Gamekult: Heavy Rain review

Difficult to escape since few months to the Heavy Rain phenomenon: nobody played it but everybody already have their opinion. Narrative prowess for some, video game negation for the others, this inheritor of Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in USA) hasn't left anybody indifferent during its development and the ambitions of its creator may have helped push up the sauce.

Will the new Quantic Dream game finally conciliate the narrative power of cinema with the typical interactions of a video game?

* Well done intrigue
* A real influence on events
* Quite good-looking
* Neat direction
* Easy to handle

* We're often bored
* QTEs for really everything and anything
* Clumsy gameplay
* Serious rhythm problems
* Some inconsistencies in the scenario

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Bungie2754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )

not bad

* We're often bored
* QTEs for really everything and anything
* Clumsy gameplay
* Serious rhythm problems
* Some inconsistencies in the scenario

doesn't seems like a valid points, but i respect their opinion

i'll still get it, reviews wont change my mind

Cyrax_872754d ago

Can't wait to see your true side when you post in the open zone in a few minutes.

(damn, hook line and sinker, now he's got a reason to post more...)

Bungie2754d ago

i respect all review as long as they're legit
i don't care if they gave it a 0/10

i know what the developers is trying to do with HR and i like it

no review will change my mind about it, it's just one person's opinion

-Alpha2754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )

and yeah, ME2 got a 7/10?

And I thought Eurogamer was tough :P

This is a no name site anyway, but a review is a review and I'll take the content into consideration more than the score


That's some tough scores. I find it funny that this is the first time I've heard of this site-- you'd think with scores like that they'd attract more heat.

krisq2754d ago

Their HR & ME2 scores are clearly made for hits.

Aquanox2754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )

Only small french publications have reviewed this one and it's got 8.8 of Metascore (In N4G)

We'll see how it turns out when it's available for reviews outside its mother country were more objective opinions will surface.

The fact that it isn't getting Triple A status in France meta isn't very encouraging though.

THE MAX SPEED 212754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )


I LUV YOUR BLAIR AVATAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danteh2754d ago

yeah, they are very hard, I remember them

Just saying, they gave:

-Halo 3: 7
-Mass Effect 2: 7
-Little Big Planet: 7

damnightmare2754d ago

Bungie commenting first with stealth troll post

Omg I am so freaking surprised /sarcasm

Baka-akaB2754d ago

Hum @Kris and AlphaMale

You've got it wrong here .

Gamekult isnt a no name site for french gamers . And it is actually an harsh place who doesnt pose and pretend like Edge .

We do not always agree with their review , and dont have to , but they are consistant with themselves and their scoring method .

Just look at their history and you'll see that most games dont go above 8 ... only historic milestones and and masterpieces , as it should be .

Again i dont agree with their review here , but they arent being biased fools , one way or another .

Amiroo2754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )

yeah they are hard but look at pictures ! one madison is sitting in a couch ! loock at her armpit !!!! it's tunnel . and then look at the store picture see the box of fruits , it's not even 3d ! it's a picture

StanLee2754d ago

I wished people would look at the Pros and Cons and not the score. They did not dislike the game or think it a bad game and the cons seem very much in line with criticisms of other reviews.

Baka-akaB2754d ago


Most people dont even know quantic dreams is originally french based , and most sites , even the crappy dont go for that kind of "patriotic" angle .

You should just see how Cryo games were usually trashed , and righfully so by most places .

Man In Black2754d ago

You're the worst stealth troller I've ever come across. A fvcking 2 year old with severe learning disabilities could detect your sh!tty trolling attempts. Go back to your 360 and play Barbie Horse Adventures. Or has it burned your house down again?

Darkstorn2754d ago

It sounds like the reviewers just weren't right for the game. I think Heavy Rain is going to be a love-it-or-hate-it cult classic instead of a mainstream release, but we all knew that.

N4BmpS2754d ago

From to time they're just doing this to make you say"huh wtf?" whatever I never really listen to every critic I take something away from their reviews but that's about it. Some times they can be real d-bags I guess.

xabmol2754d ago

I think your little game is funny. :D

Start off as a hard core 360 troll to gain a bad rep. Then play the humble nice guy, all innocent in every PS3 article.

If I didn't know any better, I'd think that you're just another one of Why dis' alt accounts. Come to think of it, he disappeared around the same time you started gaining yer rep...

Oh, and I know you were Turn 10 just before Bungie too. ;)

bacon132754d ago

I don't buy the fact that these critics are tough reviewers, their main points seem to contradict themselves. "Easy to handle" for pros but "clumsy gameplay" in the cons? Also, boredom is strictly subjective. What's boring to one person could be amazingly fun for another. These "review" scores definitely seem garnered towards creating dissent and conversation as opposed to offering a valid and objective review of the game.

Pillage052754d ago

You guys know if you just ignore Bungie he'll go away.(or maybe just make a new account) He's more of an attention [email protected] than Kanye West, or Courtney Love, or screaming 12 year olds on COD, or pubescent 13 year old cheerleaders, or well, you get the idea.

But on point...less than a month 'til Heavy Rain!

nycredude2754d ago

WTF a 6? And ANY site, big or small, that gives ME2 a 7 is full of fail and should NEVER, EVER be taken seriously! IMO.

KiRBY30002754d ago

getting this game, collector edition, day 1.

duplissi2754d ago


why ignore him? the way he trolls sometimes just cracks me up, besides this looks like an honest oppinion from him.

Pillage052754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )


I was speaking to the 54 people whom have already disagreed with him lol.

But you're right, I used to laugh at some of the things he said, but it's getting to the point where I expect him to be comment no.1 on EVERY ps3 article. I don't understand how he get any gaming done at all, with the constantly hanging out in the pending section all day.

and apparently watches Gossip Girl now :P

duplissi2754d ago

lol he does usually have one of the first comments on pages alot...

ya bungie how do you do anything else!?

The Happy Baby2753d ago

Doesnt matter! These foreigners wouldnt know good games, even if they were slapped with one.

PS3! PS3! PS3!

snp2753d ago (Edited 2753d ago )


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Dark3602754d ago

Here comes the DROIDS...

Heavy FLOP Rain...

...Sorry DROIDS Better Luck Next Time...LOL

dtrain212754d ago

Bayonetta PS3- Sad

MAG- Sad

WKC- Sad

Heavy Fail- Sad

Sony 2010- FAIL

hanzai2754d ago (Edited 2754d ago )

keep talking losers.
that's why you have no games. :)

btw, they gave mass effect 2 a 7 and other 360 games.


it's not there losers.

Bill Gates2754d ago

"Neat direction" ???

WTF, did a little BABOON write this review....AHAHAHAHAHA

JasonPC360PS3Wii2754d ago

Looks like to me with MAG failing, White Knight and now Heavy Rain you are the one with no games. 2009 was the only year Sony had and now it's back to crap titles that no one would have bought anyway.

After Uncharted 2, MGS4, LBP, and KZ2 what else does the PS3 have over 90 and that sold over 4.5?