Lorenzo Winfrey writes, "Heavy Rain has been a long time in the making and some of us industry insiders were starting to wonder would it ever see the light of day, glad to say that it finally made it and it doesn't disappoint. Heavy Rain will very quickly turn into much more than a video game for most players, it becomes this complex saga that you are drawn into and you literally agonize over lots of decisions during the game. In the end I suppose their are no right or wrong decisions necessarily, just a different set of consequences to deal with.
In Heavy Rain, you are on the trail of the Origami Killer, a really nasty individual who has a habit for letting little boys drown and then leaving their bodies in wastelands. The game is actually played from four different perspectives: Ethan Mars, father of missing child Shaun Mars, Agent Norman Jayden, on loan from the FBI to profile the Origami Killer, Scott Shelby, a private investigator hired by the families of the victims of the Origami Killer, and Madison Paige, an insomniac among other things. The game progresses little by little through the eyes of each character and slowly things become more clear as all the stories start to intertwine."