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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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The ending of The Walking Dead brought me to tears. I have never gotten that emotional over a game like that before. A very close second was the ending of Halo 4 when Chief and Cortana meet for the "final" time. T~T
The games I've gotten really attached to is the Mass Effect series, just got so attached to the characters & seeing some die, made me tear up & also Walking Dead scared the crap out of me a few times !!
Uncharted 3: Spoiler
Towards the end of the game when Drake is hallucinating and Sully is shot and dies in front of him. I was immediately upset and wanted vengeance. Turns out he didn't die Drake was just dopped up out of his mind.
The Last of Us, Mass Effect and Bioshock Infinite.
Without saying spoilers, the good endings of Dishonored, Bioshock 1 & 2 touched my heart. I don't know why but their endings were bittersweet in my opinion. The finale of The Walking Dead did make me cry as did the ending of Batman: Arkham City. Fallout 3's main storyline did bring me to tears as well did other scenes in the game.
While The Walking Dead made me cry and The Last of Us made me feel things I can't put into words, Journey is the only game to make me feel true compassion. I loved Flower, too; no other game has relaxed me so much in such a short period of time.
Mass Effect..... I couldn't believe the emotional impact that the end had on me after 60+ hours with the Commander.
While The Walking Dead is the most immediate one to come to mind, there have been quite a few this generation. The Walking Dead more than any other game this generation made me think about my actions as many of them had grave consequences. Red Dead Redemption had a great story that improved (for me) as it went along and the ending perfectly encapsulated John Marston's journey. While I didn't find Mass Effect 3's ending all that emotional, Mass Effect 2's final level against the Collectors definitely was. I'd also give a mention to Assassin's Creed: Revelations, while far from my favorite in the series it gave a great ending and finish to Ezio's character, notably this was a character we'd spent 3 games with and his story still delivered emotional impact nonetheless. All in all some emotionally significant and great games this gen.
It's funny cuz the Walking Dead's finale didn't make me cry, it was the general happenings in episode 2, specially its final 10 minutes.
MINOR SPOILERS!!!! It definitely has to be The Last of Us. Not even because of the ending, what made me so sad is what happened to Sam and Henry. I was so crushed when I passed that part of the game. I was really liking those guys and it was on my mind all the way till the end.
The scene in The Last of Us where Ellie goes psycho with the machete made me put the game down for a couple of days. Dom's death in Gears 3 let loose a few manly acid tears. Beating the crap out of Sarrano in Bulletstorm made me feel the most satisfied out of any other game this generation. The ending section of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon made me laugh more than any other game I've ever played. You literally can't beat riding a giant armored komodo dragon into a base while vaporizing everything in sight.
Mass Effect 3, specifically the Citadel DLC. After everything the Normandy crew went through together, it was a great way to say goodbye.
Ashely Williams: "we've had a good ride."
Shepard: "the best"
Man that tore me up, I actually had tears. Bioware was responsible for my favorite trilogy this generation!
mass effect series and walking dead and red dead, and im sure there are more to lol
Red Dead Redemption. For me, that was the game that made me crave more of the stories games had to offer. John Marston is the character that I connected to the most, and is the first person to come up in conversations like this.
Let's see... the ending of Halo 4 was absolutely heartbreaking to me. The first and last quarters of Tomb Raider were intense. BioShock Infinite obviously was pretty emotional the entire time.
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Mass Effect, Tears were falling when Shepard died, it was really hard to say goodbye.
Heavy Rain, I was trying to save the boy, I'm not a killer but I did what I could in the other trials, it was like I was saving my own child.
Gears Of War, when Don died I was shocked, the song and dialog were touching.
The Walking Dead, I did everything to save everyone (especially Clem). There was no humanity out there, I didnt wanted to lose mine.