Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heavy Rain

After Riddick maybe a little different game. Heavy Rain is a game where you try to catch the mysterious Origami Killer. But instead of controlling just one character, you in turns control four persons. All with different aspects to the killings.


I've heard a lot of good things about this game, and being a person who likes good stories, I just have to try it. Right at the start the game made a great first impression. During the installation you are guided to make your own origami with the paper that came with the game. Great innovation! Just love this kind of things. It would be great if installation/loading screens could offer you something else than the usual and boring "loading" text. Too bad that none of the other loading screens in this game has nothing interesting to offer.

Ethan Mars. Trying to save his son.

So the game begins. First I noticed the great graphics. It surely does look amazing, even after many hours staring at it. Second thing I noticed wasn't so nice. The way you control the character is too clumsy. You have to push R2 to walk and choose the direction with left stick. I don't feel like being in control at all. This not being an action game that ain't so big of a thing, but it still bugs me from time to time. Other controls in the game are quite simple. You interact with the world by pushing a button, waving the controller, keeping some buttons down and things like that. One funny thing related to that happened today. I was in a spot where I had to keep several buttons down. I think six at the most. Well, the combination was so difficult that when it came time to push the sixth button my fingers couldn't do it, so I used my tongue. :D But it worked and I did get forward in the game.

Norman Jayden. FBI profiler trying to catch the killer.

What about the story then? After the start it has opened up and I like it. Trying to guess who the killer might be, collecting evidence and trying to save one of the main character's son is entertaining. The game also has some way getting under my skin. It really felt good when I got Ethan's son to smile in the park playing with him. Or the part where you are arresting one of the suspects. I pointed my gun on him thinking I'm gonna talk my way out of this (in every game I always play character who's good in talking and not shooting). I talked and he was going to surrender when BAM! It seemed like he was going to attack another police officer and I shot him. This happened in a second so the shot was a pure reaction to the suspect's movement. I was really disappointed having killed him. First time ever when something like this happened to me. I did something I didn't want to do.

Scott Shelby. Private investigator also trying to find the killer.

I'm now maybe a little after the mid-point in the game and I have to say that I really like this game. It's not really a game type of game, if you know what I mean. You don't run in some woods or mountains killing monsters and the tempo is quite slow. But that is the thing that makes this game different. Many people say that this is just an interactive movie. Some of it is true I guess, but what I do know for sure is that I must see this to the end.

Madison Paige. Trying to help Ethan. Looks damn hot!

21 comments:

  1. They obviously tried to make Norman Jayden look like Fox Mulder from x-files :-D

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  2. @Fatgyver
    Lol! Haven't thought it that way, but now that I have can't shake the idea out of my head. :D

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  3. Seems pretty good, I think I'll give it a try. :)

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  4. I loved HEavy Rain gimme more plz!

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  5. Those faces looks like the real thing, awesome graphics! Was a good read, keep it up!

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  6. Its a shame the game isnt as good as it looks, and yeah the graphics are really nice.

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  7. Graphics on this game are Freaking awesome, How smooth are the transitions?

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  8. @Chris
    Between episodes the game loads pretty long, but when you get in the game you don't really see any loading.

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  9. Love the review! Keep up the great work!

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  10. Great post.. following you now!

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  11. I have the game on PS3. Great game btw :D

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  12. I own this, it's a lot of fun to play. I recommend it to everyone!

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  13. I always liked stories as well, but i wasnt sure i liked the aspect the player got as "playing the game" if that makes any sense. But from your description it doesnt sounds all that bad

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