Pros Super graphics
Generates tension like a movie
Cons Not for kids (good for me, bad for kids)
Gameplay was rickety, particularly with walking around
Early parts of the story are cheesy
Summary Great first try by the developers. It's like a choose your own adventure for video games. Created suspense that you rarely experience with games. I enjoyed this game quite a bit and if you can find it used, give it a try.
Pros Excellent graphics
Great original soundtrack
Unique and innovative gamplay
Cons A few minor technical glitches (screen tearing, freezing, collision detection)
Summary Heavy Rain can be described as a flawed masterpiece that should not be missed by anyone who owns a PS3. The game's few shortcomings are greatly overshadowed by what it does well and it offers an experience unlike anything on the market right now. While this game may not be for everyone, gamers owe it to themselves to at least try this game and see what the future of the industry may be like.
Pros Music, graphics, story line, emotionally compelling, every action has a consequence that makes a difference to the story, replay value,
Cons Occasional freeze, but frequent auto-saves reduces that problem.
Summary This game is a first in many ways. It feels much more like a movie than a game, and once you get pulled in it is hard to put down the controller.
I found myself wanting to play the game every possible way to see how it turns out. Every scene you do differently, you get something different out of it, and chances are it changes the ending.
Incredible. Buy it.
Pros Graphics are good (not Uncharted 2 Good)
Controls are lame (I guess if you like the Wii they are good)
Summary I found the game very slow and the controls to be terrible. If you like games where it flashes what button you need to press, this is your game for sure. I had heard that it is a slow game, but I was 2 hours into it and found myself checking my email, talking on the phone; basically losing complete interest. My poor wife who was in the room commented that this was the WORST game that she had seen. Basically a depressing game.
Save your money
Cons -Sound quality
Summary This game was one of my biggest anticipations. The interaction between characters depending on the various actions that you choose, to the multiple endings that are available based on those decisions.
The thing that TRULY killed the experience for me however, was the constant glitches I came across trying to just whiz through the game to get to the ending. Throughout the game, I would come across opening a car door, to have the game freeze on me, making me get up to turn off the PS3 and restart it. If not that, the sound would instantly cut off while I'm in an intense action sequence, which killed the mood. Another problem i came across, the actions where you're required to move the controller, wouldn't comprehend the action, and you can hit the button all you want, only to come across that you have to wait to actually hit it before the game can register what you're doing. As for subtitles, they would drift or have a delay; in one scenario i came across random subtitles appearing at the top when no one was talking.
Aside from the big perks, the graphics are amazing. The choices that you make give the characters different expressions which makes the visual graphics that much more exciting during fighting scenes. On the other hand, there are a few people who can't pronounce the word...Origami. I've come across Origarmi or Orighami. If you're not into the whole experience of "Press the button or you die" theme, this game might not be for you. You'll come across that option quite often in this game, but that's what makes this game that much more exciting. The decisions you make make it that much more livelier, because you're putting your decisions on the line to either make the story good or bad.
All in all; great game. Just wish there weren't glitches that make the game lose the quality.