Past Cure Isn't Heavy Rain, But It Still Hopes to Be Intriguing

From IGN - December 6, 2017
By Ryan McCaffrey

Past Cure doesnt pretend to be what it isntmeaning a big-budget, AAA game. Its being made by a startup studio of eight people, and its priced at $30. That it has similarities to Heavy Rain is more of a coincidence than anything else; its developers note that both they and Quantic Dream are Europe.

That the main character even looks like Heavy Rains Ethan? Well...thats a bit weird, I suppose.

I played a few sections of Past Curea cinematic action-adventure game about a man who wakes up three years after being experimented on, with no memories of that time but also with psychic powers. Is it particularly pretty? No. Is the voice acting very good? Not really. But still, I want this story-driven tale, which the developers say is good for about 8-10 hours of gameplay, to be good. And its because I like the concept.

Some missions have gameplay style choices, such as a parking garage section where you can go guns blazing, using your Time Perception power to slow down everyone but you and rack up one headshot after another; or be stealthy, sneaking up behind bad guys and knifing them Sam Fisher-style, or activating the Astral Plane, which lets you have a controllable out-of-body experience to zap security cameras, for instance.


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