Beyond: Two Souls is a PlayStation 3 exclusive which offers a very interactive story for players to participate in. The game launched in 2013 and features Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page) as the main protagonist.
Jodie Holmes has had a strange power ever since her birth which has alienated her from her foster family. As a result Jodie was raised by a pair of researchers in the Department of Paranormal Activity (DPA) who spent much of their time analysing Jodie’s power rather than giving her a reasonable upbringing.
The story revolves around the life of Jodie and is told in an unusual fashion, jumping between different times in her life as players piece together the puzzle of her life. The time frame that players experience is roughly fifteen years in length and features plenty of different settings. This journey will take players through some of the time in the research centre, working for the CIA in war torn Somalia and their time with a group of homeless people.
So what exactly is Jodie’s power? Since her birth she has been able to control an entity known as Aiden. By controlling this entity players can see things happening around them or interact with the objects. Players are introduced to this mechanic early on in the DPA research facility as they watch which cards a test subject chooses using Aiden and then flip over items in the room.
While the gameplay on offer is impressive and unique to Beyond: Two Souls the game is definitely about the narrative experience. Along with the well written core story players can expect a number of options which alter the story direction and ultimately the ending.
If you love your games with a strong story you can’t pass up on what is waiting for you in Beyond: Two Souls.
- A unique story and setting to follow.
- Impact the story directly and the ending with your decisions.
- Control Jodie and the entity Aiden to achieve your goals.
- Unravel the mystery of Jodie’s life.
- Only on PlayStation 3.
Review Platform: PS4