A thrilling, pulse-pounding, cinematic masterpiece!
Graphics: Like the story, the graphics are some of the best out their. The best part by far is the character models. The level of detail on the character's face and body is just astounding in how real it looks. The facal animation look fantastic and are right up their with LA Noire. The over all raw power of the game is just fantastic and the game is very pretty to look at. The dark atmosphere really sets the tone for the type of story the game is trying to tell. The environments also look very detailed and top of the line for this day and age. The few flaws are mainly that there are some stiff animations and some glitches and bugs, but this game looks flat out amazing and really captures the mood of the story.
Gameplay: Now this is where the game really defers from the rest of the crowd and is going to turn a lot of people away from the actual game. The gameplay is pretty much playing an interactive movie. There are two main parts of gameplay, simply walking around and interacting with the environment, and the action sections. The interacting is rather simple and it is mainly suppose to make you feel closer to the characters. Your not going to be doing anything that seems really exciting, parts of the game is just making dinner for your kid, or taking care of someone's baby. Like I said, it is suppose to make you feel closer to the closer characters, and in that sense, works out really well. The action scenes are a little different, there all basically a huge quick time event. This is used to make the game feel much more cinematic and thrilling. These action scenes can be quiet thrilling and gives you that pulse pounding feeling as you try to stay alive or catch a fleeing criminal. If you hate quick time events than this game may not be for you, but I personally enjoy them, so they give a real sense of adrenaline and will keep you on the edge of your seat (or standing in my case). If you fail the quick time event, than thats okay, the game still goes on, but that can effect the rest of the story. Even if someone dies, there is no game over screen, the story continues without them. The bad parts are really that the walking can feel pretty stiff at times and can be hard to simply walk around and explore, that and if you hate quick time events, this game is not for you. But if your like me, you will find it thrilling and fun as hell.
Story: 10 Truly one of the best stories out there on terms of: pacing, atmosphere, storytelling, and genuine emotion from the main characters. And with multiple different endings, this ensures replay abilitiy.
Graphics: 10 Yeah sure there are a few glitches and bugs, but the over all raw power is flat out amazing.
Gameplay: 10 Not for all, but for those who can get into it, you will not want to put this game down.
Enjoyment: 10 I was blown away by this game on almost every level and was more than impressed by the folks at Quantic Dream. And I cannot wait for Beyond Two Souls.
Final Score: 10