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Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation 3: It's Not Another Heavy Rain

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63w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements shared a fresh video today announcing that Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation 3 is not another Heavy Rain.

To quote: At first glance, Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain seem to have more in common than not. Both games focus on intricate narratives and deep character development, highlighted by cutting-edge performance capture and dazzling digital sets.

But on closer examination, Beyond: Two Souls, which launches exclusively for PS3 on October 8th, is a wholly unique creation with no obvious analogue.

For one, its sweeping story focuses on one character instead of four. Beyond: Two Souls spans an entire lifetime as it follows the trials of protagonist Jodie Holmes (Ellen Page) and her constant companion, Aiden - an invisible entity with incredible powers. For another, it features a radically different, more direct play style compared to Heavy Rain.

In our new interview, [Register or Login to view links] co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere discusses the differences between the team's two latest projects, and the daunting scope of the story. Listen in for his insight on the game design process, and how Quantic Dream infused player-driven choices into a story-driven experience.

In Beyond: Two Souls, players jump between different periods of Jodie's life, piecing together the story while controlling both her and Aiden's actions. But Jodie's life hasn't been easy.

Exposed to psychological experiments at a young age, and hurled through adulthood by desperation and heartache, this woman has seen more danger than most. Though she hasn't seen it alone. Aiden has been connected to her since birth, and will share in her 15-year journey through Beyond: Two Souls.

Beyond: Two Souls promises to push the limits of interactive storytelling as Jodie hunts for answers. Help her unravel the mystery surrounding her connection with Aiden, and what lies beyond life itself.

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#7 - StevenTj - 63w ago
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Beyond Two Souls is great, but it can't replace Heavy Rain in my heart lol

#6 - windrider42 - 63w ago
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I personally enjoyed Heavy Rain and the controls didn't bother me. I used the PS3 controller though. Story was awesome. So many different outcomes.

I also loved the PS2 Indigo Prophecy as well.

So yes I am looking forward to playing Beyond Two Souls.

#5 - muny21 - 63w ago
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hawkY No the problem is I am a first generation gamer when games where more about gameplay than graphics. Atari 2600, commodore 64, first nintendo system.

Look back at those game and the graphics suck but many of those games are far better than anything you can play today as far as pure gameplay goes. I did not complete it but I gave it a very good try to. Was excessively boring. If you enjoy clicking button to play with dolls or the other insanely mundane tasks, then you will love it.

And I was talking about Beyond Two Souls which just came out so how can it win awards and get highly positive reviews in 2010. Maybe next time you actually read what someone writes before you go criticizing someone because it makes you look incredibly idiotic.

And furthermore, GTA games are boring as well, run around and shoot for no reason. So, another piece of advice... don't assume shit when you have no idea about someone or what they like.

Ahhh but you would know better next time before you comment without reading and comprehending a person's thought.

#4 - hawkY - 63w ago
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Stansmith, muny. Unfortunately you "TWO" are the new generation of gamers... lol

If its not a shooter or a GTA game, the game sucks...cc you didnt even complete the game and you start talking about how boring and stupid it is...even though the game won many awards and got highly positive reviews back at 2010.

Ahh but you would know better...

#3 - elser1 - 63w ago
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kool. i enjoyed heavy rain. i'm sure ill like this, if i buy it. maybe if it comes out on ps4.


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