Apparently the answer is obvious but some insist on saying otherwise. Heavy Rain has got to reward your hard earned cash with some replay value, right?
Sony should port heavy rain to the ps vita. I would buy it again day one
why? The only replay value i see in Heavy Rain is if you didn't achieve a perfect playthrough the first time OR just want to see all the possible other endings etc. But me personally, after seeing the 'right' endings, dunno why I would want to see the 'wrong' endings. It wouldn't really change anything. BUT i will say this, i enjoy watching OTHER people play it and can watch it over and over COUNTLESS times. I just started making my girlfriend play it and it's interesting to watch because it differs for every player.
I played the demo....didn't see where the replay value was to be honest. And like you said, I'm not going to purposely make the "wrong" choices after I know I made the right ones.
LOL, you MADE your girlfriend play? "You play now...you play NAOW!"
I'm the same, I'd love to see my girlfriend play this and just watch her reactions and how she goes about different things. Would be very very interesting.
The creative director for it said it's only supposed to be played through once.
you clearly never played the game, Blaze. you don't get a right or wrong ending, just a different ending. you also have different outcomes throughout the game and not just at the ending. there are branching story lines everywhere with multiple outcomes and consequences. even if 3 of the 4 characters die, you still continue playing... to reduce Heavy Rains replayability to 'different endings' is to totally miss the point of the game. and it's not about deliberately messing up either. it's about making different moral choices. i think this game is probably a little too mature for some of the posters here
I agree with being able to watch it over again. Same thing with uncharted series. I can watch people play those over and over again.
There are some choices where its a right or wrong. But than there are other choices that isnt right or wrong. Its just a different decision u make. If u played the game and not the demo cuz the demo sucks, there are numerous choices certain ppl force u to make. Not choosing is also a choice. The game has different stories depending on how u play, not just different endings.
Nope..that why this game was a great rental. Story telling and characters were superb, not all of them though Ethan Mars was the best character..however second playthrough getting all the endings and trophies were mind numblingly boring. For people who dont care about trophies this game has 0% replay value. I mean even if they did not get the ending they want ( i got best ending first playthrough ) they can easily just youtube the ending rather then going through all that again.
How could you not enjoy playing the game again and making other choices?
I wouldn't call messing up on purpose just to see new outcomes "enjoyable"...then again, I'm on N4G downplaying a PS3 exclusive. It's not like I'm gunna win any arguments here.
Sure Logic. You couldn't just be wrong, could you? Any game with multiple endings has replay value. Case closed.
Not sure how many different ways you can make a cup of coffee and brush your teeth in HR
@blmthug u dont start the game over from the beginning after u finished the game. So ur not going brush ur teeth or take a shower everytime. Clearly u guys including logicwins never played the whole game. yet, u guys make ur own conclusion.
What is the best ending? Isn't that a completely subjective thing in this game? I wouldn't bet on anyone to make all the 'right' choices on the first playthrough without using a guide. Too many ways to bugger it up. -caddad
I think most people consider the ending where you've done everything "right" and all the good guys survive the be the best ending. I've played it through a half dozen times to see the effects of different decisions, but even if I'd only played it once it was such a phenomenal experience that it was well worth the full price of admission.
Yeah I understood what was implied by 'best', but for me, the 'best' ending wasn't my favorite ending. I think my favorite part of Heavy Rain was the long conversations I had with friends after we'd all experienced it, talking about the differences along the way in the choices we made. Well worth the price of admission. -caddad
replay value is to look at that chick nude again :D. Heavy Rain was one of PS3s best games.
How many endings does Heavy Rain have? Its one of the last games you have to ask this stupid question.
Definite replay value. Asura's Wrath...not so much.
@above; half-true. But it comes down to the experience of the gamer. If the game appeared long & tedious during your 1st playthrough, them you may use YouTube to catch up on all the endings. But if the game was a great experience, you could want to play it again, just to walk through that experience again & see the alternate paths.
It was absolutely fantastic the first time though. The second time is filled with plot holes that you can't really notice without seeing it through the first time. Great game though.
No replay value at all, it doesn't have enough endings
Its has 20+ different outcomes.
This fact alone gives the game replay value and makes this article stupid. Any game with multiple endings has replay value and to say otherwise seems ridiculous to me.
Damn new York sarcasm oh well at least mysticStrummer understood the sarcasm d(°_°)b
one of heavy rains biggest selling points was its replay value and how much the story changed when you made different choices. pointless article
Its good enough to be played more than once, you just need to space it enough. I wonder if some people here have watched a movie various times.
Perhaps it's like one of your favourite movies that you like to watch over and over and pick up the points you missed out on. It's a very interesting argument nonetheless. Sadly I can't bring myself to go through it again. It totally depends on the gamer and their personality. I don't want to play it again because what I did throughout was the things I felt were right, doing otherwise would just make me feel dirty and a bit of a trophy whore - playing it for playing it's sake, not necessarily because I want to.
My game ended up corrupted on my first play-through right at the point you had the chance to kiss or reject Madison. I was well and truly pissed off and the game never went in my PS3 again.
This is one of my all time favorite games. I probably played through the whole thing twice, and then replayed whatever chapters till I got my platinum trophy. I'll probably play it again sometime in the near future, I just wish that they created more dlc episodes :(
Warning may have a few plot spoilers...... This game has more paths and endings then any game I've played. I know four people that own this game and we've all had different experiences and out comes with relationships, getting arrested, killed, escaping from police and jail, being put in a car crusher, not finding clues, covering your tracks, no one dying, not saving your son, taking addictive pills or not...... the list goes on and all these choices affect the game. The decisions made in this game have very wide and varied branches that have me coming back to this game. I admit this game is not for everyone but reading an article like this just shows the writer has no real interest in it, ignorant or just fishing for hits.
I have a very keen interest in the game and I'm sorry it's come across I have not. The last thing I want to get is hits, I'm just writing these for my own pleasure, not for the numbers. Everyone has a different opinion on whether it has replay value or not, and it has sparked debate as intended. Some people like to let it lie with their one playthrough and others like to come back and see what they've missed out on, as it appears by the comments. It's a very interesting argument nonetheless and could be applied to other games, such as those with moral choice systems, i.e. Fallout, Mass Effect, all dependent on how involved you are willing to get into the game.
How can you say that you have a keen interest in the game when in the article you said "playing it once we feel is all that is needed to fully appreciate the game". Making different choices and playing the game more than once show's a keen interest. "Playing Heavy Rain any other way than the way we played it would just feel wrong" how do you know? You could play it again and have an even more favourable outcome. EDIT: I understand this is your opinion but it would be better placed if you took the time to fully play the game, see where all the different choices take you. You never know your opinion might change.
No replay value. This game was a gamefly rental and after I achieved the good ending there wasn't much left to do. Just as some of the comments above said, I'm not going to replay and purposely make bad decisions. I do wish they would have resolved the protagonists wife issue though. It still makes me mad knowing she sold him out. Jaaaaaaaahhhhhson!
Replay value is not necessary seeing "new" things on your second playthrough, it's whether the game is compelling enough for another visit. I've played many titles that supposedly offer multiple possibilities such as Borderlands and yet I feel absolutely no need to replay that. At the same time a game such as Super Metroid I have played over ten times.
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