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David Cage's Beyond: Two Souls told its paranormal tale in a complex, out-of-sequence fashion. Now, you can follow Jodie Holmes' saga in chronological order, thanks to a new re-cut of the game's story segments that has surfaced online.
Nabil Ayara of Gamebill Studio edited the game's cutscenes back into the order in which they occured in Jodie's life. It's an interesting way to relive the game.
Our Take:Weird. My colleague Kim Wallace and I were just talking about this the other day - how we both thought Beyond might have been more effective if it had been told chronologically. Can't wait to watch this.
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that kinda defeats the purpose...
The plotline jumping around is a significant part of the plot, isn't it? Anyways, I was going to play all the chapters in order after beating it.
I think that a cool feature they could have had, would be a cinematic mode where you could have the your playthough replayed in chronological order for you.
Game Spot gave Beyond a 9, GI gave it a not-to-bad 7.75, and I am giving Beyond an 8.5. A lot of people had mixed emotions about the way the story was told, out of order that is. Now I under stood Quantic Dreams past to present scenarios within the story, it was the same style that the Grudge movies used, (if you can remember) until the plot / past events balanced itself out into the present. Honestly I thought Beyond’s story was going to balance itself out after Jodie escaped from the Hospital and the Sheriff found her walking along the road, sense that was the opening of the story, but it didn’t, she ended up in the dessert with a Native American family; and from there I was lost in the story.
Don’t get me wrong, I totally enjoyed the game, and GI was on point with the pros, as for the cons, the only thing I can say is everybody has a different experience that they like or dislike; but I do think it would have been more accepted if the story was in chrono order, with Jodie as the narrator, because it was all about her and Aiden; and the QTE could have been a little more intuitive, via the thumb stick action sequences. But otherwise I really enjoyed Beyond Two Souls, and I am looking forward to Quantic Dreams next project.
There's 4.5 hours worth of cut scenes in this game..? Haven't played Heavy Rain or BTS but that seems like quite a lot.
I hated but loved the game at the same time. The ending was brilliant, it nearly got me teary eyed. Sadly though, it was the most disappointing game I was looking forward to this whole year which is saying a lot because 2013 was an amazing year for gaming!
Aint nobody got time fo dat!!!!!
Some parts of the story might have worked better chronologically but not all, otherwise you would spoil key plot twists. This is an amazing game, if you haven't played it yet, you should definitely give it a chance.
I think on some parts being in order would help the game, like the chapter where she leaves the lab and is followed by the date chapter but most of it would just hurt the game because it shows how messy the story is.
Also the chapter select has them in order.
*** game hmm
French subs, that's a little bit annoying...
This kind of thing is what pisses devs off. The game hasn't even been out a month and now a major website is showing it's entire story... Come on GIO, are you serious!?
Long been interested in this game, after the demo might be more interested in watching it online though. Controls were weird. I'm still up for David Cage's storytelling though, just not the actual game parts he makes.