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Hot or Not? Heavy Rain Meta-Madness

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The first reviews for Heavy Rain are rolling in and so I decided to give them all a look to see how things are going.

A lot of the reviews are saying that Heavy Rain isn’t really a game, but more of an interactive movie experience, and a lot are quick to point out that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I must say that my excitement for Heavy Rain has been building up very steadily over the last couple of months and I can’t wait to get my hands on the game.

Let’s have a look at how it’s doing.

The current Metacritic rating for Heavy Rain is sitting on 93/100 with its highest review score coming from the Official US Playstation Magazine with a sparkling 10/10.

The lowest score comes from PSM3 Magazine UK who have given it an 88/100 and say that “It’s essentially a nine-hour film that you nudge along by following on-screen button prompts, although you feel more connected with the action than this might suggest.”

Heavy Rain seems to be something new and different, which means that I am all for it. GamePro had the following to say about Heavy Rain, which I found quite interesting:

It’s barely a game in the popular sense of the word, but Quantic Dream’s masterpiece makes groundbreaking strides in storytelling and character development, demonstrating that interactive entertainment still has a deep well of untapped potential.

This game has really got me interested, even if people are saying that it’s more of an interactive story than anything, I like where it’s going.

What about you guys? Who’s getting it on day one? Anyone not interested or having second thoughts?

Comment below.

Last Updated: February 10, 2010


  1. Karl

    February 10, 2010 at 16:33

    I can’t wait to try Heavy Rain out. It looks PHENOMENAL.


  2. wwemark

    February 10, 2010 at 16:41

    Special Edition Day one!


  3. Uncle

    February 10, 2010 at 16:42

    I’ll get it eventually just for the boob factor.


  4. Naudran

    February 10, 2010 at 17:16

    I downloaded the demo and must say I quite enjoyed it (even if it was barely 15 mins long).

    The only problem I have with Heavy Rain is the month it’s coming out in. We’ve already made the calculations… and buying all the games we want that’s being released in March, comes to a hefty total of roughly R3500 🙁 🙁


  5. nazcanlines

    February 10, 2010 at 18:09

    Naudran can i suggest shopping around on ebay, you can save quite a bit of money especially with the rand being a bit stronger at the moment


  6. Lee

    February 10, 2010 at 18:36

    Busy downloading the demo…looking forward to this game/movie.


  7. EchoZA

    February 10, 2010 at 20:03

    Did someone say BOOBS 🙂 Seriously the add campaign is reminding me of Blade Runer, with all the origami… next will be a Unicorn 🙂


  8. Fred

    February 11, 2010 at 08:44

    The problem is that you will want to play the whole thing through in one sitting … like a movie.


    • WitWolfyZA

      February 11, 2010 at 10:24

      I so do hope your wrong….. ‘Cause i’m already addicted to the idea of the game as it is!


    • easy

      February 11, 2010 at 12:31

      seeing as it choice based, there should be at least a couple play-throughs. plus they have announced dlc already which should add a couple extra hours.


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