PS3 Tuesday, October 7, 2008 | 3:52 PM

Images of Heavy Rain

Images of Heavy Rain

Sony released these images of Heavy Rain, to be released on Playstation 3. They were in the same batch as some older GC08 images, but I don't think we've seen these before.


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Commented on 2008-10-07 16:10:06
That looks very nice. Hopefully this game holds it together a bit better than Fahrenheit.
Commented on 2008-10-07 16:12:16
this game looks so wonderful. best graphics on consoles so far.
Commented on 2008-10-07 16:19:02 In reply to vegettossj5
Posted by vegettossj5
this game looks so wonderful. best graphics on consoles so far.
Looks very nice as allways, but... Best graphics on consoles so far?? I don´t think so
Commented on 2008-10-07 16:22:22

In addition to Yakuza 2 and 3, Heavy Rain is also one of my reasons to buy a PS3. This game is getting beautiful.
Commented on 2008-10-07 16:52:15
I still play Omikron:Nomad Soul, AWESOME GAME!

I hope this game will be a real break though! :)
Commented on 2008-10-07 17:03:17
Is there going to be a demo at TGS?, i hope so as i have no idea how or what this game will play like, i read that the QTE cutscean we were shown is not even going to be in the final game it was just a game macanic demo?
Commented on 2008-10-07 17:13:22
I will buy this game!
Commented on 2008-10-07 17:32:15
I dunno, im still to be impressed, the outdoor environments look very flat and stale, very much like a typical game environment. Indoors has some nice lighting effects and better detail but it still feels a bit stale. The character models aswell seem a bit sharp and lifeless, they don;t even come close to the quality of the MGS4 characters.
Theres just something completely lifeless about the game that i can't qute get into words.
Maybe by the time they finish it will hold together a bit more but right now it's a real mish-mash of quality.
Commented on 2008-10-07 17:43:36
Looks good, is the whole game those context sensitive sequences?
Commented on 2008-10-07 17:55:19 In reply to sebasrd24
Posted by sebasrd24
Looks very nice as allways, but... Best graphics on consoles so far?? I don´t think so
In fairness to vegettossj5`s comments, I do see whare he`s coming from. This is the first Playstation 3 game that shows no need for any AA lol. It`s so smooth to look at and, yes, the screens could`ve been doctored to some degree, but just look at the guys shirt in picture 2...it`s so smooth and overall the atmosphere looks incredible to say the least!!.

This one should give Alan Wake a run for his money, but add Remedys next title to this bad boy and you`ve got a concoction of amazingness IMO.
Commented on 2008-10-07 17:56:01 In reply to sebasrd24
Posted by sebasrd24
Looks very nice as allways, but... Best graphics on consoles so far?? I don´t think so
Well, it's between this and Killzone 2. But neither of them are out yet, so I don't think they should even be in consideration at this point. Games have too much potential to change, visually, in the interim between now and release.

Also, as good looking as these pics are, they're not the best ones of Heavy Rain. Check out the GDC '08 trailer for a more flattering representation of this game's graphical splendor.
Commented on 2008-10-07 18:07:40
I hope it adopts the same kind of QTE from fahrenheit I wouldn't complain to much if it was just press x and o but fahrenheit controls were visceral and intuitive because most if not all the command prompts took place on the dual sticks and it all worked so well.
Commented on 2008-10-07 18:19:59
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Commented on 2008-10-07 18:20:32 In reply to toelessfoot
Posted by toelessfoot
Looks good, is the whole game those context sensitive sequences?
I have the same question. Most of what I saw of gameplay reminded me of those quick time events from Shenmue and the old Dragon's Lair games.
Commented on 2008-10-07 18:22:27
Nice screens, but best graphics on a console so far, hell no.
Commented on 2008-10-07 18:27:24
this game is crazy. but the girl could have been more beautiful.
i would prefer lightning from final fantasy :)
lol
Commented on 2008-10-07 18:40:24 In reply to statix
Posted by statix
Well, it's between this and Killzone 2....
what r u smoking?
GeOW 2 is best graphics on a console so far
Commented on 2008-10-07 18:53:37
gears 2 for me too.
you can always see bad textures in ps3 games due to the 256mb video ram.
Commented on 2008-10-07 19:16:36 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
what r u smoking?
GeOW 2 is best graphics on a console so far
its his opinion...just like that is yours, and I disagree with it completely...

Anyway, far more than the graphics, this seems more ambitious than any of the other games mentioned in this thread...
Commented on 2008-10-07 19:16:46
Am I the only one that thinks it doesn't look impressive? Very little detailed textures is what I see. But this game is not about graphics. It's about the story. Looking forward for this. The wait is still long.
Commented on 2008-10-07 19:21:57
I'm always a sucker for games with realistic good looking trees and lots of them in one place. I hope every part of the game is as detailed as that neighborhood screenshot
Commented on 2008-10-07 19:27:42 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
what r u smoking?
GeOW 2 is best graphics on a console so far
No real point in getting into a debate on what the best graphics are on a console so far, is there? Although to state that this and Killzone are the two benchmarks is load of bollocks, pardon my bluntness.

It's a question of taste. Personally, I look at a game like Banjo Kazooie, and to me that game is blowing this one out of the water visually. It seems to me that too much attention was spent on the rendering of realistic faces on certain models in the game, while everyone else will look as if they've been to the plastic surgeon that isn't very good at their job. A stark contrast to most other things going on. It's fair enough having one or two highly detailed models in a room with moderate detail, but with a game like Banjo (just an example, so don't get yer knickers in a twist to anyone wanting to pick holes) that detailing has to be consistent throughout. It would seem that a lot of people now have some weird fetish for visuals that looks bland and gray with a few nice post effects thrown in to make it look nice. For some reason people are thinking Killzone 2 is setting the bar, when in reality that game has already been surpassed by games that are already out there on both consoles. Resident Evil 5 is blowing it out of the water visually, as is Far Cry 2 for various reasons that I've already explained. But of course, there will be the ill-informed sheep out there that will look at the likes of this game and KZ2 and automatically think "Wow! This shit isn't possible on that 360 or anything else." Hilarious.
Commented on 2008-10-07 19:27:42 In reply to helcio30
Posted by helcio30
In addition to Yakuza 2 and 3, Heavy Rain is also one of my reasons to buy a PS3. This game is getting beautiful.
Yes.. Yakuza 2 for the PS3. Totally.
Commented on 2008-10-07 19:38:06
This looks nice, but so did Myst back in the day, in which you weren't technically controlling everything. It looked way better than other games of its time, but that was at the price of freedom of action. You'd kinda wander down a path, click something, and then watch a context-sensitive cut scene. It's a bit misleading for the fact that it's more like an interactive story in which you have a bit less of the typical control over it than you'd have in other games. The same goes for Dragon's Lair. It looked immense compared to other games of its time, but it was the same situation. No freedom... it was like putting a Text Adventure scenario into visual form. I personally love text adventures like Zork and stuff, so that doesn't detract from the game at all! I'm just pointing out that technically it's able to have a jump in graphics as a direct result of other limitations put on the user.
Commented on 2008-10-07 19:59:46
By the time this game will be released, that level of graphics will be usual.

But this game has atmosphere, that`s for sure.
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About the game
  • Heavy Rain
  • PS3
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available


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