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G4TV | Heavy Rain Review

G4TV: Heavy Rain weaves together an entertaining thriller, an interactive presentation, and story-altering decisions. And though it shows signs of unraveling, it comes together in the end for a gripping and unique experience. (Heavy Rain , PS3) 4/5

-Alpha  +   2118d ago
I was nervous
But am glad the media understood the "experience" aspect that Cage was pushing for.

I'm glazing at some reviews that don't seem AS enthralled by the experience as others but they still appreciate it enough to give the game a high score. Games like Heavy Rain don't come around often simply because the risk is too great. Not trying to start a flamewar by any means but this is why first party studios manage to make so many risky titles-- Sony in particular recently has a net to catch these studios if they should ever bite off more than they can chew and financial failure isn't career-threatening.

I could never imagine Media Molecule setting out to make LittleBigPlanet, the idea of failing to market would be much too big.

Look at Haze-- third party exclusive that failed so hard that it destroyed Free Radical, a great studio from last gen. The resources were limited, Haze was completely generic, and they pretty much took no risks.

God I hope I don't ruin the story before purchase. I've already ruined Valkyria Chronicles and even Shadow of the Colossus back in the day so putting this game off only makes it worse.

How do you guys manage to afford so many day one purchases??
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Pennywise  +   2118d ago
I can't speak for everyone, but a well paying job does help :)
-Alpha  +   2118d ago
Eh, part time job, so it's okay. School on the other hand is the big money biter, which easily takes away my beautiful 4-digit figures... then there is the conscious of saving money, which really screws me over.

One day I'll catch up to everybody else lol.

Actually I'm more of the gamer that gets single player games from the very past. inFamous and Valkyria Chronicles are on my list, $18 for VC sounds ace, but I'm so upset that some A-hole on a forum ruined a part of the story.


Xmas and Birthday= $2000? My birthday is within a week of Xmas, so I get screwed lol.
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TheHater  +   2118d ago
How do you guys manage to afford so many day one purchases?
It doesn't help that I get $50 a week from my parents and I get about $2000 each year for Xmas and my birthday :)
Plus I live with my parents because I am currently going to college. I will have to cut back on the game spending in about 2 years when I plan to move out of my parents home.
baum  +   2117d ago
That's too low for G4TV considering they give out 5/5 like candy to every overhyped game out there. I guess they just love generic games and not innovative experiences.
WildArmed  +   2117d ago
lol i know the feeling.
I'm usually pushing 3-6 games including birthdays per year.
College takes a bit out of my budget so it's ok to go for 4 months w/o buying a game.
After march, i probably will have to wait till Nov. to buy a game again >.<
AssassinHD  +   2117d ago
How do you guys manage to afford so many day one purchases?
The answer is a six letter word that begins with 'S'.
BeaArthur  +   2117d ago man. I keep a very small library of games at any given time. Since I don't have infinite free time it makes no sense for me to have a library of 20 games I don't have time to play. The most tenured games always have a solid multiplayer. If you catch Gamestop when they are having good promotions you can get a pretty good amount of credit back.
-Alpha  +   2117d ago
@BeaArthur-- there is a MAG Deal
trade in two games and pay $10 for MAG.

I wanted to do it but I don't usually do trade ins. I like keeping a collection.

Also, the only games I ever wanted to trade in have been NBA Street Homecourt and Resistance Fall of Man.

But I never trade in games. It's really not that I can't afford the game, it's just that it's much wiser for me not to. I mean, I have money lol, it's just that there are more sensible things to put it towards.

Believe me, I would love the latest games, but I tend to be much more "controlled", especially when it comes to games like Heavy Rain. $60 for a game I can beat in 8 hours is not something I like doing. The only exception I can make is The Last Guardian. That game can be 8 hours long if it wants to, I simply cannot resist it.

@jinxstar, @unicron

Exactly my sentiments.

Hey, unicron, who do you work for?
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Jinxstar  +   2117d ago
Well I'm a firefighter and live with my girlfriend. I could afford most games day one but I choose not too anymore. Buying games like mirrors edge for 65$... While the game wasn't particularly bad in anyway I just don't think it was worth 65$... I got burned in 2008 by buying every game that even peaked my interest and got burned(Viking wasn't too bad but not 65$ worth, Far Cry 2 was pretty lame to me, Fallout I really didn't like... and between those 4 games thats what... 260$... Way too much for a bunch of stuff I didn't really enjoy. Not to mention games that I thought were ok just not worth 65$ like Assassins creed 1 or Prince of Persia) . So anymore I wait for games that I am "Meh" about to get bargain binned. All I have bought this yeah is bioshock 2. Getting heavy rain and GOW3. Other then that not too interested. Demons souls is keeping me plenty busy and steam has some great deals often enough (Psychonaughts for 2$. Trine for 5$...)

I am curious about Darksiders and it looks good but... Bargain bin will be better. Same with Bayonetta, Dantes inferno, Assassins creed 2 and mass effect 2. These games just don't interest me. Well they don't interest me enough to spend 65$ on them(ME2 I'll get on steam when there is a good deal though. Hate me all you want but look at my blog "Choice in gaming" before spamming the disagree button and maybe you'll see why I don't care for ME as a whole very much. I'll give the second one a chance but not at it's current price)...

Dunno but good score from G4 though. Very excited for this game.
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Unicron  +   2117d ago
I'm a game dev, so I thankfully can buy what I want. But now, the issue is TIME. Time to play, replay, and enjoy these titles that clutter my shelf. I will never trade back a game, and the collection is growing! (55 PS3, 100 PS2 alone)
BeaArthur  +   2117d ago
That is why I do my research, so that on day 1 I don't have to worry if I'm buying a piece of crap or not.
The Great Melon  +   2117d ago

As others have said either trade in or wait. I can't bear to let go of my games, so I fall in the latter category. I wait for games to fall below $40 before I even think about purchasing them. Bargain bins also yield good finds sometimes if you are willing to dig around. You could say I enjoy looking for cheap good games just as much as I like playing games.

@ Unicron

Same here, I have an incredibly large collection of games ranging back from the original GameBoy and the n64 to the current generation of consoles. I enjoy being able to pull out old games and playing them again. I sort of implant memories into games that I remember when I play them again.

Time is an issue with me also. Now that I am in college doing a double major, it is difficult play many games such as rpgs. They just take too long to develop the story and complete when I only have brief periods of time to play them. As a result, I relish the summer and winter when college isn't in session.
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MiloGarret  +   2117d ago
"I'm a game dev, so I thankfully can buy what I want"

Lol, priceless.
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Alcon Caper  +   2117d ago
G4TV just doesn't want to get blacklisted lol
Sevir04  +   2117d ago
@Alpha... Unicron is one of the very few Chimera that live amongst us
So be nice, or he'll eat you!!
A Cupcake for Gabe  +   2117d ago
would of thought Xplay would of given it a 5/5
this is why I hate the 5 star's either and 80 or 100...

not's not fanboys...not for ps3/360 fans the same

but still this game is going to be amazing....demo was surely awesome..
L-Teezy  +   2117d ago
my problem is TIME to play...between workin, doin stuff with wife and kid, AND.....beatmaking seems to be more of a priority than my ps3 lately :p. i still got a few games i need to finish, b4 adding more unfinished games to my library.
off the subj. tho. feel free to check out my beats on the TUBE. i do plan on gettin heavy rain though. i just cant resist ;)
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Bungie  +   2118d ago
solid 8/10 score
day 1 buy
*happy face*

thanx N4PS3G for the news , you're awesome
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-Alpha  +   2118d ago
@Too Pawned
Hope you are not referring to me.

@Dead Cell

Damn, you got me. Well it was a good run.
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Dead_Cell  +   2118d ago
Alpha is really Bungie.
WildArmed  +   2117d ago
lol it all makes sense!
Now that i think of it
Rachet and Clank was made by bungie..
and since N4GPS3 has Ps3 in it.. and Rachet and Clank is on Ps3...

so... N4GPs3 = Alpha = Bungie..
Expected release date: Fall '10.
Most epic fps adventure game ever exclusively on n4g!
TOO PAWNED  +   2117d ago

solidjun5  +   2117d ago
wait what?
I'm so confused here. How is Alpha bungie again?
Thoreau  +   2118d ago
@ alpha male ...ouch 11.60
i am finishing my degree in physical anthro, and i work 2 jobs..

one pays 10 bucks
the other pays 18.50

i go to school full time 15 credits this semester...
my make 18.50 at my night time job and my part time job is in between classes. it is all about how much you want to maximize your day. granted i am tired, but i'll get enough sleep in the grave.
WildArmed  +   2117d ago
lmfao we were just reading a Thoreau paper in class.
Actually had a paper due on 'Thinking like mountain' by Aldo leopold who mentions thoreau..
So basically we had to....
well nobody cares... basically.
Thoreau's work is interesting
_vx  +   2117d ago
Bo3 bo3 Bots fail Bots fail calling heavy tears
Yoma  +   2117d ago

Indeed :) you can keep playing your halo
YellowLightofDeath  +   2117d ago
Its funny to see people talk to themselves...
ELite_Ghost  +   2117d ago
&quot;Should&quot; you play Heavy Rain? If you enjoy a good story, then yes...especially because you get to take part in it.
guess they dont like good stories that much :S
MajestieBeast  +   2117d ago
Lol i thought these clowns could only give 5/5 with games like odlc getting a 5/5.
eagle21  +   2117d ago
BOTS will cry. :)
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YellowLightofDeath  +   2117d ago
Probably not, but only because they get to PLAY an amazing little game called Mass Effect 2 which is about 45 hours long. And not only does it have an epic story, but you get to PLAY IT. Shoot, kill, level, interact, mold characters.

Get ready to pop your popcorn, this movie should be a good watch. Make sure to watch for the QTE's thou, you dont wanna miss em.
Dellis  +   2117d ago
Its an 8 hour movie, how can you even review such a thing???

don't buy this, just watch it on YoutubeHD

I Played the demo, you can just watch all of that on Youtube

their is no need to buy this, since it isn't even an actual game

this is not worth buying, but it might worth watching.
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Karooo  +   2117d ago
clearly you dont know what you are talking about
nor have you played the demo or the previous games.
-MD-  +   2117d ago
There are.. previous games in this series? Whaaaaa?
young juice  +   2117d ago
i think he might be talking about fahrenheit aka indigo prophecy
tdogchristy90  +   2117d ago
I want to see the gamespot review, I feel I trust them the most when it comes to reviewing games.
Karooo  +   2117d ago
I know bro
Gamespot is the best review site atm.
ElementX  +   2117d ago
Definitely day 1!
BannedForNineYears  +   2117d ago
IGN gave it a 9.0.
Usually if IGN gives it something higher than an 8.8 Xplay gives it a 5.
Blah, whatever.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2117d ago
Great score!
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi_  +   2117d ago
Bada-bing!!!(Sorry i just watched 'The Godfather' on Blu-ray!!!) ;-D

xBox 360 has NO xBox 360 Exclusive Games and NO Exclusive DLC to
Conando  +   2117d ago
89 on MetaCritic and dropping. Sorry, not AAA.
YellowLightofDeath  +   2117d ago
Heavy Rain is definitely heavily falling on Meta. Now that all the paid for reviews are out, and Sony is done blackmailing, I cant wait to see this Heavy Fail.

I wonder what the real scores are for this game? You know, if Sony hadnt blackballed people into giving it good scores.
tatotiburon  +   2117d ago
day one for me...Mass Effect 2, Heavy Rain, Bayonetta, i love this year
Unicron  +   2117d ago
I weep for your wallet as well sir.
SyphonFilter  +   2117d ago
lol he posted this as if a 4/5 is bad. i bet he never posted the 7 from gamekult for dull effect 2.
Marquis_de_Sade  +   2117d ago
Now now, no need to make a fool of yourself here, the open zone exists for that very reason, run along and play with the children.
VanHalen  +   2117d ago
Demo was a let down!!!
Was let down by the demo. Didnt enjoy the gameplay and wonky controls. Shenmue was far better for me. I will be picking up AVP instead as i actually enjoyed the demo much better than Heavy Rain. I dont enjoy doing QTE throughout the whole entire game. Mix it up a bit and let the gamer actually control some movement when fighting. Very disappointed, i was really looking forward to Heavy Rain. Maybe pick it up when it goes down to $20, but definately not worth the full price tag. Just too many damn games coming out!
Danteh  +   2117d ago
lol here you have a typical 14 year old homo sapiens specimen who only wants to play fps and pwn teh bad alien guyzz!!111 :D
YogiBear  +   2117d ago
@ VanHalen
That's too bad because I thought that AVP was a train wreck personally.
Dragunov  +   2117d ago
You enjoyed AVP more than Heavy Rain?
Good luck with that, some people just need more of the same
VanHalen  +   2117d ago
Yes, i enjoyed AVP much more!
How is AVP more of the same? Its not another military based fps which i personally cant stand either! Its frikin Aliens and Predator for gods sakes! There are no games out like that, unless you count the 1 pc version from over 10 yrs ago! Believe me, i like different games to and im always up for something new as long as its good. Heavy Rain was extremely boring. I dont wanna control a bunch of cut scenes and have to read text after text then put in QTE every couple of mintues, I rather just watch a movie! That to me is pointless, it becomes not even a game. Its something else with flashy graphics! AVP for me was much more entertaining. Being a long time fan of the first 2 Alien movies and Predator, this is what ive been waiting for. Id much rather rip someones spine out from behind as a Predator than do QTE button presses and read endless amounts of dialogue. To each is own i guess. Just dont see Heavy Rain as a game. Like i said Shenmue was different and i loved that game. It was done right thats why!
YogiBear  +   2117d ago
@ VanHalen
More of the same=generic

Generic is what AVP is. The multiplayer was lame.
darkequitus  +   2117d ago
Day one confirmed
Now I just have to finish ME2 (360), Bioshock (360), S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (no chance) to finish before my copy arrives
VanHalen  +   2117d ago
Man, are you way off! for one im in my 30s and have been playing games while you were still in diapers! I like all kinds of games. just not a fan of something that doesnt seem like a game. its a movie! Im into action adventure, platforming, old school, some fps and anything else thats new and interesting. i played through the demo and it wasnt for me. graphics were the only thing this game has going for it. you wanna sit there and shake a controller up and down so your character can suck on his inhaler? lol, seriously man! this is what games have become? sorry, that aint a videogame to me. i rather go watch a movie. all i keep hearing is that its got a good story. i havent heard anything about it being actually fun to play and great gameplay. everyone is entitled to their own opinion on what works and what doesnt. to me, this just doesnt work as a videogame. no need to get your panties in a twist!
YogiBear  +   2117d ago
@ VanHalen
Your getting awfully defensive for someone of your age. A simple I didn't like it, wasn't for me would have been fine.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2117d ago
I like G4, but...come on.

The game is DEFINITELY a 5.

Why would you give it anything less?
chrisulloa  +   2117d ago

PS3 Fanboys: "BEST GAM3 EVERRR!!!!1111"
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