posted by chatterx (FREDERICKTOWN, MO) Oct 22, 2014
Member since Nov 2013
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There comes a time when a game comes out and is so unique and so well put together that it just screams must play. This is one of those games.
Heavy rain is different from most games. It's not the typical action game but it rather plays out like a movie. You get to decide the path the movie goes. The graphics are top notch in this game and the voice over and sound effects are pretty much spot on.
The controls are a bit awkward at first and the storyline is a bit slow in the beginning but give it time and you will soon be hooked as what really draws you into Heavy Rain. That is the storyline.
I rarely buy games; however, this is one I had to have in my collection.
I've been renting from Gamefly for many years. This is one of only two games I've ever opted to keep.
Graphics are great, story is great, acting is great. But the real reason the GAME is great is that it puts pressure on you to make big decisions, and the decisions you make change the course of the story and the game. There are 18 different endings!
What I really like is that you can just keep playing from beginning to end, all without having to go back to a save because you died. You've got four characters and if one of them dies, you can just go right on playing. You haven't lost -- you've just changed the course of events! I suggest you approach the game the same way. It really makes everything you do seem all the more consequential. It also makes the whole thing much more replayable.