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PostSubject: Games that made us cry   Fri 8 Jan 2016 - 21:00

Based on the scene in Inazuma Eleven which Zero mentioned all up in here, I want to talk about those really emotional scenes that have gotten to us in games. I've probably had loads as I'm a pretty touchy feely guy and my favourite kind of beauty is the slightly melancholic, but here are the two which come to mind:

Elite Beat Agents
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Everyone knows where I'm going with this. Playing as a trio of male cheerleaders, I used dance moves to encourage the ghost of a little girl's dad to make it home one last time at Christmas. Heart-wrenchingly, tragically beautiful.

Mass Effect 3
The final part of the Mass Effect Trilogy was packed full of character moments and powerful emotional scenes, but it was the ending that properly got to me. Partially thanks to seeing the love story I'd been so invested in fall apart, partly due to the simple fact the game was going to finally end, I was an emotional wreck for days.


I'd also recommend listening to the end of Cane and Rinse' episode on Dark Souls II, where they talk about a friend of the show's connection to the game due to his own stepfather's alzheimers. The speaker tears up and so did I...
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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Sat 9 Jan 2016 - 1:02

Metal Gear Solid 4. "Snake... had a hard life."
Undertale. The true pacifist ending. Once or twice during the genocide route.

Those are the only two I can think of right now. There'll be more. I'm a bloody sap when it comes to games.  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Sat 9 Jan 2016 - 10:25

As Captain Inspire for this thread, I see it as my duty to respond. *salutes Drill Instructor Drunkalilly*

Inazuma Eleven
Already accounted for in the Favourite RPG thread. 'Nuff said.

Ghost Trick
The absolute loyalty to his mistress displayed by Missile, the dog, reminded me of the dog that we had at home when we were young who was put down in 2004 because of cancer.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village
When the reason for the curious village's curiousness is unveiled by the Professor. This is the only time the storyline of a game has made me cry.

Near Miss - Super Mario Galaxy 2
When the Super Mario Galaxy hub music popped up out of nowhere. I love that tune and how it layers up as you beat more levels so the surprise of it entering my ears filled me with a rush of nostalgia.
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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Sat 9 Jan 2016 - 11:09

Persona 3

That death.  Actually the game had two absolutely soul crushing deaths, I'm referring to the second one. I'm sure some would think saying that openly was a spoiler, but given the game's themes it's not that there's death, it's the hows and whys.

Tales of Xillia 2

One of the few times I've ever genuinely shed tears for a video game.  Xillia two had its fair share of issues, but a specific scene near the end of the game was utterly devestating.  

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While the main character being silent for most of the game was mostly a negative, I feel the lack of his dialogue in that specific scene made it that much more powerful.  

Xenoblade X

Massive chapter 11 spoilers, I'M NOT KIDDING, HUGE SPOILERS:
 
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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Sun 10 Jan 2016 - 8:39

I think I'm a pretty emotional chap, and it's not hard for a game to get me welling up: I'll tear up at the end of any big one player adventure that doesn't have a rubbish ending (XC, Metroid Prime, Okami).  SM64 was the latest one, and you can bet that any Zelda worth its salt has that effect too.

But actually getting the tears out of the eyes?  I don't think a single game has managed that.  One gaming-related thing has, though: this bloody video.  I don't even like Earthbound! Crying or Very sad


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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Sun 10 Jan 2016 - 9:24

Interesting - and potentially slightly embarrasing (must preserve manliness!) Most videogame writing is a bit ham-fisted, and a lot of supposedly-emotional moments leave me cold, or worse, laughing. But there are a couple:

Ghost Trick - Zero's reason is a lot sadder, and I feel guilty for talking about this game after that Aww! . But this was actually happy tears; when (to avoid spoilers) the cake comes in during the end sequence. Not even Shu Takumi's writing can turn me into a fan of Visual Novels, but this was pretty damn clever.

Mega Man 3 - look, I was very young at the time! At the end where (no point in worrying about spoilers) Mega Man looks up to the sky and has a vision of his once-again-lost-brother Proto Man. Although I think there were other non-game factors involved...

Tomodachi Life - If a couple has a kid, the kid grows up, and you're treated to a montage of childhood memories. If you've got kids, cherish them people Sad . In fact I haven't been back to TL since, despite the funny bits, because I don't wanna sit through that again.




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Any emotional part in a David Cage game - Why doesn't he have any idea how to make you care for the characters? Why does he put these interactive cutscenes out as "games"? Why do publishers keep giving him money? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY *sobs*
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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Sun 10 Jan 2016 - 11:03

JayMoyles wrote:
Metal Gear Solid 4. "Snake... had a hard life."
Oh, Metal Gear definitely had a few! None come to mind just now....
ZeroJones wrote:
*salutes Drill Instructor Drunkalilly*
Oh. Yeah.

She sacrificed her life and her honour for her native land.
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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Mon 30 Jan 2017 - 22:53

*casts Zing, successfully*

Just cried at part of the storyline for the town of Nottagen in Dragon Quest VII.

Spoiler:
 
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PostSubject: Re: Games that made us cry   Mon 30 Jan 2017 - 23:01

Oh, I've got a contribution for this thread!

Final Fantasy XV, or more specifically, its ending.

Ending Spoilers:
 
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