Critic & User Reviews
Experience the Rain
posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Dec 2008
A must have don't rent buy it.
posted by ebook32 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Dec 2007
posted by BossSnake (MARSHALL, MN) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Oct 2006
Influencing the player with the responsibility over 4 lives increases the affect that each decision, whether good or bad, feels fully lived.
Moving to mechanics: creating a cinematic experience with a "modern" style of controls would be clunkier than what they engineered. With camera angles changing in high, rapid frequency, using a joystick to move solely would cause a higher amount of frustration, thus using R2 as the movement with the joystick as a direction keeper.
Though the movement can be cumbersome in slightly confined locations, movement times are separate from interactive scenes, showing the amount of polish and experimentation that they would have done while making the game.
Through personal experience, the choices of camera and controls make for "human mistakes." One moment told me to go to one place quickly, and I wasn't cognitive of where that location was in the short amount of required time--failure, all because I wasn't calm and collected in what was to be done and where what was.
Issues with mechanics aside, the story potentials make this a personal situation for everyone, inspiring emotion in the consumer and showing what Grand Theft Auto left out: consequence.
posted by fernandope (SYLMAR, CA) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
Ever wanted a movie to go your way?
posted by Hansolo (SAINT MATTHEWS, SC) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
Heavy Rain= Your very own suspense thriller!
posted by Grenkuts (BALTIMORE, MD) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Apr 2006
This game is sure to attract the avid & hardcore gamer with pure interest, as well as any fan of a suspense thriller (movie, novel, etc.). The game revolves around four officers and investigators searching for clues and whereabouts to the origami killer. But enough with the story right now, lets get to the bulk of it: graphics & controls!
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A HDTV TO REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE THE GRAPHICS, BUT IF YOU HAVE A REGULAR TV, ITS OK.
The graphics are truly life-like. Sharp, elegant, and perfect. Along with the game's music score, it brings a true feel to that of playing out a game like a real life movie!
The controls are definitely a true first: everything, and I do mean everything, is based on your decision! from opening the car door, to taking a puff of antihistamine for asthma, to leaving some money on the table, to taking a part in ducking, weaving, and attacking someone in a fight, its one of the first games since god of war where your analog stick and every button is utilized throughout every movement of the game.
If you enjoy a game that allows you to think on your toes, and helps you use your brain a lot more than a average shooter or sim would, I definitely consider this a Buy! If you rent it, wait for it to go down in the keep price and buy it! Oh, did I mention I read that there's no game over at all in this game? That's right: NO GAME OVER WHATSOEVER! If you get knocked down, you just get knocked down and the game continues (a la GTA titles, somewhat).
My rate: 10 out of 10 chicken wings!!
I love it !!!!
posted by Squint1329 (INGLEWOOD, CA) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Feb 2009
posted by Aliciacobb (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
There was a game content problem last night where things were freezing. It probably will be updated soon, but has nothing to do with how the game was made.
posted by scottace86 (ORRINGTON, ME) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Mar 2008
posted by Charles102 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Feb 24, 2010
Member since Apr 2009
Game is awesome
posted by Gam3masta (SPRING, TX) Feb 22, 2010
Member since Jan 2010