Shuhei just reassured David Cage, has still faith in his next project despite mixed Beyond reviews

Beyond: Two Souls is out today, and its reviews are really mixed. Despite that, Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that he still has faith in Cage.

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Xsilver1775d ago

i love his style of creating games its like a movie makes sense it will get mixed reviews like a movie i will be picking up Beyond two souls.

blitz06231775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

What mixed reviews? I suppose you can call them mixed, and that's kind of what I expected from Cage's games, although when it comes to his types of games, scores don't tell the whole story

Xsilver1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago ) the majority loved but some did'nt.

-Foxtrot1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

It's harsh how a game which is taking risks and trying something new gets mixed reviews yet the same old boring COD get near perfect scores every year.

I think David Cage should try being more open with his next game though. I would love to see what they could do with an open world type experience or maybe an RPG

I just find it weird that most criticize it for not being open but they gave Walking Dead by TT near perfect scores. It was the same with Heavy Rain, people criticized that but when WD came out the things they moaned at with HR were fine with WD

abzdine1775d ago

quanticdream dont make games you play but experiences you LIVE!
give me more of these please..

Bundi1775d ago

Experiences you live? Wow, so much corn and cheese.

BitbyDeath1775d ago

WTF is this?

Dionysus - Quantic Dream, get a zero from for not releasing it on PC, hope your exclusivity deal was worth it.

How is that allowed on Metacritic?

Man-E-Faces1775d ago

This Metacritic, judging/buying not buying a game based off of a number is just stupid. To see Madden and a remastered Ducktales game rated higher than a fresh new ip say's it all. Most of my fav games this gen have scored like crap. The video game sites need to rid themselves of the scoring stem and adopt a pro/con written review system, because that's all I want to know about a game that interest's me, not a number.

minimur121775d ago

Another quote from a metacritic review:

Graphically you would have expected more at this late stage of hardware optimisation."
Beyond Two Souls gameplay screen (no spoilers)
Call of Duty Ghosts character model:


Agree = Beyond looks better
Disagree = Ghosts looks better

UltimateMaster1775d ago

The game play will differ from one person to another depending on what choice they make in the game.

AKS1775d ago

It's interesting that only 2 critic reviews are actually negative. About a third of user reviews are negative, which seems rather questionable, as user reviews on the interwebz tend to be.

Nontraditional games are going to tend to be more polarizing even if they are good. Reviews of some of the best movies from David Lynch tended to get follow a similar pattern. I've been pleased with all of Quantic Dream's games so far, so I do plan to pick this up eventually. The critics who liked it seemed to REALLY like it, which suggests to me it's worth giving a shot.

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showtimefolks1775d ago

Gamespot 9
Game informer 7.8
Ign 6

Damn who to believe, I always look at gamespot as the most strict since hey nitpick the most

I would love to know how many of these B2S reviewers reviews heavy rain, because the same person should have done it. Ign complains about controls yet the controls are almost the same as heavy rain with few improvements

Anyway I am getting it to see for myself.

Also thank you Sony for showing confidence in David cage, I still believe this game will sell 2 plus million

Baka-akaB1775d ago

I just believe none . I wondered about the gameplay , the demo and feeds answered on those topics .

Characters movement controls are actually better than with heavy rain , and no longer a sluggish pain fest , wich is most of what i wanted changed .

Xsilver1775d ago

i love walking dead i love heavy rain and i love the style of those games we need something different when it comes to games who wants to play the same thing over and over again i don't thats why im buying Beyond two souls which i'm pretty sure i will love.

-Foxtrot1775d ago

IGN: 6


"By Lucy O'Brien"

Oh....that explains it then

Lykon1775d ago

It seems that people decided to love this game before hand and they are damn well not going to change their opinion. I felt the same about heavy rain... then after a couple of hours of playing it I let go and admitted it was shit.

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MazzingerZ1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

David I'm getting your game of course!

Without you and other creative folks that bring us this kind of games we oldtimers would have a hard time trying to justify gaming to our wifes! :)

Everybody just get the game and just don't complain about bad reviewers, that doesn't help David, getting the game does :)

clouds51775d ago

Reviews are opinions. And games like these show that opinions can differ. This game is basically all story so it gets even more subjective.
I mean things like controls can be measured with terms like accurate, responsive/unresponsive, slow, fluid, layout, complicated etc. Also graphics are pretty easy to judge (not the art style!), textures and stuff.
But when it comes to fiction and story telling and character development these journalist are usually not trained in those fields (no offense) and that is a problem especially with story based interactive movie games like this one.
Check out "Archengeia" on youtube if you are looking for good and in depth reviews of the story part of games! Hes a writer himself and knows his stuff :)

scott1821775d ago

I honestly don't like this style of game at all, I can see why people might like it, but it is too limited for me. If I want to watch a movie I will heat up some popcorn and veg out on the couch and watch the thing....

I don't like to be critical because I generally love what Sony's 1st and second parties come up with... I just can't get into the "movie games" type of thing. I love games like The Last of Us and Uncharted that had fantastic stories, but were mostly great gameplay.

Lykon1775d ago

I agree to an extent. The thing is I really would love an interactive movie type of adventure if it was done different to this. I thought heavy rain was a mess and there is no way I'm going near this one based on what I've read already , it is at least as bad as heavy rain.

StraightPath1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

Medicore game at best. 6/10 IGN more low reviews incoming. David Cage loves making Quick time event games. Rather then having actual gameplay. Story is at times good like in heavy rain but he tries to hard to shoe horn emotional sequences.

Heavy rain and this game can be played on youtube as majority of game you watch anyways.

Wh15ky1775d ago

It's a shame that last bubble can't be popped.

ufo8mycat1774d ago

"Heavy rain and this game can be played on youtube as majority of game you watch anyways."

Sure but you aren't as connected to a character as strongly compared to if you were 'playing'

The Walking Dead is the best example.
What makes you feel such a strong emotional connection to the main character and Clementine is because you control them, making you feel like you are part of the world.

You don't as a strong connection by simply watching it on youtube.

s8anicslayer1775d ago

I just realized that I spelled whether wrong in that tweet...XD

Blacktric1775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

"Shuhei just reassured David Cage"

On Twitter. As a PR stunt. He wasn't publicly going to say that he was disappointed with the amount of mediocre scores the game's gotten for God's sake (if he cares about that sort of thing). What were you expecting?

Sweep141775d ago

A game with a metacritic of 74 is not "mediocre".

Blacktric1775d ago

And I never said it was. I said it's gotten some "mediocre scores" and that a higher up company figure wouldn't admit that he cares about them (if he does) publicly. Try to restrain that "wounded fanboy" attitude for once before commenting.

Jughead34161775d ago

Yea, IGN gave this game a 6/10. It seems that the reviewer wasn't a fan of this style of game. If that's the case, get someone that will give the game a fair shake. IGN is always pretty strict though.

GuyThatPlaysGames1774d ago

First off, I wanna say that I absolutely loved Indigo Prophecy and I also loved Heavy Rain as well. I just finished the Beyond Two Souls demo and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to pick up the retail version and play through the whole story. There's more to life people than playing shooters!

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GarrusVakarian1775d ago

Good for him, i wouldn't be put off from mixed reviews either if i was him. Stick to your vision and stay true to yourself.

Thatguy-3101775d ago (Edited 1775d ago )

Exactly some things work and something things don't. That's why it's important to take risks. You learn from the things that don't work and fix them on the next project. Now let's see the ps4 title! (please me Kara). What I question though is how can people knock off the gameplay style when games back then played the same way. It's like people tend to forget how gaming started. Many ways to play games the form of interactivity is what makes each different from one another.

Baka-akaB1775d ago

HE should ignore thsoe feedbacks , ultimately its the publci's that matter . Soon enough the same clown judging it harshly will praise another "Qte fest" , with the probable same flaws , might be ryse , might be another exclusive , or even a multiplatform , but it will happens .

They are utterly inconsistant , even when you stick with one particular author

garos821775d ago

Exactly.not everyone is gonna like this game because it's different and not comparable to other games.
I applaud Sony for the variety and I will with hold my judgement till I play it.

I loved heavy rain and I'm confident that I will at least enjoy this

Lovable1775d ago

Funny thing is these type of games is best suited for let's players.

Hufandpuf1775d ago

The only thing that really matters is if it sells well. If the game doesn't perform well commercially he may lose funding for his next game.

1nsomniac1775d ago

Im giving you a bubble purely because I've had a shit day at work but your avatar made me laugh..... although I do agree with your comment as well.

rambi801775d ago

No, not really. Sony take risks in the software department.

Cage needs other people to critique his vision. Its for the best, just ask Neil Druckmann

NateCole1775d ago

You obviously dont understand Sony regarding these sort of games.

Hufandpuf1775d ago

So if a game is underrecievd, Sony will just try again? That doesn't make a ton of sense from a buisness standpoint.

Rip-Ridah1775d ago

Ico, Shadow of the Collossus, and The Last Guardian beg to differ.

NateCole1775d ago

Huf. Its about trying something different and pushing gaming forward instead of staying still forever. We have seen sony do this since the PS1.

Doghead1775d ago

yeah, keep paying for shit like halo which keep repeating, you will keep getting shit
Since quality doesn't matter but sales...

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DOMination-1775d ago

uh-oh, the dreaded vote of confidence.

jujubee881775d ago

David Cage is surrounded by people that know about making good games (like Yoshida that overseas all of Playstation).

He'll be fine.

oof461775d ago

Thankfully, we are not talking about a sports team coach.