Conclusion: Heavy Rain is a vast leap in drawing believable digital performances from actors, managing to invoke empathy as the story develops, causing what would be a so-so movie narrative, to flourish as a genuinely memorable and affecting videogame.
Summary: While Heavy Rain succeeds in giving players more control over the narrative, the results of this experimental game are mixed. The game’s choose-your-own-adventure approach sometimes results in questionable plot devices and redundant story threads that make it feel more like a pulpy dime novel than a...
Excerpt: Bing! “Thank you for supporting interactive drama!” chimes the PSN trophy. David Cage is very comfortable with what his latest project has become and is unafraid to define it. Heavy Rain may take some time to gather momentum but once it’s rolling, you’ll be powerless to stop it.
Excerpt: Or: Man, This Rain Weighs A LOT Heavy Rain is a PS3 exclusive and the newest endeavor from “interactive drama” creators Quantic Dream, whose previous works include Indigo Prophecy or as its known in other areas Fahrenheit.
Excerpt: This beginning highlights a couple of things that are good, and a couple of things that don’t quite work, with Heavy Rain . Firstly, it does a fine job of showcasing what the game has in store for the player, giving them a pretty comprehensive tutorial of the kind of actions they’re going to have to...
Heavy Rain Chronicles: Episode 1 - The Taxidermist
29 March 2010
Conclusion: Just like Heavy Rain, The Taxidermist DLC is designed to be played through multiple times. If you decide to play through it only once, it can take you anywhere from 25-35 minutes to complete.
Conclusion: Outside of a few small issues (the uncanny-valley character faces and voice acting) and a couple medium ones (two uninteresting central characters and game-ending glitches), the games strong plot; beautiful background graphics and surprising replay value make this game a must-play.