gamers (76%) found this review helpful
This game reminds me of the old choose your own adventure books I read in Jr. High school. Very good story that is quite entertaining. I enjoy this game for the fact that it is a nice change of pace from all the heavy action games that have been coming out recently.
The pace is slower but engrossing. Once you get used to the controls things are a bit more fluid for you.
I give this game props for daring to be different. With it's unique playstyle, great story, and memorable characters this is definately a different style of game then what is flooding the videogame market right now.
I was a fan of Indigo Prophecy and am also a fan of Heavy Rain. I hope to see more games that are like this.
So all you gamers out there Choose your own adventure.... and choose Heavy Rain.
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
I would say that this is one of the funnest games I have in a long time. It is basically like watching a movie, the game keeps you on your feet and guessing to who the killer might be. If you are looking for a fast paced shooting game then do not get this game since all the action will be pretty much you pressing buttons at the right time. I loved the game and only reason I do not give it a 10 is for the terrible movement mechanics. I recommend the game if you want something different and like mystery movies.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
As has been said before, this game is a very different style from most other games. The level of detail involved that you use to interact with your environment is fantastic. I would say the gameplay is absolutely challenging for the average player, but not in the line of some games I have tried that seem simply impossible.
This game is truly all about the story, and it will appeal most to those players who enjoy the movie experience of games. Do you usually sit back and watch other people play? You can handle this game. The controls may be a bit clunky, but the game tells you which buttons to push when, and you definately get used to how things work.
Having finished the game, I believe you will probably enjoy your second (and perhaps subsequent) times even more than the first. By the time you finish once, you're much more confident in how to control the characters and what you want to do to progress the story.
This game is definately worth buying. Beware that it has a reputation for glitches and long load times, which I suspect will be fixed with patches. I had freezing issues on a couple of occasions, but was able to reset and did fine. This game saves extremely often. Both times I had to reset my save file picked up less than a minute from where it froze and I was able to continue on as normal.