This is one of those games that I waited years for. Years because Quantic Dream never releases games year after year. When they release games, they’re usually years apart because of all the work that goes into them. So waiting for Beyond: Two Souls was like waiting for any other of their games. Anyway, this was a day one purchase for me and even though I went through the whole game once and then went through the game halfway again, I never finished and got all the trophies. Keep reading to find out why.
Beyond: Two Souls, is about Jodie, played by Ellen Page, who isn’t your average girl. Since a young age, she’s had a spirit attached to her, Aiden. In this game you’ll venture through Jodie’s life and while you play as her most of the time, sometimes you’ll get to play as Aiden as well. As Aiden you can be good, cause some mischief, or just be completely evil. How you play is up to you in this paranormal interactive drama that puts you in control of two souls at once who just happen to be part of the same body. You’ll see how Jodie’s life isn’t easy and how she’s mostly used and bullied because of Aiden, she’ll go from being locked up in a paranormal activity department, on the run, working for the CIA, and even being homeless.
I really liked this game and thought it was another brilliant addition to the Quantic Dream game releases. Making Jodie and Aiden controllable by the player, in single player or co-op mode, was just amazing because you can either make them in sync where they’re going to do good things or you can play them as exact opposites. Maybe you want Jodie to be level headed and normal but have Aiden be completely evil. You can do that! The choice with this game, like all Quantic Dream games, is yours and you have free range to do a variety of different things that lead to a bunch of different endings. This is what makes the game so interesting, but it’s also the reason why I never finished it. Having to play a bunch of different times and get different outcomes just wasn’t worth it for me as this was kind of a one and done type of game so I finished the game, tried to play again because I got a horrible ending, but just ended up moving onto something else.
As you can see from the image above, I was able to get a total of 33 out of the 46 trophies for this game, which isn’t bad. It gives me a B rating and I’m OK with that. There’s a bunch of different things I have to do and while a lot of them can easily be done through chapter select, it’s the seeing all the endings that’s stopping me from getting this platinum because there are a lot of different endings.
Probability of this game getting played again…1 out of 5.
Just like with Grand Theft Auto V, which you can read about why I never finished here, I have this for the PS4 so if I’m going to play it again, it’ll be on the PS4 and not the PS3. I hate that my PS3 is slowly becoming like my PS2 did and is just sitting there even though there are a bunch of games still left for me to finish on there. It’s just one of those things. Anyway, I do have a little bit of an inkling to play this game again, so I might do so either this year or next year. We’ll see how things go with the current games I’m playing.
Now it’s your turn. Did you love this game? Hate it? How do you rate this game compared to other Quantic Dream games? Let me know down in the comments section below and for next week, a game that I waited ages to get. AGES. It was a really long time between the gap of when this game was released and when I was actually able to get it, so when I finally did get it and play it of course I never finished it. Next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Catherine.