Some time ago, we guys and gals of the internet beheld "Kara," a beautiful, and very moving tech demo from Quantic Dream. After its release, the company stated that Kara was not their new project. The bad news, for lovers of mechanical women (and their plight in the dystopian future) the world over, is that Quantic Dream has stayed true to their word. The good news is that the new project, Beyond: Two Souls looks quite promising.
The game sees the player following Jodie Holmes (voiced by Ellen Page, of "Juno" fame) "through 15 years of her life, according to Game Informer. As per the trailer, Jodie possesses some rather extraordinary abilities - demonstrating telekinesis before a rather startled police officer, appearing to take possession of a soldier, and communicating with an unseen individual named "Ivan" - and finding herself being pursued by some kind of (presumably) governmental agency. According to Quantic Dream's David Cage, the game will tackle the question of that which exists "between our world and beyond," and as one might expect, will be "emotional, mature and unique."
The tech is quite impressive, employing advanced facial capture and animation that we previously saw during the Kara demo. While I'm curious to learn a bit more about Two Souls's story, something about an afterlife/mystical weirdness-themed game seems interesting.
What do you think, gamers? Does Beyond: Two Souls seem like the most shining example of "games as art," or is this so much pretentious dreck? Sound off in the comments section below!