i readily admit that i have been slow to the heavy rain bandwagon. i’ve had a lot going on, and it’s hard to spread my attention across too many games since the likelihood of me finishing them off fully generally ends once i beat the storyline.
heavy rain, if you are still in the same boat, is more of a movie. more accurately, it’s like a big old interactive movie. i have just started, so so far the story line has mainly focused around ethan mars.
if you haven’t played it, go do that. here be spoilers.
it starts off with this great big family scene, where you get attached to the characters. so sweet. so loving. a big, happy family.
then they go the mall. the mom is all ‘oh i will take one kid with me and leave you one’. she and the younger boy duck into some store. ethan starts to zone out. yeah. do that at a mall with your young child.
then, a lot of bad shit starts to goes down. ethan’s kid wanders off and demands a balloon. ethan is all ‘lol. balloons’. kid gets balloon, then ethan LOSES kid.
even aside from the fact that ethan obvious hasn’t taught his son not to be a grabby bastard, he fails at many things here. i am not a book on parenting, but there are just a few basic rules you follow when you go the mall. you brief your kids on staying close. maybe you install a fear of strangers in them. if your kid goes missing, you run around like a chicken on pcp and you FIND it. you don’t politely brush past strangers.
anyway. fast forward to the idiot child outside of mall. parent fail #2. teach your kid to stay put!! the worst is when the child wanders into the street – another fail, since road safety is the priority of many parents. even pet owners ensure that they teach their dog to be cautious of moving things.
kid gets hit by car; dies. very sad.
fast forward some more. the mom, disgusted by her husband’s sheer stupidity, dumped his stupid ass and now they’re all like ‘we share custody’. ethan has his other kid.
you may be shocked but he… LOSES THIS KID TOO. WTF. someone sterilize this man. i am just at the point where they suspect the child has met with foul play. i am a little bummed out. yes, i confess a weird sense of sadness. i am not a fan of kids, but i do like happy families. i liked this happy family.
…ah fuck it, it’s just a game. maybe i’m actually sad that kids who get lost are never people who should get lost. like ethan. or jason beaver/justin bieber/whatever that idiot boy’s name is. that’s what i want to see in the sequel.