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Live the life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to a mysterious invisible entity.

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David Cage

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David Cage
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Page ... Jodie Holmes (voice)
Willem Dafoe ... Nathan Dawkins (voice)
Eric Winter ... Ryan Clayton (voice)
Kadeem Hardison ... Cole Freeman (voice)
Caroline Wolfson Caroline Wolfson ... Jodie Holmes (child) (voice)
Robert Burns Robert Burns ... Philip Holmes / Possessed Scientist (voice)
Nancy Tate ... Susan Holmes (voice)
David Gasman ... Officer J. Sherman (voice)
Dominic Gould Dominic Gould ... Paul / Earl / Mike (voice)
Tercelin Kirtley ... Jimmy / Frank / Cory / Willie (voice)
David Coburn ... Stan / Ricky (voice)
Maud Laedermann Maud Laedermann ... Tuesday (voice)
Barry Johnson Barry Johnson ... Walter (voice)
Blair Redford ... Jay (voice)
Kyle Smigielski Kyle Smigielski ... Jay (voice)
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Storyline

As a small child, Jodie Holmes became a government lab rat due to her strange psychic powers caused by her link to an incorporeal psychic entity known as Aiden. Scientist Nathan Dawkins was chosen as her handler and tasked to study her, raise her and prepare her to join the Psy Ops military division as soon as she's of age. Having no friends, and being bullied and accused of witchcraft by every kid she ever tried to become friends with, Jodie grew attached to Nathan and became his surrogate daughter. Eventually, she joined the military only to become their pawn forced to commit criminal acts abroad for the supposed greater good. She also discovered that, since she can also channel the dead, the military will eventually probably force her to use all her powers to open a rift to the afterlife dimension, even though this could literally unleash Hell on Earth. Realizing that she will never be free, Jodie decides to run away like many times before. However, wherever she goes, the military,...

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Daughter, Teenager, Spy, Fugitive, Monster


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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

France

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond: Two Souls See more »

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Quantic Dream See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The game was hacked causing controversy with a nude character model of Ellen Page being released. What happened was that someone loaded the game into a PS3 that was booted into Developer Mode, and scenes that were originally intended to feature nudity but had cropped it out for a lower PEGI rating were re-framed to expose more of the model. A body double was used for the model's form and texture, but with Ellen Page's face and head superimposed onto it. See more »

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When Jodie is in the bar playing pool, if the player misses the first quicktime event while shooting, the cue ball will end up along the side of the table next to a striped ball. However, when the camera cuts away then back for the man's turn, the balls have moved. See more »

Quotes

Jodie Holmes: [Ending with Zoe] I see things at night... terrifying things. I tell myself it's only nightmares, but... I know it's not true. The only one who can save the world is a little girl. I have to prepare her. I know I don't have much time. Once Pandora's box is open, it can never be closed again. No... it's not nightmares. It's what is about to happen.
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The loading screen represents the timeline of Jodie's life. The game tells its story out of order but once completed refer to the timeline to see her life in order. See more »

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Disappointing
1 February 2014 | by xcvb_2003See all my reviews

Well I was really really looking forward to play this game, mainly because Quantic Dream last game, Heavy Rain, was AMAZING. And I have to say, I am disappointed.

Here's my impression:

Presentation is Awesome. Graphics, WOW. Easily one of the best if not the best facial graphics I have seen in a game. At times it really feels like you are watching a movie/cgi movie, the detail is too damn high, especially of Jodie. And the whole game is presented in 16:9 widescreen which makes it feel even more like a movie. The character animations are really fluid too. Environments vary though, some look awesome, while others look OK.

Voice acting is great, obviously. Ellen page did an awesome job, steals the show. William Dafoe was great too (If only he had more screen time). Many of the side characters had good voice acting too. Soundtrack is pretty good. The main theme is great and whenever it kicks in, gives you an emotional punch. But sound effects on the other hand are not so good. Explosions suck, their sound effects are really lacking. Many other things have lacking sound effects too.

Gameplay wise, the game is a notch above Heavy rain. It should be very familiar to those who played Heavy rain as majority of the things are almost the same. The biggest new addition is controlling Aiden, which can be fun and it is really fluid. Problem is that the game restricts Aiden too much. There could have been tons of ways to use Aiden for more fun stuff like puzzles etc but they completely ignored the opportunity. Another new addition is the slow mo action scenes sequences. Well I like how it blends fluidly during action but it gets really annoying too some times. They should have used it for some scenes, not all. ON some occasions, it would have been really better to just use Heavy rain's style QTE's for tense scenes. Also, the whole cover shooting stuff was lame. There was a full mission where we had to do nothing but find cover, and shoot, was boring.

Now the main thing, THE STORY. Well the story is definitely interesting and it would have been so so much better if it was in chronological order but David cage wanted to deliver it in his own artistic way or whatever and completely screwed it up. The game throws you back and forth throughout Jodie's life from the start. You play some emotional areas early on but have no idea what's going on thanks to mixed timeline story and don't get the emotional touch and you say to your self "Do I actually care?". The young Jodie's chapters weren't that good too, and were very short too. Some were as short as 5-10 mins. On the other hand, Older Jodie's chapters were really good. Some were great even. Funny thing is, the game shows show the chapters in Chronological order but shifts you around the timeline and what I noticed was that the last 8-9 chapters were the best. Now if I were to play all of them in order, it would have been much better. There are times when I was like "Now this is great, exactly what I expect from QD", but those moments weren't that many. David cage is best at delivering small emotional scenes, they are great and he should stick to them instead of gunning towards huge action scenes because those weren't that much good. Choice was one of the key things in Heavy rain BUT here, that is not the case. Almost all of the choices have no dire effects, they are of more subtle things. Except for the ending, there really Isn't a huge choice in the game which will alter the story and whatnot. And that was really disappointing. The game is a mixture of lots of genres, you have Horror, Thriller, Action, Government/CIA stuff, infiltration etc etc, they crammed so much in a game which is not long and nothing is really satisfied. Ending the game will make you wanting way way more, was really unsatisfying because when the credits started rolling, I was like "That's it?". Many of the things in the game weren't explored much.

I will definitely play this game again in chronological order to see how much different the experience is.

TO sum it up, its a flawed experiment, too ambitious for its own good but it did deliver some really good experiences, even if they were few and far between. Still, It is a must play for anyone who played and like Heavy rain.

7.8/10


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