Michael Denny, Devolpment Manager Sony, says that you will need no gaming skills when you play Heavy Rain. The game is about making choices and that will be a very interesting thing to do
that is really cool, i hope it has a really long good story that has millions of possible outcomes. damn i dunno what i am excited for... heavy rain? uncharted2? kz2 maybe? my wallet will cry again next year (-_-)
Innovative is this game is.
My interest in this game has been peaked. OFF TOPIC: Chaos your comment made me think of a movie. What movie is this quote from? First with a right answer gets bubbles. I just need to know that I am not alone in my nerdness. "No, Who is this is?"
OFF TOPIC: your qoute made no sense lol i would like to play this game
I think he's riffing off Yoda's weird sentence construction (Star Wars).
yeah, i know as a gamer, i really look forward to playing games that require no skill. come on now...
So a game that requires little gaming skill... is innovative? That's a helluva spin there. And even if it is "innovative" it isn't. I'm thinking more and more this game is something of hotel dusk with real time graphics and lots of qte moments. After all it's been confirmed that a trigger button will be used to control the character in Edge magazine.
Sounds more like a 3D version of Dragon's Lair. Get to a section...choose an action...then something happens (good/bad). Sorry, not innovative, but this may be a pseudo hard-core game for the casual gamer...could bring some people in (if they drop the price of their console).
No skills required for a game? Oh boy ... that sounds like a Wii game to me ...
o o no skills needed? this raises some flags. I am not judging the game mind u. but if this is another point and click adventure then i'll probably pass. Innovation? not so sure. nevertheless the game still has amazing graphics
Well i think the point is that what matters is what you choose to do, so its more important to make the right decision then to be skilled. Besides i dont even know if you can actually fail in this game. The game might just continue even though you die. But from what ive seen you definately need skills to pull of some of the things you want to do. Like escaping the house without getting spotted by the serial killer. But this id say its not skills that are typical gamer skills, its more like something everyone can do, but it still might not be easy. Being good in a shooter isnt going to help you alot when you are trying to sneak out the house. Perhaps being good at MGS will help.
Although I haven't decided yet if i CAN get this game, after reading some of these comments, I just have to say this. There are a lot of games that require little or no skill in the traditional gaming sense. I'm sure if you took the time to think of some of the mystery, detective or, better yet, puzzle games out there, you can probably come up with your own examples. Does that mean that they're not fun? Don't forget, some of those puzzle games have had mass market success. Just because it doesn't require any gaming skills doesn't mean it's not a game. It'll still be challenging. Quantum will make sure of that. I think what's catching a lot of you up is you see the action in the demo and the nice graphics and you think "This is an action game!" And if it doesn't play like an action game, then maybe that brings the game down in your eyes. Well, I've got news for you. THIS IS NOT AN ACTION GAME. Please show me one quote where they claimed that it would be. Sure there will be action in it here and there (there's no way I would sit through hours and hours of 'The English Patient'), but an action game it is not. But I can bet it'll still be fun, REGARDLESS of how innovative it actually turns out to be. Just DON'T think of it as being a Resident Evil or Call of Duty game. I always thought of it as a puzzle story game with some ok graphics. To me, that's STILL fun. Puzzle, mystery, whatever. There are alot of games that game your brain and not your fingers. As a gamer, I can appriciate both. Can't you? If not, no problem. Don't buy it. I don't think any of us should lose any sleep over anyone else's personal decision. But please don't try to convince others that this is somehow not worth their time because of whatever lack of finger-twitch gaming skills it requires.
I don't think anyone precisely said "don't buy this game" or is convincing someone to not purchase. And you are right that some games can reach our peak of interest without even being an action game. In fact the info for this game has been so scarce we hardly know if it is indeed an action game. But judging by the way the game looks and the platform it is on, what do you believe is the target audience? Exactly. So this is a bit of a small shock to hear the game is lacking required skill for a video game. We merely stated our opinions. Nothing more.
Quit b!tch!ng and go buy Indigo Prophecy and see if you want the game. Indigo Prophecy is on the PS2 cost no more than $15, is made by the same developer, and the developers said Heavy Rain will take everything they learned from Indigo Prophecy and implement it into Heavy Rain. Indigo Prophecy is a very heavily scripted I'm not saying it's linear (far from it), but it's very very story heavy. It was like an interactive movie, where you play the characters in the movie and decides what happens. And since Heavy Rain is going to offer so much more than Indigo Prophecy, it's safe to say that there will be plenty of ways to approach multiple scenarios. If you've ever though about what you would do if you were in the same situation as a character in a movie than Heavy Rain is for you. If you enjoy reading mystery novels than Heavy Rain is for you. If you like watching TV shows like CSI and the Justice Files than Heavy Rain is for you. If you ever though about becoming a criminal investigator, detective, or any similar job than Heavy Rain is for you. But if your an ignorant [email protected]@$$ who doesn't know anything but button combination's, or how to tea bag online and believe that's what make a true gamer than "NO" Heavy Rain is not for you. A word of advice a true gamer plays all games and decides what he/she likes based upon gaming experience, not because they went out and bought the most expensive system, or because they play the same type of game their entire life.
Dammit you guys must be very young the quote was from Up In Smoke.
This game looks incredible i cannot wait to try it out
as soon as i saw playability of heavy rain, it fell off my list, but now this????? metal gear 4 was a movie and heavy rain is about choices, wtf??? but, i cant wait for killzone 2 and god of war 3.
for most PS3 exclusives. @homo will probably be the most challenging thing yet for you droids.
Heavey Rain is the ONLY decent matutre next-gen game on your damn blu-ray player! I want to buy a PS3rd (once they get below £199)for this game ONLY! You morons with your old gen games in next gen graphics, grow up already and play something innovative for once.
then can you give me a list of innovative games I can play that isn't on the PS3?
haha you just admitted all exclusive games on the 360 apart from Fable 2 suck ass (especially Halo 3)... by your logic anyway SELF-OWNAGE FTW!!!!!!!! we have plenty of innovative games thanks :)
You idiot. So Halo 3 and Gears of War are mature? What about all the complete morons on the LIVE service? Don't talk about something if you can't back up your own preference.
It seems Heavy Rain would appeal to both casual and hardcore now. I really can't wait to see this game in HD on my 40 inch plasma!
nonono what kinda blind fanboy statement is that? appeals to hardcore? hardcore what? board game players? newspaper readers? public transportation users? why would a hardcore gamer look forward to a game that requires "no skill"? EDIT: Sony said "no gaming skills" not me. i'm just quoting them.
You know, I think this will be taken completely out of context. We need a translation. I really doubt this game will require "no skill". Perhaps it will be more approachable...
Hardcore gamers who love great stories (Which Heavy Rain will indeed have). How could you not figure that out? Its only common sense.
You would be surprised at how many hardcore gamers play WoW and LBP lol.
You obviously don't know what you're talking about. I, along with other hardcore gamers are greatly appealed by this game.
nah, you're just a fanboy. you are all sitting here saying "i'm hardcore and i know this game's story will be amazing." so apparently you're a hardcore fortune teller since the game isn't out yet and you're already convinced of how great it is. i'm in awe of your hardcoreness
yeap its official , getting it on launch day for sure
you didn't need any for the past games these people made either, so I guess this is to be expected... I know some are really excited about this...I know it looks ridiculous...but I don't know, there is just nothing there yet that has me anticipating it very much...maybe its because I couldn't get into the PS2 games these guys made, for whatever reason...we'll see, I might be surprised...
well I guess that could be fun as long as the story is really good.
mgs4 was good.
Whenever I hear the term "interactive movie," I think of Sega CD :(
I really hated the gameplay, and I hated the story. I don't need to lose more bubble because I happen to be one of the 3 people on this site that thinks it sucked. Edit, I've played mg, mgs, mgs2, mgs4 and out of all of them I've only like metal gear. It's just an opinion, I didn't like mgs4, and never cared for other mgs games. Also, what are people disagree with me about, it's a personal opinion, are you saying actually did like it? (as for what I think sucked about it, everything felt so paper thin and drawn out. To me it felt like the story was trying to be everything to everyone and ended up only being good fanservice for those who would've liked the game no matter what)
No it isn't an interactive movie is a videogame with mature themes not running around shooting everything that exists, Also don't be fanboyish by saying that MSG4 was a movie and don't starting hating on MGS4 this is not the right place to voice your opinion, do it elsewhere
lol, why did it "suck"? its overrated but it didnt suck. i think splintercell does a way better job as a stealth game and the mechanics but the cutscenes and story were awesome in mgs4. you really do have to play all other mgs games to understand it, you probably didnt. @ above/ if mgs4 wasnt an interactive movie then why was i just staring at the screen and setting down my controller for an hour after every act?
I think LASER DISK.
MGS4 isn't an "interactive movie." interactive: Any type of media that allows the user to influence and react to it. (At least that's how I would define it in that usage since moving a robot around in a regular movie wouldn't really). You cannot change the outcomes of (or influence) the cut scenes, so they aren't technically interactive. Also MGS4 is a game, and has plenty of gameplay so it definitely wouldn't be categorized as a movie. And this is all off topic.
I thought MGS4 was lame compared to earlier MG games. It was like they were going to make a CGI movie, then put that movie into the game as an after thought.
no one except fanboys can diss mgs4 also splinter cell...lol...its stealth is SOOO realistic. Oo the lights are out oh well never mind. 3 green dots...ignore them. and Xi all isee you is trolling ps3 news i wonder how you got all those bubbles time to take them away.
I've lost a bubble for saying something bad about MGS4... So predictable on this site.
I knew this was a FLOP first time i saw the game.How many flops can one console produce is the ps3 going for a record or something.Also Since when did i say i download xbox360 games i never ever will only ps2 or psp games.
how many games have you stolen already you self-confessed thief. is downloading gears and fable make u feel good?
oh well, there's one game i'm sure i won't be getting in 2009.
Why not, because it is accesible? If that is the case then that is silly give it a go you may well enjoy it. I personally enjoy games with good stories the most
"You need no gaming skills for Heavy Rain" That's not a good sign ... maybe it's more a casual game then a hardcore game (probably where the money is nowadays)
The no gaming skills scares we as well. Now if it's a modern version of the Sierra adventure games of the past I'm down with that. If it's some dumbed down game that appeals to Wii gamers then not so good.
I don't think it's anything to really worry about. I believe he's merely summarizing that how this game is controlled is not like the 3 main groups of FPS, TPS and Action. It's a different type of thing aimed to keep you on your toes through being deep in thought. It should be really interesting, it wont sell well at first but it might pass a million after a while. ( that last line is just opinion )
What games really require you to have gaming skills? Shooters? This isn't a shooter. Really all "gaming skill" is, is knowing how to use a controller, and adapting to new control schemes. From the videos I've seen you still need quick reaction times (for the QTE's). Also, I don't think simplistic controls make it casual. Just because it is accessible doesn't make it any less "hardcore." It's a mystery game about a serial killer from what I have seen so far. Why would a mystery game need complex controls? Personally I'm looking forward to this game. It's something new and different, but I can see how it may not appeal to some people.
Hmmm i dont know about this one
For the English speaking > http://translate.google.com... Am I the only one getting a foreign site here? I'm surprised no one else commented on that.
Nope its foreign.
This is N4G..people only read the headlines..
Do not want.
you need no brain to play this garbage
That explains why it's a PS3 exclusive.
thank you took the words right out I mean geez alot of the games out of Sony's camp are so retarded.
Both of you fa*gots are retarded. If you hate the PS3 and its software so much, then GTFO of here. Go get F'n laid or something, you retarded, secretly-jealous kids.
Say goodbye to your bubbles troll :)
I believe this game is more of a game to show off graphic prowess and what can be done, rather than trying to be something for hardcore. IMO
Just press a button when the game prompts you to.
I hope it's something really interesting because "easy" games aren't my thing.
This is why I like the PS3 - it's the games and experiences which don't easily fall under a genre. I consider it more of an adventure game, or interactive movie. The old adventure games required no 'gaming skill' in the twitch sense, but did require a bit of thought. If you want a good idea of what it'll be like I would urge you to hunt down a copy of Indigo Prophecy (known as Fahrenheit in UK) or have a read of this - it's by the same developer... http://uk.pc.ign.com/object... Fahrenheit was a fantastic game that very few played. It had a really unusual control scheme which sounds like it's been retained for Heavy Rain (using a trigger to walk/run for example), and didn't really require any gaming skill beyond reacting to QTE's - but the way the game was put together, and the story delivered made it fantastic. I am very much looking forward to more from Quantic Dream
Where in the article does it say that you need no gaming skills to play this, apart from in the headline? Denny is quoted as saying: "It's all about choices and taking the consequences. It does not matter whether you are a good or bad player." Something has been lost in translation- probably the bit about being a good or bad player. But just go online with any "hardcore" game and you'll see that there are plenty of bad players.
I love that Sony introduces games like this :)
The site is Dutch, but they have a button to translate it in Engelish ;)
just to experience it, but i don't think it will be my cup of tea...
Indigo Prophecy. Its like Resident evil as far as you walking around to things and interacting with them. To where 'action' means many many different things. All contextual. Leaving infinite combinations.
lol almost everyone in the open zone is on my ignore list.. Ahh...it's so peaceful :)