Top 5 Games Hurt by “Innovation”.
It really sucks that a game like Heavy Rain is on this list. With its awesome execution and deep storyline, it definitely deserved all the acclaim it got. Still, when making a game that plays like a movie, it’s important not to overdo it. Uncharted did it right by having Nolan North’s lovable character and spot-on voice acting give us a break from the linear action.
Heavy Rain, on the other hand consists of essentially QTEs (which are much more fitting for dodging falling objects that brushing your teeth), cutscenes and “Press X to Jason”, which prolonged a story that would only last a few hours at most otherwise, even though it’s very well written.