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Heavy Rain Detailed Stats Revealed

Ah, how quickly we forget. What with the large number of top-quality titles that released between October and November - and the increasing Killzone 2 mania - everyone seems to have forgotten about Heavy Rain. This is one of the most anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusives in the hopper, and we figure it's time to revert your attention to what could be one of the most memorable experiences of the generation.

Thanks to a recent in-depth Eurogamer preview, we now have the game's vital statistics, which are mighty impressive. The script for this bad boy is 2,000 pages long, with 40,000 "words of non-linear dialogue," and this will translate to 60 individual scenes, each of which will run about 15-20 minutes in length. Remember, because you have plenty of freedom in terms of decision-making, you won't see them all on one play-through, but that's only further incentive to go through the game multiple times. You can check out the rest of the stats at the above link, which includes specifics about the art design (15 months of design by 10 people), Quantic Dream's outsourcing for the apparent sake of authenticity, and some seriously diligent motion capture work. The numbers sound like a big-budget Hollywood movie; 170 days of shooting in 9 months, 70 actors and stuntmen, and a grand total of over 30,000 unique animations recorded. Wow!

While we maintain that Killzone 2, God of War III and Gran Turismo 5 (again, provided it does release in 2009) will be the PS3 exclusive blockbusters next year, we have the highest expectations for Heavy Rain. We wouldn't be surprised if it became one of our favorites... We were big fans of Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy, and we believe Heavy Rain will be about eight million times better.

Related Game(s): Heavy Rain

12/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

chicko1983
Thursday, December 11, 2008 @ 9:58:38 PM
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I'm keen on this game and by the sounds of it, it may take multiple playthroughs in order to see all the cutscenes.
I rate it as a blockbuster in the same regard as GT5, Killzone 2, and GoW3 though. Plus it is an original IP which makes it even more anticipated for me

Last edited by chicko1983 on 12/11/2008 10:00:49 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 11, 2008 @ 10:43:05 PM
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Sounds badass but I was hoping someone could explain or set up the premise/story/plot by now.

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Jed
Thursday, December 11, 2008 @ 10:45:26 PM
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I didnt think you could make this game sound any more impressive, and then you show us these stats. WOW

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karneli lll
Thursday, December 11, 2008 @ 11:36:38 PM
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Now all that's left is a release date. Quantic dream have my wallet

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Qubex
Friday, December 12, 2008 @ 3:29:46 AM
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The jury is still out on 'Heavy Rain"... I won't go out and buy it straight away like "Killzone 2", but rather wait and see what people say about it...

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, December 12, 2008 @ 9:02:34 AM
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Well said Q. I will do the same. I just don't know enough about the game to make an impulse purchase. Sure the graphics look top notch, but thats ALL i keep hearing about it. It sounds like more of a movie than MGS:4.

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cegmp
Friday, December 12, 2008 @ 2:00:17 PM
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Definitely a game to keep an eye on. Sounds very impressive to me. But I guess, like Q, I'll wait and see what other people will have to say as well.

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dveisalive
Saturday, December 13, 2008 @ 6:34:36 AM
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I'd seen this game in action and I was like holy fu**ing sh**. From the tech, graphics, emotion in the models, gameplay I want this game right the F":K now! I guess eother this would come out holiday 09 or in fall 10

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cadpig
Saturday, December 13, 2008 @ 2:07:13 PM
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I'm not 100% sold on this game. Is it more than quick time events? Pretty graphics only gets you so far...

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Nerull
Monday, December 15, 2008 @ 12:34:37 AM
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wtf, that's 20 words a page. Were they writing in size 200 font? Even if this does turn out to be good I won't end up getting it, my list is too big as it is.

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