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GF Rating
8.1

25843 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

must buy for anyone that likes any kind of mystery

posted by StoryJudge (FLORENCE, TX) Jun 20, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

after i finished the game i was left speechless. that is hard to do. the game has many ways to end the game. you might find out who it is and have all the characters alive, or you might not figure out who is the killer and wont save the boy. but remember this, if you die, that character is dead. but thats the fun in it, there are consiquences. if that happens, you just have to keep playing. thats all im writing about this. the final report basicly sums it up.
FR: just like the title says, must buy. if you like to see how the story unfolds this is still fun. if you dont like playing and like watching, this is for you. it is like any cop drama show thats on tv

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fresh-n-Easy

posted by xPoWPoWx (HENDERSON, NV) Mar 15, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

7 out of 13 gamers (54%) found this review helpful

This game as you already know is purely cinematics. Cant stress that enough. if you are the type of gamer that cuts to the chase and skips passed the cut scenes of a game, this is definately not for you. As for the rest of you this game offers a very deep, methodical story, that keeps you interested and wanting to see what happens next. The game play starts out dull then becomes natural after the first few chapters. As you reach the ending the controls are just repetitive, useless and dull once again. The game was fun and worth the rent but when I was near the end I was just wanting it to be finished. Its a nice new genre, but I doubt it will catch on to well. I recomend the rent, but personally after I had finished I am glad i hadn't purchsed it, as it offers re-play to only the biggest of fans. I rate this game a 8.5 since it is a step in a new directiion... -P.S. PARENTS DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS RENT THIS GAME. IT CONTAINS VERY VULGAR LANGUAGE. FULL ON NUDITY AND A PLAYABLE INTENSE LOVE SCENE.....

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GF Rating
7

Good

Brilliant... but boring

posted by DoubleGulp (TUCSON, AZ) Feb 27, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

17 out of 33 gamers (52%) found this review helpful

I'll hand it to Quantic Dream, they've created a fascinating and unique game. Unfortunately at times the game can be somewhat irritating and dull too.

First off the positives. Heavy Rain is beautiful. The characters and settings look realistic and highly detailed. It's very easy to find yourself staring at the surroundings and ignoring the actual gameplay. The facial animation and texturing I thought was done exceptionally well for the characters. The graphics on this game were very polished.

The story in heavy rain was also engrossing, the characters were unique and evoked emotion from the player. I enjoyed the way they handled storytelling by jumping from one character's vignette to the next but still keeping them tied in to the underlying story.

The big weakness in heavy rain was also it's greatest strength. That is it's attention to detail. We all take for granted are daily tasks and our movements in general. When those things are replicated in game via quicktime actions, it tends to get tedious. Movements like taking your walled out of your pocket, brushing your teeth, turning the car ignition and putting it into drive. Each one has a set movement during the game and it can really make the game monotonous at points.

The controls for moving the character could also be very irritating, I often found it hard to get maneuvered around the simplest of objects as moving the stick slightly to the left would often times have me walk into a completely opposite direction down a hall I did not wish to go.

Overall though, complaints aside, Heavy Rain is a game that really should be played by anyone who enjoys a well told story. Like any good book or movie, there will often times be lulls, but it the long run it really doesn't take from the experience as a whole.

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