Will Beyond Two Souls go Beyond the boundaries of video games? Reviews say otherwise…

Beyond Two Souls review embargo was just lifted. It received a very mixed set of reviews with scores ranging from 4/10 to 10/10. Why is it receiving such a polarizing opinion? Should this even matter how much it scores on some fixed scale? In Quantic Dream’s Co-CEO’s own words “Play and discuss it! Worth a 5/10 or 10/10?”.

Reviews are always subjective, they always have been. It was not until metacritic got popular in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 generation that the scores for these reviews started getting much attention. It was important to have good scores on average to get a good score on metacritic. Someone gave your game a 4/10 – too bad – your game will drop further on the metacritic scale just because of this one bad review.

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Beyond Two Souls is currently(at time of writing this) scoring a 74/100 on metacritic. This is with review scores that range rage from 4/10 to a perfect 10/10. As a gamer, we might be wondering which reviewer to trust. The best advice in this case is to trust yourself. You can do this since Beyond Two Souls already has a demo available. Want to try the game before buying it out? Go and download the demo that is freely available to the general public. The demo might not give you the full experience but it sure gives a nice idea of how the game will end up like.

Quantic Dream’s Co-CEO said it perfectly

A game with a mixed set of opinions is not a bad game by any means. This only shows that there are people who hated the game and then there are people who loved it. Who knows, which category you might fall in?

The bottom line here is: If you loved Quantic Dream’s previous work like Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain and managed to like the Demo, forget the review scores, just go and buy the game. Don’t let the opinion of others distract you.

What do you think of this article? Let us know in the comments below.

Stay tuned to GearNuke for latest news and info on Beyond: Two Souls.

Khurram Imtiaz

Editor-in-Chief at GearNuke. I am a hardcore Final Fantasy fan and lover of JRPGs. When I am not posting news, I can be seen sharing my thoughts over at Twitter.

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  • Escopablobar

    Good advice. Opinions are not the foundation for “what is” but “what may be” according to someone else. Preference and tastes abound among consumers and critics in all entertainment mediums. Never take one man’s word, whether it be IGN or Gamespot as fact when making a determination because one man’s coal could be another’s diamond.

  • Kamille

    the more unique a game is the harder it is to review it because is such a departure from the more traditional approach that we are so used to. Some will love its uniqueness while other will hate it for not being what they expected.

    That’s why games like Call of Duty and Pokemon get good scores even though they are all the same. Because those game don’t go out of our comfort zone.

  • Jack Slater

    All the xbox haters, mad because of the ps4 success, they will just kill anything that comes from Sony.
    And Beyond being an exclusive game, it’s just another reason for them to kill it even more.
    And then, there’s David Cage, who dares saying what he thinks, about shit press. Yes, that same shit press that keep downgrading and bashing everything that hasn’t a X or 360 on it.

    Like the biased ,disgusting, pieces of stinky shit, who dare giving games like the last of us scores like 6.5/10, 7/10, etc. Yes, of course, I’m talking about polygon, forbes, some guys at ign, edge, cnn,etc.

    These websites are son influenced by microsoft, they are forced to give shitty reviews and scores to ps3 exclusive games.the last of us, 7.5, polygon… come on. At least, grow a pair and have the courage to say that yes, those reviews and scores are totally biased, and your dear sponsor microsoft gives you lots of candies, so you bash all the Sony games. But no, you are so corrupted, you, the ‘elite’ Press, you do all you can to microsoft to succeed and Sony to fail. People like this simply make me vomit. Really.

    OK, let’s bet. Who’s gonna give the first 4/10 to beyond 2 souls? Polygon or gamespot? Or the french motherfuckers from jeuxvideo,gamekult or gamerblog, who always give shitty scores to Sony games.
    Who will be the first?

    • Neutron15

      and at the same time, a playstation related website will give a sony game a high score and will be biased to non playstation, even the comments so basically they are all the same

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