Now, mind you, I am going by this on experience of the demo, but Heavy Rain is the most exciting (and most different) game this year for the PS3. Its enough to make Xbox 360 only owners mad with rage.
This game is sure to attract the avid & hardcore gamer with pure interest, as well as any fan of a suspense thriller (movie, novel, etc.). The game revolves around four officers and investigators searching for clues and whereabouts to the origami killer. But enough with the story right now, lets get to the bulk of it: graphics & controls!
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A HDTV TO REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE THE GRAPHICS, BUT IF YOU HAVE A REGULAR TV, ITS OK.
The graphics are truly life-like. Sharp, elegant, and perfect. Along with the game's music score, it brings a true feel to that of playing out a game like a real life movie!
The controls are definitely a true first: everything, and I do mean everything, is based on your decision! from opening the car door, to taking a puff of antihistamine for asthma, to leaving some money on the table, to taking a part in ducking, weaving, and attacking someone in a fight, its one of the first games since god of war where your analog stick and every button is utilized throughout every movement of the game.
If you enjoy a game that allows you to think on your toes, and helps you use your brain a lot more than a average shooter or sim would, I definitely consider this a Buy! If you rent it, wait for it to go down in the keep price and buy it! Oh, did I mention I read that there's no game over at all in this game? That's right: NO GAME OVER WHATSOEVER! If you get knocked down, you just get knocked down and the game continues (a la GTA titles, somewhat).
Heavy Rain is great, The one thing that I don't care too much for is that you can not run, So getting around can be slow. The story and gameplay easily make up for it though, I couldn't get away from my tv yesterday, I almost called in sick for work just to keep playing. The whole game is just so interesting and at the end of each chapter you just want more ! If you like mystery adventure then do yourself a favor and pick this game up ! It's insane, I got to stop writing this to so I can fire it up right now ! Mystery....Murders....Love,,,,Action.... OMG I CAN'T STOP !!! I GOT TO GO BYE !