Just bought it, downloading now. It's HL2 weekend for me, but I think I might try to find some time for it.
The rumors never stop coming. Now it's Nintendo and maybe an NX exclusive...
NX would be a pre-order launch day stand-in-line kind of purchase for me if it launched with BG&E 2
The realest real talk. I wan to believe. I want it so bad. So many other games get stuck in limbo and my hype eventually falters, but not BG&E. I need this game to be a reality, I don't care what platform it ends up on.
If BG&E launched at NintendoHQ a day early, I'm flying out and sleeping on your couch
Deal. We can walk there from my place.
I don't want to believe. Nope.
The ultimate tragedy is that even if this game is released it can't live up to more than a decade worth of hype
Here's the thing. There isn't a decade's worth of hype. This isn't like Half-Life 3, because most gamers didn't play BGE or just didn't care. The only people that are losing their shit about this game are people who fell in love with the game when it came out back in 2003. BGE hasn't topped "best of all time" lists like Half-Life has, and most people don't understand why they should care because the game was a commercial failure and doomed to cult classic status.
The reason Beyond Good and Evil 2 hasn't been made in the last 16 years is because it's not a hype-driven game. It's not going to make Ubisoft money in a way Far Cry or Assassins Creed will do. Real talk.
Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be a passion project for Ancel, and it'll make long time fans happy, and then it'll be forgotten and that'll be the end of it. There is no real expectation around a game like this. Ubisoft knows what they're getting themselves into, and I can guarantee you they're not expecting this to be a hit. And I'm pretty sure the die hard fans have similar expectations. We just want the story to be completed. That's it. We miss Jade and Pey'j and Double H. We don't need much, we just need something.
I think it would take a serious amount of effort to make Beyond Good and Evil 2 a let down. It just needs to happen for us happy few. That's it, really.
All that being said, I'll believe this when I'm playing the damn thing. I'm disappointed they didn't make a bigger deal out of "officially" announcing this. Same old same old. Wake me up when the game has a new trailer.
It's all just propaganda
Okay. Okay. Installing BG&E when I get home tonight and really going to play it this time. I've been meaning to for so long, and it's just been sitting there in my GOG library waiting.
It's so good
I'm seriously impressed with how well it's aged, too. The controls are super tight, the stylized visuals are still SUPER beautiful. The soundtrack is GOAT.
Some of the story element and drama, as well as the real-time action sequences that feel like a playable movie, have been done so much these days that those parts feel less impactful. Outside of that, though, this game is still top tier.