posted by SonnyBone (CARNESVILLE, GA) Oct 12, 2013
Member since Jun 2010
I just finished the game and the ending really blew me away. I feel as though Beyond is Quantic Dream's best work in a lot of ways. Better writing and voice acting than Heavy Rain, and the emotional manipulation that the game throws at you really pulls you into the experience. It's not for everyone, but those that CAN appreciate a game like this are in for a real treat. If you enjoyed Heavy Rain, then you will more than likely enjoy this. Give a try!
I'm a big Ellen Page fan, and was looking forward to this game, or interactive movie, to be more accurate. It plays out as one long QTE. Not really a game. And I really hate QTE in games. So I really could not enjoy this game at all. The plot is all over the place. For every good scene there were several nonsensical or just plain stupid scenes. Overall it was a huge disappointment.
Quantum Dream is becoming well known for their vivid graphics and differences of game play interaction. This title is very immerse in the story and rich detail of the world. The controls however... Fall hard into being the downfall of the title. You will constantly find yourself trying to engage something, and no-response... Sometimes you will evenly do something unexpected trying to do another task. The frustration, I had with doing something so simple is what made me dislike the title. I understand Quantum Dream wants to make a game--like no other game--but the controls should be INTUITIVE, not uniquely unresponsive and stupid... The controls give me the impression, that Quantum Dream is wanting to give a unique gameplay style... But QUANTUM DREAM, YOU trying to hard. The controls are 80% of the game and if a game has bad controls, it makes it unplayable.
As the story goes, you assume the role of Jodie and Aiden.
Jodie is an enigma of a person, studied on all her life... She has an entity companion bounded to her soul called, Aiden. Distant in the world in which she lives... Always at the despair of the entity Aiden... Jodie is left trying to find her place in the world as the oddity she is labeled throughout her life.
Very interesting story... Very movie-like in the scenes and scenario. The game has drawn out plot and drama... Not what you'd aspect from a video-game.
Just IF the controls worked... or had simplified controls... Using the analog sticks to engage in a one action, where it could just be a button push... Is senseless... Sure I pushed down 5 times at the right time on the analog stick, but still... It says I did not... Does not make a fun game, experience... Specially, when the story is captivating and I CANT GET PAST ONE STUPID PART.
Anyhoo.. Clever title.. Cruddy control elements. Either way its worth a rent... Maybe its just my controller, but either way... The controls made it wack.