Itchy Thumbs writes: "When we, as writers, begin to play a game, an initial sense of how to go about a review usually springs to mind. Start with an introduction, move onto plot and then follow up with a look at controls and visuals is the formula that can be applied to the majority of titles. Then Heavy Rain made its grand appearance and after playing it and placing down the controller, a new thought entered the mind; Just how do you begin to review this game? The obvious start is by acknowledging the fact that Heavy Rain is developed and directed by the same team that bought Fahrenheit to life back in 2005. David Cage once again displays his imagination in this Quantic Dream release which retains elements from his last title, creating an almost entirely new gaming genre known as Interactive Films."