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Heavy Rain Demo Confirmed for February 11th (EU Store)

Mike Kebby from SCEE's PlayStation Store Team had this to say in response to a fan's concern for a demo of the upcoming drama Heavy Rain in today's blog update:

"Heavy Rain demo should be on the store on the 11th of Feb"

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NeoBasch3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

No offense to Heavy Rain, but I'll pass on the demo. I'd much rather wait and receive the full experience come February 23rd. However, I'd hope that anybody still on the fence would give this a shot. Heavy Rain is set to revolutionize the game industry. Theoretically, a new genre will be born, changing the face of game design forever. Both writing and gameplay will merge into a single narrative experience. Much akin to games like Uncharted 2, Mass Effect, and Alan Wake. My sole wish is that you guys join me in experiencing the birth of this new genre come February 23rd (24th, 25th, 26th, etc). Happy gaming.

meepmoopmeep3222d ago

me too

i can wait it out. i don't want to spoil anything for this one

Myst3222d ago

Actually that's good thinking, I'll pass on the demo as well now. I mean if it comes out on the 11th in EU at least, then perhaps either sooner or later for the US ( maybe a week apart ). Might as well just wait for the full game, but would be good for those who are weary of it still.

gaffyh3222d ago

Awesome, hopefully not too much spoilers.

SullyDrake3222d ago

Just play the first few minutes for a bit of reassurance. =)

Roper3163222d ago

I'm with you guys and want everything to be fresh and new when playing. This is my most anticipated title this year and am really hoping for an emotional roller coaster of a ride while playing.

thor3222d ago

It's not really a new genre though, it comes under the Adventure Game umbrella. Of course it does a load of things in a new way, but so did (e.g.) CoD4 and that's unmistakedly an FPS.

NeoBasch3222d ago

Most people who have played it consider it to be more than an Adventure game. From the looks of it, and based on past Adventure games I've played, they're not that alike. Heavy Rain is more an Interactive Experience. Similar to the games I listed above, but more so. There has already been talks within the media as to classify Heavy Rain as a new genre. It has similar features to Indigo Prophecy... in a way. However, it advances these concepts unto an entirely new level. The potential for interaction and control coupled with the narrative focus makes it far beyond the Adventure genre (I.E. Indigo Prophecy, Still Life, Syberia, Myst, Broken Sword, and Dreamfall). It has about as much in common with Adventure as it does Survival Horror Thrillers (more or less, depends which ones you compare). Besides, the control scheme is far too dynamic for either genres (read context sensitive).

Montrealien3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

The birth of a new genre? have you even played Farenheit? No offence but this is at most a new twist on adventure gaming as fareneit was. I have been following this game for a long time, and the studio also and they will tell you them selves that it is an adventure game.

And BaschPS3, I got to tell you, your kind of hype machine craziness for one game is what kills games for many, just wait for the game to come out and enjoy it for what it seems to be, a solid adventure game.

silvacrest3222d ago

anyone still on the fence should have played indigo prophecy/Fahrenheit by now, if not there is still time to

im not gonna touch the demo, i want to but there maybe spoilers and i want my first experience to be the retail version

NeoBasch3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Sorry, can't help it. I didn't mean for my post to sound like it was generating hype. I think that in part has to do with the ability for others to disagree and agree with a statement, making it seem like a more political. I get what you're saying, and didn't mean it to come across like that. Believe me. Heavy Rain could fail miserably still and be one of the worst games of the year. There's no way to know. I haven't played it, and doubt N4G has either.

I'm just excited for the concept: Narrative Design, which if you look it up is an emerging field. Games like the ones I listed above lend heavily to this concept. That's why I encourage others to at least try it, and perhaps even support it with their hard earned money. I'd like to see this field, and by extension the "genre" become successful. Hence my post. I really am not trying to judge the quality or build it up to be the best game ever. Far from it. I'm just excited for the potential of the game design philosophy: Interactive Experience.

It's complex, and I knew it wouldn't come across well on a site like N4G, but I couldn't help but share in my excitement. lol My bad.

P.S. Of course I played Indigo Prophecy. Matter of fact, I just played it a month ago for the original Xbox, and I have to say. IP is nothing like HR. Not at all. Trust me. Besides, IP wasn't even THAT good. Linear Simon Says does not equal dynamic context sensitive ever changing plot line with not a Game Over screen in sight. Also, Heavy Rain focuses more on a whole experience, which is what I was writing about above. Again, Interactive Experience. Plus the adult nature of course.

sikbeta3222d ago

Guys, The Demo can't spoil as much as you probably think, this game has a Heavy Story and with the Amount of thing that it can be done, is safe to try it out, but its great if you do to maintain the Excitement for the Game

NecrumSlavery3222d ago

The demo should be cut from the game, it should be what we saw in the trailer. A quick prequel that sets up the story. I don't want any spoilers, just a feel for the game and story

Redempteur3222d ago

Actually nomad soul and IP both had demos and both were good demos that didn't spoiled the final game ...
That's why i might be tempted to download this one.

Larry L3222d ago

....in a game as long as this. I've already got the game pre-ordered, but I'm still getting the demo as soon as it releases as well for a couple of reason. 1. I can't WAIT to experience even a little bit of the game. And 2. I know the control are different from everything else out there, so I want to get good with the controls by the time the game's actually in my hands.

This game can't come out soon enough.

Quick question, if anyone knows. I pre-ordered at gamestop, but they say they don't have any info on the DLC bonus for pre-ordering. I'm in the U.S. by the way. Does anyone know if I'll be getting the DLC from them when the game launches?

WildArmed3222d ago

Can't wait for the demo.
I'm in no mans land about buying HR.
So this demo will push me to the other side

badz1493222d ago

I'll eat up the demo for sure! I'm new to the genre and have never played Fahrenheit! I'm still on the fence about Heavy Rain and a demo is good enough for some exposure to the game! I don't think that they'll be stupid enough to reveal anything in the demo. afterall, story is the main focus in this game.

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FishCake9T43222d ago

Bad Company 2 and Heavy Rain = Nice

jalen2473222d ago

I will be passing on the demo since I have pre-ordered Heavy Rain.

bjornbear3222d ago

no demo thanks, but its good for people on the fence about it! =) this game is going to be the sleeper hit of Q1 2010 (not Q2 because we don't know what's coming out then!)

Pumbli3222d ago

I'll check it out then. :P

Rampaged Death3222d ago

Although it will probably be the same demo I played at the Eurogamer Expo.

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