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Submitted by TheHater 2126d ago | review

Heavy Rain Reviewed by JVN

Pros :
- Deep Sensitivity
- A masterful art direction
- Subjects never seen before in videogames

Cons :
- Some moves are a little stiff
- Other games will be insipid (hard to move on another game after that) (Heavy Rain , PS3) 9.5/10

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Agent Smith  +   2126d ago
- Other games will be insipid (hard to move on another game after that)
blitz0623  +   2126d ago
Insipid = lack of flavor/taste. 'Hard to move on to another game'. Wow! That means the story will have a huge influence on the player, and that is exactly what I expected from this game.... so why is it a con?
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LordMarius  +   2126d ago
wow cant wait to play it
randomwiz  +   2126d ago
i dont see it like that. I think they timed Heavy Raiin correctly. Its very important to have a game like that in the midst of all these online shooters.

At first I was skeptical of Heavy Rain, then I saw the story element in the game. Then I saw it as a break from MW2. Then I saw the >9 reviews, and now i'm convinced.
A Cupcake for Gabe  +   2126d ago
Man I hate sounding like a fanboy, but the PS3 always amazes me. I never know what they will do next. And that's why I am a PS3 gamer. Even with MAG's current hit and miss reviews; Sony is always looking for new and innovating ways to better the gaming experience(256 Epic Teamwork Battle Tactics). I wish more people would lay off the HATE-TRAIN and realize that this is where gaming flourishes. From Flower to God of War. Never a dull moment. And Heavy Rain looks to really tug at your heart strings. You want new interactivity with NATAL, Motion Wand, or 3D? You get it first right here with Heavy Rain, where you control the game with your "choices" and "emotions". Wow.....just....*silence*

ryano23277  +   2126d ago
@ blitz
the way I've read the con is:

at 28 I'm looking for that game that is deep beyond anything else. I believe that the reviewer has found the game that has the visuals of KZ2/UC2, has a great story like UC2/inFamous/MGS4, great gameplay like alot of games and gives you so many choices like Fallout 3/Oblivion etc.

With all that - how can you play any other game.

Sort of like how I feel at the moment, can't play any game because they aren't as good as MGS4, Bats, UC2
Anorexorcist  +   2126d ago
That Con comes across as a subversive Pro
So basically Heavy Rain is such a unique experience, such a hard-hitting visual and auditory (and if anyone here takes virtual nudity too seriously, maybe sensual) experience that it'll be somewhat difficult to lower your perceptual standards for everything else afterwards?

Damn...sounds like a day one buy for me! You don't read any reviews of people saying Halo, Gears of War, or Call of Duty will amaze and astound you to the point that it'll take some adjusting afterward to play any other game.
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SOAD  +   2126d ago
The story is going to be top notch. Let's hope the gameplay elements to become insipid themselves.

I still remember the video where the player has to pay the clown. Searching furiously through his pockets for a fiver. Those aspects of the game seem laughable to me, and unncessary to some extent. Of course, if they were removed, the game would be nothing more than film, and the player would press play every few moments, and pick different floating dialogues for his character to say.
presto717  +   2126d ago
And some ignoramuses called this game merely quick time events
This game is going to kick some major tut!!! I cant wait for it to come out. First of its kind. One of a kind.

Hellz yeah!!
gamingisnotacrime  +   2126d ago
that is a BOLD statement, in this era of over hyped franchises and reviews.
Heavy Rain, will make my wallet lighter, this game must be something special, and i dont say only because of this review, but the developer has showed a lot of heart and confidence in this game
sikbeta  +   2126d ago
Awesome, D.C. knows Best, I'm 100% sure he made a Masterpiece and didn't ruined it like with Indigo/Fahrenheit

menoyou  +   2126d ago
It brings me tears of joy to know that this game is getting good reviews. Finally an unconventional and innovative game that tries to break the boundaries of video games receiving much praise. Nothing could be better for the industry than the success of a game that doesn't play it safe with tried and true formulas.
agent027  +   2126d ago
Can't wait for this game. Another AAA title for the PS3.
ReservoirDog316  +   2126d ago
The only thing I was worried about was if the actual story wasn't good. It happens sometimes even if they got a bunch of writers to look over it. But it doesn't seem to be a problem based on the reviews.

I can't wait to play this, but I'm gonna have to. I put a freeze on all game buying for the next few months.

So yeah, pity me...
BYE  +   2126d ago
Great reviews so far!

This is gonna be the next game for me after Mass Effect 2, which kinda spoiled me and made me more picky for 2010.

Heavy Rain is the next game that will deliever big time.
PrimordialSoupBase  +   2126d ago
Proper translation of summary:

Beginning with tragedy, Heavy Rain immerses the player in a memorable story, placing them in dilemmas as terrifying as they are moving. With an emotional force that will move players deeply, it doesn't lend itself to everyone. For that reason alone, David Cage's game marks a level of maturity never before achieved in games, and for that we can only rejoice.
Guido  +   2126d ago
"Man I hate sounding like a fanboy, but the PS3 always amazes me. I never know what they will do next. And that's why I am a PS3 gamer."
I think this statement best describes most if not all PS3 owners. We like diversity in our gaming whereas the 360 owner is the war mongering fanboy that needs a shooting element in every game they play. Not that I hate FPS or TPS but some days require a little more than that and you can get those diverse games on the PS3 and not on the 360. Sure they have other games on the 360 but they are trash whereas the PS3's games differing from FPS's are pure bliss and look amazing.
gamer2010  +   2126d ago
Guido, you're full of crap. Heavy Rain is going to be a great game, but cut out the arrogant trash talking.

The 360 has lots of different types of games that are enjoyed by 360 owners. It has racing sims, flight sims, RPGs, action games, puzzle games, adventure games, light hearted family games, stealth games, and many other types of games. All of these genres are well represented and are played by many different kinds of gamers on the 360.

The fact that some of the best selling games on the 360 are shooters is no justification for your senseless generalizing. Some of the PS3's best selling games are also shooters. It doesn't mean there aren't lots of other types of games on both consoles.

Another thing is, Quantic Dream's last game, Indigo Prophecy, was on the PS2 and the Xbox and this game is a very clear extension of what they did in that game. So quit acting like Sony did some amazing thing and invented some new genre.
bjornbear  +   2126d ago
wow! =D
thats quite an affirmation...might not get the game after all =( I DON'T WANT TO RUIN GAMING xD

still, great score =D then again is a french site =P they love these types of games xD jk jk

can't wait! =)

@SOAD - for someone thats trying to be another "anti-troll" you're being quite the hypocrite.

+ SOAD died after Steal This Album.
zeeshan  +   2126d ago
This game looks fantastic. I hope for the industry's sake that it does well. We need new ideas, new genres, new type of gameplay to take gaming beyond it's current FPS stuck trend. WELL DONE both Sony and QD :)
Rockox  +   2126d ago
I'm glad to see the game is getting positive reviews. Now here's hoping it sells really well - games as different and as refreshing as this deserve to be rewarded.
Dev8 ing  +   2126d ago
I think what he means is every different game type has to involve shooter elements on the 360 to sell. Look at ME2 it's more shooter than RPG.
ThdeGreatestOne  +   2126d ago
- Other games will be insipid (hard to move on another game after that)
I would say that would be in pros IMHO.
bacon13  +   2126d ago
adult themed video games FTW. I'm very pleased this game is making such huge waves with critics and gamers. I really dug Indigo Prophecy and can't wait to get my hands on this gem in a few weeks.
The Lazy One  +   2125d ago
@"I think this statement best describes most if not all PS3 owners. We like diversity in our gaming whereas the 360 owner is the war mongering...
Was that really necessary?

Does anybody have like a story synopsis that actually gets into the conflict of the story? I am curious about the player's motivation (not spoilers). Ex. Mass Effect 2 has the collectors. Heavy Rain has....?

It can be more complex obviously, but I am curious as I have no idea other than it's a mystery that is apparently pretty depressing and has emotional morality choices.
Son_Lee  +   2126d ago
It's a con because as gamers, other games will seem inferior and inadequately irrelevant to this potential masterpiece.
Dutch Boogie  +   2126d ago
Welcome to the way i feel after playing ps3 exclusives.
CrimsonFox13  +   2126d ago
I felt that way about Uncharted 2 when I moved onto Assassin's Creed 2. This game sounds great, I hope more titles this influenced by story come out.
young juice  +   2126d ago
holy sh*t your right i did play ac2 right after uncharted 2. i was wondering what it felt a little dull, at first i thought it was because the first assassins creed was better.
Shang-Long  +   2126d ago
The 1st game I played after uncharted2 was.... Uncharted 2 lol
SniperJDC  +   2125d ago
Nice, this score has changed my outlook on this game now I'm going to have to pick this one up
MajesticBeast  +   2126d ago
second AAA game of the year first me2 and now heavy rain wonder who is gonna get that honor next.
DarkTower805  +   2126d ago
Don't forget Bioshock 2 and Dante's Inferno, but GOW3 will be the next AAA on March 16.

EDIT: Almost forgot FFXIII, a good year to be a gamer, is it not?
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A Cupcake for Gabe  +   2126d ago

March is GOW3
April is Splinter Cell: Conviction and The Last Gaurdian
young juice  +   2126d ago
bad company 2, god of war 3, bioshock 2, splinter cell: conviction. in that exact order.


bad company 2 comes out before gow3 so i would say bc2 is the next.
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XDF  +   2126d ago
Too many great games coming..
Jan: Mass Effect, Bayonetta
Feb: Bioshock 2, Heavy Rain
Mar: GOW3, Bad Company 2
April: Splinter Cell Conviction, Red Dead Redemption
May: Alan Wake, Lost Planet 2

Thank god for the $600 GS giftcard :)
Torkith  +   2126d ago
The Last Guardian is not coming out in April...
del_the_funky  +   2126d ago
Dante's Infirno, Bs2, Bc2, and the list keeps on comming
FiftyFourPointTwo  +   2126d ago
9.5? Well that explains why Bungie and co. arent here.
Dutch Boogie  +   2126d ago
lol the story and script in Heavy Rain alone is enough to create two Gears game and three Halo's.
djtek184  +   2126d ago
Yet, another brand spanking new IP is born on the playstation.
chidori666  +   2126d ago
FiftyFourPointTwo -
the bots is here disagree with you..

-3 ... ;)
4point7BillionLoss  +   2126d ago
did you leave the toilet seat up
it's so exciting ... this new IP is really exploring the human emotion ....
Dutch Boogie  +   2126d ago
Cons :
- "Other games will be insipid (hard to move on another game after that)"

That's just the way i feel after playing ps3 exclusives. LOL the 360 never stood a chance. It's best to play 360 games first or you will be depressed after playing ps3 exclusives then backtracking to 360 turds.
happy_gilmore  +   2126d ago
yeah, that's how i feel playing mass effect 2 right now fter playing uncharted 2 for months
mass effect 2 is a bland 3rd person shooter with weak rpg elements. dialogues are good, though. but the controls feel sluggish and it is jaggies galore on the pc (probably worse on the 3fixme).

but heavy rain is a genre i haven't played in years. can't wait to play this game.
Alan Wake  +   2126d ago
Sony send some cash for this Review

stupid and Cheap website LooL
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Karooo  +   2126d ago
Sony doesn't send cash
Why didn't they send cash for MAG reviews then, HEAVY RAIN is a gem, be more delusional bot, you will miss out on lots of good games this gen.

I knew when i heard of this game that i wanted this badly, its from david cage enough said.

Good to know that this game wont be nerfed by DVD and will have enough high res textures, oh cant wait to experience the graphics on my bravia :)
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Trebius  +   2126d ago
Poor little bot :)
While yo'ure waiting for Reach at the end of the year, (your only good exclusive game), we'll be playing all kinds of new IPs and exclusive releases on the PS3 ...

Cry some more baby.
mxrider2  +   2126d ago
Sony is not microsoft they dont need to send money out to get good reviews
spinbot_lv1  +   2126d ago
mhhh heavy rain only on ps3 for the others only heavy tears
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damnightmare  +   2126d ago
Great score =D

Day 1 buy for me
feelintheflow  +   2126d ago
I think this is what you will see for scores.
I think 92-96 will be the metacritic on this one. It looks fantastic and I think it will be a one of a kind type of game. I can't see anything else like it on the horizon.
XDF  +   2126d ago
Unfortunately, like Okami..
this game will be overlooked. I will get this game in the summer when I have money to spare.

A great game is a great game and this game seems like a high eighties to low nineties game when it is all said and done.
tatotiburon  +   2126d ago
nice score, after the MAG fiasco, heavy rain is getting all my attention, can't wait for this game
raztad  +   2126d ago
"MAG fiasco" hahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha

Ontopic: I'm so getting HR. I know my wife and I are gonna love it. For now going back to own some sver azzez in domination
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MajesticBeast  +   2126d ago
Is it really that much fun to drag MAG in to every ps3 exclusive article you dont see anyone else going wow that ninja blade what a fiasco that was. We are discussing heavy rain not mag go spread the mag hate somewhere else.

Back on topic: Bioshock 2 as much as im looking forward to it i dont think its gonna surpass the first 1 because it was that good. And as much as i would like to be a big daddy it just takes away the atmosphere that the first 1 had i might be completely wrong which i hope.
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presto717  +   2126d ago
Dude what exactly do you mean by "mag fiasco"?
Your comment just sounds funny.

MAG is an awesome game dude.
feelintheflow  +   2126d ago
Calm down, calm down...
I think he means the fiasco with all these sites/magazines, giving low scores after only really playing the beta, or only playing the game for a few days. You people get so worked up when someone says something that can be construed as anti-sony.
Ninji  +   2126d ago
I guess the butthurt xbots will be here soon.
Then they'll try to spin it or change the topic. lol
damnightmare  +   2126d ago

jack who
Shadow Man
Alan Wake

Edit: Whoops too late haha
-MD-  +   2126d ago
Karooo  +   2126d ago
actually can put forth good arguments though, cant say he is a bot.

Nowhere close to the retardation level.
damnightmare  +   2126d ago
Yeah, sorry MurderDolls I only put down the "absolute" stupid people

Better? lol
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baum  +   2126d ago
You should read his comment history if you think that way

swiftshot93  +   2126d ago
Agreed. Murderdolls is the fun kinda troll. Omega and MGR arent.
-MD-  +   2126d ago
@Baum - I'll win you over someday buddy ;)
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Obama  +   2126d ago
Murderdolls where's my sandwich?
awesomeperson  +   2126d ago
I would like Murderdolls a lot more if that stupid avatar got changed. I just see it and hate comes to my mind. As soon as hate comes to my mind I am blinded by it and cannot think of anything else.
ClownBelt  +   2126d ago
I thought embargo lifts on Feb. 19?
Bubbles_Kitty_Cat  +   2126d ago
They probably waive that if you agree to give the game a 9.5 ;)
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Madeline12  +   2126d ago
Embargo lifts February 10. (don't know exact time)

Magazines are allowed to publish their reviews only sites have the embargo.
nycredude  +   2126d ago
What do all fantards and haters have in common??

Answer is: Futinmouthistis
LoganX  +   2126d ago
Murderdolls actually adds humor in his/her arguements which is fun to read. Not unlike MGR and TheTruth who spouts BullS*** half of the time.
Anorexorcist  +   2126d ago
Half the time?
Yeah its more like Full-Time B.S. from those two. They never take a break.
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Alan Wake  +   2126d ago
STOP ,, what i did not hear it before!!

Resistance 2 score heheheheh Flop website
15 /20
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frankymv  +   2126d ago
I cant wait for this game
People are loving it!! Bravo Sony!!
Madeline12  +   2126d ago
Cons :
- Other games will be insipid (hard to move on another game after that)

ElementX  +   2126d ago
Glad I preordered!
JonnyBigBoss  +   2126d ago
What a great way to start the year out. Heavy Rain is going to be a beast.
tiamat5  +   2126d ago
Four good reviews so far. Looks like I am preordering this baby.
XDF  +   2126d ago
Seriously, there are only like a few reviews thus far...
and I have never heard of any one of them. I'll wait for IGN and Gamespot before deciding.

I thought the embargo is on Feb 10th?
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Lirky  +   2126d ago
When Heavy rain tech demo video i Wonder if there will be a dlc of that like the audition tech demo if theres like gameplay a mini story or spin off or something. Also the review was a french review of the game its probably no bias, since how its a reviewer thats reviewing the game based on the in depth analysis from liking and playing it or something.
bjornbear  +   2126d ago
has been rumored to give you the choice to play the Origami Killer =D just rumor though, but that would be awesome.
swiftshot93  +   2126d ago
Im relieved that voice acting isnt a con. Maybe its only a few of the characters.

Anyways, this game was always a question mark to me. It always had potential, but I just wasnt sure. Seeing it get great reviews will confirm a purchase.
Madeline12  +   2126d ago
The reviewer is French hence the game was played in French, this indicates that the voice acting in French is good.
But i hope the English one is good too.
Worst case scenario i am playing the game in French with English subtitles.
shutupandplay  +   2126d ago
Having just beaten Mass Effect 2, I hope Heavy Rain delivers another strong story. If the 9`s keep rolling in, I may just pick it up day one.
Shane Kim  +   2126d ago
You don't even own a PS3 so how is it possible? It's not that it's on PC like the 360 "exclusives".

Anyway, can't wait for this game. It seems totally awesome.
DigitalAnalog  +   2126d ago
"In this regard, it would be unfortunate (and incorrect) to summarize the gameplay of the game to a succession of QTE."
To all haters out there:

I hope you are reading that statement very very carefully!

-End statement
Adolph Fitler  +   2126d ago
While Sony keep supporting and encouraging imaginative developers to do innovative titles on there machines, they will continue to be my first choice of console. MS would have axed team Ico after Ico's dismal sales, but not Sony, they just said try again, and we got SOTC. They should have bought Clover after Okami failed.

But I must say, Sony's games like Primal, Ghosthunter, Mark Of kri, Tenchu (in the Sony music japan days) and a lot of other titles are why I love the PS brand...Nothing but the games baby. Sony probably should have strongarmed Insomniac to have a Ratchet sequel ready at launch.....but nope, they just too the massive risk and let Insomniac create a fresh, unknown title in Resistance and do there thing. Same with the WRC developers....Sony could have pushed for a WRC sequel, but instead, I read and interview where an Evolution Studios developer said that Sony encouraged them to come up with a new fresh IP, and we got the awesome MS & MS:PR.

Heavy Rain may just have to go on my Feb. list of purchases, along with my mainstream possibilities of Aliens Vs Predator and Bioshock. Another expensive month. Here I come Playasia.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2126d ago
That's why I always go with Sony also.
Ravage27  +   2126d ago
wow well said
Unlike some people, i get bored easily and constantly crave new things.
I rarely look forward to sequels once they passed #2(that's where it hits the optimum balance of polish and innovation), in fact my most anticipated game of the year is a new ip - ModNationRacers.

Anyway,that's why i like Sony's forward-thinking mindset and i'll be looking forward to 3D gaming next :)
spinbot_lv1  +   2126d ago
Ghosthunter and Primal were stunning games,man.. two of the best titles of the past generation (ps2) . both developed by Sony's Cambridge studios.
I'm very hyped for heavy rain. can't wait.I'm ready for a new gaming experience.
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The Lazy One  +   2125d ago
@" MS would have axed team Ico after Ico's dismal sales, but not Sony, they just said try again, and we got SOTC."
Microsoft probably would have just advertised Ico and it would have been successful.
ChineseDemocracy  +   2126d ago
To be honest, it sounded almost as if they had to think pretty hard about the cons
Bathyj  +   2126d ago

So good, it makes other games seem like crap, is a pretty good con to have for your game.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2126d ago
I have NEVER been this excited for a game...OR movie.

Not kidding.

Holy crap!
Sagetech  +   2126d ago
Sony literally made it rain on the haters.PLAY B3YOND
jalen247  +   2126d ago
Never had a doubt. I look forward to experiencing this masterpiece first hand come Feb. 23rd.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2126d ago
Playing it beginning to end. : )
stonecold1  +   2126d ago
paid off
got to wait getting 18+ plus version since australia does not have an 18+ on the games grab it on ebay should be in my hand by march cant wait
Bathyj  +   2126d ago
I think youre a little confused. Our version will be MA+15, but that doesnt mean its neccessarily censored.

It could be censored, but I havent heard anything about that.

If we dont hear about the game being changed and it gets MA+15 it will still be the same version as the US or UK's R rating. Thats what these polititions dont get. Most stuff still gets through our system but they call it M rated when it probably should be R. They're not protecting kids from bad stuff, they're exposing them to it.

Of course, if I find out our version is censored, I'll be cancelling my preorder too and eBaying it.
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