PRESS START! | A Downpour of Heavy Rain


Its been a long time since I’ve wrapped myself up in a serious video game. And when I mean serious, I’m talking about the type of video game that devours so much of your time that you end up pulling all nighters…for a week. The endless feeling of anxiousness, the nasty grooming habits, and lack of sleep; all add up to the fact that you’ve been playing the game for way too long. Nowadays, I’m not so sure that I have that time. With work, blog, and play, how on Earth could I LET myself get wrapped up in video games. Do you remember World of Warcraft?!? You do NOT want to get yourself wrapped up. AGAIN! Or do you? Thanks to KJB, damnit, I just might. And the culprit is Heavy Rain.


Before I go into why I think this game is legit, here’s the synopsis on Heavy Rain:

Heavy Rain is an interactive drama video game developed by Quantic Dream exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game is directed by Quantic Dream’s founder and CEO David Cage. Heavy Rain’s story is a dramatic thriller, centered around four protagonists involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims. Ethan Mars is a father who is trying to save his son from being the next victim, while investigative journalist Madison Paige, FBI profiler Norman Jayden, and private detective Scott Shelby are each trying to track down clues to the Origami Killer’s identity.


Let me tell you something. This game is a trip! Maybe its the immersive storyline, or the “Choose your own Adventure-esque” feel of the game that makes it so frikkin awesome. I don’t know. But the video game doesn’t rely not only on your ability to think on our toes, the story depends so much on how you handle the controller. Yup. One false move can get ya killed. At any rate, I’m still immersed into this World. This game in particular has the tendency to do that, I guess. In the meantime, it looks like I’m back in gaming. And its starting to look like some heavy downpour. I’ll let you know how this goes…


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