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  • Summary: For centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom. With the ability to perform stealth techniques, dai-jo staff moves, and tag-team fighting combos, you can stop at nothing to expose the truth. Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Packed with atmosphere, accessible gameplay and sweet visuals, Beyond Good & Evil has most definitely reached beyond our expectations. Don't miss it.
  2. Do I really mean that after 25 years of gaming, and thousands of titles in my collection, that Beyond Good and Evil is one of the best games I have ever played? Yes.
  3. Beyond Good & Evil's gameplay is part and parcel of an elegantly imagined gameworld. The animation is so smooth as to be almost flawless.
  4. 90
    A combination of solid Zelda-style gameplay and cinematic excellence push Beyond Good & Evil into the upper echelons of action / adventure games. This is what an interactive movie should be.
  5. Wonderful direction, excellent storytelling, and a compelling plot. The gameplay is good enough to hold its own within the cinematic confines and actually does its fair share to charge the story forward.
  6. While the game's repetitive nature and short length take away from its overall impact, Beyond Good & Evil is a fantastic-looking game that tells its story well.
  7. 70
    Some of the puzzles in BG&E will have you tearing your hair out, though their solutions are tangible and never obscure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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