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Dear Destructoid, I disagree.

Destructoid has an article up. It attempts to discuss whether or not Heavy Rain is "doing videogames a disservice." Attempts because the author, Jim Sterling, is clearly arguing that it does. Jim adding a question mark to the end of a headline he's already answered is his first mistake.

...videogames are a legitimate work of creative entertainment. But for them to deserve that label, these types of games must exist. It being comparable to film does not change the fact that within the gaming industry, it is unique.

...Heavy Rain, while comparable to film, and perhaps even driven to be as film like as possible, is at its heart a game. You, the gamer, control the characters. You drive the story forward and affect the outcome with your in game actions.

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xxBiG_BoSSxx2906d ago

yes it's a blog and yes I'm just some guy but at least read the article first. then feel free to dismiss it or otherwise. thank you.

Cyrax_872906d ago

We all know they're just getting ready to give the game a 7/10.

Jamie Foxx2906d ago

they trash anything to do with ps3 to garner hits to their site from stupid articles like this to poor review scores,then rate 360 games highly

gaming journalism at its worst

TotalPS3Fanboy2906d ago

Isn't Destructoid suppose to be tabloid?

kaveti66162906d ago

You don't have to say "attempts" either way.

FamilyGuy2905d ago

I watch that shower/robbery scene and those QTE don't look easy. If the presses are a challenge like what I saw in that video in all their high anxiety moments then it's a game in all aspects already. The fact that it has a phenomenal story shouldn't mean it should be considered less of a game.

That Destructoid article was BS.

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unrealgamer582906d ago

destructiod's article was so stupid thought it was a joke. lol

Ninji2906d ago

destructoid IS a joke.

xxBiG_BoSSxx2906d ago

and i can't speak to whether or not destructoid is a joke, but i do feel their article was a bit misguided. Jim Sterling seemed to be having a knee jerk reaction to promo materials without considering the entire industry.

Bodyboarder_VGamer2906d ago (Edited 2906d ago )

What I don't understand is why destructoid wants Heavy Rain to be compared with other games when the focus of it, is the story! If you want to let people know that the narrative in Heavy Rain it's amazing then it is obvious for it to be compared with films and not games.

I specially liked this part of your blog: "I understand his argument, but its flawed. Mr. Sterling forgets that other games in the industry often compare themselves to their real world counterparts. Madden NFL touts its football realism."

In this day and age game's narratives aren't on par with films just like sport based games aren't as realistic as the real sport so it is only normal to use a more matured media to state which aspect are being pushed by the devs. In this case, Heavy Rain's narrative... Closer to hollywood film than any other game. You brush your teeth, you look for the kid in the mall, you chose his answers and thoughts. This is not simply going from point a to b and then watch a cut-scene because you're playing it yourself.

xxBiG_BoSSxx2906d ago

"In this day and age game's narratives aren't on par with films just like sport based games aren't as realistic as the real sport so it is only normal to use a more matured media to state which aspect are being pushed by the devs."

That was well said. Wish I had written it ;)

Gen0ne2906d ago

1: Those who are down for something different
2: and those who can't see beyond the gaming landscape they've created for themselves

A "disservice?" Don't know about that one. I'm thinking a disservice to the gamer would be loading the game into my PS3 and having it somehow blow my tv up. That's not good service. It's just a different type of game that doesn't appeal to this guy. Who's doing a poor job of voicing his opinion, with the hidden agenda of getting more hits. *shoulder shrug*

MartyMcFly882906d ago

Seems similar to my article from earlier today, posted here:

http://n4g.com/gaming/News-... (Is Heavy Rain Doing Video Games Proud?)

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