History VideoGame / HeavyRain

15th Aug '16 3:04:18 PM ConMan1226
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** Funnily enough, when this particular troper bought the game, the price tag was conveniently placed over [[spoiler: Shelby's face.]]
5th Aug '16 11:30:08 PM PriceCheck
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Not a killing example:
--> '''Blake:''' All packed up and ready to go?
--> '''Jayden:''' What are you talking about?
--> '''Blake:''' The investigation's over. We know who did it. We no longer need our services anymore, Norman.
5th Aug '16 11:23:05 PM PriceCheck
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* VisualNovel: Heavy Rain has much in common with the Visual Novel genre.
27th Jul '16 8:50:52 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* ShoutOut: The bartender that gives Jayden advice is practically identical, down to the outfit, to the bartender in ''Film/TheShining''. His existence as a living being is also just as ambiguous.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The bartender that gives Jayden advice is practically identical, down to the outfit, to the bartender in ''Film/TheShining''. His existence as a living being is also just as ambiguous.


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** The Origami Killer's methods and trials are practically ripped from the Jigsaw Killer in ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''.
6th Jun '16 11:21:17 PM Ohio9
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** If the player declines to have Ethan shoot the drug dealer, he will use the pistol to knock him out with a blow to the head instead. Apparently it doesn't occur to Ethan that this could also cuase a fatal injury, or perhaps his GENRESAVVY enough to know that it won't.

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** If the player declines to have Ethan shoot the drug dealer, he will use the pistol to knock him out with a blow to the head instead. Apparently it doesn't occur to Ethan that this could also cuase a fatal injury, or perhaps his GENRESAVVY GenreSavvy enough to know that it won't.
6th Jun '16 11:20:36 PM Ohio9
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** If the player declines to have Ethan shoot the drug dealer, he will use the pistol to knock him out with a blow to the head instead. Apparently it doesn't occur to Ethan that this could also cuase a fatal injury.

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** If the player declines to have Ethan shoot the drug dealer, he will use the pistol to knock him out with a blow to the head instead. Apparently it doesn't occur to Ethan that this could also cuase a fatal injury.injury, or perhaps his GENRESAVVY enough to know that it won't.
5th Jun '16 7:31:13 PM MrGuy
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** Speaking of The Old Warehouse, why is Scott [[PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou so merciful to Ethan]] when Ethan goes alone but attempts to kill Ethan in any other scenario involving Ethan? In the Ethan/Madison scenario, Scott shoots Ethan commenting that they both discovered his secret (though to be fair, he said this after he discovered Madison came along with Ethan). In the Ethan/Norman scenario, no such excuse exists because he attempts to murder Ethan ''before'' he discovers Norman's presence. In the all 3 scenario, he also attempts to kill Ethan before seeing either Madison or Norman?

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** Speaking of The Old Warehouse, why [[spoiler:why is Scott [[PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou so merciful to Ethan]] Ethan]]]] when Ethan goes alone but attempts to kill Ethan in any other scenario involving Ethan? In the Ethan/Madison scenario, Scott [[spoiler:Scott shoots Ethan commenting that they both discovered his secret (though to be fair, he said this after he discovered Madison came along with Ethan). Ethan).]] In the Ethan/Norman scenario, no such excuse exists because he [[spoiler:he attempts to murder Ethan ''before'' he discovers Norman's presence. presence.]] In the all 3 scenario, he [[spoiler:he also attempts to kill Ethan before seeing either Madison or Norman?Norman?]]
29th May '16 11:11:19 PM shado
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* TitleIn: Each scene begins with the time of day (though not the date) and, starting later in the game, the amount of rainfall in inches.
25th May '16 2:27:02 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* OedipusComplex: [[spoiler: The Oragami Killer kidnaps young boys as a way to test their fathers, putting them through a series of bloody trials. If we accept the game's Freudian Excuse (see above) then the killer is acting out an Oedipal desire to punish his father (using the fathers of boys as young as he was when his brother died, hence people that remind him of his own father) by proxy and also surpass his father by looking for a 'worthy' dad that makes it through all of hi trials. In a similar vein, the relationship he develops with the mother of one of his victims implies an Oedipal desire for his own mother.]]

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* OedipusComplex: [[spoiler: The Oragami Origami Killer kidnaps young boys as a way to test their fathers, putting them through a series of bloody trials. If we accept the game's Freudian Excuse (see above) then the killer is acting out an Oedipal desire to punish his father (using the fathers of boys as young as he was when his brother died, hence people that remind him of his own father) by proxy and also surpass his father by looking for a 'worthy' dad that makes it through all of hi trials. In a similar vein, the relationship he develops with the mother of one of his victims implies an Oedipal desire for his own mother.]]



* SequelHook: "You deserve a better adversary. Somebody more... ferocious."

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* SequelHook: One of Madison's endings has yet another killer saying to her "You deserve a better adversary. Somebody more... ferocious."". Given that the game's director, David Cage, has stated a distaste for doing sequels of his games, its highly unlikely this will ever be followed up on.



** The scene where Madison is forced to do a striptease at gunpoint plays out like a darker version of a similar scene from ''Film/TrueLies''



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Several examples. Nathaniel, once he's taken into custody (or killed), he's never seen or heard from again, and only mentioned once in passing. Gordi Kramer effectively vanishes from the plot after he is introduced, and is not present even when Scott [[spoiler: shoots up his house while looking for his father]]. Ethan's ex-wife, Grace, is only in a scant few of the game's endings and most of the better ones give no resolution to her.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Several examples. Nathaniel, once he's taken into custody (or killed), he's never seen or heard from again, and only mentioned once in passing. Gordi Kramer effectively vanishes from the plot after he is introduced, and is not present even when Scott [[spoiler: shoots up his house while looking for his father]]. Ethan's ex-wife, Grace, is only in a scant few of the game's endings and most of the better ones give no resolution to her.her. Lt. Blake is absent from all but two of the worst endings, and in one of them he's only mentioned in a news report.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Ethan, Lauren and most children sound vaguely French-ish. [[spoiler: Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck.]] And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad.]]

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Ethan, Lauren and most children sound vaguely French-ish. [[spoiler: Scott]] Young!Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck.]] And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad.]]



** Should Madison die, her tombstone will put her date of birth at 1980, which means she would be 30 years old at the time of the game's events. Yet when she signs into the hotel her age is said to be 27.

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** Should Madison die, her tombstone will put her date of birth at 1980, which means she would be 30 years old at the time of the game's events. Yet when she signs into the hotel her age is said to be 27. Scott Shelby has a similarly inconsistent age given. [[spoiler:Should he die, the news report about his death and the date on his tombstone both give different ages, either 44 or 48 depending on which one you believe.]]
11th May '16 11:24:59 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Nathaniel. Once he's taken into custody (or killed), he's never seen or heard from again, and only mentioned once in passing.
** There were to be at least two more DLC chapters for the game -- one following the Origami Killer and his motives, the other following Norman Jayden and detailing his scar and Triptocane addiction -- but ''Sony'' [[ExecutiveMeddling convinced Quantic Dream to focus on incorporating Move support]] into the existing game instead.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Nathaniel. Once Several examples. Nathaniel, once he's taken into custody (or killed), he's never seen or heard from again, and only mentioned once in passing.
** There were to be at least two more DLC chapters
passing. Gordi Kramer effectively vanishes from the plot after he is introduced, and is not present even when Scott [[spoiler: shoots up his house while looking for his father]]. Ethan's ex-wife, Grace, is only in a scant few of the game -- one following game's endings and most of the Origami Killer and his motives, the other following Norman Jayden and detailing his scar and Triptocane addiction -- but ''Sony'' [[ExecutiveMeddling convinced Quantic Dream better ones give no resolution to focus on incorporating Move support]] into the existing game instead.her.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Lauren and most children sound vaguely French-ish. [[spoiler: Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck.]] And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad.]]

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Several characters. Ethan, Lauren and most children sound vaguely French-ish. [[spoiler: Scott]] and John's father [[OohMeAccentsSlipping keeps drifting from Scottish to redneck.]] And Paco appears to be channeling [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad.]]


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** Should Madison die, her tombstone will put her date of birth at 1980, which means she would be 30 years old at the time of the game's events. Yet when she signs into the hotel her age is said to be 27.
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