Or to be more fair to the emotionally withdrawn, which game did you feel the tightest attachment to your character? I've never had a game make me cry but I got pretty choked up at the end of Halo 3 when you see the 117 scratched into the memorial. The Chief and I were old friends. The end of of Red Dead also got me a bit. So here's to the memory of James Marsden and Spartan 117!
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Sure, some games and movies can make me misty eyed. From recent memory, (MASS EFFECT 3 SPOILERS)
made me tear up.
EDIT: Sorry about that guys...
Yes, I think Mass Effect has made me cry at some point. It's a bit tougher for games as they tend to feel as scripted as they are but some voice actors are pretty good at carrying what is generally a tremendous burden so a few games have probably made me cry. For me it just takes good acting (good animation helps too, but not always necessary), and the right use of music.
The end of Metal Gear Solid 3 squeezed a few manly tears out of me when it first came out. I remember the message boards back then, I was FAR from the only one to be moved by the swelling music and revelations about The Boss. Spoilers if you click:
Yes! The moment where you had to literally press the trigger pulled some tears from me. (Hopefully that's spoiler-free enough.) And even now 'Way to Fall' by Starsailor makes me sad.
Journey had me tearing up a bit when I was going over its ending in my head much later. However, that didn't happen in-game. I have a theory that even very emotional developments, the type where in movies we'd be crying like babies, don't create the same response when you're holding a controller. It just doesn't seem to me that there's time to reflect and feel sad about a situation when you have agency.
Very recently actually, Journey and Mass Effect 3. And I don't mean either of those ironically, I got caught up in the mood and experience very thoroughly and was slightly overwhelmed by it both times. Not bawling or anything, just welling up and shedding the odd tear. Still, new ground has been broken this year for game narratives.
I haven't outright cried due to a game, but I have teared up quite severe from several games. The best example would probably be Bastion. The music paired with some of the things that happen in that game... I am still awed about how perfect they managed to make some of that, even without fancy realistic facial expressions and all that.
@MysteriousBob: I feel sorry for you if you don't have the ability to feel emotional due to fictional stories, but there is no need to take that out on us who have the capacity for that.
Not tears, but Mordin's final scenes in Mass Effect 3 was pretty emotional. He was one of my fav characters in ME2 and I went through every conversation with him in 3. And when he turned around in the elevator closes his eyes and gives a little smile and says,"Would have liked to run tests on the seashells." That got me. It was only a couple hours earlier where we had the conversation about what he would do after the war and talked about the seashells.
I don't think I have broken out into tears, but I get really choked up sometimes. Katawa Shoujo has made me do it multiple times, and Journey got me towards the end, Lost Odyssey with those damn dreams, and those are just off the top of my head.
I have been coming to realize lately that I am a bit of a softy.....
@MysteriousBob: Teach me to be like you. I would like to start enjoying life as little as possible.
Never cried, no, though some games have managed to make more feel more emotion than usual. The final dungeon of Nier is a great example.
Weird, I can't think of any more examples right now, but I know it happens.
@Video_Game_King: How about Radiant Historia? I'm only 6 or so hours in but I can't wait for that game to make me so sad.
On a slightly off-topic note, One Piece is still the saddest piece of fiction I've ever consumed and probably will be for a long long time.
I've been known to shed a tear, although not necessarily bawl at emotionally powerful points in games. While some found Dom's death in Gears 3 to be hokey, I was pretty moved by it. Playing Mad World over it and how I was feeling at the time contributed to it. Sitting there, running low on ammo, thinking 'Jesus, when the fuck are they going to stop coming?' Cue scene.
MGS3 had several scenes, though I can't quite recall any as it's been years since I've played it.
Final Fantasy X, once upon a time, elicited pretty strong emotion, though that was due more to some of the core themes of the game and personal issues.
Silent Hill 2. I remember some major story beats hit me hard in that game.
not that I can remember.
the closest I've come to crying over a video game would probably be: during Lost Odyssey's text sequence thingys that I forget what they're called, at what happens to April Ryan, and at the end of Planescape: Torment.
oh yeah, what happened to John Marston comes pretty close too, I guess.
I was holding back tears in Persona 4 when
Sure, some games and movies can make me misty eyed. From recent memory, Thane's death scene made me tear up.
Nice spoiler tagging there... It's Mass Effect 3 for anyone about to highlight that...
OT: I don't think a game actually has but some good books and movies have.