Video: What Is Heavy Rain, Exactly?

by Joe Juba on Feb 23, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Many hardcore gamers have been eagerly anticipating the release of Heavy Rain, Sony and Quantic Dream's unique interactive narrative. However, others may be still be confused as to what all the fuss is about. In this video, Heavy Rain director David Cage explains the concept behind Heavy Rain's innovative storytelling method.

Player choice has played an important role in gaming for years, so how is Heavy Rain different? It isn't about choosing a line of dialogue from a list of options; the decisions you make will determine how (and if) various scenes unfold, thereby shaping your perception of the events and characters. Cage offers a spoiler-free explanation of how the game handles the intertwining destinies of the characters and how the story bends to accommodate the decisions you make as a player.

I've already made my fondness for Heavy Rain known; it's a game that not only tries something new, it also succeeds spectacularly. Give the video a look, and if the idea seems interesting to you, be sure pick up a copy and support this one-of-a-kind game.