Posts Tagged ‘Quantic Dream’
Long Live Sony: My Thoughts On Their E3 Conference
Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 June 2012 01:21 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 6 June 2012 07:00
After watching Sony’s press conference at E3, I was once again reminded of why it is I love Sony. Playstation and I go back to the early days of the original PSOne and Sony has until this day remained my first love amongst consoles. I know they have been struggling against the super competitive Microsoft but after their strong showing at this years E3 perhaps Sony can once again reign supreme.
Sony came out hard with the announcement of Beyond developed by Quantic Dream who made the brilliant Heavy Rain. David Cage showed cinematic footage of Beyond that in a word was stunning. The main character is voiced by Oscar nominee Ellen Page. The character Jodie obviously possesses some sort of supernatural powers and has a psychic link to someone or something she calls Aiden. Your decisions in gameplay will determine Jodie’s fate. It is also possible for you to take control of the entity Aiden. Given Quantic Dream’s reputation I’m expecting Beyond to be an emotional gaming experience like no other.
Pre-E3 we heard rumors that Playstation Plus was to begin giving its members free access to premium games but what did that mean? I’ve been a Plus member since day one and was pretty happy with the offerings I’ve received so far. Well if you are not a Playstation Plus member it might be time to join as premium translates to the likes of Infamous 2, Little Big Planet 2 and Saints Row 2. I’m currently downloading Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, thanks Sony with free games like this I’ll be needing a bigger hard drive. Read more: Long Live Sony: My Thoughts On Their E3 Conference
Heavy Rain team reveal a potential PS3 masterpiece
Last Updated on Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:54 Written by JCWaitWat Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:54
Quantic Dream, the team behind the acclaimed Heavy Rain, have once again set the bar for visuals on the PS3. In 2005 they released a short video called The Casting which was a tech demo showing the type thing that the Quantic Dream had been working on. If you’ve never played Heavy Rain it is, at its most basic level, a “who dun it” featuring the serial murderer known as the Origami Killer. Quantic Dream were praised for the game, winning several awards and especially praised for the motion capture techniques used, which has become their most famed attribute.
Recently however they have released a short video codenamed Project KARA. The video once again shows Quantic Dream displaying their impressive motion capture technology on the PS3. But there’s more to it than that. The story told in Project KARA is so moving, so gripping that when Kara’s fate was uncertain I felt concerned, if not sad, for her. The footage is taken from a prototype running on the PS3 and they said that it is not taken from any software currently in development. So whether Project KARA will become a standalone game, just like Heavy Rain did, is unclear. What is clear however is how phenomenal this tech demo, with it’s jaw dropping visuals and emotionally intense tale will touche even the most hardened gamers. This is the future of gaming.
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No Heavy Rain Sequel In The Works, But New Game On The Way From Studio
Last Updated on Friday, 1 April 2011 02:06 Written by Daniel Friday, 1 April 2011 02:06
The Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream revealed that they are hard at work on a new game, but that it will not be a sequel to or have any involvement with the highly praised and award winning game Heavy Rain. The plan seems to take the controls and the same type of story progression system and place it with in a brand new story/game.
Being a fan of the original my initial reaction was one of frustration, but after thinking about it a bit I realized that this is the smart way to go. Heavy Rains story is far to user controlled. You literally change the game’s outcome and ending. It would be hard to take this into account in a sequel of some kind especially since you could kill all the characters off. Also in this writers humble opinion Heavy Rains story stands well enough on it’s own and not every game needs to be a franchise. This will also be an advancement to the new type of genre that Heavy Rain has created.
Did You Finish Heavy Rain?
Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2011 12:10 Written by Daniel Monday, 7 March 2011 11:30
Heavy Rain In my opinion is among the top 3 Ps3 games of all time. I feel it’s dangerously close to even being my number one game on the system. The game was inventive, unique and had a fantastic story. This is a really interesting story to me and I’m sure to anyone else who enjoyed or is considering playing the Quantic Dream game.
Did you know that the average percentage of completion for a game is only 20-25%. That means when a new game comes out roughly only 25% of people actually beat it. That seems like a startlingly low number to me and when I read I made sure to go back and read the line again just to make sure I wasn’t mistaken. I’m one of those gamers that unless the game is absolutely awful I beat it. I try to beat every game I play it’s just who I am.