#51 Posted by HandsomeMuffin (117 posts) -

@xxizzypop: Same! That bit in the Al Bhed home when you learn the truth about Yuna :'[

#52 Posted by Dunchad (541 posts) -

Duke Nukem 3D. The plight of the strippers really hit me hard.

#53 Posted by haggis (1674 posts) -

Grim Fandango, when Manny uses his scythe to reap the flowers growing over Sal's sprouted body.

#54 Posted by hwy_61 (1033 posts) -

Oh wow. I'd have to say Abe's Odyssey. But I was a kid then. Nowadays, my eyes welt up, that's as far as I can go. Journey and The Walking Dead are the most recent games that have had a big emotional effect on me.

#55 Posted by haggis (1674 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I can't think of one that did.

What's up with the "...have you cried at any games/movies/books/animes/paintings" threads lately?

It's because of The Walking Dead, I think. It got people thinking about emotional depth in games, and how they effect us, and it's spread to discussions about other artforms as well.

#56 Posted by haggis (1674 posts) -

@Catarrhal said:

Mass Effect 3, when FemShep joined Kolyat in prayer… lemme just say that was a powerful moment.

Jeeze, I'd forgotten about that moment. ME3 had at least a few like that.

#57 Posted by Korolev (1793 posts) -

To the Moon. Mentioned before, but it should be mentioned again.

#58 Posted by DoesitOffendYou_Yeah (140 posts) -

@DizzyMedal said:

I don't think I've ever cried for a game. I certainly don't remember doing so. But my throat did that weird closing up thing when Mordin starting singing Scientist Salarian in Mass Effect 3. I guess that's the closest example I have.

Definitely this.

#59 Posted by MetalGearSunny (7465 posts) -

The most was probably Walking Dead.

#60 Posted by Orbitz89 (230 posts) -

I don't think I've ever cried from a video game.. But then again, I don't think I really play any of the games/genres that are known for their emotional storytelling.

#61 Posted by stonepawfox (237 posts) -

Chrono Cross, the game was just beautiful in many ways and by the end of it the imagery just got to me. Also, if you could understand any of the story sometimes it was very sad!

#62 Posted by clush (508 posts) -

Outcast 2, because it never saw the light of day.

Other than that there's too much shit in the real world for me to get that affected by a videogame. I liked playing the walking dead and there was some emotional resonance, but actual crying? Nah. Not even close.

#63 Posted by Abendlaender (3005 posts) -

I don't think I ever cried even though I tend to get really invested in games. I remember that I was really sad when Paulie died in Mafia 1 (even though everybody but me had seen this coming from the very first scene of the game cause....come on, that's how storys about the Mafia work) but I was pretty young then (too young to play the game but whatever, right?)

#64 Posted by Robaota (173 posts) -

I'm almost sure it was the ending for Secret of Mana, I don't remember tear drops per se (I was quite young), but I still remember the ending incredibly well and I do remember it having a rather large effect on my tiny child brain.

Walking Dead is the one that probably made me cry the most, nearly 20 years later.

#65 Posted by zombie2011 (5271 posts) -

Never cried, but some stories in Lost Odyssey were brutal to read. Also when Sheppard is saying bye to everyone before the final mission in ME3 was touching.

#66 Posted by sawtooth (537 posts) -

I don't remember crying specifically but I was really bummed out at the end of Earthbound.

But then I started it over again and felt better.

#67 Posted by Irvandus (3102 posts) -

Walking Dead ending.

#68 Posted by Zuldim (298 posts) -

I don't think I've ever cried at a video game... Then again, the same could be said for books and movies. Don't get me wrong, I think video games, books, and movies can all be extremely emotionally effective, I just... I dunno. There are like, maybe two movies that have ever made me cry, maybe like one book, and... I can't think of a video game. I got a little bit choked up at the end of Mass Effect 3, but that was because it was ending, not because of the ending (which was garbage). The Walking Dead kind of just made me want to go lie in bed for a while, but not actually cry.

Man, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Body" though? That sure did wreck me. That's probably the most emotional I've ever gotten over a piece of media.

#69 Posted by ArtisanBreads (4850 posts) -

The end to the Walking Dead and no other game really came close at all. Final Fantasy VII was the saddest before that but it wasn't remotely close. That's why I think so highly of the Walking Dead.

#70 Posted by CaptainCharisma (347 posts) -

In Lost Odyssey just after you meet Cooke and Mack. Meeting their mom was the first time a video game ever made me cry. The Walking Dead was the only other game to make me cry.

#71 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

Lost Odyssey, towards the end of Disc One. That got me.

So did the end of Republic Commando, of all fucking things, I was a bit younger then, and it was more just getting a bit choked up, but yeah, dude, Sev's a fucking hero. *salute*

#72 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5004 posts) -

I got misty at the end of walking dead, nothing else has come close....well except for maybe that one Big Bo moment at the end of binary domain.

#73 Posted by Roger778 (960 posts) -

In Mass Effect 3, playing as a Male Shepard, I made a choice to not cure the genophage, and because of that, I was forced to kill Mordin. I teared up when that happened.

#74 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.

#75 Posted by ShockD (2486 posts) -

I never cried at a videogame.

#76 Posted by RobotHamster (4237 posts) -

@Skyrider said:

Shadow of the Colossus, ya'll know the part.

Same here, don't think I cried but I got emotional for sure.

#77 Posted by Canteu (2890 posts) -

None of them. Ever.

Games are too dumb for me to cry at them.

#78 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2038 posts) -

I only have one tear drop. It's a medical thing. I try to avoid sad video games.

#79 Posted by MadsWare (46 posts) -
#80 Posted by Stink_Meaner (66 posts) -

The end of Out Of This World

#81 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Final Fantasy X

Shut up.

Seconded. That ending....
#82 Posted by Ley_Lines (273 posts) -
@Akeldama said:

The last hour of Metal Gear Solid 3.

I expected more people to be like you and me crying manly tears at the ending of Metal gear solid 3
#83 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1912 posts) -

@Jimi said:

MGS1, Sniper Wolf.


Yeah, this.

#84 Posted by itsVASH (193 posts) -

metal gear solid 3

#85 Posted by Landon (4134 posts) -

Never cried at a game.

#86 Edited by egg (1619 posts) -

Super Mario World dunno why. it was the first game I ever beat that's probably why, I had never seen a game ending before, it must have totally blew my mind

#87 Posted by pweidman (2446 posts) -

Several places in Lost Odyssey really got to me. Cried like a baby. Love that game.

#88 Edited by crusader8463 (14755 posts) -

I don't remember if they made me cry, but I remember a lot of PSX JRPG's being the first time games started moving me emotionally when I played them.

#89 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Goddamn motherfucking King's Quest for the Sega Master System. That game is hard, and I don't mean in the tough but fair modern way. I mean in the bad design and maliciously cheap sorta way. I was maybe, i don't know, 6 years old? 7? Something in that range. Anyway, I had a game going that I was doing fairly well in. There is one screen in that game containing an enemy wizard who will freeze you if you don't have some defense item of some sort. Freeze you for an extended period of time. It looks like it's game over right there as I don't believe the game tells you the freeze is temporary. Or i don't remember. Six year old me thought I had entered a screen and been insta-killed for no reason. I threw a tantrum of some epic proportions. Many tears were shed. Controllers were thrown. IT WASN'T FAIR GODDAMNIT. D;

#90 Posted by slyspider (1568 posts) -

Persona 3. Fuck that ending makes me cry

#91 Posted by black2s (25 posts) -

To The Moon

#92 Edited by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

@Jimi said:

MGS1, Sniper Wolf.


This definitely

#93 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

I don't know if they would have turned to full on drops, but Walking Dead got me pretty damn close with those last ten minutes. Otherwise, rewatching some of those scene from Nier...fuck, man.

#94 Posted by DonutFever (3869 posts) -


#95 Posted by evanomeara (96 posts) -

I expect it to be pretty common but the last sequence before the credits in Episode 5 of 'The Walking Dead'

First time I ever shed a tear, I have played games all my life and have had strong emotional responses to a few but that is the first time I cried.

#96 Posted by Kidavenger (3919 posts) -

Final Fantasy X or Kingdom Hearts not sure which one I finished first but it was one of them and those are probably the only two games that have caused me to shed a tear.

#97 Posted by csl316 (11083 posts) -

Probably something in Metal Gear Solid 1.  
But the most vivid memory I have is the end of MGS 3.  You know, when the music swells up and he sheds a tear.  The manliest god damn tear.  It's still moving every time I see it.

#98 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

As a kid, reading Breath of Fire 3's strategy guide and learning that Teepo had to be killed off made me cry. The ending of Kingdom Hearts did as well.

As for more recent cases... Shadow of the Colossus is the only one that definitely comes to mind.

..... That and possibly Demon's Souls- though I don't remember if that was actual tears, or just an overwhelming sense of contentment alongside the calmness of its good ending- that and the music and boss pictures included in the credits. (I almost never watch game credits to completion if they're skippable- Demon's Souls has pretty much been the only exception that comes to mind for that rule for me)

#99 Posted by pot (71 posts) -

Love all your posts.

#100 Posted by tunaburn (2016 posts) -

the walking dead. no tear rolled out but eyes got watery. if that counts.