History YMMV / HeavyRain

16th Jul '16 2:28:10 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Madison and her playable segments are rather controversial among the audience. One group perceives her as a well written and strong female character who is capable of impressive feats against her aggressors without being portrayed as a damsel in distress, and is independent enough to help Ethan in his quest to save his son, going as far as to put herself in danger to find clues of the child whereabouts. Another group argues that Madison is portrayed as an unnecessary form of fan-service that adds nothing to the story, along with several events where Madison is often attacked by several sexually violent aggressors, such as [[spoiler: the nightmares in her debut, Adrian Baker who tries to sexually assault her with an electric drill as she is strapped to a table, and Paco Mendez who forces her at gunpoint to strip naked]], which gives the impression that almost every man she meets happens to be rapists and murderers. Finally, Madison herself has no real ties to the main story other than her chance meeting with an injured Ethan, prompting her into wanting to help him save his son, and could easily be written out of the story.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Madison and her playable segments are rather controversial among the audience. One group perceives her as a well written and strong female character who is capable of impressive feats against her aggressors without being portrayed as a damsel in distress, and is independent enough to help Ethan in his quest to save his son, going as far as to put herself in danger to find clues of the child whereabouts. Another group argues that Madison is portrayed as an unnecessary form of fan-service that adds nothing to the story, along with several events where Madison is often attacked by several sexually violent aggressors, such as [[spoiler: the nightmares in her debut, Adrian Baker who tries to sexually assault her with an electric drill as she is strapped to a table, and Paco Mendez who forces her at gunpoint to strip naked]], which gives the impression that almost every man she meets happens to be rapists and murderers. Finally, Madison herself has no real ties to the main story other than her chance meeting with an injured Ethan, prompting her into wanting to help him save his son, and could easily be written out of the story.
28th May '16 6:01:55 PM Nick7689
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*** Especially [[spoiler: John's]] cries for help when he's stuck in the water pipe. He could not sound any more disinterested even if he tried:
--> "Help...help...help."
28th May '16 5:59:19 PM Nick7689
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** Lauren not only forces Scott to let her join in the investigation by refusing to give him a piece of evidence if he refuses, but also isn't really all that helpful apart from when she has the idea to connect the names in a typewriter repair log to the ones in an origami magazine. The rest of the time she mostly just mopes over her son and seems to get easliy distracted.
25th May '16 3:24:37 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* AngstWhatAngst: If [[spoiler:Shaun]] survives the events of the game, He doesn't seem at all traumatized by the ordeal he's suffered through at the hands of the killer. Madison can also count as an example, as unlike Ethan and Norman she doesn't seem bothered much by the multiple attempts on her life throughout the game.

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* AngstWhatAngst: If [[spoiler:Shaun]] survives the events of the game, He doesn't seem at all traumatized by the ordeal he's suffered through at the hands of the killer. Madison can also count as an example, as Also, Madison. As unlike Ethan and Norman she doesn't seem Norman, she's not bothered much by the multiple attempts on her life throughout harrowing events she goes through over the course of the game.



** The sex scene between [[spoiler: Ethan and Madison]] is awkward enough that even gaming websites [[http://kotaku.com/not-even-the-ps4-can-save-heavy-rains-terrible-sex-scen-1762190655 took to mocking it]] due to its stiff, jerky animation and flimsy story justification.
** Several of the game's villains, such as [[spoiler:Dr. Baker]] and Mad Jack, are often [[EvilLaugh maniacally laughing]] during their combat scenes, because attempting to torture and/or kill someone clearly doesn't make them evil enough.

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** The sex scene between [[spoiler: Ethan and Madison]] is awkward enough that even gaming websites [[http://kotaku.com/not-even-the-ps4-can-save-heavy-rains-terrible-sex-scen-1762190655 took to mocking it]] due to its stiff, jerky animation stiff animation, poor sound sync and flimsy story justification.
** Several of the game's villains, such as [[spoiler:Dr. Baker]] and Mad Jack, villains are often [[EvilLaugh maniacally laughing]] during their combat scenes, because attempting to torture and/or kill someone clearly doesn't make them evil enough.



* PortingDisaster: The Playstation 4 remaster of the game. While it uses high-definition textures and runs in full 1080p resolution, it suffers from all the same bugs and glitches the original release had, is still locked to 30 frames per second, and uses motion controls that some players have found difficult to work with. It also does not include the downloadable episode ''The Taxidermist'' from the original release.

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* PortingDisaster: The Playstation 4 remaster of the game. While it uses high-definition textures and runs in full 1080p resolution, it suffers from all the same bugs and glitches the original release had, is still locked to 30 frames per second, and uses motion controls that some players have found difficult to work with.do not always function correctly. It also does not include the downloadable episode ''The Taxidermist'' from the original release.
25th May '16 2:44:42 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** Several of the game's villains, such as [[spoiler:Dr. Baker]] and Mad Jack, are often [[EvilLaugh maniacally laughing]] during their combat scenes, because attempting to torture and/or kill someone clearly doesn't make them evil enough.


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* PortingDisaster: The Playstation 4 remaster of the game. While it uses high-definition textures and runs in full 1080p resolution, it suffers from all the same bugs and glitches the original release had, is still locked to 30 frames per second, and uses motion controls that some players have found difficult to work with. It also does not include the downloadable episode ''The Taxidermist'' from the original release.
23rd May '16 7:49:43 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** The sex scene between [[spoiler: Ethan and Madison]] is awkward enough that even gaming websites [[http://kotaku.com/not-even-the-ps4-can-save-heavy-rains-terrible-sex-scen-1762190655 took to mocking it]] due to its stiff, jerky animation and flimsy story justification.



* StrangledByTheRedString: Potentially [[spoiler:Ethan and Madison]] and [[spoiler:Shelby and Lauren]]. The former is especially egregious, as it happens in a inappropriate and nonsensical sex scene.

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* StrangledByTheRedString: Potentially [[spoiler:Ethan and Madison]] and [[spoiler:Shelby and Lauren]]. The former is especially egregious, as it happens in a inappropriate and nonsensical sex scene. scene, and the two in question have virtually no chemistry before ''or'' after it.



** Grace is universally detested by players of the game on the grounds of her [[JerkAss unreasonable]] action of [[KickTheDog divorcing]] Ethan for simply putting his life on the line to save his son from a car and thereby claiming virtually everything he owns save for full custody of Shaun. Needless to say, some feel they wish she fell victim to the killer herself. There's also a point where Grace somehow believes Ethan could be the Origami kill just based on pure coincidence and unexplained events.

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** Grace is universally detested by players of the game on the grounds of her [[JerkAss unreasonable]] action of [[KickTheDog divorcing]] Ethan for simply putting his life on the line to save his son from a car and thereby claiming virtually everything he owns save for full custody of Shaun. Needless to say, some feel they wish she fell victim to the killer herself. There's also a point where Grace somehow believes Ethan could be the Origami kill killer just based on pure coincidence and unexplained events.
7th Apr '16 2:33:08 PM LitleWiggle
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** Lauren could be seen as this since she not only forces Scott to let her join in the investigation by refusing to give him a piece of evidence if he refuses, but also isn't really all that helpful apart from when she has the idea to connect the names in a typewriter repair log to the ones in an origami magazine. The rest of the time she mostly just mopes over her son and seems to get easliy distracted.
28th Mar '16 1:23:25 PM Nick7689
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* TheScrappy: Lauren could be seen as this since she not only forces Scott to let her join in the investigation by refusing to give him a piece of evidence if he refuses, but also isn't really all that helpful apart from when she has the idea to connect the names in a typewriter repair log to the ones in an origami magazine. The rest of the time she mostly just mopes over her son and seems to get easliy distracted.


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** Lauren could be seen as this since she not only forces Scott to let her join in the investigation by refusing to give him a piece of evidence if he refuses, but also isn't really all that helpful apart from when she has the idea to connect the names in a typewriter repair log to the ones in an origami magazine. The rest of the time she mostly just mopes over her son and seems to get easliy distracted.
28th Mar '16 9:51:03 AM Nick7689
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* MostAnnoyingSound: Jason's constant cries of "Daaaaaaaaad!" in the level where Ethan goes to the locker.


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** The way Jayden pronounces his own first name. "Norman" becomes "Narmen".


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* TheScrappy: Lauren could be seen as this since she not only forces Scott to let her join in the investigation by refusing to give him a piece of evidence if he refuses, but also isn't really all that helpful apart from when she has the idea to connect the names in a typewriter repair log to the ones in an origami magazine. The rest of the time she mostly just mopes over her son and seems to get easliy distracted.
20th Mar '16 9:43:55 AM EnigmaLobo
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* BaseBreaker: Madison and her playable segments are rather controversial among the audience. One group perceives her as a well written and strong female character who is capable of impressive feats against her aggressors without being portrayed as a damsel in distress, and is independent enough to help Ethan in his quest to save his son, going as far as to put herself in danger to find clues of the child whereabouts. Another group argues that Madison is portrayed as an unnecessary form of fan-service that adds nothing to the story, along with several events where Madison is often attacked by several sexually violent aggressors, such as [[spoiler: the nightmares in her debut, Adrian Baker who tries to sexually assault her with an electric drill as she is strapped to a table, and Paco Mendez who forces her at gunpoint to strip naked]], which gives the impression that almost every man she meets happens to be rapists and murderers. Finally, Madison herself has no real ties to the main story other than her chance meeting with an injured Ethan, prompting her into wanting to help him save his son, and could easily be written out of the story.
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