Just Cause 2 Is Blatantly Better Than Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain is, without a doubt, one of the most important games of 2010. It was critically praised for its involvement and emotional entanglement, but put down for its dumb story and other glaring issues. Just Cause 2 is, without a doubt, one of the most energetic titles of the last decade, surpassing San Andreas. It has been critically praised for its visual standards and encouragement of blowing stuff up, but put down for the lack of multiplayer and other issues.

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Joule4917d ago

im guessing its a slow day for actual news on n4g.

AEtherbane4917d ago

Because the games are both soooo similar anyways...

deadreckoning6664917d ago (Edited 4917d ago )

Yeah sure, I can see that if the only genre your into is action games. But the grounds for comparison are suspect. Just Cause 2 and Heavy Rain are 2 COMPLETELY different genres. There incomparable. I would have had more respect for the author if he compared JC2 and GOW3. At least there in the same genre.

@Disagrees- So u guys are saying that Heavy Rain and JC2 ARE in the same genre??

Biggest4917d ago

They both feature a word with the letters 'e' and 'a' which is more than grounds for a comparison if you ask me.

van-essa4917d ago (Edited 4917d ago )

This is right up Hiphopgamer's alley, you know... flamebaiting and BS.
Someone seems to be taking notes.

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hamoor4917d ago

lady gaga is better than uncharted 2

Space_cancer4917d ago (Edited 4917d ago )

Do people have to approve this kind of crapnews? This site got enough turd already.

(waiting for Forza/Heavy rain comparison next)

Sevir044917d ago

.... Make that a VEEEEEEEERY very slow day for news on N4G.

piroh4917d ago

Just cause 2
xbox version - 81% metascore
PC version - 83% metascore
PS3 version - 84% metascore
Heavy rain
87% metascore

Darkstorn4917d ago

These games are polar opposites.
Don't even think about comparing them - Just Cause 2 is a game for action junkies and Heavy Rain is meant to involve the player through a powerful narrative.

Anorexorcist4917d ago (Edited 4917d ago )

What is this? A point-by-point battle between Just Cause 2 and Heavy Rain? A direct competitive comparison between a sandbox title and a interactive adventure/drama game? Just Cause 2 isn't even platform exclusive, so why the oh-so intricate PS3 Multiplatform title against PS3 exclusive title rant?

"...one of the most energetic titles of the last decade, surpassing San Andreas."

Better than GTA San Andreas? Yeah I'll make that decision for myself.

rambi804917d ago (Edited 4917d ago )

How do you ensure hits for your article?

Compare it(game) to any console exclusive, claiming the latter is inferior

Trolls happy
Fans pissed off
Hits guaranteed

sikbeta4917d ago

And That's an OPINION...

Seriously, you need to make an "article" to [share] your OPINION?

ColdFire4917d ago

I think tetris is better than Halo 3!!!

cool cole4917d ago

Though I disagree with his article, it's not the fact that they're both different games, it's just his opinion on what game he likes better. Sure they're not in the same genre, but there is one genre they do share, and that is the fact that they're both video games. I mean you wouldn't say comparing Rogue Warrior and Heavy Rain is dumb, because the obvious better choice is Heavy Rain. All I'm trying to say is that it's his opinion, that's all.

Anon19744917d ago (Edited 4917d ago )

I've heard nothing about this game. Is it new?

And, I'm guessing by the picture it has about as much in common with Heavy Rain as Halo does to Rock Band.

I can't be bothered to read this crap.

...but I can be bothered to complain about it. :)

silvacrest4917d ago

of all the games to compare...

i admit i was about to click the link and read the article just to see the justification alone, glad i didnt

i dont even think HHG would bother doing this

badz1494917d ago

I'm saddened with the fact that coming out with totally STUPID title granted an article a place in front page of N4G! and this one take the cake of being the most ridiculous! - COME ON!!

evilmonkey5014917d ago

taking a break from this site. Nothing good in Daaaaaays.

Rocket Sauce4916d ago

Just Cause 2 is blatantly better than everything. I was on the interstate the other day and I couldn't get the idea of grappling onto passing cars out of my head.

EVILDEAD3604916d ago

Beat Heavy rain the other day..and it completely excells at what it does..

I'm hearing great things about Just Cause 2 from friends..they absolutely love it..but I just don't have the time right now to play it

The onslaught of games has left me trying to finish the ones I have until Splinter Cell drops next week

But it's on my list..The Heavy Rain experience is worth ot once for all PS3 owners..but as for time spent playing..of couse it's going to pale in comparison to open world games or Online FPS content.

Wow..70 hours on Just cause 2 alone? Talk about value for your money..I'm definately going to purchase it once I finish Splinter..


WildArmed4916d ago

I totally agree.. bcoz heavy rain fails at being a sandbox game..

oh whats that you say? Heavy Rain was never meant to be a shooter sandbox game?

I smell fail.

rexus123454916d ago

the two games are pretty much polar opposite of each other
Just Cause - all action almost no story
Heavy Rain - all story

ikral4916d ago

I hate those fanboy-teasing sites. Do not click on them, you only make them stronger!!!

BYE4916d ago (Edited 4916d ago )

I deleted the Just Cause 2 demo after playing it for 5 minutes. No thanks. Been there, done that. Even comparing it to the revolutionary Heavy Rain is a joke.

There's no need for another half assed sandbox game aimed at an under 14 audience, especially when the real deal (Red Dead Redemption) is just around the corner.

rockleex4916d ago

Just Cause 2 is RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY!

Why? Because Heavy Rain fails at executing sandbox gameplay.


JonnyBadfinger4916d ago (Edited 4916d ago )

Just Cause 2 is awesome without a doubt but, ive played it for about 30hrs now and only completed 18% of the game... there is far too much to do. And the sandbox is so huge its almost a chore getting from location to location.

I havent played it in about 3 days now simply because ive put so much time in and gotten no where in the game. Though the game is a visual achievement, the world is so large yet so detailed... its probably the 1 of the greatest technical feats since Crysis.

To compare Heavy Rain and Just Cause2 together doesnt really make sense but i guess if your comparing them in enjoy value... Just Cause 2 wins hands down.

Though when playing Just Cause 2 your brain will completely switch off... the game is mind numbingly ridiculously awesome... think thats the best way to put it.