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Heavy Rain’s “Visually Uneven” Says Alan Wake Mo-Cap Guy

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HeavyRain Mark Carson, head motion capture specialist at CaptiveMotion – the company responsible for Xbox 360 exclusive Alan Wake’s Motion capture – has said the Quantic Dream PS3 exclusive was technically incredible but flawed.

“It’s beautiful and brilliant but visually uneven at points, which unfortunately is the nature of the industry because of the scope, budgets and time-frames required,” he said, in an interview with VG247.

“I would have loved to have worked with them on that project. I think we could have help with that. In the end it’s a very different product from Alan Wake and I think everyone will agree once it comes out.”

Carson admitted that he’d not actually played the game, not owning a PS3 – but had “pored over the reviews and extended play video from the various sites.”

As much as I love Heavy Rain – and I do – I have to agree that the game is uneven in more than just its visuals. The writing was patchy, some of the voice work was downright terrible (Shaun! Shaun! Shaun!) and the walking controls could have been a hell of a lot tighter – but the character development and emotional involvement were without parallel.

I don’t think people should go about making comments like that about games they’ve not actually played yet – doubly so when Alan Wake’s motion capture has been called “stiff” by those who’ve previewed the game. Besides, I’m pretty sure Alan Wake doesn’t doesn’t feature nude breasts.

Source : VG247

Last Updated: March 30, 2010


  1. WitWolfyZA

    March 30, 2010 at 13:49

    Im just scared Alan Wake turns out to be another Alone In The Dark failure. Seeing their both are horror blockbuster series one would expect from Hollywood


  2. Bobby Kotick needs a hug

    March 30, 2010 at 14:32

    It’s all good and well Mark Carson, but you even admit that you haven’t played the game, and all your opinions are based on reviews and play videos. Are you merely trying to create a buzz for Alan Wake? Surely sounds like it. So how’s Alan Wake shaping up mate? No don’t tell us, you opinionated buffoon, we’ll wait for the reviews.


    • WitWolfyZA

      March 30, 2010 at 15:49

      oh wait they had to delay it again. one of their 5 employees injured his fingers while coding…. i think they probably used every excuse imaginable to delay this game already


  3. Tose

    March 30, 2010 at 15:42

    Actually having played through Heavy Rain, I’d say his comments were dead on. I loved the game, but it definitely had some issues.


    • WitWolfyZA

      March 30, 2010 at 15:50

      i loved heavy rain and have finished it twice. id give it a 9/10. its new its fresh and god damn brilliant! id like to see MS studios taking risks like this themselves, and not rely on some 3rd party developer to come forth and screw it up anyways


  4. darthdad

    March 30, 2010 at 16:29

    “I’m pretty sure Alan Wake doesn’t doesn’t feature nude breasts.” I’ve just canceled my pre-order! Thanks for the heads up Geoff! :silly:


  5. lans

    March 30, 2010 at 21:42

    Mmmmm…..i hope alan wake is good coz jan-feb-march was the best time for gamers ever!

    its time for 360 domination, but im craving more multiplayer games,co-op etc…so im definately getting splinter cell, even though i know the game aint the best, im sure playing it co-op will be much better than army of two which but me to sleep :sleeping:


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