Almost immediately upon seeing the first available footage of Heavy Rain, I knew Quantic Dream was on to something special, and that I wanted in. Based on their previous effort, Indigo Prophecy, it was clear that this game wasn’t going to fall under any previous pretenses of what a video game was. Even the developers themselves were quick to assert that this was an experience more akin to an interactive movie than it was a video game. Despite the fact that it doesn’t have as much in common with Gears of War and Uncharted as those two have with each other, that doesn’t mean Heavy Rain can’t be a great game. After finishing Heavy Rain, it’s clear that Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain is more than a game; it’s an experience.