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Heavy Rain Review - ActualGamer

All you read me here, surely you have noticed I feel a weakness for the Playstation 3 game, Heavy Rain. From the first moment that I knew of the existence of the game and its programming, I have been acutely aware of everything what has happened around el.Cada screen each video ... all I have followed with utmost care and the truth is that the game came to my mind whenever I saw something more of Heavy Rain, and bridging the differences, reminded me of the wonderful experience that I lived to play SEGA Dreamcast Shenmue.

Well ... not surprisingly I could not resist the temptation to try the DEMO, I launched it and that his Bengal Tiger presa. I enjoyed it, the demo has more than fulfilled the expectations placed on the game, I enjoyed, allowing the expression, "a dwarf". But one thing is for DEMO and a complete set. Although the DEMO of you, a very close, the final version of the game.

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Blaster_Master2295d ago

Sony obviously wants to give the fans what we want regardless of metacritic and what the media says. I tried the demo and was not really impressed, but Sony made up for that when they gave me WKC, Im so very pleased with Sony right now. I wouldn't even need a 360 if it wasn't for ME2.

rdgneoz32294d ago

I tried the demo and I was impressed by it. Playing WKC atm till it comes out (got my GR to 7 and Georama to lvl 5).

donator2294d ago

Well ... not surprisingly I could not resist the temptation to try the DEMO, I launched it and that his Bengal Tiger presa.

Gotta love these translations!

Bathyj2294d ago

The demo was awesome. The graphics are insane as we all know, but the gameplay itself was gripping.

I want to insult all the haters right now for being ignorant, but instead I'm going the other way and reassure the people who might be fence sitting.

WARNING...DEMO SPOILERS

First of all, QTE's. The demo only had two I can think of in the whole demo, first, the fight scene. Let me clarify, went you walk up to a door and it says push up on the right stick to open, that IS NOT a QTE. Its a context sensitive control. No different from Zelda which has one button to open doors, lift clay pots, throw rocks etc.

The fight was a QTE and what you'd expect, but it was so quick and exciting. It really got my heart pumping, and if you miss one button, you dont fail the whole thing. You must have to miss more to fail outright. Great fight.

The other QTE was even better. The PI has athsmer. You had to take your inhaler from the correct pocket, shake it, and have a toke. This bit was awesome as well. I seriously got so sucked into this sequence when I finally put the inhaler in my mouth I myself literally had to take a deep breathe because I hadnt realised i was holding it. Think about that for a second. Thats the sort of immersion this game has. Thats the sort of connection the haters arent understanding. Wait til you actually start to care about the characters and something like that happens.

Now alot of the bedroom scene was like a cut scene with you controlling in between asking questions and searching the room. This doesnt make it an interactive movie. How is it any different to say Mass Effect where you have a dialouge tree? At least in Heavy Rain you get an animated cut scene where other games with similar situations might just have you reading a wall of text. In essense they are means to the same ends, but Heavy Rains method draws you in so much more. And how is a cut scene any different to life anyway? If you ask someone a question to get the answer you must stand there and listen.

As for the FBI agents scene, it was no different any 3rd person adventure game like Alone in the dark, Silent Hill, Resident Evil. I'm not talking about combat, or the horror element, I mean you walk around, you serch the area for clues, you can go up to anyone and ask one of 5 or 6 questions. In other words, its NOTHING BUT GAMEPLAY. BTW his glasses are awesome. I dont know how they fit into the story but they are a great gameplay mechanic to help you search for clues.

I hope this helped people who might have still been thinking about whether to get this or not. Its not going to be an action fest but it is going to have parts where you truely care about the outcome. If you can handle the slower than a shooter pace, then I cant see how this game can miss.

chaosatom2294d ago (Edited 2294d ago )

For example, (spoilers of demo)

1) if you hit everything perfectly in fight scene, your character doesn't get bruised. If you don't hit anything, then your character get bruised badly.

2) If you wait outside for a bit, and let the guy beat her up a bit. You see a bruise on her face.

3) If you don't do ANY of the options for a while when talking, you just walk out.

4) If you don't do the Buy her option, then it opens up a whole new set of dialogues.

5) IMPORTANT: HAVE YOUR GAMMA UP in second section, so you can see clearly, and follow the trail up the hill.

GrandTheftZamboni2294d ago

"I seriously got so sucked into this sequence when I finally put the inhaler in my mouth"
You mean you put inhaler in HIS mouth? J/K. I played that part and your "typo" is actually a great illustration of how immersive the demo is.

Erotic Sheep2294d ago

"I enjoyed it, the demo has more than fulfilled the expectations placed on the game, I enjoyed, allowing the expression, "a dwarf"."

I'm sorry but ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! Love these translators XD

Bathyj2294d ago

@GrandTheftStreetcar

Ha, I hadnt even noticed I typed that. Good spotting and you're so right.

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ALFAxD_CENTAURO2294d ago

Nice, that is a very good score.

From: Blaster_Master

''I wouldn't even need a 360 if it wasn't for ME2.''

You can play it on PC, besides with better graphics if you like.

PimpHandHappy2294d ago

and i dig it... very much a change of pace that is needed when im gaming. Looking 4ward to digging into this crime drama

Lykon2294d ago

me too , i loved the demo , i love ethan and his special scanning glove , ive changed my pic to his buttocks because they are cute

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi_2294d ago

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Trebius2294d ago

It has so many games of different genres, and not just shooters.

PS3 wins.

vyralx2294d ago

This is gonna be of the years best titles

Raf1k12294d ago

Many games that people play get talked about a lot during their time but then die down after a while and ultimately end up forgotten until someone brings them up again in a conversation.

This seems to be one of those games that people will remember for years like Indigo Prophecy and Shadow of the Colossus due to the impact it has on the player.

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