PSX Extreme Preview: Heavy Rain

Essentially, developer Quantic Dream wants to focus almost entirely on storyline and character development, which is exceedingly rare in this day and age. There's only one potential stumbling block with this approach to game creation: if the player isn't interested by either the story or characters, the entire experience becomes boring and tedious. It's like failing to connect with a book; if you're not drawn in after the first few chapters, you simply don't care about what happens to the characters, or how the plot spins out. But even so, you have to applaud Quantic for taking this significant risk, especially in an industry where sequels and spinoffs typically rule the sales charts.

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