Many people are thinking this is the first time this kind of game has been developed. Quantic Dream had developed the style of movie/game before with games like Fahrenheit in the ps2. (awesome game by the way.
Yes It is slow at first but interested to play, because like any movie it takes a while to introduce the plot. Once you start playing it you will not want to put it aside. You are always left with the curiosity of what will happen next. You can replay this game many times, as it has many different ending.
I, for example got the best and happiest ending. It's a game you will not be disappointed on as the twist is very hard to see coming. I had a clue of what was gonna happen, but i was wrong. You cant go wrong with this game it will leave your eyes wide open as you get close to each of the 4 characters of the story.
Hopefully Quantic Dream will not stop there and will countinue to make games like this. You decide the fate of this amazing storyline. Enjoy !
I've been looking through the lower reviews and some of you do not know what you are talking about. Heavy rain is one of the best games out there. It was meant to be an interactive movie. All of the things you do tie into the plot. Like the beginning, it shows what a happy life Ethan has. But later his life is terrible. Everything fits together perfectly. And for the person who played for 20 min you have to get farther for more action. So in my conclusion, Better than MW2, L4D2, and Uncharted 2.
Heavy Rain is a nail-biting, edge of your seat thriller. Fans of the movies Saw, and Se7en will surely have a great time playing / watching this story unfold. Everyone will play the game a little different than the person before you, with the chance of different out-comes, of situations, and endings. The possibilties are endless. I give this game a solid 9 and the only reason I didn't give it a ten would be for the fact, that 2 play throughs is about all it's good for. If I would of dropped 60 on this game and finished the first night like I did. I would of wanted my money back. But this is a great rental and I would recommend it to all my freinds. Enjoy, and get ready to get soaked.