Why It’s Worth Buying Heavy Rain on PS4

Heavy Rain is an incredibly immersive narrative-based PS3 game from 2010. The full scale of what had hit the gaming industry that year would quickly become apparent among a niche audience, and the game would go on to be a major case study in the video games as art argument that was just beginning to take shape. The cinematic nature of the title defined its success – it was an interactive experience of the highest sense, and demonstrated a video game narrative’s ability to extend beyond the screen.

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Bringing Heavy Rain into 2016, then, is the PS4 remaster that hits stores today. With resolution boosted up to 1080p, and incredibly life-like facial movements. Even if you’re just looking to buy the PS4 remaster based on its looks – it’s worth it. Textures have been stripped and re-rendered, and the titular rain itself has been detailed and brought to life. Better shadow and light rendering, reduction of screen tear, and a consistent frame rate, brings the cinematic into the spectacle. For a game so primed on its movie-like qualities, it’s not surprising so much work went into the visuals, and it’s less surprising that it’s come out looking so good.

 

 

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