Posts Tagged Quantic Dream
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Since it wasn’t just the video itself that contained spoilers, the ‘thumbnail’ also did, so I hid the entirety of the video under a spoiler tag. With that said, I think that some of the stuff that they showed here should have been included in the final version of the game, especially the Madison Paige bit, which would have made her less of such a mysterious character.
The other stuff? It’s rather obvious why they wouldn’t include all of that (what, with the weirdness and everything from the Ethan bits), but there’s no denying that the concept behind some of those scenes were a neat idea.
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 be honest,” Cage said in a packed session at GDC Europe.
The gamble of creating an adult game favouring emotion and storytelling over violence has paid off – Heavy Rain sold 600,000 copies in its first two weeks on sale, sold four-times the predicted amount in the US market, has passed worldwide sales of 1.5 million to date, “and we hope to reach 2 million soon,” said Cage.
Cage also hopes with the success of a mature game like Heavy Rain more developers will tap into the market.
“Stop making games for kids. Adult is a huge, untapped market – there is almost nothing for adults, I’m not talking about casual or family games. There is a real market based on sophisticated values. See yourself as a creator, not a toy-maker. Ignore the rules.”
The first images of the Move-enhanced edition of the hit psychological thriller Heavy Rain has been outed by SCEE.
Possible release time period after the jump!
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), it appears that people who were putting the game on hold basically got the assurance they were seeking, thus shooting the game up to the number one spot on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers in Video Games.
Also of note, Final Fantasy XIII for PS3 is in the #3 spot, God of War III at #10 (which will most likely sky rocket when more reviews start coming in) and the 120GB PS3 in the #5 spot (as of this writing anyway). So maybe, just maybe, Heavy Rain could actually be a runaway hit with the sales and become one of the best selling underdogs in a long, long time? That’s still to be seen, of course, but congratulations to Quantic Dream on creating a different experience and still manage to take the #1 spot before it even releases.