It was a normal sunny that quickly turned to tragedy. We are all familiar with the tragic story of Jason Mars from Heavy Rain. A combination of stupidity and inattentiveness seemed to take the poor kid out, but what if it wan't so simple? What if, like so many cases, there was far more at stake? What if this seemingly random tragedy belied a conspiracy that could shake the very foundations of the video game industry as we know it?
David Cage and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain was quite the game. You meet happy-go-lucky parent Ethen Mars, a slightly mentally handicapped 30-something. Any person who can't quite master pouring orange juice has problems, let's face it. Things take a turn for the worse however when Jason decides "Hey, today is a nice day for a balloon."
WRONG! See that was the first mistake and the hint at something larger at work, a detail often looked over in the vicious murder of Jason Mars. That's right, I said murder. Now we all know he ends up street pizza but let's examine this crucial moment in depth. You see, theres this guy:
Yep. He's a Pokemon named Drifloon. I know what you're saying, what does Pokemon have to do anything with Heavy Rain? Well prepare to be blown away. Here is the Pokedex entry for our precious little balloon Pokemon. This particular entry comes from the Pokemon Pearl game:
It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.
It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
So far Nintendo has declined to comment on my accusations. If anyone would like to join me at Gamefreak to make a citizens arrest on Ken Sugimori, Drifloon's creator I would appreciate it!