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Dyack: Heavy Rain could be 'fantastic'

Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton today, Denis Dyack, founder of Silicon Knights, has said he believes Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain could turn out to be a "fantastic experience".

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Mr_Bun3472d ago

No offense to Dyack, but due to his lack of credibility recently, why do we all of a sudden give a sh*t about what he thinks? Was he the only developer at this Brighton Conference?

Shuya3472d ago

Though too human was pretty much regarded as a failure their previous game Eternal darkness tapped into the kinda emotional gaming that heavy rain is striving for.

Off the back of that game's greatness it's fair to say he still has legs to stand on so to speak.

Bnet3433472d ago (Edited 3472d ago )

Scroll down to see Spoony's comment. That's why. He had one f*ck up. It's not like he doesn't know how to make a good game.

Right, well, he just wanted to say something about Heavy Rain. I don't see what's wrong with that.

morganfell3472d ago (Edited 3472d ago )

Kigmal, everyone is entitled to make a mistake. Agreed. But if you look at the deeper issues, they were not simple matters of errors in game design. The real source of discord goes far beyond that matter to the realm of arrogance, blaming the entire world for his problems, attacking those that did not line up to kneel before the throne of Dyack, grossly overestimating the ability to achieve an envisioned design, and then faulting the human race and specific software companies when said vision failed to materialize.

As regards his last game, it isn't that Too Human is a bad title. It's the fact it doesn't approach what he hyped it to be. And I mean he personally. Even after the infamous E3 comeuppance he couldn't find humilty in a 3ft square room with both hands even if it was plastered to his face and the floor was made of humility tiles.

I think it is great when a developer tries to push beyond the normal limits and do something wonderful and new. But there comes a point in the development cycle when you have to hire the right testers and then you must listen to them when they tell you a core part of your innovative design isn't working as it should. You should not dismiss them and then proceed to do 5 times the number of interviews all the while continuing on down the wrong path with a gleeful look on your face.

SL1M DADDY3472d ago

When he put out Too Human and the reviews were less than stellar, he had the nerve to mock the media and those of us that did not like the game by saying we didn't get it and that we had no taste in games. Sorry, but the guy is a douche and no, I do not take him seriously, even if he is deciding now to kiss other developers butts that produce games exclusive to Sony.

Sarcasm3472d ago

I'm sorry, but I couldn't stomach Too Human. I gave it a fair shot and played it even for about 5-6 hours.

dcbronco3472d ago

I hate when Son....I mean Dennis Dyack does that.

morganfell3471d ago

No you do not know what I mean. The fact you are vainly attempting to place the actions of Sony on the same lowly footing with Dyack demonstrate clearly you have no comprehension whatsoever of the point I am making.

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Tyetan3472d ago

I was thinking the same thing.

Socomer 19793472d ago

dont you have to be a real developer to know what youre talking about? his credibility died with rare and thier mii360's.

Bnet3433472d ago (Edited 3472d ago )

What in the hell are you babbling about? Rare and mii60's whaa??

Edit: Nevermind, I understood what you were trying to say.

SpoonyRedMage3472d ago (Edited 3472d ago )

He's also the guy who started the Legacy of Kain and made Eternal Darkness(one of the best horror games ever). But no one remembers that...

Gen0ne3472d ago (Edited 3472d ago )

I just about to give Denis the old tongue lashin'.Then you stepped in with some quick facts and shut me up. I appreciate that. Thank you.

rockleex3472d ago

Just stuck with Legacy of Kain.

I want my PS3/360 Legacy of Kain! >:D

dachiefsman3472d ago

agreed, I want another legacy of kain and a finished too human with more the 5 levels and ps1 graphics.

Strikepackage Bravo3472d ago

that if he says something nice about the PS3 exclusive people will like him again.

He maybe right, no body cared what he thought until he said something pro PS3, now look at him, he's in headlines.

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