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Heavy Rain: The Taxidermist
6.8* out of 10

Heavy Rain: The Taxidermist

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Overall 5

Expert Review

5 May 2010
  • Summary: The success of Heavy Rain hinged on its ability to pull you into its world. Deftly weaving realistic characters with memorable events and giving you control over how the dire situations played out, this crime drama was able to establish a strong emotional connection despite an abundance of dangling story threads.
  • Pros: Creepy atmosphere and tense moments, Same great production values and smart context-sensitive controls as main game, Five different endings
  • Cons: Overpriced at $5, Takes 15 minutes your first time through and less than 30 to see every ending, No further development of Madison's character or the overlying world, Action sequence too closely mimics sections from the original game
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Overall 7

Heavy Rain Chronicles Episode 1: The Taxidermist

Gamer Limit
4 April 2010
  • Excerpt: There have been few games quite as polarising as Heavy Rain this generation. While some scathed its claims to be the next leap in interactive entertainment, I thoroughly enjoyed it despite some of its apparent flaws – the pause menu alone was simply dazzling. Despite the game’s charting success, Quantic Dream has already ruled out the possibility of a direct sequel and will instead release a series of episodic downloads entitled Heavy Rain Chronicles , each focusing on a...
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Overall 7
Gameplay 8
Looks 9

Heavy Rain: The Taxidermist (PS3) - Review

28 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The Taxidermist is the first of the Heavy Rain Chronicles- standalone downloadable scenes in the style of Heavy Rain, and following the lives of its characters, before the events of the main game. This episode has you playing as Madison Paige, news reporter and shameless sex object, as she investigates a taxidermist whom she suspects may be the Origami Killer.
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Review: Heavy Rain Chronicles Episode 1: The Taxidermist (Sony PS3)

Diehard GameFAN
27 March 2010
  • Summary: Heavy Rain Chronicles Episode One: The Taxidermist is as fun to play as its title is a mouth full. This short stand-alone episodic content basically distills the core Heavy Rain game to its purest essence, highlighting the best aspects of the game while having very little of the elements people have chosen to criticize. Each playthrough is roughly thirty minutes long and there are five different endings that you can get.
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Overall 6

PS3 Review – Heavy Rain Chronicles: The Taxidermist

PlayStation LifeStyle
11 March 2010
  • Summary: After year’s of waiting Heavy Rain finally hit the PlayStation 3 lastRead the full article…
  • Cons: Can be finished in 10-15 minutes, Voice acting is sub-par
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