Top 10 video game guides: 'Heavy Rain' ahead

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The 10 most popular of GameFAQs' walkthroughs on Thursday, February 26 included three fresh entries, with site users seeking help or guidance on atmospheric detective story Heavy Rain, the role-playing adventures of Final Fantasy XIII, and the handheld sleuthing of Miles Edgeworth.

01) Heavy Rain (PS3)
02) Mass Effect 2 (360)
03) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
04) Dragon Age: Origins (PC)
05) Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
07) Dragon Age: Origins (360)
08) Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS)
09) BioShock 2 (360)
10) World of Warcraft (PC)

The game Heavy Rain was released on Tuesday, February 24 in North America and on Thursday in European regions. The game is a clever, emotionally charged detective story, as the player guides four characters' efforts as they track down an elusive sociopath known only as the Origami Killer.

Though the delicate interweaving of storylines mean that no comprehensive walkthrough guide had been produced yet, plenty of site members had been weighing in with their opinions on the playthrough experience and asking questions about what age range the game is suitable for, whether it will have any extra content, and offering general hints and tips for getting the most out of it.

Final Fantasy XIII has not been recieved with the same critical acclaim as previous games in the series, but the bar has been set very high by other Final Fantasy titles, such as VII, VIII, and even XII. That said, interest in the game is still high, as evidenced by its placing here.

Though the game is not released in North America and European regions until March 9, it has been out in Japan for two and a half months now, so some contributors have been able to play it and offer insights for the benefit of other internet users.

Miles Edgeworth is another investigative detective game, but in an entirely different style from Heavy Rain. It's loud, brash, colorful, and far from subtle. Part of the hit Phoenix Wright series, Japanese DS owners have been enjoying it since May 2009 though a game dependent on language for much of its flair really needs a localized translation for players to fully appreciate it.

Miles Edgeworth was released in North America and European / PAL regions in the week of February 15 and the number of walkthroughs here have been growing since then, even including a "spoiler-free" guide which is intentionally bare-bones and basic, giving players the information they need to proceed, while letting the game itself reveal key plot twists when the time is right.

Source: GameFAQs, the fifth most popular video game website on Alexa.com

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