Monday, June 11, 2012

My Top 3 Most Anticipated Games of E3 2012, Part 2 of 3

Beyond: Two Souls

Number two on my Top 3 most anticipated games from E3 2012 is without a doubt Beyond: Two Souls. The only reason it isn’t number one on my list is that not much is know about it, aside from it being developed by Quantic Dream- the creators of Heavy Rain- and a few other details that I’ll get to in a minute. Heavy Rain is one of my favorite games of all time. The reason for this is the attention the developers gave to the narrative and characters. For my opinion on Heavy Rain, check out my Heavy Rain Review post from yesterday.

What I do know about Beyond: Two Souls is that the story follows the main character, Jodie Holmes, over 15 full years of her life and that the story tells the tale of her connection to the “other side”. Fascinating, right? This game has me very excited for three important reasons. First and foremost, Quantic Dream is good at what they do and that is to tell a compelling narrative that is sure to be gripping, suspenseful and emotional. The second reason is the technology used to develop the game. I would be remiss to describe in words what you must see for yourself, but I assure you, you will be impressed with the Kara Tech Demo (see below).

Awesome right! Excited yet? Just in case you aren’t my third reason, at least for now, should be enough to make you want this game as bad as I do. Two words… Ellen Page! Combine Ellen Page’s acting ability with the intriguing, emotional narrative, new game engine and studio the caliber of Quantic Dream and what do you have? A gaming experience beyond anything we’ve ever experienced. See what I did there? I just couldn’t help myself. Check out the debut trailer of Beyond: Two Souls below.

Also, be sure to check back Thursday for my third most anticipated game of E3 2012. It’s a title I will be sure to keep a Watchful eye on and you should too.