We have the greatest respect for Quantic Dream's David Cage, who is in charge of the Heavy Rain project, which we consider to be one of the most promising PlayStation 3 exclusives yet.
And in a recent Eurogamer interview , Cage talks a bit about the inspiration behind the game's storyline (you've probably heard that it's based on Cage's personal experience of almost losing his son), the much-debated striptease scene, and the annoying belief that the entire game is only about QTEs (Quick Time Events). Regarding the nudity, Cage agrees that if you're making the game for kids, you "shouldn't do that," but if you're making a game for adults, than there's "nothing you can't do" and he's not about to "censor himself" for no reason. As for the QTE question, Cage says the balance between QTEs and the rest of the gameplay is about the same as it was in Fahrenheit (which you probably know as Indigo Prophecy ). The point is that you can control your character "at all times" and QTEs only comprise a small portion of the events on screen. Lastly, Cage praised Sony for really "paying attention to the quality of a game" and "that's the only thing that matters to them, and to us, too."
In the end, he says Quantic "made the game they wanted to make," and that's all we can ask for. It has been noted that PS3 exclusives tend to be of a higher level than most all multiplatform releases, so it seems clear that Sony demands something special from those who wish to produce an exclusive title. Well, Heavy Rain absolutely qualifies as "special" in our minds.
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain