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This game is definitely going to be interesting!
yep it will
Didn't they ban it in Australia? LMFAO
The author of this article is a fail troll to the 5th power. This demo had me amped man. I loved shelby's playthrough. It's amazing how you can really choose your path. I need the full retail version now!!
gave it a 9.5 and thats a magazine iv'e followed for years i couldn't care less about what any other reviewer or website says they're hating because they're jealous, hate they're jobs/wish they were talented enough to be game developers and they'll go to almost any lenth to dis-credit these unique games. If you want un-biased gaming reviews i suggest you go to GAMEINFORMER, they always have really interesting reviews, previews and interviews, And the occasional joke articles and sections lol. really nice =)
It shows you those (like the author) who are stuck on mcdonalds an refuse to try anything else and those that don't mind the occosional upperclass type of meal. This is not a game that you would see on the xbox due to the demographic of 360 users are young 'argh shoot everything that moves' kind of gamer, the ps3 is a more cultured console for adults thus niche titles like will always find a home. Even games like mass effect 2 have lost its rpg genre and become more of a tps just to suit the 360 audience I've nearly clocked it and I'm sorry me2 is not an rpg. I've heard gamers moaning that r2 is a chore to walk it just shows you how dumbed down games have become for gamers if r2 is too hard to walk yet you don't mind pressing it in racing games....go figure Heavy rain demo impressed the hell outta me an I for one don't mind oysters occassionally
1st of all - omg wtf is up with the capture device used in this video!? That is terrible footage. 2nd - does Lauren remind you all of the female from The Casting tech demo? http://blog.gameshadow.com/...
Once again the gamerabcess is out fishing for hits. Sensationalism is not journalism. What's next? Question marks in the title?
It is the same girl....lol This is where the "Movie" aspect makes it's interesting approach. She was auditioning for the lead, but was "too tall for the part" remember? But it's nice to see here get a role in this Game/Movie/Genre Redefining Experience. Demo is a 9/10 IMO. cause of some glitching and that it's an old build. I am sure this will be a 9.5 when it comes out. I am ready for the adventure.
Nah it's not the same girl. The one from The Casting was named Mary Smith. Plus she had a very distinguished accent. They probably just based Lauren of her model and modified her a bit that's all. When I started the demo I was like wtf...she looks familiar. I thought it was definitely her though until I watched The Casting again.
Man yesterday I played the demo at my friend's house (because I'm just too lazy to search for the download code) and it's AMAZING, I thought I would be bored by the qte but the fight with the bald/tattoed guy it can be pretty intense and the story seems pretty interesting too, I can't wait to play the full game.
Just because Heavy Rain isn`t YOUR type of game, doesn`t mean the GAMEPLAY isn`t GAMEPLAY.
Did you see how intense and dark and atmospheric this game is. Omg how can any game match this. This is the future of gaming. Every action has a consequence. I mean REAL CONSEQUENCES. Not some lamo "but but but it will have effect in the next installment" type of nonsense that you just know is a lie.
This game had one of the more realistic fights I've ever played through. It all just draws you in to the game. The detective work was fun. Did you guys know there was a dead cat on the train tracks. Could be significant? This demo not only had plenty of gameplay but replayability. i went through it 4 times all ready.
It's so annoying when personal opinion goes into an article title. @pimpmaster Actually, you are right. I suppose it's easy to be offended by the title, but it's not stating anything wrong. I'll take it light-heartedly, though I can see the paranoia that the title will create.
well its true ,this is really an interactive movie, not a game
I really enjoyed the demo. Even if the game "Flops"(As many 360 fans on here seem to think it will) I will at least get to experience it. Looks amazing and feels right... Except the walking is a little wonky but otherwise I really like it. Knocking on all the doors and being a Dbag is fun =D. I hope it does well though. It deserves it over so many other games. Just too bad there is so much coming out that people have to pick and choose...
could you give me your definition of a game please? im curious.
@ KiRBY3000 is there something wrong with an interactive movie? i actually like that thought.
lol "interactive movie". who decided that interactive movies are movies and not games. i mean it does everything a game does. so why is this a movie? how about calling it a storybased game instead of an interactive movie.
When I was one of only two or three metal fans in my school back in the 90's I'd hear, 'That's not music' from all of the little fashion followers. Nowadays they're all listening to music that's nothing but a watered down rehash of the stuff I was listening to back then. Once you slap a label onto something, 'movie' 'game' 'music' whatever, it gives you an excuse to stop thinking about it and file it away in your mind with other movies/games etc. If people couldn't immediately label this game as a 'playable movie' or 'story driven game' they might have to spend a little longer studying it and thinking about what it actually is. People don't like to do that kind of thing.
not for your average gamer. I love it.
I love games that are unique. I never said I am not looking forward to the game, as I am actually psyked to play it. Just because I said it will be interesting does not mean I have anything against it. You might want to check your definition of "unique" before judging someone based off of their statement.
Average Gamer: "Where's the shooting? This sucks. :(" Me: Went and replayed Indigo Prophecy in anticipation of this game, and now I'm even more psyched after playing the demo. It's going to be a great game no matter what anyone else says. :)
The demo is great! Can't wait.
To me it's more of an interactive story than a game. I found the demo fun to play and looking forward to the full release.
is it me or do people want this game to fail? normally it's just fanboyism but it seems worse than that like people want this game to fail calling a seris of QTE's or one long cutscene.
The things about these "fanboys" is that they live in a one world community where 360 is the best system... "Eveeeerr" and when they witness another system obviously defeating its beloved system graphically such as MGS4, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2 and so on, they go into defensive mode. Saying things like "This game will flop" "It's a blu-ray movie" "delaystation" "patchstation" and the like. Really I feel sorry for them because of the fact they live in a one track mind set.
some people can't stand variety and wants every single game to be a COD-clone.
these so called 360 fanboys are baffled how ps3 is getting so much good games and are unable to do anything, you see how they brag about mass effect 2 its clear because they try to prove that their system is equal to the ps3. they are trying too hard, but eventually they will realize its no use.
Yea but give props to these 360 who continue to stand by their system even though it gets beat each and every time an exclusive game comes out for the ps3.
I don't want the game to fail. BUT I'm really pretty hesitant to get my hopes set way too high about a "choose your own adventure" movie. It's either going to be amazing or completely lame for me, I'll bet. I'll bet a lot of people feel similarly and expressing your concerns or thinking that something might be overambitious shouldn't be seen as WANTING something to fail.
I broke down and got the demo. Unreal. Haterade sipping aside, it was one of the more unique gameplay experiences I've had. Lack of gameplay? If that's the case, Mario is from Africa.
I dunno bout you guys, but I wish this was a movie rather than an interactive game. I'm enjoying it enough just watching it on youtube.
Eh I much like interactive stuff like. I'm going to pick this game up.
Yes, lame. Please say lack of so people who played the demo can laugh in your face. I take it you didn't try to help Lauren?
I guess some ppl can watch the game fully but they dont get to see the 2nd things that could of happend since its a consequence game, alot of ppl who watch the videos of the full game once someone records every scene start to finish then the viewer who looks at the videos will miss out on the other things the other consequences.
I can see this game as a love me/hate me thing. People either want a full game or a movie. meh
My bad. Guess you're just not feeling it. I thought it was a great demo.
Already tonnes of people have compared the two, especially when folks started going round saying that Heavy Rain is unique. But on places like N4G, those who say that HR is not unique get bombarded with "yes it is" comments from the droids. I'm sure it will be unique for a lot of sony only console owners. But theres no way im going to call this unique, not for a second.
I agree. Unique isn't accurate or does it enough justice.
Doesn't have to be unique. Just what it is to be enjoyed. I personally loved the demo. Looking forward to the game. Oh and if some of you guys want my PSN of Gamertag just ask. I would like to play with you sometime.
Despite HR borrowing heavily from Shenmue i actually hope it sells lots. Then maybe, JUST MAYBE Sega won't be so sh*t scared to release Shenmue III. EDIT: @ Jackass of all trades............... Shenmue was released on two (unfortunately) of the lowest selling consoles of the last 10 years and it still topped 1 million on DC. Hardly a flop pal, maybe you should go check IGN's review of Shenmue before you say "HR is what Shenmue should have been" Double Edit: @ antony ect ect.......... apart from Gamespots pathetic review of Shenmue it was universally praised, it's a shame that a lot of Shenmues review scores are not on Metacritic, perhaps you should look at some of the USER reviews on meta to get a clearer picture.
if HR isnt unique then please tell me what games other than Indigo Prophecy and Shenmue does it remind you of, because i cant think of any. also, dont reply to Jack, he's just trolling and obviously dont know sh!t about Shenmue.
the games are related. and im trying to defend both games which you dont seem to understand.
typical fanboy. When they know they don't have something like it on their current favored console, they'll hide behind a) another Hardware or B) behind a popular series which has no connection to the game spoken. face it, HR is coming in with a wind of fresh air in this industry. It's people like you and that kind of attitude why gaming will always be considered nothing more than child's play. Heavy Rain is a game that will bring out the true Mature audience, not the "mature" you'll find on COD.
I love it. So many different ways to play out the scene! And I miss some of the quicktimes on purpose just to see things go a different direction.
OMG, so ATMOSPHERIC, SO GOOD. Did you see how intense and atmospheric this game is. From the moment you get out of the car, the music is haunting as if something is about to happen. So dark, so good. This game, omg. This is the future of gaming. This is next gen.
When r ppl ever gonna start judging a game for what it does? No matter what kinda game Heavy Rain is, tha question is, does it do it well? N judging from tha demo, I'd say it does. Reason being, is because I can't wait ta play tha full game 2 know what exactly is going on. As gamers, we should want variety...something new..a fresh breath ov air..different ideas, exploration of different types ov games. I'd honestly wouldn't b as pumped for another fansy FPS, RPG, Action Adv. ect as much as something interestingly new...I mean look at what we already have: Bioshock's, Uncharted's, Gears of War's, COD's.... A Heavy Rain is what we don't have this Gen...I welcome it, n it's gonna b hot! No matter how u turn it...there is an audience out there for this type ov gaming...regardless ov some ppl's blindness of it's quality. Game on!
There are 2 types of games The basic one, which involves simply shooting things (Halo, CoD) or jumping (Mario) which is easy to pick up but with no thinking involved, totally absent or incoherent tacked on plot, no subtlety Or the most mature one, which involves different ways of controling what happens on the sreen, a deep story and characters that pull you in, makes you think and use different tactics as opposed to just pressing L1 - R1 and letting fly. If you think only the first type can be considered gameplay, then yes, Heavy Rain does not have much of it. Personally, I am a bit glad Quantic made Heavy rain rather than Heavy Call of Halo, makes a good change
Even the crime scene was so good lol
I like how people try to condone this type of game. Everyone already knows that it is going to sell like crap, because it isnt a real game just QTE's after QTE's. I am sure the "story" is great, but most any great game that stand the test of time has better gameplay than story. Mario - crappy story, great, fun gameplay. Zelda, decent story, good gameplay. Halo, decent story, probably the most accepted FPS gameplay on the market. Gameplay>story any day of the week.
I wouldn't buy a game if the story suck and it had great gameplay, FF7 had better story then gameplay or even looks (I bought it on the PSN and I can't believe how bad it looks even in 1080p) but the Story is what sold it.
Like I said to englandsbest, its that kind of attitude why gaming will never move forward. "QTE after QTE" you're just been ignorant (working foe IGN by any chance?)."Mario - crappy story, great, fun gameplay" please as much as I love Mario, that game is the epitome of milking and lack of innovation, look at the new SMB only thing new was the 4 player co-op with better visuals."Gameplay>stor y any day of the week." please,it will only make the game a chore to play without a great story to compliment it (see UC2 or ME2) , this not the bit era anymore.
Lack of Gameplay is right. I can't wait for this game to flop so Sony can move on past it and dump money into a "maybe better project" from a much better developer.
and what if it doesn't will you cry wait *gets bucket* here you go lol you bots always wanting a game to fail because it's greatness is not present on your system of choice haha.
and you call yourself a gamer?
I almost dosed off after the first minute. I can guarantee that this game will sell horrible. Stop pretending like you are excited about this borefest.
Oh you mean like 360 games do when people find out it isn't 360 only?
I had my doubts when I played the QTE fight scen with the working girls punter. However, I can see there is much more to it and I think I will appreciate for what it is actually tryimg to achieve. A day day one purchase for me.
So far, I have alot of friends that want to see this game or play it, one of them is a 360 owner and he has been looking it up. I like the game more of the lines on what you can do, in stand of what the game makes you do, it feels like you have alittle bit more control over the character then in most games.
omg, can you imagine playing a whole game like that? and what if you play through it ones? sure must be a lot of fun the 2nd time. ...well you could always try drinking the milk without shaking it.
heavy rain is nothing like that.
heavy rain is nothing like all the 'gameplay' videos?
...is proper gaming journalism. I've been through the demo 3 times and--by golly--there is (fantastic) gameplay.
The guy playing (yes playing), isn't very good.