June 21, 2012 Leave a comment
During E3 Sony Press Conference, Sony dropped two exclusives; one was The Last of Us and the other was Beyond: Two Souls. Both had Ellen Page. Now don’t tell me that the chick in the Last of Us isn’t Ms. Page because I’ve watched Juno. Thrice. Found it witty. Yes, I’m a Ellen Page fan and who’s not? Hard Candy all day.
If you are not familiar with the two game titles, here is a quick summary. The Last of Us is a survival horror/action game where you play as a guy that forgot to shave because it’s the end of the world and zombies are real. Oh yeah, other humans are a threat because my life is more important than yours. It’s a good philosophy for the end of the world.
Here’s my question, how do you keep a well-groomed beard during the zombie apocalypse?
He is accompanied by Ellen Page reprising the role of young girl that hangs out with older grizzled man, with moments of bravery. Naught Dog of Drake’s Fortune fame has brought you this fine tale. If you watched the E3 trailer and saying to yourself, this chick doesn’t look like Ellen Page. You have not been following this game at all. When the first trailer for this game came out, people could not stop referring to EP (Got tired of writing Ellen Page.) Then all of a sudden, people needed to change her face because money, suing, likeness and shit but she will always have spirit of EP.
Now we get to the game that you play as her, Beyond: Two Souls. Quantic Dream is behind this one; these guys are the wedding planners of the game industry. During their games, you will bound to get choked up, maybe even shed a tear. You play as EP who plays as a women that has a relationship with some invisible entity. Just got all of you nerds excited. This title is an action adventure that allows you to make EP run, jump and kick people in the face. Now you can finally get rid of that Ellen Page doll you made, weirdo.
Now this isn’t a rant or a complaint, what this is a nod of approval. EP is the model of the everyday white girl. You know, the girl who has been going to the coffee shop that you have been going to for years, you probably asked her for honey a couple of times but never strike up a conversation. Yeah, that girl. I grew up on the super heroine or super model female characters in video games. You know, racks on racks on racks. It’s cool to see two well established companies give their games the “Daria” treatment, hopefully this catches on. Both do story telling well and great gameplay. I know somebody is going to say not true but the girl next door models are the new thing. Name a game where the everyday girl is a main character besides Beyond Good and Evil and Portal.
I’m glad that video games are heading into realism, not only in graphics but in content. I’m happy to see the video game industry final growing up. Plus, she is a great actress that adds a certain flavor to whatever she does. Hopeful Xbox users will get something like these games in the future. Exclusively. For right now, I have to plan out Ellen Page Day. Mostly likely it will fall on the midnight launch of Beyond: Two Soul. In fact, I think it should be sponsored by Sony; just an all day access to Ellen Page movies on PSN for the launch. Ellen Page all day.