Beyond: Two Souls is more than another Heavy Rain QTE-fest, explains Quantic Dreams David Cage, as he talks with us about Aidens spiritual powers, and how they are used to protect Jodie.|
by Dave Cook, published on June 6, 2012
Beyond: Two Souls is a full-on action game, rather than a sequence of Heavy Rain-style QTEs, according to Quantic Dreams David Cage. NowGamer spoke with Cage on the E3 2012 show floor and saw Beyond: Two Souls gameplay in action. We can happily confirm that hes absolutely right.
Cage gave us an insight into how players will control Aiden, a ghostly spirit who follows Beyonds hero Jodie, played by Ellen Page. Jodie can harness Aidens otherworldly powers to escape the police, who are hunting her down.
Before Cage showed us Beyond: Two Souls in action, he made it quite clear that while the game delivers visuals in the same manner as a cutscene, that It is not a cutscene. This is our new engine, a different engine than Heavy Rain, which is more powerful.
Jodie is a fugitive hunted by all police forces in the country, Cage explains, The government knows what shes capable of. So in this scene shes about 23 years old, and we start the scene in control of Aiden using the six-axis controller, because we really felt that was the most immersive way to make you feel like youre a ghost.
Cage then went on to explain all of Aidens control mechanics and abilities.
Heres a whopping list of what Aiden can do: