Summary: Well, I finished it, and I still hate it. I first tried this game one year ago and couldn't get past the frustration induced by the first few chapters. At that time I rated the game a mere 2/10.
Summary: This really felt like watching a very slow movie with penalties for not pushing the correct button at the correct moment. Boring, easy and not rewarding.
Pros: Good story. Nice graphics.
Cons: The story was the only interesting part of the game. I found the control mechanics unexciting and counter intuitive. Most of the time is spent on tasks which contribute nothing to the ultimate story flow.
Summary: Was going to return it for a replacement because of the large cut, but considered it not worth the cost since it would be almost as much as the price of the game for the return shipping. I expect better from newegg... as I rarely have a problem with anything I get from them.
Pros: -Great Story -Amazing Graphics -Works with Playstation Move
Cons: -None except that the game came with a huge deep cut along the back top of the case
Summary: bought this game and started playing it for 15 minutes and it got stuck, had to reset my ps3. tried again and everything was fine until about 30 minutes later it got to the loading part where a face comes up in the screen and fkn gets stuck again!
Summary: Unfamiliar methods of character movement. R2 to walk? You can only walk while holding R2. Left and Right analog sticks don't work as expected. Game not very interesting and slow. Take a piss, brush your teeth, take a shower? Even tried to wash hands after pissing, but even that wasn't an option LOL!
Summary: Heavy Rain, like many other reviews have mentioned, is a cinematic thriller. At first, after getting use to the controls, I was interested in the game play since it is certainly different from typical games. However, after finishing the game in less than 10 hours, I really found it to be a hassle.
"Interactive Drama" should be "Click-through Drama"
Michelle Uhrick, Amazon
21 April 2010
Summary: Pros: - Plot - Uniqueness Cons: - Characters - Dialogue - Button Sequences I'm normally a huge lover of alternative games, from Fatal Frame to Fallout. I thought I would love the interactive crime-solving aspect of this game.
Summary: For my review, I'll paste an (edited) version of a couple IM chats I had while trying to get into this game. 5/5/14: The game is a bold experiment, I guess. But the ridiculousness of the controls undermines the grim story.