25-02-2010 06:52 PM - edited 25-02-2010 07:02 PM
As a father i really connected with the story. ( I lost a son to a DUI driver 8yrs ago )
I was amazed and in some parts very misty eyed at this masterful story telling.
I truly believe this would have made an excellent Motion controlled game, I found myself wanting to break free of the controller for the first time in 30yrs of gaming and stand up and interact e.g puting on and off the ARI glasses, using hands and feet for movement and action scenes etc, I also feel it would add alot more fluidity, faster responses to the interaction, unlike those horrid fitness games.
Of course it was too far along in development to do so. Maybe in the next Quantic Game. It has so much immersive potential.
Thank you for an amazing journey through this masterpiece. Bravo!
All the best
on 26-02-2010 02:34 AM
on 26-02-2010 07:54 AM
i'd also love to be using the motion controller with this game as it really is an immersive experience, even with only the dualshock.
not nice to hear about your son dude, i had my little boy watching that opening scene and he was calling out to Jason to come back, he didn't know what happened as you don't see anything but the balloon floating away so i just told him the boy lost his balloon coz he played on the road. when i was playing later watching the face of the father looking at his boy i could see the emotion and really relate with him, it's made him my fav character so far.
i think the elements of this game make it not for the kids but at the same time the controls make it a game i think kids wouldn't want to play so it works perfectly as an "adult" game. i wish i was home now to play some more.
26-02-2010 12:53 PM - edited 26-02-2010 01:07 PM
Thank you for your kind words, this game was a personal test of resolve and strength, running in parallel to my life in an uncanny way. (My son was 9, taken within an arms reach at a school crossing.)
If you take nothing else away from this game but the realisation children are precious and vulnerable, then this game has hit a home run. I'm sure anyone with children can relate.
I am so impressed that a Game! could contain such emotional connectivity, not just for me but for most who have played and enjoyed Heavy Rain, more so for parents I think, what a rollercoaster ride.
All I'd like to see now, is a motion control setup for your next Epic Story. Keep them coming Quantic.
All the best
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