Heavy Rain: A New Kind of Video Game

I downloaded the free demo of the new PlayStation3 videogame, Heavy Rain, and it's addictively compelling.  Unlike other genres, the overall goal of the game is to make moral choices as you pursue a serial killer.  The story is told from the perspective of four different characters: a cop, a profiler, a photographer, and an architect trying to protect his son from the Origami Killer.

The gameplay is unlike anything I've seen before, and once I got used to the controller commands, I was enthralled by the story and the characters.  It's the next step in interactive storytelling.

Comments

A. Gecaj said…
I enjoyed the demo too, but I didn't like the tank controls when walking. Why can't I just move the analog without having to hold R2? I want to play the game, but to me it seems like it will be very short. It's definitely going to be a rental though.