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Submitted by Bungie 1765d ago | review

Gamearena : Heavy Rain Review

WARNING: Spoiler in review.

People will try to argue that Heavy Rain is important for video games - that it matures the form of entertainment by providing a story above the level we're used to from developers. Trying and failing might be better than never trying at all - but that still doesn't make it anything other than a failure. When the game ends and the implausible happens - the fairy tale ending occurs - you will fully understand that Heavy Rain is child's play fiction, not a mature interactive film noir. Heavy Rain is important for video games - but only because it highlights how immature they can be as a medium. (Heavy Rain , PS3) 4.5/10

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Bungie  +   1765d ago
oh man it's on metacritic

personally i don't care it's just 1 man's opinion

still good score for heavy rain :)
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N4PS3G  +   1765d ago
This site gave:
Uncharted 2-9.5
MGS4-10
Killzone 2-9.5
Little Big Planet-9
Infamous-8
Valkyria Chronicles-8.5
GT5 Prologue-9.5

Now people will say they got paid by MS and that bots run the site!
I'm off to tell sony to put this guys on the blacklist with EDGE,EUROGAMER,IGNorance and all those others evil sites that have conspiracy against sony! :O
zenosaga04  +   1765d ago
See you're missing the point. It doesn't matter what they gave all those other games because it probably wasn't the same person that reviewed Heavy Rain. All this does is show that their reviews have been around the aggregate score for every other game.

When the average score is score for Heavy Rain is a 90% and this site gives it a 4.5 out of 10 don't you think that they're probably in the minority of those that didn't like it. No ones saying that their biased, just that this review is a complete outlier
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-Alpha  +   1765d ago
@zenosaga
At least one person is bound to pull at straws and say this article is paid off or biased. Personally, I think he is entitled to his opinion, if he didn't like it, he didn't like it. Just move on, don't make a big deal out of it, and realize he is in the minority. He seems to have huge issues with the story for whatever reason. In fact, he goes quite deep into the actual story and how he felt about the connection, and he clearly didn't have one. Maybe he's just heartless, but I wont blame him for not feeling connected. Perhaps 4/10 is way too low, but personally, I never go off of 1 review unless it's my own. I just want people to realize that instead of saying silly stuff like "MS paid them" or "blacklist this site because it's unreliable"

People are allowed to complain about the review but I'd like to hear good reasons why instead of just crying "fanboy review!"

For example, I find that he is too hung up on the small things:

"Eventually Ethan puts Shaun to bed before heading there himself - beginning the next chapter. The impact is lost - after spending so long as Ethan (an extended period of time if you're an explorer) you're relieved to be someone else, not emotionally connected to what Ethan feels. The line between interactivity and progression is heavily skewed here, resulting in an altogether slow start to the game."

That's on the first page, and I haven't read the 2nd page because I'm not spoiling this game. Of course maybe he is right, but it seems a point like this is exaggerated or down to his strictness for story-games.
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Bungie  +   1765d ago
@zenosaga04

you can't counter opinions , this site is not bias ,it's very reliable
they just think Heavy Rain deserved a 4.5 ,you don't have to like it but just respect it

PS.shout out for:green,Seraphemz,Alcon Caper,N4PS3G ,IllusionMPN,GiantEnemyCrab

thanks for approving my news :)
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OmarJA-N4G  +   1765d ago
Day 1 baby, just sold my ME2 copy to get this. :)
Seraphemz  +   1765d ago
Bungie
although you are painfully annoying, and the review is lame.
it's a story..and a valid one.

way too show your maturity..
gaffyh  +   1765d ago
LOL @ Bungie, seems to be posting every possible negative PS3 review. That's incredibly desperate...
morganfell   1765d ago | Off topic | show
LordMarius  +   1765d ago
bungie and n4psg3
All they do is scour the internet for bad ps3 news, lol
not enough games to play (if any)
van-essa  +   1765d ago
"Day 1 baby, just sold my ME2 copy to get this"
That means you bought the X360 version (despite having a "beefed up PC")? lol

@Alpha
Trust me, save your hard earned cash on this one, it's not worth it. The story doesn't make any freaking sense and for a game that relies so much on storytelling, that's bad.
There are too many QTEs for unnecessary things like setting the table, shaving, make-up, peeing... WTH

I beat the game because it cost me $60, but I regret it, should have just watched in on youtube or something.

EDIT : Phantom "disagreers", man up and tell us what you disagree about?
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Bungie  +   1765d ago
@gaffyh

please don't shoot the messenger
i'm just doing mah thing as a contributor
that's all

now if you have a problem with the site please let me know

i think N4PS3G said it all
sikbeta  +   1765d ago
lol Bungie not only is an annoying stealth Troll, he also review games

Unbelievable...

On-Topic

No one said this game will "appeal" to everyone, so Reviews are Opinions, I want to know if this site Reviewed Indigo/F, if so, the score probable is On Par with this One, taking out the Fact that Heavy Rain is Better than Indigo/F, cuz the Story don't end up being a crazy madness unbelievable psycho Cr@p like in Indigo/F

Gamers FTW!!!
vulcanproject  +   1765d ago
A marmite game for reviewers it seems, as we would say in the uk
peeps  +   1765d ago
"oh man it's on metacritic "

eh? no it's not lol

not on the heavy rain metacritic page and not on their list of review sites...

pretty sad that 360 fanboys are basically hunting out any bad reviews about the game and getting their other accounts to approve the article haha man you have a lot of time on ur hands
LordMarius  +   1765d ago
@peeps
yep its on metacritic
peeps  +   1765d ago
ah so it is. got confused on the whole 'bigpond' thing when i couldn't see it under G lol
morganfell   1765d ago | Off topic | show
menoyou  +   1765d ago
Another crappy site desperate for attention and hits.
captain-obvious   1765d ago | Spam
-Alpha  +   1765d ago
THE REVIEWER GAVE ODST A 5/10!
So please stop with the crap that he is wrong or biased, he is entitled to his opinions.

@van-essa

I don't plan on buying it at launch. I rarely buy short games at launch for full price regardless of quality

@menoyou

Oh please, the site is just fine. Just because they gave it a low score doesn't mean it's a bad site. The reviewer is entitled to his/her opinion of the game as long as he presents it with reason, and I think he did. Maybe the overall score was too low but don't bash the whole site for it. Unless you didn't read the other comments, this site gave PS3 scores high scores in the past so don't even try to pull out the "bias" card. The same reviewer gave ODST a 5/10. at least provide constructive reasons rather than blindly throwing out accusations.

@zenosaga

Yeah, what do people usually go with anyway, GameRankings? I don't think that even with the random sites MC may approve of that it changes the overall TOO much. I mean, an overall of 83 on MC compared to an overall of 86 on GR is the same to me-- it tells me a game is considered great and that's all I really care about. Besides, this review is just fine and I welcome it to give a different perspective to how someone felt about the game. In fact I find that's the best way to decide purchasing a game: looking at the negatives instead of reading the same repetitive positives most sites list.
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van-essa  +   1765d ago
@morgan
Instead of insulting everyone that doesn't like the game, why don't you tell us what you like about the game?
It'll be more constructive than just spamming "bots", "whinner", "shooter box"... don't you think?

I didn't like the game and I (briefly) stated why without insulting the people that did like it. Your turn, can you do the same? Have you even played it?
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zenosaga04  +   1765d ago
Yea, you're right Alpha it's not even that I disagree with their opinion, even though I would definitely give it a much higher score. My problem is with Metacritic, not the site. Metacritic has single handedly thrust importance onto sites that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Before the advent of Metacritic, how many of you had heard of BigPondGameArena, or Teletext game central? I'm sure some of you had, but their reviews probably would have gone unnoticed if not for metacritic.
blind-reaper  +   1765d ago
Why N4G mods don't ban people (or their account) like Bungie? he is just spamming all over PS3 articles, it's a pain in the ass.

@ N4PS3G

no, people will say this is a site looking for hits... and it is, I mean it is obvious when you give a 4 to a game that it has have most sites have given it a 8 or 9. I just read the comment where alpa22 said this same reviewer gave ODST (another high profile exclusive) a 5, so that just proves my point.

@alphamale

I'm tired of people confusing "review" with "editorial" (which it is entirely an opinion and it is not measured with numbers), a review should'nt be based only in opinion for example: in my opinion FFVII it is a really bad game I would give it a 3 out of 10, but that is just because I don't like ANY turn-based RPGs.
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callahan09  +   1765d ago
"When the game ends and the implausible happens - the fairy tale ending occurs - you will fully understand that Heavy Rain is child's play fiction, not a mature interactive film noir. Heavy Rain is important for video games - but only because it highlights how immature they can be as a medium. "

What the **** is this asshole talking about? I just beat the game about 10 minutes ago and I was blown away by the last couple of chapters and the ending in general. What "immature" "fairy tale ending" is he talking about? Does he even realize that there's more than one ending? My first ending was anything BUT a "fairy tale", but then I WANTED the fairy tale ending so I went through parts of the game again to ensure that I got that ending. So now it's immature to have multiple endings, one of which is a pretty happy ending? Even the happiest of endings still has some bitterness to it. I have absolutely no idea how a critic can play this game and say that bullshit about it. It's just wrong. It's not about an opinion. He's wrong. Period. You can't say that it's a fairy tale ending when there's bitterness to it even the best of endings, and you especially can't say it when there's many other endings, some of which are downright horrid or depressing. He clearly didn't even take the time to understand how choices, decisions, successes, and failures can impact what happens in this game. This review, while giving a higher score than the TeleText one, is even WORSE than that one because it's filled with downright lies.
tinybigman  +   1765d ago
Gotta say
this is pretty sad of the haters on this site. as for this review if he/she can't wrap this great story/gameplay around his/her small mind it's ok i'm sure there some simply FPS coming out that they can easily understand.

fans of the game pay no mind to bungie and the other haters.
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Bigpappy  +   1765d ago
Bungie is a funny dude
Hey Bungie! Stop teasing the PS3 fanboyz. I know they are very annoying at times, buy they are some legitimate gamers who own the PS3 who love this game. I don't feel sorry for Fanboyz because they do much worse. In fact, you bring the do many a favor but letting them know that not everyone see these games as great. They can then make a more informed discission. When I was about to pickup ME2 a french site gave it a 7.5/10. There did not like the fact that ME2 did not a lot the player to manage the inventory like they did in ME1. I was a bit in agreement with their perspective, but still thought it would be a good game, as I never played a bad Bioware RPG. I got ME2 and loved it more that the first but still agreed that the inventory system was not as deep. For that I agave ME2 9.8/10. I like complex games, but ME2 is still very complex with out inventory management.
gaffyh  +   1765d ago
"The bad stuff:
Poor plot, terrible acting, terrible writing and numerous gameplay flaws."

Wow, what a stupid review. The plot is fantastic, the writing is fantastic, and the voice-acting is fantastic, with a few exceptions, but what do you expect from a 2000 page script! There are also parts in Mass Effect 1/2 that aren't up to scratch with most of the game.

It seems this guy has focused on the few faults of the game and exaggerated them. I can understand that he didn't like the gameplay, but in every other area the game is great, saying the plot sucks is pretty stupid as it is one of the most cinematic and emotional games EVER made.

I'd recommend that anyone who is actually thinking of buying this game to NOT read the review as there are a lot of spoilers. Lucky for me, I've already completed it and it didn't spoil anything for me.
redsquad  +   1765d ago
Bungie the schizoid man strikes again - Halo ODST got '5 out of 10' at it's lowest ebb, but I guess those reviewers were 'wrong' then, eh?
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morganfell  +   1765d ago
van-essa (n4psg3, or whatever) I have played - not all the the way through as it just launched yesterday. Amazing you beat it already. Smell that? Yeah it's called 'less than the truth'.

Heavy Rain is amazing. Need to know why? Oh, that's right, you didn't really play it. Go to Metacritic and try reading the top reviews, they nailed it. Time and again here on this site I have proved the consoles I have owned. If anyone is suspect of not having played this game it is you.

I grant the amount respect to people that they have earned. This isn't the harry reid health care train. Respect isn't free. When you have people coming here, posting spoilers, trying their best to drag down a console or game for their own petty jealous motivation I reward them with the response they deserve. Go find my last ant-360 story. And unlike bungie, I actually own all of the consoles. Goodbye, I am done with you too. No need to ever read another remark by a 360 fanboy attacking PS3 titles. I just looked at the first page of your past comments. Ridiculous. At least I admit I am a PS3 fanboy but you deceive even yourself (that's probably easy to do) about what a 360 supporter you are indeed. Have a nice life. BTW, you are now 0-6.
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SolidAhmed   1765d ago | Off topic | show
Echo307  +   1765d ago
Eh, it's one guys opinion... and if you're one of these people that follow metacritic, take a close look at the reviews. For every single review that's below an 80, there's a review that scored it a perfect 100 to counter.

As for everyone claiming we have have to accept this guys opinion, you're right. We have to accept his opinion, but in turn he'll have to respect the fact that scoring this game twice as low as the average reviewer did, will bring his gaming taste in to question by a lot of gamers.

In reality, this review probably did more damage to their site's fan base than it did to the game itself.
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callahan09  +   1765d ago
"the plot is a trope heavy thriller with a cheat twist, plotholes and other unexplained nonsense"

Sorry to comment again, but I just really have to reiterate here... This guy is lying to you. It's plain and simply not true. What plot holes is he talking about? What unexplained nonsense? What cheat twist? Everything I witnessed was plausible, interesting, and fully explained. The game concluded and I felt no confusion and I don't recall any plot points that are anomalous to the rest of the events or failed to be filled in and answered. I honestly have no idea how this reviewer can say that stuff. It just boggles my mind.

Some of the scenes in this game have an intensity and emotional weight that I've NEVER gotten from any movie before, let alone another video game. To completely ignore those types of scenes and occurrences that this game has is ridiculous.

Also, anybody else notice how he devotes nearly all of his 2 page write up to complaining about the game's controls and interface, and then in the very end of it, he says that it does this kind of quick-time oriented and context-sensitive interactivity right and better than other games that use that method. So which is it?
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FlameBaitGod  +   1765d ago
wow teletext's review made heavy rain drop two points
SilentNegotiator   1765d ago | Off topic | show
FamilyGuy  +   1765d ago
About Metacritic
I heard that they drop reviews from their list when they score far from the other averages.

Like if a game is getting all 9s and 10s and then some reviewer that they usually gives that same game a 5 or something then they drop it from the average.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1765d ago
Bitter fanboy reviewers aside
Just finished this game, and am playing through again a different way. It was honestly one of the most unique and fun games I've ever played.

Reviews like these with a bitter, condescending tone, stating opinions as if they're facts ie: "but that still doesn't make it anything other than a failure." calling a game with a 9.0 average a failure, giving away spoilers, it's no good for anyone. It's less of a review, than it is a big middle finger. Nobody looking for insight into this game, should read this "review".
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Syronicus  +   1765d ago
There are two types of review people out there...
Those that get the importance of games like Heavy Rain and those that do not. This one is clearly a review person who does not get it. And it shows in their sophomoric writing and lazy grammar.
exnihilonihilfit  +   1764d ago
Perhaps more pathetic than Bungie
Are the heaps of attention given to him. People who claim he has no life or must not play games comment just as frequently as he does. I'm not saying the guy isn't a fanboy, but isn't it obvious to you that he's just pushing your buttons so that you respond like a bunch of dithering idiots. It's not Bungie's fault that this reviewer gave it a bad score, and he's perfectly free to post the score as that's what this site is for.

I'm quite tired of these reviewers who claim that there are major plot discrepancies. There's really only one plot discrepancy, and it's not much of one. It doesn't ruin the plot, nor does it denegrate the plot or make it somehow childish. The rest of the story is completely consistent with the so called "twist," which isn't that much of a twist if you're witty enough to figure it out at any point prior to the end. Most people who seem to be upset about it are the ones who couldn't guess it, probably because the game made them feel stupid. If you play it twice, you realize there's only one thing that never gets explained, and it's not what most people even point to.

True, the voice acting was a stretch, but it's forgivable in my book because the actors are clearly not from philadelphia. Think of it as a poor dubbing, it doesn't thereby ruin the plot, or make it impossible to connect to. The problem is that there are clearly many reviewers who never liked the idea of this game, and so they never allowed themselves to suspend their disbelief, resulting in a detachment which ruined their experience. This is only exacerbated by some poor voice acting at times, but so long as you don't get hung up on something like that, you should love this game, and its story.
FF7numbaone   1764d ago | Off topic | show
TROLL EATER  +   1764d ago
face the facts the game is crap
Emmettcelticfan   1764d ago | Off topic | show
Plopito  +   1764d ago
lol talk about being desesperate
It must be hard searching for bad reviews for heavy rain
N4Flamers  +   1764d ago
F()k their opinion
Im not going to take diet advise from an obese person and im not going to take any intellectual opinions from a complete moron.

I just finished the game today and it was great I had everything explained, I loved who the killer was, and I cant remember when was the last time I enjoyed a gaming experience that much.

Do people remember when they used to score games on replay value? Half way through this game I wanted to play it again and do things differently. I know I'm going to play it at least 2 more times.

The reason I cant trust this review is because I've seen a really good ending and it seemed plausible. If you dont like the happy ending there's a terrible one. The other thing he said was that madisons reasons weren't explained, but I got them explained. The voice acting wasnt the greatest, but I watch a lot of anime, and america is a melting pot, these people dont have to come from here, lol.
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Seraphemz  +   1765d ago
spoliers in the review
it should be noted the the dumb @ss review has spoilers.

although a minor one...some people will not like anything spoiled.

also..the reviewer seems to hate tutorials. Cause he spends most of the review hating the first part of the game..you know, where you are to learn all the controls!
morganfell  +   1765d ago
Then the story should be reported as it isn't properly edited.

You are correct. Spoilers. I am glad I am past that point. I reported the story and then posted the issue to the mods on the Contributor forum.
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Seraphemz  +   1765d ago
yea Morgan..it's should be somewhere that the review has a spoiler. Crazy that they didn't even warn people...hmmm.
zenosaga04  +   1765d ago
Sites like BigGameArena and Teletext are pretty much the reason I don't go to Metacritic anymore. If I'm at all interested in aggregate reviews I just head over to Gamerankings because it seems like they use some disgression in the sites that they include.

Over at Gamerankings Heavy Rain has over a 90% average and even at Metacritic it has an 87% with two 4 out of 10 bs reviews. I'm sorry, but when the average for a game is 90% and you give it a 4 out of 10 their is something wrong with your "professional" review criteria.

Metacritic really needs to rethink the sites that they allow on their aggregate
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Nitrowolf2  +   1765d ago
well this site actually has good reviews for most PS3 exclusive, i didn't disagree with you.
zenosaga04  +   1765d ago
Yea I really don't care about their previous reviews, they gave MGS4 a 10 out of 10 and I loved that game. My issue is with this review.

Anytime you see reviews almost a full 50 points below the average they are clearly outliers, and should not be counted in an average. They can still put an excerpt from the written review for those that are interested in reading it, but I think adding them in the average is stupid.

I just think that it's unfortunate that too 4 out of 10 reviews will keep this game from a higher average
GameOn  +   1765d ago
Gotta remember that Metacritic reviews are weighted so a site such as this has very little effect on the average compared to a site like IGN. Did the average even drop?

Still, these latest low scores seem very unfair but I'm not gonna bother reading the review to find out why they scored it as such.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   1765d ago
I've said it before.. There is always one or two that have to go against the grain for attention. And of course, they could of just not liked the game but to be so far out of wack with the other scores, it makes me wonder if they played the same game.

Bought it but haven't had a chance to fire it up. On my second playthru of ME2 and I can't put it down.
Sonyslave3  +   1765d ago
flllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooop
Bungie  +   1765d ago
true dat
UP  +   1765d ago
oh because of a couple low scores in a large mass of positive ones it is a flop. Most games have a couple low scores because of either preference of a type of game over others or bias.
ps3hasonlyflopgames  +   1765d ago
flop and more flops for flopstation 3.

wck= 5.1

last rebelion= 2.0

heavy flop rain ----> rofl 2.0

holy shi*

ps3 2010 its only flops everything
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Michael-Jackson  +   1765d ago
3 in 1.
captain-obvious  +   1765d ago
so 87 on meta is a flop huh ?
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

ok
im good with that
but
what about this ?
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

:)
Wrathman  +   1765d ago
o yeah compare halo odst to heavy rain.because thats relavent.

i forgot how halo was known for its genre changing gameplay.LOL.and superb story.o how they critics loved it.lol

sorry but you fail with that comparison.and you reek of desperation

pathetic
FlameBaitGod  +   1765d ago
above 90 in metacritic

PS3
MLB 09: The Show
Killzone 2
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
LittleBigPlanet
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
God of War Collection

360
Gears of War
Halo 3
Gears of War 2
Forza Motorsport 3
Forza Motorsport 2

Even with a year head start you don't got more AAA games :( and you guys don't even have variety LOL! Lets see who will have more AAA games at the end of the year ^_^
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trancefreak  +   1765d ago
ps3 fans just punk bungie and take his undeserved bubbles. Dont let this sucka play you.

Bungie: this is your biggest gaming year according to to xbox gamers.

Ps3 fans wont forget your bot history when your exclusives start to roll out soon. Especially the flagship title halo you worship.

I wouldnt be surprised if you ruined all these exclusives with massive spoilage spamming. Im sure all the bots will thank you when their fav game plot/stories are ruined in the same manner in regards to the ps3 exclusives that are being trashed by you and your bot buddies..

Im sure xbox gamers will just adore your cute innocent trolling when the time comes unfortunatly.
TROLL EATER  +   1764d ago
I disagree HEAVY FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP
UP  +   1765d ago
Here we go again
Soon all the fanboys will be hear. Is anyone tired of Bungie on every bad review of heavy rain saying it is a good score and his avatar making it even worse. I am seriously thinking to ignore him because of his annoying avatar same with green light of life's avatar. Anyone else with me?

Anyways it is obvious this game was not meant for people at game arena.
Nitrowolf2  +   1765d ago
*******POSSIBLY A MINOR SPOILER***************
I have not played the game, but from all the vid i have seen with Jayden i am guessing the reason why he takes Tripto is do to the after effect of the ARI glasses. This is just a guess but in like tv shows or movies that have some type of new futuristic equipment being used for the first time there are usually after effects from the object. Considering that they actually give him the power to access files, and be in a different location while being in the same, i would think it would have an effect on him Physical and mental.

*****************END********* ******************************* ****

wow low score, Half the review is about this person talking about the first chapter of the game, one issue is that he talks about making choices in the beggining of the game where****SPOILER***ethan is rushing to save his son and he ends up dieing that part is the reason really for the origami killer to go for Ethan son, If he lived then we only have 3 character, The Origami Killer is after Ethan because of what he did, he wants to test Ethan of how far he would go for love, to protect somebody. He says he feel cheated about that death because there was no option, this is why the game is thrown into this plot, you have ethatn save his kid you lose about 2-3 charcter because of that because there would be nothing for them to follow.***END SPOILER****
unchartedgoty  +   1765d ago
9.5 baby
good review
UP  +   1765d ago
I have a dumb question
how can someone approve a article more then once?
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1765d ago
Depending on your bubbles and the amount of crank you have you can get more approvals.

I currently have two approvals.
UP  +   1765d ago
thanks
unchartedgoty  +   1765d ago
THE HIGHER A MONKEY CLIMBS A TREE THE MORE YOU CAN SEE HIS AZZ
BUNGIE...NICE ONE, BUT THE AVERAGE SCORE IS 9.0
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The Maxx  +   1765d ago
Where are you getting your info from?
Currently on Metacritic HR is at 87 and this review has not even been added yet which will probably drop it to around 85.

http://www.metacritic.com/g...
danielle007  +   1765d ago
@maxx
It shouldn't drop it down 3 whole points, will it? I doubt this site, who I've pretty much never heard of, has very much weight on the scale.

I wish they would redo the whole scale, they should show all the scores, but not include the one highest and the one lowest score in the average, just to get rid of the odd balls like this one. It would be a more even average, and much more fair. You don't really know the background of the reviewer, but they get all this weight. He could have given a low score out of spite. Just my opinion on that matter..
thebudgetgamer  +   1765d ago
man that sucks,
i was going to buy this game but since i dont have have a mind of my own i will go with this review and ignore all the good scores. whew what a load off.
bjornbear  +   1765d ago
yeah man thats
the best thing to do.

if you acted by your own decision then you'd be another silly PS3 fanboy buying exclusive just because they are exclusive and NOT because they are AAA games ( since this game is 1/2 points off from 90 duh)

shame on you

next time you see a review like this, forget about the game FOREVER.

/s -_- i totally get you - get it, i did today and I love it =) its unique and refreshing and strangely amusing =D
thebudgetgamer  +   1765d ago
after twenty something years of gaming,
the closest game i can compare this to (that i have played) is dragons lair in the early 90's and thats not even a fair comparison. besides i need something different. i have bought more shooters this gen then any other gen combined.
OmarJA-N4G  +   1765d ago
Say bots, where's my 360 exclusives? two months has passed.
LordMarius  +   1765d ago
Deadly Premonition is calling
and bots talk about flops, lol

http://www.metacritic.com/g...
http://www.metacritic.com/g...
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redsquad  +   1765d ago
@2.1
Ah, but in Bungie's (aka "I've got my brain in backwards") mad little world, DEADLY PREMONTION only has to get one 'good' score amongst a sea of bad ones and he'll think it's brilliant.
OmarJA-N4G  +   1765d ago
I mean Where are, still learning the Englisy.
TheLastLevel  +   1765d ago
I just gave one look at who the contributer is, and then I laughed. I guess we should all ignore all those 9/10's and 10/10's huh?
-Mezzo-  +   1765d ago
This Game Is Not Good.
It is freaking marvelous. i have been playing this for the last 11 days.

I completely disagree with the review. This game is nothing lower than 9/10.
redsquad  +   1765d ago
Indeed - It sets out to challenge your emotions and manages to do so within minutes of starting. It's beautiful, artful, engaging, makes you think and stays with you long after you put the controller down (something you have to force yourself to do). My gaming experiences spans three decades and no game has ever had the same affect as HEAVY RAIN has.

Oviously that won't apply to everyone, but the hate spewed by Bungie and his zombie hoards is so transparently contrived in it's extremity as to be laughable.
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Grodd  +   1765d ago
I don't have a problem with this score, unlike Edge and Teletext
Seems like an honest lackluster opinion which most happen to disagree with. That's fine, it's not a game for everyone. Some still prefer Halo, Pong or Donkey Kong.
Doesn't change the fact that a couple of other sites are clearly anti Sony. Its sad that some people are so pro or con Xbox/PS3. Why not enjoy the best of what each has to offer.
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raztad  +   1765d ago
To tell the true I was expecting a broader distribution of scores for HR. The highly positive reception it got surprised me a lot. This reviewer hated the game, thats ok, it's not changing that many are loving it. Come on guys dont hit the site and move on.

BTW. That Bungie/N4SP3G are really pathetic. Those guys dont even have a PS3 and spend all day looking reviews/negatives articles of PS3 games.
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HypermysticsonicHMSX  +   1765d ago
Bungie...lol
your really desperate aren't you
OmarJA-N4G  +   1765d ago
No his pathetic I'm sure his parents are very proud of him.
maniacmayhem  +   1765d ago
I knew this game was crap, i'm so lucky I got Deadly Premonition instead!
thedisagreefairy  +   1765d ago
jim sterling
is that you?
deadreckoning666  +   1765d ago
Haha N4PS3G hit it right on the dot! If anything, this site is pro PS3! The mindless PS3 fanboys just got owned and they respond with jokes towards Bungie instead of accepting their ownage. Classic.

EDIT: LMAO, now all off a sudden the fanboys are acknowledging that reviews don't mean anythg anymore. WOW, just wow.

@peeps- Hey man, I hope you enjoy the game. I just don't like how PS3 fans on this site take a dump on other PS3 fans(me) who aren't interested in Heavy Rain. I've been saying it for the past two weeks. Heavy Rain ISN'T for everyone. Finally we have a a NON-BIASED site that gave Heavy Rain a low score to prove it.

If it were up to me, review scores wouldn't exist. Maybe that way, fanboyism would diminish significantly.

@lovestospoodge- THANK YOU! You just proved my point! I make fun of the PS3 fans on this site and you AUTOMATICALLY think I'm not a PS3 fan myself. People like YOU are the problem with this site.

Btw, nice stealth edit lol!
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peeps  +   1765d ago
true. does it make me any less excited that it got dispached today, no.

Tbh it's a valid review, especially since it's included on metacritic, however it is comical that bungie is basically spending this week searching out the worst reviews and approving using second accounts.

Only been a few bad reviews tho, seems the majority are praising it. For me personally, i prefer Gametrailers reviews. If they had of scored it down dramatically i may have re thought my pre order but they seemed v happy with it
lovestospoodge  +   1765d ago
ps3 fans got owned?
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Seraphemz  +   1765d ago
@dead
it's amazing how some people can be so dense.

Sure reviews matter to some extent. But when you have a game that 8 out 10 times is getting 9's or 10 ten's you question the two scores of 4.

don't skew the truth with fanboyism.

I don't even have a 360 but I can tell Mass Effect is a great game..what if someone scored it a 4? It wouldn't make sense.
A 4 for this game is just wrong. Graphics alone would give it a higher score.
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solidjun5  +   1764d ago
Don't mind Dead
He's a stealth troll and a hypocrite!! He has no intention of playing these games and yet loves to stealth troll. He claims that he has a PS3 and plays multiple games but check his PSN (same as his name) and it'll only have 2 games registered with trophies. He's liar or his roommate has the PS3 and he just plays it from time to time. Deadreckoning666 is full of it.

New kind of trolling.
Philaroni  +   1765d ago
Alpha-Male22

This is why I hate game reviews, a review should be about the game and not your own personal opinion about it. A game can be good or bad if you like it or not. To be honest no mater the game some site always gives it a uber low score more for the hits then anything.
deadreckoning666  +   1765d ago
@seraphemz-

"A 4 for this game is just wrong. Graphics alone would give it a higher score."

Everyone has a different criteria for scoring. Graphics IMO should have the least affect on a score. If I recall, God of War 2 won GOTY despite the fact that Gears 1 was also a GOTY contender and had better graphics than GOW2. I don't have a 360 as well, but I hate the PS3 fanboys on this site that make the the normal PS3 fans(me) look stupid.

I rememeber saying that I was more interested in Alan Wake than Heavy Rain and I was automatically labeled a "360 fanboy" even though I don't have a 360. When will these people learn to use their heads? They think that all the media outlets in the world are against them. At first it was funny, now its getting annoying.

This is the best gaming news site on the Web and mindless PS3 fanboys ruin it for everyone else. If review scores got eliminated, these people would slowly begin to disappear.
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illuminatus_V  +   1765d ago
Metacritic User Rating
I wonder why the user rating is that low. I tried to read the user comments but the link doesn't work for me. Can anyone see the user comments on metacritic?

Edited:
P.S. I personally don't like the Scores. Reviews should state what a game is good in and what it is bad in, like Kotaku does it with their reviews. That's the reason I am more interested in the comments than the scores. But the user scores might indicates that the game causes different feelings on it.
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captain-obvious  +   1765d ago
lol i bet that's Bungie's doing
Mo0eY  +   1765d ago
Best video game I've played this year (excluding the God of War 3 e3 2009 demo). It only gets better from here too.

Edit for guy below:
These are the games I'm looking forward to:
God of War 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Final Fantasy 13, Gran Turismo 5 (possibly), Yakuza 3, Dragon Age expansion, Split/Second, 3D Dot Game Heroes, ModNation Racers.

Hopefully The Last Guardian can make it by December, but I doubt it.
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plb  +   1765d ago
..
But what about after GoW III? What does ps3 have? Nothing but a bunch of speculation of what may come in 2010. This is the main reason I got a 360 last month. After GoW III there is really nothing coming out that I see. GT5 will proabably be a 2011 release knowing Sony. And the last guardian and agent also 2011.
plb  +   1765d ago
I dunno
I think this game will only appeal to a select few. I saw some play throughs on youtube and while the graphics looks really nice the gameplay for me is just meh. If you actually had to solve problems it would be more interesting but the thing is from what I've seen the game doesn't let you continue until you solved all clues in the environment. One of the videos I saw the guy couldn't get back into the car until he investigated a body again.
Ninji  +   1765d ago
I wish there was a 360 exclusive game this year so I could call it a flop.
Sadly, there is no such thing as an exclusive on the 360.

With the 360 having no games and Winter being just about over I guess the 360 is useless.
Mo0eY  +   1765d ago
Dang, you beat me to it. I was just about to type something similar to what you said.

You got it right though - at least we have flops that we can play. :]
Gue1  +   1765d ago
Hey Ninji, I have become a fan of yours! Your trolling is powerful!
gtamike123  +   1765d ago
Bungie - contributor (Xbot)
and "Ignored by: 196 users"

That says it all really
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XtreemGamer  +   1765d ago
M$ have lots of money.... i see. I have played the game and it is a 8.5/10 at least.
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Grodd  +   1765d ago
PLB, You only need to look at the body, but not all of the clues.
FYI

Hint...

Go along the RR tracks and up the cliff.
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plb  +   1765d ago
The video I saw the guy had to look at the body twice..You can search youtube for it..it's a 5pt video.
Biggest  +   1765d ago
The only option you don't have there is no ignore the body. It would only make sense to at least look at it though. You are a F.B.I. agent investigating a crime scene. And you don't have to look twice. But you can. You can also ignore the train tracks, the hill, the gate, the coffee, the angry cops, and the reporters.
The Iron Sheik  +   1765d ago
Bungie is so butthurt over this game. He should be it is amazing in every way.

What's the matter Bungie? Ran out of spoilers and now you have to post bad reviews from no name sites?

Bungie and his 360 butt buddies here are the worst fanboys period. No Sony or Nintendo fanboy could ever match their douchebaggery.
Michael-Jackson  +   1765d ago
Didn't you hear? Bungies life's on N4G.
redsquad  +   1765d ago
Bungie is the ultimate bleating 360 zombie - His brain is now dead, having atrophied some time ago, and now his body can only perform basic motor functions. He's locked into the only pattern his withered walnut can recall and is doomed to repeat the same droning, mewling act ad nauseum or risk a full collapse of his nervous system.

Or that's what I like to think anyway, as it helps me loathe him even more.
Grodd  +   1765d ago
Bungie, Why are you so scared to see the PS3 achieve success?
???
GrandDragon  +   1765d ago
OH MY!
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bjornbear  +   1765d ago
too bad for them =/
i got it today and so far I'm enjoying it a lot =)

its a VERY strange game, but its likable =) and it does touch you emotionally definately =O the mall scene is AMAAZZZZINGly done, and so far i'm loving it (I agree, start is a bit too slow)

can't wait to continue!! =D but i disagree with this review =) and so do...most other reviewers...

but hey, needed to throw the 360 girls a bone right =P
Biggest  +   1765d ago
The mall had me frustrated as hell. I am a father and I would flip if my son ignored me like that. And wtf with all the people getting in my way at the least opportune time? GAHHHH!!!
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