"...if you love nudity it's the game for you - but don't play the part at the club with the volume up around older members of your family... AWKWARD :D"
So I finally got round to playing Heavy Rain! After playing Beyond Two Souls last year (which I LOVED) I had to give Heavy Rain a try too!
Image Source: http://static.tumblr.com/73xd9qg/xX3lpulq3/heavyrain.png
What a great game! The story completely sucked me in! I started playing after tea time and basically didn't put the controller down until I'd finished.
It's a narrative-driven game based mainly around Ethan Mars (see below) and the relationship he has with his son, Shaun. All of the characters have their own storyline and gameplay which occasionally interweave. Your actions and choices determine the fate of each character.
Ethan - Image source: http://www.gamesknit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/heavy-rain-1260106446.jpg
Ethan with his son Shaun - Image 3: http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/165034-heavy-rain-proves-ebert-was-right/bb-noscale.jpg
It is pretty cool how much your decisions can affect the storyline - you'll only notice this by partaking in a little plot googling after completing your game.
I loved all of the characters; loved the mood of the game; loved how the game looked, and most of all I loved the way tons of the gameplay is just controlling the character to do every-day mundane things. I love games like that - I don't know what it is, maybe it's something to do with feeling sucked into someone else's life and really living through them in another world? This is why I loved putting make-up on Madison and brushing Ethan's teeth. ^^
Ethan brushing his teeth! ^^ - Image 4: http://firsthour.net/screenshots/heavy-rain/heavy-rain-ethan-brush-teeth.jpg
So to summarise, what a great game! If you're into narrative heavy games with a little bit of mystery and thrilling action sequences this is the game for you! Also, if you love nudity it's the game for you - but don't play the part at the club with the volume up around older members of your family... AWKWARD :D
P.S. Now I want to draw the characters so bad @@
P.P.S Also if you want to watch an awesome video about Heavy Rain watch this :)