True story: since playing Heavy Rain I have heard the name “Jason” so many times that it has lost all meaning. It now registers simply as a blurred noise in my head, like the distant ringing of somebody else’s telephone or a car alarm down the street.
Now, I loved Heavy Rain, but some of the voice acting was just awful. Press X to Jason pays homage to that with this simple flash game, which amusingly enough is actually more fun to play and less irritating than the corresponding section of David Cage’s “interactive drama” itself.
The scene in question plays out within the opening 10 minutes of Heavy Rain, but if you’ve not played it yet and are still all super sensitive about spoilers, you might want to give this a miss. If you’ve progressed past Chapter 2, don’t care about a teeny-weeny spoiler or are already well aware of the “Jason!” meme, then give this a go and relieve the exhilarating experience of calling out a child’s name in a shopping mall.