Man, Beyond has me so confused right now. Not the plot or anything like that, but with how I feel about it. I just completed it about an hour and a half ago, and the whole time playing it, I went back and forth with how I felt about it. Sometimes I felt like the game was knocking it out of the park, other times it felt like a chore that I wanted to be over already. Without spoiling anything, I'll say that the game has one heck of an ending, and that is one thing that definitely made me glad I played.
The story overall I really liked, and several moments had me sitting on the edge of my seat, totally pumped to be seeing what I was seeing. However, there are some parts that I think really held the game back. Certain segments and side-plots seemed to not fit in at all. There is definitely an inconstant quality to the writing too, being excellent at times, but corny and flat out bad on occasion. I can only classify it as "David Cage."
Having played through it, it's obvious why reviews are all over the place. The best advice I can give, is if you like David Cage's previous games, Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit, or Heavy Rain, you'll like Beyond. Anyways, anybody else out there stuck in a similar situation as I?