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Considering how many hours we pour into video games, getting attached to the characters and world isn’t all that surprising. The most amazing part is how something so artificial can cause such a response, even getting into our psyche. Did having a child’s life in your hands make Heavy Rain terrify you? Were you overly protective over Clementine in The Walking Dead? Did Mass Effect’s finale cause you to tear up?
It’s time to fess up about the games that got under your skin. But please be mindful of spoilers and post a spoiler alert before you delve into specific moments.
I’ll fully admit, I cried my eyes out during the finale of The Walking Dead. And the devastating abruptness of The Last of Us’s opening stunned me. Also, saying goodbye to the Mass Effect universe that I’d grown so attached to brought mixed emotions. I knew that it always meant to be a trilogy and prepared myself to saying goodbye to the cast, but seeing my journey end was bittersweet.
Why do you think the games that got to you this generation did so? And what do you hope the next generation learns from them?
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BioShock Infinite, in particular the trip back to Rapture. I had so many memories of the first two games that just getting to visit for a few minutes was enough to get me excited. As great as Columbia was, Rapture is still probably my favorite of BioShock's settings.
can't even lie...in all of my life, i've never been emotional at the end of a game like i did with the walking dead...i did my absolute best to protect her, and was very saddening to say g'bye... in heavy, not once was i emotional...i was moved, but not emotional...great game regardless...
Metal Gear Solid 4.
The Mass Effect Trilogy.
Definitely the Walking Dead by Telltale...that's the only game that almost made me cry
The Last of Us has been on my mind recently, as I cried after the intro and was hooked and attached to the characters all throughout the game.
Heavy Rain and Dragon Age Origins also really had me invested.
Prince of Persia, Halo 4, and more recently Bioshock: Infinite.
Halo 4 ending.
(I cried so much)
The Walking Dead,Mass Effect 3 and Red Dead Redemption.
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Red Dead Redemption's ending touched me inappropriately despite it being spoiled to me due to what I THINK was a ZoominGames thumbnail in my suggested videos.
Walking Dead's was the only one that made a single tear fall from my eyes.
And as strange as this may sound, SPOILER WARNING AGAIN, Altaïr's death in AC: Revelations made my eyes water, even though I personally disliked the original AC more than ACIII, Altaïr had grown on me, and it was pretty cool that he was OK with his fate
Mass effect 3...not the ending...but after hours invested into the series and watch the events unfold..you feel really connected with those people....
God, Mass Effect 3...especially with Extended Cut. That feeling of, "This is it, no going back." Hundreds of hours of gameplay all culminating into one gigantic moment in time...priceless.
Mass Effect, the Walking Dead, the Last of Us and Red Dead to a lesser extent. No tears however just a bit sad.
Definitely seeing the end of my Commander Shephard in Mass Effect definitely brought tears to my eyes. Saying good bye to familiar faces in that game was sad for me.