Review: Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil

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Platform: PC
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Players: 1

Sometimes a game gets everything right the first time around. Beyond Good and Evil is as close as it gets. It seems there was very little marketing for this game and that’s a real pity, because this is the one of the best action and adventures games since Zelda. A pure gem.

Most adventure games are a real pain. Badly made, poorly acted, shoddily rendered or even worse, all three screw-ups combined. Black Mirror Springs, Road to India and even Uru (Myst4) has many gaming aspects wide of the mark. Then BGE appeared out of the blue. The art direction is just amazing – it’s eye candy all the way. Then game play is a hybrid game, with action sequences, some racing, lots of exploring, tricky puzzles and lots of stealth. The fighting is a bit to easy for my taste, but it serves well to get your adrenaline pumping. The atmosphere is great, this games immerses you from minute one. BGE is not very difficult – I would recommend it for beginners and more advanced gamers alike. You play the role of action reporter Jade, s instantly likable, without the obvious qualities of, say, Lara Croft. Your job is to capture the truth and expose the evil governments conspiracy. This games kicks ass with it’s cheap price tag of $19 at most stores. Enjoy.