David Cage commented about the bad critics of Heavy Rain, particularly made by two major French sites jeuxvideo.com and gamekult.com. He said that these two sites got poor articles, written by a fourteen-years-old boy...
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For me, a review with a bad score is not necessarily a bad review. However, a bad review is when there's a lack of analysis from a broader perspective, you know something related to the originality, creativity, innovation gameplay and story telling of the game, etc. Reviewers nowadays care either about graphics or multi-online component.
personally, I think he shouldn't care about them. the game spoke for itself and proved to be a step forward in narrative/story telling.
kratos That's what Cage was refering to, what was written, not score. "two sites are completely gone curiously beside the game beyond poor ratings (which worst rating for all countries, three points below the world average still ...) is the mediocrity of items that struck me. No reflection, no analysis, just a text boy of fourteen years in a playground." on EDGE " A strange article in the form of reckoning in which my name appears a sentence of two, as if the review was on me and not about the game Again, no analysis, no reflection, no recoil, just verbiage pseudo-intellectual with no content whatsoever. " Good comment "The developers and publishers try to change video games, it must one day that some media on the internet is also called into question. "
Good to see developers chime in on inconsistent reviews
This is the Best Review of the Game: http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News... Gaming FTW!!!
LOL!!! I never trust or follow reviews i am the one who judge if i like the game or not Why you pity gamers don't do the same thing? In my opinion and taste HEAVY RAIN suck things i like in the game - Graphics (eeehh NOT that much) - Music Score (Like any decent movie) the rest? not my taste
About time some one step up and said what got to be said about that pretentious and highly biased piece of crap called EDGE. I havent played HR, but Cage view on them is 100% shared by me.
I wish he mentioned that fat piece of sh*t at destructoid
IMO, Heavy Rain is an instant classic. I could give a flying f#ck about what reviewers think of HR. Besides, they lost every ounce of respect I once had for them over the last generation, which in my opinion is a good thing. God forbid I make a decision on my own. P.S. I still cannot for the life of me figure out why ME2 has a much higher score than HR. I've played both and found each to be very similar in quality.
@jjacinto23 Destructoid are Irrelevant site, they are not making serious reviews. Even they make ridiculous articles.
Yea that sounds like EDGE. Just big words to show how smart they are but really doesn't do any analysis. The Killzone 2 review is a perfect example of that.
@EvilBlackCat Just because a game is not your taste doesnt mean it "sucks". The Total War series is reveered by gamers. The top of its genre. RTS's are not my type of game generally, but that doesnt mean the game sucks. I still still reconise the quality. The graphics, the scale, the execution. I thing the game is quite brilliant. Just not my style of play. But at least I can give credit where its due.
The credibility of Metacritic falls down by them letting scores like this derived from poorly written articles onto the site and added to the average. They should be more critical of the sites they let into Meta as it represents the quality of the overall score. It's too bad Meta does not take the scores any more seriously than the 14 year old boys writing the poor reviews.
Not only that, but Metacritic weighs individual review scores. They say it's because the writers have been "gaming" for a lot longer than say TotalVideoGames, which doesn't make a lick of sense. Especially since they ignore the writer and weight it according to the individual site. They could've hired a freelancer, or, worse, newbie, over at Edge and they still would have rated it the same. I hate MetaCritic with a passion, and how much developers depend on it. If you're going to depend on an aggregate, depend on N4G's. They at least compile all scores and give each equal weight. Now if only we could get a moderator to remove some of these poorly researched reviews from our own aggregate. Than it'd be just perfect. We shouldn't encourage this type of $hit; regardless of system.
The graphics were very inconsistent in Heavy Rain. The game should get a 7/10 in the graphics department just because of the inconsistencies in the graphics. David, you want to make a realistic game right? well then make the environments look flippin real for crying out loud!!. The cars and the streets resembled GTA4 and the animations were very very uncanny. I don't call that realism. I think The Getaway 3 and Eight Days will look 10x's more realistic than this.
U sir, r a moron The focus of the game is NOT the backgrounds, its the characters and the storyline Go back 2 playin Halo 3 or COD
I was not impressed with the graphics except the up-close face shots. The background needed some more detailing. However, GTA4 is worse. I think Uncharted 2 spoiled me.
Don't bother talking sense to these guys. They think a coffee table in the background should have perfect textures or the story and character development suffer. I'm sure if they had a conversation while playing the game it would go something like this...... "Did you see that lamp shade in the corner?" "Yep, I sure did and it looked horrible". "Great graphics my as* can't even make a good looking lamp shade"
This 2 bubble warrior did not play the game. I didn't have time to check out the background while playing.
It's only a video game.
Yup, I've been playing it about 5 hours now and the graphics are hit and miss. But that isn't even my biggest beef with the game. The attempt to immerse you in the character by doing mundane tasks kills it for me.. I spend 10 minutes downloading an update then 10 minutes running through an install to fire the game up and start getting dressed and brushing me teeth? Boooring.. And don't get me started on the voice acting.. If the characters are the focus don't make it sound like they are reading from a teleprompter. Still though, I see what QD are going for and I give them mad props for taking that risk, maybe they can make it all work in HR2. Don't mind the relentless defenders here.. Sony can do no wrong and you are an idiot if you think otherwise to these folks.
I've completed the game once, and for me the biggest flaw - even bigger than the plot holes - was the graphics. Screen tearing has never bothered me before, but in this game it did. And there were one or two occasions when characters walked through each other - this really destroys the sense of immersion. But my biggest criticisms were the camera, and the way characters walked and interacted. It was very wooden and took the edge off an amazing experience. But I still love the game.
Heavy Rain is an excellent game, the emotional attachment is totally unexpected from me as a gamer. Im on my second playthrough and i have played the same episodes in a very different way, i like this game a lot. Graphics are hit and miss, some plot issues, and some bugs. But the objective of Mr. Cage was met with flying colors, and this could very well be the begining of the future for adult aimed games. BTW, amazon reviewers are praising this game a lot, for those who have only played the demo, check out those amazon reviews because pros and cons are exposed by over 100 people, not some big name web site
@TOO PAWNED: yep I know. It's not about the score, but the review itself. There's a lack of analysis and so on.
i luv this game. its refreshing & addictive.
THOUSANDS of gamers are still waiting for you to patch your broken game. HURRY THE HELL UP!
Best story of any game... EVER! 10/10 rating from me!
Let the game speak for itself. This just makes him look desperate.
This just makes you look like a fanboy ...which you are lolololol
It has spoken to me, that is why I'm getting the game when I get some money together. Maybe I should trade in some of my games, I still have not traded in a game yet lol. Probably b/c you get ripped off.
Criticizing scores is one thing, but I think it's entirely valid to be critical of reviews, especially when poorly written. Why are critics allowed to critique these works done by developers, but developers are not able to be critical of the critics? Seems rather unfair. Those who cannot do, whine.
I wonder what he is desperate for? Sales? Adoration? Or for the people that run their mouths for a living to be accountable for their rampant bullcrap? I vote #3.
That's rich.. When Dennis Dyack does this he is called an ahole because he called out the reviewers and the critics just like this guy is doing. Instead the entire community turned on him. Granted he went on a crusade of sorts while Cage is keeping it fairly low key.