Heavy Rain (2010)

Video Game  -  Adventure | Crime | Drama  -  23 February 2010 (USA)
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As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".

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Pascal Langdale ...
Jacqui Ainsley ...
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Madison Paige (voice)
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Norman Jayden (voice)
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Aurélie Bancilhon ...
Max Renaudin Pratt ...
Shaun Mars / Scott Sheppard (voice) (as Max Renaudin)
Quentin de Gruttola ...
Ginnie Watson ...
Grace Mars / Hospital Nurse / Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
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Gordi Kramer / Ash / Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Taylor Gasman ...
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Architect, and Father Ethan Mars joins a Private Detective, a Journalist, and an FBI agent in a race against time to save his son for a child murderer known as the Origami Killer. Written by Anonymous

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A scene of Ethan taking his son Shaun to school after the 'Father and Son' chapter was cut, as it was just too much like the previous chapter. Ethan was originally supposed to get the letter from the Origami Killer in that scene. When the scene was cut, the letter was added to 'Father and Son' instead. See more »

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The game is supposed to be set in the United States, yet Ann Sheppard's hospital room has "Type-G" wall-sockets next to her bed. These sockets are meant for 220-240V/50Hz European voltage, and would never be found in an American hospital. See more »

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Madison Paige: You can't keep going like this. You're destroying yourself Ethan.
Ethan Mars: Finding Shaun is the only thing that matters.
Madison Paige: There has to be another way.
Ethan Mars: You don't understand. Time is running out, Shaun will be dead in a few hours, I have no choice!
[Calms down]
Ethan Mars: Please Madison, leave. Forget everything that's happened. There is nothing more you can do for me.
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A rather fulfilling interactive movie experience despite it's flaws
7 December 2014 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

Okay so I just recently bought a PS3 and I only have Heavy Rain and The Last Of Us as games as of now but I'll talk about this game itself. Basically, I have never played an interactive movie and the only thing close to anything I have played is Star Wars: Jedi Knight. So I played it and afterwards I decided to instead of judge this as a game, to instead judge it as a movie. So how does it fare up? Not that well.

Okay, so the game begins with Ethan Mars losing his son Jason, this causes the family to drift apart and he loses his son to the recent serial killer simply dubbed "The Origami Killer" and you play as an FBI Agent looking for him, a PI and a journalist.

I won't spoil the ending for you but one of my biggest problems is that it has been compared with Alan Wake (probably the best game on the Xbox 360) but that's an insult because at the climax of the game there is an option to remove the leading character from stopping the Origami killer... Are you kidding?! So someone can choose to have Ethan sit out him wanting his son back and let 2 of the other characters catch the killer? Oh and by the way, the ending I got had more opportunities to cut to the credits then Return Of The King. I don't know if this is the case with all the endings but Did we really need to know that one character wrote a book on it, that 2 characters got interviewed on the same show at separate times? That another is losing his sanity? I sure don't think so and I'm only scratching the surface of in how many ways I'm thinking "What else is there to tell?".

Aside from that I only have one other complaint. Madison. I'm not against female playable characters in video games. However she barely has a role. There is this other female character called Lauren who's son has already fallen victim to the Origami Killer and in the long run she is the more interesting character so why is it that Madison gets the more time in-game and not Lauren?

Okay, I've probably said enough about what I don't like, now I'll say what I like about this game. Well the motion capture technology is probably the best I have seen in computer animation, the plot line despite it's flaws is actually a very engrossing plot line that is very sure to get someone invested even if the gameplay is the bare minimum. Seeing Ethan being trialled by the killer for "How far are you willing to go to save your son?" is really good and almost heart-breaking to watch at times. Seeing the FBI agent and the cop investigating the murders and seeing how they solve it is actually a lot more fun then I expected and the acting is excellent, except maybe the child actors but even then the rest do really good jobs.

So in the end this game I do have rather mixed opinions on, if what you're looking for is a combination of mystery and engrossing drama then this is for you. I wouldn't really buy this game if what you're looking for is a game. Instead treat it as a movie to watch, not a game to play. Oh and another point against the game, this is a nitpick but I hated the gratuitous nudity of the game. you wouldn't think it's in there but seeing Ethan shower almost had me quit the game and seeing Madison do it (I'm not kidding when I say this is the first thing we see either character do) just made me think the whole thing was a pathetic attempt at pixel-ized fan service. Basically after you see Shaun disappear that's when this gets good about 2 hours in or more. I will play other movies by Quantic Dream studios but I just had some really mixed feelings on this one and that despite it being probably as good as some of the movies of today (if not better - I just really like the drama of this one) I just had some things I really didn't like.


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