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Gamecritics: Heavy Rain is, in many ways, not well written (Part 1)

Gamecritics writes: "So it's fair to say that I don't have the greatest confidence in David Cage's ability to create something that makes sense. Still, I decided to delve into Heavy Rain and see what he'd produced this time around. Now, four hours in, just having completed "The Bear" I'm ready with some initial comments-and these are just going to be plot things, since this isn't an official "review" of the game. Also, unless it gets really egregious I'm not going to comment on the awkward phrasing caused by the game's sometimes iffy translation."

Warning: Article contains spoilers.

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Light Yagami2303d ago

I agree. heavy rain sucks. voice acting is terrible, script makes no sense and animations are stiff.

rucky2303d ago (Edited 2303d ago )

It's also one of the most emotional gaming experience one will ever have so behave yourself imagay.

captain-obvious2303d ago (Edited 2303d ago )

Gamecritics: Heavy Rain is, in many ways, not well written (Part 1)
Gamecritics: Somehow Heavy Rain continues to worsen (Part 2)

well the month just started
it looks like Gamecritics just got their payroll from MS

but it all wont change this
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

lelo2play2303d ago (Edited 2303d ago )

I finished Heavy Rain and thought it was a interesting game with a great story, but with very limit gameplay. Gameplay is the most important thing in a game, and Heavy Rain has lack of it. Honestly i don't think Heavy Rain deserved all those 10's it got, because it's no way near a perfect game. It was way overhyped. Quantic Dream's older game Fahrenheit was a better game then Heavy Rain.

@captain-obvious "it looks like Gamecritics just got their payroll from MS"
It looks like i also received my payroll from Microsoft, just because i don't think Heavy Rain a perfect game. For God's sake, grow up already.

EvilBlackCat2303d ago

obviously this guy is a loyalist

ITS obvious!

YOU MUST LIKE HEAVY RAIN!!! You Should Be Excited For HEAVY RAIN!!!

militant072303d ago (Edited 2303d ago )

more like you recieved yours from Sony

edit: wow look at the disgrees

Dee_912303d ago

Somebody tell the author he a few weeks late

Rocket Sauce2303d ago

Well, a character in Heavy Rain does actually say, "You go, girl!"

Marceles2303d ago

It's absolutely nuts how much PS3 games get analyzed, just ridiculous

kancerkid2303d ago

At captain obvious:

Obviously you have never been to the site. They call out every single game for its faults, and also what they do best.
They destroyed Halo 3 when it came out.

You dont know what your talking about.

MattCielo2303d ago

I 100% agree with you. They ripped on Mass Effect 2, Halo 3, Modern Warfare 2 all for being games that castrated themselves for appealing to the masses. How does ripping on one PS3 game make them biased if they already ripped on Mass Effect 2 and Halo 3? Seriously, if you read the article, the guy makes legitimate points. This isn't some crappy IGN article, it's a well written article, with engaging points that are meant to evoke discussion.

ktchong2303d ago

Which is really a fair score for the game.

Sony might have controlled the initial waves of reviews and put a gag order on (bad) reviews initially, but as more and more reviews came out later, the average score turned out to be very fair.

I have always found that the metacritic scores are very fair in the long run; the only people who complain about metacritic being biased is the PS3 fanboys who are upset that some PS3 exclusives got some low average scores.

sikbeta2303d ago (Edited 2303d ago )

Heavy Rain Story is Great, there are some "WTF?-Moments" and some "there is something missing here" moments but is really Enjoyable, well at least is better than the average "guy saving the girl" story.... lol

k jules2303d ago

The lowest review for Mass Effect 2 on Meta is a 7,5, and it belongs to gamecritics.com. This site is unbiased and critically analizes all games, something most of the popular sites have forgotten over the last few years.

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despair2303d ago

i love how the guy is ragging on the game when he hasn't even played it to completion even once. Sure there are plot holes but its better than 90% of the crap stories out there. when will people just shut up and enjoy a game instead of only pointing out the negatives. Constructive criticism is good but stupidity, ignorance and fanboyism shouldn't be tolerated.

Hotel_Moscow2303d ago

the story is the only thing they can bag on though

SiteNblog Defender2303d ago

He makes some very good points. I can't believe Heavy Rain messed up the most basic things like cops not interviewing people.

Heres part 2 - http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...

Rocket Sauce2303d ago (Edited 2303d ago )

Read the 4th paragraph on part 2. I think that's the biggest problem with Heavy Rain. They threw in a really dumb twist just for the sake of twisting.

vickers5002303d ago

I think you do not understand the definition of "constructive criticism". Constructive criticism does NOT mean "if you do not agree with me, then you are stupid fanboy".

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Apocalypse Shadow2303d ago (Edited 2303d ago )

ps3 exclusive game:

analyzed and criticized unto no end.still sells over a million.but criticized for not selling 10 million.

360 game:

free pass and forgotten in a week or 2.still receives 9-10 reviews.reaches standards ps3 reached 2 years ago.forza3-forgotten.fable2-fo rgotten.mass effect 2 just came out-forgotten.the only games that are not forgotten is the first version next gen halo(3) and cod.

multiplatform game:

compared up to release,then forgotten when the ps3 version sells just as well.

multiplatform game comparable to a ps3 exclusive:

said to be just as good as a ps3 exclusive.ps3 version sells just as well or better.ps3 owners still get to play both.the multiplatform game and the EXCLUSIVE.multiplatform game is forgotten while the ps3 exclusive wins the end of year awards.

just another day in the games industry........

kancerkid2303d ago

have you ever even been to gamecritics.com?
They call out all the games.

Just because you don't know what your talking about doesnt mean you need to label the people who actually do as fanboys.

Xof2303d ago

Heavy Rain IS poorly written. In every way. The weak delivery certainly doesn't help matters. More than any other game this generation, Heavy Rain is a product of hype and little else.

But, because it's an exclusive, it gets blind praise. Odd, especially when you consider that the PS3 actually HAS exclusive games that excel in every aspect Heavy Rain gets such undeserved praise for. I can only assume it's because those games weren't nearly so heavily advertised.

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