I was one of the first in Holland to play the game Heavy Rain. Having played it's precessor (Fahrenheit), I was really enthusiastic on playing Heavy Rain.
First thing I noticed was the graphics: Really wonderful. Along with the audio and the voice acting the game gets a movie-like setting.
The story of the game revolves around the Origami Killer, a serial killer who kidnaps boys and a few days later he leaves someone dead with an origami figure and an orchid. The story starts of with an ordinary guy called Ethan. Ethan gets into complete despair when the Origami Killer gets his second son and has put everything in order to get him back. You not only play with Ethan, but also with FBI agent Norman Jayden, private investigator Scott Shelby Madison Paige and sleepless. You follow each of their stories and their hunt for the Origami Killer and soon crosses the paths of the characters together.
The unique thing about Heavy Rain are the controls. The controls are like being in a movie, doing the stuff the main character does. You can also die in the game. And it's not game over; you just start as an an other character in the game. But you will miss a lot of the story, so you dont want that :)
I finished the game in around 11 hours, and want to play it again to see what is going to happen, if I make different decisions. Heavy Rain is a special game, with emotions and moral considerations. It's not a game for everyone, because it is so different than normal, it is slow and is probably too much a film then a game. But if you are open to something else, for a new way of story and experience, then Heavy Rain is something you do not want to miss. And I definately don't want to!
Total Score: 9.4 out of 10