Posted By: Shrygue
via Computer and Video Games
PSM3 magazine has given Quantic Dream's curious psycho thriller a healthy 88 percent score (and that's 18 percent more than it gave Final Fantasy XIII).
88's a good score. Not quite the revolution you may have hoped but we're playing it now and we like it too.
"The narrative takes precedence over everything else," says PSM3. "It's essentially a nine-hour film that you nudge along by following on-screen button prompts, although you feel more connected with the action than this might suggest."
It goes on: "The only reason you won't like Heavy Rain is how little it feels like a 'game'. At least in the traditional sense. The only bit that feels distinctively gamey is when you're using Jayden's futuristic visor to track down clues at crime scenes ... Think the detective scenes in Batman: Arkham Asylum, but much more detailed and involving."
PSM3 says the game delivers its branching story though, and this makes for inevitable replay value. "As soon as you finish the game, we guarantee you'll immediately start a new game to explore the scenes you almost certainly missed, or alternate dialogue."
The news comes after Official PlayStation Magazine's Heavy Rain review rewarded the game with a 9/10, whilst GamesMaster gave it an equally impressive 91 per cent.