Heavy Rain is a dark, immersive and emotionally-engaging experience; one that expands upon the innovative ideas of 2005�s acclaimed Fahrenheit to create a noirthriller where decisions are charged with importance and actions can have drastic and unforseen consequences. Breaking with traditional game conventions where necessary, the gameplay will be based around story, emotional involvement and the player�s decisions and interactions, rather than high-scores, combat and competition. Intuitive gameplay and controls are also fundamental to the experience � ensuring that the game is mature but accessible, and avoiding alienating players with obscure stats and complex interfaces. In Heavy Rain you don�t watch the story � you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a reaction. The choices you make and the way you interact with other characters have repercussions throughout the storyline. With unprecedented responsibility over the fates of the game�s characters, players will find Heavy Rain an emotional experience unlike any other. It dares to tackle subject matter and themes rarely touched upon in video games, making it a genuinely mature game for a new world of adult gamers.
Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer is a tasty melding of different genres, with one foot in the real world in terms of environmental familiarity, and the other foot firmly entrenched in the surreal. The game, from Quantic Dreams and SCEA, is a blend of discovery for the four central characters, but also one that embraces the word ‘immersive’ in a manner that tries to go beyond the cursory elements associated with most games and puts the player in the shoes of the characters. From mundane tasks to timing combat elements, and using a heads-up display as an FBI agent to uncover clues, Heavy Rain is a game that epitomizes the concept that games are interactive novels. There are four characters in the game, each a thread in the overall tapestry of the storyline. Each plays a vital... Read Review