This game has a pretty solid serial killer story presented from multiple people's perpectives. From the standpoint of story, Heavy Rain has it down and is a very memorable ride. There are multiple endings, which helps replay, but it is a fairly depressing tale, so you may not want to start right back up. There are almost too many mundane tasks that need to be done as well. It is extremely well told and the different perspectives of the characters you play keep the story interesting and moving along. The quick time events are well handled (for the most part, more on bugs later). The button, sticks and trigger QTE's make sense with respect to the action you are performing. You can walk your character around the static environments, but the movement is not very well implemented. You will find yourself turning around quite a bit. The graphics are frankly a mixed bag. Sometimes they look amazing, sometimes they look unfinished. The voice acting was obviously done by some actors where english was their second language (but I got used to it). The music and sound was AAA level. Atmospheric, great ambient sounds, great environmental music (there is a club scene that was particularly good). As for bugs or whatever you want to call them, there is quite a bit of screen tear throughout the game. It stands out with the static environments. There was one section I had to replay because icons weren't coming up to interact with objects so the story wouldn't continue on. That only happened once.
posted by COD4FANBOY (GRAND RAPIDS, MI) Feb 27, 2010
Member since Jan 2009
Some people say that this game is an interactive movie, but its not. A movie is just watching, this is a game. lets start with the cons
CONS- Camera angles are sometimes off, holding R2 sucks and turning while walking sucks. when the suggestions are floating areound your head its hard to see them unless your playing on an HD tv. My second time playing this I noticed that some of the movements are glitchy. Some of the trophies are bugged right now.
PROS- FREAKKING AWSOME STORY!, graphics are outstanding, easy platinum trophy if u have the time, reasonable controls, great sound, it has boobs...big plus in my book, and its not for the stupid 360
posted by oscaromar (CHULA VISTA, CA) Feb 27, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
I was exited to play this game read great reviews about it on Playstation Magazine and screenshots looked pretty good plus I never played a game in witch your decisions change the outcome of the game. If you want to try something new and have the patience for it great try it out! For me this game was too slow and the controls are a bit lame (hard to walk). Furthermore, the story is really good hope to see as movie perhaps. Bottom line if you are used to fast pace RPG style games and games like MW2 you may want to put this game way below on your GameQ, if you like The SIMS type of games this one is for you my friends!