I see the similarities. I've played a few hours of the game now and I have to say BTS is just better, though. Better controls, graphics, acting and story all combine to make a superior game imo. I can only knock BTS so far for the constant time jumping. It just gets a bit annoying to always be jumping around chronologically but I will hold my final thoughts until I see if there is a good reason for it. The game has me more hooked than HR ever did. I bet you this years annual Mario game will get rave reviews despite being similar to 3D Land. Oh well, critics lol.
I'm not impressed either. It reminds me of the old Sega CD FMV games that were dull as dirt, and so was this game. The worst "game" I've played on PS3.
A friend got me this game as a present and I'm sorry they wasted money on this waste of time. The gameplay was, well, non-existant. I've had more fun playing with just the settings in most games.
The storyline, which I figured would be it's saving grace, was total nonsense crap. The jumping around timeline, the unlikable main character (all she did was whine) and any of the "twists" in the game were a big "who cares". Yes, I finished the game, and at the end of it all I just felt empty inside.
I never played Heavy Rain or any other Quantic Dream games, but if anything good came out of this experiance was I now know to avoid anything this dev makes.
The entire game I kept thinking "this would make an alright game". They should have took notes from The Last of Us and made Beyond:Two Souls a stealth game of sorts. Could you imagne this as an actual game? Having to hide while quickly finding solutions with Aiden to get by guards, using stealth take downs, hitting head shots with various weapons..etc.
It's like there was an idea for a game somewhere in here, but apperantly Quantic Dream isn't a video game making company so it was never meant to be. So sad.
Sorry if abrasive, just how I am. This is the opinion of a gamer, not an interactive movie fan.