I have recently completed Heavy Rain together with my girlfriend (with just one of the several endings available for now) and I immediately need to make a couple of acknowledgements:
- Thank you, thank you, thank you my dear girlfriend for buying this game;
- Thank you shop which put this game into the discount bin so that my girlfriend could buy if for 1€ (this fact also raises an interesting question: did this game really sell so bad that they had to start selling it for this price to get rid of all the copies?).
If the answer to this question is “Yes”, we have the proof that lots of people playing videogames should be doing something else, really. Anyway, I’m sorry for all the people who are playing with YAFPS (Yet Another FPS) and that don’t know about Heavy Rain because they are really missing out on one of the best games ever made.
Seriously, this game is that good. It has an incredible storyline, great voice acting, very good replay value because of the several available endings available, addictive gameplay, great graphics, amazing music and gorgeous atmospheres. There is nothing more a gamer could ask for (yes, I hear you, besides a sequel, of course).
This game reminded me of Metal Gear Solid in some way, especially because of the great importance that storyline and videos have in the whole game. I can also go as far as saying that Heavy Rain in basically an interactive movie rather then a game which, in itself, can be put into the genre of point and click adventures, even though there is no clicking. Instead, players are required to press buttons in the correct order to successfully complete the actions. It may sound kind of dull, but believe me, it isn’t. The controls are especially great during action-packed scenes, where you will be required to compulsively press a button enough times to be able to proceed with the next action. If you fail, the following action will most probably be a different one.
Because everything you do in Heavy Rain has a consequence, which can lead to minor storyline changes or also to a completely different ending. This makes this game incredibly fascinating and adds a very good replay value to it. I will replay it as many times as necessary to unlock everything and to see every ending. Period.
Guys, if you like good games, you probably have already played this game. If you like good games but somehow you haven’t played this yet, finish reading this post, thank me in the comments and go out and buy one copy. I said go go go!