I cried at the end of FFXIII

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#1 Posted by MethodManFTW (52 posts) -

Yeah so what.
 
If I had to list all the games I've cried from...  well my memory is terrible, so I dunno how many.  But it's probably a lot.

#2 Posted by xyzygy (9988 posts) -

Didn't you just say in another thread that the game was unrewarding and had a terrible story? 

#3 Posted by MethodManFTW (52 posts) -
@xyzygy: 
Yeh, the majority of the games story is bland and drawn out...  Unrewarding - yes..  But I said that about 30 minutes into the hour long finale or so...  
 
It got emotional quick.  :P
#4 Posted by xyzygy (9988 posts) -
@MethodManFTW: I agree, the ending was very very good.
#5 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -

I have a feeling this thread is less about how many people cried and more about the fact that you cried. And are weird.

#6 Edited by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@SeniorBonerpants said:

" I cried when I realized how long that piece of crap took, and I wouldn't get that time back. "

I don't think I have ever seen you not troll. Just sayin'.
 
Oh and speaking of tear-jerkers...
#7 Posted by MethodManFTW (52 posts) -

I balled my eyes out at the end of Xenogears and a bunch of other games.  :P

#8 Posted by buzz_clik (6975 posts) -

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#9 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

"I just wasted 40 hours of life for this?" 
I also cried sir.

#10 Posted by hai2u (322 posts) -

men don't cry.

#11 Posted by MethodManFTW (52 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
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lol, alrite you owned there.
 
other than my crying at games habit me and method man would be good friends.  
 
and that would give him something to laugh about  :P
#12 Edited by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@MethodManFTW: Hey, why not. Why can't Method Man be everyone's good friend?
#13 Posted by RedHerb (84 posts) -

Yikes!

#14 Posted by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

From happiness, I assume?
 
The ending was pretty saccharine, heroic sacrifices notwithstanding. Not much to be mopey about.

#15 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @SeniorBonerpants said:

" I cried when I realized how long that piece of crap took, and I wouldn't get that time back. "

I don't think I have ever seen you not troll. Just sayin'.
 
Oh and speaking of tear-jerkers... "
that was hella funny
#16 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

wow.  
i would have cried around the 20th hour in when the game finally got good.  
i've even heard people saying No no no, AFTER YOU BEAT IT its awesome. 

#17 Posted by kennyamr (1 posts) -

Hey guys! Well... I just finished the game! Yeah! after more than 3 weeks of being playing it!
The ending of the game and final cut-scene is....
EPIC! AWESOME! FANTASTIC! EMOTIVE! TOTALLY UNEXPECTED! WONDERFUL! MARVELOUS! REALLY.... THE BEST FF EVER!!!!!!!!! 

First, I thought all of them would end as crystals for ever, (when the song started)
Then I thought Vanille and Fang, at the very end, would start breaking the crystals showing one of their hands out of the "crystal prison"... and then BOOM a black screen and that's it... but nop, It wasn't like this... so.....well.....
Anyways, the ending made me cry, really, I admit it! I a boy cried paying a video-game!
When Dahj and Serah appear and Snow and Sazh run to where they are.....snif snif...... 

REALLY ONE OF THE BEST FF GAMES SO FAR..... AND THE ENDING... AGAIN, EPIC!

#18 Posted by gla55jAw (2689 posts) -
#19 Posted by Lawrens (688 posts) -

I liked the ending more than I thought, one of the better endings I enjoyed in a FF, and the english song fits better than I thought.

I hated the corridor from ch12 all the way up to the end, which was like hours, almost skipped every fight I ran into, I thought it was never going to end. I enjoyed the corridor from chapter 1-10 however, and I just love reading that datalog and visualizing the beautiful towns and culture of cocoon and the history of gran pulse in my head, makes the corridors much more tolerable, every game should have a datalog.

#20 Posted by Lambert (404 posts) -
@SeniorBonerpants said:
" I cried when I realized how long that piece of crap took, and I wouldn't get that time back. "
BAM! instant rimshot!
 
If you honestly cried at the end because of the actually shitty story, and shitty characters, then you don`t know what good stories are.
#21 Posted by Veektarius (4828 posts) -
@Lawrens: Those fights were hard, I use a lot of sols, to be sure.
#22 Posted by Soap (3592 posts) -

I cried 22 hours in, when the game started.

#23 Edited by Lawrens (688 posts) -
@Veektarius said:

" @Lawrens: Those fights were hard, I use a lot of sols, to be sure. "

Yea, those were probably the harder fights of the game, the bosses were a lot more straight forward compare to the multiple normal enemies with high damage and knock back moves.
#24 Posted by Teran (877 posts) -
@SeniorBonerpants: You should probably read a review or something before buying games in the future.  I can only imagine what your reaction was after playing xtreme paintball 6.
 
FF13 is the first final fantasy game to have actual character development.  The people in your party at the end of the game are not the same people you had in the first quarter of the game.  I think this is the best final fantasy ever made.
#25 Posted by SPACETURTLE (1622 posts) -

Pussy...

#26 Posted by Wes899 (2114 posts) -

I'm actually sickened by this. Games, especially wanky JRPGS, are not art.

#27 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

You cried? BABY

#28 Posted by hai2u (322 posts) -
@Teran:  plenty of past FFs have had char development, squall wasn't the same person as he was in the beginning, neither was tidus, or cloud. And what char development in FFXIII? o you mean the part where everyone breaks down and basically says something to the effect of "I was wrong"? Yeah great development there. 
#29 Posted by pwnasaurus (1286 posts) -

OH NOES THOSE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS THAT ARENT REAL WAT WILL YOU DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?1111one!!!!111!!?
#30 Posted by MethodManFTW (52 posts) -

I cry at movies too, the actors/actresses also play fictional characters.
 
I enjoy getting lost in fiction.

#31 Posted by Wes899 (2114 posts) -
@MethodManFTW: But there's a difference in watching a movie and watching an anime/jrpg. People honestly think the plots in the latter are any good? REALLY? That's so depressing.
#32 Posted by MethodManFTW (52 posts) -

It depresses you that people have free will to like and dislike what they please?  :(
 
I would never buy one, but they are showing the iPad on TV right now and it looks pretty cool.

#33 Posted by Wes899 (2114 posts) -

Like what you want. Go ahead. I just know that anime/jrpg plots and characters are so shallow and just generally are not good. I can't understand why people would enjoy them or have any kind of emotion evoked from them. Maybe I'm the only one that thinks this. I don't know.

#34 Posted by Teran (877 posts) -
  @hai2u: There is a big difference between character development and a gigantic plot twist/hole two minutes before the last boss fight. 
 
@pwnasaurus said: 

" OH NOES THOSE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS THAT ARENT REAL WAT WILL YOU DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?1111one!!!!111!!? "

This is what happens when someone who doesn't know how to read plays video games.
 
 
Suspension of disbelief is the key here.  To me video game characters are as abstract and real to me as a soldier who fought in the Civil War.  I'm no more likely to sit down and have lunch with William Tecumseh Sherman than I am likely to sit down and have lunch with Lightning or Cloud Strife.  Whether someone is or was real is irrelevant in this situation and given that our emotional responses aren't based on a specific person but rather the acts a specific person has done it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to see how all this works. 
 
The next time an abstract concept flies over your head and into outer space go read a book, you'll come out looking smarter. 

#35 Edited by Grep (3 posts) -

I keep hearing everybody talk about a turning point in the game where it becomes "interesting." Does anybody have an actual distinct location to put this, like a major event in the plot? 
 
I have played through the game myself and the arc of interest seemed pretty steady, the only big change I can see is when all the tutorials end and you arrive on Gran Pulse, but thats at least half way through the storyline, which becomes compelling much earlier in the game.

#36 Edited by ColumnBreaker (1162 posts) -

I'd hate to see what an uncontrived story would do to you if this is the type of thing that gets you crying.

#37 Posted by L33tfella_H (901 posts) -
@ColumnBreaker said:
" I'd hate to see what an uncontrived story would do to you if this is the type of thing that gets you crying. "
that's going to be referred to as the 'Big Flood of '10'.
#38 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1164 posts) -
@L33tfella_H said:
" @ColumnBreaker said:
" I'd hate to see what an uncontrived story would do to you if this is the type of thing that gets you crying. "
that's going to be referred to as the 'Big Flood of '10'. "
I like turtles.
#39 Posted by Symphony (1912 posts) -

That's cool you got an emotional reaction out of the ending. 
 
This was one of the few FFs I didn't feel any sort of similar response, oddly enough. I was too busy still being confused by all the weird plot incongruities and madness that happened before/after the final boss. And I dunno... the "heartfelt reunion" scene at the end was so cheesy and cliche, I was smirking and rolling my eyes, but not emotionally moved. But to each their own!

#40 Posted by calum_s_gunn (74 posts) -

I cried when I'M BASCH FON RONSENBURG OF DALMASCA

#41 Posted by gla55jAw (2689 posts) -
@calum_s_gunn said:

" I cried when I'M BASCH FON RONSENBURG OF DALMASCA "

*Captain Basch
 
 
#42 Posted by calum_s_gunn (74 posts) -

DON'T BELIEVE ONDORE'S LIES

#43 Edited by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -
@Symphony: You mean the part where everyone was all like...
 
 
'Cause yeah. That wasn't so great.
 
EDIT: Oh, no, you meant the actual ending. That wasn't so great either.
#44 Posted by oraknabo (1462 posts) -

Method Man may not approve, but I bet Ghostface would

#45 Posted by Symphony (1912 posts) -
@Cornman89 said:
" @Symphony: You mean the part where everyone was all like...
 
 'Cause yeah. That wasn't so great.  EDIT: Oh, no, you meant the actual ending. That wasn't so great either. "
Nope you were right, that part confused the hell out of me. That whole scene from start to finish had me in a constant state of "uhhh wut? This makes sense... how?"
#46 Posted by Egge (446 posts) -

I skipped the ending cinematics entirely, that's how little I cared about the story. A fun game, but the story didn't make any sense at all. Or maybe it did, if one bothered to read the datalogs. I refused to do that; just as I refused to read the Codex in Dragon Age: Origins. If a game can't convey all the basic facts you need to know - especially a game with as many lengthy cutscenes as DA:O or FFXIII - there's something seriously wrong with the storytelling in that game...

#47 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@Egge: Just because you didn't follow the plot doesn't make it bad or hard to follow. I fully understood what was going on early into the game and I didn't read a single datalog except for character entries until chapter 11. 
 
How people have trouble following such a basic plot without the datalog is beyond me.
#48 Posted by ReaperOfLiving (491 posts) -

We now live in the world where people cry at the end of video games?  I didn't understand why people get emotional with movies let alone this?  What the hell?

#49 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

You're crying at the end of video games...?
 
Please, don't say this out loud, in public, or around any of your friends.
 
I won't fault you for tearing up at some actual melodrama, but this game missed the mark on that entirely.

#50 Posted by MethodManFTW (52 posts) -

The game had enough drama for me.  I have a really soft spot for losing loved ones, so the ending was right in my crying wheel house.

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