Just a topic about Beyond: Two Souls

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#1 Posted by GamerNerdTalk (379 posts) -

I have watched the demos, trailers, interviews with the developers and actors on this game..... or interactive movie, what ever you would like to call it. I pre ordered this game the other day because I feel it will be incredible

My question is do you think having an actress like Ellen Page in a game will be heplful to gaming as a whole, or could it result in something quite bad?

#2 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

i don't see it as being a big thing for gaming as a whole. there have already been games that feature talented or popular hollywood actors.

however, it will likely help this particular game. one of the bigger things that held heavy rain back from being a capable drama is that the most important actors weren't up to the task. having a better pool of actors to draw from could help, although there are certainly other parts to the formula that i think need work.

#3 Posted by Coolyfett (5085 posts) -

I have watched the demos, trailers, interviews with the developers and actors on this game..... or interactive movie, what ever you would like to call it. I pre ordered this game the other day because I feel it will be incredible

My question is do you think having an actress like Ellen Page in a game will be heplful to gaming as a whole, or could it result in something quite bad?

GamerNerdTalk

If its anywhere near as exciting to play as Heavy Rain was, the actors dont even matter. The game just needs to work.

#4 Posted by Schreek (1636 posts) -

I just finished Heavy Rain last night, and let me say that I went from not caring about this game at all to counting down the days for it.  It is not a big deal to me that they grabbed Ellen Page (although I do love her work) so much, but as a whole I like that it is representative that video games are starting to be recognized as a legitimate form of media. It is kind of like when Aaron Staton (Mad Men, August Rush) joing L.A. Noire.  I am just excited about the possibilities as a whole that this is opening up.

#5 Posted by Sokol4ever (6305 posts) -

Personally, I would love to see more games similar to Heavy Rain and upcoming Beyond: Two Souls in the future. The industry had grown to such realistic level visually that we can actually produce Hollywood level presentation on many levels. 

Can't wait for the game.

#6 Posted by rwallacefan (4886 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerNerdTalk"]

I have watched the demos, trailers, interviews with the developers and actors on this game..... or interactive movie, what ever you would like to call it. I pre ordered this game the other day because I feel it will be incredible

My question is do you think having an actress like Ellen Page in a game will be heplful to gaming as a whole, or could it result in something quite bad?

Coolyfett

If its anywhere near as exciting to play as Heavy Rain was, the actors dont even matter. The game just needs to work.

rwallacefan agrees with Coolyfett :D
#7 Posted by ultimameteora (2573 posts) -
I think it's cool having popular actors/actresses in video games. My hope is, that it makes the people that don't understand video games, interested in them.
#8 Posted by knightfire35 (431 posts) -

I'm kind of neutral on this topic, though I don't see it as a problem whatsoever.

#9 Posted by The_Golden_Age- (145 posts) -

I think that having somebody like Ellen Page as the main character will probably attract more female gamers (which is irrelevant to me but probably a good thing for Sony and Quantic Dream).

#10 Posted by Coolyfett (5085 posts) -

I just finished Heavy Rain last night, and let me say that I went from not caring about this game at all to counting down the days for it. It is not a big deal to me that they grabbed Ellen Page (although I do love her work) so much, but as a whole I like that it is representative that video games are starting to be recognized as a legitimate form of media. It is kind of like when Aaron Staton (Mad Men, August Rush) joing L.A. Noire. I am just excited about the possibilities as a whole that this is opening up.

Schreek

Coolyfett is in heavy agreement with the God Schreek. Coolyfett just did his review for Heavy Rain. Coolyfett had no clue the game would be that much of a joy to not only watch but play. Coolyfett thinks the industry needs to take notice and add to this new genra that Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Soul & any other mystery game that has different endings depending on choices made. With the industry being so lazy releasing Shooter X part 1, 2 & 3 and Action Hack & Slash Z part 4, 5 & 6. Games like Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls are really needed. Plus Coolyfett things this could be the new genre that pulls women into gaming in mass. more than the SIMS and Motion gaming.

#11 Posted by Coolyfett (5085 posts) -
[QUOTE="Coolyfett"]

[QUOTE="GamerNerdTalk"]

I have watched the demos, trailers, interviews with the developers and actors on this game..... or interactive movie, what ever you would like to call it. I pre ordered this game the other day because I feel it will be incredible

My question is do you think having an actress like Ellen Page in a game will be heplful to gaming as a whole, or could it result in something quite bad?

rwallacefan

If its anywhere near as exciting to play as Heavy Rain was, the actors dont even matter. The game just needs to work.

rwallacefan agrees with Coolyfett :D

Tecmo Bowl high five for the RWallaceFan!!
#12 Posted by nightshade869 (3457 posts) -
I don't see how it could be bad. Voice acting adds a lot to an experience and the better the actor the better you can theoretically connect with a character. William Defoe...I know I spelled it wrong...and Ellen Page is an allstar lineup for this game.
#13 Posted by Coolyfett (5085 posts) -

[QUOTE="Coolyfett"]

[QUOTE="GamerNerdTalk"]

I have watched the demos, trailers, interviews with the developers and actors on this game..... or interactive movie, what ever you would like to call it. I pre ordered this game the other day because I feel it will be incredible

My question is do you think having an actress like Ellen Page in a game will be heplful to gaming as a whole, or could it result in something quite bad?

rwallacefan

If its anywhere near as exciting to play as Heavy Rain was, the actors dont even matter. The game just needs to work.

rwallacefan agrees with Coolyfett :D

Tecmo Bowl high five for the RWallaceFan!!

#14 Posted by chocolate1325 (32539 posts) -

What about William Dafoe he is an amazing actor. Spiderman aside.