Not much of a game, but an average detective movie.
2 December 2013
Summary: This game is overrated and should not be recommended to "gamers". Instead, it should be recommended to fans of mystery/crime/detective movies with extreme patience. Imagine watching an 8 hour detective movie. That's what this is, except it will move at an excruciatingly slow pace since you will control your characters movements and responses (and they can't run, they walk... slowly... very slowly).
Summary: This game has a good story that is truly engaging. However, at times it can be hard to get past the extremely poor execution of controlling the characters. Frequently, the control indicators are either to hard to seem because of the background or are simply out of view for the camera. This can be extremely frustrating when mistakes can have huge impacts later in the game.
Summary: I just bought this game yesterday and waited 2 hours for the update. I started it and right off the bat I could tell this game is something different. It is REALLY SLOW so far. Im hoping it picks up the pace because if it is just walking around and making decisions for the rest of the game I am taking it back.
Summary: I felt this game is terribly overrated. The premise behind the game is great, but the execution is just not up to par. There just aren't enough options offered at key moments and the ones that are there don't affect the storyline nearly enough; many times you don't really have a choice when you really should. The other annoying aspect of the gameplay is that you can't skip past cinematics that you've already watched, and cinematics are about 90% of the game.
Summary: Just got done playing Heavy Rain and while the graphics were unbelievable, I'm left wondering did I really just waste 5 hours of my life playing this. Thank god I rented and did not buy because there is no way I would ever pay $60 for this game. The first run through is great at some points it gets monotonous but if you finish and think playing again making different choices is really going to affect the outcome you are sadly mistaken.
Summary: The premise of a game that changes with your decisions was what drew me in to buy this acclaimed title. However, the only major changes to the story occur if you make too many mistakes and one of the main characters dies. I was kind of hoping major story changes like in Blade Runner for the PC. In Blade Runner everytime you play it, it's a different story. In one occasion I ended up discovering that I the player was a replicant.