Once you've got the controls, Heavy Rain's plot really starts. A family trip to the mall turns gradually terrifying as you realise you've lost one of your boys. Pushing through the crowds, you're desperately looking for the red balloon he was holding. This is barely more interactive than moving in the direction of any red balloon you can see while hitting X to issue the ever-more shaky command to yell out your boy's name. It's a slow, un-gamey start to Heavy Rain, but by the end of the first chapter, it's already more gripping than any other videogame.