The BBC's Sherlock series disclosed to the audience that it was referencing Heavy Rain in the first episode. Elementary?
It's not often that TV copies a videogame for its aesthetic, in fact gamers are usually busy trying to claim that games are like TV and film. But Sherlock puts Heavy Rain PS3 to excellent use in the show that stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson.
As well as the general art style, the short focal length of the cityscapes and origami killer of episode 2, Sherlock makes frequent use of Heavy Rain's publishing of emotions and thoughts to the screen via text.
As if to disclose the source of their inspiration for those in the know, as the show first uses Heavy Rain's words-on-the-screen technique Sherlock says "It's obvious isn't it? She’s been in Heavy Rain in the last few hours... where has there been Heavy Rain and strong wind in that time?"
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