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Beyond Good & Evil

by Chip Cheezum

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Original Thread: I'm comin', Jade! Let's play Beyond Good & Evil! [VLP]

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Introduction



Beyond Good & Evil was a multi-platform game released in 2003 by Ubisoft and created by Michel Ancel, of Rayman fame. The game was released for the PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, and eventually the PC, which is the version we are playing. BG&E, despite receiving great reviews, sold poorly. The game had very little advertising from Ubisoft and came out the same time many other big name titles did. Within a month of the game's release, its price had been cut from 50 dollars to 20.

According to Gametap: "The life of a photojournalist isn't an easy one, especially when it involves a convoluted conspiracy by a corrupt government to keep its people in line through fear and violence. Guide Jade through action, stealth, and vehicle missions as she searches for evidence using her fighting skills, her camera and her hovercraft, respectively. Trusty sidekick Pey'j offers a few extra moves just when you need them."

That description is dumb and you are dumber now for reading it. BG&E is better summed up as a game developer's sandbox. They put it in any sort of gameplay element that was popular at the time and actually managed to make it work. The game manages to combine elements from Pokemon Snap, Zelda, anything with stealth mechanics, Prince of Persia, and a unique, vibrant world that we will be constantly talking over.





Videos

BG&E 1: Cheese Pitas and Goat ChildrenC&I.com
BG&E 2: Rhinos and Dr. WhoC&I.com
BG&E 3: Sharks Playing CrossfireC&I.com
BG&E 4: Mugged by Lou E. LoonC&I.com
BG&E 5: Goro Goro IkiC&I.com
BG&E 6: I Made You a MixtapeC&I.com
BG&E 7: What is the Meaning of K-Bups?C&I.com
BG&E 8: Droning and Bumping into ThingsC&I.com
BG&E 9: MY JET BOOTSC&I.com
BG&E 10: Pizza on the MindC&I.com
BG&E 11: I DO DECLAREC&I.com
BG&E 12: Sound CorruptionC&I.com
BG&E 13: Take ThreeC&I.com
BG&E FailuresC&I.com
BG&E 14: Time Travel EditionC&I.com
BG&E: Misc.C&I.com
BG&E 15: My Dad is in thisC&I.com
BG&E 16: THXC&I.com
BG&E 17: Double H likes BluetoothC&I.com
BG&E 18: Stealth = WaitingC&I.com
BG&E 19: CARLSON AND KISSERSC&I.com
BG&E 20: Monterey Jack's RevengeC&I.com
BG&E 21: Star KeyC&I.com
BG&E 22: MANDINGOC&I.com
BG&E 23: NO DUMPING ON SOLID GROUNDC&I.com
BG&E 24: Animals are FunC&I.com
BG&E 25: Fun & MinigamesC&I.com
BG&E 26: Finale Pt. 1C&I.com
BG&E 27: Finale Pt. 2C&I.com
BG&E 28: Finale Pt. 3C&I.com
BG&E: Making ofC&I.com

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A trailer for the show, and its official site.

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