Heavy Rain (ps4) Review.
Heavy Rain is back for another round on the PS4. This interactive drama action- adventure game developed by Quantic Dream and published by PlayStation exclusively. Does this HD remake drown in rain water or does it survive to see another day? Let’s find out.
Story: You take control of four main characters in the story of Heavy Rain. The characters surround themselves in the case of the origami killer. In one way or another the characters in this game are affected by the origami killer and dealing with their own dilemmas.
Ethan Mars: Once a family man and architect who had it all and then tragedy struck leaving him in a coma for six months. Ethan is the latest victim of the origami killer having his son kidnapped and it is up to Ethan to find him.
Scott Shelby: A former police officer who has left the force and become a private eye who suffers from asthma. In this game he is currently working on the case of the origami killer hired by the victims’ families.
Norman Jayden: An FBI agent sent from Washington to investigate the origami killer case. Norman is quite the interesting character in this Noir type game. He has these set of glasses and a right hand glove which consist of augmented reality. This allows Norman to rapidly investigate crime scenes and analyze the evidence which he finds at the scene of the crime. Norman is not your normal cop though he is addicted to a drug called triptocaine which helps him cope with the side effects of the ARI.
Madison Page: A Photo Journalist suffering from chronic insomnia and nightmares. Madison checks in to hotels which evidently are the only places where she can get proper sleep. The particular hotel she checks in to where she crosses paths with Ethan Mars and begins her journey helping Mr. Mars get his son back from the origami killer.
Game Play: This game might seem like one big quick time event, but it is not. You can decide what to say to people or what to do in an action sequence by various buttons and controller movements; which can affect the outcome of the story in this game. This is great because it gives you so many options of how you want to play the game and how you want your character to be.
Conclusion: Heavy Rain is simply amazing there are no other words to say for this game. The characters are excellent, the action sequences are phenomenal and I don’t think anyone else could do it better other than Quantic Dream. The story in this game is the best I have seen in years. There is definitely replay ability to this game with there being over twenty different endings. Once you pick up the controller you will not be able to put it down. If you have a PS4 this HD game is not to be missed.
Good Job Quantic Dream and Play Station
Reviewed by Tyler