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Spook Oct 8, 13
is it something you want to playthrough again immediately in its entirety? I'm on the fence with this because it's pretty damn expensive right now.
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bluexy Oct 8, 13
ichakasi No, not at all in fact. The replay value is largely manufactured through non-narrative means. You get achievements for doing specific actions in chapters, or for completing the chapter perfectly. Then there's unlockable concept art hidden throughout the game that's only found by exploring every nook and cranny while playing as Aiden, the entity.

Neither of these things are something I'm personally interested in as they break my immersion in the experience overall.

I did go back through some chapters in order to experience them from a different perspective, see how they played out with different choices made, but that actually went by very quickly after I'd already played them the first time.

No, Beyond: Two Souls is all about that first playthrough. I like it a lot, but it will still be the same game when it's lower cost and I don't see there being much discussion over it in the next weeks or months beyond this initial wave of controversy over review scores.
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Spook Oct 8, 13
ah, well I might as well wait then. thanks for the info
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Fragment of Chaos Oct 8, 13
Is Beyond available for download on the PSN Store?
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DedValve Oct 8, 13
This game has been getting mixed reviews left and right. I don't know who to trust!
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Cmm Oct 8, 13
DedValve, i've been hearing the same and that's the reason i'm keeping my order on hold.
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Mishtram Oct 8, 13
On the plus side, the differences in the ratings seem largely oriented to the story, so I guess it's dependent on your views on the plot and where it goes?

I'm reminded of Omikron -- back in '99, it got reviews ranging from nigh on perfect to dull and dismal, and a lot had to do with how they implemented gameplay and had it interact with a "cinematic story." Quantic Dream is one of those few studios who still push the edge when it comes to game design, so sometimes people push back.
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Slash Oct 8, 13
Well the general opinion is if you enjoyed Heavy Rain you'll enjoy this game, but if you hated Heavy Rain don't bother picking this up.
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bluexy Oct 8, 13
Slash As far as controls go, that's a certainty. Otherwise, I think there's broader appeal with regards to the subject matter.
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THM Oct 8, 13
I hope it will be better than Heavy Rain?
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Cmm Oct 9, 13
I did ordered specual edition hope i won't be disappointed like Gow Ascension.
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unclebobert87 Oct 10, 13
PS3 doesn't have a Y button...
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Spook Oct 11, 13
that helps, believe it or not. I'm gonna wait and pick this up used, like Heavy Rain.
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