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Beyond: Two Souls Review - The Digital Fix

David Cage is gaming’s auteur. The term was common in Hollywood in the 1970’s, with many filmmakers garnering description as such, until Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate took a studio down in its wake. From that point on the auteur was a remnant of the past, with studios and executives wresting some control at least from the director’s hands - no matter how successful they were. With Heavy Rain Cage produced his Deer Hunter. This gave him free rein to tackle Beyond: Two Souls’ creation with complete responsibility resting on his shoulders alone, not the giant shoulders of Sony. Whilst the end result is not akin to that coming from the Heaven’s Gate disaster, it does lend weight to those who argue against one person’s vision, the auteur-like production and more again who will dismiss the assertion that an interactive drama has a place in modern video gaming. The truth is much less black and white than this would suggest but what we have here is a backwards step after 2010’s stunning precipitating drama

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Lykon999d ago

that's better . I don't like to see reviews for this game get above a 6 ... 6 is generous... balanced .. I would give it 4 personally .

_QQ_999d ago

Saying this game is a 10 or 9 is the same as saying the story and cinematography are on par with a movie like Lord of the Rings.

Soldierone999d ago

I've seen many movies get that score that are not comparable to LOTR. Why would you compare an action drama to LOTR anyways? It'd be compared to The Departed (also controversial scores) or maybe The Hunger Games.

You wouldn't compare COD to Disgaea, same rules apply to movies.

ifritAlkhemyst999d ago

Except the cinematography is about on par with LoTR, which always has looked hokey and pitiful.

goldwyncq999d ago

LOTR's story is not that good anyway. The lore is the real reason why it was successful in the first place.

_QQ_999d ago (Edited 999d ago )

@ all below
I only used LOTR as an example, beyond 2 souls isn't on par with other 8/9/10 movies either, games like these are probably why games can't be taken seriously as a story telling medium, because it shows that any story will do for great scores as long as the game is nothing but story.

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CGI-Quality999d ago

Most of the comments in here make my head hurt.

OT: The game had its flaws, but a 6/10 is much lower than I would grade it.

Chicago8506998d ago

To each his own.
Personally, I really like the game. No regrets for my purchase : )

Game on.

monkey602998d ago

Im only 2 chapters in and while i enjoy it. It has nothing on the immersion of heavy rain for some reason. I was playing duo mode with my girlfriend on an ipad and she loved it though. More games need that feature because she just isnt into games and it was nice to share it with her for a change