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Heavy Fire is a game you'd expect to see at the arcade in the 1980's you'd pay 25cents to play. If you've ever played any quarter arcade game like Terminator or Lethal Weapon (where you actually use a physical gun to aim and shoot), then expect that type of play with this game.
You have no control over moving of your character. You can only use the LS to control the reticle to aim and shoot. Your character automatically moves 100%, but at times you get the option to use cover to duck in/out to shoot. This was never made for using a controller, and it feels bad.
You have no regenerating health, but can shoot powerups. There are things to blow up like barrels, but without any control over moving, the game gets old after about 4 minutes of play. It's got the old school difficulty that you don't see anymore either, so I think most who rent will be put off simply by those factors.
You have only 1 health bar and the only way to gain health is by shooting some random health icons on screen. So if you have almost zero health and get to a checkpoint and die, you'll spawn over and over again with almost zero health again. So you have to usually restart the entire level... what a huge pain. They used to do that so you would have to stick another quarter in the cabinet to play, but that concept doesn't work on a console with a controller.
It looks brutally old too, with very poor sound (that seemed to go on and off at will during missions) and horrible graphics for a game released now. It looks like a dusty terd that was left to harden somewhere 9 years ago, and now was curiously revived to be a multi-console release for a reason I cannot understand. If anyone spent full retail purchasing this game, I would contact the mfg and get your money back.
This game is what it is and nothing more. You can tell it was a very low budget game that never stood a chance, so probably avoid this one unless you want some easy gamer points.