The 30-Day Gamer Challenge – Day 16

Beyond Good & Evil

A game that you wish you more people would’ve played

There are, of course, many games that I wish would have been played by a greater number of people. Whenever I encounter a surprising title that has flown entirely under everyone’s radar, that quiet (OK, maybe sometimes quite vocal) hope that the game will be "discovered" swells in my mind.

Beyond Good & Evil is one such game. It did receive the critical acclaim it rightly deserved, but the general gaming public never seemed to take to it; it sold poorly back in its release season of holiday 2003, despite strong storytelling and play mechanics. The protagonist, Jade, is charged with unveiling the underlying truth behind government and media manipulation during times of crisis, and she does so in a genre-blending action-adventure experience reminiscent of Zelda games. Excellent pacing and endearing characters are icing on the already-sweet cake.

BG&E is definitely worth playing, even seven years later. Especially with BG&E2 hopefully arriving soon, I would really like to see far more people dive into the world of Hyllis.

Day 16 = Beyond Good & Evil
Day 15 = Killer7
Day 14 = The 7th Saga

Day 13 = ANY Silent Hill game
Day 12 = Peggle
Day 11 = Demon’s Souls
Day 10 = Chrono Trigger
Day 9 = Shadow of the Colossus
Day 8 = Super Mario Bros. 3
Day 7 = Braid
Day 6 = Passage
Day 5 = Gears of War
Day 4 = Final Fantasy X
Day 3 = Animal Crossing
Day 2 = Too Human
Day 1 = Braid


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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