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Jeuxvideo: Heavy Rain Review

Jeuxvideo: Better presented and more homogeneous than Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain presents himself as a open book on a universe rocking quickly in horror. True interactive film or false video game? (Heavy Rain , PS3) 7.5/10

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Bodyboarder_VGamer  +   2071d ago
This is not gonna end well. L0L

Come on MGR! This is your chance! Shadow Man! You too! Strike hard!
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Anorexorcist  +   2071d ago
Oh don't worry. In due time they'll be here and everywhere else Heavy Rain gets anything less than a 9.
But as for now, they're too busy playing in the dirty ball pit at Chuck E. Cheeses.
-MD-  +   2071d ago
I'm just gonna watch.
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi_  +   2071d ago
'Jeuxvideo'(Er WHO???)would of given it a 11/10 if it was called -
'HALO Rain'!!! ;-D

Anyway...i can't wait to Play it;) Demo(on PSN)this week(i think)to!!! ;-P
II-Reaper-II  +   2071d ago
U see all the bots coming in when they see anything below an 8 from a site nobody has ever heardof,however when they see 9 and more from respected sites their nowhere to be found.Plus 7.5 for graphics,i mean come on they dont even try to hide the fact that their desperate for hits,and where do u go when ur desperate for hits?..... N4G!!!
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JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2071d ago
MAG = flop
Heavy (chic flick) Rain = Flop
PS3 2010 = Flop and no games
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Killzonegamer84  +   2071d ago
PLASTICA-MAN  +   2071d ago
I was waiting for someone
to post this review, just I want to inform you before the flamewar begins, Jeuxvideo.com is the most biased french videogame site, they like nothing especially PS3/PS2 exclusives, like the video review of MGS4, they intentionaly played the game in very very easy, and were yelling:
"Look at the dumb AI, PS3 is doomed, MGS4 is stupid!" Of course when you play the game at that level of difficulty, even if you stay in front of the guards, they won't even notice you.Knowing that when I played MGS4 in liquid normal, I was bleeding from my fingers to tell you how it was difficult, guards not giving you any rest, I answred them at that time and they responded: "Huh and in difficult modus, the guards can see through walls, still stupid game!", to show how lame they are, no one rely on their reviews, because they think they are the wisest reviewers on earth and they can criticies everything like they want, here for instance, they began playing the game with prejudice, and they repeated it in every sentence; this game will suck, it's a seven/saw refernce, this gonna suck etc etc till the end, I saw Saw and Seven and only reference to them was the cutting finger(saw), and it's not a bad thing, but when they gave 15/20 to the graphics and 15/20 to the story, and in their review they mentionned that the game contains more tha 60 chapters with many scenes and all scenes play differently each time with every scene influencing the upcoming ones, without forgetting more than 20 different endings, all I can say about them, that they rickrolled themselves, ridiculased and proved how much delusional their site is, screw them! And please never read any review coming from them, they are more biased than eurogamer!
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gaffyh  +   2071d ago
Still a good review though. 7.5/10 = Good at least, and I know how good it is since I played the demo ages ago. Can't wait till you guys get to try it out on Feb 11.
LordMarius  +   2071d ago

thanks for the clarification ;)
GreenRingOfLife   2071d ago | Spam
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DaTruth  +   2071d ago
These jerks single-handedly knocked .4 off the Metacritic score! Some @sse$ had to go and do it!

@Green: I think 9.2 Metacritic qualifies it as that. But we know you wouldn't comment in the other perfect score reviews! You've been waiting a long time to troll this game going through ten great reviews before this came up!

@Below: LMAO, you have no life and insult people for no reason in internet threads. Grow up!
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LordMarius  +   2071d ago
^^^ (not @DaTruth)
LMAO, now he is talking to himself
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YogiBear  +   2071d ago
@ GreenRingofLife
I thought your comment would be AAA but of course I was disappointed again.
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Sangria  +   2071d ago
I agree with Plastica-man, I worked for Jeuxvideo few months and the only way to describe them: A bunch of amateurs with pro resources. The site is the first video game site in France in terms of popularity but not in terms of quality.

I'd rather wait for Gamekult review. Even if GK give a 7/10 to Heavy Rain, at least I know their reviewers are trustable and they point real arguments in their reviews. Jeuxvideo.com is the equivalent of VGchartz, highly popular but not reliable.
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Information Minister  +   2071d ago
@ GreenRingOfLife
Yeah, because no game is AAA until Jeuxvideo says so.../s

@ DaTruth
I think MariusElijah was referring to Bungies' comment (Bungie = GreenRingOfLife).
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Bungie  +   2071d ago
keep in mind it's just one opinion and it's not like 7.5 a bad score
Saaking  +   2071d ago
Wow, that was a terrible review.
Marceles  +   2071d ago
"better than Fahrenheit, 7.5." lol...what the hell?
Jamegohanssj5  +   2071d ago
Elf them.

bjornbear  +   2071d ago
@ red ring of death
so jeuxvideo counts but ALL the other random french websites you complained about don't?

are you special?
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SilentNegotiator  +   2071d ago
I added a google translation version (And screwed up on titling it :P ) because babel fish translation is horrible.

Bungie/RedLightofDeath is talking to himself, lol.
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DatNJDom81  +   2071d ago
Contributed by......................
................ LMAO!!! So Yea........
Baka-akaB  +   2071d ago
Before trolls rejoice or anything like probably posted above , Jeuxvideo.com is the most ridiculed french webzine , and considered a "noobland" . Not something to do with anti ps3 ... pro ps3 ... anti 360 or pro . They just have always been failures every generations .

Most people only go there because they have an extensive database of french faqs , like gamefaqs .

AND LOL at people that can't even read french yet gives it some credit .
What's next babelfish some harsh critic from thailand ? :p
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Triella  +   2071d ago
Don't worry people
There are a bunch of other reviews from french sites :

Jeuvideopc.com : 8.5/10 http://www.jeuxvideopc.com/...

Playfrance : 9/10

JVN.com : 9.5/10
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KiRBY3000  +   2071d ago
i confirm what PLASTICA-MAN said
jeuxvideo.com is not biased all the time, they have a lot of different reviewers. BUT the guy who wrote the review (Logan) is a big 360 fanboy who loves to be harsh on PS3 exclusives.

almost a year ago, there was already plenty of people asking the website (jeuxvideo.com) not to let Logan write the Heavy Rain review because they knew he was going to just mess around... and look who wrote it. bingo.

basically in his review he's trying to make the game look like it's an "ok" game and that there is nothing special about it. he emphasys the flaws of the game to make them look more important than they really are while he just skip talking about the good parts. hate this guy.
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GreenRingOfLife  +   2071d ago
dont worry, the mods can see our IPs, and I am pretty sure they ban ppl for having multiple accounts. so since we are not banned its obvious we are two seperate ppl.
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agent027  +   2071d ago
Epic fail of a review.

Thanks for the warning Plastica.
bjornbear  +   2071d ago
^^ (red ring / obscure studio that made halo)
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pimpmaster  +   2071d ago
did anyne really expect this 'game' to get a good score? you can hardly even call it a game its more of a interactive movie. shure ill defenetly rent it but to me this game just isnt the right type to warrant a purchase no matter how good it is.
Bigpappy  +   2071d ago
7.5 is not that bad
I saw some site gave mag a 6. People with high expectations for reviews are too invested in something that is very subjective. This is only saying that some people don't really like this type of game.
xabmol  +   2071d ago
"Better presented and more homogeneous than Fahrenheit..."
Well I really enjoyed Fahrenheit and if HR is better, then it's a D1P regardless of score.
Grandmaster  +   2071d ago
@PLASTICA-MAN Nice to know lol
PrimordialSoupBase  +   2071d ago
When an exclusive comes out, retards do too. A publication can give a game 7.5 and still like it. Deal with it. You can even have a negative opinion of a game simply because of the reaction the GAME elicits, you know like how a platform has Nothing to do with it?

You're a bunch of mental cases worthy only of lols.
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randomwiz  +   2071d ago
I dont know how many of you know french culture, but from what I've studied, in French schools, they grade on an out of 20 scale. This review also graded out of 20. French schools are harsh, which is why a 15/20 is a pretty good grade in France.(from what I've studied)

if you want further clarification... they give the game's graphics a 15/20. Which may not sound like a good score to you, but in the French grading system, its a pretty good score.
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Guido  +   2070d ago
Hey look!
Another fanturd review to help fuel the Xbox fanboy hatred towards an inovative and fresh new IP. Kudos to the idiot author of this review! He sure knows how to spread chit over the net!
inveni0  +   2070d ago
Alright, fellow PS3 players and Heavy Rain lovers. Let me make something perfectly clear:

Heavy Rain is a niche game. It's something you either get, or you don't. If people don't get it, it won't score well. So, don't be disappointed with 'bad' reviews. I don't get the Halo franchise...AT ALL. I just can't understand it. The same with Gears of War. Sure, they can be fun for a little while, but I really have absolutely no interest whatsoever in subsequent releases of either franchise. Likewise, there are people who couldn't care less about Heavy Rain. When they review it, it shows.

So...DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. Grab the demo next week and THEN decide if you want more.
sikbeta  +   2070d ago

How GreenRingOfLife and Bungie could post 2 comments, 1 after the other if is The SAME PERSON with Different accounts...?


I never knew about this site, but not for that I'll dismiss this site, I'm not Shocked Either, this game is not for anyone, a good example are the MW2 kids that never in the life will going to play this game, cuz is not a FPS, so is quite understandable

No matter what, I'll buy this game, cuz I think DC made a Masterpiece and didn't ruined like with indigo/F

JANF  +   2070d ago
Finally the real reviews are coming in. 7.5 is a good score for this game/movie.
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Lifendz  +   2070d ago
Expected some sites not to appreciate the game
It's really really different. 7.5 is a good score. Maybe the game wasn't this reviewer's cup of tea. I guarentee in the end this game has a AAA ranking on GameRankings and maybe even Metacritic.
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Fishy Fingers  +   2071d ago
Well Heavy Rain was never going to please them all, although 15/20 is hardly something to get upset about.

My only gripe with the review has to be the visual score, 15/20, that seems a little low, especially when MAG received 16/20, although I suppose if you take the sheer scale of MAG into account it can be justified, but on face value it surely doesnt match up to HR.

Roll on release day.
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Elven6  +   2071d ago
Indigo Prophecy was the same way, it was polarizing but it still did enough to sell a lot of copies and gain a fanbse.
Killzonegamer84  +   2071d ago
Nothing to see here folks,
this site isnt even on metacritic.. Move along
kingdavid  +   2071d ago
LOL at some of you clowns at disregarding the review just because of the score at the end. I guess thats what gaming has come to these days...

Jeuxvideo have always been notoriously harsh. I remember when they released their early review for GTA 4 and gave it around the same score and people were up in arms.
Bungie  +   2071d ago
guess this movie aint gonna win an Oscar :)
LordMarius  +   2071d ago
ah now the bots come out
-MD-  +   2071d ago
LOL that was pretty funny comon.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2071d ago
It may win an award at the gay Oscars.
Kerrby  +   2070d ago
Jason, that was probably the lamest thing I've ever heard.

Don't expect much better from 360 owners though...
yoghurt  +   2071d ago
is this even a real review site? 15/20 (75%) for graphics.....are they hit hunting or what?
CernaML  +   2071d ago
Is it just my browser acting funny or does this website have one hell of a half assed layout that shows off a sorry excuse of HTML skills?

Edit: oh it was just the stupid translation page that messed up their code.
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Fishy Fingers  +   2071d ago
It's the Yahoo conversion, if you google the site and link to it that way it's not so messy, although it's no "looker" either way.
DigitalHorror81  +   2071d ago
The translation is so poorly done, I'd almost swear it was written by bots on a N4G forum.
Ninji  +   2071d ago
inb4 bots ignore the average score.
Ok, maybe after...It's pretty hard to be inb4 the bots these days since they are always on N4G. I guess that's what happens when you have no games.
ClownBelt  +   2071d ago
Check the contributor. Oh...I see. lol
OmarJA-N4G  +   2071d ago
LMAO! :)
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N4PS3G  +   2071d ago
Hell yeah! Keep laughing harder! It might change the score to a 10 ;)

Laugh at MAG reviews too..so they transform in to 9's!
bjornbear  +   2071d ago
i think they are laughing at you
as in...AT you...;)

no one needs to change these scores =)

the games are good and numbers don't change that, so try harder and cry moar!!!
MetalGearRising  +   2071d ago
Great review and a decent score for a QTE can't ask for more.
Anorexorcist  +   2071d ago
Here You Are!!!
Now where the hell where you in EVERY OTHER Heavy Rain review where the game received nothing less than a 9 and was touted as being something so great, it would take some adjustment to get used to other games afterwards?

Shucks, where the hell were you then? You're not just the type of pinko that goes through life with only one eye and one ear open and you don't just read and hear about the info you only want to see and hear, do you?

Well, if the helmet and the little yellow bus fits...
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edwineverready  +   2071d ago
Because of close minded people like you and shadowman.
the gaming industries will be hold back and will not innovate as quick as it would if more people supported innovative games like Heavy rain. But yeah what can you expect from a xbox360 only owner? One think you can expect is a IQ below average.
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Shadow Man  +   2071d ago
We dodge another bullet Bots
That makes 3 non AAAs this year, But we still have to dodge God of War 3 and GT5, and I promise you if successful victory is ours!!!
LordMarius  +   2071d ago
not in metacritic, too bad :P
The Iron Sheik  +   2071d ago
Maybe you would like to take a look at the 3 other AAA reviews for Heavy Rain on the main page? Haven't seen too many bots in the comments for those. I wonder why?
ClownBelt  +   2071d ago
Hey this is exclusive nonetheless. lol
damnightmare  +   2071d ago
LOL What happened to "will wait for IGN and Eurogamer reviews"?

Damn I love hypocrites xD
AliTheBrit19  +   2071d ago
First average score

Damn I hate it when reviews come in this early, still almost a month until the game, like 25 days, I want to play now :(
Unicron  +   2071d ago
How do you review a game that isn't a conventional game? I think this title, regardless of its quality, only goes to show how flawed and arcane the media's scoring system is. Sessler was right =)
gravv  +   2071d ago
is this review include in metacritics?
kingdavid  +   2071d ago
who cares? Is it gonna make you enjoy the game more of it has 2 or 3 points less?
Darkeyes  +   2071d ago

Scroll down to see the list of all the sites included in meta... I don't see this anywhere.
peeps  +   2071d ago
funny to see the fanboys jump into the only review so far to put down heavy rain. guessed they missed all the 9+ reviews?
englandsbest316  +   2071d ago
Heavy (Shenmue wannabe) Rain.
Someones cheque didn't arrive on time.

At last, a REAL and unbiased review.
cheetah  +   2071d ago
What a crap article. I have read some garbage on this site but this seriously takes the cake. These so called gaming journalists must be really bored and desperate.
KILLERAPP  +   2071d ago
This game like MAG is not for everyone I expect this game to be like assassin creed part one and get reviews all over the place with a lot of 9's, 8's and 7's all around, is up to you to decide if you like the game or not when the demo comes out...
Xi  +   2071d ago
this should've been expected by most people.
heavy rain is not your run of the mill title, because of this you'll have one set of reviewers looking at the game in the sense of a 'game' and another set looking at the game as an interactive movie more or less. Some people are going to love it, some will hate it. It's the risk of making an unconventional game, hell just look at lair and too human, they were lambasted for their uncoventional control schemes, let alone anything else.

but I stopped caring about reviews when wii versions of mario games started getting good scores.
Honestly how can a game with no story(honestly, princess kidnapped... again?), no real multiplayer (and in the case of mario galaxy, literally no multiplayer), poor graphics, and little to no replay value, get the same score as a game which features all of the above? Same goes for mag, shadow-run and online only games too IMO.

a standardized review platform could really be of use.
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Unicron  +   2071d ago
I vote for Kotakus.

This is the good.
This is the bad.
This is how much I played.
Who will like it?

Done and done. Scores are stupid.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2071d ago
It's a pretty niche title, but nobody can deny that it's unique and great at what it does. It shouldn't be rated 7.5...
ikkeweer  +   2071d ago
Reviews are 7.5 - 10
I need a demo for this.
Robaperas  +   2071d ago
It's just a french guy's opinion, just like every other review, just an opinion, who cares...
ninjagoat  +   2071d ago
French eat frogs and snails i don't trust there reviews.
Alan Wake  +   2071d ago
7.5?? heheheheheeheheh

OMG OMG hehehehehehhehehe 7.5 hehhehehehehehe

CrapStation 3 make Sh!t for owners

i hope next time send some cash for IGN & GS
Rocco Siffredi  +   2071d ago
IGN, GAMESPOT will give the same revies..

This is just antother FLOP

Sony can only pay the poor sites
Michael-Jackson  +   2071d ago
How did you manage to spell review incorrectly the 2nd time? there's two ways of spelling review incorrectly? OMG something is wrong here. Go back to School.

Sony doesn't pay for exclusive content or even reviews, there's no indication. I can't say the same for M$.
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DigitalAnalog  +   2071d ago
I'm surprised
They gave Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 a better score in graphics than Heavy Rain.

-End statement
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Mr Lahey  +   2070d ago
Reviews are politics, lets not forget that!
Just look at the ongoing debate about a decent score like this. If kids see anything but a 9 or 10/10 in a review, winds of sh**t are spread all over N4G i a matter of seconds!

This game already got 9/10 reviews from reviewers who really enjoyed it! And of course some of them will score it lower. What's the point arguing about it? As i said, reviews are politics..

I really can't wait to play it myself!
Morituri  +   2070d ago
Dude, I couldn't care less about some minor site's reviews.
Heavy rain is gonna be in my game collection...Period.
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