David Cage may have succeeded at making his most cinematic game yet, but if I’d paid $8 to see Beyond on the cinema’s cheap day I would have walked out well before the credits rolled.
After the 3 self-indulging opening paragraphs (seriously why are they included in this review) the review itself isn't that bad as this game, like Heavy Rain, polarised people (just one of those games). I do think 2.5 is a bit too low (I would give that score to a completely broken game)
the review itself isnt bad .the score itself is bit too low
A score of 2.5 should basically be reserved for games which are near unplayable. A 2.5 should be a game without a story (not just one with dodgy writing), lacklustre gameplay, and a lack of vision (in my opinion, of course). A score like this is just a cry for hits. I have not actually read the review, because I detest this practice.
Polarising to say the least. Somehow I'm actually still keen to experience this myself. Obviously I'm not going to pay full price for it. I'll wait until it's R150 used ($15) which shouldn't take too long, I've already seen one going for R400. As far as the review goes, I respect everybody's opinion no matter how much I may disagree with them. To say only the positive reviews are valid is laughable.
The game (gamplay, story, graphics and presentation) is very well put together. It's Cage's finest game...and it's surprisingly enjoyable through the end. Whether you pick it up now or later you will not be disappointed.
I agree with dc1. This game is unlike anything you will ever experience this gen because you just connect with. There aren't many games like that. If you call yourself a gamer, please come to the game with an open mind and put fanboy issues aside. Yes, the experience comes with its own issues like many other games out there. But issues aside, what you will receive that many games can't give, is a very rewarding and highly engaging experience. Its a perfect blend of cinematography and interactive entertainment, a way in which the game should be judged. I really hope the game is successful because we need more games like it. Please, please give it a chance. Just go along with the ride.
ahaha what a review cmon 2.5 no is too low... give a 5 or 6....thats it
WOAH WOAH WOAH. Now come on. I thought the game was a little clunky in areas and the choices felt a little pointless, but in no way would I have given it that low of a score. I'd give it a 7/10 max. It's in no way perfect but it tells a great story (in my eyes anyway. I managed to follow it whilst many didnt), with great performances and a very nice ending. Surprising for me too. (THEN AGAIN, I just looked at the score... which is what I shouldn't be doing. But this is just my opinion from looking at the score)
Great review . Beyond: Tow Souls really is piece of shit IMO !
You're a piece of shit..but that just my opinion.
There wasn't really any need for that yknow :/
You are right...but he's gonna troll, I'm gonna call him on it.
oh man you insult me . god bless you
Wait a min this Review should go to superman 64 not Beyond two souls o.O
Of course, somebody doesn't enjoy Beyond Two Souls, it's automatically a bad review... Smh, not everyone has the same opinion as you. Not everyone likes interactive movie games, it's a matter of preference.
1. I agree that "not everyone has the same opinion as you". But to give a decent polished game a 2.5/10 is totally unacceptable. Scores from 1-5/10 mean that the game is unplayable, full of bug or broken. Beyond: Tow Souls is pretty much playable. 2. This game is not an interactive movie. Its similar to point click adventure games but more character control, like Grim Fandango or Walking dead. 3. If you don't like these kind of games You should not review it. Bring a person who likes these kind of games. Im pretty sure there are a lot of people who like these kind of games. Im sorry but those don't how to review a game don't know how properly play a game... Edit @below. Well from your logic, if i have a site and i review games then i should give every generic shooter game a 2 or a 4 out of 10 because i don't like these games.
We don't know if this person doesn't like "Interactive Movie" game. Any game that's more cut-scenes than gameplay (QTEs) it's an interactive movie. I'd consider Walking Dead an interactive movie. If we only got people who love this genre of games then we'd get very similar reviews. The whole point of reviews is it's their "OPINION". We should be seeing what gamers from platforms think of games. Either way, it's this person's opinion, I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with the score, but this isn't the first time I've seen a low score for this game, so clearly in some aspects this reviewer is correct.
The thing is, these games can be just be as enjoyable as a game in which you have "complete control over." That's the thing, a game doesn't have to be "tradition" in terms of how it is played for it to be enjoyed. Beyond and games like it are proof of that regardless of the flaws that are to be present.
I'll say this again: if you give THAT low of a score when others haven't on ANY game (I don't care WHAT game it is), give a damn good reason that shows us you've played the game and aren't doing a hit piece. You can be subjective in your opinion on the objective, but don't lie about the objective to arrive to your subjective. Just asking for trouble if you give that low of a score for a game that has mixed reviews but hasn't gotten below a 7 or so from reliable gaming sites and give a hint that you might've not actually played the bloody thing enough to give an opinion on. Plus keep in mind that one bad review can break a game on Metacritic, which we don't even have to say how obsessed game companies are over that POS!
IGN - 6 Eurogamer Germany - 6 Giant Bomb - 6 The Six axis - 6 Eurogamer - 6 Edge - 5 Joystiq - 5 Destructoid - 5 Plenty of known and reliable sites have weighed in at under 7. My personal favorite is joystiq but I'm going to ignore them for this game because I really want to try it myself...someday.
@Walker & @Ohlmay I agree completely! Also, "Story" is totally subjective, it should only be worth 1 point in total of a 10 review. All "story" should count for is...does it make sense. "Gameplay" should be the majority of a review and Beyond has no friggin game. I'm tired of Sony fans saying "oh, but, the "story" was soo great it moved me", GTFOH with that *hit. I'd never advise someone to spend $60 on Beyond, the score is valid, or it should be lower!
"Gameplay" should be the majority of a review and Beyond has no friggin game." I could say the same thing about Walking dead... I bet u didn't even play Beyond. Cause Beyond: Tow Souls has lots of stealth gameplay and you actually control the character 95% of the time, its a solid game... http://youtu.be/FfDaffiXwNg... http://youtu.be/Nwe-C8wnvNc To tell you the truth i enjoyed Beyond: Tow Souls more than MassEffect 3.
Dude, you haven't played it. We all know you haven't played it. You have no qualification to advise people to buy it or not so get out of here with that disgraceful, invalid sh*t. Even watching it on YouTube would show that there is game there, otherwise how would the player be able to make choices and progress from one scenario to the next? You're in control 90-95% of the time in this regard, and clearly you have no idea about this. Typical, desperate, uninformed troll. Movin' on.
Fuckin' hell, this game must have the most mixed reviews i've ever seen.
What's mixed about them, they are mostly low scores, at least from popular sites.
at least from sites that know how to review movies. people saying this game is a 9 or a 10 are basically saying its story is on par with Lord of the Rings, shawshank redemption, Schindler's List ,Pulp Fiction, or Once Upon a Time in the West, and thats bullshit.
They should give this review to someone who appreciate story driven and interactive experience game and not just some random FPS junkie reviewer. Ausgamer in the first place is a pro Microsoft supporter. They are biased against Sony related games.
Go watch any lets play of this game and they love it and so do their subscribers check out pewdiepie channel and see the ridiculous likes the game gets its a good game and personally i enjoy it. i love Beyond/haeavyRain/WalkingDead/ Backtothefuture those games offer a new type of experience not the same old same old not everyone likes it but so what that shouldn't stop you from checking it out.
we need to review the reviewers .. i'd gve him/her 0.5/10
Reviews for this game are all over the place, but I'll be picking it up for sure when it drops to 39.99.
OK, even though I hate this game and the rest of QD's games, a 2.5 is freaking ridiculous. It has enough going on to be at least a 6/10.
reviews are worst they are like cancer affecting the gaming industry badly..
no they are pretty smart, with games like gta v and TLOU nailing both cinematic experience and CORE, FKN CORE game experience core game experience is why we play games, 2.5 seems ok if u are a true gamer that likes gta, like DK, halo, mgs, doom, half life zelda, mario etc..
You can take your "CORE" gaming and shove it. Beyond has much gameplay as any other point and click game. People didn't call Telltale's The Walking Dead a movie even though it has the same gameplay style as Beyond. And they won't have a problem with their next title The Wolf Among Us. Or is it because Beyond is not a multiplatform game? Consistency people.
cmon 2.5 should be reserved for nearly unplayable games, Beyond two souls is a B movie not a straight to DVD, its at least a 5 nothing more than a 7.5
Nope the reviewer didn't like the game and he explains why. I would never give an average score to something I don't like so if he didn't like or enjoyed the game that score is understandable.
Bullshit review! Beyond is a masterpiece!
Beyond is not a masterpiece, but it's also not a 2 point f**king 5, and nothing can justify that score. Insane people. Any reasonable thought process went out the window that day.
If you want to play a similar experience, but not deal with David Cage's writing, try Telltale games. They really should work together. Get Quantic to provide the technology and motion capture, heck get Cage to direct - just keep him well away from the writing.
Telltale's primarily Point and Click adventure games though, with the exception of TWD and Jurassic Park, which are cinematic experiences akin to Quantic Dream's games.
This game deserves a 9 at least this reviewer is not a gamer.
"this reviewer is not a gamer" funniest thing i read all day, what is wrong with u people, it's a movie not a game, the "game" is severely lacking as a game, LOL im happy to see it get smacked in reviews developers please CARE ABOUT GAMEPLAY/CORE GAME, focusing too much on cinematic values will RUIN GAMING
Beyond was promoted months ago as a "Interactive Drama". Everyone knew it that gameplay isn't too complex in game. Why the hell the reviewers punsih this game for that? A adventure game doesn't need a complex gameplay. The focus is on story, atmosphere, technics and emotions. If I would review games like Call of Duty or Battlefield on a focus to be a "anti-war game" they would not get more than 50%. Or should I substract 20% from football and sother sports games because they don't have a story? Is a game like Uncharted bad because it doesn't have skilltrees like in TES V: Skyrim? EVERY GAME should be rated by its genre and in rating the focus on aspects must vary. Beyond deserves at least 80%. It's a great game in its genre! It is more meaningful for gaming industry than 90% of other titles in a year. It shows us what video games are capable of. Unfortunately the tradepress failed rating BEYOND: Two Souls.
It's just different gameplay. I don't have a problem with the gameplay in any QD game actually. If they had a knock out story I wouldn't hesitate to give their game a 10/10. But these games really do hinge on the story; and QD can barely compete with Twilight fan-fiction here. It doesn't surprise me that most people find their games engrossing. Too many people thought Prometheus was an intelligent, thought provoking film while claiming that 2001 was an incoherent mess.
@ape007, Post of the month! I can't stand the long movies in games today. I play games so "I" can play the game! I hope it continues to get slammed so this *hit will stop now!
To be honest i only play the demo and it was amazing the animations, voice acting the graphics were all amazing I usually game on PC this game had one of the best graphics in my book to date for a console. The ppl that think this game doesn't deserve a 9 are under the age of 21 or they are too impatient to play a story telling game like this. I will be getting this game.
I stopped reading at 2.5. Nothing can justify that score.
Downvoting this site asap.
This game is Grand Prize & there's nothing left to discuss.
I"m more than halfway through the game and I can safely say that I completely disagree with the reviewer. But, that's one of the MANY things I love about Quantic Dream. They don't make mass market games that will appeal to a wide audience. I love Call of Duty but I also love experiences like Heavy Rain and so far I really like Beyond.
I am loving the game so far! These people are IDIOTS! *just did a livestream of the first part too*
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