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#1 Edited by MrCellophane (524 posts) -

Hey, do you know the situation where you're playing a game of any genre, and are suddenly treated to a scene, good or bad, which can get you all emotional? To me, such scenes are signs of excellent story development. Which are your favourite examples? And what emotions did they evoke? Remember spoiler tags  and all that. Also, when discussing, we should probably get spoilertags everywhere, if we branch out into more games. Let us see if the spoiler tags can prove themselves useful 
 
Here's a quick "top 10" of scenes I just thought of. Excuse the layout. Apparently the spoiler tag doesn't work in Google Chrome and the list tag doesn't work in Internet Explorer. FML. (EDIT: Nevermind, installed Firefox too). Sorry for the reverse way to do it (normally you go from 10 to 1, but I can't figure it out in this layout). Anyway, #1 is my favourite, #2 second-best and so on.

 

  1. The Darkness
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  2. Grand Theft Auto IV

  3. Mass Effect
  4. Red Dead Redemption

  5. Sid Meier's Pirates!

  6. Tales of Monkey Island: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood

  7. Modern Warfare 2
  8. Half-Life 2: Episode Two
    .
  9. Infamous

  10. Beyond Good and Evil
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  11. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon

#2 Edited by SethPhotopoulos (5263 posts) -

MGS4 
Hall way scene. 
If you played it you know.

#3 Posted by IBurningStar (2173 posts) -

Ending of Metal Gear Solid 3.

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

cant really remember any

#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19342 posts) -

Modern Warfare 2 – Betrayal scene

#6 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5263 posts) -
@MrCellophane said:
" Dammit people, this is the duplicate topic! "
Make this the real one.  it has more posts.
#7 Edited by benjaebe (2783 posts) -
@MrCellophane said:

" Dammit people, this is the duplicate topic! "

Not anymore it's not.
Anyway, a few of mine:
Snake vs Ocelot - MGS4: When 'Snake Eater' started playing, I was so goddamn pumped.
Ending of Shadow of the Colossus: Speaks for itself.
Silent Hill 2 - Stairs of Fire: I just love the music in this one. The entire game is really well done.
 
EDIT: Having read your list, it's a really goddamn good one. The Darkness was such an underrated title.
#8 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

Hallway
Sunny & Otacon
Rosie singing

#9 Posted by MrCellophane (524 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos: Okay, you win. I've pasted my text back in.
 
...this is why I never start forum topics.
#10 Posted by RichardLOlson (1852 posts) -

I would have to say Final Fantasy 7 Cloud's girlfriend dies.  The game is so awesome and the mini games are super awesome.

#11 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" Modern Warfare 2 – Betrayal scene "
If you mean what I think you mean then this, oh god this! *sob*
#12 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption. 
#13 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5828 posts) -

Persona 3's ending

#14 Posted by Kendstorm (39 posts) -

THE DEATH OF AERIS. 
 
i cried so much omg......

#15 Edited by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

Mass Effect 2: 
 
LOSS: In my version, Thane being dragged off to his death by a Collector swarm towards the end. I actually remember yelling THANE! OH GOD NO! at the television. 
 
Mass Effect 1 
 
PRIDE: Me allowing that xenophobic skank Ashley Williams to be killed. It felt good when I knew she was dead. Nazi cow. 
 
 Manhunt: 
 
RELIEF: Gutting Starkweather with a chainsaw and then driving it into his face. I then put the game on my shelf and took a long shower.
 
Full Throttle: 
 
FIST-PUMPING JOY: Every time I play it. 
#16 Posted by mordukai (7150 posts) -

When Kratos shoved his fingers into Poseidon's eyes.  

#17 Posted by dieguy (108 posts) -
#18 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

The entirety of Half Life 2: Episode 1.  I think that the entirety of any debate on "video games as art" is nonsense, but I can call that game art without qualifications.

#19 Posted by fearthephins (148 posts) -

Video game's tend to kill off my favorite character all the time so I come across these sort of situations all the time. I'm also a fairly emotional person so my heart stops and I actually get pretty consumed in the moment.
Legend of the Dragoon has one of those scenes.....it broke my heart.
Mass Effect made me a little emotional but it was an easy decision. Thankfully it Mass Effect 2 I managed to evade some of the horrible outcomes that I know exist.
Dragon Age....brought on a few situations that made me pretty emotional.
 
I have some more games but I'll leave it at that haha.

#20 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

I had a hard time with the decision in Mass Effect because I couldn't decide who I disliked more.

#21 Edited by korkesh (133 posts) -
#22 Posted by NTM (7379 posts) -

I'm just going to point out one that no one has mentioned yet. I thought Maria Santiago's death in Gears of War 2 was sad. But on top of that, if you read the books and read of Dom and Maria's relationship (between them and their kids), it makes it even more dreadful. Only thing I didn't like about the scene was some of the crying from Dom 'cause it sounded like he was saying "Doh" like Homer Simpson. Also, I have to say, I'm glad you added the Jenny scenes from The Darkness. Those parts are very memorable and from time to time I still think of them.
#23 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

a lot of heavy rain.

#24 Posted by GhostlyEnigma (253 posts) -
@MrCellophane:  Modern Warfare 2? Is this a joke? I mean, no offence. But, seriously? Are you trolling with that choice?
#25 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -
#26 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19342 posts) -
@GhostlyEnigma said:

" @MrCellophane:  Modern Warfare 2? Is this a joke? I mean, no offence. But, seriously? Are you trolling with that choice? "

How about you give an explanation? Even though the game's story is relatively ridiculous and nonsensical, that doesn't prevent that scene from being any less impactful. I had grown to like the two characters involved in that particular scene and what happened was totally unpredictable to me. Being killed like that from the character's perspective was quite shocking, added with the warnings and yelling coming from Captain Price during that scene. 
 
@Jasta: You should tell what game your spoiler tag is related to so that everyone won't just avoid clicking it completely.    
#27 Posted by GhostlyEnigma (253 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @GhostlyEnigma said:

" @MrCellophane:  Modern Warfare 2? Is this a joke? I mean, no offence. But, seriously? Are you trolling with that choice? "

How about you give an explanation? Even though the game's story is relatively ridiculous and nonsensical, that doesn't prevent that scene from being any less impactful. I had grown to like the two characters involved in that particular scene and what happened was totally unpredictable to me. Being killed like that from the character's perspective was quite shocking, added with the warnings and yelling coming from Captain Price during that scene. 
 
@Jasta: You should tell what game your spoiler tag is related to so that everyone won't just avoid clicking it completely.     "
I don't know how it could impactful, when none of your squad mates are neither well developed nor interesting to say the least. It was also overblown and done, basically repeating the same trick Infinity Ward previously did in COD4, thinking it would be "cool" to pull-off, instead of building-up a emotional drive. I agree that Captain Price's reunion did spark an emotional chord with me. That was the only part of the game however. He certainly has one badass mustache.
#28 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I agree with both the GTA IV scenes, but the most emotionally charged part of that game for me was when you

The end of MW2 was quite crazy too, as well as the end of MW1.
 
I always have terribly hard times remembering specific parts of games.
#29 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

FF6. How many games have a character justifiably attempt suicide?

#30 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

CoD4: WTFnuke
MW2: Betrayal
Persona 3: Ending

#31 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -

MW2 Betrayal.
RDR ending.
Bioshock A man chooses, a slave obeys (my jaw was on the floor during that entire goddamn scene)
Alan Wake ending. Not totally sure what emotion that was but i was pretty floored by it.

#32 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5263 posts) -
@GhostlyEnigma said:
" @MrCellophane: Are you trolling? "
We could say the same to you. 
#33 Edited by Jeust (10651 posts) -

#34 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

The OP's #1 answer is the only true answer.  The second scene you list in The Darkness had me in-fucking-furiated.

#35 Posted by GhostlyEnigma (253 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" @GhostlyEnigma said:
" @MrCellophane: Are you trolling? "
We could say the same to you.  "
I admit that I'm pretty aggressive when it comes to Modern Warfare 2. But believe it or not, I like Modern Warfare 2. Only for it's single-player and Spec-ops. The single-player is just crazy, Michael Bayish bravado action. However, I don't understand how the betrayal scenes in Modern Warfare 2 manage to emotionally stir players. The story in the game is too silly to be taken seriously. 
 
On another note. We should stop abusing the infamous "T word" on the internet. 
#36 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5263 posts) -
@GhostlyEnigma said:
" @SethPhotopoulos said:
" @GhostlyEnigma said:
" @MrCellophane: Are you trolling? "
We could say the same to you.  "
I admit that I'm pretty aggressive when it comes to Modern Warfare 2. But believe it or not, I like Modern Warfare 2. Only for it's single-player and Spec-ops. The single-player is just crazy, Michael Bayish bravado action. However, I don't understand how the betrayal scenes in Modern Warfare 2 manage to emotionally stir players. The story in the game is too silly to be taken seriously. 
 
On another note. We should stop abusing the infamous "T word" on the internet. 
"
Some people obviously disagree.  And you don't have the right to tell people what to feel.  That's all I'll say.
#37 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Jade Empire, Bioware has it pretty much nailed down.

#38 Posted by GhostlyEnigma (253 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" @GhostlyEnigma said:
" @SethPhotopoulos said:
" @GhostlyEnigma said:
" @MrCellophane: Are you trolling? "
We could say the same to you.  "
I admit that I'm pretty aggressive when it comes to Modern Warfare 2. But believe it or not, I like Modern Warfare 2. Only for it's single-player and Spec-ops. The single-player is just crazy, Michael Bayish bravado action. However, I don't understand how the betrayal scenes in Modern Warfare 2 manage to emotionally stir players. The story in the game is too silly to be taken seriously. 
 
On another note. We should stop abusing the infamous "T word" on the internet. 
"
Some people obviously disagree.  And you don't have the right to tell people what to feel.  That's all I'll say. "
I merely criticizing other points of view. However, instead of actually criticizing, I came off as rather aggressive and insulting. 
 
What do you know? I ended up criticizing myself! Whee! 
 
Now, allow me to answer this the topic seriously. 
 
#39 Posted by Parabole (216 posts) -

Pigsy's Perfect 10
Non-Spoiler: The visuals are cellshaded and give off emotions with color schemes. It focuses attention on Pigsy and shows what a great character he is and contributes to the whole of the game. Richard Ridings voice is both comical and sincere at times. When people say that this will shed light on a character and adds detail to the game, this is what I think of now.
 
Spoiler:

#40 Posted by christ0phe (952 posts) -

All of Kingdom Hearts

#41 Posted by Jeust (10651 posts) -
@Parabole said:
" Pigsy's Perfect 10
Non-Spoiler: The visuals are cellshaded and give off emotions with color schemes. It focuses attention on Pigsy and shows what a great character he is and contributes to the whole of the game. Richard Ridings voice is both comical and sincere at times. When people say that this will shed light on a character and adds detail to the game, this is what I think of now.
 
Spoiler:
"
Sounds really nice! I'll have buy the game and the DLC. 
 
Thanks for the description! 
#42 Posted by MrCellophane (524 posts) -
@xobballox: Good call on the Playboy/Dwayne one. I had completely forgotten about that, although to me that one was more easy due to their personalities :) The CoD4 ending is also a good call. Damn, that helplessness when the team was just lying there - I held my breath during the entire scene. I still feel bad about Gaz :(
@Jeust: Great list. But who was "Gina" in The Darkness?
#43 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -
@MrCellophane said:


  1. The Darkness
    .

"
This, but I would have worded it differently.
#44 Posted by Akeldama (4247 posts) -
@IBurningStar said:
" Ending of Metal Gear Solid 3. "
Cry everytime
#45 Edited by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

i have a few, a few that spring to mind
 
- final fantasy 6, and shadow, very unexpected
 
- final fantasy 6, story of terra, its quite sad   
 
-persona 4, and nanako, very sad
 
-persona 4 - the ending, its sad and happy at the same time
 
- shadow of collosus ending was quite sad  and epic
 
-final fantasy 7 - aeris scene, and also cloud and mako poisoning
 
-conkers bad fur day - the ending, he ends up being king, but loses someone
 
- MW2 betrayal scene - that was very sad for me, didn't expect it
 
theres some!

#46 Posted by armaan8014 (5404 posts) -
#47 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -
#48 Posted by afro_carter90 (5 posts) -

I would have to say the endings to the final fantasy games. They are normally well written, but also the felling of success for completing those mammoth games. 

#49 Posted by Stuka69 (1 posts) -
 
Yakuza 3: The orphans - specially that little girl who did not fit in school because she did not have real parents. Shit. I did get something in my eye...
#50 Posted by MrCellophane (524 posts) -
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
" @MrCellophane said:


  1. The Darkness
    .

"
This, but I would have worded it differently. "
Well... how would you have worded it? :)