E3 09 Virtual Booth Tour: Heavy Rain

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Here we present our fourth and final E3 09 Virtual Booth Tour, this one for Heavy Rain (click to watch God of War III, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, and MAG). In this piece, Quantic Dream‘s Guilleaume de Fondaumiere walks you through the “Mad Jack” scene, showing off a number of elements of the game, and introducing you to major character Norman Jayden. Please note we’ve age-gated the video for language and violence.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these Virtual Booth Tours, and let us know if you’d like us to do more such things in the future. Again, the goal for us was to help bring you “into” E3. Your feedback is appreciated!

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  • That was a really impressive demo, yo. As I understand it, the game is still in alpha stage and needs polishing. It shows a bit through some minor glitches and continuity (or flow) issues. However, the core gameplay experience, gorgeous camera work, stunning animations/physics/graphics truly shine and show potential for a brilliant final build of the game.

    Oh, one minor thing, is the dialogue quality final? I feel like the voice acting isn’t as powerful as it could be. It works occasionally, but overall it’s a bit weak.

    Thanks for the interview and the footage!

  • seems like there is lots of replay value character since if u have all 4 character alive it will have different ending and if they all die it will have different ending.

    wat happen if u have 2 character? or just one died?

    this game looks intresting, but idk if i will like this kind of gameplay

  • I was mostly impressed, and I can’t wait to go back and replay over and over, getting a different experience every single time.. but you mentioned believable characters, and for the most part it was true, but when mad jack said “go [DELETED] yourself, in the [DELETED]” it didn’t fit, at all.. I’d take out the “in the [DELETED]” part, because it sounded totally lame

  • This looks incredible, absolutely incredible, I can’t wait to delve into this murder mystery, SOLD!!! :D

  • The combat looks very tense, and the story does too. I’m so getting this…

    By the way, this game is coming out on disc right? Because I can’t tell for sure.

  • When is comming out?

  • OMG, I want this game.. right now

  • I love the emotion that he was showing with some of the more tense scenes. Especially when Mad Jack was swinging at him on the car and he was leaning to the left and right.
    That’s what I’m looking to get out of this game, a deep emotional connection to the characters and game and this looks like it’ll definitely deliver. I can’t wait!

  • Some thoughts about Heavy Rain and I hope Quantic Dream reads this:

    I want to first say thanks to Quantic Dream and David Cage for trying to do something different. I will buy this when it comes out for shore. But there is some thing that needs to be showed or implanted to make Heavy Rain more friendly to the mass market.

    Many ppl I have talked to about this game they say it is only a long QTE fest and will bring no real explore freedom to the game. I really hope this will have more freedom when it comes to moving the character and investigate things. Right know it seems there is way to much QTE to appeal to a broader audience. I really hope this game will have a good mix between the exploring aspect and the QTE. In a game ppl want to move the character and move around freely and not be controlled by pre made instructions. Hope Quantic Dream and David Cage understand that they need to give the player control of the game. Not to be an movie you see and press bottoms to. Like dragons liar.

    I wish you all the best of luck.

  • Personally, I didn’t find the videos to be that exciting because I’ve seen similar things on other websites first. But if PSB was the only gaming site I visited, then I would probably really appreciate them.

  • 5 months of development so i guess it will be out this year around November. thats great!

    Cant wait

  • This game looks awesome, and definitely one of the games I’m most looking forward to right now!

    But I also have to agree with some other posters here that some of the voice acting feels a bit off, and that the Mad Jack ‘go xxxx yourself in the xxx’ line did not come out right at all, and sounded more like what a 10-year old brat would’ve said…

    I hope Quantic Dream reads these comments and take them seriously because especially in a story based game like this voice acting is just as important as the graphics!

  • This game looks awesome hope it gets classified in Australia and keep showing more gameplay of heavy rain

  • Great Vid, I love the guys who demo this, they really get into it lol.

    A site note, jeff we now all know you cant dance :D


    Sorry mate IGn got the Scoop lol

  • Wicked sweet. How come Sony can’t release these E3 demos on the store. I know they’ll give off a bad impression to some consumers since it’s still in Aplha and not polished but can’t they just put a disclaimer on the screen before the game for a ggod 2 minutes before we start. PLEASE

    Anyway, Jeff what’s up with the Uncharted 2 blog contest rigging? I submitted my entry at 9:02:58 and somebody submitted theri answer at 5 PM. We wrote in the same answer but he won and I didn’t. Kinda strange don’t you think? Please fix this or ask ND to.

  • This game is a must play for me indeed!!

  • Awesome!

  • The music added to this scene makes a huge difference. I noticed a few other improvements like the ‘Access prohibited’ sign text, but maybe prohibited should be capitalised P!

    Loving what you’re creating. Cheers.

  • Day 1 buy for me.

    Jeff, Chris

    Youve really made the PSBlog one of the greatest video game blogs on the net. These virtual booth tours really show your dedication for us sony boys, now all you guys need is a podcast…

  • Hm.. I’ll have to keep my eye on this one. Looks pretty challenging as well with all those QTEs. But I’m a God of War fan so QTEs don’t scare me, but that withdrawal scene looked pretty tough.

  • I believe the Playstation blog should definately continue to have these and the live blog/chats. The Playstation Blog + Qore and Pulse should always have the best and most coverage/information regarding all this Playstion.
    P.S. why little to no coverage on Prototype?

  • PlasmaGlory – I watched all of the E3 coverage on G4tv and GTTV as well as several of the popular PS3 websites these walkthru have provided way more exposure and insight into gameplay than anyof them.The difference is……..WE NEED MORE of it.

  • damn i love it :)

  • so the game is basically just a series of quick time events.

    Nothing wrong with that i guess…. but im not really interested.

  • Thins brings back so much of why I loved indigo prophecy. I cnat wait for this game.

  • Wow, that was ridiculous. I’m speechless. Can’t wait for it to come along in a year or so.

  • Content like this keeps me coming back to the Blog.
    Good job Sony! (and thanks for the Uncharted 2 Schwag bag!)

  • are you sure thats this is not ubisoft ? :)

  • well t looks good..not into mystery games..but i would rent it and see what its about..hey even rentals help pay the game publisher..so im still helping out..lol keep up the good work though..theres alot of people having high expectations for this game..since its a SONY XCLUSIVE :p

  • Day 1 buy for sure

  • “Oh *** I missed!”

    Hahaha, you made my day!

  • Nearly piss off my pants & having a heart attack at the same time when watching the gameplay demo…too intense.

    cant wait to play this game when it’s out.. a DAY 1 purchase for me !

  • i love the way he said it is next-gen QTE..meaning you don’t fail the sequence, but a new action is triggered, can’t wait…i have been paitently waiting for this for over 3 years my first game for 2010.

  • lol. The “floating thoughts over your head” was brilliant.

  • Soo…you’ve age-gated this video for language and violence, yet you just did the same feature for God of War III a few days ago and showed Kratos ripping Helios’ head off in graphic, stomach-churning, awesome detail?

    Not that I care, really. I just thought it was ironic.

  • Annnddd I’m retarded.

  • this game is Epic. I’m so getting this.

  • Heavy rain looks amazing
    Simply breathtaking

  • The game looks amazing, unfortunately I’m not too big of a fan on the controls, I’d like for them to just be normal, left analog stick to control things. My brother will be picking this up (he lives in texas though, while I in OH, lol) so I’ma see what he thinks.

  • I imagined there was a controller in my hand and I played along, it just looked so fun

  • I can’t wait for this game, been looking forward to it ever since I seen the vid of it a long time ago.

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