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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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David Cage

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David Cage
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Langdale ... Ethan Mars (voice)
Jacqui Ainsley ... Madison Paige (voice)
Judi Beecher ... Madison Paige (voice)
Sam Douglas ... Scott Shelby (voice)
Leon Ockenden ... Norman Jayden (voice)
Mike Powers ... Carter Blake (voice)
Aurélie Bancilhon ... Lauren Winters (voice)
Max Renaudin Pratt Max Renaudin Pratt ... Shaun Mars / Scott Sheppard (voice) (as Max Renaudin)
Quentin de Gruttola Quentin de Gruttola ... Shaun Mars / Jason Mars (voice)
Ginnie Watson Ginnie Watson ... Grace Mars / Hospital Nurse / Passer-by Trendy Woman (voice)
Leslie Clack Leslie Clack ... Charles Kramer (voice)
Antony Hickling ... Gordi Kramer / Ash / Passer-by Trendy Man (voice)
Taylor Gasman Taylor Gasman ... Jason Mars / John Sheppard (voice)
Tommy Simeon Tommy Simeon ... Jason Mars (voice)
Norman Stokle Norman Stokle ... Manfred (voice)

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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 from a child murderer, known as the Origami Killer.

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Trivia

In the chapter 'Welcome, Norman!', it can be seen on the ARI's geoanalysis map that one of the Origami Killer's victims was found across the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey. See more »

Goofs

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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Clarence Dupre: Ethan Mars has had psychological problems since his first son died. He feels responsible for his death- a sort of morbid neurosis. He is haunted by visions of drowning bodies. A few weeks ago, after one of our usual sessions I found this on the floor...
[pulls an origami figure out of a drawer]
Clarence Dupre: it must have fallen out of his pocket.
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Alternate Versions

The PS3 Demo has an alternate tutorial starring Scott Shelby as he works his way out of his car, has a brief asthma attack, and segues into the Sleazy Hotel scene. In the full version of the game, this scene does not exist, and the Prologue level starring Ethan Mars serves as the tutorial. See more »

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One the first major contenders for 2010's best game
28 February 2010 | by Jules45See all my reviews

It might leave you baffled, elated or just plain determined not to like it because you aren't blowing up people every five seconds. Yep Heavy Rain will (as expected) not be for everyone, which should be mentioned now as this game isn't for the young or inpatient. But it is everything that was hoped for and oh, so much more.

We play as four characters who are all centered around one particular lunatic who has a hobby of killing people in rain water - hence the title. Ethan Mars, is the character who seems to have the most obvious and complex problems and has to undergo some serious exertion throughout the game to the point where you think what else can they throw at him?! But obviously this is a spoiler-free review so I won't ruin the experience he can choose to take or not. The other playable characters include Scott Shelby a street hardened private detective who surprise, surprise is looking for the killer; Norman Jayden (FBI this one) also investigates the killer, mostly with his superspecs that could make Sherlock Holmes jealous. Madison Paige is our last individual who suffers crippling insomnia and finds solace by sleeping in motels, she finds herself drawn to investigating the killer.

The story is in a word: phenomenal, truly addictive gaming (take that Call Of Duty) as long as your willing to be submerged by it's complexity. But the best thing that really astounds is the huge amount of choice and the sometimes fatal repercussions it can have, it makes the game feel a lot less linear and really does ask 'How far are you willing to go to save someone you love'. Graphically it also exceeds - just take a peak at the loading screen if you are doubtful, I only found the odd hiccup while playing such as the audio occasionly stopping or the love scenes which could have been pulled off by Quantic Dream if the people didn't look like they were trying to suck the air around each other's mouths rather than kissing.

It sometimes feels hard to believe that you can be playing a game that is hugely refreshing and enjoyable despite some of the extreme lengths you have to take. The introduction and end are both oddly satisfying, it uses a cinematic start and knockout finish (no matter which one) with beautiful cut-scene's throughout. Heavy Rain is easily one of Playstation's best exclusive and a style that will hopefully inspire many more to follow its lead. To David Cage I say 'Bravo' on this masterpiece and greatly anticipate the DLC.


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23 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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