Summary: JASON! JASON? JASON! JASON! JASON!!! This game is good but kind of weird. The beginning of the game is kind of lame but then starts to pick up the pace...it's the cop, that's all you need to know
Unique experience with dividing Gameplay (If you can call it that)
William James, Amazon
21 September 2014
Summary: From the reviews, you can guess ths is a mixed bag. While I don't think it's as great or innovative as many people claim it to be,(the same company made a very similar game called Fahrenheit a few years before), it is not as bad as others claim either. It falls in between.
Excellent concept, plot and graphics but poor execution
18 June 2014
Summary: I have particularly mixed feelings about Heavy Rain. I was initially intrigued by reviews detailing how much control the player has over decisions and game/story progression for a total of around 17 possible endings.
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.
Summary: The proverbial 'interactive movie', Heavy Rain undoubtedly had the potential to be brilliant. Unfortunately, most of that potential is squandered by sloppy writing, ridiculous twists and stretching it's thin concept too far. The game isn't a total loss, though.
not a fun game, but a successful one in several ways
Happy Tronukkah!, Amazon
6 December 2010
Summary: There has been a lot of talk about Heavy Rain being a glimpse of the future of video games. A game that expands the possibilities of video games as a medium to tell a story. This is true in some ways. Heavy Rain feels experimental, and it succeeds in a lot of its experiments.
Summary: The premise of this game is awesome...an "adult" (by that, I mean mature, non-cartoony subject matter) game that explores themes of grief, loss, death, psychological pain, crime, mystery, etc. And it's very well executed. Great storytelling. But I just had a hard time getting into it.
Summary: ...2 stars for the rest. Its layout is much too rigid. Movement is awkward and clunky, difficult to adjust to, and then there's only so much freedom. Too linear for my taste, and I didn't like how it jumps from character to character. I like the characters, just not how they are set up to be played.