Submitted by Cat 1981d ago | review

Heavy Rain - ZTGD Review

ZeroTolerance writes: In a world dominated by fast-paced action games and online shooters, it can be hard to attempt something new. Quantic Dream, best known for their cult-favorite Indigo Prophecy (Farenheit) have returned to put gaming on its ear once again. Heavy Rain is a story-driven experience that takes all of the traditional ideas of what a game should be and tosses them out the window. The game describes itself as an interactive drama, and that truly is what you get. Being able to tell a story that tugs at your emotions is a difficult task, but even more so in a video game. Heavy Rain achieves this by delivering a top-notch story and an experience unlike anything else on the market. (Heavy Rain , PS3) 9/10

Syronicus  +   1981d ago
Another great score!
Kudos to QD for a great game!
Lifendz  +   1981d ago
Happy for David Cage and his team
but more happy for me as a PS3 owner in that I get to play it.
Commander TK  +   1981d ago
This game
deserves nines
Montrealien  +   1981d ago
This game is getting as well received as Indego Prophecy did, Its must for any fans of great story and adventure games.

With that said, I wont be buying it, after putting in a few hours, it just aint my cup of tea.
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Kurylo3d  +   1981d ago
not really mine either... it seems interesting and all, i just dont like the game play personally... and i hate the way u walk in this one... indigo prophecy was much easier to move around.
Shang-Long  +   1981d ago
Dependin on how it does will determine if their next game is muilt or not. I hope it does well. I don't see QD downgrading to dvd space vs the blu Ray space they can use. But at the end of the day it's about money where it should be about the fans
sikbeta  +   1981d ago
"In a world dominated by fast-paced action games and online shooters, it can be hard to attempt something new"

OMG.... Thank God, finally someone point that out, HR is a Gem not only for being Different also you have take in mind that VARIETY this Gen is Really TIGHT

Awesome Score, DC you're Made a Great Job and redeemed Yourself after Indigo/F, QD made an Amazing Job and Congrats for that

Gamers FTW!!!
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Hands Up For Games  +   1981d ago
Its about time that Developers started catering to an older audience, I grew up on Games in the late 80's early 90's and dont get me wrong Mario will always have a soft spot in my heart but Im looking for something more from my Games these days.

Heavy Rain and a few other titles (that are on the market or are coming to market) are looking at bringing in a new type of Game for the consoles and that makes me one happy Gamer :) !!
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BeaArthur  +   1981d ago
What type of games are referring too? Other than Heavy Rain which games are you talking about? I think there are a lot of games that are designed with a more mature audience in mind that are already available. Heavy Rain is pretty unique and there is nothing like it on the horizon.
Hands Up For Games  +   1981d ago
Im thinking Mass Effect, The Last Guardian, Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption and perhaps I Am alive at the end of the year. Now im not classing all these Games as similiar or that one is better than the other but they seem to be wanting to tell a story and actually tell that story in a mature way.

PC Gamers may have had these kind of Games for years but ive always been a console Gamer and to see the titles I mentioned, it makes me look forward to the way the industry is going :).
Montrealien  +   1981d ago
I have to say, I don`t see Heavy Rain as offering anything new really, Its an Adventure game, easily one of the oldest forms of games there is. And there has been many attempts in the past at bringing adventure games to consoles and there where many amazing ones, sadly they have never been huge on consoles.
BeaArthur  +   1981d ago
Hands Up For Games...oh, okay gotcha. I thought you were talking about more games like Heavy Rain.

Montrealien...have to disagree with you there. This is totally unique to the console platform. Although you are correct that this style of story telling has been around for a long time, the actual gameplay elements are totally unique from any other console game.
Montrealien  +   1981d ago
So tell me, how different is Heavy Rain when compared to games like,

Still Life
Indigo Prophecy
CSI games
Fatal Frame series
Clock tower
Broken sword
Shadow of Memories

All on consoles and mostly all well received by critics.

The only thing new and Original I see here is that people actually care about an adventure game coming out on a console. which is good, but lets face it, most people who are excited about this game, never played an adventure game in their life. Heavy rain does offer an interesting twist on quick time events, but that about it, at least thats all I noticed.
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BeaArthur  +   1981d ago
Montrealien...other than Myst, I have either never heard of or am relatively unfamiliar with those titles so I can't really say. From what I understand of the reviews and my own personal experience Heavy Rain is pretty unique. But I'm no expert so if you are saying all those games play in a very similar fashion than I am not in a position to argue. I played Myst though, and that game is nothing like Heavy Rain.
Montrealien  +   1981d ago
My point exactly.

As for Myst its mostly the way the story is told, Myst was one of the first to offer a somewhat cinematic way of pushing its story. From my experience, playing heavy rain and pretty much all of the above, it pretty comes down to Heavy Rain having a little something from all the titles I mentioned. I am a little spent from adventure games myself and I was getting that burn out feeling a few hours into Heavy Rain. I will try and finish it this evening though, it is a great adventure game and if people are enjoying it as their first one, I would have to suggest you look into some of the games I have mentioned although the wow factor of those games are lost in time, forever.
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Anton Chigurh  +   1981d ago
@ Montrealien 2.5
Come on man, you should add Snatcher to that list. I would love to see a sequel from Kojima soon
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Montrealien  +   1981d ago
hehe, yeah Snatcher was such a great game. A must play for any gaming fan.
spunnups  +   1981d ago
Hell yes, my copy should be here sometime this week!!
red2tango  +   1981d ago
I need to find money to buy this masterpiece ASAP lol
HxCGamer  +   1981d ago
rob a bank.. seems worth it
celldomceen1  +   1981d ago
I might just take off of work tomorrow so that i can play this game. This was a great review.
Jsynn7  +   1981d ago
Great score. Getting my copy real soon. OT: I know this bad of me to ask but, where's Bungie? I'm guessing he's been taking his bipolar meds so he's not going to do his usual GZ/OZ posts. I just find it hilarious when he pretends to give props to a PS3 game and he gets 100 disagrees in a minute lol
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tobebech  +   1981d ago
So sad i don't got a PS3, but so nice to see that reviewers still acknowledge that games can be about other things than killing or winning.
Miami  +   1981d ago
Great score
Day 1 for me
teenieboober  +   1981d ago
Playing it now. Great game, very cinematic but the voice acting is inconsistent and the writing is iffy. Kind of ruins the experience at times.
ShiNe-Box-  +   1981d ago
"In a world dominated by fast-paced action games and online shooters, it can be hard to attempt something new. "
I hope reviewers can acknowledge that before approaching their review of Heavy Rain.

If it's just some BS line to get me hooked into the review... then oh well it worked. XD

Are there any spoilers in the review?
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ZeroTolerance  +   1981d ago
I tried extremely hard to avoid spoilers, the story is so well written I didn't want to give anything away.
Morituri  +   1981d ago
Just finished Mass Effect 2 last night. Hoping HR offers a more engrossing experience.
I'm a little disappointed with ME2 and its lack of emotional impact, but I feel that HR could remedy that. The demo is thick with atmosphere and tension and I have high hopes for it.
WetN00dle69  +   1981d ago
Man i cant wait to get this game!
I pre-ordered mine from Amazon with Release date shipping!
unchartedgoty  +   1981d ago
great game
it deserves a 9.3
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