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Heavy Reign

posted by Keviathan (FLINT, MI) Feb 23, 2010

Member since Aug 2009

15 out of 25 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

You are on the hunt for the Origami Killer! Will he/she take more lives or will you put an end to this evil? Use your investigation skills correctly and you will slowly unfold the tale of this murderous monster.

Say what you will but I have never played a game that truly makes you feel an emotional connection with the characters. Heavy Rain breaks all video game barriers with wonderful voice acting, life-like graphics, and a story with almost endless twists & turns.

The idea to this game is completely fresh and new, you control everything your character does. From taking a breath on your inhaler to all out brawls with disgruntled villains. The outcome to this game is all within your hands. You control multiple characters and if one of them dies, the story continues on without them. Thus leaving multiple possibilities for endings!

The only downfall to this game is it's not much of a huge challenge but that's not the point, I think we're supposed to take our time and appreciate this beautiful game and connect with the characters. Although sometimes I will admit it can be a tricky game if you don't stay alert, so be ready for anything!

My final conclusion is buy this game, it has great replay value and it's going to be a timeless classic for the PS3.

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great the first time around

posted by cactusaz (PRESCOTT, AZ) Mar 4, 2010

Member since Sep 2009

12 out of 20 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I have to say this game is different from your average game. It is very enjoyable the first time around, but once you're done with it the impact that it created is no longer there. I would still have to say this is a must play game but it is more of a rental rather than a must buy. Thanks to gamefly we can all save some cash and still get to play some of the highly talked games and choose to keep it afterward or return it and continue our journey. The game would get a 8 rating but trying to go for all the endings just started to seem like a bothersome chore. If you're deciding whether to play this game or not I would say give it a shot, it is a great game worth playing once, maybe even twice...but not worth buying or keeping.

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An Entirely New Genre

posted by Josh11 (TALLAHASSEE, FL) Mar 23, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

11 out of 20 gamers (55%) found this review helpful

Heavy Rain is not without its faults, and I'd rather get those out of the way first. Controlling the characters feels sloppy at times, facial expressions occasionally appear deadpan destroying the immersion, and the build up in the story is slow at first.

That being said, Heavy Rain is a game you definitely should rent. Essentially, it's like an interactive choose your own adventure novel with really good graphics. The story is interesting, and once you get rid of the annoying kids, the characters are well crafted.

+: New Style of Gameplay, Graphics, Story, Atmosphere
-: Controls, Pacing, the Kids, Limited Replay Value

Overall: Definitely Rent!

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