History VideoGame / HeavyRain

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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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.
22nd Apr '16 9:49:00 PM aye_amber
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* AntagonistInMourning: The ending [[spoiler:"Ethan's Grave" shows Scott hiding behind a tree, looking at Ethan's grave. If he's still alive by that point, anyway.]]

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* AntagonistInMourning: The ending [[spoiler:"Ethan's [[spoiler: "Ethan's Grave" shows Scott hiding behind a tree, looking at Ethan's grave. If he's still alive by that point, anyway.]]



** In practice, two of the main characters actually have PlotArmor until the very end of the game, regardless of how badly you do in even their most insane [=QTEs=].

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** In practice, two of the main characters actually have PlotArmor until the very end of the game, regardless of how badly you do in even their most insane [=QTEs=].QTE's.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied in [[spoiler:Norman's]] ending if he should die during the course of the investigation. Note the ending's title: [[spoiler:[[VirtualGhost "Uploaded."]]]]
* AssholeVictim: Kramer when he has his heart attack, not too long after having tried to [[spoiler:kill Shelby and Lauren]]. You can choose to save him.
** Blake also suffers this in [[spoiler:the "Uploaded" ending]].
* BabysittingEpisode: One of the levels has Shelby taking care of a baby whose mom has just attempted suicide.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Other than Jayden, just about every cop in the game is either corrupt or worthless. However, they display extreme levels of competence whenever it would mess things up for the main characters, [[spoiler:like setting up a roadblock mere minutes after Ethan begins the first trial.]] Simply, it's an inversion of BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.
* TheBadGuyWins: If you let all of the characters die, [[spoiler:except for Scott Shelby]].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Implied in [[spoiler:Norman's]] [[spoiler: Norman's]] ending if he should die during the course of the investigation. Note the ending's title: [[spoiler:[[VirtualGhost "Uploaded."]]]]
[[spoiler: "[[VirtualGhost Uploaded.]]"]]
* AssholeVictim: Kramer when he has his heart attack, not too long after having tried to [[spoiler:kill [[spoiler: kill Shelby and Lauren]]. Lauren.]] You can choose to save him.
** Blake also suffers this in [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the "Uploaded" ending]].
ending.]]
* BabysittingEpisode: One of the levels has Shelby taking care of a baby whose mom has just attempted suicide.
suicide.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Other than Jayden, just about every cop in the game is either corrupt or worthless. However, they display extreme levels of competence whenever it would mess things up for the main characters, [[spoiler:like [[spoiler: like setting up a roadblock mere minutes after Ethan begins the first trial.]] Simply, it's an inversion of BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible.
* TheBadGuyWins: If you let all of the characters die, [[spoiler:except [[spoiler: except for Scott Shelby]].Shelby.]]



* BattleInTheRain: [[spoiler:Jayden and the Origami Killer in "The Old Warehouse". Madison and the Origami Killer is more of a Chase In The Rain.]]
* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler:Shelby isn't investigating the killings, he's actually the Origami Killer himself. You've been playing him collecting evidence so he can ''destroy'' it. The Fire Drill is on ''the [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall player as well]]''.]]
** [[spoiler:Also on his victims; he's a cop, they go to him even if he doesn't have a solid reasoning, because ''he's a cop''.]]

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* BattleInTheRain: [[spoiler:Jayden [[spoiler: Jayden and the Origami Killer in "The Old Warehouse". Warehouse." Madison and the Origami Killer is more of a Chase In The in the Rain.]]
* BavarianFireDrill: [[spoiler:Shelby [[spoiler: Shelby isn't investigating the killings, he's actually the Origami Killer himself. You've been playing him collecting evidence so he can ''destroy'' it. The Fire Drill is on ''the [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall the ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall player as well]]''.]]
well.]]'']]
** [[spoiler:Also [[spoiler: Also on his victims; he's a cop, they go to him even if he doesn't have a solid reasoning, because ''he's a cop''.]]cop.'']]



* BeneathTheMask: If you think Blake and Perry are nice on their first meeting with Norman, [[{{Jerkass}} think again]].
* BigBad: The Origami Killer, [[spoiler:the alias of Scott Shelby]].

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* BeneathTheMask: If you think Blake and Perry are nice on their first meeting with Norman, [[{{Jerkass}} think again]].
again.]]
* BigBad: The Origami Killer, [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the alias of Scott Shelby]].Shelby.]]



** Take a shot every time Shelby dramatically rescues someone. By the time you're done, you'll be so drunk you won't be able to hit the [=QTEs=] to make him do so anyway.
** [[spoiler:Jayden, if everything is done correctly, gets one when he swoops in on time to stop Shelby from shooting Ethan. Or Madison.]]

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** Take a shot every time Shelby dramatically rescues someone. By the time you're done, you'll be so drunk you won't be able to hit the [=QTEs=] QTE's to make him do so anyway.
** [[spoiler:Jayden, [[spoiler: Jayden, if everything is done correctly, gets one when he swoops in on time to stop Shelby from shooting Ethan. Or Madison.]]



** Two of [[spoiler:Jayden's]] endings, [[spoiler:Case Closed and Resignation. The former shows him being hailed as a hero, but getting illusions from overexposure of ARI, while the latter has him quitting his job, but appearing to be depressed by it.]]
** [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Ethan's Grave]] is either this or an outright DownerEnding, considering Shaun is alive, but has lost both his brother ''and'' his father.]]
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Averted. Even if the right buttons are pressed the characters still reel from hits they take, blocked or otherwise. [[spoiler:Especially with Jason's death, Ethan's DivingSave and taking the brunt of the hit still gets Jason killed.]]

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** Two of [[spoiler:Jayden's]] [[spoiler: Jayden's]] endings, [[spoiler:Case Closed [[spoiler: "Case Closed" and Resignation. "Resignation." The former shows him being hailed as a hero, but getting illusions from overexposure of ARI, while the latter has him quitting his job, but appearing to be depressed by it.]]
** [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies [[spoiler: "[[TheHeroDies Ethan's Grave]] Grave]]" is either this or an outright DownerEnding, considering Shaun is alive, but has lost both his brother ''and'' his father.]]
* BlockingStopsAllDamage: Averted. {{Averted|Trope}}. Even if the right buttons are pressed the characters still reel from hits they take, blocked blocked, or otherwise. [[spoiler:Especially [[spoiler: Especially with Jason's death, Ethan's DivingSave and taking the brunt of the hit still gets Jason killed.]] ]]



* BombproofAppliance: Madison needs to escape from a burning apartment before it explodes... or she can climb inside the refrigerator. After the explosion, she is shown outside the building walking away. No explanation is given as to how she got out of the refrigerator.
* BottomlessBladder: Averted. Practically every chapter allows you to walk into a bathroom and do your business.

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* BombproofAppliance: Madison needs to escape from a burning apartment before it explodes... or Or she can climb inside the refrigerator. After the explosion, she is shown outside the building walking away. No explanation is given as to how she got out of the refrigerator.
* BottomlessBladder: Averted.{{Averted|Trope}}. Practically every chapter allows you to walk into a bathroom and do your business.



* BoundAndGagged: Norman is handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car, Scott and Lauren are both tied up in a car, and Madison is tied down to a table. If Madison escapes, you earn the trophy "Queen of Ropes".

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* BoundAndGagged: Norman is handcuffed to the steering wheel of a car, Scott and Lauren are both tied up in a car, and Madison is tied down to a table. If Madison escapes, you earn the trophy "Queen of Ropes".Ropes."
22nd Apr '16 9:39:34 PM aye_amber
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** Additionally, good luck holding back {{MamaBear}}/{{PapaWolf}} rage at seeing the recordings the Origami Killer sends you.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: On the other hand, you might want to either get everyone killed and/or suffer tremendously for your amusement, or out of spite if you dislike the game, such as having Ethan get shocked repeatedly, or cutting off his finger with a saw.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The Origami Killer gets really pissed if anyone other than Ethan saves Shaun, since it wasn't part of the plan.]]
** How about Blake? Check out chapters "Kick Off Meeting", "Shrink and Punches", "Under Arrest", and "Solving the Puzzle".

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** Additionally, good luck holding back {{MamaBear}}/{{PapaWolf}} MamaBear / PapaWolf rage at seeing the recordings the Origami Killer sends you.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: On the other hand, you might want to either get everyone killed and/or and / or suffer tremendously for your amusement, or out of spite if you dislike the game, such as having Ethan get shocked repeatedly, or cutting off his finger with a saw.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The Origami Killer gets really pissed if anyone other than Ethan saves Shaun, since it wasn't part of the plan.]]
** How about Blake? Check out chapters chapters: "Kick Off Meeting", Meeting," "Shrink and Punches", Punches," "Under Arrest", Arrest," and "Solving the Puzzle".Puzzle."
22nd Apr '16 9:36:45 PM aye_amber
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New Line Cinema and Quantic Dream Productions have obtained rights for a movie adaptation.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not related]] to the Hard Rain campaign in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. Also not to be confused with ''Film/HardRain''. And certainly not [[Film/{{Bowfinger}} Chubby Rain]].

'''Be warned: since Heavy Rain is incredibly [[StoryToGameplayRatio plot heavy]], expect''' '''''MAJOR''''' '''marked and unmarked spoilers below.'''

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New ''New Line Cinema Cinema'' and Quantic ''Quantic Dream Productions Productions'' have obtained rights for a movie adaptation.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not related]] to the Hard Rain campaign in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''. ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2.'' Also not to be confused with ''Film/HardRain''. ''Film/HardRain.'' And certainly not [[Film/{{Bowfinger}} Chubby Rain]].

Rain.]]

'''Be warned: since Since Heavy Rain is incredibly [[StoryToGameplayRatio plot heavy]], heavy,]] expect''' '''''MAJOR''''' '''marked and unmarked spoilers below.'''
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* AdultFear: Nothing does it quite like a serial killer who kidnaps children. And who can forget [[MemeticMutation JASOOOOOOOON!]]

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* AdultFear: Nothing does it quite like a serial killer who kidnaps children. And who can forget [[MemeticMutation JASOOOOOOOON!]]JASOOOOOON!]]



* AndThatsTerrible: "Oh, one last thing, sir… you should be careful not to overindulge in...[[FantasticDrug you know what]]…It'll end up killing you if you're not careful...[[{{Understatement}} That would be most unfortunate, sir]]".



** At a point in the game, you can either [[spoiler: sleep with Madison, in which case she will spend the night with you, or she can leave right away. Whatever you choose, the cops will get there as soon as she leaves your place]].

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** At a point in the game, you can either [[spoiler: sleep with Madison, in which case she will spend the night with you, or she can leave right away. Whatever you choose, the cops will get there as soon as she leaves your place]].place.]]
* AndThatsTerrible: "Oh, one last thing, sir... You should be careful not to overindulge in... [[FantasticDrug You know what...]] It'll end up killing you if you're not careful... [[{{Understatement}} That would be most unfortunate, sir.]]"
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