The only reason why i'm comparing it to The Sims (and other games of that sort) is because of the tedious "actions" you control over the characters. Who would've ever thought that,for example, cooking eggs in a video game would be fun??? Though it may seem mundane to actually have to partake in such activities, it does go along with the story fittingly. I mean, you are INVOLVED in this game/movie. You're never really sure when to put the controller down for a second. What first appears to be a cut scene, often turns out to be a continued part of the game play. There were times when i screamed out "Oh (beep).... i'm still playing!" Then quickly had realized that i missed out on whatever option that just popped up on the screen. So...if you need to take a break from playing....PAUSE THE GAME!!! DO NOT WALK AWAY FOR A FEW SECONDS THINKING YOU HAVE TIME!!! I just finished the game (great ending btw) and i'm looking forward to playing it again. Just to see what differences there are based on the decisions that are made throughout the game. As everyone pretty much has already stated, it's really not for everyone. It's like The Sims got together with C.S.I. and had a baby named Heavy Rain : ) This is my first review for any game, so obviously i liked it enough to write this.
posted by berserk84 (NEW HYDE PARK, NY) Feb 25, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
Lets just start off by saying wow,woah and omg!Heavy Rain is one heck of a game.Its non stop adrenaline pumping game,mystery,suspense and drama,It also show how far one can go to save dear love one.
I have PS3 and Xbox 360.I put Heavy Rain right up there with Mass Effect 2 and Uncharted 2,but even better.Note that this game is for a more mature crowd due to the violence and sexuality.Heavy Rain is and was so good that i played from sun rise to sun set non-stop,it so amazingly i just couldn't let go of the controller.
If you choose to buy,this game will totally not let you down and its also a great rental,i myself would love to hold on to the longer but in the end i got to knock games of my gameQ list.
First of all let me start off by saying that this game is not for everybody, and that's okay because those that don't like it, probably will never play it. The game has a very interesting concept and is very storyline driven. The story pulls you in and you begin to care about the characters, which makes it really intense when a character is staring death in the eyes in the game, and if you mess up there is a chance that your character might be dead for good in the story. As for the sound, the music really goes with the moods of the game. The graphics are top notch, even though there might be some slight blemishes. The way the faces of people are portrayed and expressions and everything, I must say is the best I've ever seen in a videogam; the absolute closest we have gotten to real life. The gameplay and controls are really nice and intuitive and everything works just fine. The use of the SIXAXIS remote is also nicely incorporated. My only major complaint about the game is the camera. There are some parts where the camera just doesn't cooperate, but it still works out in the end, because it's worth getting through the camera troubles to play this amazing game. Once you get hooked on the story, there's no way you'll put it down.