"Heavy Rain is different. Different in the sense that it almost makes you wonder if David Cage and the rest of his team at Quantic Dream even bother with other videogames. Feelings of fear, anger, lust, desperation, vengeance, depression, tension, and absolute distress are seamlessly transferred from the character to the player, an accomplishment that allows the game to feel brilliantly dissimilar from its peers. Heavy Rain covers ground rarely treaded by modern games and, while it occasionally stumbles, it manages to creation tension in places few games dare to go. More risks have been taken here than in any other high budget, first party offering in recent memory, maybe ever - and it absolutely deserves to be played by anyone with a passing interest in the medium."