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Heavy Rain, an 'experience' that goes beyond conventional thought 0

 Every game is an experience. There are games that every gamer should play if you like FPS, Puzzles, MMO, Action-Adventure etc. etc., and there are a select few that EVERY gamer should play. Welcome in Heavy Rain.Described as an 'Interactive Drama,' Heavy Rain in it's basic concept is a choose your own adventure book, but think with the leaps and bounds that the latest Star Trek movie is compared to the Original Series. The story goes on no-matter what happens, there is no sense of losi...

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A flawed gem. 0

 As one of the most hyped and well-received cinematic games of 2010, it's easy to expect nothing short of a Stanley-Kubrick-quality tour de force from Heavy Rain. It's admittedly unfair to expect Quantic Dream to release an Oscar-caliber screenplay in the shell of a choose-your-own-adventure video game. But at the same time, for a game that has been so heavily hyped specifically for its characters and storytelling, the reality of playing Heavy Rain can be a little disappointing for those expecti...

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A step on the path 0

Heavy Rain is the most recent video game from French developer Quantic Dream, and continues development along the same lines as their previous title, cult favorite Indigo Prophecy, making gameplay take an extreme backseat to storytelling.  Heavy Rain aspires to be an interactive story, and by and large it succeeds; often times during a playthrough, I didn't feel like I was playing a video game, but that I was a part of a story-telling experience.  However, Quantic Dreams is a victim of its own s...

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A Unique Gaming Experience Unlike Anything I've Ever Played 0

Heavy Rain comes to us from Quantic Dream, the same studio that brought us Indigo Prophecy (reviewed here just before Christmas), and it is available on PS3 now. I got my copy on launch day, but have yet to claim my bonus content. I played the demo a month ago and already had my thoughts on it, time to see how the real McCoy stacks up.Just a warning: As the game is so plot-centric, this review will inevitably contain spoilers. First off, I have to mention this: Reading yesterday over at The Sixt...

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Does choices better than any other game 0

I have honestly never cared so much about my choices in a video game. Usually killing someone is what you do in just about every playable moment in any other game, but here, you get to know the characters. The main idea isn't to kill everyone in sight; the idea is to make sure nothing happens to one of the four main characters you control. The part of the game to which I am referring is a scene where Ethan Mars (or rather, you) have to chose whether or not to let someone live. I had to pause the...

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Review: Heavy Rain 0

(Read the original review on my blog)   It's ironic that I should be writing about a game featuring the worst virtual weather of this generation while enjoying a beautiful almost-spring day outside. The sun is shining, plants are growing, birds are chirping, dogs are barking, and all of this topped off by two men wielding chainsaws somewhere up the street. Indeed, there is no better way to enjoy the great outdoors like wearing in your brand new power tools. Great job guys. I hope that fallen tre...

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I want more games like this 0

I really enjoyed this game. It's an achievement in storytelling that they were able to give me a complete story arch that thematically fit together and I have to imagine that that's not just because I was lucky and got the only well-written ending. The gameplay is intense; even when you succeed each little step of the quicktime you dont feel like you succeeded as much as you feel like you avoided dying. The truth may be that its actually quite hard (I played on Normal) to die but thats not how i...

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You people really think this is a good story? Honestly? No lie? 0

The ShortPros- Offers a unique and new attempt to evolve the adventure game genre- Claims to be a game focusing on its story, which in theory I'm all for- Quick time event based scenes, while sounding bad on paper, actually work pretty well- Decisions/mistakes you make a permanent, and shape the story accordingly- Several of the setpieces are thrilling and look greatCons- Story is unbelievably awful, filled with plot holes, bad writing, inconsistent characters, and just shoddy work overall- Blat...

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Different is sometimes good? 0

This be the long awaited PS3 exclusive from developer Quantic Dream. The follow up to their awesome Indigo Prophecy(Fahrenheit in the UK), this follows a much different story. One that I enjoyed immensely, 8/10. The Good – Something…different. This isn’t your traditional game, in fact, I think it’s hard to explain the gameplay and make it sound exciting. That’s because the actual gameplay isn’t, it’s the story, the situations, the conflicts that your characters run into that make it ...

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Not quite right 0

Someone once said once you've done 90 percent of the work of making a game you've got 90 percent of the work left.  Heavy rain is proof of that addage.  For as close as it comes to creating a sort of interactive mystery-thriller experience small annoyances really eat at the game.      The game really brings the power of the PS3 to bear and creates a pretty cool game world.  And it has you do some pretty mundane things throughout the game.  It begins with the player waking up and having a shower,...

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An interesting concept, but the story really has issues 0

Debate about the polarizing "Heavy Rain" often focuses upon whether a game composed largely of quick time events can even be considered a game. Reviewers are so busy either defending or condemning the game's mechanics that few people have had a chance to point out the game's biggest problem – mediocre story and writing. An adventure game like Heavy Rain ultimately flies as high as its fiction. In this case, it's – eh – not all that high. The story isn't the emotionally stirring masterpiece exper...

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Heavy Rain Takes the Player for a Ride 0

  What could easily be described as an interactive drama film Noir, packing an intense punch with it's beautiful stylized graphics, unique player interaction method and a story that will leave you on the edge of your seat till the final curtain has dropped. Brought to you by the fine folks who created Indigo Prophecy, QuanticDream brings a stellar performance to it's roster. Some would call Heavy Rain a life simulator, allowing you to carry out the various everyday actions of the games four char...

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Not too Shabby 0

    I enjoy most games and I especially like to check out games that are doing something different or trying something new for the video game enthusiast.  Heavy Rain does this on several different levels, but the most important part is they make the game/story fun to play.  The story itself is well done for video game standards but is lacking that next level that some games have achieved.  The different paths you can take by your choices or lack of is pretty cool and different than playing ...

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A step forward not a giant leap 0

 Heavy Rain is a difficult nut to crack. On many levels, the latest Sony exclusive for the Playstation 3, is a breath of fresh air that updates an old game style for today's modern gamers but its not a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination, regardless of what some people would have you believe. Developer Quantic Dream would like you to call Heavy Rain an Interactive Drama, I prefer the term I grew up with when playing games of this sort, Adventure game. It is what Quantic Dream's last g...

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Heavy Rain Review 0

Heavy Rain is tough to review, since it isn’t exactly a game in the normal sense of the word. The developers tout it as interactive drama, and for the most part that is exactly what it is. I felt I was more an influence for the characters decisions than I was actually playing them. Despite that, there really isn’t anything quite like this out there and it is a harrowing experience, but not in a bad way. You’ll take the reins of mainly four different characters, all with their own motivations to...

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A heavy rain that can't be missed 0

Heavy Rain is not the typical game.  You don't collect coins, beat up guys or finish missions.  It calls itself an interactive drama and Quantic Dream are the pioneers to bascially a quck time event based adventure game.  First off i will say i am a huge fan of QuanticDream, their first game of this genre, Indigo Prochecy (or Farenheit as it is called in Europe) was a real fresh and progressive take on the adventure series. Yet the story lacked a solid ending.  Heavy Rain builds on what they lea...

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"Don't cry, it's not THAT bad..." 0

We’ve all heeded the meteorologists’ reports and stocked up on bread and water, and it’s finally here; <em>Heavy Rain</em> has reached PS3 owners. With its promise of a new gaming experience and unique, mature presentation for storytelling, developers Quantic Dream hope to deliver something never really seen before. But does it have us crying buckets or is it a complete washout?First things first, <em>Heavy Rain</em> <em>is</em> a game, but not in the sense we...

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Heavy Rain Review 0

In an industry bursting at the seams from obscure genres (take a bow, Rogue-Likes) it can be slightly depressing when a game feels it’s necessary to create another of its own. However, often these risk-taking developers strike gold and Heavy Rain is one of these cases. It is also one of those cases which is ridiculously hard to review without spoiling the story. I won’t reveal any of it here, only that while it stumbles upon the occasional plot hole and misses out large chunks, the game spins a ...

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You're So Vain... 0

Heavy Rain, like all video games really, is about illusion.  You are led to believe your choices matter, and fret about each choice, knowing well that you have to choose fast before the game makes a decision for you, but the illusion breaks apart somewhat at the end. In the first third of the game, as you get to know the main 4 characters and the plot threads start, this game is a 5 star game for me, taking the interactive story genre to new heights.  Mundane scenes, where you do very little int...

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A stunning interactive experience. 0

  It's not very often that a video game comes along that delivers something so unique, innovative and fresh that gamers can only help but take notice. French developer Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain is one such example. Written and directed by CEO David Cage, who has been at the forefront of lavishing as much attention to his game as possible, and rightfully so, the “interactive drama video game” is a tense and dramatic thriller with its footing in brand new territory in terms of interactive ent...

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Some weather were havin 0

 As the medium of video games mature we will start to see more finely crafted stories, characters, and control schemes. Heavy Rain takes a big step forward toward seeing that future. Heavy Rain takes just about any control style your familiar with a throws it out the window, that doesn't always help the game but it does provide an unquestionably "fresh" experience.The way you interface with Heavy Rain is something that can be very polarizing. The game is usually at a fixed camera angle an...

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Your Story 0

I'll be honest, when I first started playing this game, I nearly sent it back. The beginning dares you to put it down and do something else.   But then, some part of me decided to give it a legitimate chance. So, I put it back in my PS3 and gave it an hour. Then, I gave it another hour. And then... well, I didn't put it down until it was finished.   The story inches it's feelers onto you and pulls you in without you even realizing it. You somehow find yourself playing just to see the next seen...

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Make your own history 0

For some people and even experienced players the game can be a little weird , the way you move  , the action and the search for clues in the crime scene . There are four characters , and the history is divided by chapters  , you change character when you advance to the next chapter , and one of the coolest things in Heavy Rain is that  even little acts can change the whole history and if you die with one character there isn't a  way to go back ,  the character dies and you continue playing with ...

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Heavy Rain - Great Experience, Average Game 0

 The struggle between video games and movies have raged for years. It seems impossible for filmmakers to adapt video game storylines and characters into a decent film, and video games based on movies are often rushed and unplayable. Heavy Rain is a truly unique experience because it has an extremely cinematic plot and appearance, unlike anything that has been seen before in gaming. Unfortunately, the actual gameplay isn’t as smooth or interesting as the appearance, making Heavy Rain a tough game...

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A merging between platformer and point-and-click genres. 0

Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain for the PS3 boasts a unique kind of gameplay: combining platform style navigation with the gameplay mechanics of a point-and-click adventure game. The game’s plot has the player assume the role of various characters all of which are, in one way or another, involved with the case of serial murders committed by a culprit known only as the Origami Killer. The story is broken up into sections, each one being archived and free to be revisited once you have cleared them for...

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Inclement weather has never been so good 0

Heavy Rain is an experience not often found in the gaming world. A gripping narrative unfolds that instills a sense of emotional attachment to the characters, plot, and decisions being made. The feeling of uncertainty and curiosity that accompanies the player throughout the entire journey is something that places Heavy Rain above the average video game.The plot revolves around a serial killer abducting young boys and slowly drowning them over a period of several days. The story is told through t...

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Late Bird Reviews: Heavy Rain 0

  A several months after its release, I finally got down to playing through Heavy Rain, the mystery thriller developed by Quantic Dream. I remember playing the other game they developed, Indigo Prophecy, and getting the same sense of satisfaction mixed with disappointment after finishing Heavy Rain. The game is good. It’s not really a game, but is nonetheless a worthwhile experience on the PS3, in my opinion. However, some issues come into play in the gameplay, presentation, and storytelling th...

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Heavy Rain is as innovative as it is breathtaking 0

The thing that really drives this game is the storyline. If you have any kind of curiosity, or find yourself drawn to complex yet mysteries plots, you will be drawn in pretty fast. We are talking pretty edge-of-your-seat and pretty heart-pounding, through all but the most apathetic points of the game. Due to the control system, and having to control pretty much every aspect of the characters' lives, we're talking about some pretty run-of-the-mill, taking a shower and shaving, everyday life parts...

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Best PlayStation game since UnCharted 0

7 things About the game. 1. Great, movie like story. 2. Great acting. 3. Great Graphics.4. Easy Game play controllers ( I play with one hand due to a physical Disability.) 5. Short.  6. Better Rent instead of buy. 7. At least it will have DLC. ...

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