Want to impress someone who is unfamiliar with modern video games? Show them a fantastic script penned by David Cage's Quantic Dream.

As most everyone knows by now, Ellen Page is the actress that will portray Jodie Holmes in Quantic's new project, Beyond: Two Souls . But when she was first approached for the role, she didn't really get it. As reported by USA Today and cited by the Belfast Telegraph , she "didn't understand what it meant to be in a video game."

But then she went and read the script. She said she was "so moved by this young female protagonist, who was strong and complex and interesting, and a story that was profound and subversive and emotional." Page also added:

"David is telling stories by having these games with complex emotions and ethical and moral choices that lead to significant consequences. How an audience interacts with that, I think, is really interesting."

Yeah. We better call these video games, because they're doing the most for this industry in terms of artistry, maturity, and progression. And if you'd like to see Page and Cage (sounds like a superhero duo) interviewed, here's the latest from the PlayStation Blog :

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

There's no doubt about it, it's projects like these that will lead to gaming being a more accepted form of entertainment for adults.

It's that complex emotional journey that simply can't be portrayed without player interaction that I really like. No matter how intense a movie is it doesn't rely on me to decide the outcome and that's where creativity gets a chance to reach heights that weren't ever possible in older entertainment mediums.

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
8 years ago

Unless you bought the Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay Bluray, it actually did rely on you to decide the outcome ūüėČ

I know it isn't the best movie to use as an example, but it is one none the less.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I get your point about interactive DVDs but they don't quite reach the level of a game's outcome depending on your performance as in a main character's death.

EMax
EMax
8 years ago

Let the (PC)age begin!!! *said with a sort of demigodly, echo-y, epic-y kinda tone of voice*

Xombito
Xombito
8 years ago

PAGE AND CAGE FROM BEYOND!

akmdpc
akmdpc
8 years ago

Really cool interview. I think he made a fantastic choice with casting Page. The sequences they've shown look amazing. Can not wait!

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
8 years ago

Watched the interview yesterday. It wasn't the best interview I've ever seen, but anything about this game makes it worth the gander.

___________
___________
8 years ago

nice to see his influences even have power outside the industry!
its a shame we dont have many like him.
id like to imagine how different this gen would of been if COD was the niche, rare title, and not heavy rain.
would of made things much more interesting and emotional thats for sure!

Robochic
Robochic
8 years ago

Amazing, I can't wait for this game. I love Ellen Page in movies so this will be great.

I love Heavy Rain so this one is a top 5 games to get ūüôā

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Her character Ariadne (I think?) in Inception makes her a good choice.

I refuse to watch Juno.