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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 in 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.
SCEA are offering buyers of the game the chance to use the EU versions box art instead of their original one. Cristian Cardona (Associate Product Manager of Software Marketing) stated that “SCEA will be releasing an alternative box art for Heavy Rain in PDF format around the time the game launches”. This “Alternative” being the EU versions box art.
Are any of you guys from North America going to be changing your box art when you pick up the game? Let us know in the comments below..
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.
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This game is on my list for sure. It’s a very different approach to a video game. I hope it does well and people give it a chance.