Bizarre Stray Mod Makes the Game Like Heavy Rain

cat game stray has been turning heads since its initial reveal for its adorable and unique premise. And now that it’s out, it seems as though stray has lived up to the hype. stray has earned positive reviews from critics, with many in agreement that stray‘s playable cat protagonist is a fantastic video game recreation of how cats genuinely behave.

Those interested in stray can play it on PC, PS4, or PS5, with the PlayStation versions accessible to anyone who has a PS Plus Extra or PS Plus Premium subscription. No such freebie exists for PC players, but there is still an advantage to getting the PC version of stray over the PlayStation versions. Unlike the PlayStation versions of the game, stray on PC lets players use mods to change up the experience, and while there haven’t been all that many released for the game yet, one rather bizarre one is now available to download.


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Modder Gibrietas has created a strange mod for stray that combines it with Quantic Dream’s heavy rain. heavy rain was first released in 2010 to critical acclaim, though later years have seen people be more critical of the game. Many jokes and memes have been made about heavy rain‘s melodramatic scenes, particularly a sequence early on when players lose track of their son Jason and are then prompted to press X to yell for him.

The appropriately named JASON mod for stray replaces the game’s meow button with “JASON!” from heavy rain. Gibrietas uploaded a video of the mod in action, showing stray‘s beginning area with the mod in effect. Typically, this cute scene shows the stray cat interacting with its fellow cat companions, meowing, playing with each other’s tails, etc., and it’s adorable. With the heavy rain mod applied, it is almost creepy.

Moving forward, it will be interesting to see what other mods are created for stray. As it stands, stray is a short and relatively small game, with players able to easily earn 100% completion in well under 10 hours. Considering how small stray is, it stands to reason that the modding scene will also be fairly small, as modders simply have less to work with than they do in other games. However, Gibrietas’ JASON mod shows that there’s still a lot of hilarious work creative modders can accomplish with stray. Whether any of them surpass the JASON mod remains to be seen.

stray is out now for PC, PS4, and PS5.

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Source: Nexus Mods

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