Right from the beginning you know you are playing something special. It sucks you right in. I didn't want to put down my controller. I have played through it only once and all I can say is wow. Never have I played a game that has evoked so much emotion from within me. I've gotten angry,worried,frantic,upset and even teared up in the end.Ask yourself how many games can you make you tear up like a serious film can? If you care at all about video games then play it. I'm a little ashamed that I didn't buy it and instead rented it. I want this game to sell well. I want to play more interactive drama games similar to Heavy Rain in the future. I know it's early but Heavy Rain is seriously worthy of Game of the Year. Also one thing else I would like to mention is the delayed trophies. That is genius and it works so well. Hopefully we see more of that in the future as well. Not all games but ones with really strong stories and cut scenes.
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