History YMMV / HeavyRain

5th Jul '17 11:40:25 PM Scabbard
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* PortmanteauCoupleName: Blayden for Blake and Jayden. There's also [[spoiler:Shethan for Shelby and Ethan]].

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* PortmanteauCoupleName: Blayden for Blake and Jayden. There's also [[spoiler:Shethan Shethan for Shelby and Ethan]].Ethan.
5th Jul '17 11:29:00 PM Scabbard
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** The cause for Madison's insomnia is explained in scenes that didn't make the final cut of the game; she was a reporter during the Iraq war, and the horrors that she saw sparked her terrifying nightmares.

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** The cause for Madison's insomnia is explained in scenes that didn't make the final cut of the game; she was a reporter during the Iraq war, war and during her time there, she witnessed an unfolding terrorist bombing and attempted to stop it. She failed, and the horrors that lingering guilt and horror from what she saw sparked her terrifying nightmares.nightmares... Which sounds all good on paper but doesn't really add up to masked burglars breaking into her apartment, attempting to rape and kill her.
4th Jul '17 6:35:13 PM Wiseoung-5
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*** Likely due to the fact that Shaun was originally written to die, before the writers chose Jason instead.

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*** Likely Jason's odd behavior is largely due to the fact that Shaun was him originally written to die, being younger during development, before the writers chose Jason instead.had to make him older to tone down the dark and cruel content surrounding the death of a child.


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*** Jason's odd behavior is largely due to him originally being younger during development, before writers had to make him older to tone down the dark and cruel content surrounding the death of a child.
4th Jul '17 6:26:48 PM Wiseoung-5
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*** Likely due to the fact that Shaun was originally written to die, before the writers chose Jason instead.
26th Mar '17 9:06:10 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** [[spoiler:[[MadDoctor Dr. Adrian Baker]]]] murders people by surgery while they are still alive and conscious for no other motivation than his own enjoyment. He attempts to do this on Madison Page, and a Jehovah's witness [[DisproportionateRetribution because the man wouldn't stop pestering him.]] He isn't exactly averse to a spot of ColdBloodedTorture before he kills his victims: with Madison, he acts friendly enough, but when she's in his clutches he begins attempting to torture her with a power drill.

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** [[spoiler:[[MadDoctor Dr. Adrian Baker]]]] murders people by surgery while they are still alive and conscious [[ForTheEvulz for no other motivation than his own enjoyment.enjoyment]]. He attempts to do this on Madison Page, and a Jehovah's witness [[DisproportionateRetribution because the man wouldn't stop pestering him.]] He isn't exactly averse to a spot of ColdBloodedTorture before he kills his victims: with Madison, he acts friendly enough, but when she's in his clutches he begins attempting to torture her with a power drill.
31st Dec '16 4:33:30 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Any villainy Paco might have had is completely torpedoed by the fact that he sounds an awful lot like [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]].
2nd Dec '16 10:02:53 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
19th Aug '16 11:37:07 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Beginning to evoke this reaction a scant half-decade after its release. It initially received a fair amount of praise for its dark, intricate story and cinematic gameplay. However, games such as ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' and ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'', have combined its basic formula with tighter writing that [[{{Plot Hole}} make]] [[StrangledByTheRedString the]] [[{{Narm}} more]] [[ShockingSwerve questionable]] [[IdiotPlot aspects]] of the plot harder to ignore today.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Beginning to evoke this reaction a scant half-decade after its release. It initially received a fair amount of praise for its dark, intricate story and cinematic gameplay. However, games such as ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'', and ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'', ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' have combined its basic formula with tighter writing that [[{{Plot Hole}} make]] [[StrangledByTheRedString the]] [[{{Narm}} more]] [[ShockingSwerve questionable]] [[IdiotPlot aspects]] of the plot harder to ignore today. Several reviews of the Playstation 4 remastered version made note of this, saying that the writing has not aged nearly as well as the visuals.
19th Aug '16 11:29:52 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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*** There's also the fact that, should Ethan reject her, one of her endings has her [[spoiler:writing a best-selling book about the events and being hailed as a heroine for her actions, despite committing multiple crimes and breaches of journalistic integrity throughout the story and this act betraying Ethan's trust or even ''why he rejected her in the first place''.]] It make her look much less sympathetic than the heroic IntrepidReporter she seems to have been written as.



* MemeticMutation: Press 'X' to JASON. [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/kthorjensen/press-x-to-jason There's even a flash game!]]

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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Press 'X' to JASON. [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/kthorjensen/press-x-to-jason There's even a flash game!]]game!]]
** "The balloon! Gotta get the balloon!"[[note]]the alternative to the above "JASON" prompt, which gained overnight infamy after its usage in a WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay stream of the game.[[/note]]



** 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.

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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.easily distracted.
** Madison is hated by a significant chunk of the fanbase as she lacks the CharacterDevelopment of the other protagonists and her scenes often distract from the main plot. Many of her scenes also come across as tasteless {{Fanservice}} by subjecting her to ugly and unneeded sexual assault scenarios that are largely ignored by the rest of the plot. Not to mention [[spoiler: the optional sex scene between her and Ethan, which comes ''after'' said scenarios]]. The story attempts to paint her as a heroic IntrepidReporter, but several of her actions, particularly during some of the worse endings, suggests she is closer to TheSociopath (See AlternateCharacterInterpretation).
18th Aug '16 4:44:57 AM MagBas
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* AssPull: [[spoiler:The reveal that Shelby is the Origami Killer]] can come across as this or even CharacterDerailment. It doesn't help that [[spoiler:he was arguably the most sympathetic character before that point.]]

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* AssPull: [[spoiler:The reveal that Shelby is the Origami Killer]] can come across as this or even CharacterDerailment. It doesn't help that [[spoiler:he was arguably the most sympathetic character before that point.]]this.
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