So, the other day I finished Beyond: Two souls, made by the same people that gave us the wonderful games; Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit and I am blown away. Wow, what a game. Here I sat, hoping that it would be as good as its predecessors , but oh my god this game is miles better.
I think I’ll even go as far to saying that this might be one of the best games I’ve played in this kind of genre. I was close to thinking that it would be as good as Baldur’s Gate 2 and Planescape: Torment, but no, it doesn’t reach up there to them just only because it is a set characters in a set story.
The game itself is so beautiful and emotional. Ellen Page does the character of Jodie so well, with so much feeling and she is modeled after her as well. She is a good voice actor and beautiful too. I’ll even admit that I cried on several occasions, both happy and sad ones as the story pulled me forward.
Like Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit, you’ll make progress by pressing different button combinations or move the joystick on your controller in certain patterns, making Jodie jump, dodge or see things.
The game gives you many choices to form your path.
The graphics are breathtaking and the story is so well done and intriguing. It is both heart wrenching and heartwarming. Lot of twists and turns and filled with lovable characters that at least I will never forget. The use of motion capture in this game is perfectly done.
I mentioned that Ellen Page is the actor for Jodie, Willem Dafoe is another famous name that can be seen in there as Nathan Dawkins, a scientist that takes cares of Jodie throughout her life. Another character that has a known name, that at least I recognize, is Eric Winters, who portrays the hunk Ryan.
The story puts you in the shoes of Jodie, an extraordinary woman that has a… let’s call him friend, who’s name is Aiden, that will show you her life and take you on a mind blowing adventure that you’ll never forget. The game shows of several different locations as you are taken through different timelines in Jodie’s life.
The game has a few romance options as well, depending on how you play your game. It was making me smile on a few occasions.