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  • Summary: Experience a gripping psychological crime thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where even the smallest actions and choices can cause dramatic consequences. The hunt is on for the Origami Killer, named after his calling card of leaving folded paper shapes on victims. FourExperience a gripping psychological crime thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where even the smallest actions and choices can cause dramatic consequences. The hunt is on for the Origami Killer, named after his calling card of leaving folded paper shapes on victims. Four characters, each with their own motives, take part in a desperate attempt to stop the killer from claiming a new victim. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 16, 2019
    85
    Even ten years after its premiere, this interactive thriller from David Cage is still great. Sometimes you can sense the age when it comes to visuals, but if you haven’t played this yet, you are in for a treat.
  2. Jul 11, 2019
    80
    Solid port, but there are some problems with the controls.
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    80
    It is an incredibly jarring, emotionally gutting game with beautiful music that sinks its teeth into you and refuses to let go until it reels back with a piece of your heart.
  4. Heavy Rain is perfect game, PC port looks good and works smoothly.
  5. 70
    Heavy Rain was quite the unique release in 2010 and is still worth a look for genre fans. This PC re-release improves a lot of things about that original experience, but doesn't go as far as it could in some respects.
  6. Jun 27, 2019
    70
    Of course, it’s a good thing that Heavy Rain is now available on PC. Many people will be able to play it for the first time and the game is still very beautiful, visuals-wise. But the mouse/keyboard controls are sluggish.
  7. Jul 8, 2019
    65
    Nine years later, Heavy Rain’s flaws have only become more pronounced. Even so, strong narrative design can’t be denied, and it’s just enough to ease the pain caused by the game’s more outrageous blunders.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 56
  2. Negative: 11 out of 56
  1. Jun 26, 2019
    10
    The PC version offers the graphical excellence for this amazing 2010 interactive drama, which is getting low scores from Epic Games haters.The PC version offers the graphical excellence for this amazing 2010 interactive drama, which is getting low scores from Epic Games haters. The game will be released on other stores once the exclusivity deal is over. Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2020
    10
    Atmosphere is very good. The story is amazing. This game can be best story game ever. Just play this masterpiece.
  3. Aug 6, 2019
    10
    very good game. original deep story, not too easy, not too hard. it's possible to repeat the chapter after you die with a character. sometimesvery good game. original deep story, not too easy, not too hard. it's possible to repeat the chapter after you die with a character. sometimes it seems a bit slow, but it's art. not a stupid shooter. Expand
  4. Jul 19, 2019
    8
    Main evaluation criteria:
    -Story: 8
    -Atmosphere: 7 -Characters: 8 -Graphics and design: 8 -Gameplay: 7 -Sound and Music: 7 -Bugs: 10
    Main evaluation criteria:
    -Story: 8
    -Atmosphere: 7
    -Characters: 8
    -Graphics and design: 8
    -Gameplay: 7
    -Sound and Music: 7
    -Bugs: 10

    Аdditional evaluation criteria (Do not really affect the assessment):
    -Freedom of choice: 10
    -Coop in Story mode: 0
    -Multiplayer: 0
    -Mods and the ability to change the game: 0
    -Interface: 8

    Scores from 1 to 10, the higher the better
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  5. Jul 24, 2020
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. ITALIAN:
    Più che di un videogioco bisognerebbe parlare di un film interattivo.

    AUDIO E GRAFICA:
    Comparto grafico che nella versione PC è aggiornato rispetto a quello della versione PS3, risultando piuttosto gradevole soprattutto nei volti. Manca un po' di occlusione ambientale che a tratti fa sembrare che i personaggi non tocchino terra. Inoltre alcune scene di intermezzo secondo me non sono state rifatte e quindi risultano più brutte e meno fluide (come se andassero ai 30 FPS della PS3 nonostante il gioco vada a 60 FPS su PC).

    Per quanto riguarda l'audio invece è tutto molto buono e anche il doppiaggio italiano non è male, pecca solo in certi personaggi (come Madison) e nella poca varietà di certe frasi.

    GAMEPLAY:
    In un gioco del genere il gameplay è abbastanza secondario ma risulta a tratti comunque interessante.

    Carina l'idea di interagire con gli elementi sfruttando vari movimenti dell'analogico destro del controller (non so come sia con mouse e tastiera), così come la presenza di molti quick time events (alcuni lunghi e complessi).

    Pessimo invece il sistema di movimento dei personaggi e di gestione della telecamera. L'idea sarebbe quella di dare un taglio cinematografico ad ogni scena, ma spesso le inquadrature cambiano di colpo, non si capisce bene lo spazio e pur cambiando la visuale (con un tasto si cambia tra due inquadrature) a volte certe zone rimangono difficilmente visibili.

    STORIA (no spoiler):
    Ovviamente il punto più alto del gioco.
    Pur durando solo 7 ore circa la trama sa essere profonda e complessa, ma sempre chiara e coerente. È presente qualche situazione non spiegata e buco di trama, ma ci si può passare sopra (di cui parlerò nella sezione spoiler).

    Bellissima l'idea di controllare 4 personaggi diversi le cui storie nel tempo si intrecciano.
    La trama di Heavy Rain è quella che avrei voluto in L.A. Noire, che invece pecca nel voler affrontare più storie ma senza far empatizzare con nessuna di queste.

    In conclusione, non è un gioco da tutti perchè è piuttosto lento nel gameplay e molto legato alla storia, ma se si è alla ricerca di una trama interessante si fa fatica a trovare di meglio, soprattutto rispetto a quanto dura.

    VOTO: 8.5/10

    SPOILER:
    Ci sono alcune situazioni non spiegate che rovinano la credibilità della storia.
    Innanzitutto il padre di Shaun, dopo i suoi blackout, si risveglia più volte in strada con un origami in mano. Giustamente si pensa subito a lui come Assassino dell'Origami ma non lo è e la cosa non viene mai spiegata.

    Inoltre verso la fine Madison ottiene il nome dell'assassino e reagisce stupita, ma in realtà non mi pare si siano mai incontrati prima.

    Infine ha poco senso che sul luogo di rapimento di Shaun la polizia voglia uccidere Ethan quando a poca distanza c'è Norman che combatte con l'assassino e dovrebbero vederlo/sentirlo.
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  6. Aug 20, 2020
    6
    I've been longing for a game that similar with LA Noire. Not the open world aspect, but the investigation, collecting evidence, solving crimeI've been longing for a game that similar with LA Noire. Not the open world aspect, but the investigation, collecting evidence, solving crime and such. A friend recommended me Heavy Rain. Too bad for me, I don't own a console, Playstation 3 for this matter. As soon as this game announced to coming on PC I was excited. But today when I play it, on the first impression all I got is dissapointment.

    First the game was badly optimized. I have **** tons of games released at 2012 that runs very well at max on my machine. This game, not so much, and it looks uglier than most of the game I had on that period. They could've spend more time optimizing it before releasing on the PC.

    Second, there're too many chores to do instead of giving the players the good stuffs in front. I mean even LA Noire's first case was pretty interesting. I get it that this was sort of like "tutorial mode" in order to make the player grasp on how to navigate and control the game. But later on you still have some of these chores here and there. I feel like they're just there as a "filler" to make the game much more of a game than an interactive movie.

    This is not a bad game despite those two major flaws. I would say this is the next evolution of point and click adventure games that were popular in the late 80's and early 90's. Or an interactive movie on which story comes first.

    Still I was hoping for a game that have hyper laser focus on crime solving. I wouldn't mind LA Noire 2, without the open world and driving segments. Or Heavy Rain 2, with much less chores and better pacing. I've looked at Detroit gameplay, it's a much more polished Heavy Rain, and seems it have better pacing. It give you a very interesting first case right on your face earlier on.

    Maybe I'll give that one a try sometimes in the future. For those who interested in this game, probably better to just skip to Detroit instead.
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  7. Oct 23, 2019
    0
    Good story telling when it actually works.
    Crashes.
    Button prompts are extremely annoying. Range from menial to just instantly kill someone.
    Good story telling when it actually works.
    Crashes.
    Button prompts are extremely annoying. Range from menial to just instantly kill someone. Why is that a problem?
    Because its not made clear what each button prompt does. At one point i wanted to check what an item is only to instantly chug some pills. At another point there was a standoff and i killed a guy because there was a button prompt but the button prompt didnt say **** go **** and murder him on the spot".
    Its hard to pick the dialogue choices you want - not because they are all interesting but because the writing floats in circles and wiggles making it impossible to read in the time they want you to make a choice. On top of that they tend to change numbers - i.e. if a dialogue choice was previous button "2" then in the next spinwheel dialogue choice it might be 3 or 4 and thats just stupid af.
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