Beyond Two Souls Remastered Review

I missed the entire PlayStation 3 ship being an exclusive Xbox 360 user. Although I had one of my best console generations with 360 I felt there were those handful of games I never got to play. Fortunately, most of them are being remastered on PlayStation 4 so I get a second chance. So a game that got a lot of buzz like The Last of Us was Beyond Two Souls. And I finally got to play it, here’s what I thought.

Heavy Rain was probably the only PlayStation 3 game I got to beat. That and Metal Gear Solid 4. But Heavy Rain was a really good story and I really wanted to play Beyond Two Souls by the same team. I recently just finished Beyond Two Souls and it was as fantastic as I hoped.

In the same style as Heavy Rain its main attraction is the great story telling but in a unique point and click fashion that has been refined for play with a controller, Quantic Dream really puts their own flavour on the genre. The main story is told out of order in this game but seems to do good by what chapters you play. You follow the character Jodie throughout her entire life from birth to adult and get to see it from different points. You also control an entity that is bonded to her, its like a Ghost no one can see but can manipulate the world in many ways. This creates a unique story element and also a game mechanic.

Unfortunately, I cannot comment about the differences in the Remaster from the original like I could with The Last of Us and Heavy Rain Remastered. I am assuming its all it could be without remodeling everything from scratch. From comparison images it looks like the game has a better clarity for stuff in the background and on the surface of models. They didn’t do anything from the framerate as its still 30FPS but that’s just because it’s a cinematic game. They also added a remixed mode that allows you to play the game in Chronological order right from the start and also you get the DLC add-on from the PS3 version. Its just a small little mini game but its still cool.

This game does a great job giving you a really interesting narrative while making you feel like a part of it as linier as the game is. The performances of the actors in this game is really what helps pull you into the whole adventure. Its some of the best I have seen.

The levels are really good in this game because they literally take you places you wouldn’t have thought and maintains its connection to the main plot the whole way through.

The only bad things I could say to this game come from a technical stand point is that at this point even if it’s a point and click style adventure game, I expect the ability to skip most cut scenes. I understand the first playthrough this being locked but if after you should be able to skip whatever.

Overall I felt this game was really great and I am glad I finally got to play it because I really like these types games and was worried years ago that they would die out to the age of FPS but thankfully they are going harder then ever and I can’t wait for the next Quantic Dream game and its coming soon!

  • Adventure
  • Point And Click Adventure
Quantic Dream
Sony Computer Entertainment
24 Nov 2015
Quantic Dream
Beyond Two Souls Remastered Review
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