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Heavy Rain

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Heavy Rain is an interactive drama telling the story of the investigation of a serial murder’s case. Players assume roles of four people – Ethan Mars, Norman Jayden, Madison Paige, and Scott Shelby – somehow involved in the case of Origami Killer, who is used to leave his victims alone, marked with origami figures. It soon reveals that all Origami Killer’s murders are connected with weather changes (actually heavy rains). In the course of the completion, players will follow the characters on their way to the key of the murderer’s mystery. Heavy Rain is an unusual action-adventure game. All four main characters are controlled from the third-person perspective with only several buttons, as the interaction with the environment is usually done by activating on-screen prompts like holding the trigger, pushing a button, positioning the stick, or all in one. The gameplay consists of multiple scenes, which affect the further in-game progress by the players’ choice and create a branching storyline that can lead to various endings including the death of certain main characters.

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80
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Developer
Quantic Dream
Publisher
Sony Computer Entertainment, Quantic Dream
Age rating
Not rated
Website
https://www.quanticdream.com/en/heavy-rain

System requirements for PlayStation 4

System requirements for PlayStation 3

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 or later (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 @ 3.0 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 with 2GB VRAM or AMD Radeon HD 7870 with 2GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 35 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 720p, 30 FPS
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 or later (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.5GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X @ 3.4GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 with 4GB VRAM or AMD Radeon R9 390 with 4GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 35 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1080p, 60 FPS
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Heavy Rain reviews and comments

Soy tremendamente fan de este tipo de juegos de historia interactiva pero, los juegos de quantic dream, el modo de juego, la cámara y la historia no me acaban de convencer del todo. 
Es un buen juego, pero personalmente le falta algo que no me acaba de llenar.
Próximo juego será Detroit Become Human, a ver si me convence más
I played games on my PS2 for many years after the PS3 was released and had no interest in upgrading to the next gen until I watched the teaser trailer for Heavy Rain, it wasn't like any game I had ever seen before. It felt so cinematic, and I'm movie a buff so this caught my interest immediately. I watched a few gameplays of the demo and the first few hours of the game. When I bought my PS3 the first game I had eyes on was Heavy Rain so I bought it along with the console. I would play it for hours, I just had to know what came next in the story. I was even more amazed when I learned the game had multiple endings and possibilities! I sold my PS3 copy but I revisited the game years later on PS4 and I loved it just as much as the first time. Sony has then released more interactive storytelling games after Heavy Rain's 2010 release but they need to create more games like this, it was the perfect combination of noir and modern criminology.    
«Blew my mind»
«Underrated»
«JUST ONE MORE TURN
«Blew my mind»
i dont have words
I really hoped I would like this game. I've wanted to play it ever since it was released on PS3 and now it was finally possible for me. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I did not really enjoy the game.

The story starts ok, but has too many characters to play which makes it a bit too long in my opinion. Too long probably, because the gameplay is limited and repetitive. The approach is kinda cinematic, but it is sometimes hard to tell what the character is going to do. The fact that your ability to successfully finish action scenes and making choices in general have an impact on the outcome is great. The choices and the actions just start getting obvious after some time.

The graphics are dated. Character animations are far from natural, especially when it comes to facial expressions. But that didn't bother me too much. It was the mediocre, sometimes even bad voice acting that kept me from enjoying the character interactions. It's difficult to get moved by the story when the acting and the graphics can't manage to convince you.
8/10
An exceptional gaming experience! I can't remember myself when has been the last time I have played such a stunning game. It's definitely a must play for every video game / movie lover - the best from both worlds!

5/5
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
Good
«Sit back and relax»
much like fahrenheit
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