If you're looking for a game that's got a really good story to sink your teeth into then look no further, just head on over to ShopTo, grab yourself a copy of Heavy Rain for £15.85, and save yourself over £6 on the next best offer out there. The game's a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride, as you search for a lost child and a creepy serial killer, and you should definitely think about picking it up if you get the chance. Finally, there are two things to remember with this one, the first is that ShopTo are down to their last few copies, and the second is that this isn't the Move Compatible version of the game.
Heavy Rain has been nominated as GOTY by no less than two of our writers- with good reason. It's an exceptional piece of interactive cinema that blurs the line between film and interactive game; chronicling the search for a lost child and horrifying serial killer. You'd be surprised at how much raw emotion Heavy Rain can wrench out of you!
To me, the Move edition feels like a gritty version of Warioware (since it's essentially just a bunch of QTE motion minigames), but the script elevates it to another level entirely.
We're all big fans of Quantic Dream's interactive movie, Heavy Rain. Just a few days ago, it topped Brendan's Game of the Year choice. It's a truly original - if divisive - experience, and despite the poor dialogue and sometimes odd delivery, it packs a compelling story that you can bend and shape like nothing before. In some cases, death isn't the end. If you're interest meter is suitably piqued, then the Playstation Move Edition, which allows you to control the action via Sony's motion-sensing, inertia-loving controller, is just £24.97 at ShopTo. Hoorah!
Many games have been described as "interactive movies" (often disparagingly) but none take this concept as far as Heavy Rain which can leave one questioning how much their time with the title could be described as a gaming experience. However, it is certainly a singularly affecting and emotionally involving experience which pulls you straight into the heart of its powerful story and the minds of its very believable characters. While it's not for everyone, if you do own a PS3 then Heavy Rain is, at least, a must-try. As well as offering compatibility with Move, this edition includes an extra playable scene, menu themes, the official soundtrack and a "Making Of" video. Thanks to bobcsg at Hotukdeals!
At first glance, Heavy Rain's title may fool you into thinking it's a big-budget weather simulator. However, it's actually a thrilling narrative experience from the creators of Fahrenheit, where you must guide four characters in solving the mystery of the Origami Killer. We have a distraught father who's lost his son, a retired cop too stubborn to surrender the chase, a clandestine agent with preternatural sunglasses, and a journalist who enjoys pondering rain-fogged windows. Heavy Rain is a unique experience, and as such might put off gamers hoping for more conventional controls and a reliance on action. But if you're in the mood for a good old fashioned yarn, and don't mind a few awful lines of dialogue here and there, then Heavy Rain might be just the thing for our soon to be rain-heavy weeks. See what I did there?
Ah...quick time events, the scourge of modern day 'cinematic' gaming. Yes, Heavy Rain is basically one big interactive cutscene, but it's also gripping, moving and thoroughly surprising. A kind of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' thriller for the digital age, this is a game that's all about choice and consequence, watching the ripples of your actions unfold in front of you. Is it a game for one dimensional action junkies who can't enjoy a game unles there are guns and explosions? Probably not. But for anyone else with a PS3, it's a must buy. A nod to PaulNT at HUKD
Heavy Rain offers a completely different kind of videogaming experience, to the extent that one may question how far it even is a gaming experience. It's certainly a curious mix, part interactive thriller, part point and click adventure and part mini game collection but somehow it really works to produce an unforgettable and affecting experience that is likely to genuinely move you emotionally. It will place you right into the hearts and minds of its characters, making the punches of the plot even more gut-wrenching. It's certainly not for everyone but if you have a PS3 then you really ought to at least try it for yourself. Thanks to Gianthandman at Hotukdeals!
Heavy Rain offers a completely different video game experience and while it is certainly not a title that everyone will love, it is almost unanimously agreed that the game represents an unique and striking achievement.
Even now it is very unusual to see Heavy Rain for much less than £30 and Shop To's price of £26.85 undercuts the next best (£29.85 from Simply Games)
The game centres around the mystery of the Origami Killer, who drowns his victims in rain water, and four people, each of whom's tale is somehow embroiled with that of the murderer. Your actions have a direct effect on the narrative, with the story adapting around you but however you play, you can be sure it will be poignant and thought provoking.
As a game, Heavy Rain is a curious thing, a cross genre mix of point and click adventure, mini-game collection and interactive thriller movie. Somehow this strange concoction works and produces an unforgettable experience that has the power to genuinely move you emotionally and that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. The much maligned Quick Time Events are handled well and fit in perfectly with the action.
It's a relatively short title but somehow still feels like an epic and the fact that every decision can be handled in multiple ways ensures that there is plenty of replay value on offer. Heavy Rain won't be too everyone's taste but you're doing yourself a disservice if you fail to at least give it a chance.
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Don't let the title fool you. Heavy Rain isn't a simulation of London's most frequent weather-forecast, but perhaps the most accomplished cinematic experience since Uncharted 2. And if the full-price was warding you off, Cool Shop are now offering it for just £31.97!
Averaging an 87 on MetaCritic and earning numerous perfect scores from well-respected outlets, Heavy Rain proved to be something of a divisive experience. Whereas some championed its realistic animation and top-notch direction, others lamented the strict, confined nature of the gameplay, which often devolved into simply guiding your character through a pre-determined scene.
Heavy Rain follows four distinct characters, each in some way tied to the Origami Killer, a serial-murderer who leaves behind a carefully formed memento at each crime scene. Among the lead cast are Ethan Mars, a beleaguered father desperately searching for his lost son; Madison Paige, whose sleep deprivation issues mire her in the Origami Killer case; Norman Jayden, a spook equipped with a pair of glasses that allow him to study a crime-scene with preternatural skill; and Scott Shelby, a once cop, now private investigator who takes it on himself to uncover who the Origami Killer is, once and for all.
Heavy Rain is labeled an interactive drama game. Don't expect to wander the suburban sprawls or catch a passing taxi or engage in clumsy fisticuffs with passersby. It's not like most games. Take, for instance, the opening scene with Ethan Mars, where his son, holding a balloon, disappears in the churning masses of a mall. Desperately crying out his son's name, Ethan wades through the crowd, eyes roving for the balloon bobbing above. You guide Ethan through this experience, determining when he calls out, how fast he moves, instead of directly controlling his actions. It results in an intensely cinematic, if extremely controlled, experience.
Heavy Rain is a dramatic thriller and a video game unlike any other. It's certainly not for everyone but most critics are agreed that it is a rare and stunning achievement, if not quite perfect.
This is the first time I have seen Heavy Rain for less than £35 and a truly fantastic deal. It undercuts the next best price (£37 from Amazon) by £5, while most retailers still have it listed for around £40.
The game is still available but it's hard to ascertain how long the situation will last as the site helpfully says "More than 10 in stock". Might be best to hurry for this one then!
Heavy Rain is centred around four people who are all, one way or another, embroiled with the case of of the Origami Killer, who drowns his victims in rain water. The story continuously adapts around you, based upon your actions but you can guarantee that it will always be thought provoking and moving.
As a game, Heavy Rain is a strange thing, part point and click adventure, part mini game collection and part interactive movie, it will leave many frustrated and unsatisfied in terms of gameplay. However, as an experience and a storytelling device, this is truly something special; offering the sort of emotional involvement that is only rarely found in this medium, Heavy Rain will place you right into the hearts and minds of its characters and cast a spell over you that will linger long after you have watched the final scenes.
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