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SCE Japan Studio's Rain Is Coming This Fall

This whole game seems like a metaphor for my childhood, in that the main character is perpetually sad, wet, and invisible. Don't ask.

May. 30 2013

Posted by: Alex

In This Episode:

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Tell us how you really feel, Alex.

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Alex, tell us about your father.

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"Their journey for answers draw them furthermore into this world..."

...what?

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It's gonna be alright, Alex.

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@echoecho: How is that a confusing statement?

Although I admit, the copywriter probably should have just used the word 'further'.

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Am I the only one that thinks this game looks like an up-res'd PS2 game?

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I'm getting an Ico vibe.

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Alex, now show me, where did the rain-man touch you?

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I'm getting an Ico vibe.

Yeah me too and I loved Ico. Game looks very interesting.

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Your trailer was depressing enough before you put fucking Debussy over it...

Jesus, do they want me to buy their game or kill myself ?

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So why were you wet in your childhood, Alex ?

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And i predict that these kids are dead.

cya

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Need a hug, Alex?

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@echoecho said:

"Their journey for answers draw them furthermore into this world..."

...what?

The kids are looking for answers, but the have to go deeper if they want to find them.

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No I'm not crying!

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Huh, looks interesting.

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I don't know, are they releasing this now cause they won't have time for it at E3? It didn't get any kind of reaction out of me, reminds me of that game where you were a shadow kid and go platforming. not limbo some other game.

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@bulby33 said:

Am I the only one that thinks this game looks like an up-res'd PS2 game?

who cares?

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@bulby33 said:

Am I the only one that thinks this game looks like an up-res'd PS2 game?

who cares?

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We areall in this togetherAlex, you'll remember that for me won't you Alex. Now, I'd like you to drawme a picture Alex. It can be a place, a thing, or even a person. How about that Alex, can you draw me a person, someone.....special, Alex.

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I'd like to play The Last Guardian.

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This I do believe is one of them there huge Sony exclusives all those irrational Sony fanboys be talking about. I say i do believe Microsoft be in trouble For this game is dang sure to sell in the hundreds. And a bababooey to y'all.

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That trailer was beautiful, loved the atmosphere and choice of music.

The PS3 is going to have a great swan song... Hopefully!

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It doesn't seem like there are real physics going on--like the rain isn't actually casting the silhouettes. It's throwing me off, but maybe it'll look better if I play the game itself. I like the concept though. Hopefully the gameplay holds up.

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Is everything alright, Alex? :(

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@bulby33 said:

Am I the only one that thinks this game looks like an up-res'd PS2 game?

I still play PS2 games today. Some of the best games are on PS2. Must be a compliment.

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I bet they are also mute.

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Yep that does sound a tad depressing.

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@bulby33 said:

Am I the only one that thinks this game looks like an up-res'd PS2 game?

I still play PS2 games today. Some of the best games are on PS2. Must be a compliment.

I never said it looks bad, it just looks similar to the God of War Collection, or other PS2 that were up-res'd on the PS3. I will probably play it because I love both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. I'm looking forward to it.

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@msavo said:

@scampbell said:

I'm getting an Ico vibe.

Yeah me too and I loved Ico. Game looks very interesting.

Same here, I thought I was crazy.

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I like this

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Know what'll cure them blues, Alex? Drugs!

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I like this

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If the"Rain" was someone constantly tossing money in the air then that would be way better.

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If the"Rain" was someone constantly tossing money in the air then that would be way better.

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If the "Rain" was someone constantly tossing money into the air then that would be way better.

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Art! AAARRRRT!

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@tesla said:

@msavo said:

@scampbell said:

I'm getting an Ico vibe.

Yeah me too and I loved Ico. Game looks very interesting.

Same here, I thought I was crazy.

After a bit of research, I can with confidence say it is probably not a coincidence:

"SCE Japan Studio (SCEJ) (ソニー・コンピュータ・エンタテインメント・ジャパン・スタジオ) is the Japanese production and development arm of the parent company Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), most well-known for the Ape Escape, Loco Roco and Patapon series. Japan Studio operates as part of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. The development group also includes Team Ico, who are best known for the PlayStation 2 games Ico and Shadow of the Colossus..."

- Yes I'm lazy.

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Should scratch that Ico itch since Papo & Yo was horse shit.

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That girl looks and moves very much like the Ico girl. Recycled assets?

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I bet they are also mute.

They are. The only words come from text that appears in the rain.

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Love the music. This does look very interesting. Will keep an eye on it ^^

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@pakattak said:

@echoecho: How is that a confusing statement?

Although I admit, the copywriter probably should have just used the word 'further'.

I wasn't confused. It's just a really, really awkwardly worded sentence. "Draw" should be "draws", and as you said, "furthermore" isn't the right word to use in that sentence, as it means "in addition" and isn't a reference to distance -- and if the sentence is meant in a literal sense, then the proper word would be "farther" and not "further", as "further" refers to a metaphorical distance and not a physical one.

Just kind of bewildered nobody at Sony caught the wonky grammar, I guess. Probably should have just been "Their journey for answers draws them deeper into this world."

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@bulby33 said:

Am I the only one that thinks this game looks like an up-res'd PS2 game?

Swear I haven't even played the video and that is what I got from the screen grab so yes it does.

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i want to see this movie or read this book

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That rain effect doesn't look too impressive, and considering the title I'd expect the rain to look..rainier. Or maybe that's what the rain in Heavy Rain was for, which looked pretty sweet.

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@raven10 said:

@jacksukeru said:

I bet they are also mute.

They are. The only words come from text that appears in the rain.

+1