While all eyes are set on GTA V these days, there was absolutely no way we could not talk about rain, the next digital exclusive to come on PS3 on October 2. We got a chance to play the first three chapters of the game and we captured some gameplay footage for you guys. Of course, we've also decided to share our thoughts about it, so what are you waiting for?
It might just be the beginning of the game, but we fell under its spell in no time. For the first time in our life, we're actually looking forward to the next rainy night when we can finally continue our adventure with the little insible boy and the mysterious girl he's trying to catch up with. From what we could see, gameplay mechanics seem to be pretty simple overall, offering what could very well be the perfect mix between Ico and Journey and, even more surprising maybe, the very first poetic stealth game ever. Indeed, the city itself is full of poetry carefully placed across the cityscape, within the rain itself, and even in the haunting soundtrack. Yugo Kanno even used Debussy's Clair de Lune as the main theme of the game, adding some vocals to the famous masterpiece. The overall mood of the music sets the tone and gives rain its melancholic feel, but it sometimes fades away too, leaving just the sound effects to build up the poignant atmosphere. Of course, before we can know for sure if SCE Japan's title truly deserves such praise, we'll have to be a bit more patient. Find out our final verdict of the game on October 1, and until then, enjoy the videos!
Personally i find Kojima rather overrated. Yes MGS and MGS3 were fantastic, 2 wasn't nearly as good, same for 4 and 5....nah. (50 minutes ago)
@jmd749: Kojima Productions is independent. wrap that and give it away to your other half. (1 Hour ago)
Ultimates do drive big plays. Don't think it makes everyone Seagull. (1 Hour ago)
I've played a ton of Halo too. Just not Halo 5 because I'm not a masochist. (1 Hour ago)
@Tiz: "Individual skill" still drives top players to become top players in OW. The team with the better comp *and* better players is going to win. (1 Hour ago)
@Tiz: Eh.. "more dependant on individual skill" is one way to look at it. (1 Hour ago)
@droezelke: it's awesome that one of the greatest minds in game development is given funding and respect. And using a hardware specific engine for his new game suggests he'll be a Sony 1st party dev. (1 Hour ago)