Curious - Horrific / Sad / Heart-wrenching ?

#1 Posted by wambam (63 posts) -

Just curious - I see that Bethesda has done a terrific job in including great bizarre, spectacular, funny, cool moments or experiences in the game. But - and this might be a very short-lived post - has Bethesda put in what one would consider really horrific sights, or unexpectedly death-threatening or sad or even heart-wrenching scenes?. For example. although they weren't at all death-threatening, I remember being really touched when, in Fallout 3, I came upon the skeletons of a couple in bed, their arms around each other, and the skeleton of a littl child in the nearby bed. Another was the skeleton of someone who had hanged himself.

So, has anyone come upon such scenes as in the above list?

#2 Posted by halfpastwhenever (44 posts) -

The House of Horrors quest in Marketh was pretty freaky, that's my standout horror moment so far.

#3 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1233 posts) -

I love that stuff in Fallout too. Not that much of it here, but there is some of course. In dungeons and such. Mostly very disturbing stuff.

#4 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

There are for sure some fairly creepy moments. But not really any sad/heart wrenching moments. Most of the moments that pulled any emotion out of me were the moments were I was just like OH SHIT THAT IS FUCKING AWESOME!.

#5 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

There's a cool quest when a Daedric Prince/Goddess gets your to clear out her place of worship.

#6 Posted by DystopiaX (5351 posts) -

I found a giant mourning a dead mammoth, mammorth was dead in the swamp and a giant was there, unarmed, crouching over it. I approached him and he just looked at me with sad eyes and didn't attack, even when I got into a range that a normal giant would have. I didn't want to kill him so I just left, and as I went he stared at me and then went back to staring at the dead mammoth.

#7 Posted by Marnox (328 posts) -

I found a girl who had committed suicide in a cave.

#8 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1858 posts) -

I installed the mod to make children killable last night. First one I found to test it on was the Jarl of Whiterun's little asshole kid. He was upstairs in one of the little rafter things that overlooks the main hall. I shot him in the throat with a steel arrow from my enchanted, damage over time ebony bow. It wasn't enough to outright kill him on Expert so he fell over, arrow sticking through his throat, clutching at the ground as he slowly tried to pull himself to safety before just falling over helplessly, bleeding to death. I felt horrible, and I HATE kids.

#9 Posted by JasonR86 (9762 posts) -

I avenged the death of a little girl by a vampire. I chopped off the vampire's head and told the ghost of the girl that she had been avenged. That was kind of sad.

#10 Posted by SerHulse (685 posts) -

I was genuinely disturbed by the first proper quest (the one in the Abandoned Shack) and the last moment (the part with Astrid) of the Dark Brotherhood quest line.

Oh and the Molag Bal quest (with the rusty mace) and Namira's quest (with the eating and the priest, ugh).

#11 Posted by wambam (63 posts) -

@Artemesia said:

I installed the mod to make children killable last night. First one I found to test it on was the Jarl of Whiterun's little asshole kid. He was upstairs in one of the little rafter things that overlooks the main hall. I shot him in the throat with a steel arrow from my enchanted, damage over time ebony bow. It wasn't enough to outright kill him on Expert so he fell over, arrow sticking through his throat, clutching at the ground as he slowly tried to pull himself to safety before just falling over helplessly, bleeding to death. I felt horrible, and I HATE kids.

Dude. . . THAT was COLD :(

#12 Edited by Irvandus (2885 posts) -

I only had one really heart wrenching moment.

Companions Spoilers:

When Kodlak the "leader" of the companions is murdered before he could be cured, of course you get to clear him later but still at the time it was really sad.

#13 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

There`s a werewolf that tears a little girl apart, and you get the quest from her parents while they are burying her at the cemetery. 

#14 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

Pretty sure theres a quest where you find a ghost child and have to figure out how she died.
 
I felt pretty bad destroying that guys priceless dwemer vase for the thieves guild though.
 
A whole bunch of the Daedric princes have you kill their loyal followers too.

#15 Edited by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

Skyrim is by far the most fucked up game ive ever played. Jeez how many demonic godlike entities do you run across / serve in it? its also the only game ive ever played as outright evil... how can you not, those daedric quests + dark bros and thieves guild are awesome :(

#16 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Having to tell a child that his father is dead was pretty sad.

#17 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

When you walk into Solitude and the guy is executed. I reloaded and tried to stop it, but you couldn't and it pissed me off.

#18 Posted by takayamasama (443 posts) -

There is a lighthouse just south of the mid-northern coast of the map that has a family of four's journals scattered among it. They all start out nice and innocent, and peaceful family trying to get by, husband happy to finally afford the lighthouse for his wife, kids annoyed they had to move and adjust life, and as you read further into each person's journal it starts getting bad. Then you explore around the lighthouse you learn why. I felt that place was very sad and didn't like being in there.

#19 Posted by MsAtheism (35 posts) -

@takayamasama:

Agreed.. that was a really sad quest. I certainly enjoyed enacting their revenge even if they were dead and didn't know it. :(

#20 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Adamsons said:

Pretty sure theres a quest where you find a ghost child and have to figure out how she died. I felt pretty bad destroying that guys priceless dwemer vase for the thieves guild though. A whole bunch of the Daedric princes have you kill their loyal followers too.

Dude, there are hundreds of those vases scattered around the various dwemer ruins. Just get him a new one ;)

#21 Edited by Addfwyn (1942 posts) -

@Artemesia: Which kid was that? Because you may not have wanted to do that...just saying.

Anyway, nothing strikes out at me, some of the daedric quests made me a bit squeamish, and I'm even playing as a thief/assassin type. I felt legitimately bad for just about everyone involved in the House of Horrors quest.

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