Silent French Film: The Video Game

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In Rain, you are invisible. The only time you can see your character — a small boy wandering a dark city — is when you venture out into the seemingly never-ending downpour. With a lead character who is not only invisible, but also mute, Rain's main appeal lies in its presentation: a haunting soundtrack coupled with dark and moody visuals make this an experience that feels more like a French film than a traditional video game. The adventure has you following the trail of a young, equally invisible girl, and attempting to unravel the mysteries of the monster-filled, people-free world. The end result is one of the most unique and beautiful experiences on the PlayStation 3.

via www.theverge.com

Andrew Webster goes on to specify this PS3 game is like a silent French film, which, in itself, is reason to buy the game. He doesn't venture any titles, but Louis Feuillade's great serial Fantômas (1915-1916) immediately comes to mind. So does Alberto Cavalcanti's Rien que les heures (1926).

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