Beyond: Two Souls sales tops 1 million 
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Geoffrey Tim
January 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Beyond

David Cage and Quantic Dreams’ emotional  tour de farce Beyond: Two Souls was one of the most disappointing experiences for me last year. It wasn’t terrible, but it just didn’t offer me anywhere near as good a time as Heavy Rain did. Mostly, it veered off into that poorly written sci-fi twaddle arena that Fahrenheit/The Indigo Prophecy did. That hasn’t stopped it from doing pretty well.

Over a million people have picked up the Ellen Page vehicle since its debut last year, one of the PlayStation 3’s last swansongs before the arrival of the PS4.

That’s according to Quantic Dreams’ co-president Guillaume de Fondaumière, who tweeted as much.

 

On top of that, over 70 000 copies of those were sold in France alone, which is pretty darned good for a little country.

 

My biggest problem with Beyond: Two Souls was that it’s story – the very thing a cinematic bit of interactive fiction like this is hinged on – was all over the place; a confused and jangled mess. It actually starts off well enough, but once that Navajo bit started, I knew it would soon descend into being twaddle.

And despite that all, I’m really looking forward to whatever it is Cage and Quantic have in store for the PS4 – provided Cage is actually able to hire some writers (or even better, an editor) who can rein his creative flights of fancy in a little.

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces.I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.I am also the emperor of the backend

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      hahaha. GG

    • No Longer SIR Twakkus

      Your Eduction hard at work I see :)

  • RinceThis2014

    It’s beautiful! BEAUTIFUL! So much EMOTION! trololo

  • Hammersteyn

    Your article “bettor” needs to be proofread a few times before posting.(Please don’t kill me)

    • Kensei Seraph

      Agrood.

  • Lord Chaos

    I didn’t ever realize it came out.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Beyond: 1 Million Souls

    • TiMsTeR1033

      disappointed..

      • Hammersteyn

        LOL

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        BOOM!

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    lol. Twaddle. I don’t know why but that word always makes me grin

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    *knew

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    Who is this Ellen Page person?

    • ALKi1234

      She won american idols i think
      .

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        So this game is about singing..?

        • ChevronZa

          Ellen Page is an Hollywood movie actress.

          I really enjoyed BTS though. Could not put it down.