamers across the globe. What you get here is a solid adventure game that will have you exploring, running, hiding and thinking across an engaging world of amusing characters.
Summary: Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the dark secrets behind these alien invasions and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds.
Excerpt: Find yourself a blender. Grab a copy of Ocarina of Time, Mario 64 and Metal Gear Solid and throw them in, making sure to close the lid firmly. Turn that sucker on. Watch with beady-eyed fascination as the three games spin furiously about the container, their mechanics swishing round and round, gradually becoming one with each other. Give it a minute or two, then kill the power.
Conclusion: Cons: -Combat is very simplistic. -Using the hovercraft to get around the world is fun, but there really needs to be a mini HUD with GPS to see where you are/guide you to your selected location instead of going to the menu to see the main map every time. -You are forced to collect a certain number of "pearls" within the game to advance the story and complete the game which could be annoying if you overlook them or if youre in a hurry.
Excerpt: Few games deserve the HD re-release treatment more than the original poster child for brilliant commercial failures: 2003's Beyond Good & Evil . And with the release of Beyond Good & Evil HD on Xbox Live Marketplace, there are no longer any excuses for those who missed out on this gem. Here is a cinematic action adventure that has aged so well, it can stand alongside modern releases. Remember, this is an eight year old game we're talking about, here.
Excerpt: In 2003, BG&E hit shelves with a lot of critical acclaim, but few sales to show for it. In theory, a game with a mature conspiracy theory storyline with pretty deep characters that come to life with stellar design and fantastic voice acting, and beautiful cinematography, and a blend of 3D Zelda/stealth should have sold like hotcakes.
Excerpt: The Live Arcade download is a perfect way for any of the too many people who missed out upon release to catch up. It has shiny new HD enhancements, and Christophe Héral’s fantastically atypical score is all the sharper. More to the point, it’s an easy way to snag a great game without going outside. I hear there’s wolves out there.