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And no, this probably isn't what you're thinking exactly.
Unless you only play games like Call of Duty that require
almost no emotional or personal investment, you've probably felt SOMETHING whenever
you've played a game before. In here, I'm going to draw form my experience to
talk about some more extreme cases. In the games I'm about to go over, there
will be full spoilers for what has happened up to that point, however, given
how far into the game it is, some of these may be worse than others. You have
Xenoblade Chronicles- Engage the Enemy
Time to get to this point: 30 minutes -2 hours
Depending on how many side quests you decided to do before
this game threw you your first curve ball: Fiora dies. Even if you read the
back cover of the game that said something like "A quest for Revenge" that
totally takes away, surprise value of this, the song that's played during this
scene just drives the point home. She's Dead. Fiora is dead. That Mechon killed
my "Girl Friend." That Mechon has to die.
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward- Opening/ Credits theme
Time to get to this point: Either 10 seconds or 10 hours
This is the first and the last thing you hear in this game,
so it's got to be a song that really captures what a lot of the game is in
essence. The psychological aspect of this is pretty apparent: it's a weird game
that will keep you guessing, and so the song really captures the same elements.
To this day, whenever I hear this song (or the song from the Predecessor, which
is largely the same) I get the overwhemling feelings of: "Oh *** what's
happening!" and "I can't believe what just happened."
Valkyria Chronicles- Rosie's Song (I can't remember the name,
but it does have one)
Time to get to this point: 20 hours I think?
Talk about never saw it coming. Right when Isara and Rosie
made up and were about to settle the whole sub-plot about Racism, Isara dies. This song is impactful not only because it is
sung by her grave, but because of everything it represents in the context of
the story. Also, to my knowledge, 2 songs were written for this game 1 which is
above and is sung in English, and another which was written for and sung in
Japanese. So really it's a 2 for 1.
Infinite Space- Infinity Route
Time to get to this point: 58-70 hours
By this point in the game, you've fought in 7 wars, killed
countless enemies, brought down entire nations (pretty much) by yourself, lost
half a dozen crew members, and discovered that you're a pseudo-god. In this emotional
battle, you fight Niall Emeron; who is basically the Infinite Space equivalent
of Vaas from Far Cry 3. Not the final boss, but definitely the most emotional.
In any one in this game is responsible for all the messed up things that happen
over the course of this game, it's this guy. To this day, whenever I hear this
song it brings to mind feelings of Triumph, contentment, and satisfied vengeance.
Well that's my list. Sound off in the comments below and add
a few of your own songs. See Y'all tomorrow.