It's been a few days now, not sure why I haven't posted this sooner, but my mom gifted me with a brand new PS3 slim, and Heavy Rain. I had just mentioned to her on the phone that my PS3 was broken, and she didn't really seem to care or anything, nor did I expect her too. Then she showed up the next day at my house with the PS3 and game... I was stunned. Asked her why, and she really didn't have anything to say. Guess she was just feeling generous. I'll more then likely end up paying her back for it, but I'm still thrilled to have a PS3 again, and much earlier then I imagined.
About .00001 of second after she left, I had the PS3 hooked up and installing Heavy Rain. My god. Never have my emotions been toyed with quite as severely by a video game. Happiness, sadness, fear, anger, the full gambit. The ending I received actually brought tears(of joy). It seems impossible to me not to love this game. The story is superior to pretty much any movie in a similar genre, especially considering how much longer it is and how well it retains the players interest. The game mechanics are unique, engrossing, and in my opinion downright fun. Some of the chase scenes/action sequences can be bone shatteringly tense. Even the smallest of actions like starting up your car lend greatly to the whole experience. This is a game that I will be remembering and revisiting generations down the road, just as it's precursor, Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit is.
I enjoyed and would recommend any of them, aside from Where The Wild Things Are... I really could not tolerate that movie at all. Some of the most inane and insufferable dialogue between the kid and the monsters that I've ever heard, and the movie in general just felt like a chore to sit through.
Well, that's all for me. Hope everyones doing well.