Real Men Cry: What Game(s) Turned On The Waterworks For You?
It has been said that real men cry. Therefore, it shouldn't be humiliating for you to admit it, right? Give it a go.
Over the years, there are have been many games that have captured great emotion. Even the older titles, which couldn't benefit from voice actors and borderline photo-realistic imagery, were able to convey powerful emotion. What are the ones that made you shed tears? Manly tears, of course...
I suppose the scene where Cloud lays Aeris to rest in Final Fantasy VII is on just about everyone's list; you have to be made of stone not to shed a tear or two at that. Actually, I was pissed before I was sad. When Sephiroth came down out of nowhere and buried that freakin' Masamune in Aeris' back, I was just like, "Oh, let me at that fu****. He just killed my best damn mage!" Then, with the scene after, I just about broke down. That sh** was overwhelming, damnit.
I admit I had a tear in my eye when Tidus and Yuna got together in that scene in the water (Final Fantasy X). It wasn't really a tear of sadness or even of happiness; it was a complex tear that combined how impressed I was with the artistic visual of the scene, and how much I had wanted to see those two finally come together. I also had tears for the ending of Final Fantasy VIII, which was just too amazing for words. That was wicked epic and totally emotional the whole way through.
I definitely cried at the end of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The final encounter followed by the culmination of that story...it's still the very best ending of all time, I say, with FFVIII running a close second. This generation, Heavy Rain definitely got me (more than once, actually), and the end of the intro in The Last Of Us, when Joel suffers that crushing loss. You felt that right in your gut. I may be missing others...maybe if I read some of the comments, I'll remember. ;)
8/12/2013 10:27:46 PM Ben Dutka