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Independent: Heavy Rain Review

British media giants The Independent review the highly anticipated PlayStation 3 exlcusive Heavy Rain. (Heavy Rain , PS3) -

R_1993  +   2114d ago
Why do they even bother? One paragraph is clearly not enough to review a game.
JohnTheBaptist   2114d ago | Spam
R_1993  +   2114d ago
True, but you wouldn't expect a 'media giant' to do something like that, would you?
tdrules  +   2114d ago
The Independent is a newspaper, it has one page at the back of the Information supplement.
stop thinking it's Edge
Riddicrash  +   2114d ago
What Else Needs To Be Said?
Im not disagreeing or agreeing with anyone here, I havent played the game yet, but from what I can tell it summarizes the basic premise, thats probably all that was intended!
R_1993  +   2114d ago
Anybody could've easily written the same thing or something similar by playing the demo. I just think it lacks a bit of extra depth.
ThanatosDMC  +   2113d ago
I just played the demo and WOW! This game will be something else. I liked the fist fight the most and you dont even need to talk to that whore. You can just wait and not do anything till she tells you to get out of her apartment.
BrianC6234  +   2113d ago
Don't be so ropey. Whatever that means.

I agree. Lousy review. Not even a score. Does anyone even read that site?
Szarky  +   2114d ago
"It is fair to say that you have never played anything like Heavy Rain before. Not really a game in the traditional sense, it is closer to an interactive movie where the focus is on the story and the consequences of the decisions that you make. Key to the experience is the unique control system, which makes you feel truly involved in the four characters you play as in the hunt for the Origami Killer. It is not perfect – some of the voice acting is a bit ropey – but if the idea of a gripping and genuinely grown-up game appeals, then Heavy Rain is unmissable."

There you go. That's the whole review. What a joke.
Kakihara  +   2114d ago
The independent, Twitter on paper.
drummerx2709  +   2114d ago
I guess they were too busy playing the actual game so they had no time to write a real review for it
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SourGrapes  +   2114d ago
LOL. My dad edited the Independent on Sunday and they are definitely not "Media Giants"
hardcorez  +   2114d ago
If they played...
If they played the entire game, I don't have a problem if they summarize everything nicely.
tdrules  +   2114d ago
*sees article image*
Wrathman  +   2114d ago
highly immersive and addictive
a few people in the gamerzone mentioned the 1 paragraph review was too short.but i think that summerises the game in a nutshell.and very well.and i doubt the independent has a bias to which console they prefer.

and from my experience playin the say they are bang on.i enjoyed it.i had my doubts with the controls and how they would work in this genre.but they fit and work extremely well.they dont disengage you from the game.but immerse you further into that reality.the fight scene at the begining was super intense.

graphics-wise it looks great.but i noticed at times it went from being extremely detailed to average and a bit more bland.

i wouldnt say the gameplay was totally groundbreaking.the last game i played like that was shenmue.but still,its a game for the mature audience/gamer.and a game that can release you from the daily sh1t of life for a while.

id buy this day 1 if i had a job.
ps34ever  +   2114d ago
This Game Is Really cool.Can not wait for this game
Connoro  +   2114d ago
Is that seriously it?
Yay, a British newspaper uncomfortably close to Ron Liddle wrote a paragraph about Heavy Rain. Rejoice...?
maverick1191  +   2114d ago
a paragraph for a review

i wont be going on that site again

thats appalling i know its a newpaper company but come on
fredrikpedersen  +   2114d ago
Where is the review in this- I could write something like that from watching a YouTube video or playing the demo... these guys don't know games.
divideby0  +   2114d ago
where is the review ?
how does stuff like this get accepted is my next quest
xabmol  +   2114d ago
That's all N4G does, eh?


"It is not perfect – some of the voice acting is a bit ropey – but if the idea of a gripping and genuinely grown-up game appeals, then Heavy Rain is unmissable."

Sounds good to me! Pretty much how I see the game, so far.

Personally, I'm not fond of reviews that go on too long. I get bored easily. x]
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Pillage05  +   2113d ago
Long reviews scare me away from reading them if it's a game I am anticipating. Lot of space for spoilers lol. I mostly just check scores and the pros and cons lists if available.
xabmol  +   2113d ago
LOL @ my disagrees!
Was my comment not long enough for you? xD

For me, all the HR reviews can be summed up in one word:


nuff said
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CGI-Quality  +   2114d ago
Broken link?
Link's not working for me :-(
iamgoatman  +   2114d ago
Its a newspaper, what were you expecting, a multi-paged review?
Figboy  +   2114d ago
why are people complaining about the review.
yes, it's extremely short by standard media standards, but in truth, it's more than enough to express what he/she thought of the game.

it pretty much cuts to the chase without spoiling any elements of the game.

in my opinion, a review should touch on these things:

1) The premise. What is the game about.
2) The controls. How quality are the controls.
3) The game play. How does the game play.
4) The story. How is the narrative/voice acting/sound, etc.

there you go.

most game reviews these days from many sites are so full of pomposity and pretentiousness that you have to sift through all of that BS just to find out what the writer actually thought about it.

go ahead and try it. take an Edge or Eurogamer review, and cut out the smarmy, superfluous commentary and just highlight the segments where they actually talk about the GAME. you'd be surprised at how small the review actually is. it may not be as small as this review, but it's certainly not going to fill up pages like the bloated reviews we see now are.

don't get me wrong, my reviews can be quite verbose also (like my forum posts), but i try to be as informative as possible.

also, i'm pretty sure the general reader of this newspaper isn't as into the gaming scene as we are. a brief snippet and overall "yes, it's good," or "no it's bad," will suffice. anything more and they'll probably nod off.

not everybody is as enthralled by Cell Processors as we are. :)

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