Heavy Rain is one of the PS3’s more visually appealing games. But the game does feature some distractions that hinder the experience.
When all else fails, grasp at straws. Never mind the fact that they're seriously complaining about a bed in a video game that won't sink though, they also blurred AND compressed the photo themselves to make it look worse. Desperate times.
This is definately stupid as hell of an article.
Heavy Rain is a beautiful game however it isn't anywhere near being Photoreal. The main problem is the animation. Alot of the characters just have movements and face expressions that lapse into gamey looking territory. The game is capable of looking incredible. However it doesn't always live up to that. A good example is the load screens versus the game itself. Those close up load screens of the characters faces look incredible. However when actually playing the game they don't seem to look as good. Photorealism means that you literally cannot tell something isn't real. That isn't the case with Heavy Rain. Someone can easily see it's a game. A very pretty game yes but a game nonetheless.
If you want photo realism play GT5 when it comes out :)
heavy rain is so compelling and atmospheric and the manner of the article targeting petty issues is ludacris.
I wonder why people even brought up an article about a game that have been released for severals months already :P
"The bed doesn't sink" This is Unbelievable Hyper-Fvcktastic-Mega-lolz
All this means to me is that Heavy Rain looks soooo much better than the average game that these types of things stand out. In other words, having these incredible graphics might--arguably--do more harm than good. Let me explain: No one complains about beds not sinking in on God of War 3, right? Even though the game is amazing, the graphics aren't attempting to look real-to-life. In heavy rain, they are, so imperfections are just that much more obvious. Bottom line is that there is not a game in the world that has accomplished all of what Heavy Rain has accomplished. And that makes it a pretty sweet game, stiff animations or not.
argh the water and rain effects are perfect and the game is fully motion captured but but ..the bed doesn't sink !! Seriously ???
its looking like cg though this isnt something that can be seen as a game
Heavy Rain looks absolutely braethtaking and does approach photorealism at certain parts. The level of detail in the convenience store for instance, and the stunning water and rain effect. I actually spent time running around in the rain to oggle at the graphics. I've only noticed the stiffness of the clothing out of the entire list and it definitely didn't take away anything from the amazing experience.
Some parts are real looking, when your in the nightclub the bouncer looks literally real.
Dumbest article in a loooooooooooong time.
bed dont sink
Heavy rain is by far better looking game than any other except for Uncharted 2
i thought that people actually play game and all that but this
The bed might not sink but this journalists reputation does.
should he even be called a journalist?
People forget this is Quantic Dreams first try on the PS3. Give em a break. Uncharted 1 looked great and somehow Uncharted 2 looked even more fantastic. QD next game will look even better no doubt about it.
Heavy Rain is far from realistic, its just a video game movie
What you think
The whole point was that photo realism can drive an experience with great graphics. Adherently, other aspects can also take away from that because they all form Voltron! But yeah I think the technology is there, and (PS3) devs are taking advantage of everything that is available to them.
I can understand what he's trying to say, but what the hell does he expect? Full blown real life everything? That kind of tech is possible, but nowhere near an affordable price for a home console. He's just nitpicking about nothing. This whole rant was just ridiculous. With only 512 megs of RAM, and an RSX, the Cell is pulling off amazing feats. What will we see in 2 years...
Ha no imagine what we'll see with Gt5 That will set the bar for graphics
Hard to disagree. Lets see him make a bed that sinks!
The chances of this author being a fat tub of lard who knows exactly what a sunken bed looks like are pretty high, Jordan.
like a pc does
I guess the author failed to comprehend, the lack of "bed sinking" had NO affect on the AWESOMENESS of Heavy Rain. With over 1 million in sales, and rave reviews, I guess the author is really really nitpicking.
How did this post even get approved? Nothing but someone nitpicking a great game to make it look bad.
Welcome to N4G.
Some things in Heavy Rain Shines, and there are some down falls. For example, objects and characters look good when the cam starts to pan toward them, but as soon as the cam starts to pan away from the character the more generic the object looks. case in point, take a look at the start of the game as the cam pans on the main character when it pans from a far the lighting and scene is kick a%^, but look at how cartoonish he looks from a far. I mean the guy has a point there are somethings in Heavy Rain that needs polish. Hell it doesn't stop The Sony loyalist from nitpicking 360 games the same way.
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I was impressed with the graphics. At the beginning when they are showing all the faces(during credits) some of the ones like the old women were amazing. The whole game looks good enough that none of the nitpicking things like this article is stating make much of a difference. Of course there is always room for improvement but Quantic did great for their first "next-gen" release. Now the controls on the other hand..Particularly using the trigger to walk and some of the mundane story tasks they give you to do in the name of "immersion" are more tedious than fun.
and lets not even get started on the acting, I enjoyed the start of the game also one of the best I've scene to date, but the game has its flaws nitpicking or not. I mean how many times did the hard core sony fans nitpick gears of war for its poor gray textures, Hell they are nitpicking Alan Wake as we speak. See to them thats news, but when its reversed its a poorly written, bias, fan boy bashing,(insert your quote here) travesty.
Yeah, but that kinda goes both ways. Just a little bit. I've noticed every (you say sony fans? Lets call the others gamers ha) nitpick just as much. A few plot holes in Heavy Rain? Lets write 100 articles about it. GOW3 isn't an great experience because some "gamers" question the time it takes to beat it? F it, lets write an article about it. Modnation has to load so we can have access to all kinds of content? Let's get em'! Uncharted 2 has a plant out of place? Well, you know the drill. It goes both ways so stop acting like the "hardcore Sony fans" are the only ones that think this article is silly.
I understand your defensive stance, but this all strings from the premature nature of the fan. It's unfortunate that n4g is made up of more sony fans. I have seen more dry bashing from The SDF then I have seen from the 360 side. Take for example, Grand Theft Auto Four when it didn't live up to the hype who was being blamed for it? Xbox, it gimped the game. You remember when Dragon's lair was supposed to be the 360 Killer, no wait, I mean Heavenly Sword, no wait I mean Metal Gear Solid 4, no I mean... What does the fan from the other side do? They defend the brand they like. However, lets relate this to the article. You and I both know there are some flaws in Heavy Rain. It doesn't stop it from being a bad game. This writer has every right to point out its flaws the same way Sony Fans and articles pointed out the game length and price for Halo ODST, the textures of the grass in Gears of War, The fact that Alan Wake is the only game where the Main Character gets hit with a flying car and doesn't fall. My personal fav line is " The game is Sub HD so it will never live up to standards". How about, all of a sudden a game is an 8.5 its an automatic rent me? Yet when a game like Yakuza 3 gets the same score its a must buy? Yes both sides do nitpick, but on n4g it's more of the sony fan's pushing toward the nitpicking. A new game confirmed for XBOX360 Here comes the Rhetoric, " Oh look at the bland color it doesn't look better then Uncharted". Once someone nitpicks what they deem is a classic its all of a sudden a poorly written article, or a fan boy rant. This article is not poorly written compared to other articles seen on here. The writer makes valid points, and in no way bashes the game. Was he nitpicking? Yes, he was just a little bit, but so what.
To the author... i cant remember a game that has beds sinking.... show me one.. since you complaint about it... show us how it supposed to be done..
lol you sir read my mind here have bubbles:):)
lame article by a lame author..... the nitpicking can be said for any game..... take HR out and insert AW..... silly
Heavy Rain is in the top 5 best looking games so far this gen hands down. The only game that looks better than Heavy Rain is GOW III and maybe Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 if you factor in physics.
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