Submitted by skynidas 1622d ago | review

IGN UK: Heavy Rain Review

IGN UK writes: "For all Quantic Dreams' talk of action and consequence, it's probably Heavy Rain's least impressive achievement. Much like last year's Uncharted 2, it's the game's astonishing presentation and assured sense of narrative that captivates most. Unlike Uncharted though, it's idiosyncratic, unfamiliar - not to mention utterly pessimistic - and a much tougher recommendation as a result. Despite that, Heavy Rain's undoubtedly a sophisticated, fearless and often remarkable piece of entertainment. As a game it's not always successful but, as an experience, it's absolutely unforgettable". (Heavy Rain , PS3) 9/10

Hanif-876  +   1622d ago
Heavy Rain is gonna kick ass day 1 purchase confirmed :-)
SL1M DADDY  +   1622d ago
Glad to see it getting good reviews.
Especially since some folks have the audacity to mock the game for its clever style of game play. In the end, it is a mature game for mature gamers. Kudos!
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raztad  +   1622d ago
Bungie sounds butthurt :D. come on Bungie, life is more than just waiting for reviews of PS3 exclusives.

"As a game it's not always successful but, as an experience, it's absolutely unforgettable".

I need to share such experience with my wife.
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Jamie Foxx  +   1622d ago
wait till you read notorious 'i hate ps3' jim sterlings review from destructoid
he actually said in a blog BEFORE he even played heavy rain that he will give it below an 8 yet he was still allowed to review the game? destructoid are toilet

on topic good score FDP
LordMarius  +   1622d ago
no thanks Im not reading that desperate attempt for hits they call a review same with Games Radar

they bought Heavy Rain down to a 90 on metacritc
which is still an awesome score :D
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kaveti6616  +   1622d ago
Hopefully, Heavy Rain retains what we call a AAA rating on Metacritic. Not that I care, because I've decided to purchase the game already, but I am aware that the 360 fanboys are going to chime in that none of the PS3 exclusives so far are AAA whereas Mass Effect 2 (not an exclusive) is. Again, not that I care, but I just don't want to have to read those comments on N4G.
BeaArthur  +   1622d ago
No you shouldn't care. I have always been confused by people being obsessed with keeping a high meta score rating. It really doesn't matter what the meta score rating is, it should only be used to determine whether to buy a game. It shouldn't be used for bragging rights.
kaveti6616  +   1622d ago
Did you understand what I was saying?

If this game doesn't retain a AAA metascore, the 360 fanboys won't shut up for a month.

I only care about the score in so far as not having to read flamebait comments from the fanboys.
-Alpha  +   1622d ago
It most likely will get a low 90 or high 80
Personally, if an xbox fanboy tries to claim ownage over an 88 average I will only laugh at the pettiness of it.

Cone on, if 360 fanboys can't make fun of a great game for being bad then they will try to make fun of a great game for not being even greater? I doubt they'd try. Granted some PS3 fanboys are prone to "OMG, BEST EXPERIENCE EVER" so only those idiots who hype PS3 games to the heavens would bother arguing back anyway.
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BeaArthur  +   1622d ago
kaveti6616....the thing is though, that is why you have to read the flame bait, because you allow them to get to you. I understand not wanting to hear it from any fanboy but they aren't like the rest of us. Although they may be capable of using logical they choose not to and instead try to do whatever they can to get a reaction out of you. It's very much like dealing with an annoying 5 year old. A fanboy is always going to have something to say (even when they make no sense at all) regardless of what the meta score is. If HR received a meta of 98 then the fanboys would just say that "reviewers = fail, gave a QTE movie a high score". They don't make logical arguments therefore you can't shut them up, it's impossible.
Dutch Boogie  +   1622d ago
"Quantic Dream crafted the top game of 2010, thus far. It'll be hard to be interested in a game's story again after experiencing this gem."


- Examiner.com

I say day friken 1 biatches.
redsquad  +   1622d ago
Wow, strong praise indeed. I look forward to reading their full write-up.
And 'day 1' definately - Had mine set aside for months now!
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BeaArthur  +   1622d ago
Impressive score, I think IGN UK tends to be kind of harsh most of the time.
Gandalf  +   1622d ago
Just as planned.
coolcole93  +   1622d ago
inb4 Bungie trolling
Bungie  +   1622d ago
Hi :)

if saying "good to see the game is getting decent reviews everywhere " considered trolling

then you won't like me when i troll for real , stop being soo sensitive
ELite_Ghost  +   1622d ago
why are u a chick?

is bungie just a b1tch on her period?
Oner  +   1622d ago
No, just a p@$$y.
unrealgamer58  +   1622d ago
@ Bungie
Be honest, you came in here to make a troll comment so people could disagree with you. Because you get no attention at home, am I in the ballpark Hermaphrodite?
Dutch Boogie  +   1622d ago
The story and 1200 page script is enough to create three 360 games lol. New graphics king on consoles by far. The smart gamers with HDTV's know what i'm talking about.

ps - Xbots needn't apply.
KilZoneGeneralStrife  +   1622d ago
I find it funny,people said "the ps3 is pathetic.all it has is sequels,MGS,gran turismo, tekken 6 BAH!"
Funny..how the tables have turned...Heavy Rain day1 for me.I wont download the demo.I want this game.
Aquarius  +   1622d ago
lh_swe  +   1622d ago
Here are a couple of games I'd like to bring to your attention.
Mass Effect 1&2, Gears 1&2, Crackdown, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, Forza 3, Fable 2, PGR4 etc all great and your biased little voice isn't going to put a dent in the critical acclaim and success of these games.

On a side note I like the PS3 more so don't try to play that hand. Realise that preference is a subjective thing and people have different opinions, there is no right and wrong in this battle.
Trebius  +   1622d ago
Im pretty sure he meant to say 360 has no good EXCLUSIVE games.
All those are on PC except for like 1. lol
lh_swe  +   1622d ago
Haha, Wrong!Gears 2 isn't, fable 2 isn't,PGR4 isn't & Crackdown isn't and just look at all the XBLA titles that aren't.

Here are a couple more;

Forza 2
Dead Rising
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Dead or Alive 4
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Lost Odyssey
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Splosion man
Shadown Complex
etc etc...
JonnyBigBoss  +   1622d ago
It's very nice to see both IGN US and IGN UK love this unique title.
mp1289  +   1622d ago
9.5 on graphics? what more do they want?
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1622d ago
I have read that there is a (minor) level of disparity between the character models and the environmental detail, personally I think it looks a stunning game, but I also hate to see reviewers dish out perfect 10s.
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi_  +   1622d ago
Don't worry ChavBots&ModBots...
...you got...Micro$oft's x10 Show tomorrow(i think)to keep you busy!!! ;-D
Let's hope you get some REAL Exclusives(i.e not on P.C to games that i can play) ;-D
Michael-Jackson  +   1622d ago
Sorry Botts...ermm what do I C here???
Bots got OWNED!!!
blair_enigma  +   1622d ago
ask QD
hey any1 know how to get a hold of QD? they're very quiet nowadays before release, why is that? they should update whatever you know..?! some1 itnerveiw them! journalists any1?
Marquis_de_Sade  +   1622d ago
I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on this game, looks stunning, with a storyline to match by the sound of it.

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