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Euphoria14 said:
Osc89 said:
Now people are playing it, can anyone say why it reviewed worse than Heavy Rain?


I would say more emphasis on storytelling rather than gameplay and the lack of your choices feeling as though they have any real impact on the storyline.

With Heavy Rain someone could die and the game continues. WIth this game it seems like no matter what you do each chapter could play out differently but still reach the same end point.

 

Not sure if that all holds true later on though, but as of right it seems that way. Still, if you enjoyed a title like Heavy Rain I am sure you will love Beyond.


Well I really enjoyed Heavy Rain so that's reassuring. However it's a shame about the choices as I enjoyed replaying to see different outcomes. Sticking with my preorder regardless so I guess I'll find out on Friday.



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Osc89 said:
Euphoria14 said:
Osc89 said:
Now people are playing it, can anyone say why it reviewed worse than Heavy Rain?


I would say more emphasis on storytelling rather than gameplay and the lack of your choices feeling as though they have any real impact on the storyline.

With Heavy Rain someone could die and the game continues. WIth this game it seems like no matter what you do each chapter could play out differently but still reach the same end point.

 

Not sure if that all holds true later on though, but as of right it seems that way. Still, if you enjoyed a title like Heavy Rain I am sure you will love Beyond.


Well I really enjoyed Heavy Rain so that's reassuring. However it's a shame about the choices as I enjoyed replaying to see different outcomes. Sticking with my preorder regardless so I guess I'll find out on Friday.

I am sure you will be happy with your purchase.



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If I wasn't going on 3 hours of sleep, I'd probably play this game all night. There are multiple endings to this game, so it'll be fun replaying this just like Heavy Rain. If you've played Heavy Rain and enjoyed what type of game it was, you'll definitely enjoy this. The voice acting is much better and a lot more consistent quality wise. Not a fan of the black bars though, and the graphical difference in detail between the characters and the environment was a little jarring at first. It's still a great looking game though.



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Haven't gotten yet (I know: shock and awe), but let me give my view a moment:

I'm not expecting to love it. Heavy Rain hit at a time that was ripe and had all the right bells and whistles from as early as 2006. Beyond, well, I believe it will be "good enough" for me, but I don't expect to feel the same as I did playing my #1 game of all time.

On the other hand, I;m not buying Beyond for another Heavy Rain. I want a new experience, something that feels different from the redundancy of many of today's titles and I'm sure it fit the bill. According to reviewers, it graphically looks like an early next gen title, particularly character models (which I expected) but while some say it's good/great, others frown upon it. It's not quite an even split (more positive reviews from the critics than negative), but the more strict reviews still stand out enough.

In short, if you were wondering why I didn't hype it like I did Heavy Rain - I just knew in my gut it wouldn't grab the same clouds. But, for the sum of its parts, I'm willing to give Beyond the benefit of the doubt, especially since I'm an advocate for these types of games and I hope, with some fine tuning, Cage and team return to their glory days of Indigo and Heavy Rain.



                                                                                                                                            

Btw, I'm floored by how the PS3 is sending off the visuals. 



                                                                                                                                            

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Based on the 56 reviews currently used by Metacritic it's averaging 75.95% (76%)... weighted down to 73% because of the nonsensical weighting systems.

From the first time I saw 'gameplay' I wasn't impressed and fully expected the game to get mixed reviews, still I might buy it one day but only at a price less than £10 since the demo was just okay.



So far I like it a lot. I would say ~8-8.5/10 right now. Definately not as good as Heavy Rain, but no where near anything below a 7.



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Btw, I'm floored by how the PS3 is sending off the visuals. 

It is the best looking PS3 game by far.  No debate.  It just is. 



This is just one of those games that you are either going to love, or hate. I found out about all of the reviews, and still bought my special edition. I haven't been able to play it yet, but I can't wait.

It always surprises me, that the gaming industry is always screaming at us about innovating games, and different experiences. Here is a game that is ,unapologetically, different. Not every game is for everyone. Just because the masses won't be flocking in droves to purchase this game, doesn't make it a poor game. I obviously haven't played it yet, but from speaking with friends that have, I don't think I will be disappointed.

I wish more companies were like Quantic Dream. Willing to take chances on something different.



Euphoria14 said:

I would say more emphasis on storytelling rather than gameplay and the lack of your choices feeling as though they have any real impact on the storyline.

With Heavy Rain someone could die and the game continues. WIth this game it seems like no matter what you do each chapter could play out differently but still reach the same end point.

Not sure if that all holds true later on though, but as of right it seems that way. Still, if you enjoyed a title like Heavy Rain I am sure you will love Beyond.

I actually prefer it that way. I don't really like multiple endings, except for what 999 did on DS.

I never played Heavy Rain. I was waiting for Beyond to try out this type of movie-game.

Thanks for the impressions :)