Interactive Dramatic Thriller.... not just a movie
posted by dewwy578 (BRISTOL, CT) Feb 25, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
Heavy Rain is a great game. For people who think it is just like a movie and there is no point in getting this game, you're wrong. The game's length for one is different. The game is about 20 times the length of a movie (depending on how you play it) which is around 40 hours. So you go find a movie that is that in-depth like Heavy Rain. Also, you basically are the director for the game. When has there ever been a movie that went exactly the way you wanted it to. That's right, never. You are engaged in it the whole time. There were some parts where I didn't think anything was going to happen but it turned out there was something. One flaw is that the writing is sometimes hard to read when you have to pick something to say but I might just not have a big enough tv. And the controls are wierd but the thing that stands out the most is the walking. Literally walking. You can't run, and you have to use R2. There is one more thing. You can count this as really bad or really good. It makes you feel way more attached than a movie ever could. Overall, I would give it a 9.3/10. Oh and just a warning. If you get a piece of paper inside besides the manual, don't fold it up. Wait for the prompting on-screen once you put it in unless you don't want the origami figure.
posted by lownbreezy (MISSOURI CITY, TX) Feb 25, 2010
Member since Apr 2006
I am very impressed with this game overall. It LOOKS great! It plays like controlling a tank though. When walking around the character sometimes reminds me of Skate 2 when you jump of your board. A run button should have been in this one thats for sure!
The gameplay of this game is what will turn a lot of people off I think. This game isnt much on gameplay as it is reaction. Remember Dragons Lair the old arcade game? Well if you liked that game you will love this game! Its just watching a movie and pressing the requested button within the time given. For me this type of game quickly turns it into a "I want to keep playing to see the ending" and not "I want to keep playing because I am enjoying playing"
But the graphics and story and originality of this game set it apart and dont get me wrong it is a definate play for any PS3 owner! Just be aware of what this game is all about beforehand and you wont be dissapointed.