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#1 Posted by quimstyle (60 posts) -

Or to be more fair to the emotionally withdrawn, which game did you feel the tightest attachment to your character?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!

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36567 posts) -

Some games have managed to elicit stronger than usual emotional connections out of me (Final Fantasy VI, Katawa Shoujo, Fragile Dreams, etc.), but never once have I actually cried because of a game.

#3 Posted by easthill (354 posts) -

The Mass Effect 3 ending...

#4 Posted by Grissefar (2905 posts) -

Yes, several scenes in MGS4 can bring forth tears, which is wonderful since it's a really unusual feeling.

#5 Posted by wemibelec90 (2037 posts) -

No. Games still aren't human enough to elicit an emotional response from me. I can only feel that way with actual human beings portraying real emotions.

#6 Posted by NMC2008 (1248 posts) -

Lost Odyssey - None of the stories but that one scene, you know what it is.

#7 Posted by GunstarRed (5751 posts) -

Never cried, but have been made pretty damn sad by a handful of games. As absurd as it is Gears 3 was the closest I have ever come to doing so.

#8 Posted by quimstyle (60 posts) -

@GunstarRed: the dom thing?

#9 Edited by GalacticPunt (1165 posts) -

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:

#10 Posted by Funkydupe (3426 posts) -

Yes. A tear in my eyes, not waterfall crying though. I can be moved by both movies and video games.

#11 Posted by thomasnash (628 posts) -

Grim Fandango has been the closest, I think

#12 Edited by weegieanawrench (1947 posts) -
#13 Posted by D_Bones (421 posts) -

I have never cried but I have had strong emotional responses to ME3, one of the endings of DA:O because Leliana looked so sad and FFX.

#14 Posted by believer258 (12601 posts) -

No. Yes, I've felt for characters. No, never cried. Why must true art make one cry?

#15 Posted by brophdog (100 posts) -

I cried so hard. Seriously.

#16 Posted by JeanLuc (3793 posts) -

I've never cried but I do feel a very strong emotional response to a lot of stuff from the Mass Effect series.

#17 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Kinda got upset in Gears of war 3 with dom. 

#18 Posted by EliminatoR (313 posts) -

Journey ending

MGS4 Raiden part of ending

Unreal 2 ending (really underrated)

#19 Posted by fraser (542 posts) -

I welled up something fierce at the end of Little King's Story.

#20 Posted by CornBREDX (6344 posts) -

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.

#21 Posted by Kurinkita (52 posts) -

Kingdom Heart 1 and 2.

#22 Posted by liquidmatt (244 posts) -

@GalacticPunt said:

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.

#23 Posted by Catarrhal (861 posts) -

I had never cried until Mass Effect 3. Still haven't finished the game, but when FemShep joined Kolyat in prayer, man… that did it for me. Jennifer Hale is the best in the business, period.

#24 Posted by Stonyman65 (2990 posts) -

@Grissefar said:

Yes, several scenes in MGS4 can bring forth tears, which is wonderful since it's a really unusual feeling.


#25 Edited by Lokno (422 posts) -

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.

#26 Posted by EternalHaV0C (80 posts) -

No tears, but Bastion moved me more than I thought was possible.

#27 Posted by Rafaelfc (1726 posts) -

Mortal Kombat when I got 10 wins in a row on online ranked multiplayer (which for me was a feat cause i'm a pretty average kombatant) and the achievement didn't unlock... fought one more fight to see if it would work then and lost. I cried tears man, TEARS!

#28 Posted by brophdog (100 posts) -

@MysteriousBob: Thats not very community minded.

#29 Posted by Kraznor (1608 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by RE_Player1 (7940 posts) -

I cam close to crying during Journey and at the end of the Mass Effect 2 dlc Overlord.

#31 Posted by VoleMaulder (68 posts) -

The ending of Snake Eater was certainly emotionally charged for me.

Shadow of the Colossus was responsible for some tears towards the end. And certain points in Silent Hill 2. Especially that long corridor...

#32 Posted by Jaqen_HGhar (1091 posts) -

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.

#33 Posted by pyromagnestir (4377 posts) -

Some stuff in Mass Effect 3 came close. I'm not done the game yet but a couple things I have seen tugged on my heart strings.

#34 Posted by insaneTJ (32 posts) -

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.

#35 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

The end of HL2:E2 got me welling up a bit. The affection I had for the characters and the outstanding voice performance combined was something very good.

#36 Edited by jking47 (1266 posts) -

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.....

#37 Posted by wewantsthering (1651 posts) -

The Half-Life 2: EP2 ending was very emotional so I probably cried a tad. Also Dreamfall: The Longest Journey definitely made me cry at the really need to continue that series...

#38 Posted by PokeIkzai (397 posts) -

Plenty of times. Metal Gear Solid 3's ending though... that was ravaged me.

#39 Posted by YI_Orange (1208 posts) -

@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.

It all just piles up with those dudes staying back to die to the boar, killing your 2 friends from the village, watching Emil slowly float backwards to his doom... When Weiss disappeared and was talking all like "yeah, I'm dead" it was just like "Oh come the fuck on! T_T"

Weird, I can't think of any more examples right now, but I know it happens.

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.

#40 Posted by Djstyles92 (967 posts) -

FFX the ending...cried like baby.

Gears 3 brought a tear to my eye.

There's probably more but i cant think of any others

#41 Posted by Robot_Sneakers (418 posts) -

Red Dead came the closest, though I felt more vengeful than teary eyed.

#42 Posted by Video_Game_King (36567 posts) -


Just you wait.

#43 Posted by xxizzypop (644 posts) -

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.

#44 Edited by falling_fast (2468 posts) -

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.

#45 Edited by Tearhead (2379 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption's ending was pretty emotional. The final 1/3 of that game was fucking awesome in terms of storytelling.

#46 Edited by JamesJeux007 (553 posts) -

Apparently I'm not the only one who cried over the MGS3 ending. Man... It's just so... good... I mean the entire cutscene with the monologue made me almost cry. But when "Way To Fall" by Starsailor started playing, it just... Man...

#47 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4311 posts) -

Crisis Core made me come close to it....  And that was the first Final Fantasy game Ive ever played in my life

#48 Posted by Harkat (1157 posts) -

Half Life 2: Episode 2 gave me a very strong emotional reaction, and so did Braid.

#49 Edited by falco_eagle (239 posts) -
#50 Edited by theguy (812 posts) -

@weegieanawrench said:

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.