recently, i downloaded the heavy rain demo from the playstation store. i had done my homework, and by all accounts, the game looked good. then i started playing the demo. graphically, it’s one of the best games i’ve seen.
the game play is another issue. it’s so… boring. there’s a few cool elements, like being able to see your characters’ thoughts, and the game seems to make use of the ps3’s motion controls.
i only played the old man investigator, and the young cop. the old man is slow, but plodding along i can understand because he’s old and unfit. he’s trying to look for some hooker’s kid. she’s not cooperative. frankly, i don’t take anything from game characters. if they don’t give you what you want, beat them. if they still don’t give you what you want, try to kill them. this old man though, wow. not in a good way. you get a bunch of dialogue choices that don’t wow me. i got whatever info from this chick, and left. but, the second he leaves the apartment, he’s got a fit of asthma. just then, some tough bastard walks along the hall and forces his way into the apartment and starts fighting with the hooker. he somehow rallies himself though and breaks it up. WTF. we’re honestly expected to believe this old wheezy bastard is going to break up a fight between the hooker and one of the ex-clients? come on.
the young guy was equally boring. what the fuck? he plods too? he went to a crime scene where a murder had happened. blah blah blah. the storyline is a yawn, personally.
maybe i’m being too judgy. i wanted to like it – but i really feel let down. anyone out there have a comment?