The upcoming PS3 release of Heavy Rain has already shown off plenty of its gorgeous visuals. In a newly-released batch of screenshots, some more of the game's sinister elements are being displayed.
God this game is just buck wild. They are going all out, I love it, and it doesn't feel shameless at all with the various adult content. I can't wait to experience the full story. I bought my PS3 for this, it's impossible for it NOT to deliver. I was a ridiculous fan of Indigo Prophecy and this just builds on that experience ten-fold.
I am looking forward to this title more than many of the others coming in the same time frame. Can't wait to play it. If the dev stays true to their style, this game will be awesome.
I hope the gaming community support this game, we need more variety than the "every year FPS"
the game will probably be a hit overseas but I don't think as much here. It's a day one for me.
I havnt even looked at the screens, ive seen 1 or 2 trailers and thats it, this games had day1 slapped all over it ever since i completed Fahrenheit
My thoughts exactly; this game is a day 1 purchase for me as well. I'm way more excited for this than God of War 3 or even Gran Turismo 5.
They are slowly showing greater improvements in lighting. Makes the game look grittier and really 'pops' some of the character details better. I'm definitely getting this game just to experience some different gameplay that I seemed to have missed with their last game. I just hope the story lives up to the potential.
Another game to bring friends and family over so they can sit back and watch you play. Heavy Rain is as close to a movie as games have come.
very very very very very very nice did I mention that it is very nice?
now if only it gets proper marketing...
This game seems to be doing everything it can to push the boundaries of how videogame stories are told. I don't think any of us have any real idea what we're in store for.
I have NO idea what the experience is going to be like (Haven't played Indego Prophecy since it isn't compatible w my vid card =( - stupid -_-) so i'm SO excited about this game, actually more than any other atm =D
WOW i never thought that we would get this quality and immersion, in this GEN one of the best GFX that i saw on a Console...
Are better then crysis himselfs, (Runs for the hills)
*sees a groundswell of PC fanboys and PS3 detractors on the horizon*
Quick! Hide in here! they would'nt dare enter a girls bathroom so you would be safe from those uber geeks.
dont worry. noone with a decent luggage upstairs can deny that the characters in heavy rain looks better then in Crysis. They simply do, and by quite a fair margin id say
Some of the previous screens I have seen however suggest that there are a lot of cut scenes which have higher AA than when in game, don't get me wrong I am not knocking it but whilst the facial details are some of the best I have seen the actual gameplay does not look better than Uncharted 2 or Alan Wake, some of the stuff I have seen look very blurry. Remember guys I only say it how I see it, there is no hidden agenda, and because of the type of game this is I suppose the cut scenes can be classed in a sense as being in game, but only in a QTE sense, the actual gameplay where you are in full control of the character is not as good looking as the QTE/cut scene sections of the game, but don't anyone get all upset because I think the game will be exellent and I would love to play it, and if I end up being completly wrong I will be the 1st to admit it.
From QTE to free roaming the game maintains the same visual quality, no difference. The QTE sequences maybe appearing better due to their extremely high quality animations (mo-cap) but they're seemlessly joined with the free roaming. Watch the grocery store gameplay and you'll see there is no fluctuation in visuals.
There is a graphical difference between some of the scenes. And the reason behind that is that in some scenes they render huge crowds of people, and that cant be done at the same graphical quality without out it severly hitting the framerate.
Of course there is graphical difference between scenes. Each scene is different and designed separately with different art. What do you want the same scene over and over again. You guys need to chill with the microscope. Instead of reveling in the great design and potential of the game you guys are already nickpicking every scene before you even play the final product. @tudors Please do not use Alan Wake in the same sentence as Uncharted when talking about graphics. When we see more of it that is not in a dark ass environment then we can judge after it releases. But having facial quality like Uncharted is no slouch though imo as that game is thus far the benchmark in console graphics.
Using Uncharted 1 or 2 in the same sentence as Alan Wake, in a graphics discussion is the biggest fail possible. The only way that is any where near logical would be in the following context: "Uncharted looks years ahead of Alan Wake in graphics and every other area of gaming". Please don't compare Alan Vaporware to GOTY. Alan Wake looked dated years ago. Soon you guys are going to realize that Microsoft has built a system on hype, and has never offered any ounce of quality to back it up. I can't imagine the look on your face when logic finally finds a place in your cranium.
I remember when people were saying how KZ2 looked so great, but yet other people criticized it and said the graphics were actually piss poor. They said the low lighting, darkness, and muddy colors were used to hide the crap graphics that KZ2 had. So can we say the same about every other game, cutscene, and trailers we've seen out there that are dark and devoid of any color? It only seems fair.
**IS ANOTHER PURE EXAMPLE** of how sony is proving to the haters that ps3 IS as powerful as they said it was.just think if the other 2 spes were fully used for games.no other system on the market would have stood a chance.sony just decided to use six and at least be fair to the rest.the seventh may be redundant,but if they could turn that sucka on too....boy oh boy. see this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... that was E3 2005 where sony said ps3 was the sh!t.and games like this from quantic dreams are leading the way.just like heavenly sword's acting and animation,it will be among many to come that will make the point known.... THAT IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING. people doubted bluray,doubted reliability,doubted it's ability to crunch huge numbers,doubted the Cell processor,doubted the power to produce awsome games and the haters are getting owned big time. i bought and played omikron,bought and played indigo prophecy and heavy rain is day one from quantic.
Wow. I did not see that video before and damn I miss Phil Harrison's voice. lol. Phil come back to Sony! Best PR spokesman ever.
Heavy Rain graphics seem to be very close to the quality of this demo... If I had a $2000 PC I'd be pissed right now :D
not if you need one to work.
I've never seen anything like it.
is that the story looks deep so deep story .. i am getting so hyped for this game . btw .. graphic looks awesome .
Also, if you've seen any gameplay videos, then you would probably agree that it has perfected facial animations. All of the acting is done so well, it's easy to forget that it's a video game and not a movie.
funny how you can say a story looks deep just from images :P but it certainly looks amazing and very intriguing
^ i not only can tell the story looks so deep but also the voice acting looks amazing only from these pic ..
Glad I put $5.00 down on the pre-order for it. Now to finish making the payments on it. /sigh
Shut the crap up tudors that Alan in the Dark game is not in the league of heavy rain & Uncharted 2, to put them in the same sentence is just wrong
Stop being so dam touchy, what kind of site would this be if we didn't have differences of opinion? it's a shame that every time I have a different opinion to some of you guys I have to keep explaining myself, it does not matter to me anyway because right now I like what I see on both consoles, goodness knows how many times I have said this but both consoles have taken a leap in quality recently, the price for the PS3 is respectable considering what you get for your money and the games look great, and guess what heavy rain looks great, uncharted 2 looks great, Alan Wake looks great, Halo Reach and Mass Effect 2 look great....what exactly do you want me to say? guess what? it's ok to say that the Halo reach trailer was CGI and that the gameplay will not match but not ok for me to say the same about Heavy Rain when you know we would both be right, because Halo Reach does use the in game engine to render cut scenes, but likely the gameplay will look slightly less sharp, I can accept that why not you?
Tudor, No worries, I agree with you. there are great games and graphics all around in 2010, no need of fanboy [email protected] however concerning heavy rain, there are no cutscenes. Some of the screens that were available today are blurred and not really representative of what the game will look like. Additionally so far screens are really smooth regarding aliasing so whether this is PR stuff or a feature of the engine remains to be seen. Finally regardless of the points above what sets heavy rain apart from any other game out there is the unicity of its engine. It is the only game that shows some out of the ordinary lighting techniques, shaders etc... things you would only see in pre rendered CGI. Polygon wise the characters are not that high, they are well rounded and could be up to 15000 but nothing ultimately impressive, however when you put them in the context of the environment with the quantity of objects all boasting a similar level of detail with shaders and textures of same quality, this is where it is impressive. An there is no CGI / cut scene in heavy rain. The final point is that you will not see animation and facial animation / acting on the level of uncharted 2 for the simple reason that all animations / dialogues are contextual and so they have to be recorded in chunks, out of their context. It is the main difference with uncharted where a cut scene only plays in one way and actors can go all out. It is sad but yeah, it would be great if it had that level of continuity in the expressions and animation, however I think this would need a different production process to be able to get closer to a full actor performance with stichted up sequences. Looking forward to it.
I don't really remember all of Indigo Prophecy much, but I think i recall the cutscenes in the game were all in-engine. Truly fantastic game though.
This is looking like a good game.. hope there's more to it than just QTEs.
Jesus Christ is coming soon!
IT'S LIKE SECOND COMING OF JESUS! q:
Those graphics are some of the best this generation!
wow! this looks soooo good! its like graphically uncharted 2 wise expet in a whole different setting, its amazing! cant wait to actually play the game.. 4 times :D and QTE's or not, its taking story telling to a whole new step(it has more scripting than actual movies per storyline) so even in the QTE's you know your going to be so sucked in by the story, characters and atmosphere.. immense :)
wonder how many polys per character in there
I think this might be my first pre-order of 2010...
Heavy Rain is my most wanted PS3 game.
so...this will be the best looking game EVER? (until crysis 2 comes out...=P)
looking sweet...i was a huge fan of farenheit (indigo prophecy) and everything from the storyline to gameplay was excellent, so this game should not disappoint me :)
Outside of the obvious, I'm really interested in seeing how the story holds up with the gameplay. Day one for me.
For Outstanding Acting Performances in a Video Game . . . From what Ive read and seen with these gameplay videos. This game will hopefully transcend the barrier between Films and Video Games. This game should be considered art and its technology which Quantic Dream has licensed should be used in some dimension in all future PS3 Exclusives like R2s Water & KZ2s A.I..
hey people tell what u thing i now these is no about the game heavy rain i tried to post this in the MGS4 but it did not work ok....i guest that ex-Killzone 2 developer who work on the next MGSR I THING HE wants see how good the360 is because they now the ps3 is so i guest they are trying to see how power full is the 360 is and let see how it come out and let see if they could top mgs4 graphics and if the game is on par or better than mgs4 graphics then it is possible that any game comes out for sony it could run on the 360 it might take longer ori could be wrong we will have to see.... bye people
I think people are expecting too much from the 360. The 360 is simply not capable of matching the graphics in PS3 exclusives. People should have realized this by now. The 360 is capable of great graphics but just not on par with PS3 exclusives that utilize the power of the PS3.
This game will definitely take the crown for graphics!
Holy heaven! This game looks godly! /pun intended
PS3 exclusives are only going to keep improving. No wonder N'Gai describes God of War 3's current build looking like a first-gen PS4 title.
nevermind GOW III, this looks like a PS4 release, yes GOW III is going to be awesome, but Heavy Rain is looking beyond awesome for me, now to see if game play and story are maintained to such high standards as well.
Heavy Rain is my most anticipated title for 2010. And lol @ the title of this article. I definitely agree the game is going to be something amazing.
I'm confused on the gamplay. All you do is hold down a button and everything happens on it's own? It's like the game is on rails and you just chose where the train goes.
this looks phenomenal!
more like full of BOOM ! win effin win , baby !
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