Opinion appears to be divided over upcoming PS3 release 'Heavy Rain' making it either the greatest console game ever, or one long yawn fest, depending of course on who you choose to listen to.
David Cage, the game's writer has compared it to a good movie, or novel, something that the users can immerse themselves in, but then Kevin Costner said something similar about Waterworld. Cage though, clearly believes that HR is a breakthrough in the genre of console games, a radical departure from zombie shoot em ups and war simulations.
He believes that console gaming has only scratched the surface of what is ultimately possible, and Sony are praying to God that he's right, because if he isn't it will cost the electronics giant millions.
However, not everybody is so enthusiastic, let alone optimistic. Gamer Jimmy C.U. Scott from Accrington, who has apparently played the game, told us:
"It's all right. I mean like, the graphics are good and all that, but there's not a lot going on. Sometimes it feels like you're waiting for a bus on a slow day. It does sort of get you involved in it, I'll say that, but then I found me mind started to wander a bit and I started thinking about pies and that bastard of a boss at work."
It seems that anybody who wants to find out about this game is going to have to buy it. Which is what the makers seem to want.
In our office, we're still playing Pac-Man and Sonic The Hedgehog.
More as we get it.