Hot or Not? Heavy Rain Meta-Madness

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The first reviews for Heavy Rain are rolling in and so I decided to give them all a look to see how things are going.

A lot of the reviews are saying that Heavy Rain isn’t really a game, but more of an interactive movie experience, and a lot are quick to point out that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I must say that my excitement for Heavy Rain has been building up very steadily over the last couple of months and I can’t wait to get my hands on the game.

Let’s have a look at how it’s doing.

The current Metacritic rating for Heavy Rain is sitting on 93/100 with its highest review score coming from the Official US Playstation Magazine with a sparkling 10/10.

The lowest score comes from PSM3 Magazine UK who have given it an 88/100 and say that “It’s essentially a nine-hour film that you nudge along by following on-screen button prompts, although you feel more connected with the action than this might suggest.”

Heavy Rain seems to be something new and different, which means that I am all for it. GamePro had the following to say about Heavy Rain, which I found quite interesting:

It’s barely a game in the popular sense of the word, but Quantic Dream’s masterpiece makes groundbreaking strides in storytelling and character development, demonstrating that interactive entertainment still has a deep well of untapped potential.

This game has really got me interested, even if people are saying that it’s more of an interactive story than anything, I like where it’s going.

What about you guys? Who’s getting it on day one? Anyone not interested or having second thoughts?

Comment below.

Last Updated: February 10, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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