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New trailer for Beyond: Two Souls - PS3's swan song?

dragonbane

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New Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9D1N-MHwog

http://gamersyde.com/news_beyond_two_souls_new_trailer-14007_en.html (HQ Download)

With The Last of Us, Beyond and maybe GT6 PS3 is getting one hell of a send-off it looks like. Good times.



Update #1

For people still wondering how this game plays. This GameSpot Gameplay Analysis video should give you a good impression (slight spoilers in the second half)


Key features and differences to Heavy Rain:

  • Mostly 3rd person camera now. Slightly directed and sways a bit to points of high interest, but never too far away from your character
  • Walking/running entirely realized with the left analogue stick. No more R2 tank controls like in Heavy Rain
  • Interacting with objects is still handled with the right stick, but no weird motions required anymore and everything can be triggered with a simple up/down flick
  • Combat also works around this idea, effectively making the need to remember all the buttons irrelevant
  • Fight scenes only use the right analogue stick now and general action sequences require direct input (e.g. running through a forest while chased and you have to find a way out)

  • Different difficulty settings just like in Heavy Rain, hardest one requires more inputs or has stricter timing, easy mode (for non-gamers) streamlines most of it

  • During 90% of the game you can switch between Jodie and Aiden (the entity) at any point by pressing the triangle button
  • You solve puzzles with Aiden by manipulating the environment and possessing people. You control him freely with both sticks like a first person camera and you can float through objects and walls

  • Dialogue choices similar to Heavy Rain, combined with branching paths
  • Multiple endings

  • There are several free-roaming areas where you can use vehicles and horses to explore your environment freely


Update #2

Yesterday at Tribeca QD presented a new 35 minute long scene from the game (BIG spoiler warning)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEm5x8co09s#t=7m52s
 

A good poster

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That trailer alone looks better than Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain combined.

It honestly convinced me to pre-order the game.
 

TimmiT

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Not expecting much from Beyond cause I thought Heavy Rain was laughably terrible. I might get it once it's priced off to see what the big deal is about, but I'm much more looking forward Last of Us.
 

keit4

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The weakest PS3 exclusive this year if you ask me. Heavy Rain was a terrible game and i can't expect much more from this one.

On the other hand, The Last of Us looks amazing.
 

Y2Kev

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PS4 graphics

edit: Trailer says Only on Playstation. Not only on PS3 or whatever. PS4 confirmed
 

omonimo

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It seems still suffer of terrible hideous tearing of HEavy Rain, well I imagined I'm demanding too much to my poor ps3.
 

Oppo

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Looking forward to this one. I really liked what Heavy Rain was trying to pull off, even if it wasn't totally successful.
 

Sulik2

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Actually looks interesting. Could be good, I am still bitter after the nose dive Heavy Rain took in the last few hours so I am cautious on this game.

Can it still be considered the swan song of the PS3 when it gets a PS4 port?
 

Usobuko

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The weakest PS3 exclusive this year if you ask me. Heavy Rain was a terrible game and i can't expect much more from this one.

On the other hand, The Last of Us looks amazing.
I'll go with this, word for word.
 
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I don't know much about the story, but I LOVE how despite the supernatural element of her and the ghost, the story itself looks to be entirely in the realms of reality - it's none of the shit that plagued Indigo Prophecy.
 

funkystudent

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I am calling it that the game will be letterboxed to be "more cinematic" and as a excuse to not ender the top and bottom of the screen.
 

Myriadis

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goty 2013

omg snow level

omg horse riding like in black ops 2

Oh great. This thread is about the game and the only thing I can think about now is why the tree has a human hand in this pic.

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Nonetheless, I just know about this game now, and judging from the trailer it looks pretty good, really interesting. I just think that due to the characters looking more realistic, they are pretty close to the uncanny valley.