View Full Version : [HOLY S**T!] Heavy Rain gets an 8.8 on ign


Earl Hickey
02-11-2010, 01:28 AM
http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/106/1068397p1.html

Earl Hickey
02-11-2010, 01:28 AM
IGN uk gave it a 9.0

$partacus
02-11-2010, 05:37 AM
IGN reviews are the opinion of 1 person, look at reviews from multiple sources to get a fairer view of how good the game is. The scores at Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/games/) are much better than IGN because they add all the scores up from 30+ sites/reviews and give you the average score. That being said Heavy Rain has got a average score of 89 which isn't far off from what IGN gave it. :lol1:

Grand Champ
02-11-2010, 08:24 AM
I don't get this game.. Can you even call it a game? It's like sitting through a slow movie with constant loading going on. Saw a clip from the demo.. It makes you push buttons to bring up a freaking inhaler because you're an uninspirering obesed dude about to have some sort of Asthma attack. I don't think this is a ''game'' for me.

- v e t -
02-11-2010, 09:25 AM
i played the demo and i liked it a lot more than i thought i would...

i originally had nothing for this game, but after the demo it seems like it'd be a great game to get all caught up in

sebspeed
02-11-2010, 09:30 AM
I don't get this game.. Can you even call it a game? It's like sitting through a slow movie with constant loading going on. Saw a clip from the demo.. It makes you push buttons to bring up a freaking inhaler because you're an uninspirering obesed dude about to have some sort of Asthma attack. I don't think this is a ''game'' for me.

Did you play Indigo Prophecy on PS2 or Xbox?? It's one of my top 3 game of last-gen system. I know it's a slow game and it's not designed for everyone, but I liked every minute of it. Like you said, it's like playing a movie and being the hero in it.

Boxer1590
02-11-2010, 09:31 AM
I dunno, this game looked pretty boring to me.

Graphics looked amazing, but it just seemed real boring.

Ether
02-11-2010, 11:54 AM
I guess he went for IGN AUS because they gave the lowest rating to Heavy Rain.. oh well,


GameRankings 91.61%
Metacritic 90/100

1UP.com A-
Eurogamer 9/10
Famitsu 37/40
Game Informer 9.5/10
GamePro 5/5
GamesMaster 91%
IGN 9.0/10
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 5/5 stars
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) 9/10

IGN US gave it a 9.0

Biolink
02-11-2010, 12:43 PM
Its like an advanced point-and-click game. Or shenmue without the Martial Arts basically.

The intriguing thing is that it has tons of different endings, depending on thing's that happen in the story.

Ryn0
02-11-2010, 02:03 PM
I don't count IGN UK or AU, I ignore any other ratings and take into account IGN and Metacritic.

IGN UK and AU usually rate stuff much lower, UK rated the original uncharted 8.4 when in my opinion it was one of the best experiences both in terms of gameplay, graphics and story this generation. Metacritic has it at 88 atleast 4 marks up.

Too prove it's not just with PS3 exclusives (though it does happen often) AU ranked Halo an 8.9 when the metacritic average is 94 or in the case of Just Cause a dreadfully average game (with some potential) though average nonetheless i gave out an 8.8 when IGN US gave out a 6.8 I have played the game myself and it's NOT a 8.8

From the Demo and yes it was just a demo Heavy Rain in only 10-15 minutes managed to give me a experience within a game like no other. I haven't ever played a game like that. I had already invested in the characters that quickly and at one point during the demo fight scene my heart was actually racing.

-Hyperion-
02-11-2010, 10:44 PM
I guess he went for IGN AUS because they gave the lowest rating to Heavy Rain.. oh well,



IGN US gave it a 9.0

rofl................................... :rofl: no matter how hard he tries, earl cant hide the bias

Earl Hickey
02-11-2010, 11:01 PM
rofl................................... :rofl: no matter how hard he tries, earl cant hide the bias

I'm not Biased, it was the first review on IGN, i updated it when UK did a review.

I'm actually really looking forward to this game.

Ryn0
02-12-2010, 01:27 PM
I'm not Biased, it was the first review on IGN, i updated it when UK did a review.

I'm actually really looking forward to this game.
I checked as soon as it came on, the US review came out first then UK then AU....

The US review was posted at 2/10/2010 9:02:AM
The UK review was posted at 2/10/2010 10:47:AM
The AU review was posted at 2/10/2010 3:33:PM

Check the IGN-bot posts on the board which are posted as soon as a review is up.

http://boards.ign.com/heavy_rain/b10594/p1

Earl Hickey
02-12-2010, 04:03 PM
I checked as soon as it came on, the US review came out first then UK then AU....

The US review was posted at 2/10/2010 9:02:AM
The UK review was posted at 2/10/2010 10:47:AM
The AU review was posted at 2/10/2010 3:33:PM

Check the IGN-bot posts on the board which are posted as soon as a review is up.

http://boards.ign.com/heavy_rain/b10594/p1

the first one i read was the au one, thats what came up on my pc first, anyway here is a video review from gametrailers.

8.9

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-Hyperion-
02-12-2010, 10:36 PM
I checked as soon as it came on, the US review came out first then UK then AU....

The US review was posted at 2/10/2010 9:02:AM
The UK review was posted at 2/10/2010 10:47:AM
The AU review was posted at 2/10/2010 3:33:PM

Check the IGN-bot posts on the board which are posted as soon as a review is up.

http://boards.ign.com/heavy_rain/b10594/p1

priceless:lol1:

Pugilistic™
02-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Just played the demo.

should be a very good game.

M Deezy
02-13-2010, 06:25 PM
Downloaded the demo on my ps3 this morning. i really like the graphics. the gameplay is already, not into having to press a bunch of button combos to perform a simple task though