"It's barely a game in the popular sense of the word, but Quantic Dream's masterpiece makes groundbreaking strides in storytelling and character development, demonstrating that interactive entertainment still has a deep well of untapped potential."
gr8 score but it doesn't hide the fact this guys are crap when it comes to reviewing PS3 only titles!
it's going to be bigger than i was expecting it to be...
They get it. They understand what Quantic Dreams was doing and the direction they were taking when developing Heavy Rain. It is interactive but not a game in the typical sense. It is labeled a game simply because it is on a console but it is something completely different and it's time we get something fresh from the console world.
Zedux...are you really going to make that statement with a straight face? Let me guess, Game Informer favors the 360 right? Or maybe they just hate the PS3? Enough with the "their bias" theories. Just because you probably think every PS3 exclusive deserves a 9+ doesn't mean that they do. There is nothing wrong with the way Game Informer reviews PS3 games.
I haven't noticed anything irregular about Game Informer's PS3 reviews. The main slant they seem to have is that they tend to be FPS fanatics and tend to overrate shooters. Otherwise, they usually seem to be pretty fair and middle of the road. Most of their review scores are actually very predictable.
The Game is a Masterpiece, DC redeemed himself with HR, if you played Indigo/F you'll understand what I'm saying Gamers FTW!!!
I thought their 8.5 was low for KZ2 at the time but after owning the game this long I could see how some wouldn't be as taken with it as I was. 9.5 for Heavy Rain is an amazing score. I already knew I was getting the game day one. Now I might try to find a place selling the game early so I can play it over Spring Break.
and most games are actually very predictable too.
and when this game sells like crap, the media is going to tell the consumer how stupid they are! No, Game Informer & other media types rating Heavy Rain higher than a 6 is stupid. The Consumer will let you know how good this game is with their wallets.
What mainstream media outlet has said the consumer is dumb when a critically acclaimed game doesn't sell as well? And what constitutes "selling." Uncharted 2 is doing great numbers worldwide as are most PS2 exclusives. You can't just go by the NPD numbers. I know MS games usually do much better than PS3 games on NPD but NPD is not the whole picture. There's a whole world out there buying games. In the end, what you or anyone else care about sales? So long as a game sells well enough for a sequel then who cares? And Sony knows Heavy Rain is a different game, new IP, and might not do blockbuster numbers. Their goal is to have a diverse library of games and, personally, I love that. Take chances. Think outside the box. Give us more than another game where the chars kill aliens and curse profusely.
While I'm impressed with some of the positive reviews this game is getting, it is still begging for a demo (I'm in NA and do not have a Euro acct) or a rental (I have gamefly so will probably go that route) before I'm committing 60 smackers to it.
he's going to go to all the review threads and say something negative about the site... this was from his famitsu reply, " gr8 score again but Fumitsu has lost most of it's review power! Just check the score they gave FFXIII! HR is a must have but not because of this review!" get a life kid
Great review I really don't care for reviews nowadays i'll pass juggment on my own. But before all these great reviews were coming out for this game it was a day 1 buy already for me.
for 10 years of owning a ps2. one of the most memorable things I took from that time was playing MGS 3 snake eater. and one of the most emotional moment was when I had to pull the trigger. just one push of a button. there I was, waiting to see what will snake do, for a while, nothing, and then... my hand litterally froze.
Nix - That's what she said. TGSI
why does Heavy rain get many "review explanations"? :P
its that deep o_o
It's pretty unusual and will be polarizing in a lot of ways. I'm expecting more extreme high and low scores than most games because of this, but so far it's been getting a really positive reception from critics. I already enjoyed Indigo Prophecy, and Heavy Rain seems to have improved upon that game in just about every way, especially regarding dropping the weird supernatural story twists and the Simon Says/ Matrix battles, so I'm pretty excited about HR.
I think it was because of the early reviews with gamekult and the other one. I bet they couldn't justify or find enough valid reason their low scores and only did it to attract hits. The cons gamekult's gave the game were totally rubbish.
Hakimy...It's probably because we have never seen anything like Heavy Rain before. Even games with original concepts (Bioshock for example) can still be placed into a genre and are therefore quantifiable by those genre's standards. We have never seen anything like Heavy Rain so I think we get these explanations because no one really knows quite how to grade the game based on standard review criteria.
That is why the review system is so broken, specially this generation. They are always trying to compare a game to something else. If a FPS does not compare to Halo or COD is bad, or if a TPS is not the same as Gears of War is likely to get bad reviews. (I am using examples). When a game like Heavy Rain comes, then they don't know what to do, because they should review the game for what it is; not for what it should have, or it doesn't have. A single player game should be reviewed as a Single player game. Would it work with multiplayer? maybe yes, but it doesn't have it, so why review something that is not there?, and it is not the same as not working, because if a game should have something to work better, then is wrong. The point is, reviewers should review games only for what they are and have. Shouldn't be compared to other games, unless is completely necessary, and only then, the system would work again, because you get an informative review of what you get when buying the game.
well it sounds like he enjoyed it!i look forward to playing it my self.
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another AAA title only possible on ps3.xbox360 only owners that loved indigo prophecy (fahrenheit) are crying heavy tears
good reviews so far not that matters day1 regardless
the reviews keep rolling in and the bots well
Ok seriously you deserve bubbles ROFL
when's this game out?
yeah he's doin' ur mom ;)
knowing the reference!