Submitted by NeoBasch 2071d ago | review

The Game Has Changed: Heavy Rain Wins Coveted Editor's Choice Award from PtOM!

"Memories are flooding our mind. A quiet, gray afternoon in the park with our son. A knock-out, drag-out brawl in the kitchen of a hooker's seedy apartment. A panicked chase across the rooftops. A gunfight in an obscenely opulent mansion. A helpless child, trapped. A muddy crime scene with a body nestled under a makeshift tent. A dingy room with hundreds of crucifixes covering the walls. A bloody axe. A cemetery. An orchid. A kiss.

"We've just finished Heavy Rain, and we can't get it out of our head.

"Without spoiling anything, we'll simply say that before the opening credits finished rolling we quite literally had to pause the game and step away to catch our breath, such was the power of the first 20 minutes of Heavy Rain. We were taken from the heights of effortless bliss to the depths of total loss, all with an impact and emotional engagement that's rare from a game, rivaling the best movies and contemporary fiction. With Heavy Rain, gaming has matured.

"Yes, we often forgot that we were controlling various characters using our DualShock-and yet there we were, making choices, pushing buttons, directly moving the narrative along with our efforts. And yes, we experienced a story delivered with more poise and maturity than we often get from our games. But we also saw some of the coolest gaming moments of this consoles generation. ... These, along with all the subtler moments, all come together to remind that no matter what, we're still playing Heavy Rain and-despite the overwhelmingly dark story-enjoying it immensely."

- Gary Steinman, Editor in Chief of PTOM (FEBRUARY 2010) (Heavy Rain , PS3) 5/5

nogolis  +   2071d ago
& in other news, they also won a wad of cash and endorsments from Sony world wide studios.
CernaML  +   2071d ago
Just when I thought I couldn't find anybody else to redefine butthurt.
snaz27  +   2071d ago
cerna ha ha ha nice one, nad too true, tho you could look at the people that have reported this article too..
you have gotta laugh tho, its really very funny, anyway im glad to see its keeping up the good reviews, and i cant wait to try this out... my mrs isnt a big gamer, she liked little big planet thats about it, oh and uncharted 1/2, i know shes gonna get into this with me, it will be good to go through the game with her... i just know the game is gonna grip me! you just gotta go into this knowing its not your average pew pew kinda game.
NeoBasch  +   2071d ago
I'm incredibly confused. Why are people reporting the story. I'm not going to change the title. The Game Has Changed was directly used in the review as a headline no less. Why the hell shouldn't I use it as a title. I fail to understand these people's logic. I fixed the description, removing spoilers and cutting the text despite there being no credible online source with full text.

Besides, N4G has always used forums as sources as a way to publish scans. The scans are the proof, which I've included in the article as well. I fail to see how this is a poor submission. Even the additional info about the Editor's Choice award is true for all those who follow the magazine. They didn't even give the original Uncharted a 5/5. They're not as lenient as some people imply.

ridiculous logic is ridiculous -_-

If N4PS3G or MetalGearRising would like to further expound on their critique, I'd be willing to listen and make the necessary changes... provided they back up their argument with logic.
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NeoBasch  +   2071d ago
An equally deserving award for an incredibly ambitious game. February 23rd cannot come soon enough. This is exactly what I wanted to hear, and if everything PtOM says is to be believed, than I think we have yet another defining game for our generation. Congratulations Cage! I wish you well in your future.
omni_atlas  +   2070d ago
This is only the beginning. DLC/ Episodes will be coming up soon, and I can't wait to see what writers can do with the Heavy Rain engine.

Btw, for those that say Sony an't advertising, check out the attached image (in Germany).

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fishd  +   2070d ago
And why this story is not on the main page?!
NeoBasch  +   2070d ago
No idea. Been wondering the same thing. Should be up there as its at 50 degrees. Maybe mods had a problem with it. *shrugs*

EDIT: 60 now. Hmmm... goes to check front page again.
Lirky  +   2070d ago
It's sad
How some gamers are not appreciating heavy rain, When the game is unique and a break from the standard of gaming rpgs,first-person shooters,and third-person shooters. But i like games that take risks because if games dont take risks then gaming would feel repeatative.

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