Shut up and Jam reminds me of my misspent youth with RPG Maker. I remember some real gems being made with the tool, perhaps I should try and root them out...
Dude YES! Those were some great times. I do remember one that I found that was only partially finished but had custom assets made for the whole thing, inluding music and that. It was based in a dirty-industrial setting, and I remember being very impressed that it also seemed to involve a ton of coding too as it's battle system was left vs right ala Final Fantasy not the default Dragon Quest view.
If someone finds that for me, I will provide a great deal of gratitude and throw a few superlatives your way as well. Promise.
That feeling of discovery with a group of friends in the Vanilla version is one of the best feelings I've had playing games, and one that I don't think was replicated with subsequent expansions. That being said, I did really enjoy TBC.
Devil Survivor 1/2 games are grand, and have great music also (the first especially). Pokemon Black/White 2 are also very good games, seemingly more difficult than previous versions and as such fit the grindy criteria.
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.
What is a counter-argument to the #1reasonwhy hashtag? Really, whet is it? It's not an issue that presents itself for debate. There are real stories from real people being shared there that express personally lived examples of sexist behavior. The people sharing these stories in 140 character snippets did so to shine a light in a dark corner. No one wants to be a victim of sexism, and no one is saying that a Twitter trend is a solution. So again, what is there to argue about this other than tangential issues like how Patrick framed the story. Take in the information (or don't, I suppose) and do with it what you will. Too much intellectual effort is being wasted on the inflated existential crisis that is whether or not something should be said on the Internet.
Vocally support progressive, open-minded game developers and journalists. Period.
Essentially my entire thoughts on this too, well put sir.