...On the small island civilization of Hillys, the DomZ creatures are a ruthless alien race which have invaded the Hillyan people. The government has set up the Alpha Section, which is a ... See full summary »

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Jodie Forrest ...
Jade (voice)
David Gasman ...
Pey'j (voice)
Robert Burns ...
Double H (voice)
Eddie Crew ...
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Andrea De Luca ...
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Christine Flowers ...
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Steve Gadler ...
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Jade (voice)
Martial Le Minoux ...
Pey'j (voice)
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Secundo (voice)
Hubert Drac ...
Hahn (voice)
Eric Etcheverry ...
Belles-Mirettes (voice)
Natacha Muller ...
Meï / La directrice du centre scientifique (voice)
Bruno Choel ...
Nino / Francis (voice)
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...On the small island civilization of Hillys, the DomZ creatures are a ruthless alien race which have invaded the Hillyan people. The government has set up the Alpha Section, which is a society "devoted to the safety of Hillys", or at least that's what they want you to think. The Alpha Sections are always late to the scene when an invasion occurs, and they're shields are always "broken". The Alpha Sections also work for and are controlled by the DomZ themselves!! Your job as Jade, the photojournalist, is to uncover the conspiracy your government puts before you an expose the real horrors the Alpha Sections corrupt, and show Hillys the truth to the Iris network, the group devoted to good. As you play through the levels, you're required to take photos of DomZ activity to show Hillyans the truth, with many twists, turns, and obstacles, with a bit of heartbreak, on the way. Written by Bradd06

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Expose the conspiracy, capture the truth.


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Trivia

In the Factory section of the game, there is an abandoned laboratory where the Domz have performed nefarious biological experiments. One of the animals you may photograph in this area is "Aedis Raymanis"... That is, Moskito from Michel Ancel's Rayman games. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: The weak, the wimps and the woosies still have three seconds to get the hell outta here, and get back to their knitting!
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Crazy Credits

Part of the end credits feature group pictures of Pey'j, Double H, and the Lighthouse orphans taken by Jade herself of course. As well as a picture of Jade and Pey'j. After the whole end credits, an extra scene is featured along with a black screen with the words "The End". See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Yes, A Very Good Game
28 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can echo all of what was said above: Great art design, great music, and above all, great story -- very rare in video games, and indeed Beyond Good and Evil's story and characters have more "meat" than most sci-fi blockbuster films.

The reasons why this game was overlooked are simple. One, the game is mis-named; the title really doesn't describe the game in any meaningful way. The second and far more important reason is that, in the U.S. anyway, this game was released during the "Christmas Rush" that plagues the gaming industry. In an effort to capitalize on holiday sales, game publishers save every game they've spent any money on and then release them all during November and December. It's inevitable that some games -- often very good ones, and especially those that are left-of-center -- are going to get lost in the shuffle.

The director of this game, Michel Ancel (also the creator of Rayman, one of my favorite VG characters), is one of video gaming's true visionaries. Any of his games are at least worth a look, and BG&E is worth more than that.

One note of hope is the fact that it has happened in the past that games that didn't do well initially have gone on to become "cult classics" and actually spawned sequels! Maybe this can happen with this great, overlooked game.


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