Is "Heavy Rain" as good as "The Last of Us"?

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#1 Posted by Farty_Fartsalot (192 posts) -

Discuss

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#2 Posted by raugutcon (5490 posts) -

NO, end of discussion.

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#3 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

completely different games, most people would say the last of us. I actually think its heavy rain I enjoyed it more story really drew me in.

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#4 Posted by deactivated-58bd60b980002 (2016 posts) -

I'm sure people will say the Last Of Us because reasons. Personnaly I enjoyed more Heavy Rain. The Last Of Us is such a cliché zombie/apocalypse story that I didn't even finish it.

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#5 Posted by SOedipus (11582 posts) -

"Shaun!!!"

No.

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#6 Posted by Ribstaylor1 (2186 posts) -

I wouldn't say it is but it's still up there as an amazing tittle. I'd still no matter what put the last of us ahead of heavy rain, but again both are masterpieces. One more easy to get into for most but hey not everything can be everyone's cup of tea.

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#7 Posted by gagnonov (421 posts) -

Both are emotionally-charged games, but the gameplay is completely different. Both great, even though I'd put Last of Us ahead by a good margin.

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#8 Posted by BH14 (1927 posts) -

Completely different games but The Last Of Us is much better. I played Heavy Rain and it felt like an interactive movie rather than a real game similar to the walking dead telltale game so these type of games don't have much replay value. The storylines in the last of us and heavy rain are both great. I wish there were more "gameplay" in games like heavy rain and the walking dead though.

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#9 Posted by judaspete (3137 posts) -

They are very different as people have been saying, but share a common element in that neither is much fun to play. They are more of an "interesting experience".

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#10 Posted by Farty_Fartsalot (192 posts) -

I haven't played "Beyond Two Souls" yet. Is that better than TLOU?

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#11 Posted by Flubbbs (4968 posts) -

no its a David Cage game

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#12 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

completely different games, most people would say the last of us. I actually think its heavy rain I enjoyed it more story really drew me in.

It would be better to compare Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain

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#13 Posted by SoNin360 (7104 posts) -

Way different games... no use in comparing them. I guess you could say both are more focused on story/characters, but the comparison ends there. Even then, The Last of Us plays a lot differently as it's a third-person action game and Heavy Rain is mostly QTE's and interacting with environments with simple controls.

But I favor The Last of Us, though I'm going to favor that over almost anything you compare it to. I still think Heavy Rain is very much worth playing. It's not for everyone, but I liked it.

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#14 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79395 posts) -

Heavy Rain is better because you can't press X for Jason in The Last of Us.

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#15 Posted by deactivated-5b883bb846c10 (1043 posts) -

In terms of storyline only? Its up there and I really enjoyed the Heavy Rain storyline, but these are two different games.

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#16 Posted by zpluffy (281 posts) -

Totally different games men... But I had more fun playing LOU, just because I'm not a big fan of playing ala beyond two souls types of games

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#17 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:
@thehig1 said:

completely different games, most people would say the last of us. I actually think its heavy rain I enjoyed it more story really drew me in.

It would be better to compare Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain

yeah its a more relevant comparison, not played beyond two souls before I should try it

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#18 Posted by toddx77 (3395 posts) -

I found Heavy Rain to be much better as I don't really like The Last of Us. it came with my PS4, but I just can't get into it as I hate how the action and stealth elements are proportioned. I found Heavy Rain to be better in both game play and story.

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#19 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@thehig1 said:
@The_Last_Ride said:
@thehig1 said:

completely different games, most people would say the last of us. I actually think its heavy rain I enjoyed it more story really drew me in.

It would be better to compare Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain

yeah its a more relevant comparison, not played beyond two souls before I should try it

you should have gotten it through PS Plus

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#20 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:
@thehig1 said:
@The_Last_Ride said:
@thehig1 said:

completely different games, most people would say the last of us. I actually think its heavy rain I enjoyed it more story really drew me in.

It would be better to compare Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain

yeah its a more relevant comparison, not played beyond two souls before I should try it

you should have gotten it through PS Plus

don't have PS Plus, never got PS Plus during last generation because I used Xbox Live, my Ps3 was mainly a Blu Ray player. I'll probably pick it up on Ebay or a used game store somewhere.

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#21 Posted by jcopp72 (5375 posts) -

these games are not even close to being compared. Its like asking if an Orange is as good as an Apple.

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#22 Posted by DrSpoon (628 posts) -

Last of us definitely has more gameplay to it and a pretty good story but I personally found it to get repetitive by the end, Heavy Rain does have some good parts to it as well (the story isn't bad and the bit the 'infamous' scenes in the basement and that abandoned apartment... ack! The lack of replayability is a negative though. As an aside, B:TS is worth a shot if you can get it cheap - something a bit different with a half decent story.

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#23 Posted by Sokol4ever (6699 posts) -

Loved heavy rain! The story will keep you engaged thorough the entire game, however I did enjoyed the last of us more simply because the gameplay appeals to me more.

Personally, I recommend both games to my friends.

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#24 Posted by chocolate1325 (33007 posts) -

Not close but its still a great title.

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#25 Posted by DSizzillian (1 posts) -

Are you kidding me? The Last of Us all day! Very immersive. You are traumatized within the first 5 min. Fantastic in game cut scenes. You feel like you've been through something. Best Survivor horror since RE4. You'll laugh,cry,and maybe even shit your pants. If anyone disagrees. THEN THEY DIDN'T PLAY IT THROUGH . Not mention the factions MP.

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#26 Posted by YamiGuzz (258 posts) -

I love both games but Last of Us is miles away better. Gameplay and story is better.

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#27 Posted by robert_sparkes (3315 posts) -

Heavy rain is good really engrossing story but the last of us is a cut above.

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#28 Posted by GettingonwithGamingLife (255 posts) -

Well I like Naughty Dog and Last of Us really hit me in some spot, the storytelling and the relationship between Joel and Ellie is cute and the clever ways you have to stealth around zombies ramps up challenge.

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#29 Edited by xantufrog (11700 posts) -

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