Game Review: Beyond – Two Souls

Gameplay:

Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive drama and action-adventure game, requiring the player to move and guide the character into interactions with objects and other non-player characters in the scene to progress the story. The player primarily controls Jodie through the in-game environments. At almost any time, however, the player (or second player during a two-player game) can switch to control Aiden instead. Aiden, as an incorporeal entity, exists permanently in noclip mode and can move through walls, ceilings, and other obstacles; however, he is limited to moving only within a certain radius around Jodie due to their spiritual tethering.

Plot:

Young Jodie Holmes (Caroline Wolfson) lives with her foster parents in a suburban home. Since birth, Jodie has had a psychic connection with a mysterious entity named Aiden, with whom she can communicate and perform telepathic acts, such as possessing people’s minds and manipulating certain objects. After an incident with some neighbourhood kids results in Aiden almost killing one of them, Jodie’s foster parents seek help to care for her condition, permanently leaving her under the custody of doctors Nathan Dawkins (Willem Dafoe) and Cole Freeman (Kadeem Hardison) of the United States Department of Paranormal Activity.

General Information:

Genre: Interactive drama, action-adventure
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
ESRB: M – Mature
Release Date: 8 October 2013

Review:

Beyond two souls is a graphic novel similar to Life is Strange. I know that Beyond two souls was released before Life is Strange but I played them in this order.

What I liked  about Beyond two souls is the story telling sequence. How the more you play the more you would understand the character’s psychology and the timeline of the story sequence. I also liked how you could switch between the characters (Aiden and Jodie) to get certain aspects of the story done.

What I didn’t like about the game that…. the storyline is actually linear and you’re choices in the game doesn’t effect the outcome of the game at any rate.

Overall the game was enjoyable and the endings were interesting. I believe that the game is getting a squeal hence the endings.

Overall Rate: 3/5

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