Sunday, July 8, 2012

Beyond: Two Souls First Look

Here's another awesome looking game that Sony showed off at E3 this year. I loved Heavy Rain from Quantic Dream, it was one of the reasons why I bought a PS3. The game company's next video game looks to be just as ambitious as a choose your own adventure neo noir story. Here's the synopsis from the PS3 website for Beyond: Two Souls:
From the makers of the award-winning Heavy Rain™ comes a unique, psychological action thriller. Featuring a brand-new game engine, a compelling, original story, and a top-notch Hollywood cast; BEYOND: Two Souls™ promises to be one of the most immersive experiences on the PlayStation®3.
Live the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through a psychic link to an invisible entity. Experience the most striking moments of Jodie’s life as your actions and decisions determine her fate. As she traverses the globe, Jodie will face incredible challenges against a backdrop of emotionally-charged events never before seen in a video game.

What really gets me excited for this game is the amount of work that looks to be going into the detail, graphics and story-wise.  I think what most excites me is Jodie, the heroine, is being played by film actress Ellen Page. Anyone who knows me knows I had a huge crush on Ellen Page post-Juno and I cannot wait to play this. Sony is definitely pushing the boundaries of what our current generation's gaming platforms are capable of doing. Uncharted 2 and 3 were incredibly detailed beautiful action movies that you controlled with a remote, and Naughty Dog is poised to use their skills as they move into the Survival-Horror genre with The Last of Us. This game gives me pause as to what the next generation will be able to do.

And if you haven't played Heavy Rain before, you should go out and play it...

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