PSXE Poll Update: Heavy Rain Has An Overwhelming Impact
Heavy Rain appears to be a tremendous success: first-week estimates say about a half-million copies were sold, and gamers have responded with extreme praise.
In this past week's poll question, we simply asked what you thought about Quantic Dream's ambitious, excellently produced title and the vast majority were simply blow away. Most of the rest say the game is amazing but then again, they expected it. Overall, many gamers are currently holding an ongoing love affair with Heavy Rain; they go through it multiple times to see any one of the twenty-two possible endings, and they greatly appreciate the nod to sensitivity and real human emotion. No game is perfect and this one suffers from a bit of technical hitching and glitching but artistically speaking, it doesn't get much better. As we said in our review - linked above - it's not for everyone, as the "twitch gamers" likely won't care and honestly, Heavy Rain is simply too mature and intelligent for some younger gamers. On the other hand, most major critics understood the goal of the game and older players have really embraced Quantic Dream's gem.
This week, there can be no other subject than Final Fantasy XIII. And because you don't have it yet, we just want to know: do you think FFXIII will match your expectations? Or will it be a total flop; unworthy of being part of such a legendary franchise? So many gamers seem split on this issue and it'll be interesting to see where the readers stand...
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain
3/7/2010 9:38:47 PM Ben Dutka