* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Oh, of course, the whole game.]] But, specifically, ''the announcers''. Even more specifically, '''the battle of the announcers'''. Even ''even'' more specifically, Jane in an S&M outfit who's trying to "satisfy" her boss.
** The infamous photo of the narrator in the chicken mask during his chastisement of the player. Might we add, a photo that is '''upside-down''' -- as if the developers didn't think the ''chicken mask'' was already a random enough detail. The fact that the viewer was already exposed to random pictures of race cars and pandas at the beginning of the game and yet the picture ''still'' managed to be bizarre anyways is really saying something.
* HilariousInHindsight: The narrator is far from the only character to [[VideoGame/HotlineMiami wear a chicken mask]].
** Also, an innocent female young adult interviewing for a job at a MegaCorp and her would-be boss wants to have sex and perform S&M with her? [[Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey Doesn't that sound familiar?]]
%%* HollywoodHomely: Amy.
* MemeticMutation: "TAKE YOUR DAMN CLOTHES OFF!" has been thrown around a bit here and there.
* NarmCharm: John says "I don't want you for a night. I want you for a lifetime.", a clichéd but nevertheless somewhat heartwarming line. Subverted when he then says "I've been searching for me... for you...", and not only does the blatantly obvious flubbing of the line make it in, but so do the actors laughing about it.
* NightmareFuel: The image of John's mother that appears at the end of his dream.
* {{Padding}}: ''WHY, YES, WE DO WANT TO WATCH OUR HEROES GO ABOUT THEIR DAILY LIVES IN ONE LONG, OVER-PHOTOSHOPPED SLIDESHOW.'' Also, the actors apparently got distracted easily. The chase scene quickly turns into a slideshow of the actors having fun around UsefulNotes/LosAngeles tourist traps. The fact that Jane is wearing only a bra and skirt is [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the only indication that this has anything to do with the plot at all]].
* SpecialEffectsFailure: As a FMV game relegated to being merely a slideshow, it was bound to suffer horribly this. The mess of unnecessary filters and cheap photoshops serve to make it that much less watchable.
* StrangledByTheRedString: Even if the primary focus is on the two people you are trying to hook up ([[TakeAThirdOption or not]]), there's surprisingly little development in their relationship. They meet at a parking lot, John later tries to save her from Thresher for [[TheDulcineaEffect no apparent reason]], then he goes into an emotional speech on how much he wants her for a lifetime (again for no stabile reason), and at the end, they are discussing marriage ('''yes, really'''). That's all. Perhaps it's building more on the fact that they're pressured by their parents to marry rather than truly loving each other?
* SoBadItsGood: It's ''hilariously'' awful.
* TheyJustDidntCare: And with good reason. If Jeanne Basone is to be believed, most of the cast were only involved as personal favors to the creator, the game had a shoestring budget at best, and most of the workers at Kirin didn't even think that the game was going to be ''released''. This might explain the game's poor quality.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: {{Downplayed|Trope}}, as of course the game would have still been far from perfect, but it would have been a bit more tolerable to sit through - heck, maybe even somewhat amusing at points - if it actually were full-motion video (and didn't throw in random content like the chicken mask and the outtake of the actors laughing over a flubbed line, for that matter). Even the AVGN ponders in his review during both the fight of the narrators and the chase scene what things would have looked like if the game were full-motion.
%%* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: As the Nerd so nicely put it:
%%---> "What kind of '''fucked up''' game ''is'' this!?!"