Tom's Games France: Heavy Rain Review

The wait is rewarded. Quantic Dream (again) serves as a lecture, taking, poignant, violent, long and beautiful.

- An immersive interactive movie filled with excitement
- Narration, brilliant characters and scenarios
- Excellent presentation
- Accurate gameplay mechanics
- Enjoyable playthrough, huge replayability
- Music is very good

The -
- Cumbersome travel
- Collisions detection
- Some stiff animations
- Gameplay that will not please everyone

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MetalGearRising3089d ago

Another good score keep it up......less of the 9's the better for everyone.

Bungie3089d ago

i'll just watch it on youtube

save me some $$$

LtSkittles3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

"Bungie - 16 hours ago

1.3 -
day 1 buy

the game looks fantastic."

I know, just trying to piss Bungie off.

snaz273089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

i wouldnt waste your time... everyone knows what these trolls are up to, they are probably just one little kid, whos mum cant afford a ps3... i wouldnt even bother with them mate seriously.

edit: the best way to piss him off is to just ignore him completely, do you notice that he drops 1 message then never posts again, no matter what people say, its cos he just sits back and gets off on all the comments about him... it really is pretty worrying behaviour but well i guess its his life.

W831SOLIDSNAKE3089d ago

Can't afford a PS3 huh? LOL

Dumb Bot

FreeFalling3088d ago

That was hilarious. I want this game, but that made me laugh xD

Your trollin' never ceases to amaze/ entertain me. :] Keep it up~

Bilbo653088d ago

Never ceases to amaze/amuse me either, hes the 1st couple posts of 50% of the articles not to mention his multiple accounts.

Go outside Bungie your a joke.

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Alan Wake3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

eheheheheheheheheheheehe AAA my Foot

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add me on Crap 3 my ID Moncacho

awesomeperson3088d ago

Ok dude, add me lolsuraloserwhoactuallybelieve dIwouldgivemypsnnameouttosomere tardtosseronn4g, I'ld LOVE to play some Uncharted 2 with you.

callahan093089d ago

Where are all these French sources coming from? Never seen any of these except like 2 of them. So many are coming out of the woodworks with Heavy Rain reviews. Weird.

ClownBelt3089d ago

I know right? Which are the ones that will be put on Meta?

Also, why the hell do they get to release their reviews first?

-Alpha3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

So many damn French websites.

It's like they popped out of nowhere overnight.

LordMarius3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

this site is not part of them

Shang-Long3089d ago

this is very true. but im not one of thos ppl :)

Sillyace923089d ago

Well the game is made by a french company, so I'd assume french publications would have more interest in it or something.

Rush3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

Most likely more to do with them giving French reviews a full review build of the game first. Which makes sense if they sent them out it will take a little longer for them to reach the people overseas.

You can't call it not AAA just because 1 review gave it 85.... Most I have seen are 9-9.5. That's very respectable indeed although am going to wait for an English review. Since the French and the British have very different views on what's good and bad.

commodore643089d ago

heavy rain seems to be carrying the flag for french ps3 patriotism.
That would explain all the french reviews so far.

Anyway, 8.5/10 is a solid score.
This game seems a breath of fresh air, even if not AAA.

Max Power3089d ago

Are you under the impression that "AAA" status is determined by scores? Because that isn't the case, it is determined by the budget, scale, and amount of freedom a dev has.

heroprotagonist3089d ago

What, are you saying that any game with a huge budget is automatically a triple A game? Obviously not. Lair and Too Human had big budgets, but very few people would call them AAA.

Either it can be objectively quantified by reviews and sales, or it is a totally nebulous and subjective term that really means nothing. If it is just down to individual opinion we might as well not use the term, because my triple-A game might be your single-A game, or worse.

I always thought that it had to do with getting generally high review scores and generally high sales. Uncharted 2 is a AAA game. Mass Effect 2 is a AAA game. But games that don't score well or don't sell well are not considered AAA games.

To be clear, I am just discussing the term 'triple-A' and I am not drawing any conclusions about Heavy Rain. I think it will be a great game and I think we just need to wait and see how the overall critical and gamer reception turns out.

DMason3088d ago

The reason for all the French review is because the developing team is French. It's beginning to worry me that all reviews are French, seeing as theres an embargo on reviews for this game for another week and a half. This leads me to believe that they're trying to build some hype leading up to the release.

As far as Metacritic goes, 99% of these sites wont be on there.

we won3088d ago

LOL I was thinking that same thing from the sites I never heard of giving this game a nine and over.

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FamilyGuy3089d ago

The breakdown is believable/real.

Killzonegamer843089d ago

"Gameplay that will not please everyone" LOL really.. So i guess this site thinks MW2 gameplay pleases everyone?

FreeFalling3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

Heavy Rain is a game whos genre has only been scratched on the surface, it's not as open to the mainstream market, so I can see why they would say that.

and yes, many people do like the gameplay of MW2. It attracts the masses actually, that's why it sold copies and copies, becoming a chart topping hit in sales and breaking all the records before it.

Parapraxis3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

A bit odd to deduct points for that IMO.
There is not one game ever made that appeals to everybody.
Maybe "Gameplay that will appeal to a more niche audience" would have made more sense.

They're talking about the tactical aspect of MAG."

...I'm pretty sure this is a Heavy Rain review LOL! Killzonegamer84 cited MW2 to make a point...which you clearly missed.

Madeline123089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

Yes really that shows their bias for a determined style of game being the norm and pleasing everyone while others don't.
Who are they to say if a game pleases everyone or not anyway ? LOL

FreeFalling3089d ago

Oh boy, I feel like an idiot. I'm multitasking atm [playing Guitar Hero] and clicked this in the interim could've worn thinking it was MAG, and looked at the comments really quickly, read that one, played a song online, looked back at the comment and saw the MW2 reference, so I assumed.

Minus my bubbles please. :]

-Alpha3089d ago

Maybe he just posted it so people understood.

Reviews are meant to aid in a purchase of a game.

He must have liked the gameplay to rate the game so high.

I've seen many "10/10" reviews that had negative things to say, so I doubt he negated any points for it, considering he wasn't talking personally and just making a general claim.

Parapraxis3089d ago (Edited 3089d ago )

Why I'm getting disagrees is baffling, do people not realize I quoted FreeFalling's original post, which he later changed?

I mean really, it's basic language comprehension and logic people.

AKS3088d ago


There isn't a single universal style of gameplay that everyone likes, especially for a game like Heavy Rain.

If a game strays from the most common, traditional setup, some may love it whereas others may not. Try out the beginning of Indigo Prophecy. That should tell you if you like this style of gameplay.

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