"Heavy Rain is an emotional and unique gaming experience, but does it have much replay value, asks Nick Cowen."
the taxidermist is kinda hard
the gameplay mechanics seemed to lack inteactivity.
see this is exactly why quantic dream shouldn't make any games for the 360 because you have people like this complain about everything and bash it.
It is fundamentally the same as the Dragon's Lair arcade from 1983. The video game journalists really failed in praising it. 'Fess-up guys. It can hardly be called a video game. It could have been desgined as an interactive DVD.
"interactive" you say, could you control the player with "interactive" or do you just watch and select options?
I like the new bubble system! He can only troll once an article! YES!
I've played through a couple of times and go back now and then and replay sections to see what happens, but it doesn't have a lot of replay value unless you're a trophy whore. And I agree with the author that subsequent plays though the game can never match the experience of playing it the first time. But even if I had only played through once, that phenomenal experience was well worth the $60.
This is why I want to create a forgetting stuff machine.
to get all the endings! and then I'm gonna Platinum it like what I intended to! doing different stuffs and then got different endings kinda cool though! I can't believe I haven't seen it all yet! 3 more endings to go and the Platinum is mine!
....and, add conloles to that list. Like a turd in a truckers rest stop, the trolls just wont flush.
disturbing also, getting all the endings is fun though.
@Greenringoflife, Noticed you back a few days ago. We have all been missing your trolling.
I just put this game in my PS3 today after playing some Mod Racer Its a great game, i wish there was more DLC that would explain some parts like Ethan Blackouts Its a great game, and yeah i will admit its like watching a film But a really good one, plus i like the music in the game allot
Heavy Rain is one of the best games, and have one of the best Soundtracks in Videogames.
I'll wait for a couple of weeks more before starting on the Perfect Crime trophy, and gradually work towards the platinum by spacing apart my multiple playthroughs. That's the way to enjoy a masterpiece like HR imo, every playthrough will feel fresher and more enjoyable. Not sure why people criticize the replay value of HR, i think it's fantastic honestly. Or maybe i'm the only here who enjoy revisiting games after long breaks? I got blown away again playing through KZ2's campaign recently, i've forgotten how fun the gunplay is.
I also wonder about the blackouts. What was the deal with that?
maybe its like lost leave somethings open to interpretation...damn bastards...Amazing game though, played it until I got everything just couldn't put it down.
I'm still playing it everytime I get bored with RDR, which happens quite a lot....
...and I started riding away from any blue dots approaching me on scree lol. That being said I want to go back and finish the trophies in Heavy Rain but every time I get drawn into just playing the game :(
The random encounters are great for an open world game but I agree sometimes I think "what the hell? just leave me alone" and ride away because I'm in the middle of something.
I dip in and out of it, im goin for the Platinum trophy but Red Dead and BC2 are takin up alot of my time and ive got Army Of Pooh The 40th Day on rental but i WILL finish Heavy Rain to 100%
Ditto...and I like a dumb ass did the whole game over again wanting to get the most ass backwards ending ever....never realizing that all I had to do was go back to the section...lol
Is anyone still playing True Crime: Streets of LA Well, I guess what I'm trying to say is..... the fuck you askin' me for?
MEN, I LOVE HEAVY RAIN!
The dlc's chapters better come before rdr dlc. Or ill get rdr dlc's over heavy rain's download chapters of each character :D.
I'm gonna platinum it, once I finish Darksiders.
I played the game 4 times. Haven't played it in a couple of months but ill eventually go back to it because its such a great game
got the platinum last weekend, so not now lol
I'm not. & I bought a PS3 just for Heavy Rain and LBP. I mean, sure, I'm going to play other games on it, I already have been.. But, I bought the PS3 just because I loved Indigo Prophecy, and was super hyped up on Heavy Rain.. & the first play through of Heavy Rain is an experience I won't forget. I felt so connected to Ethan, and played it like I thought that Ethan would.. My ending wasn't perfect, but it was amazingly moving, and I even teared up a little. Seriously, it was unexpected and heartbreaking. Ethan was by far my favorite character, so determined and depressed, but with hope. -spoiler. but if you're reading this, and you haven't played it yet.. wtf are you even doing, go buy the stupid game already- I loved Heavy Rain... but my second favorite person in the game ended up being the killer.. and, I loved playing as him as well. But, to have this purely good character turn out to be the killer.. well, I was a bit pissed, since they had hidden stuff from me. playing as him, and my decisions are supposed to affect shizz.. No, thanks. I would have rather had the killer be someone outside the main characters at that point. & it just ruined the replay value for me. It's not even that I knew the ending, I'm completely fine with that.. but just that they pulled that nonsense.. At least with Indigo Prophecy, effin Carla didn't end up being behind the whole mess randomly. That's basically what they pulled here.
I agree with the killer...it was worst because it kinda ended up being an apartment movie...all our friends just watched me play it, and no one complained because it was basically a movie...but we ended for the night right after when Madison finds out the killer, and the next scene shows the killer. We were soo crushed after we saw that, and we were almost begging it was going to be a twist where he wasn't it...
havent played it since 3 weeks ago i still want to see certain scenes. i will start to replay it soon
They should ask the same for Alan wake
Yes, it have more than 5 endings. So it have a lot of replayability, unlike other games.
As good as Heavy Rain is which one of the best adventure games, the game is easy and short. After a few quick playthoughs and got the Platinum trophy, I have seen everything possible in the game and nothing left to replay. It's the quickest and least effort game to get the Platinum trophy. The Happy Birthday trophy not unlocking glitch took more effort to get than the Platinum trophy.
i am...going for the platinum trophy...at 75% done. LOVE THE FREAKING GAME!!!!
So.. What's the point of the article? Does it suggest to never play Heavy Rain or any other games that are focused on story and single player only (like Alan Wake for example)? What's the point of watching movies then, or read books with that kind of attitude? As for me, I don't have much time to replay ANY game. I have, like, 7 yet untouched games on the shelf and money to order another 4 or 5 games (I didn't buy any game in last couple of months), that I will have to play through. In my case the replay value is meaningless - I finish the game, get the expirience, get the excitement, get the impression from a game that I can share and discuss with my friends... Then I put a game in a box and place it on a shelf with other finished games. Is it so bad to play a game just once? No, if you don't have much free time, like any working man. And that is why I try to get as much from a game, as I can in the first playthrough. That is why I value story and gameplay over the replayability. I think one should have too much spare time to play a game over and over, or play multiplayer over and over. Too much free time. And that is just a waste of time in my case. Replaying a game or spending time in endless immersive multilayer steal my free time from playing new games. I wish I have more time to replay Demon's Souls or spend some time having fun with Uncharted 2 multiplayer. But I don't have that time. I choose to play new games instead. That is my choice. I think it's some kind of logic for the poors to choose between story driven gameplay or replayability. As a gamer, I appreciate and play (and buy) both types. I'm not going to deprive myself of any good game expirience, whether it have replay value or not. I earn enough money (to buy about 2 games per month in average) not to complain over a great game that I will only play once. So do I still play Heavy Rain? No. I've played it once (with a good ending), it was great, it was unique, it was unmatched by any game around in terms of original gameplay. It was worth my time, my money, I enjoied it. And that's the whole point of any game. P.S. I'm playing Yakuza 3 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 now.
Like GOW3, once you see the ending and the alternate endings there is no us in playing it again. That said,HR is still better then most of those generic FPS games we get these days.
No. However, that is the same way of all campaign on games for me. I will put them on the shelf, but pick them up again in the future.
Why did someone think this topic was a good one? Nothing better to write about? What idiots. You don't have to keep playing games for months.
traded in my copy of Heavy Rain, but it was for a worthy reason: God of War 3. i simply didn't have the money at the time to buy it, and i desperately needed it. i plan on rebuying Heavy Rain (and all the other games i traded in that day). before i got rid of it, i beat it at least 3 or 4 times. absolutely great game. i agree that nothing beats the first playthrough, but subsequent playthroughs really gave me a chance to take in everything Quantic Dream gave us in terms of story and visuals. it's such a creative showpiece for what the gaming industry can accomplish. people are too set in their ways concerning WHAT they think a game is, or should be, that concepts like Heavy Rain often don't get the appreciation they deserve. a video game isn't just shooting someone in the face, or rescuing a princess, or big explosions and alien invasions. it can be so much more than what the industry is producing right now. all this potential, and what do they do with it? produce shooter after shooter after shooter. there's certainly a place for shooters and cookie cutter sequels, but there is ALSO a place for games like Heavy Rain (and by extension Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Flower, The Last Guardian, etc). i just hope the gamers can let go of their prejudices and open their minds up enough to understand that Heavy Rain is STILL a game, regardless of how it mixes in film techniques with it's game design.
Still have my copy. Got my Platinum trophy and played through the taxidermist a couple times. I don't think I will ever sell this game, but I don't know how many times I will play through it while I still own it.
i saw all 23 endings and even more .i really care about visualls and i bought this game for its visuals and i still play it and enjoy seeing its visualls like other ps3 exclusives which i played 10 times or more and i cant wait for another graphic giant game from ps3 like gt5.after playing kz2 and mgs4 and uncharted 2 and heavy rain and god of war 3 i rarelty play other games and i dont enjoy their visualls.
but I can't continue as the control and the pacing is not my cup of tea. I got it for sale for like $35.00 but might trade it in for credit towards a new game.
still playing it and still loving it cant wait for David Cage's next game Horizon
Still play it you can make alot of diffrent things happen they did a really good job with this game.
Bought it at launch, played through 3 times. I'll go back to it the same frequency I have for re-watching movies like Se7en or Silence of the Lambs.
Wonder if there will be a "Does anyone really play Mass Effect 2" dumb article cause that game fell off the face of the sales chartz
I played and completed Heavy Rain twice within the first few days of it launching. I did start it again for a third time, but I only played a few minutes. Will have to go back to it soon!
I still play Heavy Rain off and on, I finished the Taxidermist so I'm just waiting for the next installment of the Heavy Rain Chronicles.
but i'll go back to it for sure =) just like half the games I have here have yet to be played through many a time =D
Metal gear solid 4 : is anyone still playing ? Uncharted 1 : is anyone still playing ? It never occured that a game with som uch branching path like heavy rain and story dlc would need some bashing about how some people are playing or not ... it's a great game i finshed it and will surely come back for platinium this summer
I still play them, I even enjoy jumping in and out of darkness
I finished it last week one of the rare games that I got all the trophies for. I only do that if I really enjoy the game enough to do it. I am currently playing Uncharted 2 that is a great game just finished on Hard trying to decided if I want to play it again on Crushing. Heavy Rain was a great game but not tons of replay value there. DLC is needed to keep you going back to play it. Sadly I already gave my copy away to my network of friends to play.
I will only stop playing when I've got the Platinum, and then I will still go back to take a shower
Haven't got around to it. Need time to get into it. Can't wait though
If people don't like it, they shouldn't play it. I don't like Halo, so I don't play it...Is it that hard of a concept!?!?!
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