During the Sony's GDC 2010 press conference, Peter Dille thanked the gaming press for positively reviewing Heavy Rain.
I thank Sony and Quantic Dream for releasing such a great game !
yup! yup! great game!
and proving that just because the game doesn't have a gun and space marines doesn't mean it won't be successful =D
i just haven't finished it yet, gets pretty difficult playing with a backseat gamer
Thank YOU Sony for being so brave!
87% of metascore is good. Only 2 points below Fable II. Great and brave attempt.
Couldn't be more proud to own a copy of this beautiful game. I hope Alan Wake will be just as successful. Rooting for the underdogs here! Also, if I was in charge of Sony's PR, I'd make sure to call out the bigots. Blacklist EDGE, Destructoid, GameArena, and TeleText. 'nuff said.
"Thank$ Everyone For $upporting Heavy Rain!"
I'm not going to fall for it. I'm just going to say.... "Don't be *that* guy"
thats so funny coming from you =) to think you give your money to a company that is infamous for its greed xD you should be a comedian =) love the irony! @ above - it's a "person"?! =O....it's a "guy"? =S wow...reality check
This coming from $oda, one of the biggest M$ supporters...
How are you not banned for always trolling the Gamer Zone?!
He has a point. What would the PS3 supporters be saying if MS started thanking reviewers?
This statement might PRESSure the press to make fair reviews....................... ......................... Im ready for the rotten eggs and tomatoes thrown at me for telling bad jokes.
"make fair reviews" Yeah that will happen when MGS4 finally gets released for the 360. The irony in that is would the PS3 fans like to see the 360 get MGS4 for in exchange of fair reviews and less one sided gaming sites?
Now get your act together and get some copies in the market. The 2 HMVs and Game outlet nearby were all out of stock last week!
man that game is trippy, best game ive played in a while.
That's kind of weird. The reviewers gave it the score they felt it deserved, nothing more, nothing less. I guess they are thanking them because Heavy Rain is so different from anything else out there but that is still odd to me.
Sony is thanking the press for recognizing unique games in today's overcrowded generation of generic, cloned bullsh1t...
Even though there is a lot of that there are plenty of original games (maybe not as original as HR) out there. No one thanks the press for those. All I'm saying is that I have never seen that before and it's a little odd.
maybe we have never seen games that are called "Interactive Drama". games like these are rare. Sony is just thanking them for appreciating such a non-general game.
I think they mean "thanks for not all being knee-jerk negative like a select few were and realising what HEAVY RAIN was trying to achieve".
They should be thanking Quantic Dream
Thanking the press just sounds stupid. What was he going to do if it had gotten destroyed in the press? Insult them?
Sony lets their games speak for themselves, MS on the other hand uses... different methods...
Wait a sec...shouldn't Sony be thanking the FANS for BUYING their game?
Good point, regardless of positive reviews, the fans are responsible for sales, so they matter more. The fact that Sony thanked the press for positive reviews can be interpreted in may different ways, positively and negatively, I for one think it was a bad move, they should have thanked the fans instead, makes more sense cuz their support is what's more important
Guys, reviews could have killed this game before it went on sale. But even those who were wary of this type of game instead did nothing but lavish praise. Due to the reviews, this game gained a bit of fame in the Newspapers. Not sure about USA but here in the UK anyway, the Independent even went to see what everyone was talking about and that is now probably the most respected paper in the UK. It's a broadsheet, but has the popularity of the tabloid. If the game didn't get those reviews, that kind of exposure wouldn't have come.
but its weird that there is no info on n4g about the all the issues that are plaguing the game: http://boardsus.playstation... and http://heavyrainisfalling.c... for some the game is unplayable for a variety of reasons its one of my favorite games this gen but the game freezes regularly, corrupts saves, and has tons of visual and audio glitches if you have not had any issues thats great, but there are a significant number of ps3 owners who cant play a game that they have paid for
the game froze on me once or twice but apart from that it was fine
I didn't have a single freeze, also I didn't see any tearing neither which some have complained about? Mind you I have a european Slim model.
I would imagine the press was thanked for giving an unusual, nontraditional game a fair shake. I was surprised the gaming press was so accepting of the game. I expected more "it's not a TRUE game," "it's too short," or "it's all QTE" BS reviews from them, but in general they were willing to look at what the game had to offer whether they liked the game or not. And most did seem to like Heavy Rain.
Sales will be crap, watch it not be in the top 5 NPDs
its called class which microsoft execs don't have.
Right back antcha ya
Something MS doesnt do.
Microsoft's money is the thank you message!
No issues with the game here and I've finished it once. Its a great experience but the voice acting was a little wooden for some characters imo. Looking forward to the dlc (which I only found out aboot in this article) does anyone know when its getting released?
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