Beyond: Two Souls
David Cage doesn’t do sequels, though Beyond does share surface similarities with Heavy Rain. Old stalwarts such as QTE-driven roughhousing, emotionally driven gameplay and stormy weather return, and it’s clear the familiar ‘interactive storytelling’ rationale stands proudly at the head of Quantic Dream’s development process, too. Even so, don’t expect Beyond to feel like a spiritual sequel. Heavy Rain was about living in a character’s skin, making tough decisions and watching them play out from different perspectives. Conversely, at the heart of Beyond is an asymmetrical puzzle game: you’re in control of troubled Jodie Holmes – played by Ellen Page – in the physical realm, and a formless character named Idan in the supernatural realm.
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