on 10-06-2012 07:07 PM - last edited on 18-04-2013 04:14 PM by Envisager
BEYOND: Two Souls
Welcome to the official Beyond forum thread! A nice shiny stickied thread in which we'll be keeping you up to date with all the latest news, images & videos.
Feel free to post up any links and info you come across and we shall try to keep this first page fully updated and also feel free to chat about the game as much you like, we'd love to hear your views, thoughts and predictions!
For more information about Quantic Dreams Beyond please click the links below:
Useful News links:
PlayStation Blog Interview with David Cage: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/11/12/beyond-t
E3 Trailer: Viewer discretion is advised due to language & content
E3 First Look Video
Keep checking back on this post/thread for future updates!
10-06-2012 07:42 PM - edited 10-06-2012 07:42 PM
It looks amazing, however I really think everybody wants to see a little more before they make any judgements.
If we decide now, we'd put ourselves in these categories:
1) It's made by Quantic Dreams who made Heavy Rain, therefore it'll be the greatest game ever! - Over-hyping it to impossible levels, ending up disappointed because it doesn't do the dishes while you play.
2) It's the difficult second game, therefore it'll be awful - Dismissing without giving it a chance.
I want to see moar gameplay and videos etc! And I think we've all learned from the games of last year not to overhype sequels (even spiritual ones)
on 10-06-2012 08:02 PM
on 10-06-2012 09:06 PM
on 10-06-2012 11:16 PM
Although I haven't played a lot of Heavy Rain, a lot meaning not past the demo, I didn't really fall in love with it. It did hammer the nail on the head with what it set out to do though with the narrative immersing story heavy game with drop dead gorgeous graphics but, again, maybe cos of the demo, it didn't really grab my attention.
Beyond seems to be more of the same to be honest so far apart from having the cute Ellen Page They have even borrowed the control icons from Heavy Rain.
This is really why I feel I need to say more. A demo may be all it takes to sell the concept to me
on 11-06-2012 08:23 AM
I'm not watching the gameplay video... .... Sorry, for a game style where bubble wrapping all things that once known cannot be unknown, I have to take faith that after Fahreinheit and Heavy Rain, that it will work..
Haven't played the former much... I did download it leading up to Heavy Rain.. bits of it were fantastic (the opening bar scene) and bits of it not so, and the QTEs don't hold up compared to Heavy Rain... but Cage really changed the landscape with HR.. the QTEs work for what you are trying to achieve, and flow naturally with the character actions and movements... and the story/presentation on the first walk through the game was something completely else... My only nitpick was the story was a little cliche'd in parts and the multi-ending direction of it made some of the flashbacks a wee bit contradictory... but that's what happens when you play the stories of 4 protagonists and then have the predictable twist ending...
Anyway... take the pedigree of Heavy Rain, add some L.A Noire technology, and one thing is sure... Quantic will have a game that people will be talking about... even if it is via inevitable 'omg I wanted to play a game not a movie' threads...
11-06-2012 10:20 AM - edited 11-06-2012 10:23 AM
I love Quantic Dreams direction of playing a 'video game' (I hate the term interactive movie) in a slightly different way to the normal way Its a refreshing break.
I'm shocked they are using the Heavy Rain icons though as mentioned in the preview linked below, but I hope this is just for demonstration purposes and the final game will differ. As much as I loved Heavy Rain I don't want to be reminded of it thanks.
If you've played Heavy Rain then you know what to expect from the gameplay mechanics really. I really cannot wait.
GameCentrals behind closed doors E3 preview if you want to get a bit more of an understanding about the game.
on 14-06-2012 03:20 PM
I'm currently playing catch up in regards to checking out all the reveals at E3, but I've finally had a proper chance to look at this game, and on first impressions it looks fantastic!
I played Heavy Rain until I was about half way through (I'd already seen most of the game due to watching someone else play it so I knew what would happen in the story etc ) and I really liked it. Admittedly it was weird playing a game where I didn't really have to do much other than run around and follow button prompts, but like others have said, it was a refereshing change!
If BEYOND: Two Souls is anything like Heavy Rain I'm sure it will be a great game, I'm really looking forward to gettting my hands on this one when it's released.
on 23-06-2012 02:47 PM
on 23-06-2012 04:09 PM
Quantic dream have refreshed gaming and how we play the game and I think more companies should do it. Heavy rain is one of the best games this generation and this game will raise the bar even higher, from graphics alone this game looks amazing.
I definitely would'nt say it was one of the best games this generation, it was one of the most unique games and it was very good but not one of the best
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