IGN writes: "One of the most brilliant things about Heavy Rain is the game's insistence that you live out the lives of its characters. This is not an intense, dramatic game at every passing moment -- Quantic Dream's breath-taking project is much more than that. Heavy Rain puts you in the shoes of its cast and let's you live every moment of it... even the moments in-between.
Here at Gamescom 2009, located in the heart of Cologne, writer and director of Heavy Rain, David Cage, revealed the final two characters in the main cast of four: Detective Scott Shelby and Ethan Mars. I wrote about my introduction to Detective Shelby earlier in the show, but I knew little about Ethan besides what Cage mentioned during Sony's press conference. I had the opportunity to sit down with Cage as he walked me through the opening moments of the game, which feature Ethan Mars, two years after a terrible tragedy strikes his family."