Heavy Rain is quite the financial risk. There’s a significant emphasis on story and the “amount” of gameplay could frighteningly minimal. It’s a gorgeous looking game though and as a fan of Indigo Prophecy (especially the first half), I’m willing to invest in Heavy Rain. Those “Quick Time Events” aren’t going to deter me from trying something different. I put quotations around that because Heavy Rain’s implementation of it isn’t like Resident Evil 5’s where you will be punished repeatedly until you get it right.
The interview below will explain a bit of what Heavy Rain is trying to accomplish.