Edge: Beyond the Pad

Gamers have long had it too easy. People should applaud Quantic Dream's approach to cybernetics, as revealed in Edge's preview of Heavy Rain. If you want to hide, the system dictates that you keep a random, awkward combination of buttons held down. The discomfort you feel in your fingers mirrors the discomfort of your character, folded up into an airing cupboard. And so you relate to your character because you share her pain.

This is an excellent idea, and it only remains for other courageous developers to take the next logical steps.

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