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Why is Heavy Rain critically acclaimed?

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User Info: mahgah91

mahgah91
4 years ago#1
Just finished prologue, holy s*** bad writing, mediocre voice acting (straight up terrible at parts), awkward animation for what the game is trying to be, etc.

Jason acted like a 6 year old, not a ten year old, emotional moments are completely forced and written by a guy who doesn't see, to know how real families react.
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User Info: ISquat600lbs

ISquat600lbs
4 years ago#2
Bad writing, bad characters (Mad Dog has to be the worst), plot holes, apparently some spooky stuff that made no sense had to be cut from the game close to it being finished which made it make even less sense. It's a bad game.


It's a bad game BUT it had a lot of money thrown at it. A lot of money. Money thrown at marketing it too. People are stupid, they'll buy and enjoy any farty turd if the marketing is good enough and the general response is good.
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User Info: VigilantSteve

VigilantSteve
4 years ago#3
Because the game as a whole, while flawed, was excellent and very different from 99% of other games that come out these days.

User Info: theshoveller

theshoveller
4 years ago#4
And this is why that old adage of "one man's trash is another man's treasure" comes into play. You don't like it, but other people do.

To answer your question of "why is it critically acclaimed," it's because people liked it - namely critics, who had much acclaim for it.
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User Info: Bloodlines1191

Bloodlines1191
4 years ago#5
ISquat600lbs posted...
Bad writing, bad characters (Mad Dog has to be the worst), plot holes, apparently some spooky stuff that made no sense had to be cut from the game close to it being finished which made it make even less sense. It's a bad game.


It's a bad game BUT it had a lot of money thrown at it. A lot of money. Money thrown at marketing it too. People are stupid, they'll buy and enjoy any farty turd if the marketing is good enough and the general response is good.

Wrong. Marketing was only heavy online and in mags. Not widespread.

VigilantSteve posted...
Because the game as a whole, while flawed, was excellent and very different from 99% of other games that come out these days.


This basically.
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User Info: lambchips

lambchips
4 years ago#6
its a movie game, what did you expect?
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User Info: dacekid

dacekid
4 years ago#7
So you guys happily bash Heavy Rain but praise Journey?
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User Info: AnonUnknown

AnonUnknown
4 years ago#8
Because Press X to Jason.

User Info: Bloodlines1191

Bloodlines1191
4 years ago#9
lambchips posted...
its a movie game, what did you expect?


Damn! I forgot how bad the Heavy Rain bashing there is. This isn't good.
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User Info: Dicer7

Dicer7
4 years ago#10
VigilantSteve posted...
Because the game as a whole, while flawed, was excellent and very different from 99% of other games that come out these days.


Exactly. I will support Beyond: Two Souls as well for the same reason.
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