When I went to the store, I asked for a single-player game with good replay value. The buzz at the time was up about this game, and I asked Thorin Oakenshield, who was tending the counter if this was a good choice. He proceeded to tell me what a unique and special experience it was and how he was too afraid to replay the game because he would taint the integrity of the first playthrough.
I bought the game.
I returned it a day later and got Alpha Protocol. It says a lot that I do not regret anything about this decision.
All it would have taken for this game not to be a smoldering crater of ineptness was a sense of humor, but I suppose thats too much to ask from a company that is willing to cater to people who need this kind of garbage to find validation in their own existence.
Hank Friendly yes, if for no other reason than that I still blew 60 bucks on the game after being told things that sent off huge screaming alarm bells inside my mind. I guess I didnt make it clear enough that the guy behind the counter equated this SHITTY VIDEOGAME to AN ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILM. If I had a video of the gamestop employee describing why Heavy Rain was more rewarding than anything he had experienced in the totality of his life to date, maybe it would make more sense.
Mother_Puncher I laughed at this unlike the most of the others. The fat guy was spot-on, the guy looking for Jason, the guy who found Jason for him and the White Knight of Yonder Food Court trying to rescue the food wench from possible discomfort.
Adramelech Five stars for the sheer force of concentrated douchebag found in this video from 1:45-1:50.
Quad9Damage Five for acting like asses in public and annoying a bunch of people who will likely never play Heavy Rain or even hear about it. An extra star for the Sixaxis orange juice shake. Seventeen more for the douchebag and his lameass attempt at getting the cashier wet.