While there are similar characteristics and the storytelling method may be mostly the same, Beyond: Two Souls is not another Heavy Rain .
That's not PSXE talking (still can't say anything until the embargo is up on Tuesday); that's Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere speaking in a new interview posted over at the PlayStation Blog .
The latest PlayStation 3 exclusive from Quantic Dream is described as "a wholly unique creation with no obvious analogue." There is only one character instead of four and the story spans an entire lifetime, which is quite original. Plus, it features a "radically different, more direct play style" when compared to the excellent Heavy Rain . As Fondaumiere says, the design and development of Beyond was actually quite different and in the end, the game "promises to push the limits of interactive storytelling."
Personally, I find that immensely exciting. But not everyone agrees.
Related Game(s): Beyond: Two Souls