What do you guys think are some of the most impactful moments in gaming to you guys? Be mindful of spoilers, please put up spoiler warnings after you name the game.
There are two moments from Heavy Rain that really stood out to me on my first play through, the first being when playing as Norman and you visit the house of the Jesus freak. When the guy reached for his pocket I shot on instinct to protect my partner, only to have it be a cross. I felt like crap, and it didn't help that Carter is just whatever about the whole thing.
The other is when the part where the drug dealer begs for his life and explains that he has kids, only for me to still blow his brains out and get the next clue. And the whole time you are in the children's room. I doubt that Ethan Mars actually called the cops to report this, so the logical conclusion would be that his wife and kids were going to go home to find their husband/dad with his brain on the carpet.
Things were finally starting to go well when suddenly the train gets attacked . It seems like you are about to get killed when suddenly Malikov save you, and all seems well. but then......
There are also two moments that really stood out to me in inFamous 2. The first is when Zeke and Cole just hang out, drinking and watching a western. The thing that made this so heavy was how Zeke betrays you in the first inFamous, and how in the first half of the second game thing are always awkward between the two. After this moment, you finally get the sense that things are finally cool between them.
That scene makes the evil ending that much more powerful. Best ending ever in a game, in my opinion.