Heavy Rain US box art misses the point

Remember when Sony revealed the European cover for Heavy Rain? At the time I liked the focus on the origami bird (assuming it is a bird) but thought the type and general feel was a bit ‘cookie cutter’ for a mystery game. Place that against the recently unveiled US box art and it starts to look a hell of a lot better! Sadly Sony have chosen to mimic Lost or any other number of hit US shows with America’s art – not to mention how it’s stopped raining. Rather than surrounded by droplets, the origami piece now sits in a depressing puddle and has an uncomfortable glare. The cautious style of this cover is no doubt the ‘safe’ option but still feels like a missed opportunity.

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