Excerpt: So you’ve tried out all that the PlayStation Move party games have to offer. You’ve done everything from swatting bugs and disc golf on ice to grooming virtual pets and shooting cardboard cut-outs. It’s time to see what the PlayStation Move can do when teamed up with the creative geniuses at Quantic Dream.
Conclusion: , which you can read on this site as well. My main focus was to discuss how the introduction of the PlayStation MOVE controller has changed the experience you get from this game. Overall, the motions for the game are a bit difficult and will take multiple tries before you get them right. However once you get the hang of the special motions, you’ll found that the MOVE controller creates a more unique experience than that of the DualShock 3/SIXAXIS controller.
Excerpt: How far would you be willing to go to save someone you loved? How far would you be willing to push someone else to do the same? Could you sit by and witness someone sink to the lowest depths of desperation? That's the long and short of Heavy Rain . It's a game about exploring how far, and how deep, characters and players are willing to go in a videogame and see what sort of person would come back from those depths.
Thriller about kid killer with gore and sex is not for kids.
Common Sense Media
3 July 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that the emotional thriller Heavy Rain has a dark story surrounding a serial killer who murders children. With a storyline like that, you know this isn't a game for young players. You play as four characters trying to stop the murders. The game features near photorealistic graphics that show blood and violence; although the characters you control aren't usually responsible for these actions (most are in cutscenes or observed in the real-time...
Conclusion: Heavy Rain is a perfect example of the future of videogames, because unlike most titles on the market it tries to give gamers a unique experience. With its dark tone and slow paced gameplay it will not be for everyone, but anyone who starts playing will instantly become locked into the world. Without question, Heavy Rain is a must play for PS3 owners and Quantic Dream has raised the bar on cinematic gaming. This one is definitely worth your hard earned bucks.
Excerpt: I have long been intrigued by Heavy Rain. Early screenshots of the game projected a beautiful, life-like game that showed off the potential of the PS3. Subsequent information got me even more excited. Heavy Rain is a murder mystery that includes roughly 24 separate endings, a large cast of interesting characters and a storyline that honestly puts most Hollywood films to shame.
Summary: " Heavy Rain " is a fascinating experience. Any one interested in games as a story telling device or wanting to inform themselves of a broader understanding of the word ‘game’ should defiantly experience what it offers. Honestly I would even recommend it to those usually uninterested in these aspects of the medium to better inform their understanding of where (at least one branch of) it could go in the future.
Excerpt: Heavy Rain is Quantic Dream’s latest attempt to blend traditional gaming and cinematic conventions, and also delivers one of the best experiences you’ll find this generation. It’s unlike anything else on the market today, and the only game that comes anywhere close to its QTE/context-based control and movie-esque art direction is their previous effort, Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit outside North America).