As soon as I played the demo for Heavy Rain I was dying to unveil the rest of the plot and it wasn't long till I managed to get the full game for a very reasonable 30 quid.
After completing the game twice (and making different choices each time) I can see why this game may have a marmite effect on people.
If you are into first person shooters and action heavy titles, this one might not be for you. However, if you enjoy films like Se7en, and tv series like CSI, chances are this is right up your street.
PLOT: Without going into too much detail and repeating the description play have provided above, all I shall say is the plot is really gripping and keeps you highly interested and lead to me completing the game in a day cause I simply couldn't put it down, I just had to know what came next. I think a blend of CSI and Se7en is a good way to describe it to those of you who haven't played it.
GRAPHICS: By far the best I have seen on PS3 to date. This really helps you feel like you're 'playing a film'. The motion capture techniques used for the game really make characters movements (both body and facial) seem immensely realistic.
REPLAY VALUE: With having various choices to make through the game, and various endings, there is definitely a high replay value. After completing it twice, I figure if I want all trophies, I may have to play through it another 2 times at least. So for your trophy hunters, it's definitely something that'll keep you occupied.
GAME PLAY: Although Heavy Rain is really one of a kind, I was a bit disappointed at the game play feeling a little repetitive. Lets just say it sometimes feels like every chapter has a fight scene in it.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: As I said above, I think Heavy Rain leans more towards an interactive film than a game. As a result, I feel the plot is more important than the game play.
Quantic Dream set out to do something different and unique and in that respect they succeeded. If you're a fan of movies, you'll enjoy it. If you mainly like shoot em up games, it probably won't be worth your money...
Hope you enjoyed this review and thanks for reading.