40°
Submitted by Arnie 508d ago | opinion piece

Showing Beyond Two Souls at The Tribeca Film Festival Was a Disservice To Gaming

As honorable as it was to be screened at Tribeca, it was screened not as a game but as a film. What it does is strip an interactive medium down to a passive experience for exhibition that not only demeans the game but the entire medium as well. (Beyond: Two Souls, PS3)

yokokoroma  +   508d ago
Beyond 2 Souls is a narrative driven game, just as Heavy Rain was. The game was being shown at the tribeca film festival, for that very reason. Even more so due to the actors, which is really what this comes down to. The lead character jodie, is played by Ellen Page, an academy award, and Oscar nominee. We're talking serious acting here, Beyond 2 Souls is apart of her body of work. She's an actor first and foremost, so it's only right, her work on Beyond 2 Souls be screened by her acting peers. What was shown of Beyond 2 Souls at the film festival has no affect on Quantic Dream fans/supporters. If they played Heavy Rain, they know what to expect, the tribeca film festival isn't a gaming exhibition, so not to see Beyond 2 Souls gaming mechanics in depth, should've been expected. E3 isn't too far off, maybe Quantic will do a more indepth exhibition there.
Arnie  +   508d ago
Yes, it was at a film festival and was shown in the appropriate context for a film. The acting was the main focus of the presentation as well as the Q/A panel. I do hope at E3 they will do a more in-depth exhibit there showing off a better melding between the narrative and gamepla rather than putting one above the other.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Kicking, kissing and screaming: 8 hilarious FIFA glitches

13m ago - Here are some of FIFA’s legendary glitches, gaffes and Easter eggs that have made us laugh and ga... | PC
30°

Hajime No Ippo Takes Its First Step On PS3 With Some New Screenshots

14m ago - "The upcoming Hajime no Ippo game by Bandai Namco for PlayStation 3 is made to capture the feel o... | PS3
10°

Elsword Heads Into New PvP Season By Rebalancing Everyone

31m ago - Elsword is entering season 3 for its player-versus-player half of the MMO brawler. | PC
20°

Nintendo Download list: 25th September 2014 (Europe)

31m ago - Nintendo Insider writes: The Nintendo 3DS takes a star turn in this week's Nintendo Download l... | Nintendo DS
Ad

Destiny The Game

Now - Explore Mars, Rediscover Venus, Reclaim the moon, Protect Earth. Become Legend. The wait is over! Destiny is now available to play, Pick up your... | Promoted post
10°

The Sims 4 Review - The Digital Fix

31m ago - For people who can’t get enough of living life, the fourth instalment of The Sims series is here... | PC
Related content from friends