Beyond Good and Evil

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A very popular third-person action-adventure game

Beyond Good and Evil is a very highly rated game that was created in 2003 and remastered in 2011. You play a rebellious reporter out to learn the truth about the relentless alien bombardments your planet has seen. Use stealth and firepower to smash your way to the truth. View full description

PROS

  • Plenty of different creatures to experience and enjoy
  • The game has plenty of variety and different vehicles to drive

CONS

  • Even the remastered graphics seem a little dated
  • Get stuck on one stealth section and it becomes very repetitive

Beyond Good and Evil is a very highly rated game that was created in 2003 and remastered in 2011. You play a rebellious reporter out to learn the truth about the relentless alien bombardments your planet has seen. Use stealth and firepower to smash your way to the truth.

Remembered for the third-person and loved for the vehicles

Beyond Good and Evil is notable for its third-person action and espionage sections where the player has to use stealth and weapons to make it past each obstacle. However, the most beloved parts are where vehicles and spacecraft are used to destroy enemies. The game is a third-person shooter, as you take shots with your camera, but the action is mostly via hand-to-hand and with the use of your weaponized staff. The creatures are both familiar (like the pigs that look similar to Duke Nukem pigs), and the guy who looks like Buzz LightYear, to completely original creatures such as something that looks like a skeleton Venus fly trap with teeth and claws.

There is a good reason why this game is still beloved

In an era where Tomb Raider was losing its sparkle, people were treated to a different type of third-person action adventure game. Its creativity alone is enough to recommend the game. Beyond Good and Evil is a game that relies heavily on its creative premise and game mechanic, but that doesn't skimp on storyline or dramatic episodes. If you liked Tomb Raider, then you will probably love this game.

Beyond Good and Evil is a book of philosophy by Friedrich Nietzsche published in 1886. Nietzsche is famous as the godfather of existentialism, and Beyond Good and Evil goes deeper into some of the ideas in his other books. Specifically, Nietzsche questions the nature of our individual perspectives, arriving at the conclusion that philosophers had not been able to see the structure of perspectives that led to their acceptance of a traditional Christian matrix of values. Disregarding concepts like consciousness, knowledge, truth, and free will, Nietzsche instead promotes the idea of "will to power," which is the concept that all people are merely striving for the best life they can get, and all other values are subordinated to that master value. Finally, Nietzsche arrives at the conclusion that because of the nature of our individual perspectives and our "will to power," there is no universal right and wrong. Beyond Good and Evil is a good book for lovers of philosophy.