Analog Addiction writes: "(WARNING: The following editorial contains spoilers from Beyond: Two Souls)
Heavy Rain is one of my favourite PlayStation 3 exclusives. Period. The interactive journey was one of the most memorable experiences I have had in gaming, introducing me to multiple characters, and allowing their stories to intertwine in unique and interesting ways. Though these characters were dealing with the actions of a crazed murderer (known as the Origami Killer), Heavy Rain succeeded at making us care and relate to their emotions.
Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream wasn’t scared at pulling the rug from beneath our feet, if we made a mistake. Significantly, if players were to mess up certain quick time situations, characters that played pivotal roles in the narrative could die. There were no chances to react, or fix these mistakes, as the game would continue with these repercussions effecting the story taking place. One of my personal favourite characters never made it to the end of Heavy Rain, simply because I screwed up. This made Heavy Rain deliver a sense of intense dread throughout each scene."