Bethesda’s E3 Conference this year left me disappointed; I have a wide range of gaming interests and nothing that Bethesda showed interested me or was something that I wanted to play, so it was up to Ubisoft to intrigue me and they did.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 (BG&E 2)
So this one came as a bit of a surprise. The original game, Beyond Good and Evil, has become sort of a cult hit since it’s release in 2003. Usually, I can say that I’ve played the game and have been awaiting the news of this long wanted/long awaited sequel, but in this case, I can’t. I actually missed this one — how I don’t really remember. I checked and according to IGN, it received a demo in the Official US Playstation Magazine (Vol. 78) and that was primarily how I checked out new games and decided if they warranted a purchase.
However, even though only a trailer was shown, the trailer for BG&E 2 is a very intriguing Sci-Fi trailer. It looks very inventive and the universe seems to be a mash-up of the movie The 5th Element and the Mass Effect series. Again, while no gameplay was shown, the creator of the series, Michel Ancel appeared on-stage (with another team lead on the project) and they talked a bit about the game’s development and what it would be like playing the game. It seems, from their description, that it will be a lot like/play a lot like Mass Effect Andromeda, where a “multi-ethnic crew” will come together to explore new worlds while looking for a specific object. According to the developers you will go to and discover new fantastical worlds during your search.
This sounds truly epic to me and I hope that they are able to pull off. This is what I’m trying to do in my own Sci-Fi stories and this is what I like to read/play from stories from others. I’m cautiously optimistic about this particular game. And if you’ll notice, they even put a spaceship in the promotional image above, and as I’ve said before, put a dragon or a spaceship on your cover, and you’ll pique my curiosity/interest level by 100%!
In case you’re curious, I’m including a link to the BG&E2 trailer. However, this one has a personal warning from me about language. They drop the “F-bomb” early and often in the trailer, and while I’m not usually okay with that (I generally take the “language” tone of Captain America from Avengers 2: Age of Ultron in my everyday life), I still feel that the trailer is so well done and so evocative towards the vision that I’d like to see more of in stories (my own and others) that I’m willing to overlook it and feature it on my blog.
So, personal warning out of the way, here’s Beyond Good and Evil 2’s trailer. Hope you enjoy; I know I did.