History Videogame / BeyondGoodAndEvil

28th Aug '16 7:36:04 AM totoofze47
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Needless to say, the gaming community pretty much went nuts when Creator/{{Ubisoft}} surprised ''everyone'' at their press conference/marketing event in mid-2008 by showing a trailer for ''Beyond Good & Evil 2''. From that point on, the game got stuck in the ninth circle of DevelopmentHell, and seemed to go through endless rumor cycles of being cancelled, not cancelled, moved, and more. As of 2013, the sequel has been put on hold until the next generation of consoles, as the current tech was deemed insufficient for the dev team's vision ([[LameExcuse or so they say]]).

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Needless to say, the gaming community pretty much went nuts when Creator/{{Ubisoft}} surprised ''everyone'' at their press conference/marketing event in mid-2008 by showing a trailer for ''Beyond Good & Evil 2''. From that point on, the game got stuck in the ninth circle of DevelopmentHell, and seemed to go through endless rumor cycles of being cancelled, not cancelled, moved, and more. As of 2013, the sequel has been put on hold until the next generation of consoles, as the current tech was deemed insufficient for the dev team's vision ([[LameExcuse or so they say]]).
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27th Jun '16 1:12:24 PM Cyberlink420
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* ShoutOut: There's a pretty obscure reference to the creator's most well known creation, ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}''. There's even a fairly well-hidden reference to ''VideoGame/TonicTrouble,'' an even ''more'' obscure game by the same creator. To elaborate, the reference to ''Rayman'' is in the Factory dungeon. In a fairly out of the way hidden area, you can find a cow skeleton. If you examine the skeleton, you can find a small bug sticking on to it. The bug is Aedes Raymanis, or Rayman mosquito. Fittingly enough, the mosquito is Bzzit, the first boss from the original Rayman and one of Rayman's friends. The ''Tonic Trouble'' reference is the lead character of that game, Ed, advertising K-Starkos, a health item.

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* ShoutOut: There's a pretty obscure reference to the creator's most well known creation, ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}''. There's even a fairly well-hidden reference to ''VideoGame/TonicTrouble,'' an even ''more'' obscure game by the same creator. To elaborate, the reference to ''Rayman'' is in the Factory dungeon. In [[note]]In a fairly out of the way hidden area, area in the Factory dungeon, you can find a cow skeleton. If you examine the skeleton, you can find a small bug sticking on to it. The bug is Aedes Raymanis, or Rayman mosquito. Fittingly enough, the mosquito is Bzzit, the first boss from the original Rayman and one of Rayman's friends. The ''Tonic Trouble'' [[/note]] There's even a fairly well-hidden reference is to ''VideoGame/TonicTrouble,'' an even ''more'' obscure game by the same creator.[[note]]The lead character of that game, Ed, advertising advertises K-Starkos, a health item.[[/note]]
27th Jun '16 12:56:58 PM Cyberlink420
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* CollectionSidequest: The animal photographs. You only need to take two at the very least, enough to pay your bills and advance the plot. The first ten also give you the enhanced zoom, which is highly useful for both the rest of the photographs and missions. Its primary purpose after that is to earn money, which can be done other ways. It's the easiest way to make money, though, and will give you plenty of overhead, especially if you buy the animal tracker which marks targets on the map.

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* CollectionSidequest: The animal photographs. You only need to take two at the very least, enough to pay your bills and advance the plot. The first ten eight also give you the enhanced zoom, which is highly useful for both the rest of the photographs and missions. Its primary purpose after that is to earn money, which can be done other ways. It's the easiest way to make money, though, and will give you plenty of overhead, especially if you buy the animal tracker which marks targets on the map.



* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: There are eighty-seven pearls in the game, each of which is roughly the size of Jade's head.

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* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: There are eighty-seven eighty-eight pearls in the game, each of which is roughly the size of Jade's head.
27th Jun '16 11:51:45 AM Cyberlink420
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* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: The leader of the Alpha Section on the floating screens in the market.

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* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: The Alpha Sections leader of the Alpha Section General Kehck on the floating screens in the market.
18th Jun '16 12:03:58 AM gewunomox
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* TheLonelyPiano: The piece "Enfantes Disparus," that plays when [[spoiler: you return to the destroyed lighthouse.]]

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* TheLonelyPiano: LonelyPianoPiece: The piece "Enfantes Disparus," that plays when [[spoiler: you return to the destroyed lighthouse.]]
2nd Jun '16 2:39:21 PM nombretomado
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Designed by Michel Ancel of ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' fame, the game plays like a SciFi twist on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. It combines simple yet engaging combat, with vehicle action, puzzle solving, stealth, and photography challenges. The environments are detailed and beautiful, the characters are interesting and well-animated, in a stylized balance of cartoonish and realistic. It was released for UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer, {{Xbox}}, PS2, and [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], but sold few copies on any platform.

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Designed by Michel Ancel of ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'' fame, the game plays like a SciFi twist on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. It combines simple yet engaging combat, with vehicle action, puzzle solving, stealth, and photography challenges. The environments are detailed and beautiful, the characters are interesting and well-animated, in a stylized balance of cartoonish and realistic. It was released for UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer, {{Xbox}}, PS2, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/{{PS2}}, and [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], but sold few copies on any platform.
23rd Apr '16 4:27:47 AM Silverblade2
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* ActionGirl
** ActionMom: ''Adoptive'' mother, but it still counts--especially given that Jade's need to provide for her kids is what catapaults her into the story in the first place.

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* %%* ActionGirl
** * ActionMom: ''Adoptive'' mother, but it still counts--especially given that Jade's need to provide for her kids is what catapaults her into the story in the first place.



* AirVentPassageway
* AlienInvasion

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* %%* AirVentPassageway
* %%* AlienInvasion



* BeamSpam: Jade's "super attack" is somewhere between this and a MacrossMissileMassacre.



* CityOfCanals

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* %%* CityOfCanals



* DeflectorShields

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* %%* DeflectorShields



* DropTheHammer: Hammers seem to be the WeaponOfChoice in general for both the evil Alpha Sections and and Hillyan army--and, by extension, Double H.



* ElectricTorture

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* %%* ElectricTorture



* TheEvilArmy

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* %%* TheEvilArmy



* EyeScream[=/=]ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:The [=DomZ=] Priest. RIGHT in the eye, hell yeah.]]

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* EyeScream[=/=]ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: EyeScream: [[spoiler:The [=DomZ=] Priest. RIGHT in the eye, hell yeah.]]



* FrickinLaserBeams: The Alphas' hammers can sometimes shoot these.



* HealThyself[=/=]HyperactiveMetabolism

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* HealThyself[=/=]HyperactiveMetabolism%%* HealThyself



* ImprovisedWeapon: Although Pey'j's wrench is ostensibly intended to be used for fixing machinery and cutting wires, it makes a handy bludgeon.



* IntrepidReporter

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* %%* IntrepidReporter



* IOweYouMyLife

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* %%* IOweYouMyLife



* LaResistance

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* %%* LaResistance



* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy

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* %%* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy



* ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway

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* %%* ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway



* MissionBriefing
* MissionControl: The IRIS network, consisting of:
** VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Meï
** PlayfulHacker[=/=]TechnoWizard: Nino
** MrExposition[=/=]BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Hahn

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* %%* MissionBriefing
* MissionControl: The IRIS network, consisting of:
** VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Meï
** PlayfulHacker[=/=]TechnoWizard: Nino
** MrExposition[=/=]BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Hahn
network.



* MrExposition: Hahn



** Also leads to a CrowningMomentOfAwesome[=/=][[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]].



* PermaStubble

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* %%* PermaStubble



* PlayfulHacker: Nino



* PluckyGirl

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* %%* PluckyGirl



* SceneryPorn: Lots of it.
* SchizoTech[=/=]AnachronismStew: The game's setting is... eclectic, to say the least, with elements from past, present, and future. There's a still-functioning lighthouse, most buildings are made from stone, pictures are stored on film, travel is commonly done by boat or hovercraft, the lighthouse doubles as a shield projector, and the flying cars resemble modern-day cars without wheels.

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* %%* SceneryPorn: Lots of it.
* SchizoTech[=/=]AnachronismStew: SchizoTech: The game's setting is... eclectic, to say the least, with elements from past, present, and future. There's a still-functioning lighthouse, most buildings are made from stone, pictures are stored on film, travel is commonly done by boat or hovercraft, the lighthouse doubles as a shield projector, and the flying cars resemble modern-day cars without wheels.



* SimpleStaff: Jade's choice, as a martial arts master.



* {{Uncancelled}}: Everyone thought that poor sales of the first title pretty much doomed the game to being a one-shot: up till Ubisoft dropped the trailer for the sequel out of nowhere.



* WeaponOfChoice]:
** SimpleStaff: Jade's choice, as a martial arts master.
** ImprovisedWeapon: Although Pey'j's wrench is ostensibly intended to be used for fixing machinery and cutting wires, it makes a handy bludgeon.
** DropTheHammer: Hammers seem to be the WeaponOfChoice in general for both the evil Alpha Sections and and Hillyan army--and, by extension, Double H.
** FrickinLaserBeams: The Alphas' hammers can sometimes shoot these.
** BeamSpam: Jade's "super attack" is somewhere between this and a MacrossMissileMassacre.
*** This particular attack could be considered a GameBreaker to some, though it depends.

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* WeaponOfChoice]:
** SimpleStaff: Jade's choice, as a martial arts master.
** ImprovisedWeapon: Although Pey'j's wrench is ostensibly intended to be used for fixing machinery and cutting wires, it makes a handy bludgeon.
** DropTheHammer: Hammers seem to be the WeaponOfChoice in general for both the evil Alpha Sections and and Hillyan army--and, by extension, Double H.
** FrickinLaserBeams: The Alphas' hammers can sometimes shoot these.
** BeamSpam: Jade's "super attack" is somewhere between this and a MacrossMissileMassacre.
*** This particular attack could be considered a GameBreaker to some, though it depends.
VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Meï



* CrossingTheDesert

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* %%* CrossingTheDesert



* RealIsBrown

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* %%* RealIsBrown
23rd Apr '16 4:19:14 AM Silverblade2
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* {{Cutscene}}s: In-engine, and very well done.

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* {{Cutscene}}s: {{Cutscene}}: In-engine, and very well done.



* [[OminousLatinChanting OminousDomzChanting]]: The song [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Dancing With [=DomZ=],"]] the final boss theme, "Sins of the Fathers," and many other themes involving the [=DomZ=].

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* [[OminousLatinChanting OminousDomzChanting]]: OminousLatinChanting: The song [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Dancing With [=DomZ=],"]] the final boss theme, "Sins of the Fathers," and many other themes involving the [=DomZ=].



* [[PlotCoupon Plot Coupons]]: The pearls, used to purchase equipment for your vehicles in order to gain access to other areas of the world.

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* [[PlotCoupon Plot Coupons]]: PlotCoupon: The pearls, used to purchase equipment for your vehicles in order to gain access to other areas of the world.



* TheStinger
* TakeMyHand
* TentacleRope

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* %%* TheStinger
* %%* TakeMyHand
* %%* TentacleRope



* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror: Jade.]]

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* [[spoiler: * TomatoInTheMirror: Jade.[[spoiler:Jade.]]



* [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons Of Choice]]:

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* [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons Of Choice]]:WeaponOfChoice]:



* WidgetSeries[=/=][[FunWithAcronyms Weird Thing from France]]: This game is approximately 60% sci-fi action adventure, and 40% what is ''up'' with the French?

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* WidgetSeries[=/=][[FunWithAcronyms Weird Thing from France]]: WidgetSeries: This game is approximately 60% sci-fi action adventure, and 40% what is ''up'' with the French?
7th Feb '16 3:28:38 PM Jallen
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** Ready to face the final boss, well, time for a 3D battle in space!
7th Feb '16 3:22:12 PM Jallen
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** According to [[WordOfGod Michel Ancel]] the long black car that appears in the first mission is a reference to ''VideoGame/FullThrottle''.
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