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Heavy Rain Demo Direct-Feed Gameplay

Posted: February 5, 2010
Heavy Rain Demo Direct-Feed Gameplay
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Get your first chance to check out Quantic Dream's interactive drama game, Heavy Rain, as we take our stab at the demo to find the Origami Killer.

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  • skumskilla

    I also got a chance to try the demo out and there are a few things I would like to point out. I played through the apartment scene about four or five times, and the crime scene about three times. I will start with the apartment, I liked the way it was set up, how at points it looked like you were in the middle of a cut scene but you could still move your character around. For me, it felt like I was actually controlling what the character was doing. For the later apartment "confrontation", I beat the guy up the first time and ended up with a scratch on my head (Shelby's). The second time, I found more dialogue with Lauren winters and she even started crying. For the fight, I let him beat me up, and I let him cut me with the bottle. So not only was his face jacked up, he had a gash in his stomach (I suspect this scene is before the shop scene because the wounds are similar.). The third time for the fight, I waited a little bit before attempting to save her. I beat him up this time, but at the end where she is thanking you, you can notice a prominent bruise under her left eye and sometimes even a cut on her cheek. I thought it was interesting that since you didn't save her right away she gets a little beat up. For the second episode, there isn't much to say about it but I will try. I like the ARI interface and would really like to see where they take it. Its pretty easy to find everything you need in one play through if you know what to look for (plus he even says "that's every thing i can do here"). I like talking to the two cops near the coffee, cause i felt that was Norman Jayden just being "himself". But this game looks like it has potential. The voice acting was better in these demos than what i have seen in game plays, I was happy about that. Can't wait to get my hands on this game, and to learn the personalities of the other two characters and how their decisions affect others in the game.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 7:49 PM
    skumskilla
  • pitt6671

    I will still try this game, but wow is the voice acting bad.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 6:40 PM
    pitt6671
  • ezeraeze

    Nice graphics, story, detailed gameplay, awesome and realistic fighting scenes. It certainly is a breath of fresh air in a world full of shooters and definitely a contender for best story. It isn't for everyone though, especially those who love fast paced games. It is more like a "I love the story kind of game". Definitely getting it, it has been such a long, long wait. A 5/5. LOL!

    Posted: February 6, 2010 6:31 PM
    ezeraeze
  • Game_Wizard

    I just played the demo today and I think overall it was great, definitely have to replay it a few times if you are new to the controls and figuring out which dialog string to go with. I still hate it when games these days don't make the text very clear to read even in the menus. I have difficulty deciphering between the square and the circle button when the dialog option is floating by the screen. I don't have HDTV and don't plan on buying one anytime soon. I just that games would have an option with the screen quality when in regards to the text.

    As for the demo itself, the only real grip I have with it is the way you walk in this game where you need to use the R2 button and hold it down, this lets you walk forward and you control the direction with the Left-Stick. This sucks when you just want to quick change the direction without holding the stick down but you can't because the character will just go in the wrong direction than the one you were pointing at. It reminds me of Resident Evil controls from the earlier games where you couldn't control the camera, and the direction of the character was difficult to control. So you have to hold down the L-Stick in order to keep control of the direction. I also hate the way you have to move the Right-Stick in certain ways to get the character to do certain actions.

    The one part I really liked that got my blood pumping and making me pay very close attention was during the fight scene with the detective and the mean bald guy, and thankfully it wasn't like RE4 where you make a single mistake and you die, instead you get injured here and there but you can still keep going, but I'm sure you can't make too many mistakes or else you die (don't know, haven't had that happen yet.)

    Also liked the FBI guy's cool CSI glasses and how he gets blood and DNA analysis as well as other information. Wonder if you get a little file system in the pause menu in the final game to see all the info you collected so you don't have to try and remember all this information.

    In the end though, despite the odd control scheme I will probably buy this game just to see where they go with it in the end.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 5:45 PM
    Game_Wizard
  • Softcore_Gamer89

    I DIDN'T KNOW THERE EVEN WAS A DEMO, IM GONNA GO DOWNLOAD IT NOW AND COME BACK L8TER!!!

    Posted: February 6, 2010 5:01 PM
    Softcore_Gamer89
  • Luck702

    and the voice acting seems HORRIBLE. he leaves after the fight ands like "sorry bout the mess". the apartment was destroyed!

    Posted: February 6, 2010 4:16 PM
    Luck702
  • Luck702

    hm. idk. personally, doing 4 control motions to use an inhaler seems like itd get annoying. the story doesnt seem that interesting either. im still gonna check it out tho. hopefully its really good!

    Posted: February 6, 2010 4:10 PM
    Luck702
  • randomamber

    It is absolutely incredible to me how the mere mention of a console exclusive drops the I.Q. of each camp below "room temperature". Unless I am mistaken, it is the P.C. that is the gold standard of both gameplay and graphics. Yet, I NEVER see anyone who is a P.C. lover acting like a petulant child, whining about the inferior consoles. Is it that they are self assured mature adults, or is it that they have regular (and appropriate) contact with members of the opposite sex? What's your secret P.C. gamers??

    Posted: February 6, 2010 3:44 PM
    randomamber
  • TheBJF

    I have not played the demo yet but after watching (most of) this video, I'm reminded of a Blade Runner game that came out about a decade ago. It too was both visually and technically ambitious. And like it's distant predecessor, Hard Rain may have tried to achieve too much and fallen short in things that a game that is meant to be so immersive should never fall short on. Things like body language, facial expression and voice acting, and general playability. All that aside, I like a game that is this ambitious. I want more verity in the games I play and this game seems to honestly be trying to open up new (or lost) ideas of how a game can be played. So even if this game flops or sucks, I say bravo for trying.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 3:42 PM
    TheBJF
  • IBloodstormI

    Nothing wrong with trying something new, but as Mirrors Edge showed us it isn't always the best move. The biggest thing I see with this game that will turn away most gamers is the QTE's. They are frustrating if you have to do them once in an entire game. If the narrative runs long in this, I think many gamers will be putting down the controller after becoming bored with the game play. I guess if the story is extremely well put together you can keep yourself going despite the redundancy of gameplay.

    I wish the best for those buying it though. It could work out really well.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 3:33 PM
    IBloodstormI
  • TD_ThA_MoNsTa

    I already got this reserved. Can't wait to get this February 23.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 3:27 PM
    TD_ThA_MoNsTa
  • Jackal904

    Mass Effect 2 is infinitely better than this steaming piece of poop. Face it PS3 fanboys, the PS3 has terrible games. UC2 is 6 hours of linear garbage you play once, the multiplayer is forgetable, God of War is also a 6 hour linear one timer, no one gives a crap about Grand Turismo, and I can't think of any other games because the PS3 has no memorable games. The only good game on the PS3 is infamous, but prototype is better.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 2:58 PM
    Jackal904
  • spicypooptastic

    kinda reminds me if a thriller made love with a simon says you would get heavy rain.

    Simon says press X triangle and shake controller

    Posted: February 6, 2010 2:51 PM
    spicypooptastic
  • mrrwbrown

    reminds me a bit of the old sega cd games in which you had to push the corresponding buttons. I think power rangers was one of them.lol... While I enjoyed the demo, its nothing too new. Just an old concept delivered better due to technological advances. Also, someone else noticed, the scene in which you fight the guy in the apartment doesnt seem to really change no matter what you do...this may hurt re playability if some of the core scenes lack different outcomes.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 2:19 PM
    mrrwbrown
  • the guy who keeps on getting banned

    so how heavy is this rain anyways

    Posted: February 6, 2010 2:01 PM
    the+guy+who+keeps+on+getting+banned
  • angrycowtipper

    A note to Jackal -- while I wouldn't object to you not liking the game, you're wrong on several notes. As has been proven by several gameplay videos, this game is not entirely QTEs. That isn't to say it doesn't have its fair amount, it is the spiritual successor to Indigo Prophecy after all, and anyone expecting something radically different from that would be a fool.

    Also, while surfing GiantBomb and other sites, I consistently found one thing when it came to GOTY titles. Did you know the best game from the entirety of 2009 for the 360 was an XBLA title? Shadow Complex. That's pretty sad, if you ask me. 2009 on the PS3, on other hand, was fantastic. It was the only system you could get the great multiplats and awesome exclusives as well. As for 2010, the 360 finally got something in Mass Effect 2, and has some other titles to hold it over for the rest of the year. However, PS3 also has just as many titles as 360 does this year, the other posters have listed them.

    As for everyone else, you're tired of shooters? Great. Looking forward to this game? Great. But.. you're as dumb as the people you're accusing of being afraid of change and whatnot if they state they don't like the game and you snap back with "WELL GO PLAY YOUR FPS". I'm a PS3 owner, and I can say this title in general, while it might have a good story and such, it's not the direction I want games to go in general. I play all sorts stuff from FPS to JRPGS to point and click adventures. Massive amounts of QTEs bother ME too. You're not helping sell the game to anyone by accusing them of being dumb if it isn't their thing.

    While I will probably at least rent, I will cautious before I start praising it. I remember this kind of thing happening when Shenmue was released.. I didn't really enjoy that game either.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 1:30 PM
    angrycowtipper
  • tsep23

    This game looks great. Good day to be a PS3 owner.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 1:17 PM
    tsep23
  • MasterNoble6

    stop talking about yourself like that. mr fanboy jakal double poster idiot, sounds like some jelousy towards anything ps3. all because xbox is reaching the end and ps3 is almost at its peak. and your right YOU wouldnt know a good game if it smacked you in the face. bet it gets at least a 4 out of 4 just for having innovative gameplay... lemmings

    Posted: February 6, 2010 12:45 PM
    MasterNoble6
  • topgamer101

    Game certainly seems interesting, but I'm still rather unsure about all the button commands. Was hoping for a little more manual control.

    Posted: February 6, 2010 12:45 PM
    topgamer101
  • deletemyprofile

    I played the demo straight through both scenarios and I like it overall. However I agree with most people that sixty dollars is a lot for a movie however I look at it more like a season of a show like Lost and I pay fifty dollars for those so I guess it's not that bad. I do find the situations where you have to push multiple buttons at the same time incredibly frustrating but hopefully I will get used to that also the demo is set on hard as a default control wise so perhaps it will be easier to control on medium

    Posted: February 6, 2010 12:03 PM
    deletemyprofile
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