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Heavy Rain Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Everybody can breathe a sigh of relief, because Heavy Rain was definitely worth the long wait. This is an intriguing murder mystery that will have you guessing all the way to the end. Best of all, the narrative is one of the strongest I've seen in years. Even with some inconsistent voice acting and the unorthodox controls, Heavy Rain is a must-own PlayStation 3 game! Rating: 92%
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Heavy Rain is not the easiest video game sell. It's a dreary adventure gameplay about depressed people, origami and a serial killer. And there's rain ... lots and lots of rain. This is not the uplifting game of the year. You will not be inspired by Sony's newest adventure game. Instead you get a gritty murder mystery that will have you guessing all the way to the end. This is a game that asks you a simple question: Are you willing to suffer the consequences for your actions?

Heavy Rain follows several different storylines all happening at the same time. At the center of the story is a serial murderer known as the Origami Killer. Not much is known about this killer, but over the last three years he's been kidnapping children and hiding their bodies in plain sight. The Origami Killer has struck again, this time capturing the son of a very depressed man named Ethan. Over the past two years Ethan has suffered a number of personal tragedies, including the loss of his eldest son, his job and his marriage. This is a man who is determined to not lose yet another thing he loves and is on a mission to rescue him before it's too late.

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Across town there's a private investigator looking for the mysterious serial killer. He's been investigating these murders for a number of years now and spends much of his time tracking down the families and looking for any hot leads. He teams up with an unlikely ally, a victimized mother looking for payback. He's a big cop and she's a thin woman, but together they may be able to get close enough to crack this case.

But don't think that these two freelance cops are the only people investigating the trail. In yet another story we play Norman Jayden, a rookie FBI agent who comes to town to solve the Origami Killer case. Although he's new on the scene, he's able to catch up by using brand new portable computer technology. Unlike all of the other characters trying to locate Ethan's boy, Agent Jayden has a pair of sunglasses called ARI. When he puts the glasses on he can quickly comb through the FBI's archives, cross reference DNA evidence, identify fingerprints and much, much more.

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The final storyline involves a mysterious woman who checks into the same hotel as Ethan. The two become close friends, although it's probably not for the reasons either of them would like. Madison decides to help a sympathetic Ethan, although it seems like that only involves her fixing his wounds and making sure he doesn't lose too much blood from his injuries. Before long she finds herself caught up in the mystery, running missions to try and track down the real killer.
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