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Eurogamer.fr: Heavy Rain Review

Eurogamer.fr writes: "The game of Quantic Dream has touched me, unquestionably, both as a player because he symbolizes today the culmination of a genre halfway between cinema and video game that has always seemed interesting in its intentions but rarely conclusive.The adventure game by hosting a new representative of choice. But also as thirty, cinephile at times, to which the scenario well oiled and the adult aspect of the universe but also the characters are what I eat in other media. A high score therefore, to welcome risk-taking that represents this type of production today." (Heavy Rain , PS3) 9/10

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Berserk1  +   1780d ago
Eurogamer.fr: Heavy Rain Review: 9 / 10
Eurogamer.fr writes: "The game of Quantic Dream has touched me, unquestionably, both as a player because he symbolizes today the culmination of a genre halfway between cinema and video game
that has always seemed interesting in its intentions but rarely conclusive.The adventure game by hosting a new representative of choice. But also as thirty, cinephile at times, to which the scenario well oiled and the adult aspect of the universe but also the characters are what I eat in other media. A high score therefore, to welcome risk-taking that represents this type of production today."

IT ONLY DOSE AAA GAMES.
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ToastyMcNibbles  +   1780d ago
can't wait...day one buy for me..loved indigo prophecy and i hope anyone interested in Heavy Rain trys it out to get a small sample of whats to come when this game drops
DaTruth  +   1780d ago
Never would have thunk it, but this game might take down Uncharted 2 for highest rated PS3 exclusive!

Can't believe I didn't put a preorder on this. Feeling stupid now!
BeaArthur  +   1780d ago
DaTruth...I seriously doubt it will unseat Uncharted 2. Do you know how many 100's it would have to get to do that? Uncharted 2 is the second highest rated PS3 game and the highest rated exclusive, it will not be easy to unseat. Not saying it's not possible, I'm just saying I would be shocked if it does.
die_fiend  +   1780d ago
Well considering it's got 2 9/10's that's unlikely. But UC2 is 2 good 2 surpass any time soon. This looks pretty damn good tho, Fahrenheit was quality until the very end and this game blatantly won't go mental like that did, so should be pretty incredible
-Alpha  +   1780d ago
It's a game where you push a stick and press a button. That's mostly (or all) what Heavy Rain is in terms of gameplay. Yet, it manages to capture the gamer and create an experience that seems unrivaled since something like Shadow of the Colossus.

Amazing accomplishment if a dev can do that IMO. It's evident that this is going to be a rare, unique title. HR started off as a crazy idea yet it seems to be impressing critics. I'm excited solely because this is what I look for in single player games: an experience. It's rare these days, but HR seems to be one of those exceptions.
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menoyou  +   1780d ago
Wow if Eurogamer is giving this game a good score you know it has to be good! Now let's wait for Edge to come out with their 8/10, desperate for hits, score.
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sikbeta  +   1780d ago
Awesome, HR will have the support of Europe for sure, I hope it'll the same way here in America

Gamers FTW!!!
baum  +   1780d ago
"IT DOSE"?????

I cringed
OmarJA-N4G  +   1780d ago
AAA & GOTY contender confirmed... :)

Haters got owned big time. :)
cgoodno  +   1780d ago
They definitely had a lot to say about the game. But, it seems that the reviewer was happy with the juxtaposition of cinema and gameplay that is presented with Heavy Rain.
Blaze929  +   1780d ago
Anyone know if they still mapped the walking to R2 and L2? Or was it R1 and L1?

All the videos I seen including the new shower scene the walking seems to be just like Fahrenheit where it can get annoying a few times and the character will keep turning around.
raztad  +   1780d ago
Wrong replay.
Tinted Eyes  +   1780d ago
Wasn't this game supposed to flop miserably in ratings???

Guess not :)
Maddens Raiders  +   1780d ago
It's funny -
when even trolls are forced to mix in adoration for the game, whilst they grit their teeth typing bs.
Nineball2112  +   1780d ago
Getting some really good reviews so far... I'll be interested to see what the average score is.
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sparta76  +   1780d ago
Great review!!
Now I really can't wait for this!
@ alpha male, nice jab there at heavy rain.
Read some of your comments here today..
U don't like the game I see., have u played it?
Why comment if u not even gonna give it a try?
U talk about all the fanboys but look at yourself!!
1st mag
now this game!
Give them a try., rent and see u you'll like them.
I know I'll be busy feb23!!!
-Alpha  +   1780d ago
@sparta and Madden
What are you talking about?

I appreciate HR. If you are going to make some baseless accusations then back it up.

It wasn't a jab. To my understanding, Heavy Rain is QTE-based with some adventuring.

Am I wrong? Please tell me if I am, I would love to know.

Don't give me some BS about being a troll if your comment was directed at me Madden. If you are replying to me, then reply to me directly.

You call me a troll despite not knowing jack about my gaming preferences. In fact you openly admitted that you were "ok" with me until I started making more critical comments to the PS3. Sorry I don't share the same views as you. It's funny that whenever i make a critical comment you call me a troll but your nowhere to be seen when I make positive comments about the PS3 (assuming of course that you are refering to me, if not, sorry)

@Grey Wulf

If I really care about what? Oh, and there's a criteria to be a "gamer"? I didn't know, thanks for the elitist pep talk.

You didn't even bother to answer my question.

@jmare

Ok, I didn't "know" that. I was simplifying what HR was and if it sounded condescending I apologize because it wasn't my intention

@Shang

Because he's directly called me out on being a troll before and has a problem with my PS3 comments, despite never managing to actually respond to my comments.
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Greywulf  +   1780d ago
Alpha, if you want to pretend you're a gamer... heres a tip..
Try Indigo Prophecy if you *really* care, which im sure you don't. Else you'd know already. You've had 6 years..
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DatNJDom81  +   1780d ago
What another 9??
Damn looks like the "QTE movie" as the haters say, turned out to be something great. Must be killing them inside.
jmare  +   1780d ago
@ Alpha: "It wasn't a jab. To my understanding, Heavy Rain is QTE-based with some adventuring. Am I wrong? Please tell me if I am, I would lo...
Here we go: Why is it QTE based? Because icons pop up to show you the contextual actions you have to do in order to play the game? Aren't QTEs random button presses during scripted events? The gameplay is not QTE based. You control your character and contextual prompt appear showing you various actions that you can perform.

The action sequences are closer to QTEs but unlike almost every other implementation, they are not the traditional "Press X to not die" variety. The prompts can be missed leading to different results. Every game with QTE requires the player to remain focused, where as in theory you could set the controller down during one of Heavy Rain's action sequences and the story would continue, although the outcome is likely to be bad.

Heavy Rain implements an evolution of QTEs in the action sequences. Everything else is player directed with cues as to what actions you perform.

EDIT: NO harm, no foul, Alpha. I think people get pissy because saying it is all QTE is inaccurate for one, and two, everyone hates QTEs. They kill all the fun in games by taking control out of the player's hands. I remember Indigo Prophesy and it was awesome the way you had contextual controls and the different perspectives on the same story. Unfortunately in ended up in a huge QTE that was weird as fvck. But this time it looks like Quantic dream is actually evolving the original concept of QTE and turning it into a legitimate gameplay mechanic for storytelling.

But I really think there wouldn't be as much hate for this game if it was multiplat like Indigo was.
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Shang-Long  +   1780d ago
y r u being so defenisve alpha? He didn't call u out he said *trolls.*.
bjornbear  +   1780d ago
ignore alpha
he has some strange gripe with PS3 exclusives

he did the same with MAG -_-
-Alpha  +   1780d ago
@jmare and @Bjorn
Thank you. I didn't mean to say that HR was ALL just QTE-- the fact of the matter is that that's what I've seen and that's what I've been hearing. I haven't been following the game as close as you have apparently.

@bjorn

Show me where I've had a problem with MAG. It's not my cup of tea. Is that so hard to accept? Now I've been meaning to try it based on how people have praised it, but show me where I've hated on MAG.

I criticized the fact that PS3 fans said NOTHING about the pre-embargo reviews when they were positive but when the game got a 6.8 people started getting upset and then acted as if they cared about the integrity of the reviews.

They saw two 8.0 scores and said "Wow, MAG is great!" yet had nothing to say about the actual content of the review itself, even when it was crystal clear it was written pre-embargo. But nobody said "This is just for hits, this is based off of the beta, this is dishonest".

Then, there came a 6.8 review. And then a 7.2. All of a sudden, people question the score and then bother looking into the review. Finally people understand that the review was falsely written. All of a sudden it's too early, it's for the hits, and it's dishonest.

That was my only problem. I said that either you accepted all the pre-embargo reviews since it was clear that the reviews had apparently played enough of MAG to grasp the content, or ignore them (the correct choice) and give MAG some more time. But even AFTER the embargo people would criticize the reviewers for being biased or not playing the game correctly. And then when some sites gave MAG a PERFECT score (even giving the story an 8.5 on one site, despite the game not having one) people once again dropped the detective work.

I've only based MAG off of opinions and facts about the game, and I've openly admitted that, so please don't tell me I have a problem with PS3 exclusives. Where were you when I claimed DS for my GOTY or when I gave FPSOTY to K2? Or does that fall under the preconception that I'm a "troll"?

It's funny how the mentality works around here. Act like a sheep and follow blindly what the majority say and your ok. Question something, make a fair criticism or go against the majority and all of a sudden your some kind of fanboy. Am I supposed to fall in love with every PS3 exclusive?
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FreeFalling  +   1780d ago
Don't worry Alpha
I've read your comments throughout N4G and read the ones on this one too. You said nothing wrong or flaimbait, ignore the butt-hurt PS3 fanboys just because they do not agree with you not squealing over a game that does not fit your preference.
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Arnon  +   1780d ago
@alpha
You're not supposed to not like PS3 exclusives. You're not allowed an opinion. Stop your tomfoolery.

Anyway, I wouldn't listen to the majority of the community on this site. I've bought so many PS3 exclusives just because I listened to their extreme zealous hype, and only a handful have kept my interest for more than a month.

With this being said, I'm still on the fence with Heavy Rain. I have it pre-ordered, and the reviews sure do seem to be nice, but I'm not sure if I'd honestly want to replay something like this multiple times to see a different ending.
Jamescagney  +   1780d ago
Maybe every site should give the exact same reviews, as long as they are positive towards ps3 games off course. That would be better wouldn't it? Then there would be no arguments and we could all live in a happy world filled with bunnies and sunflowers. No difference of opinion, just glowing praise shared by all.

Ahh, what a wonderful world it would be.
The-Warranty  +   1779d ago
Haters owned.
TotalPS3Fanboy  +   1779d ago
@Alpha-Male22
"It's a game where you push a stick and press a button."

Isn't that what all games are? You use the stick to move around and press a specific button to do a certain action when you want. That is not QTE. Heavy Rain is not QTE.
young juice  +   1780d ago
eurogamer, was this one of the big sites people were waiting for?

this is the lowest score ive seen for this game besides OPM.
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LarVanian  +   1780d ago
I'm pretty certain Eurogamer UK will give the same score. Edge is the one place I'm really expecting to give Heavy Rain an 8/10.
vhero  +   1780d ago
Eurogamer are known for giving ps3 exclusives lower scores than 360 exclusives just like EDGE so this is an amazing score.
darthv72  +   1780d ago
@vhero
does this mean the next 360 exclusive reviewed by this eurogamer will get an 11+?

/s

@baum: don't take it so seriously. The game got a good score. Why arent you more pleased?
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-Alpha  +   1780d ago
@vhero
UC2 10/10
Demon's Souls 9/10

GOTY: UC2

I hate these conspiracy theories. Eurogamer is just fine, they are though, a little different. They aren't "known" to give 360 higher scores as if they are fanboys. Do you have any particular case or are you just vaguely trying to imply something?

Also, this is EU France so we still have to wait for the English Eurogamer.

Still, this isn't the only AAA score HR has gotten so far.
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Cold 2000  +   1780d ago
From Eurogamer

KZ2: 9/10

Uncharted: 9/10

Uncharted 2: 9/10

Infamous: 8/10

LBP: 9/10

Resistance 2: 9/10.

The only major PS3 exclusive that got a "controversial" score from Eurogamer is MGS4 wit a 8/10.

Now tell me...HOW did u PS3 fanboys get to the conclusion that Eurogamer are biased ?

They gave Mass Effect, Gears Of War and Forza 3 all 8/10. Why isnt their any conspiracy theory from 360 fans concerning Eurogamer ?

@baum: You can check yourself on eurogamer, why would I lie about those scores ? Go ahead if you thinking I'm lieng lol.
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baum  +   1780d ago
@alpha-male: You know nothing about statistics, apparently. Exceptions Do not make Eurogamer less biased. And to the guy suggesting 360 games would get 11+: No dumbass, it's just that Eurogamer scores 360 games either in an average or above average relative to others while the opposite is true for ps3 games.
This is worse with edge.

@Cold 2000: Any links to back those claims? There are more PS3 exclusives you know. But I'll retract what I said if they are not biased (statistically speaking). I was under the impression that they were, but I guess it's only Edge. Or maybe they handed 10s to Halo like they are candy?
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-Alpha  +   1780d ago
@baum
So when given solid evidence of Eurogamer giving high scores to the PS3, you ignore them as "exceptions"?

Sorry, but that is seriously naive. In fact, that falls right in line with conspiracy theorists who, in light of evidence, will continue to fight some vague crusade (not directed entirely at you, but in general). And look, Resistance 2 and LBP even got a 9/10 according to the poster above you. Are those also "exceptions"?

LBP even got GOTY from Eurogamer.

So please, we are far from "exceptions".

Some PS3 fans make these vague conspiracy theories with the media anytime one of their games get marked down. Eurogamer is known for being tough. Not only on PS3 games but on multiplatforms and 360 games as well.

Edit: @baum below

It's clear no amount of evidence is going to convince you. You simply shrug off the proof already given without any reasoning.

What's funny is that you claim I know nothing about stats, yet you didn't know jack about the Eurogamer reviews, you admit to maybe it was just EDGE, and you ask Cold for evidence when you clearly don't know for yourself the site you criticize.

Also, Stats don't show anything about bias. If you are convinced Eurogamer is downplaying the PS3 then prove it yourself. Your bringing the case so its up to you to PROVE it. Don't shift the burden of proof, that's poor argumentation.

We've already given you stats at how some of the highest rated PS3 games have gotten equally high praise on Eurogamer, even winning GOTY. If you really think EU had some kind of bias why would they give GOTY to LBP and UC2 when in 08 they could have given it to a number of other games and in 09 when they could have given it another game as well. UC2 was a media favorite and won GOTY universally, but some sites gave it to other games. Eurogamer would have been completely justified in giving 08 GOTY to some other game and if they had a bias they surely would have. You continue to act as if EU is just biased against the PS3 despite the fact that they are tough on games in general.

Cold may be trying harder but that doesn't give you the right to continue denying the "exceptions".
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baum  +   1780d ago
LOL, get a bigger sample if you want to say it's "solid evidence". A least Cold is trying harder. You just proved tou know nothing about statistics.

Edit:

Sorry, it's been proven multiple times that Eurogamer is biased, I do not need to prove anything; you're the one that has to disprove it. And sorry but as raztad showed below, Cold failed as nobody sai Eurogamer.fr is biased; it's its parent website, EGUK whom most sound gamers claim to have spot a bias. Raztad only confirmed our beliefs once again. It's now up to yo. To find significant evidence that contradicts ours (have fun waiting for all 2010
PS3 reviews).

Also, who denied the "exceptions"? You just owned yourself by proving you don't understand how to make inference from stats (but most importantly, how NOT to). Just stop, you're embarrassing yourself.
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raztad  +   1780d ago
@Cold

Where are you getting those numbers from?

I'm sure as hell Eurogamer.NET (UK?) gave inFAMOUS 7/10. There are others Eurogamers though. Eu.pt, Eu.es, Eu.it and this is the first time I read something from Eu.fr.

@Cold bellow

Those are from Eu.fr. It's ok, not problem here but lets keep in mind Eu.NET is a different beast. They scored inFAMOUS 7/10. Dont mix things up.

@EDIT: WTF? I got a stupid disagree for stating the truth. Here you go disagree fairy

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
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Cold 2000  +   1780d ago
http://www.eurogamer.fr/art...

http://www.eurogamer.fr/art...

http://www.eurogamer.fr/art...

I'll let u check the other scores by yourself.

edit: @raztad, yeah you're right. But anyways and so what if they gave Infamous a 7/10 ? Does that make them biased ? I guess Eurogamer.fr are biased against the 360 then. I mean 8/1O for Gears, ME and Forza 3 ??

If every site that gives an exclusive a "mediocre" score is biased then that is just a completly stupid thing to believe.

In that case more than half the sites on the web are biased against the 360, I'm sure they have all given a mediocre score to a 360 exclusive or two this gen.
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Nineball2112  +   1780d ago
Cold... dude, don't lie.

Eurogamer gave UC2 a 10! :D

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Eamon  +   1780d ago
lol. Conspiracy theories, eh?

It's simple. If a website gives an exclusive a low score, the fanboys think it's being biased towards that console.

Simple as that. I remember when fanboys were upset that Uncharted 2 got 9.5/10 from IGN. And probably half of them don't even own a PS3.

--

On a positive note and going back to topic, this is a good review. Eurogamer are known to be tougher than other sites on their reviews, so to see Heavy Rain getting a good score is making me more want to get it.

Let's now await what other sites will give it.
FreeFalling  +   1780d ago
Lol, Baum
wow man, just wow.
Berserk1  +   1780d ago
Eurogamer.fr: Heavy Rain Review: 9 / 10
DAY 1 BABY
Michael-Jackson  +   1780d ago
Where's my Mediocre Score? "TheTruth2009" I think it was you who said it will get low scores? Lies... LOL
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Nelson M  +   1780d ago
What do you call a BoT in France
Le Poo Poo
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eagle21  +   1780d ago
LMAO
What do you call a BOT in the USA?

A TURD. :)
Nitrowolf2  +   1780d ago
what do you call a bot in mexico?
caca
AliTheBrit19  +   1780d ago
haha xD
agent027  +   1780d ago
What do you call a bot in Italy anyway? xD
Nitrowolf2  +   1780d ago
poppa???
LordMarius  +   1780d ago
A$$ Defect will soon be forgotten
poor bots :(
NYC_Gamer  +   1780d ago
i cant stand the 360 myself but i'll give Bioware credit for Mass Effect...Heavy Rain will be great
LordMarius  +   1780d ago
sure a$$ defect might have been good but its about to be dethrone and forgotten in the bargain bin
NYC_Gamer  +   1780d ago
Heavy Rain will change the way people view gaming....confirmed Goty
Dtoxz  +   1780d ago
What do you call a bot on N4G?
MetalGearRising (and his other 20 accounts)
xg-ei8ht  +   1780d ago
WTF the PS3 is DOOMED DOOM3D i say/s
mrv321  +   1780d ago
9/10 from Eurogamer... this is a good start.
luiti1  +   1780d ago
9/10? cmon cant you just go 1 up? :)
SOAD  +   1780d ago
I'll never understand it. I guess I need to buy this "game" to figure out why people are so hyped up about gameplay mechanics that involve pressing a button to dry your hair, pressing a button to pay a clown money, pressing a button to drink orange juice, pressing a button to turn on a water faucet, etc. Story = great. But I will never understand how anyone can sit through hours of banal tasks to understand what is happening.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1780d ago
You should play Indigo Prophecy.

It's more like Silent Hill than it is point and click.
Anorexorcist  +   1780d ago
"...why people are so hyped up about gameplay mechanics that involve pressing a button to dry your hair, pressing a button to pay a clown money, pressing a button to drink orange juice..."

Well is it anymore down the ladder of gaming interactivity than to press a button to fire a firearm, press a buttom to throw a grenade, or press a button to crouch and camp? Yes these activities may be seen as "cooler" by a certain portion of gaming society that have small attention spans, but in the grand scheme of things all we do in videogames could be seen as Banal by this point in time.

What functions can you do in shooters that hasn't been done in real-life? In real battlefields all across the globe? All throughout the beginning of time? It is all banal (read: unoriginal) when you really strip videogames down to their mechanical and pragmatic cores.

What makes certain videogames like Heavy Rain unique is that they make the player feel the uncertainty of what each action and decision is going to take them next and the resulting shifts in the storyline and its characters, good or bad, make the gamer feel proud or guilty, like if they are controlling a living world in the form of some supernatural force.
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Jsynn7  +   1780d ago
Your own little world
Your looking at it the wrong way. Your supposed to interact with the story and help it unfold. You can manipulate how the story goes and how it ends with many different possibilities. Your just used to playing hack and slash games and arcade FPSs'. You find comfort in staying within that realm of gaming that you can't appreciate something different (which is why I'm guessing you've never play games like Indigo Prophecy, Syberia, or Dreamfall: The Longest Journey). That's sad but I'm not going to knock you for it. Instead of wasting your timr hating on this game, why not try playing a game like it before you make prejudice, uneduacated remarks.

For those who are will to take a break from FPS, sandbox, and hack n' slash games, this is definitely a awesome diversion. I'm looking forward to picking this up.
bjornbear  +   1780d ago
"But I will never understand how anyone can sit through hours of banal tasks to understand what is happening."
banal to you

but fine, thats your limit, your problem.
baum  +   1780d ago
@SOAD
Please don't buy this game, it's only for mature audiences. We do not care about your opinion anyway so you don't have to play it just to prove you did and didn't like it. Hell, you're better off trolling.
nycredude  +   1780d ago
Sorry but I have to call you and all you retards who keeps thinking this way a retard. Think about it what game do you know of that doesn't need to press a button to perform a task? Don't you press a button to shoot a gun in COD? Don't you press a button to kick and punch in Street Fighter? Don't you press a button in Mass Effect 2 to talk to someone? So what is different about pressing a button now in Heavy Rain? Seriously get your heads out of your ass and just play the games. Stop hating. And Alpha and Cold why do you guys care so much? I though you gusy didn't care about heavy Rain so why are you in every Heavy Rain Article?
SOAD  +   1779d ago
I think basically calling me a hypocrite by falsely labeling me a hack n' slash gamer or an FPS lover is not the right way to respond to me.

I agree that FPS shooters are also mind-numbingly repetitive, which is why I'm more of an RPG guy. I am interested in games like Demon's Souls and Fallout 3, not for the moments of combat, which are in themselves repetitive, but for the times when I have to leverage my supplies or be stealthy in my actions, or by the conversational decisions I make in Fallout or Kotor.

This game takes banality to a whole new level. As I have said countless times before, the problem is not with the story. I think the story will be great. I trust Quantic Dream to deliver a good story, but the way in which they are delivering it is, to me, ridiculous. It's like serving a man a delicious steak on a garbage lid.

I don't understand why you guys keep telling me to play Indigo Prophecy. I did play it, and it's the same problem. There's just way to much filler gameplay mechanics that ruin the game. I don't understand why Quantic Dream wants the player to press a button to dry off the character. What is the inherent fun in that?

I'm asking you guys to question your tastes, rather than to gang up on me. I want one of you to tell me why you think this game's gameplay mechanic is good. Don't bring the story into this. The story is not the issue here.

And if you must know Anorexorcist, as much as I agree that shooting a firearm repeatedly becomes boring, it will NEVER be more boring to me than pressing a button to pour orange juice into a glass, or pressing a button to put lipstick on my character. Never.

@Baum

I don't need a suicidal prick like you giving me advice, son. And I'm sorry you cannot see the irony in calling me immature in a thread about VIDEO GAMES.
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DigitalAnalog  +   1779d ago
@SOAD
Try reading all the Heavy Rain reviews up till this moment, have you noticed something? The problems you have mentioned are none to be found in this game. In fact, you have a classic case of trolling since your "gaming" preferences/tastes are not served to you then you try to rub it in our faces why it doesn't suit you for the --> most legitimate reasons <-- /s.

-End statement
maniacf40  +   1780d ago
screw eurogamer!!! so by this score they gave, it actually means its gonna be a 10/10
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AliTheBrit19  +   1780d ago
Your mad they gave it a 9/10

Wtf?
damnightmare  +   1780d ago
They think Eurogamer and other places downrate PS3 exclusives.

Where have you been Ali haha

Great score at least =D
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1780d ago
Um...
What is SO hard about giving it a 10?

Seriously...

What the heck, people?
-Alpha  +   1780d ago
Why do you want to make it so easy?
It's clear that the game has its flaws. Have you played it?

10/10 only leads to serious criticisms and makes people question the amount of hype that goes into a review.

Also, he gave it a 9/10 and your asking for a 10% increase. If he gave it a 9.9 then I would understand, but that's a little extreme to bump a game up by 10%
FreeFalling  +   1780d ago
Aright then!
Basing off your logic, let's just give every game a 10! YEAH! Why not? I mean, what the heck people?
Fanboys are rooting desperately for the exclusive games on their console so that they can justify blind biasness, bragging rights, and their elitist attitude. Heck, they're even demanding perfect scores from sites on games that they never even played, whatsoever! Whoo!
jalen247  +   1780d ago
Great score. Its seems that the critics so far agree that Heavy Rain is an amazing gaming experience.
life doomer  +   1780d ago
I think heavy rain is like the shenmue of the west and thats a very good compliment.
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LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1780d ago
...
...and I went from 5 bubbles to 3 in a matter of hours. : (

I'm sad.

I can has bubbles?

Also...I really think people need to stop comparing this to Alan Wake.

Both will be phenomenal...but they aren't the same type of game at all! I think they'll both push the medium to new heights though.

I think films will start playing catch up in the near future. Video games have more capabilities.
life doomer  +   1780d ago
I gave you a bubble
mrv321  +   1780d ago
I went from 9 to 6 in a day and no particular comments to make that happen... I've said a lot worse and gotten bubbles for it.

I fully agree THIS IS NOT ALAN WAKE both are different and should not be compared.
LordMarius  +   1780d ago
as did I
TheBand1t  +   1780d ago
I debubbled because you're asking for them.
cereal_killa  +   1780d ago
It's funny that you lose bubbles but people like shadowman, Metalgearrising, Rocco, foreverflame, and the list can go on haven't lost a bubble in months and some have even gained bubbles.

Great score for a great game I'm going to have to check this out never played any of there other games but this one seems to be a good one to check out.
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LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1780d ago
Lol.
Thanks, guys...

To be honest with you...it'd be easy to make multiple accounts and bubble myself up...like a lot of people do.

Honor is rare on this site though...so, I like having it.
Cold 2000  +   1780d ago
great score

@below: wrong reply check above.
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life doomer  +   1780d ago
wow your good at stealth editing you troll
kingboy  +   1780d ago
Some other recent Reviews Today
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Counter Strike  +   1780d ago
9/10
FAIL
kemiru  +   1780d ago
Why? 9 is really great score.
electricshadow  +   1780d ago
@ kemiru
'Cause he's a dumb bot. That's why.
NYC_Gamer  +   1780d ago
Heavy Rain will win over alot of gamers this yr...
Antan  +   1780d ago
Great score! I`ll be delighted if it keeps getting these kind of scores...8`s, 9`..etc etc. Proves Sony where right to back Cage. Someone trying to break away from the norm should be applauded.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1780d ago
Fantastic!
divideby0  +   1780d ago
forget the numerical scores in these reviews for a moment and READ what they are saying...some of the strongest compliments and praises ever in a video game review
artsaber  +   1780d ago
Yeah...
Someone is probably keeping a mental list of anyone who may say anything positive towards the PS3 and de-bubbling them with multiple accounts. I lost a bubble, and I didn't even comment during the time I lost it. But oh well... it could've been because I mentioned playing Mass Effect 2 on my Dell XPS laptop with my PS3 SixAxis Controller... that coulda burned somebody's panties. But ontopic, not a bad score from Euro. Heavy Rain is shaping into a must buy for me.
Arnon  +   1780d ago
Very nice review. Still on the fence a little bit. Not sure how much playability I'd honestly get out of this after I've beaten it.
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Wolfgang Puck  +   1779d ago
GOTY 2010.
DMason  +   1779d ago
I bought Indigo Prophecy because I wanted to experiment something new in gaming. They really took a risk with it, and it paid off immensely. That is definitely one of my favorite games on the original Xbox. The reviews were mixed, but the game was amazing.

I guarantee Heavy Rain will no doubt be incredible. But one question: If the embargo date on reviews is Feb 11th, how are all these European sites getting theirs out so early? I'd be interested in seeing what the stateside reviewers have to say about this game.

And please, I beg you please, do not shout conspiracy if US reviewers feel different about this game. It's not everyones cup of tea, but it surely is mine.
DigitalAnalog  +   1779d ago
Biased or Not...
You can't deny the quality of PS3's exclusives.

-End statement
Madeline12  +   1779d ago
I expect scores equal if not higher then this from the other Countries's Eurogamer
level 360  +   1779d ago
I hope the story doesn't disappoint because having seen a few game play video samples, it looks absolutely stunning and quite engrossing..

..as for the lady in the game Madison Paige, she looks like a mix of Sharlene Spiteri of ( Texas - pop band ) and main character in Jaquie Brown Diaries.

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