GamingXP Reviews Heavy Rain


"Already with "Fahrenheit" was the French developer Quantic Dream Team from the house of attention. Although this book failed the great commercial success, pushing the developers on 26 February 2010 after a similar title. Here's our review of "Heavy Rain"!

"For many, like "Heavy Rain" nothing more than a series of quicktime events, for me it is a real pleasure. The incredibly compelling storyline, coupled with the successful representation of everyday situations that insanely good graphics and everything - Hammer!"

- A gripping story
- Depth characters
- Spiffy Gameplay
- Grandiose Graphics

- No "Game"?

JANUARY 26TH, 2010

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Hellsvacancy3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

CONS No "Game"?


9.2 is still good though

WildArmed3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

lol.. just coz Kojima said that this game is made for MGS-hardcore fans and it's full of cut-scenes from them didn't stop the media going all crazy on it.
Heavy Rain is going to do great, regardless of them regarding it as a game or not. (Just like MGS4.. 'movie' my ass lol)
I'm really looking forward to this game and will pick it up in summer.

Kodus to Cage for finally bringing us a Interactive movie/the future of books.. the future of movie-telling?

NeoBasch3188d ago

It's not a big deal. Games continue to evolve. He's just a step ahead of 'em. Future games will come to be known as Interactive Experiences, which, in my opinion, describes the medium rather aptly. I'm surprised to see this score higher than their review of Mass Effect 2 quite honestly. Not that I mind. Far from it, I'm overjoyed. Nice to see the media taking a liking to this game. Granted they are two different writers, but still. The PC version of ME2 didn't score that high either (88%). Makes me wonder. Must have been quite an experience.

Raf1k13188d ago

A mate of mine whose still stuck in last gen was telling me how amazing Indigo Prophecy was so I showed him the trailer for Heavy Rain and he couldn't stop yapping about how much he'd love to play it.

Apparently it's very much like Indigo Prophecy with very similar scenes and locations.

callahan093188d ago

Hmm, I didn't realize this website was on MetaCritic. Interesting.

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StanLee3188d ago

Yeah but if it's not a "game", how exactly do you market it? The game deals with very mature themes, decisions and consequences but who exactly is the audience and I'm afraid the audience to which such a game appeals is very small. I personally have no interest in Heavy Rain.

Guido3188d ago

Both great but definitely something different than what we are used to at the moment we play them.

BRG90003188d ago

No, it's not a game. Which is why it is interesting to see how VIDEO GAME web sites handle reviewing it.

If you want to be a stickler about the non-game definition, then those guys wouldn't review it at all, for the same reason they don't review books or movies. And really those reviews shouldn't be posted to N4G anyway, as it is not a game.

bnaked3188d ago

There is a "?" after "no game". So he can't find any negative points..

BYE3188d ago

If they call this and MGS4 a movie, I rather play movies than games...

Crimsonite3188d ago

please lets not turn this into another flame war. anyway good score, I will indeed be picking up this game.Love trying out games that try new things.

cmrbe3188d ago

Interactive expereince as BachPS3 mentioned. Most non gamer see games as your typical combo mashing shoot/cover rinse repeat fare. This is why i have already paid for Heavy rain in full. It will be something different from the norm. As much as i like U2 i am getting tired of the same formula over and over again. I need something new/fresh. Heavy Rain is just what the doctor ordered.

Hisiru3188d ago

- No "Game"? "

This is an adventure point and click man! If you never played one in your life DON'T MAKE A REVIEW for this game.

Simon_Brezhnev3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

people complain saying its not a game but look at the definition of a game.

1 a (1) : activity engaged in for diversion or amusement :

Prototype3188d ago

Whats Spiffy mean?

Anyways its a midnight release for me :D

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Glyn_Dwr3188d ago

I must say, early reviews are looking very promising! I certainly cant wait to pick this up! Plus the Heavy Rain 4 Day Challenge starts today! Let the hype machine start rolling!

NeoBasch3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

Hype machine started a long time ago. Just don't go overboard. ;)

Just curious. How many of you believe this will be a GotY contender and secure some nominations? I've always thought so, but apparently other communities like GameTrailers believe the game will score in the mid 80% range, which I highly doubt. Opinions? Not that it matters. Just a fun little game.

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baum3188d ago

You also expected Killzone 2 to sell more than 4 million units.

Jigga693188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

That's really good news. Ambitious > respect

Kakihara3188d ago

I just hope this game can replicate the awesomeness that was the first few scenes of Indigo prophecy without repeating the last half of the game. I'm not even just talking about the story. Indigo prophecy started great and you could feel that you were making big choices and really in control but then it started to become a little bit like a straight forward point and click game. Not bad but not as great as it started.

sephy 9 2 53188d ago

people claim Heavy Rain isn't a game yet you're using every single button and analog stick on the controller to do various actions. Plus motion control.

InfectedDK3188d ago

lol indeed, it's kinda funny.. I will still see it as a "game" (WOW).. Even though it's a different kind of game.. ;)

NeoBasch3188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

I agree for the most part. From the "gamers" perspective, David Cage sounds cuckoo. He loves to state how Heavy Rain is nothing like a video game, and then the next segment you see is a level full of button prompts. lol However, if you think about it, what he says is true.

Games imply competition, which was never the case in previous generations. Games had a much broader appeal. Games are in essence something you can interact with to achieve a goal. This goal can be personal or objective. For instance, New Year's Resolutions could be considered a game.

So in a way Heavy Rain is a game. Just not a "game" gamers are used to. Understand? Took me a while to grasp this concept, but now I can confidently claim I know exactly what he means. Games when taken to the visual level present a unique setting where the player is not at risk of being harmed (physically, at least). This paves the way for a narrative experience. Some games have already taken advantage of this: Uncharted, Mass Effect, and BioShock. However, Heavy Rain will be the first to show us the potential as a more modern and dramatic experience.

This is what games will become. That doesn't mean games will always play off these "boring" concepts (waking up, and making breakfast). Some may go the Uncharted route and cater to the Action/Adventure enthusiast. Same goes for movies and books obviously. It really depends, but until the media embraces this concept Heavy Rain will largely be considered just another genre. Once the gaming public recognizes the potential games have to offer, I have a feeling Heavy Rain will be listed as one of the pioneering efforts of the medium. Heavy Rain is an attempt at realizing this potential, and nothing more. That is all David Cage is trying to say. At least, that's what I think.