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on November 3, 2012
Heavy Rain has attracted both large amounts of praise and criticism. Some would call it an entirely new video game experience, others that it is little more than a long series of quick time events. I for one, would place it in the former category.

Blending together four different memorable characters, that game tells a story of the elusive and mysterious Origami Killer. A more polished version of Indigo Prophecy (one of Quantic Dream's earlier forays into game design), it provide stronger voice acting, and a more engaging story overall. Perhaps most of all, the mood is reminiscent of films such as Se7en; it is realistic, gritty, and is full of atypical protagonists. Choice can have dire consequences down the line, and no character is safe from dying. There are some issues: there are a few elements of the story that don't come together perfectly, and some characters seem to add more to the story than others.

Nevertheless, the game stands out as truly unique in an industry that frequently is dominated by First Person Shooters. I would heartily recommend it; while replay value can be somewhat limited, the first play through is truly engaging. I was unable to put it down, and finished the game in just one sitting. While not for everyone, I would suggest to any gamer, or anyone even considering getting into games, as it represents something new and exciting.
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on October 17, 2012
I am a grown person who recently bought a PS3 on a whim, having not played video games since I had my original Nintendo. This game made for a great introduction to 21st century gaming! I was impressed with lots of things many people probably take for granted, like the amazing graphics compared to way back when, but what was most impressive was the way the game and the storyline unfolded. You get to play a bunch of different characters, and you get to decide how they're going to approach and react to different situations, and the story unfolds from there. Sure, you can replay scenes if you make a mistake or want to do something different....or you can play it through, see what happens.....and then play it again. I decided the first round through just to play it out, and I'm glad I did...and then as soon as I was finished I went right back to do it all over again, noticing different things and making different choices. It was very cool to see what unfolded differently as a result.

All in all, this game has been a lot of fun so far. The first two times through I had a hard time putting it down. Now having played the story twice I am ready to put it on the shelf for awhile, and I look forward to playing it again down the road.
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on May 17, 2013
Never played any game like it, and wish i would have owned it sooner, the interactive play is not matched by any other for a console game. Your decisions, your fate your future, i am almost stunned for words, aside from the slow start in your apartment as an architect (tutorial time),a few repeat back ground sequences, fun to play and now i know why its a greatest hit. Cant wait for the next one. Two Souls.
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on August 2, 2014
This replaced fallout 3 as my all time favourite video game. Every single choice you make, or don't, results in a different story and ending, however you will learn nearly all of the story at the end of the game so don't worry about missing anything important in the plot. tons of replayability as there are 17 different endings, I've personally played the game from start to finish about 23 times to go back and see and do everything in the game. Amazing plot, amazing game play, the only fault is there are a few weird glitches sometimes and the voice acting isn't fantastic, but this takes nothing away from such a masterpiece of a game.
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on May 13, 2013
I just played through this game 3 separate times and loved every minute of it.
My only complaint with the game is the voice acting. Otherwise it's an incredible experience.
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on October 13, 2013
Different than your average game. You get to decide the fate of the characters. I accidentally killed off quite a few of them, lol.
Will have to play again and see if I can change the story up a bit. Hard to stop playing and get on with chores!
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on September 29, 2013
Fantastic game. It's essentially an adventure with quick time events, which sounds horrible, but is really a great game. It's something to experience, a lot like a movie you get to control.
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on June 19, 2013
Great game fun to play, controls not the easiest a bit of finger twister happens, but all in all very engrossing story. A must for any role playing fan.
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on November 23, 2012
A very entertaining game. Almost all the situations are interactive and is very interesting that your decisions can change the end.
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on March 26, 2013
On time - good quality. All for my son - no further comments.
On time - good quality. All for my son - no further comments.
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