Rely on Horror, J. Bocanegra writes: "I have a lot of fond memories with Heavy Rain. It’s funny, because the game is pretty depressing. Like, one of the most depressing games I’ve played to this day. But I still had a great time throughout the entire experience. It was really immersive, and its story—despite some flaws with the writing at certain points—kept me hooked all throughout its presented mystery of the Origami Killer."