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Submitted by drummerx2709 1830d ago | review

PasteMagazine: Heavy Rain Review

Jason Killingsworth writes, "Interactive thriller is remarkably brave, but only periodically thrilling

The videogame industry has been outgrossing Hollywood by a "Gerry Brookhymer who?" kind of margin for years now, but game developers can't stop using motion pictures as the benchmark for their own visual-presentation and storytelling endeavors. To the point that, in game marketing, the word "cinematic"-though qualitatively neutral-is now assumed to be interchangeable with modifiers like "mind-blowing" or "amazing." I don't get the sense that many gamers have bothered to question this logic. It's true that both games and movies are capable of delivering impressive visuals and spinning compelling yarns, but they have important, fundamental differences." (Heavy Rain , PS3) 62/100

xabmol  +   1830d ago
62?
No. Just no.

Played the game 3 times. First playthrough was great! After my second playthrough, trying to "break" the game a bit, I noticed some faults that knocked some of the enjoyment down a bit, but definitely not down to 62.
Bungie  +   1830d ago
don't get why are you complaining the game have very little replay value and very bad controls

the voice acting is not the best and that's not just me saying that

i think 7 is about right, 6.2 seems too low
jjacinto23  +   1830d ago
bungie
i love how suck you are.........
Lifendz  +   1830d ago
@ Bungie
7 is about right in this post but in some other post it's all how great the game is. You are really pathetic.
hybridtheory12  +   1830d ago
@Bungie
I can tell you havent played it from the way u talk about it. Just go replay the game and come back or dont talk at all. and i have this, beat it once and its going to be in my PS3 for a long time.
Bungie  +   1830d ago
i'v rented the game ,the first playthrough was fantastic

but the second was seen this-done that , i was done after the second time

if you still loving it, then good for you
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xabmol  +   1830d ago
Aww, Bungie....
When you play it for the second time, your supposed to make different decisions if you don't want to play the same game.

Maybe this time... Lay off the Tripto? x]
Dragunov  +   1830d ago
Cult classic
Like other great games. Bu bu bu replay value... I'd rather take a sp game of 2-3 playtroughs than another generic shooter with "unlimited" replay boredom
Halo3 MLG Pro  +   1830d ago
Good review. This game is the reason why they have rentals. No reason to buy this game whatsoever. Just a quick play through and your good.
Denethor_II  +   1829d ago
c'mon you know your not old enough to rent on your own yet
Dragunov  +   1830d ago
Its an adult game
You must stay playing Halo anyways..

PEW-PEW Beetleborgs :)
ian72  +   1830d ago
Heavy Rain is a mature grown up game for mature grown up gamers. It seems the older gamers like this more. I'm 37 and I love it, its a great game.
Mamajuana  +   1830d ago
I thought the game was awesome, I would personally give it a 9 out of 10. Been gaming for over 20 years I have not played a game quite like this. From what I understand it's similar to Indigo Prophecy and Shenmue, for some reason I never got around to playing those games.

Heavy rain was a great, unique experience.
MysticStrummer  +   1830d ago
LOL @ Bungie and Halo 3 MLG Pro
Hmmm I wonder if anyone on the PS3 part of this site gives these clowns any credibilty. I hope not but since people are mostly stupid, I'm sure someone somewhere gets upset at their troll antics. I finished my first play through of Heavy Rain yesterday. The words "cinematic", "mind-blowing", and "amazing" all apply. It's certainly not for the give-me-FPS-or-give-me-death crowd, but for real gamers who like varied gaming experiences and great stories combined with sweet eye candy, it's awesome. Saying that playing it through once means you're done is ridiculous. There are multiple opportunities for the main characters to die or otherwise be removed from the story, and the ending can vary wildly based on what happened before.
pansenbaer  +   1830d ago
This review doesn't really sound like a 62. Also, this guy has reviewed 'Where the Wild Things Are' (37) and 'Shadow Complex' (94). I suppose I should take his word.../sarcasm

SPOILERS AHEAD

Also, "...the game’s weather functions throughout as a barometer for the characters’ mental wellness at any given time."

No it doesn't it serves as how long you have until your son dies. It has nothing to do with the 'mental wellness' of anybody.

"...but do we really need to help our protagonist urinate, shower, shave and get dressed?"

Another thing I've noticed several people complaining about. And the answer is, no! You don't have to do all those things. You don't need to urinate or shave. Just like you don't need to drink orange juice, play with the toy car, watch TV, etc. There are a lot of things in the game that are available but that don't need to take place. But there is also a set amount of time before certain events take place, i.e. before mom comes home with the kids. You might as well pass the time somehow!

"And the victim corpses will pile up higher."

There are no other murders after the one you find with Jayden. What is he talking about? The guards at the mansion?
Denethor_II  +   1829d ago
Has anyone noticed this being sold out in there local game shops? I for one rarely experience this. luckily I pre-ordered the special edition.

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