Category Archives: In Retrospect
For those of you who were wondering how exactly I spent my holidays, this was pretty much it. Dark Souls is one of the more notable titles in my Hall of Shame, and I thought I might as well chalk this one off the list during the festive season. I thought that a gripping cinematic RPG was just the ticket for me to unwind after a frenetic pre-Christmas release schedule, and it would be the perfect way for me to let off some steam.
Boy, was that a bright idea.
Seeing as how the Internet’s still buzzing over the awesome Kara video from last week, I thought that this would be a good time to revisit Quantic Dream’s last major effort – Heavy Rain. I wrote this piece back in 2010, but I think it’s still valid today. Without further ado, here you go.
Why You Should Buy Heavy Rain
An Unashamedly Subjective Article
Heavy Rain is an interactive drama psychological thriller video game created by Quantic Dream exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game is written and directed by Quantic Dream’s founder and CEO David Cage. Heavy Rain’s story is a dramatic thriller modeled after film noir, featuring four protagonists involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims.
The player’s decisions and actions during the game will affect the narrative; the main characters can be killed, and certain actions may lead to different scenes and endings.