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Your most emotional gaming moments (happy or sad) *spoilers*

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Hmm.  The following titles have all provoked what I would call "a strong emotional response" due to elements of great pacing and character or mood plus some memorable moments or levels:

1 - Ico

2 - Shadow of the Colossus

3 - Flower

4 - Cloud

5 - Silent Hill 2

6 - System Shock 1 & 2

7 - Uncharted 2

8 - Valkyria Chronicles

9 - Portal (awesome, awesome use of mood and tone and pacing and cake)

10 - Half Life 2 plus Episodes

11 - Vampire Masquerade : Bloodlines

12 - Siren Blood Curse

13 - Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of the Earth

14 - Amnesia Dark Descent

15 - Thief 3

16 - Halo CE (the good version on PC - I keed I keed)

 

Some more recent examples without going back to the days of stuff like Westwood's excellent Blade Runner title.

I like some of the moments/cutscenes in stuff like Final Fantasy / MGS etc but I find I just can't quite connect with their more erratic tone and nature and approach.  RPGs in general I always seem to find a mismatch between gameplay style and narrative.  It's hard to put my finger on why as they're often loaded with 'big moments' in cutscenes, but they never quite work for me.



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best scene of all time for me is from metal gear solid 4 - raiden fighting alone against lots of soldiers and snake crawling in the microwave corridor while is suit is getting  burned

2º aeris death in ff7

3º ff x ending, tidus vanished , i play ffx-2 but never got 100% always 99% damnit it so i watch the full final on youtube

4ºmetal gear solid (ps1) : i don´t know why but i fell so sad about the game final

5ºmetal gear solid 3 - big boss lose the eye  by the hands of koslov



 

sDarc Requiem said:

I can't believe I left out the FFVI opera scene. Fail on my part. I didn't find Aerith's death too emotional. I had already figured it out from the FFVII commercials. Nei's death in Phantasy Star 2 was more emotional for me as I didn't see it coming.



Well I was quite shocked actually when I first witnessed Aeriths death. At the age I was then, I never saw something like that in a videogame before (excluding the brutal stuff in MGS) but with so much damn emotion. I dropped the controller and wondered wtf just happened. Plus the thought of putting exp into her for what? lol



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Metal Gear Solid 3 : in the end I had plenty of tears in my eyes for the first time playing videogames.

Shadow of the Colossus: If you have played it, you know how it ends.

Fragile Dreams farewell ruins of the moon: Hands down the game with the most sadness in it ever, from beginning to end.

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors : This one has the most fucked up story ever in a very good way, there is simply no game with a better story or anything for that matter. In the final ending my head exploded and my jaw dropped in ways I could not believe it could drop.

Chrono Trigger : My favorite game of all time and when it ended I was both happy with the ending but sad it had to end, but of course I went on to get every ending.



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marios face in 3d for the first time aswell



                                                                           

vr6GOLFr32 said:
sDarc Requiem said:

I can't believe I left out the FFVI opera scene. Fail on my part. I didn't find Aerith's death too emotional. I had already figured it out from the FFVII commercials. Nei's death in Phantasy Star 2 was more emotional for me as I didn't see it coming.



Well I was quite shocked actually when I first witnessed Aeriths death. At the age I was then, I never saw something like that in a videogame before (excluding the brutal stuff in MGS) but with so much damn emotion. I dropped the controller and wondered wtf just happened. Plus the thought of putting exp into her for what? lol


Understandable, I felt the same way bout Nei in PSII. I remember stalling on PSII for the longest and leveling Nei like a dumbass to see if she'd survive. Of course then they killed Alys in PSIV, and I saw that one coming. I always hate how they kill characters in JRPGS and the life restoring items suddenly stop working -_- Let me stop before I go off on a tangent.



Halflife 2, when your climbing the bridge. The most immersive moment I've ever had in a game. The groaning and trembling of the old bridge. The sounds of the sea below you...



MGS4 Shadow Moses dream and flashbacks = best gaming experience ever.

All MGS games are full of emotions. 



The ending of Clannad (there are like 20 endings).....if your open minded enough to play a like it then trust me you will cry your soul out :(



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