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Submitted by Bungie 1600d ago | review

Teletext : Heavy Rain Review

Scenes are often made more confusing because you don't know something the character clearly does and the twist ending hinges entirely on the fact that you don't really know anything about them and are never in full control.

You aren't playing the game, the game is playing you. (Heavy Rain , PS3) 4/10

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Parapraxis  +   1600d ago
teletext.co.uk needs to go away.
Bungie  +   1600d ago
why?

they're very reliable and not bias

@gaffyh

you guys act like everybody hates the ps3 but when a game get a 10 it's all cool ,no need to get defensive the review is just 1 man's opinion
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gaffyh  +   1600d ago
@Bungie - you forgot to add, "if they are reviewing a 360 game" to the end of that sentence.

Teletext are overly harsh to any PS3 games, I mean 4/10, WTF, when every other site gives the game 9+ and one site gives it 4/10, I think it's safe to assume that they are biased.

Edit: You only have to look at their other reviews of PS3 exclusives to see that they are too harsh. Logic suggests that they are biased, I'll still approve this though, everyone has a right to their own opinion.
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StanLee  +   1600d ago
Wow, what the fcuk?! This is as ridiculous as Destructoid's review of Assassin's Creed 2.
baum  +   1600d ago
lol
Did the contributor write this? Seems like it XD
Danteh  +   1600d ago
teletext
well before this gets to 1000 degres, about this site... at first (a year ago) I though they were just very harsh, but then as more games came out I realized they just didn't know sh!t about anything...

Look at metacritic and, in almost every AAA tittle, at the bottom, you'll see in yellow letters the Teletext review.

So stfu and learn to embrace a new idea, for gods sake "the game is playing you"??? In soviet russia maybe, not here ^^
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Milky Joe  +   1600d ago
LOL!!

I was thinking to myself as I clicked the link "How low is this going to be? I'm guessing 6 or 7."

Well, it seems I had underestimated them. Silly me xD
raztad  +   1600d ago
You know something is wrong when the review score is 4/10 and the average score 9/10.

Keep it up Teletext. You are doing just fine. LOL
young juice  +   1600d ago
they gave Modern Warfare2 9/10, KILLZONE2 7/10 HALO ODST 7/10

WTF is wrong with these people 9/10 for modern warfare 2.

these people can suck a ****
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UnSelf  +   1600d ago
the origami killer is.........

lol kidding
Parapraxis  +   1600d ago
IF YOU DONT WANT THIS GAME SPOILED, DO NOT READ COMMENT 4!
heads up.

@Glenn Quagmire below. You have no PS3.
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xTruthx  +   1600d ago
Been playing it for about 2 hours and its a 10/10 right now.
FACTUAL evidence  +   1600d ago
Aw man
I'm playing this right now....and i have to say, this is nowhere under a 9.0.
captain-obvious  +   1600d ago
when a game get 9's all around
and then some website gives it a 4/10 out of no where

you know that there is something wrong

this website always been harsh on games
looking for hits ?
Hakimy  +   1600d ago
no need for feeling angry or annoyed by this review.first,it's from a site which we never heard before or at least by many and it's not a gaming site.and second,you should realize that you will always find one or 2 reviewers who won't love it and give it a low score whether how reasonable their reasons are.this reminds me of one of my favorite ps2 magazines.they were good for their demos but bad for their reviews.they gave DMC2 an 8 with 6 pages of coverage while giving kingdom hearts one page with 8 or 7 and they gave okami,one of the most beautiful,unique and best game last decade a 7 or 6 and called it boring! my point is,don't let one negative review from all the positive reviews ruin your mood.let the haters enjoy the written number (you see this 4? you like it,right? write it in your paper many times cus you love number 4 and this will make you happy.call your future son "4" if it'll make this happy) while gamers enjoy this innovative and unique game.it's the haters loss,not ours ;)
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DatNJDom81  +   1600d ago
Hmmmmmm..........
Now my following comment is in no way trying to offend anyone. But I have to say this because I've been seeing a trend here. Does the UK really hate the PS3 that much? Many of the review site from the UK praise 360 for the smallest crap. Meanwhile, the PS3 gets sh!tted on for the most miniscule crap. I dont get it.

Please, UK readers, I'm not in anyway trying to diss or disrespect you guys. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of PS3 owners out there. But can you guys explain whats going on?

I see the bias as bad and in some cases worse than the american press. Now I know that most people in the west want the western console to win and thats cool. But when integrity is lost over personal feelings, then misinformation comes out. Ive seen this over and over again this gen and its really sickening. This article is a perfect example of that crap. Please, UK guys, enlighten me.
GreenRingOfLife  +   1600d ago
Hmm
This game is definitely not 4/10! I'd say heavy rain is at least 7.5/10
callahan09  +   1600d ago
This reviewer is the biggest F*CKING IDIOT in the gaming industry. A 4 out of 10? I'm not even going to bother reading the review. It's just unfair. It's wrong. Opinion doesn't even play into it, he's blatantly ignoring the actual qualities of this game and giving it a review based purely on his subjective views on the game. There's no objectivity here. Teletext is the biggest joke. Unbelievable. This guy has no appreciation for the hard work that went into this game and he has the most closed mind about what a videogame could be. It should be judged on what it does, not on what he thinks a videogame should be restricted to being. What an asshole. I'd like to see him create something and set it free for the world to judge and then let's see how he feels about criticism and what's constructive and what's just biased bullshit.
InfectedDK  +   1600d ago
I don't care about this review..
menoyou  +   1600d ago
Agreed. Any publication that allows a review score like this for a highly rated game cannot be taken seriously and must be boycotted.

Teletext has just lost all credibility and nothing will repair it. This sort of thing just cannot happen on a professional site, which means they aren't professionals.
thewhoopimen  +   1600d ago
4/10
To me 4 out of 10 is saying that a game is too buggy or flawed to play on top of mediocre gameplay... Something like a game crashing every time you reach some critical juncture. A game that is eminently polished and as playable as Heavy Rain shouldn't even be under 5. 5 is a game that works that brings nothing to the table whether in gameplay, story, or presentation.

There is something very wrong when a game review is considering a title as Heavy Rain to be less than average. It is already understood that this game isn't for everyone. However, there is undeniable polish in its presentation. It goes without saying the story is somewhat deep and meaningfully attempted. Gameplay may be its downfall (not that I feel that way but I can certainly understand other's view), but it is still has very responsive controls.

This is just plain bias.

I've been playing for the last 2 days and it is a very very good game. Certainly worth the 9s most game reviews have given it. The game intro was one of the most beautiful intros I have ever seen in gaming period.
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SolidAhmed  +   1600d ago
loooool
this score represents hate for sony
HighDefinition  +   1600d ago
I`ve been playing all morning......
and I can confirm YES it is a game.

LOL.
Dance  +   1600d ago
Says the guy with the God Of War avatar
Parapraxis  +   1600d ago
@Dance

...What?
DOMination  +   1600d ago
A really good read, seems pretty accurate.
Immortal Kaim  +   1600d ago
I think people take these things way to seriously...
ico92  +   1600d ago
does anyone even use teletext for game reviews ?
darthv72  +   1600d ago
that is just way to harsh
I mean, this game may not be for everybody but this is just deliberate.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1600d ago
I've been playing for a couple hours, and it's an amazing experience
Anyone that gives a masterpiece like this a 4/10 shouldn't be reviewing games. Even if it's not your cup of tea, give credit where credit's due.
N4BmpS  +   1600d ago
Anyone else notice how all the less reputable gamer sites gave a decent or above decent games like Heavy Rain a low score? I mean when spewing crap like this "Your only interaction with the game world is via quick time event sequences, where a twist of the stick opens a door or turns on a tap." only proves to me that they are very closed minded towards moving anything new. I think people got it twisted, it's not the XBOX360 that's holding innovation back, it's pathetic excuses for game reviewers like on this site. This guy thinks he's brutally honest, I think he's just stupid and didn't get the game. If you haven't read this review, good for you I implore you to not read this it's garbage.
ramon_v  +   1600d ago
i'm probably going to get slammed/lose bubbles for this, but i have to say i kind of agree with a couple of the reviewer's points.

i wouldn't have given it a 4 though. that's just being sh!tty on their part and they probably did it to get hits on pure controversy... but i personally wouldn't have given it a 9 either.

this was my most anticipated game this year... by far. i really really wanted to love this game.

i played through it nonstop since i bought it last night and have to say i was really disappointed when i got to the end.

the game's high points are really high (character models, animation, music, setting, and generally "immersion") and it can be thrilling at times, but the bad ones are really bad. The voice acting is cringe worthy (although if you switch it over to French, I actually think it helps), some of the objects are really blocky and ugly looking, graphic wise, and the story is filled with plot holes that lead to many a WTF? moment.

THAT was my problem with it overall, as what they tried to do was so heavily dependent on the story that when that failed, the whole thing faltered.

I won't spoil anything and still feel as though everyone should go out and buy it and try it for themselves though.

I truly think Quantic Dream's next game could be a genre & console defining game experience and I can't wait for them to make it... all they need to do is repeat all the great stuff from Heavy Rain and then just hire a good editor to help them get the story right.
RememberThe357  +   1600d ago
Opinion's are like asshole, we all have them.
But instead of keeping their sh*t private teletext decided to pop all over this game. Whether you like this game or not this review lacks any purpose in that it does not help you decide whether YOU want this game. I think people have forgotten that the purpose of a review is to help people decide if they want to buy a game or not. Reviews are not op-eds.

EDIT: I'd love to see Bungie's and GreenLightOfLife's different PSN accounts. Cuz they both seem to play every single high profile PS3 exclusive and they seem to hate everyone of them. Right now I'm damn near certain that they are the same damn person.
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K-Tuck  +   1600d ago
They do need to GTFO. I could care less about their padding of hits by giving games low scores. Just look at this review! Every sentence is separated by a paragraph break.

Next think you know they'll be doing reviews in 140 characters or less.
otherZinc  +   1600d ago
This is the first review thats almost spot on............
Also, the consumer will let you know how good this game is with their wallets!

I say the sales are going to be lower than low, there were 9 people at the midnight release. "9"!
ShadowCK  +   1600d ago
As usual the morons here at N4G shout bias at a review for no good reason and demand to have this game above a 9/10 because of their pathetic insecurity. Get over it.

This AAA business is ridiculous and overrated. It should be:

70% = C - Very good
80% = B - Excellent
90% = A - Outstanding

Heavy Rain is a B. Which is obviously not a bad thing.
aaron5829  +   1600d ago
@Bungie
Please contribute another 10 or so reviews from "sites" that almost all gamers dont rely on.... and they must score less than 4/10 ...

And I'll still buy it day 1.

Thanks :)
WildArmed  +   1600d ago
@1.1
well i wasn't really surprised.

after all Bungie submitted the article.

Luckily, one guy won't chance the fact that the game is AMAZING.
Some people just dont have taste, it's ok. I won't flame him for it.
LEGENDARY PELON  +   1600d ago
Definition!
I looked it up in the Dictionary and a 4/10=MEGA FLOP!
vhero  +   1599d ago
ooooh I knew this article would be flamebait.
vulcanproject  +   1599d ago
They have a right to score the game as they please, but the article has to justify their final decision for me. I did not feel the article remotely justified the score it was given. Poor review whether you agree with the score or not
FiftyFourPointTwo  +   1600d ago
"You aren't playing the game, the game is playing you."

LOL. That's exactly what Project Floptal is.
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wikia  +   1600d ago
When the majority of the sites gave HR a 9 or 10....
Where are all the 360 fanboys?
When a couple of sites gave it a 4 or 7
They all flock in.
TROLL EATER  +   1600d ago
4/10 ahahhahaha first mediocre action game(MAG) now heavy fail. wot a lame start for ps3
Anorexorcist  +   1600d ago
@ Troll Eater
This is certainly no lame start for the PS3. BTW has the Xbox 360 even started at all yet this year (both I mean in the software sense as in has it had any good games and the hardware sense as in has it recovered from the plethora of embarrassing RRoD's yet?)

Well this isn't how it all started. It really all started with all the 9's and 9.5's Heavy Rain was getting from actually well-known gaming review outlets, like Game Informer, IGN, Gamepro, Gamespot, ect. No your eyes and ears where completely protected then.

Now when some hardly-known review outlet posts some extreme review, then that's when you come out of the basement and look at the situation. Get a f*cking life, kid. One day you won't have to rely on your parents to buy you a single gaming system once a generation.
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redsquad  +   1600d ago
So glad you took on the image of someone so sexually inadequate for your avatar, as you seem to fit the bill perfectly.
Snake Raiser  +   1600d ago
obviously this is the only review that counts and all of the actual professional gaming sites can be completely thrown out. (sarcasm) Perfect logic there troll eater.
Ronster316  +   1600d ago
@ FiftyFourPointTwo
So you admit that Heavy Buttons is playing you just like natal is?

Mind you, they both have somthing in common, CRAPPY WAGGLE.

One with a pad and one with your bare hands.
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Cletus  +   1599d ago
Yall can tell who dunt care about milk and cookies frum Sony.
FangBlade  +   1600d ago
Wierd.
4/10? he must be a MW2 fnatic.

@ Bungie
It doesnt matter if they're on metacritic, Heavy Rain is already AAA title so one bad review wont make a difference.
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Bungie  +   1600d ago
i don't think you know what AAA means

anyway why would you think they must be a MW2 fnatic ?
oohWii  +   1600d ago
Hmmm
Finally a reviewer that isn't drinking the BS Sony Kool-Aid. I agree with almost everything they said. You actually don't get to play this games you just follow along as it plays you.

@Milky Joe - Downplay it all you want, you know it's true. Press "X" watch the video, press "O" watch the video. Shake the sixaxis want her take off her cloths. Hell, the nudity is probably to biggest selling point for most of you little pervs.
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Ghoul  +   1600d ago
bungie YOU dont know what AAA means.

AAA = a game with high production value/quality and huge budgets. Most of the time without a struggling deadline so you can freak out a little.

im in the games industry (designer) my friend so dont even try to argue with me.

most of you gameheads still think AAA is bound to the score the game receives....
Milky Joe  +   1600d ago
You're totally right, ohhWii. Infact, now I think about it, I don't remember shooting ANYONE in the demo... Obviously isn't a real game.
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-Alpha  +   1600d ago
@Ghoul
AAA is 90% + scores.

AA is 80% scores

A is 70% scores.

Just because a game is high production does not mean it's AAA, AAA is more of a grading system.

Anyways, this review is definitely very off to the standard, but a very low score was bound to hit the web, it always happens. This isn't even a gaming website, and the average is still high AA-AAA, so people need to calm down. Look who submitted it. By getting angry over it you are only playing into his hands ;)

@Paraprix

Okay, sorry, I misunderstood the definition, thought it didn't include the excellency, just the quality (which doesn't always mean it is excellent).
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Parapraxis  +   1600d ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
"AAA, or Triple-A, may be a three-letter acronym or may just mean something that is high-quality, premier, or excellent.

In the video game industry, AAA game is an informal description for a video game that has a high budget."
chidori666  +   1600d ago
you are fu*king troll man!
baum  +   1600d ago
"AAA is 90% + scores.

AA is 80% scores

A is 70% scores.

Just because a game is high production does not mean it's AAA, AAA is more of a grading system. "

One of the most retarded attempts at legitimizing fanboyism.
RememberThe357  +   1600d ago
I'm with Ghoul on this one.
The "AAA" thing boils down to budget. Sorry Alpha but terms are not what you make them. AAA refers to a title that has a relatively big budget and lots of PR support.

If fans want to use the term we need to use it properly.

http://www.troelsfolmann.co...
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Socrates  +   1600d ago
If, as you guys claim, a big budget and high production values are what make a game AAA then by that definition Too Human and Lair were AAA games. Obviously that isn't the case.

To be considered AAA a game usually has to have high scores as well as have relatively high sales. THAT is a AAA game.

I agree that it is a kind of poorly defined term, but it definitely doesn't mean simply a game that has a big budget.
RememberThe357  +   1600d ago
That is the case
AAA does not refer to quality, it refers to budget. And no we're not the only ones saying this, this is how it is. So stop using the term wrong, and changing it to fit a fanboy definition. Both me and Parapraxis posted links and those links have even more links.

AAA is not a fanboy term it's a PR term. This term was used when PR people were trying to hype games with big budgets. Over time the meaning has been confused with quality, which is basically what the PR people wanted in the first place. However, a game like Valkyria Chronicles will never be considered a AAA title (no matter how good - and it's really good) because it didn't have the budget and marketing that a AAA title has. Lair on the other hand, was a AAA title because, even though it sucked, it had a big budget and lots of marketing.
baum  +   1600d ago
"If, as you guys claim, a big budget and high production values are what make a game AAA then by that definition Too Human and Lair were AAA games. Obviously that isn't the case"

Uh... "Obviously" because you are using the fanboy's definition that is firmly imprinted in your mind. "AAA" is used for bragging rights by fanboys, but it is nothing but a high budget game. If Lair and Too Human were AAA by that definition, then so be it. It's a good reason for people to stop being retards and using a term they don't even understand.
Bungie  +   1600d ago
i kinda agree with the review

innovation could get you so far

damn it's on metacritic too
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D4RkNIKON  +   1600d ago
You agree with the review because you played through the game? Or you agree that this game is worth 4/10 because you don't want it to score well.

Bungie.. Innovation is risky, that is why Halo sticks to a formula proven to work without using innovative ideas. Innovation is progress and that is why the 360 is being left behind just like the DVD's they use.
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Bungie  +   1600d ago
@D4RkNIKON

i agree with the written review , i think the voice acting is a little weird .

as for the score i don't know about that, i think it should get at least a 6/10
Parapraxis  +   1600d ago
"as for the score i don't know about that, i think it should get at least a 6/10 "
Yeah, It's not like YOU submitted this review.
..oh wait, you did.
What are you, 5?

Also,
COMMENT DIRECTLY BELOW IS A SPOILER.
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bubble harbinger  +   1600d ago
@Bungie
Certain comments regarding IP addresses point towards you being the one to broadcast the killer in Heavy Rain on this site. Your blatent hate is nothing short of embarrassing. Enjoy your bubbles, for they will soon be gone.
UP  +   1600d ago
Bungie
You say innovation can only get you so far huh.

http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/...
UP  +   1600d ago
what the heck
what was the disagree for(if it was not from bungie of course). I mean really i just posting a page that shows bungie contradicting himself.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1600d ago
I want to know why the mods haven't gotten rid of Bungie yet. It's obvious he's a giant troll, and an annoying one at that.
WIIIS1  +   1600d ago
Put fanboyism aside, read the review and realize that it makes some good and valid points:-

"Exploring the environment involves a needlessly awkward set of controls that have you stumbling around like a drunk PSone-era Resident Evil character."

"Your only interaction with the game world is via quick time event sequences, where a twist of the stick opens a door or turns on a tap. Unfortunately the game is absolutely obsessed with these two activities, which leads to the next problem: the total lack of complex interactivity."

"There are no real puzzles and frustratingly few meaningful dialogue choices, despite all the characters. Instead you're dragged through each scene by the nose, forced to pantomime onscreen actions as if you're controlling a virtual marionette."

"Perhaps the most egregious flaw is how the game actively distances you from the characters and their choices. Scenes are often made more confusing because you don't know something the character clearly does and the twist ending hinges entirely on the fact that you don't really know anything about them and are never in full control."

Based on the demo, I'd say all the above descriptions of the game are correct, and I was hoping that these would not be the defining characteristics of the full game. Unfortunately, it seems I might have hoped in vain. Pity.
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Bungie  +   1600d ago
yup ,nothing to see here

flop confirmed

hate me more ?
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blitz0623  +   1600d ago
So 1 review confirms as flop, when you can clearly see the average is 9.0?

Get a life you bot, don't troll if you don't have anything to play on your 360. It makes you look like a 12 year old kid... Oh wait, you are.
FiftyFourPointTwo  +   1600d ago
Nope. We love just how pathetic you are.
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Pennywise  +   1600d ago
Don't you have something better to do like connect the dots with the pimples on your face?
Karooo  +   1600d ago
no we dont
lol waiting for bad reviews for heavy rain on meta? ignoring all the 90+ reviews awww, you have to wait till may for alan wake as well troll.

Go away.
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mrv321  +   1600d ago
School would have taught you what AVERAGES mean. At the moment you seem about 2 steps above 2+2=4.

What does AVERAGE MEAN? And why is that important for me to bring that up.
JeffGUNZ  +   1600d ago
@ Blitz
Really? Metacritic has it at 8.8: http://www.metacritic.com/g...
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UnwanteDreamz  +   1600d ago
Nope for people to hate you, you first must matter. You are a no one so continue to show us an example of the awesome kids we will come into contact with on LIVE.
Dev8 ing  +   1600d ago
So 47 sites give it a 90 or better, 59 give it an 80 or better, and 64 give it a 70 or better. 1 site gives a score 50 points less than the median of 90. Anyone that knows any statistics would throw that value out because it is an outlier. It takes the average from 89.3 to 88.6.
kenpachi  +   1600d ago
"The next issue is simply that the script isn't good enough."

this were i stopped reading, the guy is just nit picking through the review
Pennywise  +   1600d ago
Teletext bashing a PS3 exclusive... Amazingly boring and predictable.
WIIIS1  +   1600d ago
Don't you in good conscience feel that what you've just said is an apt and accurate description of you and your cohorts? Honestly, I didn't think I'd get through this comments section without reading at least 20 predictable and baseless comments accusing the reviewer of being biased and/ or dumb, and I was of course right.
chidori666  +   1600d ago
meh.. this site give crap score for killzone 2...

move along.
Karooo  +   1600d ago
this site first review was killzone 2
http://forums.metacritic.co...
greatjimbo78  +   1600d ago
No it wasn't! Have you ever thought about doing a little research before you post?
mint royale  +   1600d ago
It wasn't. Its been around since at least early ps2 days because I remember it reviewing dreamcast games. It was always horribly biased against Nintendo and I hated it.
Aclay  +   1600d ago
Indigo Prophecy's lowest score was a 33 and got a wide range of review scores (just like Heavy Rain), so a review like this isn't that surprising to me considering HR and Indigo are so similar in gameplay.

I was expecting Heavy Rain to get mostly positive reviews just like Indigo(and it has), but I was also already prepared to see some extremely lower than average reviews.

However, after looking at some of their other reviews (Killzone 2: 7, inFamous: 6, Ratchet A Crack in Time: 7) I think Teletext has been overly harsh with other games in the past, which obviously reflects in this review.
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Omega4  +   1600d ago
Ouch this will seriously hurt its average at meta. And i wouldnt call them biased since they did give Uncharted 2 and LBP a 9.

Its not a surprising score some reviewers just prefer to play a game rather than watch it and "You aren't playing the game, the game is playing you" pretty much says that.
OmarJA-N4G  +   1600d ago
Omega4/Bungie/We Won/N4PS3G/Heavy Rain Spoiler...
Harder boy your not even trying.
Karooo  +   1600d ago
everyone else said its a fantastic experience
if you dont want to play fine, there is absolutely no need to post here enlightening us with your wise comments.

not everyone is the "same" many people will enjoy this game, some wont.
strickers  +   1600d ago
And if you read the site you'd know that they feel they over rated LBP.They are biased.I've read the site for years and guess what?Edge mag had the guy who used to run it become editor at one point.Similar views and PS3 scores.A bunch of old school(old)gamers who probably hate what Sony did to Sega/Ninty.They're favourite games are 2D shoot em ups.I think they may be the horrifying Mark Kermode of the Uk games scene.
Reader articles and letters are interesting though.
table  +   1600d ago
what are all these trolls doing in the gamerzone? these people should have their accounts banned.
Gimped Hardware  +   1600d ago
Teletext along with Edge are awesome unbiased reviewers...........
So after much consideration i have decided not to buy this movie after all.

Infact $60 for a movie seems quite steep doesn't it?

i could buy all 6 Starwars movies for that price!!!

Heavy Rain = Massive Fail........
mrv321  +   1600d ago
$60 for a movie would be steep lucky I only played $40 for Halo 3 ;)

Ok let's do this

In Heavy Rain you walk around a 3D enviroment and press buttons to preform an action, such as square to open a door.
In Halo 3 you walk around a 3D enviroment and press buttons to preform an action, such as hold RB to pick up a gun.

What's the difference? Tell me?

Heavy Rain buttons actually change so Heavy Rain is more of a game than Halo 3.... but it doesn't work like that. Logic doesn't work for you.
Gimped Hardware  +   1600d ago
OMG mrv321 - you really didnt just go there did you?
You did!!!

You do understand the concept of gamePLAY don't you - you know the part of the game that a mass majority of people find to be the most important aspect of a game!!!!

A series of QTE's interspersed with holding down R2 does in noway come close to constituting gameplay on a level anywhere near Halo's.

Not just Halo's infact - Heavy Rain is the equivalent of playing GT5 and at every turn instead of breaking,cornering and acelrating again you just hit 3 bottuns succesfully to turn a corner with no real application...

Graphics are very nice, gameplay - not so much.
Karooo  +   1600d ago
STFU with your Gameplay BS
are you stupid or what go play indigo prophecy not every game has to be the same crap all the time.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1600d ago
Gimped is an idiot who doesnt understand that all gameplay ammounts to is simple button presses on a controler when prompted by onscreen events. The fact that he can not make that connection shows how incredibly ignorant he is. Let him be, he is special.
Narutone66  +   1600d ago
Gimped is
Bungie's alternate account. It's pathetic the bot have to resort to making multiple accounts to make it seems like the 360 is still relevant to gaming.
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Dev8 ing  +   1600d ago
How retarded is this guy? He is a xbox fanboy with the name gimped hardware. He's drawing attention to the main reason not to buy his console of choice. These guys get dumber by the minute.
Snake Raiser  +   1600d ago
hahahaha. I'll be generous and give you edge because at least they are an official professional group. I bet $100 that you've never heard of this site before. With that said they can have their opinion, but I don't care much about it because they are not professional.
Gimped Hardware  +   1600d ago
Solid review
i guess a 4,5 or 6 is classed as an average game so Teletext.co.uk aren't necessarily ripping it to shreds, they are just pointing out the obvious and that is the fact that Heavy Rain is very lacking in very important departments......shame
OmarJA-N4G  +   1600d ago
Says the biggest joke in this site, it's a shame nobody care what you say.
Karooo  +   1600d ago
thats it?
what about the 70% 9 scores in metacritic, we should ignore all that and concentrate on this?

maybe metacritic should just include EDGE and Teletext you would love that wouldnt you?
BlackCountryBob  +   1600d ago
Actually they class a 7/10 as average, 5/10 is poor and anything below that is just horrible.

I don't subscribe to the bias thread which seems to be running but I feel they may have been slightly harsh . I mean, I imagine the game is not perfect but it seems rather irrational to complain about the lack of innovation in gaming etc and the poor story of many games but then criticize an original game with an unusually progressive and mature script.

Perhaps it is more a case of n objection to the use of QTE which they have constantly said are terrible inventions and complained about in several games.
CaptainQwark  +   1600d ago
Guess what - I don't give a damn....

My Heavy Rains CE coming tomorrow...
Fishy Fingers  +   1600d ago
Funny 9-10/10s come and go with little attention (largely from the 360 only crowd), then a 4/10 turns up and look who come along with it. Gotta love it.
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Pennywise  +   1600d ago
Gotta love it...

No actually it is quite annoying.
Fishy Fingers  +   1600d ago
I can understand way, but I just find it funny.
Erotic Sheep  +   1600d ago
Aaaaaaaand the game has been spoiled for me thanks to some ******* idiot in the comment section who spoiled it with his username. I was only trying to contribute with the comments here about this review and boom.. spoiled.

Question for the mods: IS IT SO GODDAMN HARD TO BAN HIM WITH HIS IP ADDRESS? Can't I even come to this site anymore without having every major game spoiled? Goddamn
Fishy Fingers  +   1600d ago
Ive spoke with mods about this, and sadly yes, not everyone has a static IP address, sometimes everytime you connect your ISP provides you wth a random IP. Lets not forget about proxy servers etc

They are trying to ban his IP but he keeps using another, annoying.
artsaber  +   1600d ago
This is why MAC Address banning should be used instead.
He can change his IP all day and still be banned via MAC. Ban the fool's MAC and his router's MAC address. Done deal. He would have to buy a whole new router just to hit this site.

But then Bungie would just troll from free McDonalds Wifi spots. The evil of Bungie knows no end.
DropDeadFred25  +   1600d ago
omg 4 that is just immature xbox fan boys writing this,so your saying this is the worst game on ps3?? This is a AAA game,if anyone should be blacklisted its these no talented reviews called teletext.just whatever man,what ever.
peeps  +   1600d ago
lol their gh:van halen is the best...

"The worst Guitar Hero spin-off yet with a half-hearted tribute to a band who barely deserved one anyway."

yeh, van halen didn't deserve a guitar hero tribute... *sigh*

it too got 4/10 lol
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redDevil87  +   1600d ago
"You aren't playing the game, the game is playing you"
Wtf in a game where you control the character's actions and decisions they come up with that statement. I don't like using this term but i think it's appropriate, The teletext reviewer is a NOOB.
timzone  +   1600d ago
I've always thought that the average score should be calculated differently. Take away the top and bottom 10% of games and then calculate the average. This way most extreme scores are avoided.
xg-ei8ht  +   1600d ago
I dont know if the game is a 8-9-10.

What i do know is i don't believe it's a 4.

Obviously the guy didn't really play it, just skimped along, didn't like the type of gameplay.

Who cares, if you like it, buy it, if not don't.

That's the reason i won't buy Mass effect 2, i'd have probably given that a similar score. Same with oblivion, etc.

Not my type of games.

All i can judge this game on is the demo, Yep it was an adult theme with Very well done graphics and story seemed fine(from what i could tell)

The action moments that were x[]0^ were what i expected, but i have to be honest, you really had to hit those quick and it felt quite nervy.

I think alot will love heavy rain.

Some will hate it.

Alittle bit like marmite.(which i love btw, because i'm manly)
Omega Zues  +   1600d ago
teletext.co.uk....
Talk about desperate.
peeps  +   1600d ago
it hasn't exactly changed the average meta score anyway lol but what do i care, it's currently packing :p hoping to get the game a day or 2 early (uk).

also teletext don't seem to regulary review games. seems it's just something they do occasionally which is why i'm surprised metacritic do actually include them as a site
greatjimbo78  +   1600d ago
Again, just Google GameCentral and look at its history. It has reviewed games daily, for well over 17 years in one form or another.
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peeps  +   1600d ago
i did, and only found reviews for van halen and HR. please point me in the direction of some other reviews by the site.

i even went through a few recent big games on metacritic and it seems teletext didn't review any of them...
lucifon  +   1600d ago
It's a guys opinion at the end of the day. It seems some of the games negative points simply affected the reviewers experience more than others. The voice acting is indeed seriously spotty and pulls you out the experience. His main complaint seems to be as an actual 'game' its mechanically poor, but praises its ambition etc. Sounds fair enough to me, I may not agree with it, but can see the reasoning.
GaMa85  +   1600d ago
this physco has been using my psn id on his spoiler accounts!
this jerk who has been spoiling the game will continue to do so hes also going to spoil god of war 3 so watch out on every news article you read.

hey BrinkGOTY2010 i will get my revenge on you got a beautiful list of spoilers for upcoming 360 releases that i really wanna share with you :)
mustash2003  +   1600d ago
Thanks for the heads up about that :)
But honestly, even though i've been spoiled, I don't think you should stoop down to his level.
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   1600d ago
Don't stoop down to that level.
table  +   1600d ago
Agreed, I hope that people will never stoop to this level in retaliation. No matter how much you dislike the jerks and fanboys round here, you're only going to ruin the game for the majority who are here for their gaming news and a bit of banter with fellow gamers. Spoilers are the lowest of the low, worthy only of scumbags and I hope this stunt is never repeated.
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josh14399  +   1600d ago
it sounds the like the reviewer only like games with explosions round every corner. The score is his opinion and there is nothing wrong with that but perhaps a reviewer who at least likes story driven games should have been reviewing this game. its like letting a person who hates fps games review crysis, halo or killzone
NeonSkull  +   1600d ago
Bring back "Digitiser"
David Jenkins is a bias 360 fanboy in my opinion and destroyed any credibility gamescentral/digitiser ever had. I used to read the pages on teletext daily before I had internet but this moron joined and took the value of it and ground it into the ground. Ever since I read his heavenly sword review where he hardly mentioned the game but bashed the console the game was on I have had zero respect for the boy or his work.
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strickers  +   1600d ago
Towards the end of his Edge tenure another Digitiser man,Mr Biffo(who I really enjoyed)also baically came out as PS3 hater.His last 3 or 4 Edge columns were full of hate for it.All this crossing of staff between Edge/Gamecentral and such similar flaws.It's like some old boys club.
They will argue they are not biased until blue in the face but from the outside looking in(for many years)it's become quite obvious.
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