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Beyond: Two Souls also becomes a million-seller

Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls has also reached million-seller status--much like its predecessor, Heavy Rain. According to the developer, the...


Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls has also reached million-seller status--much like its predecessor, Heavy Rain. According to the developer, the game reached the milestone "shortly before Christmas 2013."

You can see Quantic Dream's self-congratulatory page here (via IGN).

Although the game was not as well-received, it featured the work of Academy Award-nominated actress Ellen Page as the lead. The game also showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Given that Quantic Dream's games end up being technical showcases for Sony, it's unsurprising that the developer is already working on a new PS4 project. The fact that these games end up being profitable for the publisher probably doesn't hurt either.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 10, 2014 5:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Beyond: Two Souls also becomes a million-seller.

    Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls has also reached million-seller status--much like its predecessor, Heavy Rain. According to the developer, the...

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      January 10, 2014 7:23 PM

      Was this any good? I still have yet to play Heavy Rain...

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        January 10, 2014 7:31 PM

        I really enjoyed it. I didn't play Heavy Rain though, so I can't make comparisons.

        Note that the *entire game* is one long QTE sequence.

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          January 10, 2014 9:27 PM

          Heavy Rain was a long QTE as well.

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            January 17, 2014 12:18 AM

            Fahrenheit was also a long QTE with a good start in story that end up going ape shit after the halfway to the story.

            David Cage can only make QTE games. Conclusion is, he would fit in to the modern Telltale Games like a glove.

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        January 10, 2014 7:33 PM

        Can't speak about this game except for the demo (which I liked a lot, though it seemed to have no consequences, a theme that is recurring in this game, since it takes place out of order).

        Heavy Rain was pretty damn awesome.

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        January 10, 2014 9:22 PM

        Not really - it's slick and flashy as an interactive movie but doesn't have the depth and drama of Heavy Rain or the craziness of Indigo Prophecy.

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          January 10, 2014 9:59 PM

          So this doesn't have THE PURPLE CLAN?

          Fuck this game, then.

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        January 10, 2014 11:39 PM

        No,, play Heavy Rain but skip this.

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          January 11, 2014 12:35 AM

          Skip both and play DmC.

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        January 11, 2014 3:27 AM

        Really not in love with it.

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        January 11, 2014 3:28 AM

        I liked it better than Heavy Rain.

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        January 11, 2014 11:30 AM

        Admittedly I only watched a playthrough, and I am one that is generally more forgiving and tolerating for story focused games. That said I thought this game was pretty terrible.

        Premise sounds great, but it is hard to care about what is going on and the characters involved in said goings on when the events are show in a disjointed chronological order that just makes no sense. It's also hard to develop a feeling of actually contributing to the plot when you could potentially tell someone to "fuck off!" when you see the event where she first meets him and, during a time jump shortly afterward, she's showing romantic interest in said person and scrambling to prepare herself and her apartment for a date she just made with him.

        Yes, eventually you make connections, but by the time said connection are made you start to lose interest in said connections. Also I think the showing of the motivation of the actions of one character near the end of the game would have made more of an impact if it was shown non-chalantly earlier in the gameplay than in a jump back in time shortly before the part of the game that he actually does it. If the creator was so afraid of people forgetting about it they could have inserted a call back/flashback to it after or just before the shit hit the fan.

        And personally I think this is a bigger offender that Telltale's Walking Dead in the "In the end your choices don't even matter" aspect of gameplay. At least in WD you actually feel like you are contributing and keeps up the illusion. In Beyond Two Souls the story feels more railroaded and the feeling is also hampered by the time skipping.

        tl;dr: No, I do not recommend this game. Play Heavy Rain or some other Story Focused game.

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      January 11, 2014 5:10 AM

      I'd be willing to forgive the lack of gameplay if the plot was as great as people claim but I found it to be nonsensical and, worse, horribly cliched.

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      January 11, 2014 10:13 AM

      I watched a playthrough on YouTube and it was terrible.

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      January 11, 2014 11:21 AM

      The game had its moments.

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      January 11, 2014 1:37 PM

      It's all right. It's all about the story and the acting, the acting is the highlight and in particular the facial technology.

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