Kara, a new short film from Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream, shows just what the studio is capable of, and all we have to say about it is “wow.” It is a breathtaking display of what the developer can achieve with the PS3's technology.
Following the assembly of a gynoid, Kara's premise explores a certain depth that comes with robots and AI that viewers are already quite familiar with. However, despite visiting familiar themes, Kara really sets itself apart with it's emotional substance and awe-inspiring display of CG design. The movie really leaves us wanting to learn more about the character, what happened, and what will happen to her. Given it's wonderful design and storytelling, we're a bit disappointed Kara isn't a trailer for a new game.
Kara's emotional impact, coupled with eye-popping graphics, really makes this vignette a solid work of cinematic art.