Heavy Rain is a rare thing indeed. Quantic Dreams has delivered a cross-genre masterpiece that's receiving rave reviews from all sides and deserves the attention of any PS3 owner. Argos are currently stocking Heavy Rain for £39.99 with a free Dual Charging station (worth £9.99 by itself), which is a great piece of kit. Note that you can get the game slightly cheaper from DVD.co.uk (£36.95), but the net saving is over £6 from Argos if purchased with the Charging Station.
Be sure to select the charging station in 'Special Offers' before checking out!
Heavy rain is a hybrid of point 'n' click adventure, interactive thriller and Warioware-esque minigames. It may sound like an unlikely combination, but it delivers one of the most profoundly thought-provoking and disturbing experiences in videogame history. By tapping into the primal fear of losing a loved one, Heavy Rain is capable of wrenching some genuinely complex emotions out of you. Many games can make you jump, but Heavy Rain makes you think about the consequences of every decision... as well as making you jump out of your skin every once in a while. The dreaded Quick Time Events are handled extremely well as they perfectly emulate the action occurring onscreen, and its relatively short length is offset by the fact that every plot decision can be played out in multiple ways (thus providing a serious amount of replay value).
Check out Brendan's full review for more detailed analysis of Quantic Dreams' magnum opus.
The charging station is also a handy bit of gaming gear, allowing you to charge two controllers simultaneously whilst keeping them them in easy reach. This is the perfect opportunity to save some money as well as nabbing one of the PS3's killer apps!
Thanks to addyfisher at Hot UK Deals