This is a solid 7 rating btw. That being that I'm a Ellen Page fan as well as William Defoe. That apart from the title itself is only a piece of the cake. With all the video programming that went into Beyond Two Souls, the cast, the story. Solid effort all round. Granted this is not a popular genre. I loved Heavy Rain. This just seemed to fall short on something. I don't know what. There was something special in Heavy Rain. All the while playing Beyond Two Souls it just never gripped me the way Heavy Rain did. So enough ranting. Here it is.
Plot: Original. It is different but, nothing to write home about. The story bounces to much from past to future to past again. I understand it was done to be different or maybe it was just a gimmick, idk, it just got old though.
Graphics: Top notch of course. Just watch the trailer or some of the pics provided you'll agree. Everything is smooth and crisp not clunky. Sharp as a razor. Facial expressions, character movements, the whole title is just beautiful.
Sound fx: Quality. Voice acting (duh), music. i did some background research on the music director/composer. Apparently he died not to long after finishing the game, of cancer. Most unfortunate. The music score is stellar. He also did Heavy Rain which was also amazing. Fyi.
Gameplay: Now this is where Im on the rope. Dont get me wrong. I did enjoy PLAYING Beyond Two Souls. Its just button sequences and reaction timing. Thats it. It gets old but that is the way its suppose to be. Missing a certain button press can be fatal however but, it just has different consequences/turnout to the game so its never the same unless you are perfect over and over. Thats what puts me on the rope. I found myself messing up on purpose just to see what happens.
Overall: Its a movie with good actors, a decent story, and you control the flow of what can or cannot happen. Simple but beautiful. Thanks for your time as always. Game On
So got this game took a look at the disk no visible scratches on in or finger prints and figured it be smooth sailing but after a lengthy update and pre install went to play and install would not run. Tried cleaning the already clean disk and tried deleting and reinstalling update, still no go. Tried again turning off network with no update still no go and after wasting 2-3 hours gave up. Like some other reviewers said this game is very finicky so I honestly would recommend a digital copy and try that instead of renting if you absolutely have to try this game out.