Beyond

The latest interactive movie game from David Cage\s Quantic Dream, Beyond: Two Souls is out this week, exploring the relationship between a young lady and some sort of paranormal spirit or soul that’s bound to her. Like Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit before it, it’s a story driven experience, a movie wrapped up as a game. Here’s us playing one of the game’s early levels, The Experiment.

The interesting thing here is that we played this level not using a controller, but the “Beyond Touch” app that you can find on iOS and Android stores, that allows you to connect a phone or tablet to your PS3 with an ad-hoc wifi connection, and use it to control the game using touch and gestures. It connects magically, and works really well; far more responsive than I’d have imagined.

Take a look:

If you loved Heavy Rain, you’ll be in for a similar experience with Beyond: Two souls – but if you thought it was a load of pretentious twaddle without any actual gameplay to make it interesting, you’ll probably find Beyond to be a very similar experience.

Last Updated: October 7, 2013

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. 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.

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