Heavy Rain changed my life, says Assassin's dev

According to Jean-Francois Boivin, associate producer on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, in the future video games and moves will merge into one entertainment medium.

"I think that eventually video games, movies and the like will all be one and same medium," Boivin told "I can very easily see an Assassin's Creed movie in the future, or a Spider-Man movie, like Spider-Man 9, and you put that stuff in your console and then you just watch the movie. Or perhaps right off the bat, do you want to watch Spider-Man 9, or do you want to play Spider-Man 9? And it's the same quality, the same thing."

It's a future already creeping into the present said Boivin, pointing to Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain as one such experience.

"I can see that happening, and we're starting to have a glimpse of the possibility with games like Heavy Rain - which, I have to say, changed my life."

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Narutone663077d ago (Edited 3077d ago )

Heavy Rain is really a life changing game.

zootang3077d ago

You not played it, it's great! (depending on which ending you get)

Redempteur3077d ago

even the bad endings are great

I_find_it_funny3077d ago

QD guys are good at changing ppl's lifes, everyone who played Omikron knows, that game left a mark on me, and I was so young... :)

Conloles3077d ago

Does he run around now yelling SHAUN??? JASSSSONNNNNNN!!!!!

zootang3077d ago

I can't say anything because i don't want to spoil it for people. What I will say is, I was very annoyed with one ending. I thought it had all worked out fine, it didn't :(

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NeoBasch3077d ago (Edited 3077d ago )

The game is definitely a favorite of mine. I love the way Cage tried to think outside the box with this one. Despite the QTE's, it turned out to be rather thrilling. The story itself is one of the most emotional I've ever had a chance to partake in. I like how depending on your choices you could get drastically different endings. My first was pretty special, and will probably always be my favorite ending.

I'm excited to see what Cage has up his sleeve next: Horizon. I hope more studios develop Adult emotional experiences like Heavy Rain. We need more of them. I don't want to be shooting a gun my whole life. I mean, if I had to, I'd prefer something like the original Condemned over Call of Duty or something.

kneon3077d ago (Edited 3077d ago )

I think the QTEs added to the intensity. When things are going fast and furious it can get pretty stressful, especially after you've missed one or two because you know that if you fail again then it could be over for this character. There is no re-spawning and do-overs in HR for those that haven't played it. You have to live with the consequences of your actions, just like in real life.

blumatt3077d ago

It really IS something special. A game like Heavy Rain pulls you in like no other video games currently can. You don't generally hear people saying Halo or Uncharted 2 "changed my life". Heavy Rain is a landmark for the merging of entertainment. You literally play the movie and the graphics are stunning.

Cloudberry3077d ago

It's great to see other game developers enjoying Heavy Rain.

* Cliff Blezinski (Gears Of Wars).

* Jean-Francois Boivin (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood).

* Jun Takeuchi (Resident Evil 5, Lost Planet 2).

* Yoichi Wada (Square-Enix).


*THUMBS UP* for Quantic Dream.

DORMIN3077d ago

It is a brilliant game.

One of the most memorable gaming experiences i've ever had because of how emotional and intense it was.

BTW I'm curious what did Yoichi Wada say about it? O_o

Spenok3077d ago

Couldnt have said it better.

FunAndGun3077d ago (Edited 3077d ago )

Still waiting to play this game with Move support. I started it, then heard it was going to be patched to support Move and I stopped.

I just think this is a perfect game for Move and really excited to experience the game with the new control sceme.

woo hoo!

Game-ur3077d ago

Heavy Rain style narrative can be incorporated into any type of game. Its success will inspire a new standard of storytelling.

Claudinho693077d ago

ps3: it only change lives

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