Once you get beyond the wooden, unrealistic dialog, you’re left with a number of plot holes and unearned twists throughout the game’s conclusion. A good twist is one where the audience feels like they could’ve guessed if they had been paying more attention. The twist in “Heavy Rain” will come as more of a shock, simply because it makes no sense whatsoever. I can’t see anyone playing through the ending of this game and being satisfied with the result.
Well, there you go. I know that it looks like a biased pick and there are some positive reviews out there, but this one just confirms everything I’ve thought about the game from the very first videos I saw, hence it must be right.
(I’m amazed that Sony let Quantic Dreams skimp on the American voice actors, though.)
I thought Chime (Xbox 360) was stupid when I saw the videos, but it has some merit. I’d buy it if I had MS points to throw away.
You know how every reviewer said the actors sounded like they spoke English as a second language? Turns out they were not French actors speaking English, but actually British actors faking an American accent with no American coach within earshot. It’s still pretty stupid, but I can see how that would happen.
(Warning: Some parts of the video seem very spoilery.)
Sounds (and looks) pretty good. But then, that has happened before, with the results that we know.