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CVG- Beyond: Two Souls: Cage's New Title Is Ambitious, Provocative, Annoying

CVG- The longer you spend with Beyond: Two Souls, the less sense it makes. You leave the demo with more questions about what it will actually be like to play than when you went in. And in this age of cookie-cutter, cover-based, ultraviolent action games, anything that's pitched leftfield and thought-provoking is surely to be welcomed.

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wishingW3L2790d ago

I wish Roger Ebert would play this game and tell us what he thinks.

-Gespenst-2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

Roger Ebert should play L.A. Noire, not these overrated, melodramatic, pretentious Quantic Dream games with their juvenile plots which they take so seriously.

Heavy Rain is about as mature as the Saw films. It thinks it's exploring it's themes in a really deep way but never really scratches their surfaces. Plus the voice work is atrocious, and there's loads of unnecessary, showy scenes, i.e. Ethan waking up in the middle of the street whereupon he's suddenly set upon by a mysterious 18 wheeler? Madison DREAMING an entire sequence where there's an intruder in her apartment whom she attempts to fight? Come on. There are strong parts, but it's just surrounded by such amateur rubbish.

Fahrenheit just became the most over-indulgent, childish piece of crap I've ever played in the final act.

Omikron is just a mess of a game.

That Cara thing was garbage too. Such an obvious metaphor, yet it thought it was so intelligent. It suffered from the same melodrama as HR. Impressive animation obviously, but god David Cage and co need to be taken down a peg if you ask me.

Roger Ebert can be a bit of a cock, but I certainly trust his artistic / critical faculties more than I do David Cage's. I think Ebert gives video games much too much flak and not enough of a chance, but I think he'd vivisect all of QD games thus far and rightfully so imo. QD games are just imitation art.

As for Beyond, well, it remains to be seen, but I for one am not getting my hopes up.

Sorry I just really needed a good QD rant, it's been a few weeks haha.

Quiescent2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

Theres no need to go on a full assault on QD. Their games are very atomospheric, interactive, and enticing to jump into. They set very emotional pieces very well and has done action sequences with very sharp results, but overall their games are great. L.A. Noire was good but was bland most of the times. The world seemed like they were stuck in purgatory but was still rather interesting. Hey man thers no need to bash games that immature and show flawed mentality

Quiescent2789d ago

Theres no need to go on a full assault on QD. Their games are very atomospheric, interactive, and enticing to jump into. They set very emotional pieces very well and has done action sequences with very sharp results, but overall their games are great. L.A. Noire eas good but was bland most of the times. The world seemed like they were stuck in purgatory but was still rather interesting. Hey man thers no nee to bash games that immature and shows flawed mentality

wenaldy2789d ago

Did David Cage just rape you? Slow down, speed racer...

J_Cob2789d ago

Wow, all that because of a sentence? I suggest staying away from articles about QD and their games since it upsets you so much. It's not healthy, bro.

Sevir2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

soo a game that's main premise invoking emotion with its plots and acting is melodramatic and pretentious?

Um are you some film and script writer of an academy award winning film..? Are you a major in human psychology? Or are you just a pretentious gamer with an ego being melodramatic because Heavy Rain is something different than the run of the mill game experiences and cliche one liner quips and laughable attempts at character development found in shooters? Please stop pretending you have any incite or appreciation to story and narrative. You sound like you thoroughly enjoyed Gears Of War 2's "Maria" scene..

Quantic Dream games are experiences that should never be missed, they aren't perfect but still great and well deserving of their accolades and some random melodramatic internet R* fanboy pretending to be an authority on the subject won't change that. write a script that good and evoke some feelings from the 2 million plus gamers that played and loved Heavy Rain and then we can take that rant of your remotely serious...

btw... Go outside and play in the sun

-Gespenst-2789d ago

@Sevir: What evidence did I give that suggested I eschew experimentation and non-conventional stuff in games? I encourage it, but just because it's not conventional doesn't automatically make it good, QD games to me are a case in point.

Gamers have just been mesmerized by it's presentation because they're not used to being given things like it. If YOU had any idea what you were talking about, you'd probably realize this; realize that HR is not the advent of games finally becoming mature or becoming a veritable art form (not that I doubt they can), but that they still have a long way to go.

And fyi, I have a BA in English with a minor in Philosophy and am going on to complete an MA in American Literature. I don't like mentioning that but you forced me to with your rather ignorant and patronizing assumptions.

Hicken2789d ago

Um... I'm a little worried about you, Gespent.

-Gespenst-2789d ago

Ugh, tired of N4G. Be critical about anything and you're met with single condescending sentences by wilfully ignorant and arrogant people.

I just wish you wouldn't reply unless you have an argument to make. Such a mob mentality around here.

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BitbyDeath2789d ago

"You are almost free to go wherever you want all the time," he says."

Will be interesting how this plays out...

Qrphe2789d ago

Yeah I'm really interested on this too.
Heavy Rain was an amazing game but there was little freedom (which it didn't really need anyway).

baodeus2789d ago

it seems like when you roam around to look for things or people to manipulate, times seems to be frozen or something. People don't react as you move around. Only once you do something, then a scene would play out, but the AI not actively response to whats going on (it is like they just stand still, frozen).

For example: when you choke a guy, another guy standing right behind him have no reaction to what is going on at all. They just stand there like nothing happen or more like frozen.

just some observation based on the scene when she destroy that entire fleet of Squat/special unit in the city.

Emilio_Estevez2786d ago

I'm not really caring about what people say about this, I like Heavy Rain so I'm sure I'll dig this.