The art of playing a movie: Heavy Rain

News about Heavy Rain are not exactly new, there is a lot of hype concerning the game because of its unusual gameplay, and cinematic feel.  Kotaku translated an interview with Duth magazine in 2008:


“Heavy Rain is about normal people that have landed in extraordinary situations. I wanted a much more personal story. The first thing that came to my mind, as a father of two little boys, was that the main theme should simply be a father’s love for his son. This is not a game about saving the princess or the world. Its purely about a father’s love. The main story will revolve around 4 different characters, and we’re putting the spotlight on their perceptions. The question ‘what is good and what is evil’ is the key here, that will be just a matter of viewpoint…I believe heavily in moral choices, I’m going to use them A LOT. They’re not about being good or bad, but about finding the right balance.”


Personally I can’t wait for this game to be out; the depth, realism, and amount of detail is just incredible.  As an MMO freak (or online games as a whole), I can only hope for the day an MMORPG will bring this kind innovation to the table.




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Heavy Rain trailer – This is my favorite, the whole casting scene is very clever.


Heavy Rain trailer 2 –  E3 Trailer


Heavy Rain Gameplay trailer – Not the usual


For some reason Heavy Rain reminds me a bit of Shenmue, and it made me angry because someone stole my dreamcast with a box full of controllers (pistols too), games and the cute memory stick that could play mini games.   In memory of my dear Shenmue game:


Shenmue Trailer


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