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#1 Posted by NTM (7263 posts) -

For me personally it had to be Uncharted 3. I got it on the 4th of July, and there were probably moments before this certain point that I enjoyed enough that made me smile, but I usually remember specific moments in games when I grin out of excitement, which usually means I'm loving the experience I'm having with a game. The section (and I guess spoiler alert), when you're chasing Talbot for some reason put a smile on my face. I wouldn't really go as far to say I have a definitive favorite part of the game, I just remember smiling at that part my first time through. So, how about you? What game, and maybe, if you want to say specifically, what part in the game made you smile? When I smile during games, it's not really a huge grin (I think), it's more like I raise my eye brows slightly and put a little smile on, I don't necessarily mean it has to be an overly excited smile, but it can be.

#2 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Batman Arkham City just earlier, the attention to detail is heartwarming.
It puts it in a real league above a lot of games just for that.

#3 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

That was such a good game.  And I really liked the ending, it kinda reminded me of the first one.  The last game that made me smile was Saints Row the Third last week.  Its too bad the bombcast spoiled a lot of the good parts.......  But Im glad they didnt spoil this one part because I actually laughed so hard from it.   
 

#4 Posted by CounterShock (420 posts) -

That fucking X-Men Origins: Wolverine game. It's just every time you level up he does that tiger roar I'M SO ANGRY I'M YELLING AT THE SKYYYYYYY thing and I find it hilarious every time.

#5 Posted by GnomeonFire (696 posts) -

Asura's Wrath, when they play Dvorak's New World 4th movement when you fight on the moon. I smiled like a fucking goober, love that song, reminds me of One Piece every time.

#6 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2311 posts) -

Saints Row: The Third but that's too easy.

The one before that was Mass Effect 2. Fucking elcor Hamlet.

#7 Posted by Orbitz89 (229 posts) -

Games have a pretty good habit of making me smile, because.. well, they're fun. The last game that put a smile on my face for example was Half-Life for the PC which i just played again recently.. I started a new game and was going through the opening tram section and before i knew it the feeling of nostalgia overtook me and I began to smile.

#8 Posted by Sogeman (863 posts) -

Journey

#9 Posted by FraggingRights (82 posts) -

Last I can actually recall is Portal 2's numerous moments. Like "press spacebar to jump", and the ending, and all of Cave Johnson.

#10 Edited by NTM (7263 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: I really wish I liked it more. I played that game a few months back for the first time, and I remember coming home with the game in hand and I was so excited, but once I got through it I was sadly disappointed, I've gone through it a third time now to see if I'd get over my dislike over it, and while playing on the new game plus (after my hard play through which was kind of worthless), it was a little bit better, but not much. I find that from both Uncharted 3 and Arkham games, I like it better when those hit indicators are off. That's a minor thing to point out, but still. I'm listening to the Dark Knight Rises soundtrack right now, and it's fantastic. I wish they get Hans Zimmer - even though by now it seems a bit cliche - to work on the soundtrack for the next Arkham game.

#11 Posted by AndrewB (7490 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

The last game that made me smile was Saints Row the Third last week. Its too bad the bombcast spoiled a lot of the good parts....... But Im glad they didnt spoil this one part because I actually laughed so hard from it.

When youre wresting and shit and you get that chainsaw. Then "Youre the best around" starts playing. I always thought that song was so great and it was so amazing when it played during the part where I was just chopping people up with a giant chainsaw.

That was probably the last moment I had, too.

It would have been better if the game didn't bug out on me and have Killbane get stuck outside of the ring with me inside, forcing me to play through it again. But the first time the music popped up, I was laughing pretty hard.
#12 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@AndrewB said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

The last game that made me smile was Saints Row the Third last week. Its too bad the bombcast spoiled a lot of the good parts....... But Im glad they didnt spoil this one part because I actually laughed so hard from it.

That was probably the last moment I had, too.

That really sucks.  Well at least you probably didnt play the game on hard on your first try.  Dying multiple times sometimes ruined the funny parts for me.  
#13 Posted by Kear (109 posts) -

Lolipop Chainsaw. When I wasn't laughing I had a big stupid grin on my face.

#14 Posted by ToTheNines (644 posts) -

Walking Dead episode 2. Clem is a cutie.

#15 Posted by MachoFantastico (4488 posts) -

Binary Domain... and yes it was because of Cain. 

#16 Posted by AndrewB (7490 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG: I was even getting annoyed with the last couple of missions on normal (difficulty spikes like hell for that last mission; had never died from anything other than a vehicle accident before that). Hard would ruin that game for me. The parts I liked were... most of the story missions. There was something totally new and insane every time. There were very few where I wasn't laughing, actually.

#17 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@NTM: The only trouble I have with the game is that it just bombards you with sidequests and that detective mode is still too handy to pass up.
Rest is comic lore mania to me.
#18 Posted by Clonedzero (4091 posts) -

uh, chronologically? skyrim, cus i was playing it yesterday and i didnt play any other games yesterday and i smile alot when i play games? cus games a fun? what sorta question is this? lol

#19 Edited by SimonM7 (129 posts) -

Saints Row: The Third, and before that Portal 2, for sure. For me, games that make me smile is a very particular category. One where something just oozes charm and fun and... a kind of warmth. I found The Third genuinely endearing, which is probably the last thing anyone expects to say about that game.

#20 Posted by BeachThunder (11695 posts) -
#21 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

picked up rayman last night off the steam sale. such a happy game, had me smiling

#22 Edited by Castiel (2528 posts) -

Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Laughed through the entire thing...

#23 Posted by NTM (7263 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: I dislike things to a certain extent I'm sure most loved, like the atmosphere (or setting), a lot of the voice acting seemed a bit forced from a few actors or just sounded silly to me, and the story wasn't compelling to me one bit. It's just weird and somewhat ironic to me since I loved Asylum, but I was severely disappointed in this.

I even felt a bit melancholy when I looked over the bay in the game and saw the asylum. I've done everything in it though aside from all of the Riddler trophies, but I did look up on YouTube what happens when you get them all, and to me it's not even worth it. Nonetheless, I still have faith in the series and the everyone that was behind making the game, I just didn't enjoy this very much.

#24 Posted by Akeldama (4238 posts) -

Watching a dude have his testicles explode from my sniper rifle shot in Sniper Elite V2 was pretty good.

#25 Posted by NTM (7263 posts) -

@Clonedzero: Not every game you play is going to be fun.

#26 Posted by PSNgamesun (394 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 the part where my Shepard put an end to Kai Leng. Just a fucking badass moment that had me smiling lol for hours.

#27 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@AndrewB said:

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG: I was even getting annoyed with the last couple of missions on normal (difficulty spikes like hell for that last mission; had never died from anything other than a vehicle accident before that). Hard would ruin that game for me. The parts I liked were... most of the story missions. There was something totally new and insane every time. There were very few where I wasn't laughing, actually.

I actually thought the last few missions were really fun because it felt like a real challenge.  I just go so used to the difficulty.  The story missions were really too good.  I want to go back to the game again.  
#28 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@NTM: Totally possible, I do not feel as immersed as I was with Asylum but its great game nonetheless and raises the bar for comic games (or rather, just shows those lazy ass money grubbers how its done).
I'm freaking out over the amount of cameo's and silly little things that are in there, every part of the world seems to be well thought out and that alone is making the game for me.
#29 Posted by Vextroid (1358 posts) -

Tales of Monkey Island.

Smiling the wholeway through. Still need to finish off Ep. 4 and get on to Ep. 5.

#30 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -

Mortal Kombat for the Vita put a big smile on my face when it froze within the first ten minutes of me booting it up. I just wanted to get a closer look at the character models, but no. Before that, it was Final Fantasy XIII-2, when the game fast-forwarded through Rise's inane reasoning for liking Kanji. Haven't played the game since, even though I "chose" that reply.

#31 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Mario 3D Land, but that's the last thing I played. Really if I don't sense that a game will have the ability to make me smile, among other things, I'll won't put more than an hour or so in and move on to something I actually enjoy.

#32 Posted by yoshisaur (2639 posts) -

Psychonauts. For some reason the "romance" between your character and Lily made me smile whenever they kissed. I usually have a soft spot for awkward romances, though, so that might be why.

#33 Edited by _Chad (963 posts) -
@JacobShOckgosu said:

Walking Dead episode 2. Clem is a cutie.

#34 Posted by xpogox (48 posts) -

Mother 3
A smile and then an enormous frown.

#35 Posted by NTM (7263 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: I agree. As much as I didn't really enjoy my time with it, I won't deny the quality the game has and I do think it stands above all other comic book games, well save for Asylum. Also, I still think the combat looks awesome. I'd love it if they made a new Tron game and used the Arkham combat system for it.

#36 Posted by Humanity (8809 posts) -

I think Dead Space 2 - I've played game since that I've enjoyed but I can't recall a game that I was like WOW AWESOME. Was kinda hoping Max Payne 3 was gonna be like that but I kinda struggled with the controls for a long time.

#37 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -
#38 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -

Resident Evil 3, Carlos never fails to entertain with his cheesy script. That and it's been a long time since I played that game and forgot how friggin amazing it is.

#39 Posted by Draxyle (1791 posts) -

I just nabbed Saints Row 3 off steam sale. Co-op'd the start with a buddy.

I've never laughed so maniacally at the sheer insanity of a game. I now understand why it nearly won GotY on Giantbomb.

#40 Posted by NTM (7263 posts) -

@Humanity: Glad Dead Space 2 was your choice, that's one of my favorite games. I haven't played Max Payne 3 yet, but I hope I will. It's too bad it was... disappointing?

#41 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Skyrim. I'm really glad they added killcams for magic and arrows.

#42 Posted by g6065 (271 posts) -

The opening sequence of Batman AC, during which you play as someone (who I considered anyway) completely unexpected.

#43 Edited by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

JC-MP.

#44 Edited by SamStrife (1282 posts) -

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946. Been playing it with some Giantbombers lately and it's been such a laugh.

Here's a video of us in 'action':

#45 Posted by Serpentenema (216 posts) -

Saints Row: The Third when I got the jetbike thing and got to do barrel rolls to the Sports song from Tim and Eric and the ending of Journey.

#46 Posted by Serpentenema (216 posts) -

And picking up Condemned 2 for like 5 bucks at a gamestop and went around throwing bottles of whiskey at bums and setting them on fire via tazer.

#47 Edited by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

Probably Saints Row the Third. Originally, I was going to say Skyrim but that was so depressing I had to think about the question a bit harder. I easily forget all the games I play so if it doesn't really stand out, it quickly fades from memory. Not that SR3 didn't stand out, in this case, it's just that it's been so long. That's still depressing, though. I've played a number of games this year and while they may be entertaining, it would seem precious few made an impression.

#48 Posted by JEC03 (898 posts) -

Dead Island Decapitating a walker and watching his neck spill gallons of blood into the beautiful ocean.

#49 Posted by Moxy (8 posts) -

Journey on ps3, made me smile from ear to ear like the cheshire cat whilst making crazy in game noises with a random player online ..

#50 Posted by Humanity (8809 posts) -

@NTM: In a way Max Payne 3 was disappointing but it also did some pretty new things in term of storytelling and direction. I think it was a solid game, good length, amazing variety in levels as well as great attention to detail - single handedly one of the stand out features of MP3 is that you're never playing in the same area twice, and things keep moving at a brisk pace.

My small complaints were just that I just wasn't meshing with the controls that great and it was because not a lot of the game mechanics are explained too well. Ironically in an era where we complain about games holding our hands too much, my big issue was that the tutorial was a little too brief for me to grasp the full gamut of movement that Max possesses in the game. I wrote a review for it and scored it pretty well.

Also yah, Dead Space is like one of my favorite, if not THE favorite new franchises of recent years. I love sci-fi and the old school aesthetic of big clunky machinery and all that stuff. Dead Space 1 was kind of like Event Horizon the game and the second game was just as good. I have some worries about Dead Space 3 but I'm still really looking forward to it.