Heavy Rain IGN Review // Review Embargo Lifted
IGN has reviewed Heavy Rain and gave the game a 9.0/10. For being a game that plays different than most other games out there, that is a very high score! They praised the story, claiming it’s one of the best in video gaming and gave kudos to the risky control scheme, saying that it probably wouldn’t have worked with any other kind of control setup. They have also stated that you’ll gain a connection with the characters and will most likely want to play through the ending chapters multiple times for “vastly” different endings.
Glad to hear that the control scheme works well. They had a few minor issues, though, like some objects not being as detailed as they should be, a few unclear prompts, the accent of the voice actors slipping through on some of the lines, and a couple weird hand/finger twitches. Their biggest complaint, though, was the beginning’s very slow start, but after a supposed couple of hours, the game’s story really draws you in and you’ll not want to put the controller down. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one ;).
You can read the entirety of the review here.
UPDATE: It seems like everyone and their brother has reviewed the game :P. Where’s our review copy? haha. Anyway, Metacritic currently puts the game at a 90 out of 32 reviews. You can check that out here.