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Heavy Rain is Boring | PS3Blog.net

 

I’ve never played Quantic Dreams’ previous titles such as Fahrenheit so I didn’t know entirely what to expect from Heavy Rain. I was hesitant to buy into all the hype that began surrounding Heavy Rain as it’s release approached. I only decided to buy the game after I played the demo via PSN.  The entire concept of  “How Far Would You Go..” sounded intriguing and the quick time system reminded me of Sega’s Shenmue.

You have four characters to play in Heavy Rain whose path’s intertwine in the game. Out of all the characters FBI Agent Norman Jayden was the only one who I found interesting enough to play and I enjoyed his role in the game. I think it was because of all of his ‘toys’ he gets to play with.  Everyone else, not so much. Don’t get me wrong though. It was thrilling driving down the wrong side of the highway as Ethan Mars and trying to avoid oncoming traffic by use of the quick time events.

As I said, I didn’t know what to expect from Heavy Rain before I played it. I knew the story would revolve around a murder mystery but I was anticipating more freedom, more things to do in the game like Shenmue had. There was also a story to follow in Shenmue but there were a lot of other things to do in the game as well. In Heavy Rain, you’re just told what to do, how to do it and move on to the next person. Rinse and repeat.

Heavy Rain is a pretty package and the multiple choices offered is ideal for replay value. For me, however, like the weather event it’s named after, I found nothing fun about Heavy Rain.

  • Sinlock

    I’d be happy too take it off your hands.

  • Royalty32

    I have to agree, not fully but he is right in some way. Yes Heavy Rain is a good thriller but it sarts off so slow the some ppl might get bored from the start. The story does pick up about an hour into the game. Voice acting is bland at best and the quick time events to me are terrible. I would rather of did everthing myself. I did enjoy it but i can see where ppl would get bored of it.

  • EdEN

    Well, how about doing another contest so someone else can have you copy of Heavy Rain?

    On topic now, it sure isn’t a game for everyone. It’s more an interactive movie than a game properly but sometimes that’s what you need to refresh your gaming experience. I loved Farenheit and the demo for Heavy Rain didn’t change my opinion about it’s “spiritual” sequel.

  • Its a good thing people have there own definition of what is boring. I enjoyed the game alot.

  • Legion213

    What Sinlock said.

    I have yet to purchase this title. But I really want to play it. I’d be happy to take it off you’re hands. Or even buy it if the price is right.

  • LOL @ all the I’ll take it posts..

    I tell everyone the game is like watching a movie that you control somewhat. Defiantely isn’t for everyone. I kept telling my son and his friends that they’d hate it. I was wrong all 3 of them have played it and liked it alot. They didn’t enjoy it enough to play through it again tho. I want to play through it one more time, and get all the endings, but I can’t tear myself away from FFXIII or Just Cause 2.. I am having a major delima deciding which of those 2 games to play.. Oh nd before anyone says OMG you let kids play Heavy Rain… i made sure my son skipped through the nude scenes.. 😎

  • AJ

    I was waiting for a good deal to buy this game. Now I have to reconsider.

  • Eddie

    Heavy Rain was awesome for me. I absolutely loved the story the whole way through. Sure some parts got slow to show off the QTE stuff, but the game overall was amazing and I loved it.

  • Darrin

    My daughter surprisingly loves playing this more than I do. I *love* the design and the concepts, but actually playing it feels slow. I still like the game, I definitely don’t think it’s boring, but it’s not a pull-you-in addicting game.

  • Michael

    Well good to hear a contrarian review – the hype nearly got me although it seems like it wouldn’t be my thing. I might leave it, or see if a mate gets a copy and borrow that.

  • Anonymous

    I disagree with you, at least a little bit. While there are certain aspects of this game that seem linear, and many of the ‘decisions’ have minimal changes on the outcome of the game, there are also those that vastly change the game and the storyline. The game does have replay value, at least as much as any other story driven game. Not to mention it is still entertaining to replay making different little decisions to see how each scene plays out. But… to each their own. I’m sure there are games I don’t like that you love.