11 Biggest Video Game Plot Holes You Can’t Explain

11. Heavy Rain - Why Do Ethan's Blackouts Mean He Wakes Up With Incriminating Evidence?

Heavy Rain Ending
Quantic Dream

Say what you like about David Cage, the maniacal narrative mastermind behind Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit and Beyond: Two Souls, middle-release Heavy Rain got almost everything spot on - besides something other than the voice acting anyway.

Fans have debated that main character Ethan's blackouts are just in there as the biggest red herring in gaming history - something to throw you off the trail of Shelby's big reveal at the end of the game.

Others say it's clear Cage wanted a big twist finale regardless of the preamble, thus choosing to divert away from where everything seemed to be heading just for the sake of it; crowbarring in Shelby's killing of Manfred even though he doesn't leave the room whilst you're in control.

Either way, the fact that father Ethan Mars has random blackouts where he sleepwalks far and away from where they start, only to emerge with small origami models in his hands exactly like those the Origami Killer leaves on his victims is quite the gaping plot hole to say the least.

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