26-02-2010 01:43 PM - edited 26-02-2010 01:48 PM
I have just finished my second play though of what will be many judging by the results so far. Heavy Rain is a game that has done something to me that I haven't done since my teenage years, an epic play through in two massive sessions. I'm an older gamer now, these last several years have just seen more and more of the same uninspired shoot em up/strategy that nonsense really makes me question the quality of games compared to the old days. To me just because a game has great graphics or lack lustre multi-player doesn't necessarily make it great. Most games today are just the same game reheated, but they're lapped up by the general gaming population anyway.
While Heavy Rain could be classed as an adventure game reheated, and in parts it is. Heavy Rain has restored my faith in gaming primarily because it was willing to try something new in both the control scheme and other design aspects of the game. The story got me emotionally involved with the characters and their plight too.
It seems today that so many games are so reliant on the multiplayer aspect, that a lot of games single player side gets let down, yes MW/MW2 I'm talking to you!. I'll say upfront that I'm not a raving online fan, although I do play them occasionally. Main reason I avoid online is the fact that most of the people you get match-maked with online are so rude or childish you wouldn't want to know them in real life, so why play them online?
Thankfully, Quantic Dream saw the potential of a fully rounded single player experience, unlike so many other developers and added in the capability for multiple endings, so now you have a game with loving attention to detail by the developers with massive replay value with not nary a multiplayer mode in sight, AMAZING!
I certainly hope that Heavy Rain is a success. It's potential as a franchise is great. I haven't had this much fun playing a game since the heady days of Indiana Jones & The Fate Of Atlantis or Pandora Directive. Thank you Quantic Dream.
on 26-02-2010 04:58 PM
A HUGE Kudos to Hypnotoad...
So much truth in one post.
I've been on a bit of a media blackout for the last few weeks but it seems like a major complaint of the game is the control system. I for 1 like how different it is. It means you have to actually think about what you have to do next and for me raises the tension
on 26-02-2010 06:13 PM
I personally have played the hell out of this game too, 2 playthroughs and 3-6 reruns of certain parts just trying to do it right or find out what happens if I do something different. I just got my platinum trophy, unfortunately I'm not rich enough atm to purchase the game but I would recommend it to all.
@Dessy: I agree with the controls, especially at the lizard trial where you need to crawl through the tunnel. I hated how he took the corners and how the camera angles were done at that part. Walking would also be alot more user friendly if you didnt need to hold down R2.
I was thinking about saying spoiler before mentioning the lizard trial, but I don't think it is one. I got a message as soon as I popped the game in saying who the oragami killer is from a friend. ***** that got on my nerves XD
27-02-2010 12:00 AM - edited 27-02-2010 12:01 AM
So just out of interest, none of you have had problem with the sound and flickering during cut scenes? I've had severe problems from start to finish. The sound cuts in and out, the volume of the different characters voices changes dramatically even during a conversation. I've never had any problems like this on any other game. As soon as it goes in to cut scenes it starts to flicker and the sound cuts out and you miss that 1-2 minutes of the story line which is extremely irritating. If I hadn't had these issues then I would have loved the game. Glad to hear people are having more luck than me though. Is anyone else having issues like mine?
27-02-2010 12:11 AM - edited 27-02-2010 12:13 AM
Ive had some flickering and sound issues when I had my first session. Generally it didn't last long and certainly didn't cause any loss of story line... On one occasion it was worse than the others so I turned the PS3 off then back on and it has run fine since.
Edit: Oh and welcome to the PSF Ghosty
on 27-02-2010 12:26 AM
I'm just uninstalling now and then going to reinstall, see if I have any luck as I've heard it's related to either the patch or the installation. Here goes round two... fingers crossed. Oh and thanks
on 27-02-2010 01:30 AM
Worked the treat so far, if anyone else is having sound issues and/or problems with the graphics then uninstall leaving only the save file. Reinstall and all should be good. If your save file is corrupted then you may need to delete that as well. Hope this helps!
27-02-2010 01:30 AM - edited 27-02-2010 01:31 AM
On my first playthrough I had the game cut out on me about 5 times, and the sound completely die on my playstation (Even after reset, I had to redo the HDMI setup before it came back). The game has its fair share of problems that were VERY annoying, but by the end I had honestly forgotten about it. My next game was much better, no crashes and no sound bugs. I honestly think that some playthroughs are just cursed
Website ©2013 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
All content, game titles, trade names and/or trade dress, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks and/or copyright material of their respective owners. All rights reserved. [more info]