Beyond: Two Souls – review

Beyond: Two Souls – review

Oct 17, 2013

Format: PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Quantic Dream Players: 1 (2 if you’re prepared to use a smartphone app) This review is my tribute to David Cage. I’m breaking all the Critical Gamer reviewing rules! I’m writing in first person, I am paying no heed to the word count, and who knows? Maybe...

An open letter to David Cage

An open letter to David Cage

Aug 8, 2012

Dear David, About a week ago, Edge published some comments from you on their site which troubled me greatly. Phrases such as “My goal is to surprise people, to give them something they want without knowing they want it” and especially “I am not interested in giving them ‘fun’” set off alarm bells for me. It is perhaps not entirely fair to...

Beyond: Two Souls extended E3 trailer

Beyond: Two Souls extended E3 trailer

Jun 6, 2012

Beyond: Two Souls is the next game to come from Quantic Dream, the studio behind cinematic hits Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit. This extended trailer shows the first scene from the game, with the explosive montage from the E3 trailer tacked on the end. It looks very reminiscent of Quantic Dreams previous drama-centric games, but what we have seen so far suggests...

Heavy Rain: Flood of genius or a wet dog?

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD While Ian, whose contribution I have put here first, does not offer any plot spoilers – I do. So I strongly advise you not to carry on reading after Ian’s said his piece unless you’ve played Heavy Rain through at least once, if you intend to at all. So first, the part that’s safe to read: I went into Heavy Rain with...

Heavy Rain: review

Format: PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sony Developer: Quantic Dream Players: 1 Site: www.heavyrainps3.com Heavy Rain has been put up on a very high pedestal by Sony and writer/director David Cage. There’s a long way to fall if and when it topples – as the many low scores in recent reviews have proven. For every score of 6/10 or below however,...