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thedestinedblade
February 27th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Anyone play this game yet? It's been out a couple days now, and I'm on my second playthrough as of now. It's really a unique gaming experiencing, and thought provoking as well. Srsly, some of the choices had me just sitting there for minutes deciding what to do, lol. Easily my favorite PS3 exclusive. So for those who have played, discuss away!

Klippy
February 27th, 2010, 10:40 PM
If I had a PS3, it'd be the only thing I was playing right now. I hope my uncle buys it and lets me borrow it cause I've been looking forward to it foreverrrrr. XD; I heard it's great, but I loved Indigo Prophecy, so this is probably even better (hated the science fiction stuff).

Razer302
February 28th, 2010, 05:18 AM
I have it but haven't played it much. Got about an hour done before my ps3 broke.

Zet
February 28th, 2010, 07:25 AM
From what I've seen so far of Heavy Rain I am quite impressed though I lack the money to purchase it. Hopefully a video store nearby has it to rent out.

Akeraz
February 28th, 2010, 08:25 AM
I want Heavy Rain so bad.
Shame I'll have to wait for a while because I'm broke.

Fenrir Reki
February 28th, 2010, 10:50 AM
Ive been thinking about buying it the next time I go to my local gamestop because of how great this game is, and even though I only played a little bit of it, its one of the games I really want to finish.

Franceschi
February 28th, 2010, 11:44 AM
I'd be waiting for someone in my family to get the game and my brother bought it the day it was released, so, I gave it a go. And I have to say: I absolutely loved it. Although the controls were a bit buggered at some points - tilting your controller didn't work sometimes and it was like, "FFFFFFFFFF" - and it was difficult to see which controls to use, the gameplay is fantastic and the options you got were really realistic. At some points, I did think the choices you had to make were crazy intense and one of the choices made me cringe whilst playing (I felt the pain, truly). But that added to the plot. As OP said, it was really thought-provoking and I began to wonder if I'd ever make the choices I made main protoganists make.

As critics have said, it was like watching a film with some gameplay involved and that's what I really loved about it - I was supposed to watch Total Recall but played this instead. It was stunning to watch at some points and the plot was genuinely clever - the ending shocked me, homg. To get how great the game is, you need to experience it and I recommend everyone do so. Now.

(I'm now planning on playing the game but going against my natural instincts and seeing how the plotline turns out. I'm sure it'll be just as fantastic as the plotline I've experienced. d(' 'd))

Pokedude34
February 28th, 2010, 12:02 PM
Well I seen the review of the game on youtube... All I have to say that the people who made that game really should pad themselves on the back, it's almost like your playing movie but you choose what's the characters outcomes going to be...

thedestinedblade
February 28th, 2010, 12:05 PM
I'd be waiting for someone in my family to get the game and my brother bought it the day it was released, so, I gave it a go. And I have to say: I absolutely loved it. Although the controls were a bit buggered at some points - tilting your controller didn't work sometimes and it was like, "FFFFFFFFFF" - and it was difficult to see which controls to use, the gameplay is fantastic and the options you got were really realistic. At some points, I did think the choices you had to make were crazy intense and one of the choices made me cringe whilst playing (I felt the pain, truly). But that added to the plot. As OP said, it was really thought-provoking and I began to wonder if I'd ever make the choices I made main protoganists make.

As critics have said, it was like watching a film with some gameplay involved and that's what I really loved about it - I was supposed to watch Total Recall but played this instead. It was stunning to watch at some points and the plot was genuinely clever - the ending shocked me, homg. To get how great the game is, you need to experience it and I recommend everyone do so. Now.

(I'm now planning on playing the game but going against my natural instincts and seeing how the plotline turns out. I'm sure it'll be just as fantastic as the plotline I've experienced. d(' 'd))

Yeah, the controllers take awhile to get use to. Almost felt like I was playing a Wii game a couple times. ;D But the ending does having you going, srsly? Unpredictable twist. Hopefully we'll get a lot more downloadable content later on.

Franceschi
March 1st, 2010, 09:03 AM
Yeah, the controllers take awhile to get use to. Almost felt like I was playing a Wii game a couple times. ;D But the ending does having you going, srsly? Unpredictable twist. Hopefully we'll get a lot more downloadable content later on.Yeah, I was like, "WAITWHUT?" the first time it happened. You do get used to it, but sometimes the way I did it didn't register and it was all eh. The ending was crazy, I swear.

karlyle
March 2nd, 2010, 07:44 PM
There really won't be a PC version of this? :(

Zet
March 2nd, 2010, 08:46 PM
There really won't be a PC version of this? :(

Probably not since Heavy Rain is a PS3 exclusive game.

Munch Dog
March 2nd, 2010, 09:58 PM
I want to play this soooooo baaaaaad, but I don't have a PS3. :<

katangputz
March 4th, 2010, 12:56 AM
Heavy Rain is one of the greatest games but it's meant for a specific type of gamers, it's absolutely not for gamers who wanna run and shoot enemies. I enjoyed the game more than I expected though, I expected it to fail since recent gamers are usually shooter/action gamers, but it's good to see such a title succeed. Heavy Rain does a good job of actually not letting you feel in control of the main characters.

wee187
March 4th, 2010, 01:22 AM
My friend has played it and I played the demo. It's on my top list to buy after FFXIII, for sure.

Damiano
March 4th, 2010, 10:53 AM
Just bought Heavy rain and preordered Final Fantasy XIII off of play. com and im now waiting impatietly hoping it will get delivered quickly. Been looking forward to this game for weeks now.

Blue Nocturne
March 4th, 2010, 11:02 AM
I played the demo a few days ago and, while i liked the concept, i felt the controls were a bit off and that the game played a little too slowly (in terms of pace). I didn't like the way it makes a huge scene about obstacles as small as getting past a bin and having a asthma attack. I usually love this sort of game, but this i felt was a little off.

Calder
March 4th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Yeah and someone told me who the killer was while I was doing the Prologue of the game...PSN sucks

Killer and Plot Ending: (DON'T BLAME ME IF YOU READ THIS) (It's spoiled and colored, in case you mis-click)
Scott Shelby is the killer, he kills kids in rainwater because his brother was trapped in a construction site, drowned in rainwater, and his father didn't help him and he searches for a Dad willing to kill themselves to order to save their sons.

Guillermo
March 5th, 2010, 04:08 AM
I want this game so badly. This, and God of War III. Need a PS3 first.

And the main problem I'd have with this game is I'd keep asking myself what would have happened if I chose a different act, like most RPG's do. :(

thedestinedblade
March 5th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Well, it seems there's an ongoing theme here, lol. I still haven't got code from Amazon for the downloadable content that suppose to be out today. :/ It seems it deals with Madison, but I heard it wasn't very long either despite being 1GB.

Klippy
March 5th, 2010, 07:15 PM
I'm just curious...how can the final confrontation happen if Shelby died beforehand? Do they just realize it's him or what?

thedestinedblade
March 5th, 2010, 07:48 PM
I'm just curious...how can the final confrontation happen if Shelby died beforehand? Do they just realize it's him or what?

What do mean? A confrontation does occur, granted you did everything, between the four main characters. Shelby can die a number of ways depending on what you do. I got the one where him and Jayden are fighting and he's eventually thrown into some sort of grinder. Ouch.

Klippy
March 5th, 2010, 08:15 PM
What do mean? A confrontation does occur, granted you did everything, between the four main characters. Shelby can die a number of ways depending on what you do. I got the one where him and Jayden are fighting and he's eventually thrown into some sort of grinder. Ouch.

No. I mean to say...while they were advertising this game during development, they stated that any of the four characters can die at any point in the game. So I'm curious if Shelby dies at some point before the confrontation (if possible), how does the finale get resolved?

Jado
March 5th, 2010, 11:26 PM
I enjoyed the game. It had an intriguing plot that was dramatic and suspenseful.

I never would have guessed that Shelby was the Origami Killer. He was a great villain.

Calder
March 6th, 2010, 12:25 AM
No. I mean to say...while they were advertising this game during development, they stated that any of the four characters can die at any point in the game. So I'm curious if Shelby dies at some point before the confrontation (if possible), how does the finale get resolved?

If Shelby dies, you still continue playing like normal and if you find Shaun then you skip the figuring out who the origami killer is and the police think its Mars unless you have Jayden accuse his partner or if the girl (name slipped me) doesn't convice the police. If everything is done right and Shelby dies you skip the Jayden vs Shelby and happy ever after, but noone find Shelby.

I enjoyed the game. It had an intriguing plot that was dramatic and suspenseful.

I never would have guessed that Shelby was the Origami Killer. He was a great villain.

I guessed he was the killer at about the time Lauren tries to get him to get the letter and he doesn't want her with him, and the fact he was trying to get the pieces that Mars gets in the box confirmed it was him, I don't like that it shows you killing the old man when you don't really have to be nearby for him to suddenly die. Plus he never flashed his PI card or anything and just acted weird.

thedestinedblade
March 6th, 2010, 03:15 PM
If Shelby dies, you still continue playing like normal and if you find Shaun then you skip the figuring out who the origami killer is and the police think its Mars unless you have Jayden accuse his partner or if the girl (name slipped me) doesn't convice the police. If everything is done right and Shelby dies you skip the Jayden vs Shelby and happy ever after, but noone find Shelby.



I guessed he was the killer at about the time Lauren tries to get him to get the letter and he doesn't want her with him, and the fact he was trying to get the pieces that Mars gets in the box confirmed it was him, I don't like that it shows you killing the old man when you don't really have to be nearby for him to suddenly die. Plus he never flashed his PI card or anything and just acted weird.

I kinda surmised that the killer would be someone you've seen before, but the fact that the killer was one of the 4 playable characters was definitely a surprise for me.

Calder
March 7th, 2010, 01:57 AM
I kinda surmised that the killer would be someone you've seen before, but the fact that the killer was one of the 4 playable characters was definitely a surprise for me.

I KNEW it was gonna be a playable character, but for awhile I thought it was Ethan and I was in a toss up between him or Shelby and I thought it was some sort of MPD if it was Ethan and when he said "the other side testing me" or whatever I just decided it wasn't him, they wouldn't put that in there that early

thedestinedblade
March 7th, 2010, 02:28 PM
I KNEW it was gonna be a playable character, but for awhile I thought it was Ethan and I was in a toss up between him or Shelby and I thought it was some sort of MPD if it was Ethan and when he said "the other side testing me" or whatever I just decided it wasn't him, they wouldn't put that in there that early

I never thought it Ethan despite a lot of evidence pointing towards him. It just felt to obvious for me. Reading a lot of Shelby's thoughts on the second playthrough make a lot of sense now.