Summary: In the end, Rain is a beautifully crafted game on the PlayStation 3 which proves that sometimes less is more. It is well narrated and features some sturdy gameplay that I could happily recommend to all gamers who want something a little different.
Excerpt: Rain plays like a children's picture book, which isn't a bad thing. It's a haunting, emotional journey into'a world of childhood anxiety and melancholy. From the first two notes of Claude Debussy's 'Clair de Lune,' the mood is set.
Conclusion: It’s an ideal balance for the tone-poem vibe Rain goes all-in on, and that harmony of design makes it memorable long past the afternoon it takes to complete. To anything more would defeat the purpose.
Excerpt: It's evident right from the moment you start Rain ; the new downloadable platformer from Sony that it wants nothing more than to be thought of as the next great art game. It struggles so desperately to be thought of in the same vein as games like Flower, The Unfinished Swan and Journey as a games...
Excerpt: When Rain was announced at Gamescom 2012 I couldn't help but get a bit excited. The last C.A.M.P. game I had played was Tokyo Jungle which, while unpolished, is one of the most unique and consistently fun titles I've played in years.
Summary: Sony has a stable of impressive top-tier game franchises -- Uncharted , Killzone , God of War , the kind of blockbuster productions every console needs to open eyelids among the mainstream users.
Summary: With an emotional story and great sense of style, Rain should be one of this year's best games. Unfortunately it's marred by a story that ends far too soon and puzzles that are never challenging. Even with those problems, fans of ICO and stealth action will find a lot to like about Rain.
Conclusion: Rain 's a curious experience which, for the majority of its three-hour running time, succeeds in creating a unique atmosphere and introducing a gameplay mechanic that has genuine emotional resonance.
Pros: Distinctive atmosphere, Strong central concept, Surreal final act