Game glitches can be annoying. Nothing breaks immersion like walking into a new area and suddenly falling through the floor, or all of your enemies becoming inexplicably invincible. That's what most glitches are: broken bits of the game that do nothing but ruin your fun. But every now and then a glitch makes the game so much better than anybody ever could have known ...
7 Heavy Rain's Protagonist Has A Mental Breakdown
Heavy Rain is an ambitious, complicated and tense murder mystery, which is exactly the sort of game that's begging for glitches to interrupt the drama like a drunken clown stumbling into a funeral. In the heady emotional climax, protagonist Ethan has found his missing son, Shaun, just in time to stop a serial killer from serial killing him. You're prompted to hit a button to howl Shaun's name to the heavens in sheer joy, but what's supposed to be a touching moment of fatherly love instead turns into a bizarre fit of familial Tourette's.
Sometimes the prompt to shout "Shaun" shows up and refuses to leave. You can scream it anytime: Ethan yells it at his girlfriend for no reason; he interrupts the villain's evil monologue with "SHAUN"; he hollers his son's name in response to getting shot. Later, as Ethan's lady friend is running from the killer, he keeps screaming "Shaun!" with the voice of a demigod that carries for miles. Eventually, Ethan he recovers from his wound, confronts the killer, and blows him away on top of a construction crane. In the pouring rain, he delivers his badass one-liner. It is, of course, "SHAUN!!!"
And just wait till you hear what he shouts in the epilogue sex scene.
6Resident Evil 4's Ashley Is A Suplex Monster
Resident Evil 4's Ashley Graham is the president's daughter, the target of hero Leon's rescue mission, and the poster child for how a bad escort level can ruin an otherwise great game. Ashley is slow, whiny, and utterly defenseless. Every gamer has intentionally left her to the zombie hoards out of frustration at least once.
They crack her open for brains and then starve to death.
Even worse, at one point you have to play as her when she's separated from her badass bodyguard. All of Leon's sweet guns are replaced with the ability to hide, jog, and throw a lantern. Unless, that is, you're able to knock a zombie to his knees with a well-placed door to the face, at which point this stereotypical damsel in distress can bear hug that undead motherfucker and suplex him into the ground so hard his head pops open like a Gallagher outtake.
Hell yeah! That's the kind of secret service training we want to see! Sadly the move, which is only supposed to be accessible to Leon, was taken away from Ashley in later releases, as the developers figured that the president's sheltered, teenage daughter taking zombies to Suplex City was kind of an immersion breaker.