I was able to see a full game play of the new PS3 game that came out Tuesday called Heavy Rain. One way to describe it would be that it’s a suspenseful RPG thriller/murder/mystery type game that will keep you busy and thinking. The way I been describing it is “It’s not a game but more like an interactive movie”. Unlike a movie, it may take you more than two hours to play it unless you’re some kind of cheater and use the gaming FAQ sites. For shame. But, you can still bust out the popcorn and bring over a date for a cheap thrill. A $60 cheap thrill.
The story is about a man, Ethan Mars, who son is kidnapped by who they call the “Origami Killer” due to the fact that they leave a origami figure in the hand of the victims and leave an Orchid on them. You basically go through trial to test how much you love your son.
There are four main characters that you “control”, so to say. By control, I mean you are almost a director. There are times where you’ll move the characters but mostly what you’ll be doing is pressing or holding buttons to determine how the story will advance pending on the path you take. Rumor is there’s at least 22 endings so you’ll have to work hard.
The graphics are pretty nice but there will be times where you’ll have to hold and press buttons that you’ll have to hold the PS3 controller weird and risk some kind of cramp but the controls are not too much.
The game is rated M due to… Well, I won’t spoil it (YouTube might tho) but let’s just say this: Hot n’ heavy.
As I said, this game price is 60 bucks. You can get it a little cheaper if you get it used with some trade-in at GameStop. Most people say the game is worth the money due to the replay value (multi-endings and actions) and some say if you just plan to play it and get to the end, it’s a rental at most. Some say they will get a PS3 just for this game.
My final judgement: Rent it to try it and should you like it, then buy it.