YMMV / Fahrenheit

  • Awesome Music: The game features an original score by Angelo Badalamenti, who scored the majority of David Lynch's films. Not to mention, an impressive roster of cult classic funk/pop/jazz records.
  • Disappointing Last Level: A story, rather than gameplay-based example. The last third of the game's plot is infamous for being weird at best and incoherent at worst. There's a reason why Yahtzee calls this phenomenon "Indigo Prophecy syndrome".
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Tyler is generally well received by the fans. One of the reasons could be he leaves the story near the end, before the really crazy stuff happens.
  • Fridge Brilliance: If you had just broken up from a long-term relationship and had nothing but milk in the fridge and duck soup in the cupboards, wouldn't YOU want to eat out as much as possible, too? Seems like the perfect setup for Lucas being in the diner, when you think about it.
  • Fridge Logic:
    • After Lucas is revived, his model is re-textured with a paler skin—you know, like a corpse—his breath doesn't fog anymore, and Carla mentions how cold his skin is. So apparently he's lost all body warmth, which suggests they just didn't bother getting his circulatory system back up to standard. Apparently, though, this doesn't affect his ability to knock her up. Completely aside from the Insane Troll Logic of fixing a man's junk but not his heart, how does he get an erection without effective blood flow?
    • Tyler and Dennis playing basketball in freezing temperatures without even shivering, when at all other times they are wrapped in fleecy coats etc. Even more confusing is the fact that the court is swept of snow when all the rest of the area is a foot or so deep in the stuff.
    • Related to the above: The game shows the date, time and current temperature whenever a new scene occurs. These can get somewhat outlandish at times, with one endgame sequence apparently occurring with an outside ambient temperature of negative 77 degrees Fahrenheit (later ports of the game use °F instead of the °C of the original). While it's possible for the human body to survive in these temperatures, doing so for prolonged periods requires much heavier clothing than that worn by the characters in the scene- unless one handwaves it with, "It's chroma magic, I ain't gotta explain it."
    • Tyler's basketball match chronologically takes place concurrently with Lucas visiting Agatha for the first time - however, the basketball court is overcast but still bright, but Agatha's neighbourhood is dark.
    • Bellevue Asylum's door system for some reason opens all of the doors when the power fails. Despite Carla's gameplay there essentially showing us that all of the inmates in there could lash out and hurt someone at the first opportunity, for some reason the doors open during power outages instead of staying shut in case someone is in the patient area when the power fails.
  • Hype Backlash: Like many David Cage games, the years haven't been kind to Fahrenheit. It's been frequently criticized for its plot, being seen as becoming incoherent and convoluted as it goes on.
  • Narm: In the right mindset, the last third of the game is absolutely hilarious.
    • If you watch the bonus clip "The Hidden Dancefloor", it becomes impossible to take the game seriously from then on.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Lucas being chased by freakishly large, red-eyed Jaguars in a dense jungle while haunting Gregorian choirs swell in the background. If that doesn't unsettle you even a little, you must be Made of Iron.
  • Porting Disaster: In a possible case of Lying Creator, the PlayStation 4 rerelease of this game was advertised as both the recent Remastered Edition and as a PS2-On-PS4 release, with Quantic Dream ensuring fans that it would be the uncut version of the game. When it actually released in the Playstation Store, however, it turned out to just be the existing, edited PS2 version, upscaled and with trophy support, and it brings with it all the problems it had back on PS2 as well as GUI elements improperly stretched for widescreen.
  • The Scrappy: Sam gets a lot of dislike for constantly pressuring Tyler to leave the force despite his general happiness with it, constantly whining at him whenever he has to do his job, and for the fact that she gives him an ultimatum at the end of the story, which either sees Tyler Put on a Bus or left with the "wrecked" mental state, depending on whether or not Tyler leaves with her.
  • Squick: ZOMBIE SEX.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Lucas and Carla.
  • That One Level: Either of the two stealth based missions in this game.
    "Don't move or I'll shoot!"
  • Villain Decay: Some people were unable to take the Oracle seriously after seeing them wearing his ridiculous Mayan priest outfit.