I've had an interest in Heavy Rain ever since the first preview I saw in Game Informer magazine way back when. That one picture of a woman pointing a gun while crying. I don't remember what issue that was, but it was a while back. The preview was mostly showing off the next gen graphics at the time. The graphics of that one screenshot looked amazing and I enjoyed reading the preview. What the game is...heavy on story? Sign me up!



I love games that are story driven. You can thank the Metal Gear series for that. Whether or not Heavy Rain's story is worth my time or not I wouldn't know. I've kept myself from any spoilers about the game. No youtube videos and I stay away from threads about the game in forums. Hopefully, writing this blog doesn't backfire on me with a spoiler filled comment *wink wink*. I did play through the demo however which I liked. The graphics looked good and I really wanted to know what the heck was going on with the story. The gameplay was interesting, but I know you don't play this for the gameplay. It's all about the story.

But you see this is why I never bought the game when it first released and really that's why I still haven't purchased it. There was absolutely no way I was going to buy this game at $60. In my head I have this set price for how much I would pay for any game. Same goes for everything else I would buy in life and everyone is like this. There are people who looked at Heavy Rain and thought $60 was a fair deal. Nothing wrong with that, but I just couldn't do it. But a game like Skyrim comes around and $60 feels like a steal.



Now it's been over two years since Heavy Rain released and I still haven't purchased it. Why? Because every store I go to the game is listed at $30. I still can't do it. I know I could probably get the game cheaper online somewhere, but I just don't like buying things online. What I'm trying to say is I'm cheap when it comes to certain games and I'm terrified of being scammed on the internet. Sure I could rent it, but I only rent games that I'm not sure I want or not. I want Heavy Rain and I want to take my time with it.

The set price in my head that I would pay for Heavy Rain is $20 and I have been waiting for two years for the game to get to that price. I'm starting to wonder if it's going to happen. I was going through the same thing with Infamous. I wanted the game, but I just couldn't bring myself to pay the $30 for it. The only reason I have played Infamous is because of the two free games deal Sony made after the PS3 hacking fiasco happened.

Is there something about PS3 exclusives where they hit that $30 mark and then they just stay there for a really long time that I don't know about? I usually end up laughing at myself every time I think about this. Every time I go into the store I pick Heavy Rain up, look at it, then look at the price and I just can't pull the trigger. I know the price is just $10 more from what I want it to be, but I just can't do it.



Am I the only one that's like this? What are some games you guys want, but can't bring yourself to pay the money for?