Beyond Good and Evil was originally met with much acclaim from the critics in 2003, but not as much from the gaming public. It hit the shelves in early November for the PS2 and PC, and December for Xbox and Gamecube. Some say its biggest hurdle to overcome was the other games that were around that holiday season. With games like Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker and Dark Cloud 2 still fresh on the scene, it was easy to get left behind on the holiday shelves.
Beyond Good and Evil’s main star is Jade, a tenacious young private investigator who runs an orphanage with her Uncle Pey’j, and is also a photographer for a local an animal conservatory. Jade’s main objective throughout the game is exposing a government conspiracy who she believes is working for a race of malicious aliens called “The Domz”.