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Expect Differing Review Scores For Heavy Rain

Quick note: we are not to talk about Heavy Rain until February 10, so bear in mind that I won't be doing that in this article. I'm merely informing you of what to expect from the critical reception.

Here's the thing- although there's no such thing as a game that gets virtually the same score from every source, for the most part, there is majority agreement when it comes to most high-profile titles. For example, you will be hard-pressed to find any major source that gave Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Gears of War, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, or the recently released Mass Effect 2 lower than a 9. Every professional critic, personal opinions aside, agrees that such games are worthy of the elite 9+ rating and will recommend a purchase. You can expect this same response to games like God of War III; it's just...easier. I say "easier" because of the wider mainstream appeal and the fact that we can all recognize the inherent greatness of such titles. But I'm telling you right now: for Quantic Dream's production, you should expect review scores, even from top sources, that might be very different from each other.

You may have noticed some early discrepancy in European reviews; I've seen a 9 and a 6 already. Of course, these reviews shouldn't exist yet; they ignored the embargo date and Sony is none too happy about it, but the point is, don't be surprised to see - as an example - IGN give the game a 9 and GameSpot give it like a 6.5. The reason? Well, I can't really get into that right now - saving it for the review - but I just want you to be wary of the facts. Now, I'm certainly not going to tell you what we're going to give it (although I'm already almost done with my second play-through) and I'm not going to say either side - the side that doesn't get it versus the side that does get it - is "right." Just...a forewarning.

I would suggest picking your most trusted source, making sure you read and understand the review carefully, and then make a decision based on that. As for PSXE readers; we know we're your trusted source, right? ;)

Related Game(s): Heavy Rain

2/4/2010 9:21:21 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (95 posts)

geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:42:36 PM
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Dam straight this site is my trusted source. Too bad I'll get this game regardless though, since I've already payed off my reservation.

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THEVERDIN
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:11:27 PM

Playstation Magazine gave it an editor's choice and 5 stars

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Hitch
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 1:27:39 AM

Playstation magazine praises everything Sony related good or bad. Duh!!!

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Alienange
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:45:00 PM
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I believe you will be proved quite right about this. However your article leaves me with questions.

These people who "get it." Will they be the ones scoring it high or low?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:28:17 AM

Do you really wonder about that? Not sure if you've played Indigo Prophecy but it was an amazing game. Heavy Rain is what QDreams wanted to do before but didn't have the technology.

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lMephisto
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 9:20:32 AM

Couldn't care less about that. This game deserves $60. And since Dante's Inferno went dooown down my priority list, and I'm soooo gonna wait for FFXIII to be $40, this is THE game to buy in feb. Bioshock 2 might be a good option too :)

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:47:51 PM
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You guys are definitely my trusted source. We almost have the same taste in games.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:53:08 PM
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You know we all trust (and love) your reviews Ben. I won't say what I expect you to rate it but I think I may know. No matter what number you type in at the end, the writing itself is the important part. Whatever the score, you will provide adequate reasoning for it as you always have.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 9:56:22 PM
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I'm looking forward to reading both the low and high scores. Heavy Rain seems like its going to appeal to a very narrow crowd, and that crowd is going to love the hell out of it. Others wont like it, and its perfectly logical that they wouldnt.

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Crabba
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:09:28 AM

I don't think it's a narrow crowd at all, it just may not be the typical FPS CoD crowd. I think there are a lot of people out there tired of all the shooters out there and want something new, exciting and different!

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:26:04 AM

The problem is that a large amount of gamers are idiots. Its ssad, but its true. Look around and see how many people were playing COD4 non-stop, ignoring everything else, until last November. While the people who comment on PSXExtreme tend to be smarter than the average gamer we have to keep in mind that a large amount of people will only play the games that are hyped to death.

Its like it is with music. 90% of people are content listening to whatever crap the radio shoves down their throat and claim everything else sucks.

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chicko1983
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:01:10 PM
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From what I have read around the net, it appears to me that the difference in scores is mainly due to peoples' opinion of the amount of QTEs in this game,

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:34:15 PM

Arent all of the action scenes QTEs?

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chicko1983
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:00:44 PM

dunno Bandit, I havent played the game.

but from what I can gather, if you dont like QTEs then you wont like the game.

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michiganfan1983
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:01:41 PM
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My source is right here, although just like geovan, I have my copy pretty much paid off. Interesting article though Ben, I had noticed the difference in the leaked scores. Hearing that 'some people will get it and others won't get it' coming from some one who has played the game, helps to possibly explain that difference.

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tes37
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:05:02 PM
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I trust this site enough that I'm not reading any other reviews except this one. I have high hopes for this game and I believe I'll get an honest and straightforward critique of it. I think it's best to hear from someone who was really wanting to play HR as opposed to someone who is just reviewing it because that's their job.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:17:15 PM
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Ben will you do a hands-on with the demo? I'd like to know if there's any major spoilers in it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:14:53 AM

The full review will be out the day before the demo is on the PSN.

The review will be spoiler-free, of course.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:24:04 PM
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So far you guys are my most trusted source. So c'mon man, what happens to these guys who break the embargos? Cause by my count everyone but PSXE does. I gotta say though, to "get it" and understand it and everything I think you have to be a person with patience and an imagination. I could not imagine taking a COD freak or Geow nut and putting Indigo Prophecy in their hands and expecting them to appreciate it. That game would be in the garbage. Twitch gamers won't get it, those with broader tastes and more open minds will "get it" and enjoy it imo.


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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:25:21 PM

I'm going to have to disagree. I'm a big COD fan but I also loved Indigo Prophecy.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:59:09 AM

agreed, I love literally all game genres, I have rock band, bought mw2 prestige, got sf4, MGS4, RE5, R2 all CE. VC, GoW, SoTC and many many more. I'm totally your jack of all trades =) I just enjoy gaming and I don't limit myself to any, haha.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:18:44 AM

You could have simply said "Older, mature people will enjoy the game while younger, immature people will not give it enough time to develop" and saved yourself a paragraph.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:39:37 AM

i'm only 18 =(

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backatcha00
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:57:16 AM

miss your old avatar

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Banky A
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 6:16:53 AM

Only, 18? Bro' you can drink. 2 more loops for me.. unowhatamsayin?

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Shams
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:26:00 PM
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Trusted Site? Mos def. The reviews are like me playing it before me playing it, or the closest thing to that, though, more coherently and intelligibly written :s Can't ask for more than that. And about the Heavy Rain reviews, regarding "those who get it", that's why I'll wait for for psxextreme's review.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:27:16 PM
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This site is always the 1st line source for me.

But regardless, I will still get it, but depending on the overall scores, it will just be a matter of whether I get it either, sooner, or later on.

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Oxvial
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:27:29 PM
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Heavy Rain...hmm I'm not sure if I would like this game.

I need your help with this one psxtreme.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:48:32 PM

Hang out and I might be able to help you. If Ben will indulge me.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:16:56 AM

Um...what?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 9:41:07 PM

I'm preparing an article that no one will pay me for.

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YesterdysRising
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:47:59 PM
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You're definitely my trusted source! I know I want to play this game but depending on length and if it's worth playing through several times will be a big factor for me to buy it instead of rent it. But I'm sure your review will answer all my questions :)

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ed_winchester
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:25:32 AM

apparently there's like 20 different endings, I'd say buy this one instead of renting it

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:48:59 PM
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I was on the fence about Heavy Rain until I watched the leaked shower scene.

Yes I giggled at the boobs and pee at first, but the action sequence that unfolds afterwords is very intense.

After I let it all sink in, I realized how effective the shower scene was at making you feel Madison's vulnerability.

I think this game is going to be brilliant. Any one who is unsure of it, I would suggest checking out the leaked footage.

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rogers71
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:59:35 AM

@Adam West,
Just watched the shower scene. That was amazing. I agree with you, the action is intense and if the rest of the action is like that, I will be satisfied.

Can't wait for your review Ben. Looking forward to next Wednesday.

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Lex Luthor
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:51:52 PM
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of course we'll come here for the review, I'm waiting for Ben to score it, if it's awesome first day purchase for me

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:05:20 PM

Sheesinfester.

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inkme101
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 10:53:43 PM
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that scene is intense.


also ben; will your review be out on the 10th? or r u just gonna be able to spill a bit more about it and make us wait til closer to release for the review?

i want this game bad but like yesterdysrising said YOUR review will be the difference between rent or buy for me.

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Naztycuts
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:20:56 PM
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I'm buying either way and I think anyone who appreciated Indigo Prophecy is too, too bad that is surely a minority of the ps3 population I think I know what to expect from this game and if I'm right it will be GOTY!!! to some of us, no sadly I think I know what Ben means, some of us will get it and be blown away! the rest well they'll be off making GTA IV GOTY the mass public wont appreciate it saying negative things like "too many QTE's equals repetitiveness" and other nonsense, but those of us who get it will fall in love with it. I expect a top quality production given the extra time they had to polish so hopefully no glitches/issues.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:28:55 PM
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Looking forward to the review and I've already ordered it. Can't wait.

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___________
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:32:22 PM
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just have to say who ever bases whether to buy a game or not only on a review is a moron.
if i did that i would of missed out on some of the most enjoyable games, and i would of ended up buying some games that completley suck.

i really can not care less what score the reviewer gives a game as long as its logical and is explained in the review.
nothing pisses me off more than when reviewers argue that a game is bad just because it does not do something its not suppose to.
like IGN bitching about KZ2 not having co-op.
i thought we were suppose to review games on what they HAVE not what they DONT.

or like that BS heavy rain review i read yesterday they gave it a 6 just because it has a slow start, and because the whole game is QTEs.
or like IGNs review of dantes inferno.
they constantly bag on it because its a "GOW clone"
SO FU**ING WHAT!
since when is a game automatically inferior just because its a clone?
almost every game released these days is a friggin clone!

i can see where reviewers are coming with the slow start in heavy rain or the tedious crap you have to do with ethan and such.
but there is no freaking way in hell this game deserves a 6.
they fail to mention the storyline, graphics or many other aspects of games.
point being you can give a game what ever score you want as long as its justified and explained.
there is no point writing a review praising a game and mentioning only one flaw than giving it a 7.
IGN im talking to you.
not that it matters they lost their credibility years ago along with many other sites.
i honestly can not remember the last review i actually agreed with.

or like adam sessler from Xplay.
god that guys a idiot.
during his darksiders review he mentions 2 bad things about the game.
its a GOW clone SO FU**ING WHAT!
and its tame.............
TAME?
WTF?
SLICING A ENEMIES ARMS AND LEGS OFF IS TAME IS IT?
SLICING A ENEMIES LEGS OFF THAN BENDING HIS ARM BACK IMPALING HIM WITH HIS OWN SWORD IS TAME IS IT?
OH PLEASE!
may not be as brutal as GOW but its pretty dam close!
than gives it a 3/5.
WTF?
2 bad things out of the whole freaking game which are not even valid points justifys the 2 point reduction?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:22:34 AM

I didn't read past the first word.

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rogers71
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:39:10 AM

@LV,
I beat you then. I made it to the second word. HA

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Qubex
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 9:13:16 AM

Anonamous, try to structure your sentences a little better. Create functioning paragraphs and start your sentences with capital letters please, it would really help the reading of your posts... well the people who do actually read them.

I am sure you have interesting say, just need to make your posts easier to follow.

Q!

"i am home"

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SmokeyPSD
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:36:08 PM
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I couldn't care less about reviews for this game, chances are lots of "critics" will not get it, and don't have an appreciation for heavy rains inspirations and what it's drawing upon.

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, February 04, 2010 @ 11:55:32 PM
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It's an open ended game; so as a result, it will recieve different review scores. It is not a straight foreward game and is open for interpretation by different people, unlike Killzone, Uncharted, COD, or Gears of war.

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Gordo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:01:50 AM
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On Cage's blog he says the game is around 10 hours long and that he knows the start is pretty slow.
So that is going to put a lot of people off as are the QTE's.

It's a must have buy for me so I hope the "intelligent reviewers" such as our guys here are the ones pitching the 9 and not the 6. That would be very disappointing.

I went against PSXextremes review with Bayonetta and regret it now. It's just sitting on my shelf waiting to be traded in (along with Batman that I hated for some reason).

Interesting times though.

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Robochic
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:10:12 AM
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This site is and always be my only source for reviews so far you've always had reviews with tons of explanations and thats what I look for. Good for this site not to break the embargo date its very important to follow the rules set forth even though other can not.

Now Ben when will you have u're review on heavy rain? will it before or after the release date of the game?

to me I think i'll be reading carefully the review but the game just seems very hard to review its so different and the way you control the game is amazing?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:15:21 AM

It will go live on February 10 in the early afternoon.

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ed_winchester
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:31:04 AM

@robochic, its this level of professionalism that keeps me coming back to this site

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Nlayer
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:22:03 AM
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The reviews here are usually one of the deciding factors for me. =D

I'll most likely enjoy this game, just because I'm the type who enjoys a plotline more than anything. Can't wait to see what people think of it.

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BlackBriar
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:24:33 AM
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I can't wait to get this game, Those game sites that review this game with low score, Just don't get it! It's to complex for their narrow minds, They'll stick with their Modern Warfare 2. Nevertheless, this game will rock and it's different. Bravo! Sony and Quantic Dream for always thinking outside the box.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:25:53 AM

Actually they give it low scores in hopes of generating hits, just like they did for UC2 and ME2.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:25:19 AM
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I think this is one of those games where reviews aren't really going to help a person. I'm buying it regardless of the reviews just as I've done with WKC. IGN's 5.1 is just laughable. I'm 20hrs into it and it's not a 9 in my book but it's entertaining and it sure has given me my JRPG fix I've been craving.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:40:41 AM

Seriously. I didnt know what to think when i saw IGN's 5.1. The game is much better then that.

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Oxvial
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:44:47 AM

whaaaaaaaa? only 0.1 better than Dark Avoid? naah it can't be that bad.

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Jawknee
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 2:31:42 AM

It is. I dont understand what he was griping about. So far the story is decent and the game play is fun. He complained about the battle system. So far im have no problems with it.

Its not a perfect game but it gets the job done.

IGN sucks.

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 2:49:31 AM

totaly, i dont get it, IGN gave 5.1, Gamespot gave it 6.0, i got the game on day one and it is exactly like wut i want, typical JRPG with this gen technology, with a big town to start, a world map and turn based battle, standard level up system, good looking monsters and environment, i dont really see wut went that wrong.

these days, the reviewers all tend to either hype up the scores or hype down the scores, and other reviewers just follow the hype, thia is not what i want to see-- i mean, by any judgment, WKC deserves a 8.0+ score if not perfect 9+ or more. i know the graphics might not be super sharp or vibrant, and the story is not that deep or unexpected, and the characters might not look as cool as FFv13, but it is still a typical JRPG has all those classic JRPG elements with this gen technology, has decent this gen visual and fun fighting system, everything we can ask for in a JRPG in this gen.

it is just a shame that IGN and Gamespot are so biased and so irresponsibly ditched the game so fast.

p.s. look at Lost Odyssey, it only has a 7+ score, and I think this is by far the best this gen JRPG and most classic JRPG this gen. for all these reasons, I rarely followed reviews these days although PSX is one exception, i just follow my own gut feeling about the games .

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Jawknee
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:38:02 AM

oops, meant *it isnt.

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Arvis
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 9:10:53 AM

Ok, everyone always says "the graphics aren't anything special" but it really doesn't matter! I dare anyone to go questing on the Balastor Plains at sunset and not be impressed by the virtual beauty. The art direction in this game is just one more underappreciated bit of brilliance from Level 5.

-Arvis

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Qubex
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:40:32 AM
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My feelings are, from what I have read so far, the average score across the types of reviews it will attract will probably be around the 8.6 to 8.8 mark - on average. If the average score is this across numerous critics, i think for a niche game, its a darn good show anyhow...

Let's see...

Q!

"i am home"

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herukuti
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 12:56:16 AM
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if the videos are anything to go by this is a definite used pick up; primarily for trophy hunting an less for gameplay.

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just2skillf00l
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:21:23 AM
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I know this site will do Heavy Rain justice. Ben, I don't even need to ask. From someone who tries as little as possible to incorporate a biased opinion when formulating an argument to defend his position and score for the title in question, I give my complete faith to.

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Jalex
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:31:34 AM
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There are many factors I consider when deciding wether or not to purchase a game, but I mostly only use reviews to pick facts from.
And I'll be ignoring reviews for this game (as far as helping me to make a decision) as I've had the game pre-ordered for a few weeks now and it was one of the main reasons I was convinced I needed a PS3.

Anyway, come high or low scores, I really hope 'Heavy Rain' inspires more developers to function outside of gaming norms.

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Scarecrow
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:32:43 AM
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Just like ICO, Demon's Souls, Beyond Good and Evil


Games which later are known as legendary (revolutionary games)

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 2:57:52 AM

Demon's Souls is my favorite Japanese made RPG on PS3 while Lost Odyssey is my favorite on 360. Hail for both games, a job well done!

ICO and SoTC are two of my all time favorite on PS2 and two greatest adventure games of all time.

All these are legendary or will become legendary.

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BikerSaint
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:47:59 AM
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@Scarecrow,
Same as your list, but I'd add SOTC & Okami (PS2 game)in there too.

Bought Okami the other day just to add into my collection, but damn, was I blown away with the game play.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 1:59:47 AM

omg I love okami, was depressed at the Wii port, and even more depressed at Clover's closure =( wish the ps3 had a hd port, game looked amazing with it's art style.

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FM23
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:28:06 AM
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I'm getting the game either way, but if this site gives it close to or above a 9, I will be more confident before purchase time. This is definitely my go to site when I am on the fence about buying or renting a game.

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Ricochet
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:41:48 AM
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Heavy Rain's reception is very much similar to that of it's spiritual predecessor "Indigo Prophecy". That didn't stop me from having one of the MOST unique experiences in gaming history.

FIRST DAY PURCHASE! I don't care if this game gets a 0.0 out of 10 in Metacritic.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 3:54:35 AM
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If it gets bad reviews, i will be suprised i wont lie. I read that 6/10 review and it was down to the reviewer not liking the QTE sysytem. which has never bothered me, Infact i quick like it, The controls of Farenheit were pretty unique, using the analouge sticks for interaction. I also liked the QTE in Shenmue, i dont see why people think its so bad, its more exciting than just pressing X which could be said for a lot of games.

If i hear people making comparison's to Farenheit, i know i'm really going to enjoy it.

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dante_zero
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:04:43 AM
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i'll let you guys and girls know how i get on with the demo. downloading it now. why is it a love hate relatioship with Sony Europe i hate them for some things and then they win me over with access to the heavy rain demo early like they did with the god of war 3 E3 demo

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:07:42 AM

How'd you get the demo early, just out of curiousity

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DragonSphere
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:41:06 AM

the ARG answers are here if anyone's interested: http://kotaku.com/5464839/want-the-heavy-rain-demo-right-now-heres-how

D/L the demo now myself :)

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ed_winchester
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 8:54:10 AM

@Ultimadream, I think the demo is available if you did that '4 days' challenge or whatever its called on the HR website, plus I think the demo is available to Qore subscribers

makes me wonder why someone would thumb you down for asking a simple question

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 10:50:00 AM

Ahhh i tried to sing up for that, put my details in adn then the page after never loaded..wasnt happy, still less than a week adn it'll be on the PS Store

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dante_zero
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:30:24 AM
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the heavy rain ARG 4 day challenge (alternate reality game)

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Robochic
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 4:57:33 AM
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@ed_winchester completely agree with you.

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www
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:31:31 AM
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I'm still buying regardless...

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spiderboi
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:32:52 AM
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Most trusted gaming site indeed. The 3 main site I go to daily are google, yahoo and psxextreme.

I'm looking forward to Heavy Rain. Its gonna be the first game of its kind in my library. And I would think its gonna stay there along with other psxextreme recommends that i got (KZ2, UC1&2, MGS4, LBP, BF:1943, Flower). Traded in SOCOM though. That game is far too serious for me. I think hardcore SOCOM fans are the best to keep that. People there are way too elitist on the mic (based from my online experience).

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dante_zero
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 6:45:52 AM
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well i'm gonna keep it spoiler free but the controls take bit of getting used to but feel intuative and graphically if far surpasses anything you've seen before. imo for those who have high expectations from the demo i've played you certainly wont be disappointed. read bens review though as he's been able to play the full game where as me i've had only a 30 minute demo. but wow, what a 30 minutes it was.

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inkme101
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 7:09:48 AM
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the graphics surpass U2?

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dante_zero
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 7:13:19 AM
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imo on a par if not above.

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DGo8
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 7:25:58 AM
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its a hard game to review because theres nothing else to compare it to if you get me...its like Heavy Rain is jumping in to a whole new genre of its own... first of its kind...kinda...i hope it does well i really do...

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frostface
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 7:47:52 AM
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This is my trusted source and the fact that you're on your 2nd playthrough kinda says alot without saying anything. Nice!

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Deleted User
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 8:17:00 AM
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I want to play this game regardless of reviews. It's something different, something original. Too many people just want to play the same clan of games over and over again. I, for one, can't wait to play it.

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YesterdysRising
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 5:59:10 PM
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I just got my new issue of the Official Playstation Magazine, which I got a 3 year subscription a few months back for only $13! Anyways, they gave Heavy Rain 5 stars and editor's choice, along with Bioshock 2 as well. I still have to actually read the article to see what they have to say about it but I'm excited! Although not as excited as I am for Ben and/or Arnold's review :)

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Snaaaake
Friday, February 05, 2010 @ 7:19:36 PM
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I don't expect Heavy Rain to get 85% or above on Gamesranking.

So far 2010 Ps3 exclusives aren't garnering high score from everywhere.

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swapnilgyani
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 1:35:42 AM
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We as gamers should expect not only differing review scores for Heavy Rain, but also differing experiences.

Judging by what we know about Heavy Rain so far, it is an experiment of sorts in gaming. And like experiments in any other field, there should be room for it to frustrate, tire and annoy you, if the the overall result at the end is worth it. Allow its developers the freedom to fail

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BikerSaint
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 3:03:57 PM
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I believe Heavy Rain will be the game that's...

"10 times to the power of the boom"!

FYI, if anyone wants to try out their other great hit, Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy, Gamestop/EB stores sell it used for only $9.99.

And at this price it's more than just one of the best gaming deals you'll ever get, it's a "real-deal steal"(and all without having to worry about those "LEO local yokels, County Mounties, or Fed Flintstones" using your melon for target practice.

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R3ZR
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 8:27:24 PM
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Buying the game regardeless, already paid off at EB Games so thats cool, although i would definately say that i would trust PSX more than any other site when it comes to the review....

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Sky_Genesis
Saturday, February 06, 2010 @ 11:14:32 PM
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what ever the score is ..as i usually say it is what it is...the game is different from the norm of shooters that we got..this game i think is gonna of course cater to the gamer that needs more than of a mature theme than the casual gamer movement...

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Deleted User
Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 1:43:23 AM
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Want to know if you'll like this game... play Indigo Prophocies... if you don't like the gameplay then don't even bother with Heavy Rain... better graphics and a different story, but both are the exact same in spirit. I don't need a review to know that this is going to be one of the first games I get when I can finally aford a PS3 (my effing ceiling caved in from vermin getting in through my collapsed chimney... *sigh*

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Richy
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 5:05:42 AM
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hello ...

lately i don't check out reviews to buy into a concept, i already pre-ordered the SE of HR & can't wait for it. I've got the code for the demo & won't go for it, so i'm blindly going for this game for all my senses say i'll love it.

even if i tried the GOW3 demo, was already certain would go for it & Dante's Inferno too was confirmed after playing the demo, for others they can wait.

now need to find the money & time to play the old games & wait for the new ones to be delivered.

cheers!

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TheAxeMurderer
Monday, February 08, 2010 @ 1:02:34 PM
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", I'm certainly not going to tell you what we're going to give it (although I'm already almost done with my second play-through) and I'm not going to say either side - the side that doesn't get it versus the side that does get it - is "right." Just...a forewarning."

lol, why bother? It's obviously going to get a good score from here, let's be real about it.



"As for PSXE readers; we know we're your trusted source, right? "


For news, articles, and some reviews, yes.

For reviews of high profile exclusives....sorry.

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