Various mini-games and character switching to solve puzzles help keep the adventure from getting old. There are so many other aspects of classic adventure games incorporated into this gem, that everything has a way of feeling familiar. While you could easily call this game derivative, there is enough different about it as a whole to make it wholly its own experience.
The new HD edition of this game is a terrific boon to adventure gamers that would like a break from the more mature rated fare typically on this generation’s HD consoles. Hopefully, at $10 more gamers will give this little gem, packed with a couple of non-game extras a chance.
The only reservation some may have to this game is that even at the bargain pricing, this game is nearly eight years old. The HD treatment makes everything look smooth and shiny on your big HDTV, but the reduced polygon counts and last-gen gameplay will surely turn some potential buyers off. Unfortunately without a complete updating, the HD release may not do much to expose many more gamers to a genuinely good game. Although, as an added incentive to give this game a shot, there are regular reports that a full sequel is in the works.
Beyond Good and Evil HD is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB for Comic Mischief and Violence. This game can also be found on: Xbox 360.