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Heavy Rain director David Cage recently told gamesindustry.biz that he and Sony were surprised at the reception the new IP received.
“Heavy Rain is a commercial success and that’s not something Sony or Quantic Dream expected, to …
In 1895 the Lumière brothers made the first ever motion film and now in 2010 the French, in David Cage, are reinventing the cinema again albeit in a new medium via the Playstation 3. This is no ordinary game, its story is told in a completely unique method; “Thank you for supporting Interactive Drama”, it’s the first trophy you obtain (they are awarded during loading screens to avoid ruining immersion) and it says it all. This is an incredible Film Noir thriller of a game and the best thing about Heavy Rain? Its corrected all of Quantic Dreams’ faults from their previous effort Fahrenheit and made one the best games of this generation.
After the embargo lifted on the reviews for Heavy Rain, it appears that what was once a mysterious title with an unsure future got what it needed most. With multitudes of scores hitting 90-100 (adjusted for scale, of course), …
For those of us who were able to get a hold of the demo early, I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. Well, you just read my impression, so you’re free to leave now!. To begin, the demo itself is approximately 1700MBs (the codes were specific to EU/UK regions, so you’ll need a European account to download it, so the size may be the result of localization). Keep in mind, this Impressions post contains spoilers, so read at your own discretion!
When you enter the demo, you may want to change the gamma settings in the options menu, though, but you may also want to keep it a little darker than the recommended “until you can barely see the origami” settings for better atmosphere. The production screens, etc at the beginning also have surround sound encoded with rain drops, so it does a decent job of immersing you into the game before the menu even comes up. As for the menu itself, I don’t know what the “Tutorial” is, since I’ve went to “Start New Demo” and assumed that it would be included (it might be the beginning part of the Scott Shelby chapter “Sleazy Place”). The loading screens are pretty cool as well. They depict a close up of the face of the character you will be controlling, in great detail, too. Anyway, onto the most important part of the game, the gameplay.
PS3 owners North America were finally given the US Heavy Rain box art to ogle before the games release in February. But Quantic Dream the France based developer got a bit of a shock from across the pond when many fans and forum users alike exclaimed their dislike for the the US versions box art.
Still on a media blackout for Heavy Rain, so I’m not sure what the video below includes. But it’s over 8 minutes of gameplay footage from the CES floor.
Below this guy talks about future Heavy Rain DLC. Which could enable you to play as the Origami Killer, that’s pretty cool! I skipped the video below to where he talks about the DLC.