Heavy Rain: What has been Watched can not be Unwatched

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Nov 1, 2008
    The game has gone over quite well with the general gaming populace, as much so as it did with the critics.

    Just a word of warning for people browsing around forums to get reviews/opinions. A bunch of jack asses on some of the bigger named forums are posting a particular spoiler that pretty much ruins the entire game.

    If you plan on getting it I would recommend doing a black out on it until you finish it.
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Hah. I'm starting to wonder if you get paid for this, Bal-Sagoth. Your continued defending of a game that is being openly mocked by everyone here is reaching the point of being hilarious.

    The game is a joke. For such a highly hyped game, its reviews are unimpressive. And I'm sure the reception is awesome in the PS3-forums you visit but guess what, console fanboys opinions are as preset on console exclusive as reviewer's are on AAA games. Yawn. I'm sorry, but the rest of us can see it for the joke it is.

    At least it's good material for Let's Play laughs. It took me a while to believe how retarded this game is, watching that Let's Play, but there you have it
     
  3. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Nov 1, 2008
    Well actually I don't post on any PS3 forums, Just GameSpot and one other. The other being Team Xbox, with people there also loving the game.

    http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=638426

    Unless of course there is a conspiracy you got going on here I can imagine that a place with that title is not exactly all PS3 fanboys.

    Still holding strong on metacritic with a score of 88 for what it is worth with a slew of fans enjoying the game. I am glad to see the game getting the success it deserves.

    Not saying it is for everyone, but I see no reason to hate on people who do enjoy this type of thing.
     
  4. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    I'd say MetaCritic score of 88 is pretty impressive for a game that:

    1. isn't a shooter

    2. isn't part of some massively popular franchise

    3. is a piece of shit.

    In fact, was an (un)interactive movie *ever* this successful? I mean, if you disregard ancient titles like Dragon's Lair and its knock-offs, games in this style have always been synonymous with failure. Yet Heavy Rain is managing to get away with the same design that developers tried to unsuccessfully peddle during the FMV era almost 20 years ago, but was considered too stupid and infantile even then. If anything, Heavy Rain proves that it isn't the games that got dumbed down - it's the audience.
     
  5. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jan 16, 2009
    I don't think the audience is dumbed down...I just think that the audience nowadays finds the other stuff in the industry really generic so this kinda thing catches on...It's new...
     
  6. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    Ahaha. Nice touch that he's playing a french(?) language version and the character starts thinking about "douche".

    My superpower: My piss is invisible. Better if it had been inaudible, eh?
     
  7. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    I installed Indigo Prophecy (the prequel, if you will). $10 on Steam. It is very similar.

    These games are basically SCUMM in 3D environment - resurrection of a dead genre. Not a bad thing as far as I'm concerned.
     
  8. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    Who is that piece of shit narrating the trailer? How could anyone with an ounce of integrity want to be involved with something so pathetic? What happened to the gaming world, oh yeah – mediocrity took over and it became mainstream…
     
  9. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 15, 2008
    My God. I just watched that 'Let's Play'. How can this even be considered to be a game? It's like The Sims railroaded into a linear pile of shit.

    Edit: ARGH, those LP's are keeping me from going to bed. They quite well succeed at being funny once in a while.
     
  10. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    What mad man would want to resurrect FMVs?
    *Checks who made the game*
    Of course. The Japanese. It's always the Japs and their mad science.
     
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Benzaie's pretty funny, though his French accent can make him hard to follow, and the LP is a bit badly designed (turning the sound of the game itself down too much or even of). Still, it's a good opportunity to get a look at how truly horrificly stupid this game is.

    I thought it was French.
     
  12. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    FMVs used to be awesome as long as they weren't taken entirely seriously, like in Red Alert.

    Although I have no clue what game you're talking about. Heavy Rain doesn't feature FMVs and is French, not Japanese.

    EDIT: I suppose you mean the gameplay of old games like Dragon's Lair, instead of the video type.
     
  13. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    It's being published by Sony. No American company would want the return of FMVs. While they had their high moments, they ultimately sucked hard. Some thigns are better left buried.
     
  14. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Not in the west. The Japanese still love their VNs.
     
  15. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    True. Particulary the Hentai visual novels.

    A game is not a game when you don't interact with something most of the time. Heavy Rain Fails.
     
  16. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Except that many popular VNs are later re-release w/o the 18+ content and still remain popular, which says something about the quality of narration. z.B.: Tsukihime (and Nasu works in general), Eien no Aselia, Air, etc.

    VNs and other low-interaction "videogames" like the one in question are really a cross-media hybrid between books and games, an interactive book where you get to decide the ending, if you will. It's an art to do it well, but when the writer succeeds, it's an experience like no other. So, well, it's not necessarily a "game" in a traditional sense, but that surely doesn't automatically mean that it "sux".

    Being a fan of such games, I don't really like people generalizing their bashing. If you have some issue with the game, be specific with what the game does poorly, because ultimately everything else is so opinionated that it only matters in your mind. It's also at this point that the discussion gets hypocritical around here, because the people ("trolls") who come here declaring "those isometric games with stats you guys like suck hard" get a beating, while some people here feel justified to do the exact same thing for another genre.

    Forgive the rant, but I felt like pointing it out.
     
  17. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    I would assume the bashing has to do with the way this game is presented, as the "next evolution" and something "really new" or something. Fact is interactive films and novels are a fringe genre and they should be, and they are not really games. As long as it's taken at face value I have no problem with it, but don't try to sell it to me as something else.
     
  18. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Meh, well, blame the marketing not the game. Pretty much everything is over-advertised today, esp. in the gaming world. In this specific case, I'm guessing the audience is easy to take advantage of.
     
  19. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    996
    Nov 1, 2008
    So even Sony appears to be a bit surprised at how well this game is doing, I find that entertaining.

    http://www.vg247.com/2010/03/01/heavy-rain-suffering-shortages-new-stock-coming-next-week/

    I am pleased as well, it is wonderful to see a game that is not a generic cookie cutter shooter doing well!

    Now if only Sony will solve the tiny little crisis that is currently rendering millions of PS3s useless.
     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Hah. I saw that newsbit and just knew you'd post it. Would you please give it up already, Bal-Sagoth?