"Overall Heavy Rain is an amazing story, with unfortunate and unnecessary flaws. Heavy Rain is easily a 9+/10 from the story alone, but the graphical, audio, and controls issues bring the game down from its full potential. There are slow moments in the game, but they allow the jaw dropping moments to be as impressive as they are (for example Origami Challenge 3). In Heavy Rain every decision matters, and will affect how your story unfolds. Heavy Rain succeeds with what the developers set out to do, but as a game Heavy Rain just missed that plateau of gaming genius. Heavy Rain is a tremendously and for the most part successful movement in the world of gaming. Heavy Rain is a rich and nourishing game, which will challenge video game narrative from now on" (Neocrisis).