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PSXE Poll Update: Heavy Rain High On Catch-Up Lists

It has already sold over a million copies and should surpass 1.5 million; it's also one of my all-time favorite games.

...and it was the leading vote-getter in our recent poll, which listed out many of the 2010 gems to date, and asked you to pick the game you missed but plan to play during the summer drought. And it seems a great many of you haven't yet experienced Quantic Dream's masterpiece, Heavy Rain, a game that has helped to push the industry in a fresh, positive direction. We prefer to be optimistic about these results, though. Rather than viewing it as an oversight on your part, we'd rather see it this way: Heavy Rain is appealing enough to be #1 on your "missed but must play" lists. Perhaps surprisingly, God of War III was a close second; arguably the best action game of the generation and an easy Game of the Year candidate should've gotten plenty of love from PlayStation 3 owners. But then again, there were a lot of great games in the first six months of this year, and perhaps one of the longer experiences was more worthy of your $60.

But no matter. So long as the great stuff gets played eventually, everyone benefits. This week, we want you to address the hot topic amongst role-playing fans: what will happen with Final Fantasy? Square-Enix boss Yoichi Wada admits to being confused, so what's gonna happen...?

Tags: poll update, 2010 games, top games

7/18/2010 9:29:09 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (74 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 9:56:36 PM
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I couldn't vote in the last poll because I either played them all or didn't plan to. Sadly, even though Heavy Rain was the #1 game, not many of those are going to translate into actual sales for Quantic Dream because many these folks will be picking it up on the used market. I got nothing against used games, I just think a gem like HR deserves a full 2-4 million copies sold.

As for Final Fantasy, until proven otherwise I believe (with Wada at the helm) it is finished, finito, done, flat broke busted. I genuinely hope Versus delivers, but even if it does the numbered installments will likely get worse due to this attempt to appeal to the little sh*ts that ruined RPGs this generation.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:36:49 PM

Hasn't HR surpassed the 2 million sold mark?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:03:31 PM

nope, it's around 1 mil

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:54:10 PM

I know it sold 500,000 copies in the first week and it hit over 1 million by April 13. Surely it's gone considerably higher than that, by now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 2:33:02 AM

If you believe VGChartz, 1.36 mil worldwide.

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FullmetalX10
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 4:57:54 AM

I'll pick it up full price, when I have the cash for it.
Might as well be full price, because prices dropping around here could take another year or so -_-

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Highlander
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 9:35:24 AM

VG Charts often underestimates because they try to be global, but miss a lot of retailers. Their numbers are often off by 10-20 %. But, that still wouldn't put the game past the 2 million mark.

People just need to go out this summer and buy, buy, buy.

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Qubex
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 12:30:23 AM

When considering my budget I will have to get this title second hand :( At least I will get to play it. Unfortunately Highlander, I can't just buy buy buy!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:20:10 PM
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I picked ModNation. Its the only PS3 exclusive besides MAG i want that i haven't played. Bayonnaise be damned. The demo was terrible and the designed wasn't much better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:05:30 PM

The full game of Bayonaise was worse than the demo. Yeah, the character and level designs actually got WORSE.

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Alienange
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 12:11:23 AM

I like Bayonaise in my sandwiches.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:04:18 AM

Oh, that's it.
Thumbs down for the each of you*

Except for Alienange.
Baiyonaise goes good between slices of Ninja Rye-Bread and Kratos-beef.



*Unless referencing the PS3 version

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kraygen
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:48:48 AM

I didn't even take the time to finish the demo, I was bored and begging for it to end before I finished, then I realized all I had to do was hit that little round button in the center of my controller and make it end anyway.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:55:29 AM

I did play the PS3 version, but even so it was just so generic and poorly slapped together that better graphics and a smoother experience wouldn't have helped it.

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 5:28:29 AM

Learn to appreciate Bayonetta!!!!
It's everything DMC is and better!!

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Jawknee
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:19:45 AM

Thats going to be a little hard considering i never liked DMC either. Though i think DMC is a far better game then Bayonnaise.

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Snaaaake
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:22:38 AM

Ah well, everyone's taste is different.

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Alienange
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 12:36:00 PM

Who doesn't like DMC??!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 3:00:20 PM

At least DMC has full levels and backgrounds.

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jdt1981
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:23:59 PM
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Heavy Rain was #1? Wow, what are you guys waiting for? :)

As for FF I'm hopeful that SE will deliver with future FF's after making some changes. This could just be wishful thinking on my part though... :(

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:32:06 PM
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Yet another poll without a choice for me to pick truthfully. That's okay. I'll wait for the next one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:06:45 PM

Well, no reason you can't post what you think will happen to FF even if you can't vote. Your thoughts?

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StangMan80
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:46:59 PM

I feel the same way, but I voted for "if they make some changes it'll be great".

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:55:51 PM

You are correct. There is no reason why I can't post my thoughts.

Last edited by fluffer nutter on 7/18/2010 11:56:21 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 2:17:04 AM

Taking after your buddy as usual...

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fluffer nutter
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:57:30 AM

Your reply makes no sense. No buddies on the "internet". lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 3:21:39 PM

I'm sorry but the correct answer would be "who?"

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fluffer nutter
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 6:02:19 PM

No need to apologize for fairy tales.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 8:47:36 PM

Again, "who?"

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fluffer nutter
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:07:43 PM

Learn to read, kid.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:32:32 PM
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I picked modnation racers.

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SolidFantasy
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:40:28 PM
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I can't decide what FF is going to be like in the future. I'll have to think this one through. It's hard to tell the difference between what will more likely happen and what I want to happen to the series.

-sf out

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BikerSaint
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:46:17 PM
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I picked HR, just had to go with a genre changing company, although they actually started the genre much earlier on, with their Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit game.

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Deleted User
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:49:13 PM
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As long as Yoichi Wada is running the show at Square-Enix, the Final Fantasy franchise is dead in my eyes.

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Deleted User
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:02:36 PM

By the way, tomorrow is the "big announcement" that Sonia Im and the losers from 1up are hyping from Square-Enix.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:07:34 PM

If only 1up has it, then it must be minuscule.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:57:06 PM

Well, Square Enix did send out an email that there will be an announcement so it wasn't just 1Up that picked this up.

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Borderline
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:34:03 PM
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I voted HR. Loved the demo but I had heard there wasn't much replay value so I went with Red Dead and BC2. Definately going to grab HR soon. I still haven't played Uncharted 2....lagging behind bad here.

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kraygen
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:51:44 AM

Not much replay value? Who told you that? It has tons of endings, (I keep hearing 22, not sure tho) it only takes about 10 hours to beat it, but in the first week I owned it, I couldn't stop.

I beat it 3 times in my first week and have beaten again since then. I've had the game less than a month and I've put over 40 hours into it and I haven't even played the taxidermist add on yet.

I've actually never seen another game with so much replay value.

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RebelJD
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:41:04 PM
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I see Heavy Rain getting another resurrection in sales come Move time in Fall.

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NeoHumpty
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:51:18 PM

Hope so. It is a good game. I'm kinda disappointed that it's only sold 1.5.

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StangMan80
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:44:53 PM
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I chose Heavy Rain, I plan on picking it up soon, maybe I'll try it with Move. Move will pick up sales like you said rebalJD.

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RadioHeader
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:40:41 PM

I was holding off until Move, but I think the ending's been spoiled for me.

I'll get it eventually. A few more bottles of whisky and I'll prolly forget the spoiler.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 11:56:12 PM
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You know what game I'm really enjoying that IDK maybe should have been on that list? PoP: The Forgotten Sands. I'm loving the game. It's classic PoP I can't put it down! It got ok reviews, but I think its really good! I'd have been upset if I passed on it. But being a huge fan of the PoP series I wouldn't have anyways, so...

But I voted for Heavy Rain, because I want it. I don't know if im waiting for the price to drop or what but I just havnt gotten it yet lol!

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Alienange
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 12:00:31 AM
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Only a million sold? That's worse than Heavenly Sword! As good as the experience is, is it possible that gamers aren't willing to pay serious money for a game with little replay value?

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kraygen
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:52:49 AM

why do you say little replay value? I've already played it 4 times and I feel like I'm just getting started.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:12:59 AM

Heavy Rain has plenty replay value.

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Scarecrow
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:07:43 AM
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As long as Wada's there Final Fantasy's dead.

FFXV will probably come out for the next xbox as an early exclusive.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:50:37 AM
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I feel sorry for anyone who has not had the experience of Heavy Rain, especially if it has been spoilt for them, play it before its to late!

As for Final Fantasy, yes i believe it will continue to be the best RPG series, Final Fantasy XIII was fine, easily the most enjoyable RPG i have played on the PS3, well for me anyway.

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kraygen
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:56:31 AM
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Well I voted for Heavy rain, even tho I had it, because I got it less than a week before the poll. It was my summer drought purchase, altho technically my wife bought it for me.

As for final fantasy, put the nail in the coffin, because 14's ps3 release is 8 months late, versus looks to be a 13 copy but with towns, and wada wants the next one to be more twitch oriented.

I see ff15 being made by an enix U.S. company, sad, but that seems to be wada's dream.

All signs seem to lead to hell and Final fantasy appears to have a one way ticket.

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___________
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 2:53:22 AM
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correction, darksiders is by far the best action game of the generation!

as for FF, well get rid of wada, get rid of their money grubbing attitude any maybe FF can be saved.
try get it into their thick skulls that by changing the game from a true JRPG to a more action orientated game is not going to bring them in more sales, its going to loose them!
in bringing in more fans, there effectively telling their fans to f*ck off!
now telling someone to f*ck off is not exactly a good way to increase your sales!

but i digress, the day this happens, the day $E stop being greedy selfish SOBs, is the day i start pushing up daisies! so i wont be holding my breath................

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 3:00:02 AM

Darksiders.... Well we're all entitled to our opinions... i guess.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 3:42:01 AM

Darksiders is the best? I enjoyed the game too, but I wouldn't put the game in the top ten.

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Bjorn77
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 5:28:31 AM

Darksiders is one hell of a game, I enjoyed it very very much. But compare it to the pinnacle of it's genre: GOW 3, or even GOW 1, GOW 2 and it is clearly less.

So, I ask you. How can a game that is not best of it's own genre be the best game from this generation?

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___________
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 9:14:57 AM

GOW 1 is still the best of the genre, the generation well GOW1s generation is over, the new consoles started a new generation and darksiders is the best action game for this generation.

GOW 3 focused so much on extreme gore and scale it forgot what made it so popular in the first place.
the gameplay and brutality of it!
GOW is famous because of its puzzles, and gameplay.
the first 2 games had a sense of openness, you never felt like you were repeating a previous level.
cant say that about GOW3, its way, way too repetitive and your constantly revisiting the same areas.

than there was the brutality of it, the unforgiving side of it.
like the spikes of hades, or the falling floor room, or the boss battles.

in GOW 1 and 2 you feel like your character is evolving and advancing as the story goes on, in GOW 3 you dont.
you gain new abilities and new powers, but they feel useless.
like the hermes boots, you can only use them when your suppose to, they could of done so much more with them.

especially the puzzles, that is the thing that disappointed me the most.
that is what i loved the most about darksiders it has so many puzzles, and none of them are small ones they all feel huge.
GOW3s largest puzzle is the one in heras garden, i really enjoyed that bit but thats about it.
the game needed more hearas garden levels, and less run into this room and rip everything apart!

even dantes inferno is better than GOW3.
at least that feels like your progressing through the game.
every level you clear, you get a new environment and new enemy types to fight.
plus the story in both darksiders and dantes inferno were top notch!
the story in GOW3 was absolute crap!
it was suppose to end the trilogy, it was suppose to answer all questions.
but all it did was end on a cliffhanger just like GOW 2 did!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 10:55:28 AM

Darksiders.

...right.

I suppose you never even acknowledge that not a single solitary critic agrees with you on anything ever?

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Jawknee
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:14:44 AM

Darksiders isn't worth the DVD is printed on. Its one of those games a dev throws together in a matter of weeks because they need to meet a quota.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 11:43:06 AM

Darksider's is a lot like a Zelda game with a heavier emphasis on combat; it's sort of like a Zelda and Ninja Gaiden sandwich =p

When I observe direct comparisons between the two games I find it annoying (As I did with Gears vs Resistance FoM).

Not that Darksider's doesn't have a strong influence from former action games, like GoW, but the purpose of the game is "adventure" (this was pointed out by the devs).

I hope people give it a chance. Try not to judge it too quickly, as I did with the demo, the game does grow and has great moments of awesomeness. Though despite my fondness, the quality work of GoW3 surpasses it in comparable conventions: graphics, presentation, direction etc.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 12:01:18 PM

I just have to edit something here for clarity

When I observe direct comparisons between the two games, God of War and Darksider's, I find it annoying (As I did with Gears vs Resistance FoM).

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Jawknee
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 12:28:36 PM

People kept saying Darksiders was going to be a Zelda Killer. I didn't see how they were at all alike. The game was cornball, the character design was terrible and the combat wasn't even that fun.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 3:02:16 PM

I too don't see any connection between Zelda and Darksiders.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 3:52:56 PM

@ World, I've done you the favor of running a quick Google search and copying & pasting comments made from game reviewers.

"Half the time it's like playing God Of War. For the rest of the game, Darksiders apes Legend of Zelda, with dungeons to explore and puzzles to solve. The only thing missing is the green tunic." -- CVG

"Darksiders is a great way to start the new year, provided you're a fan of games like God of War or The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess."
--Arstechnica

"Darksiders is an action-adventure that takes inspiration from several different video game sources, culling concepts like Portal's portal gun or the basic lock-on style shooting from Panzer Dragoon and placing them into game that most directly resembles the structure of a modern Legend of Zelda game that comes complete with a boomerang, a hookshot, and a horse that helps you get around more easily." --Giant Bomb

Hopefully you'll take our suggestions and accept that the connection is there.

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R3ZR
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 4:09:49 AM
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i hant playd RDR yet...hmmm idk why tho lol no time with so much going on this yr i suppose

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Bjorn77
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 5:24:44 AM
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I want to play it, but Heavy Rain still cost 55 Euro.

Last time I bought "a must play" , I bought Oblivion.... I still get angry that I bought Oblivion. Crap game.

I wait till Heavy Rain cost around 20-30 euro's.

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Godslim
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 9:57:27 AM
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i still need to play ff13 one of the last games i originally brought my ps3 for just need the moneys

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nogoat23
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 12:16:37 PM
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Apparently I don't follow the crowd. I voted for Split/Second on that last pole. :)

Then on the current pole, I decided to try to have some optimism and vote that it will only get better. I almost voted for the "if they make changes" one, but it's pretty certain they will make changes. Every Final Fantasy game is different from the one before it.

The production values of FF13 were very high. It's only the stylistic choices that I didn't like. In my eyes, it's not like they can't make a good game that feels like a Final Fantasy, it's that they didn't.

I think they'll be able to turn it around. People didn't like the linearity of X so they came out with XII. People didn't like the license board of XII so they came out with the crystarium. Obviously they hear all of the complaints, and make some sort of effort to improve.

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CharlesD
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 1:44:00 PM
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one of my favorite games of all time. If you missed it, play it.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 19, 2010 @ 8:02:49 PM

Hey there, CD (bizarre that you and your brother's initials are the same as two storage formats created by Sony..... =o )

For someone who likes this HR game as much as you do, I figured I'd bounce some thoughts off on you.

For starters, there's a lot about HR's presence that really doesnn't appeal to my usual interests. I'm not big on murder mysteries, or games that make heavy use of dialogue. Despite this, the positive HR influence this site has had on me has given me cause to re-download the HR demo and take the time to finish it up.

I'm intrigued by the extraordinary take QD has taken while attempting to mix interactivity into a traditional form of cinematic story telling. Sometimes the combination of elements are positively synergistic. I found it engaging to be given a set of options that allow the user to play an active role in modifying the behavior of a given character. This is significant, because in what has been traditionally a static medium, film, where the story creates the characters and the reader needs to interpret their roles, the user is empowered to modify the general decisions of an interactive character, thus shaping the character's portrayal in the film-like presentation. The subtleties of the story experience are actually being shaped by your efforts. This isn't the same as something like Infamous, or Fable. These games may allow you to direct a path of objectives, but the user is engaging the content after the manner of a game, not as a film. The user in these cases witnesses "cut-scenes" that happen discrete of the usual play. In contrast, HR's events unfold as seamlessly, where the developers did not want any disconnect between the cinematic story telling and the actual interactivity of play.

Being a person of good moral standing, I liked the feeling I'd get when I could control the decisions of the John Goodman-looking dude from dropping a $50 for an immoral decision.

Anyhow, I may give the full game a shot sometime down the road this year.

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kraygen
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 12:14:13 AM

Temjin001

Murder mystery and heavy dialogue are not my thing either and yet I couldn't stop playing heavy rain every chance I got it the first week I had it. This is the first game I've played where the choices really make a difference.

It's weird to play a game where if you kill off the person you're playing as, the game doesn't go to the load screen, it instead continues the story without them.

Game is awesome, I was really surprised by how much I couldn't get enough of it.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 12:20:07 AM

@Kraygen, wow, I didn't realize the main characters could die like that with a continuing plot.

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CharlesD
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 12:46:34 AM

I love Heavy Rain because I love story telling. And this is story telling with a user interface, every decision you make effects the outcome and the story dosen't stop. It's not just the big things either. Deciding to hide a shoebox containing certain information under your bed or on your desk can change the outcome. It's not just choosing good or bad like inFamous (which I'm not bashing mind you, great game that) it's much more detailed. Instinct and emotion really dictates the way you play and the seamless story makes it extremely immersive.

And as mentioned above if you die.. your dead, you can't play as that character any more because well you died. I think this might be a link to the "instinctual play" because if you're in a life threatening situation, there's no game over.. and whatever happens happens and the story continues. There are twenty something different endings and everything you do directly effects the outcome.

As for the environment and the murder mystery thing. You're not just solving a murder you're jumping into different people the entire time surrounded by different circumstances but all the characters are slowly being wound into the same story. For people with no patients what-so-ever then no this game would not appeal to them but I truly think this is the future of gaming. And if it isn't well, it's certainly the direction I would like to see us moving in.

damn.. now I have to play it again.. oh well :)

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Temjin001
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 2:53:17 PM

Interesting, it looks like there's more to the full game than what I could tell from the demo alone.

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JackC8
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 8:42:55 AM
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I predict FFXIII Versus will have a combat system that consists of a dialogue box popping up saying "FFXIII Versus needs your permission to continue", and then you hit "OK". And then you do it 10,000 times. Basically the same as XIII in other words. It will appeal to the Microsoft crowd, you know.

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HighLife
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 9:02:32 PM
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Just finished, what an awesome game!

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