I picked up the HD version on XBLA a couple of months back and am about halfway through (been sidetracked by Fire Emblem and Shocktoberfest. Great game so far, especially if you love classic adventure games.
Hey, someone else who didn't fall in love with BGAE! I enjoyed it well enough but I can't agree with most of the fans and I don't have much of a desire to see a sequel. Too much wonky stealth stuff and overlong dungeons. There was some neat variety at times and the world was pretty cool. Good visuals and music too.
Been playing this game on the PC. Wish I had it on Gamecube, because I have to use Joy2Key to be able to use my 360 pad properly and it's a little bit wonky. And the game has a lot of little visual glitches in this version. Still, I got it super cheap and don't have to dig out Gamecube stuff to play it on, so it's all good.
As for the game itself, I just beat the second dungeon. I'm enjoying myself. Taking photographs of the fauna is a great idea, puts a new spin on the collectathon. The gameplay is nothing special, combat is just serviceable and the stealth stuff in the last dungeon was pretty weak. But I enjoy the setting and the characters, they do a good job of giving a sense of freedom early on, and the story is fresh enough to not feel trite. I've heard the game is short too, which is a bonus.
I loved the photo stuff, it's one of the coolest ongoing collect-a-thon thingys in any game I've played. Some of it is just seeing something and snapping a photo, but other creatures actually have little puzzles to solve and such to get them out in the open for a photo.
Hmm. I wonder if Beyond Good & Evil 2 is even a real thing. One tiny teaser trailer years ago and nothing since.
Man I gotta get back to this. It's one thing having a backlog of games that I've bought and barely played. it's another to have games I'm halfway through and then stopped playing for various reasons.
BG&E got interrupted last year as per my above post. La Mulana got interrupted by illness & the setback of not knowing where the hell to go next. And the less said about my progress in DKCR the better.
I've got both the GCN and PSN version and while it has some good ideas the gameplay is just watered down Zelda meets watered down MGS or Splinter Cell. The story isn't that great either considering that was the major aspect they touted. Mostly just predictable.
Just beat the game. Definitely had too much stealth stuff which was especially annoying because the PC controls are pretty wonky, particularly on a gamepad with Joy2Key. But the game overall didn't overstay its welcome and I had a good time with it.
Is there anything to do with the extra pearls you can get? Kind of lost my motivation to get them once I bought the last hovercraft upgrade.
As for the story, I'm not sure I really get it still. And I don't get how the title of the game fits in. And did I miss it or did they not show the kids at all at the end? I was kind of thinking that was going to be the big payoff, Jade hugging the kids at the end, and as far as I could see they didn't even show them safe and sound.