Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

Heavy Rain

I really want to like Heavy Rain.  No, I really want Heavy Rain to be so good that I can’t help but enjoy Heavy Rain.

I know what I don’t want.  I don’t want it to be a compelling human drama and then suddenly turn into something completely ridiculous that I cared nothing for, but ended up having to finish simply because I had come too far not to.  Indigo Prophecy’s story had a lot of potential about a man committing a murder but being completely innocent at the same time.

But then it became something else entirely.  I would have been okay with it slowly turning into something with magical realism.  But it turned into this blathering seething mass of a story that didn’t seem to know what it was about.  It was as if they ran out of story budget and then everyone turned into orange goo.

I know only snippets about Heavy Rain’s storyline, little bits and pieces that I’ve gleaned from here and there.  There are four characters.  One of them is a special agent of some sort with super crime fighting sunglasses.  That’s about all I know so far, and I’m okay with that.  I really want to know more, but I want to experience it.  I want that wonder and awe I felt from playing the first half of Indigo Prophecy.

I just hope that it lives up to that promise.