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YMMV: Heavenly Sword
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The entire soundtrack.
  • Memetic Mutation: Hat + Gong = Door opens! Also, Kai loves fireworks.
    • Also, "We may need you to play twing-twang" leaps into mind.
  • Les Yay: Kai and Nariko
  • Moral Event Horizon: Flying Fox killed Kai's mother, then had her stuffed, mounted and put on display. Years later, he shows Kai his handiwork.
  • Player Punch: Sort of. The scene in which Flying Fox, after spending a portion of the game gleefully tormenting Kai, captures her and then proceeds to hang her by the neck from a really big height (apparently killing her in the process), deliberately doing it as Nariko watches is just plain upsetting. Nariko's anguished screams at Kai's apparent death really serve to make the moment hit even harder (but don't worry, Kai gets better).
  • Tear Jerker: The ending. Also, the moment in which Bohan is lying, helpless and blinded, while Roach runs to his aid, telling him that he's going to take care of him and begging Nariko to "please let me take him home" qualifies.
    • The apparent death of Kai.
      • Nariko's death too.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome / Uncanny Valley: People tend to see the extensive use of motion capturing and lip syncing in the game as either absolutely stunning or uncomfortably mechanical.
  • The Woobie: Roach, a rare villainous example. Kai, as well.


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