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Peter Molyneux : Heavy Rain Will “…Show the way forward to a new form of entertainment”

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Peter Molyneux has been known to mouth off about the technical and artistic advancements in his own game, normally before they’re released and then apologising about them not living up to his promises after they’re available.

Turns out he’s equally capable of heaping glowing praise on other people’s games – and he did just that quite lavishly with Quantic Dreams’ Heavy Rain.

Speaking with writer Frank Rose at SXSW, Molyneux called the game "absolutely brilliant."

“I recommend anyone who wants to start to see the first glimpses of the future of video games to go out and buy it,” Molyneux said.

“But there’s no question in my mind that games like Heavy Rain — games that have a new fidelity in the way that they present their experiences; obviously made with cinematography and motion capture in mind — can really show the way forward to a new form of entertainment, which is evolving the story and choices and consequences,” he added.

Molyneux then verified that he’s a bit of a pansy, saying :

“But, personally, I could not bring myself to play more than 90 minutes, because the world that was there was so dark and so emotionally involving I felt emotionally beaten up,” Molyneux explained.

His initial sentiment is one shared by my girlfriend, who rather eloquently called Heavy Rain ‘The best f*cking game ever.” It features a depressed insomniac and her boobs, so I might be inclined to agree.

I’ve said before that I hope that Molyneux draws inspiration from Heavy Rain for his Natal-based Milo and Kate – and it looks like that may actually be the case.

Source : Joystiq

Last Updated: March 17, 2010


  1. WitWolfyZA

    March 17, 2010 at 13:54

    Word up! Heavy Rain is ONE of the GREATEST GAMES this generation. Without a doubt


  2. mitas

    March 17, 2010 at 16:12

    still wanna play this!!!!


  3. Nick de Bruyne

    March 18, 2010 at 04:34

    Heavy Rain really was something else. I like where it’s headed


  4. Milesh Bhana ZA

    March 18, 2010 at 10:02

    I think there are goign to be tons of me too copycats that won’t be as good.

    But in the long run, this goes further than gaming. It’s been the best marriage of hollywood and gaming’s ideas. And i think hollywood needs to take notice.

    This can take Blu-Ray movies to a completely new level. (Assuming they simplify the actions).


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