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Why Heavy Rain will Revolutionize Gaming

Loadscreen.net bring you one gamer's opinion on the most talked about adventure game in recent memory. Whatever you think of Heavy Rain, it's hard to ignore the innovative nature of its storytelling mechanic. And, of course, it's stunning visuals. But will it change gaming forever? Read on...

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MetalGearRising3199d ago

Nothing innovative about QTE........move on everyone if u wanna look at innovative game i would recommend Alan Wake.

PirateThom3199d ago (Edited 3199d ago )

A. Wake in the Dark is innovative?

abc12333199d ago

you've proved you're an idiot countless times before and you're getting ever closer to that 1 bubble XD

I think I will enjoy alan wake actually........on my pc :P

heavy rain will definitely be innovative. I was initially not planning on getting it since i've been infected by the action packed TPS/FPS genre but reading this article has changed my mind a bit, but i think i'll wait a while after release to see how it really is.

Bungie3199d ago

damn you MetalGearRising

stop owning them

they're already last place leave them alone

phonicx3199d ago

"I was initially not planning on getting it since i've been infected by the action packed TPS/FPS genre but reading this article has changed my mind a bit, but i think i'll wait a while after release to see how it really is."

This makes me feel really good that something I wrote had a positive affect on someone else. Thank you for this comment!

I don't think you'll be disappointed if you pick up Heavy Rain, but then I'm a little biased as you can see.

From the way you say you've been "infected" I think you might agree with some of my other ideas in a related article I wrote called "2010: The Death of Real Gaming", you can find it on the same site as this article. Leave a comment if you like it :-)

abc12333199d ago

yeah, i think i'll check that article out. Props for a well written article :)

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Bungie3199d ago

it's a QTEs interactive movie

whats not innovative about it

Day 1 buy

Somnipotent3199d ago

we'll see how it pans out. i'm buying out of curiosity and i'm all about supporting those who branch from the norm. heavy rain is a breath of fresh air compared to a market saturated with fps.

phonicx3199d ago

"heavy rain is a breath of fresh air compared to a market saturated with fps."

This is exactly the reason i wrote the article, I'm just annoyed you managed to sum it up better than I did!!

Bungie3199d ago

completely agree with Somnipotent

i like how it takes skill to play

you have to press the button when you see it

it could be a little hard but once i get used to it i'm sure i'll love it

ukilnme3199d ago

I'll rent it first then buy it if it blows me away.

phonicx3199d ago

Good Idea, nice to see someone whos willing to support the developer by buying after renting if they like the game.

Bathyj3199d ago

I still think people dont know what this game is about.

And I dont know if you're being a stealth troll or no Bungie, I'd like to take you at face value, but I'm not sure.

HR is more than QTE's, its not simply pushing a button when it pops up. You can choose NOT to push the button, you can push a different button.

Movies I've seen have 4 or 5 buttons swirling around. You choose which one to press and what not to. This isnt QTE. Its giving to choices and letting you decide on the fly. In a game like Mas Effect you read a page of writing and then choose which sentence to respond with. The difference is you usually go through every question anyway, and time is not a factor. In HR you might have knife, gun, lamp, shoe, but its all realtime. Take too long and gun might not be an option anymore. You might move away and miss that chance to take it. So you live with your choice, or lack of it. If you grab the ham sandwhich, it will play out differntly again.

Its like walking down a road and you come to a fork that goes 5 different directions. Which path you take sets you down a road. You can choose all of them, and you might not be able to go back and try again.

THIS IS NOT QTE. This is context sensitive, multiple choice in realtime. Something never offered in a game before on this scale.

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exnihilonihilfit3199d ago

I've been waiting for this game since they showed the first tech demos in '06. The graphics have come so far from then. I've had to double my efforts to find a job just so that I can buy this game. Day 1 for sure. I really hope this game sells well and makes the industry turn their heads. Somnipotent is absolutely correct about the market being saturated with not just FPS but general purpose shooters, be they TPS or RPGs that focus primarily on a shooting mechanic. Not that many of these games aren't great (bioshock, UC, fallout, ME to name a few), but it's true that most developers just haven't been able to think outside the box in the way that Quantic seems to. This game looks so good, I think I might even be able to use it to get my parents into gaming. I plan to play it with guests who can suggest what I should do each time I play so that we can all share in the decision making and to vary the experience when I play through on different occasions.

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