You know, as Heavy Rain continues to receive various awards, we admit to sensing a tiny thread of vindication in giving Quantic Dream's gem co-Game of the Year 2010.

After receiving numerous honors at the annual AIAS and NAViGaTR award ceremonies, Heavy Rain is once again on the lips of critics: the BAFTA (British Academy Video Game Awards) results are in : in addition to the stellar Mass Effect 2 landing Best Game honors, Quantic Dream's story-driven interactive drama won in the Technical Innovation, Story, and Original Music categories. By the way, if you're wondering why Red Dead Redemption isn't on any of the lists, it's because Rockstar didn't submit their game for consideration. It had a shot at the public-voted Best Game award but unsurprisingly, it lost out to Call of Duty: Black Ops .

Other notables: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood took home the Action prize, Artistic Achievement went to God of War III , Super Mario Galaxy 2 won Gameplay, and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit may have been an upset winner in the Multiplayer category. Man, these games sound awfully familiar…they sound a lot like the games we loved most in 2010, and the titles our readers tended to enjoy the most. Times may be changing, but it still remains true that many of the best interactive productions are also the most popular. Bring on L.A. Noire !

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YashaZz
YashaZz
9 years ago

Quantic Dream truly deserves such attention to their title (Heavy Rain).

I hope they will release something like that some time later.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Way to go Heavy Rain. This professional writer couldn't play past brushing your teeth:

“I just thought, I’m not digging this, I don’t want to brush my teeth in a game.” –Danny Bilson

That's probably not a reason I'd choose, but we all have our fetishes, I suppose.
I still haven't pulled the trigger on HR yet. If only it had more ninja in it, I think that'd have done it for me. I guess that origami paper star I always see can be construed as a ninja star… yeah, I suppose that'll do.

I'm cool, though, with making breakfast and brushing teeth, unlike the THQ dude.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

There's plenty of ninja in it actually. You'll need steel nerves and insane timing in the car chase scene, you'll need impressive finger contortion abilities to make the right moves in tight quarters, you'll need super human reaction time in the fight scenes, and anti-twitch intelligence to avert disastrous decision making when put on the spot.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

i think you're describing a superhero, world. but that's okay, not a huge diff between superheros and ninja. =p

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm just sayin, it isn't as low key as some of the videos may lead you to believe. It has to be experienced. And since we are just mere humans we will have to live with the mistakes we make in HR. The goodnews is if you fail at toothbrushing you can do it again, but if you fail in other areas cool folks can die.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

So does Mario's "gameplay" award mean it's the best "game"?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

no

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

looks like those BAFTA gents gave it to ME2.
That was my personal fav for last year. woo hoo!

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Bring on LA Noire indeed! I don't care what the ADD kids say, it's going to be a unique and satisfying gaming experience.

FxTales
FxTales
9 years ago

I'm addicted to Mass Effect 2, so much to do in that game.

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
9 years ago

I really like that Heavy Rain is getting all this attention. It shows that gamers are not just 10 year snot nosed brats.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Kudo's to HR, although I had hoped that it would have also pulled in their GOTY award too.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Happy for Heavy Rain, but seeing black ops win anything makes me want to vomit.

The amount of mindless, spoiled, prepubescent, children playing video games out there must be staggering.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Want a sample? Check the comments at N4G.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Actually no, I do not want a sample. I hate listening to little 10-12 year old kids cursing, talking gang bang slang, and making sexual jokes they don't ever get right because they don't understand them themselves.

Since I avoid a lot of mp for that reason, I'm not going to go seeking it out on some website.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Tis good news every time that game gets an award. It means the production was worth the risk both in accolades and above expected sales. Which means QD can feel confident going forward with their next two projects.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

"the public-voted Best Game award but unsurprisingly, it lost out to Call of Duty: Black Ops."

::faceapalm::

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

public=retarded

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Jawknee's Italian? I did-a not expect that. ūüėõ

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

The public loves cod. You are the outcast.


Last edited by D1g1tal5torm on 3/17/2011 4:41:17 AM

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

Thumbs down all you like – donesnt change the facts.

Voted by the public. lol

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Sheeple. Gotta love the COD sheeple.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Max

I find your comment to be rude and hurtful . . . .

to sheep.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

I love the responses.

Especially Jawks; he cant help but mention cod at every possible juncture!


Last edited by D1g1tal5torm on 3/17/2011 1:48:57 PM

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

@Digitalstorm:

Half the time the public accepts cheaply-made crap as a great thing. That is what the public is doing with CoD here. No matter how high and mighty you may act, you have no proof to tell me why the public is always right about everything.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

My apologies, the majority vote are wrong.

You are right.


Last edited by D1g1tal5torm on 3/18/2011 7:46:10 AM

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
9 years ago

Haha World so true! Wait…then what does that make us?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

The League of Extraordinary Gamers.

___________
___________
9 years ago

nice to see heavy rain still getting the attention it deserves!
i really hope david does not do a FPS.
please, david, your too good for that crap!
if he does, im sorry but many baby sheep are going to die!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Why sheep? I thought you were an Aussie, not a Kiwi!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

________________,

David Cage will make a fantastic FPS complete with that same Heavy Rain emotion to it.

Cage has stated in an interview that he want's to do a military FPS after his next 2 projects are done.

But, he wants to turn the whole military FPS genre upside-down, by making it all about individuals & how the war has greatly affected them, and about the real ravages & spoils of war, not just any everyday kill spree galore game.

Mark my words here, if Cage does go ahead with this project, he will own the whole military FPS genre.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 3/17/2011 2:55:05 AM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

HOLY CRAP! Saint, that sounds awesome! If I was going to try to make an FPS, that's be exactly my idea. Make it about the characters, rather than the action. You've honest-to-God just ratcheted my excitement for that project up through the moon. Just ten more years to wait…

___________
___________
9 years ago

storywise yea, but how will he change the gameplay?
i just cant understand how people dont get bored of playing the same sh*t over and over again!
everyone loves ice cream, but would you not get bored of it if you had nothing but ice cream to eat for breaky lunch and tea for 20 years?
id much rather him do another different unique game like heavy rain, then do a common as the common cold FPS!

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

You do realize he'll probably bring a unique play style to an FPS that he would make, right?

___________
___________
9 years ago

how can you change the gamplay of a shooter?
have another QTE fest, like what heavy rain was?
a shooters a shooter theres not much you can change gameplay wise.
im just sick of them, yous can play the same sh*t for the rest of your life but i need something different!

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Yup, well deserved. Also I'm pleasantly surprised to find Mass Effect as Best Game 2010 – well deserved too imo.

But one of the more… exotic nominations has to be the one for Fallout New Vegas. Nominated against Fifa, Civilization and Starcraft for STRATEGY of the year??? LOL!

FM23
FM23
9 years ago

ME2 deserved it!

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

I concur.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Awesomesauce. I really hope that more accolades for Heavy Rain persuades more devs to create full games that really think outside the box, with such gripping, involving and mature storylines. QD seriously need to keep bringing them, and bring on L.A. Noire indeed.

Speaking of which, it apparently clocks in at 25-30 hours. Which, considering that is devspeak, means 18 hours at a stretch. Still, that's not disappointing. I'm more into it for the atmosphere than the length (as a nice change of pace). May 20 cannot come fast enough.
Peace.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

The Baftas have got it right, the games deserved their respective awards.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Mass Effect 2 as the best game of 2010?

No.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

Why not?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

An average third person shooter does not warrant GOTY in my book.

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

9.2 – average?

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

That's just critics' opinions Digitalstorm (all of which can be easily fallible to stupidity or bias, it seems). If he didn't like the game, then he has a right to say that he doesn't think it should be GotY.


Last edited by Lairfan on 3/17/2011 4:53:25 PM

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
9 years ago

Ben gave the game a 9.2.

I'm just asking if a 9.2 qualifies as average?

Lastly, don't I have the right to say I think the games deserved their respective awards?


Last edited by D1g1tal5torm on 3/18/2011 7:55:22 AM

gungrave
gungrave
9 years ago

Wish he would release some DLC for Heavy Rain. Taxidermist was sweet

Nestore
Nestore
9 years ago

RDR wasn't submitted? That's basically internal politics.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Glad Heavy Rain got the awards, deserve everyone of them. That game is just so awesome, plus it has the single most difficult trophy ever.

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9 years ago

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