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Does Heavy Rain make the PS3 better than the Xbox 360?

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It seems absurd to think back a year when we were rightfully complaining that the PS3 was running seriously short on games and completely overpriced.

Now we are looking at a really well priced piece of equipment with all the quality cross platform games, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted 1 & 2, God of War 3 on it’s way and the incredibly intriguing Heavy Rain.

But it’s Heavy Rain that may push the PS3 into the top spot.

There are enough hack and slashers, fighters, driving games, FPS, TPS, RPG’s etc on the Xbox to easily match anything the Sony platform has to offer. However the Xbox 360 has nothing that even plays in the same space as Heavy Rain.

The game is looking very polished with a completely unique gameplay mechanism which appears to bring in emotions and options.

What really gets me going though is that I can see myself sitting on the couch with my wife and playing through this game together and she really isn’t that much of a gamer. I can see this game finally bridging the gap between gaming and movies and becoming a fully interactive experience.

I can’t wait.

Last Updated: September 30, 2009


  1. janrik

    September 30, 2009 at 12:11

    So you like QTE’s?

    Really really?


  2. Geoff

    September 30, 2009 at 12:21

    I’m not a fan of QTE’s – but Quantic Dream manages to do it right, making it feel apt and submersive. Fahrenheit was sublime, and I’m plenty excited for Heavy Rain.


  3. janrik

    September 30, 2009 at 12:27

    Taste I suppose. Played a Hour of Fahrenheit and got so bored…. not even teh QTE sex could keep me playing.


  4. LazySAGamer

    September 30, 2009 at 12:51

    I think there is a lot more to it than purely QTE’s… well that is what I am hoping at least


  5. Reaver

    September 30, 2009 at 13:05

    Personally, I have no problem with QTE’s. In fact, if used properly, I rather enjoy it. And Quantic Dream really knows how to do them right.


  6. Sketch

    September 30, 2009 at 13:33

    For the most part, people dislike QTE’s because they are frustrating. Miss one prompt and you have to do the whole thing over. Heavy Rain basically makes this critisism null and void since the game doesn’t penalise you for missing a prompt. You just get a different result.


  7. Someone

    September 30, 2009 at 13:40

    I can’t stand QTE’s. (but that just me)
    I don’t get why people are making such a big fuss about this game anyway.
    It’s only going to be around 6-8hrs long and no reply value.
    Its like buying a BluRay movie for almost R1000?

    Given the game looks really great.
    Looking great is only a small part of a game.

    PS. she still looks like a dude. :ninja:


  8. Someone else

    September 30, 2009 at 15:59

    How can you say there’s no replay value? What if the detective dies in that scene? The rest of the game is changed completely because one of the main 4 characters will not be there, how are we to know how that will affect things later on? Now imagine these choices in every scene of the game and there are so many possible ways the story can go that it’s mind boggling. There’s obviously a limit to how long it can remain interesting but it’ll be different every time you play it.


  9. Aaron

    September 30, 2009 at 16:06

    How many times does the developer have to say?!?! ONLY 1/3 OF THE WHOLE GAME IS QTE’s!!!!!!!!


  10. doobiwan

    September 30, 2009 at 16:31

    Yeah, I believe there’s cinematics and maybe some walking around as well, but that’s just rumour 😉


  11. RSA-Ace

    September 30, 2009 at 16:52

    I think some people don’t know much about the game. and well the developers haven’t released much about it.

    I don’t know why people can’t just wait a while before they make judgments.

    Quantic Dream made a great game first time round so i thinks its safe to say that aren’t gonna stuff up and make something thats crap


  12. Leg3nd

    September 30, 2009 at 20:50

    The fact its a ps3 makes it better than a 360, honestly coming from a PS360 owner PSN: iNMyF1n4lH0uR Live: LegendSnake08


  13. ReAVeR

    September 30, 2009 at 22:43

    Just for the record, Fahrenheit was not QD’s 1st game. They also made Omnikron: The Nomad Soul, which was about as ambitious a title as their ever was.


  14. Orange Drank

    October 1, 2009 at 00:13

    There are even more options of how the game could have played out than the ones shown. He could have knoced out the dude with a bottle or the conversation could have kept on going. I haven’t seen any others though.


  15. TeRRoRoFdEaTh

    October 1, 2009 at 01:00

    omw, this is a South African website!! SA FTW!


  16. LazySAGamer

    October 1, 2009 at 01:17

    It is indeed… I take it you found us through the N4G link?


  17. kevlics

    October 1, 2009 at 05:31

    i seriously doubt the number of dramatically different outcomes there will exist. there can be many different endings but if they are similar, what’s the point.

    by means of similar, i’m saying, even for the 4 options shown in the trailer, i can predict all of them, or even 3 or 4 more endings for the scene. so i say they are all similar and pointless to me.

    however i’m not just being a dickhead here, i do have suggestions. e.g. if during the scene a truck ran straight into the stored and killed the robber (by random outcome, not by player’s choice) this i call it a good point. and if there are 4 different random outcomes like these that players could not even imagine happening, then this will be a great game. otherwise this is just a normal game that players get to choose the scenes at some stages, which quite many games already done so.


  18. Karl

    October 1, 2009 at 08:42

    Heavy Rain is the game that gets me the most excited, I loved Fahrenheit even though the story of the second half was a complete shambles.

    This game may push me to get a PS3 rather than replace a RRoD X360


  19. Justin McNairy

    March 5, 2010 at 19:58

    Mane, make Heavy Rain for xbox 360!!


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