Heavy Rain is a cinematic psychological thriller from game developer Quantic Dream exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Dealing with a range of adult themes, the game revolves around a sophisticated plot and strong narrative threads that explore a complex moral proposition. You assume the role of multiple characters with very different backgrounds, motivations, and skills in a world where each player decision affects what will follow.
The game focuses on four different characters; Ethan Mars, a father and main protagonist; Scott Shelby, a private eye; Norman Jayden, an FBI agent and finally Madison Paige, a photojournalist. They are very different characters and do not know each other at the game's point, but are all connected in the sense that they all have interest in the game's main antagonist, the Origami Killer.
|Minimum System Requirements||Recommended System Requirements|
|CPU||Core2Duo 2.4GHz||Core i7 860|
|VRAM||2048 MB||4096 MB|
|RAM||Graphics 1 GB RAM Nvidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3870||Memory 1,5 GB RAM|
|OS||OS Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10||OS Windows 8.1 / 10|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 with 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870 with 2GB||Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 with 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 with 4GB|
|Direct X||Sound Card ® 9.0c or higher||Sound Card ® 9.0c or higher|
|HDD Space||Hard Drive 21 GB available space||Hard Drive 25 GB available space|
|Game Analysis||Heavy Rain is an interactive drama psychological thriller video game created by Quantic Dream exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game is written and directed by QuanticDream's founder and CEO David Cage. Heavy Rain's story is a dramatic thriller modeled after film noir, featuring four protagonists involved with the mystery of theOrigami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drownhis victims. Ethan Mars is trying to save his sonfrom being the next victim, whileinvestigative journalist Madison Paige,FBI profiler Norman Jayden, andprivate detective Scott Shelby are eachtrying to track down clues to the Origami Killer's identity. The playerinteracts with the game by performingactions highlighted on screen relatedto motions on the controller, and insome cases, performing a series of quick time events during fast-paced action sequences. The player's decisions and actions during the game will affect the narrative; the main characters can be killed, and certain actions may lead to different scenes and endings.|