Beyond Good and Evil is, as I’ve like to keep saying, is one of the best games you’ve never played. It’s just hit Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade service as part of its â€œHouse Partyâ€ promotion, and is currently available – even to South African Xbox Live users – for a rather tempting 800 MS banana dollars.
A timed exclusive, the game will remain confined to XBLA for a predetermined times. So just when will PS3 users be able to get their hands on Michael Ancel’s overlooked gem?
All Ubisoft’s willing to say is that it’ll be along â€œ”later this year”. The game’s been bumped up in resolution – and now sports an HD resolution, widescreen, as well as the obligatory achievements (and eventually, trophies) you’d expect. Those who actually played the original needn’t be worried that game’s not been done justice. Ubisoft told Eurogamer that the publisher would ensure that it would be of an exacting standard.
“From the beginning expectations were set very high: this would not be a quick and dirty port to make a quick buck, but instead a polished HD overhaul that would do justice to the greatness of the original, no matter how much time and resources would be needed. And it was great to see the entire group mobilised to ensure the IP finally starts to get the consideration it deserves.”
What it deserves is a sequel.
Source : Eurogamer
As a warning, reader GooseZA informs that the controls aren’t fully customisable. You can invert the X axis on its own, or invert both axes – but there’s no way to invert just the Y axis. Might want to keep that in mind if that’s how you play, because the game will be nigh unplayable for you.[Thanks to GooseZA for the tip]
Last Updated: March 3, 2011