Beyond played a lot like Heavy Rain, which had its share of advantages and disadvantages.
For one, I liked the whole “interactive story” feel. The game focuses heavily on the story, which I didn’t mind at all. The story was interesting enough to make me want to keep playing, though I had to admit parts of it were sort of cliche. I guess there are so many things you can do with that sort of storyline, though.
The most annoying part of the gameplay, though, had to be the combat scenes. That sort of gameplay isn’t really suited for action, in my opinion, so it got really hard to deal with sometimes.
Another thing I found really annoying was the lack of direction in the game. It seemed to be a common annoyance with people who reviewed the game too, so I’m not the only person who thought it was a little confusing at times. There really isn’t an indicator of what you should do next or what your next objective is, and I suppose if they wanted to make the situation feel as real as possible it makes sense but even so, it would be nice to have some sort of sign as to what I need to do next in order to progress with the game.
Other than those two things, I enjoyed playing the game. There are multiple endings so it makes it replayable, which is something I will most likely do in the near future.
I had pretty high expectations for this game ever since it was announced last year, but unfortunately it wasn’t as great as I expected it to be. There were many things I enjoyed about the game, that’s for sure, but I dunno…the gameplay just didn’t match the style of the story if that makes any sense. It’s still something I would recommend, though, especially to those who have played Heavy Rain or other games that focus more on story rather than gameplay.
Oh, and the ending hinted at a sequel - I just couldn’t make a photo post because I reached the photo post limit for the day. I’ll just post the pictures here.
It basically shows Jodie sometime in the future wearing post-apocalyptic clothing, staring at a huge portal from a ravaged city. It shows that Jodie”s (and Aiden’s) work is far from being done.
If that doesn’t say sequel then I don’t know what does |:
So now, you are given the option to decide Jodie’s future |:
Of course I decided to settle with Jay because um hi how could I not
Plus I never liked Ryan to begin with :|
I was actually torn between staying with Jay and tending to Zoey, because I really loved Jodie’s little homeless family but well I figured that Jodie really needed a life companion after all the crap she’s been through - which was why I figured being alone wasn’t an option.
Anyway, Aiden comes and shows himself and proves to Jodie that he’s still there (he wrote “STILL HERE” on a fogged up mirror; my computer wasn’t fast enough to snap a picture unfortunately).
Three months after the event of the containment field, Jodie is living in solitude. Her memories have been scrambled ever since then, and she has been trying to recount her life on paper in case she forgets them completely.
She has seemed to have lost her connection with Aiden as well, and she’s been trying to cope with living without him.
You are then given the option of choosing to move onto the afterlife, or to keep living.
I felt that Jodie still had so much to do with her life, so I decided to make her live.
Jodie finally gets to meet Aiden “in person”.
The player never sees Aiden, but I suppose the ambiguity was a good choice on Quantum Dream’s part. I think, by now, we all have our own visual interpretation of what Aiden might have looked like.
Alright, so a ton of shit just happened.
OH WHAT THE FUCK THEY SAID THEY WOULD LET ME GO THOSE LYING BASTARDS
THE CIA IS STUPID
And to make matters worse Nathan’s gone even more crazy and said he’s going to find a way to prevent death by destroying the containment field or something
The death of Nathan’s wife and daughter drove him to feverishly research the Infraworld as a desperate attempt to be with them again. He eventually constructs a sort of condenser that can make them visible to him - the only problem is that it’s keeping his wife and daughter here, torn between the world of the living and the dead, and it’s causing them great pain.
Jodie tries to get him to let them go but he doesn’t seem to want to listen, and he wants her to stay to help him find so he can communicate with them so she has no choice but to sever ties with him.
The CIA ended up holding up their part of the bargain by giving Jodie a new identity so she could go on and live her own life.
They ended up using her again - now that another country is unable to link themselves to the Infraworld America is the only one who can so they’re just going to use it to their own advantage - but at least she can go without worrying about being persecuted.
So um the condenser was underwater and the plan was to go destroy it
Ryan lost his eye
And they managed to escape by swimming through subzero temperatures without freezing to death (especially Ryan like how the hell could he have survived in just a tank top).