GamerSushi Asks: Beyond Good and Evil?

bgeBeyond Good and Evil was secretly one of the best games of last gen. Playing a lot like one of the more recent Zelda entries, it had an engrossing story, great writing and characters that you really cared about. It was easily in my top 5 games that I played on the PS2, which is a pretty solid list, if you ask me.

The creator, Michael Ancel (the dude behind Rayman) just did an interview recently where he talked about some of the issues and inspirations behind the game and its upcoming sequel, which include 9/11 and Miyazaki, the man who created great anime features such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. I think one of the coolest things about Beyond Good and Evil was not only its imaginative world, but also the themes of a planet besieged by a foreign threat and a corrupt government. One comment in particular struck me, as he spoke about games like Zelda being out of touch, because they don’t focus on things that are current or relevant.

It just goes to show that there are some creators out there trying to push the envelope in gaming, and I love them for it. I can’t wait for Beyond Good and Evil 2. So, did you guys ever play the first game? If you haven’t I highly recommend it. It’s fairly cheap on Steam. It really is a remarkable experience.

Source- Eurogamer

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6 thoughts on “GamerSushi Asks: Beyond Good and Evil?”

  1. I haven’t touched anything on steam with a long pole for a while. Life situations are forcing me into clubs with many women etc. It’s tough being sexy 😀 but seriously..I miss my MMO’s. I’ll c heck this out sooner or later.

  2. I kick myself every time I leave this game off a list of the best of the best. Blasphemous though it may be, I’d take a Beyond Good and Evil sequel over a new full-blown Zelda any day.

  3. I never played BGE2 because…well, once again I just never got around to it. Either there was another title I was distracted with, or there was another title I was distracted with. But now that it’s on Steam, I am genuinely excited to play it!
    And Miyazaki has a point – games can become much more if they connect with the player in terms of current events, human nature, or any other universally human trait.

  4. Actually, this game didn’t appeal to me.

    How odd.
    I didn’t feel bad when i played it. But it didn’t make me say “Alright, This is some thing i like!” i gave it to a friend of mine and they lost it.

    Maybe i missed some thing.

  5. [quote comment=”5732″]I never played BGE2 because…well, once again I just never got around to it. .[/quote]

    the reason you never played BGE2 is because it hasn’t come out! Lol. My friend had a demo of this and I was always looking to play it but he never let me as he was such a dick. The same friend then treated me to watching him play 24 for five hours straight. He does that a lot. I got him back by not letting him play COD4. heh heh heh. I would pick this up but it’s as rare as Shadow of the Colossus (which I recently picked up!).

  6. I never actually played BGE because it seemed too much like a scripted shooter to me. Still, a zelda-esque open world plus a great story for $10…well, I think I’ll give it a shot.

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