BackgroundA city on the US east coast is being terrorised by the ‘Origami Killer’, whos victims are all discovered drowned, four days after they go missing. Seemingly the only clues: an origami figure and an orchid, discovered on each of their bodies.
The public is gripped by fear and paranoia. The authorities seem no closer to a credible suspect. And now another potential victim has disappeared. As the clock ticks amidst and anxiety, four very different people are drawn into the investigation - each following their own leads in a desperate search for Shaun.
Each of them knows what the cost will be if they don’t reach him in time - and they will soon be forced to ask themselves just how far they are prepared to go…
In Heavy Rain you don’t watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence. The choices you make and the way you interact with other characters have repercussions throughout the storyline. With unprecedented responsibility over the fates of the game’s characters, players will find Heavy Rain an emotional experience unlike any other. It dares to tackle subject matter and themes rarely touched upon in video games, making it a genuinely mature game for a new world of adult gamers.
GameplayThe smallest decisions can change everything
Heavy Rain combines exploration, dialogue and dramatic action scenes with a powerful and compelling narrative. Taking control of four different characters, each with distinctive backgrounds and motivations, you will take part in the race against time to find a killer.
As you play the game, your actions and choices will have a tangible impact on the fates of these characters, and the way that the plot unfolds. Your every decision can have significant and unforeseen consequences - making the gameplay experience uniquely dramatic and engrossing. To take an extreme example - if one of your characters dies during the game due to your actions, it isn't 'Game Over'. Instead, the plot continues using the other characters, and that character's death becomes part of the story - influencing the attitudes of other characters, and affecting what leads and paths can be taken.
Heavy Rain is a game that focuses on drama and emotional response, not violence and repetition; on making difficult decisions in the heat of the moment, and dealing with the consequences...
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- Genre: Mystery Adventure (PS3)
- Perspective(s): First Person,Third Person
- Developer: Quantic Dream
- Publisher: SCEA
Released North America Feb 23, 2010 Europe Feb 24, 2010 Japan Feb 18, 2010 Australia Feb 25, 2010
- Also known as:
- Heavy Rain: Kokoro no Kishimu Toki in Japan