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#1 Posted by FrostyRyan (2860 posts) -

We don't remember dialogue in games as much as TV or movies and that's understandable. Most video games are largely focused on well, gameplay and that's what we take from them. But we're in an age where video game writing is getting better and better. What are some of your favorite quotes from video games? They can be silly, dramatic, or anything in between. They can even be as short as a voice line in a multiplayer shooter.

On the silly side, nothing beats "Thank-a-you so much for to playing my game" at the end of Mario 64.

On the serious side...Mary's entire letter at the end of Silent Hill 2 I suppose.

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#2 Posted by Craigieboy (113 posts) -
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#3 Posted by Superharman (272 posts) -

It's not the best quote in games, but this exchange in Final Fantasy IX always makes me laugh:

Quina: Ah, Zidane. You want go with me!

Zidane: Well... I sort of got stuck with the leftovers...

Quina: You no have to explain! I so happy.

Zidane: Huh?

Quina: There old saying in my tribe... 'Leftovers good!'

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#4 Edited by Justin258 (15511 posts) -

"FOOKIN' LASA SIGHTS" "A six inch blade never loses reception". A lot of the intro videos for Rainbow Six Siege are of the ridiculous over-the-top tough guy/gal variety, but Thatcher's is real stupid-sounding. Also I don't know, I've never been screwed over by a Thatcher that isn't busting out an electronic device so that someone on their team can use an electronic device - his ability to stick a six inch blade in my gut isn't improved by his ability to turn off my laser sights.

Also the PS1 dub of Symphony of the Night. The beginning of that game is classic in all the wrong ways, but other parts of it are just as good/terrible. At one point Maria says "What do you here?" and I can only think about the actress looking at her script and saying "are you sure this isn't a typo? Can I just say "what are you doing here" instead?". Oh, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't want it "better", I don't want it "improved" I think it's perfectly imperfect in its first English form. On an entirely different note, I kind of appreciate how often that game quotes philosophy or religion and fits it into its themes and concepts. It doesn't always work very well and sometimes it's so obvious that it just comes across as too much, but I still really like what it's trying to do with its story. This is different from every other Castlevania games, where the story is passable at best.

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#5 Posted by FrostyRyan (2860 posts) -

@superharman: Final Fantasy IX is unironically one of the funniest games I've ever played, thanks to Quina. I love that game.

I think there's a moment where Quina jumps off a bridge because she wants food and an old man next to her is like "suicide, eh?"

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#6 Posted by FrodoBaggins (1903 posts) -

"Swear to me.....Swear to me everything you said about the Fireflies is true."

"I swear."

".....okay."

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#7 Edited by liquiddragon (3238 posts) -

mmm, the voice work in Silent Hill 2 really works for me and the script has a lot of good lines.

"In my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill."

This opening is perfect.

Also in Gravity Rush 2, when Kat says "Raven" or "Ulala!"

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#8 Posted by BrunoTheThird (807 posts) -

Leon in RE4 when the Ganados are summoned away by the church bell: "Where's everyone going . . . bingo?"

Human Revolution: "It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from here."

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#9 Posted by Nodima (2521 posts) -

A lot of it is in the animation and delivery, but Margaret in Red Dead Redemption II is ridiculously entertaining.

"It's bloody Margaret, not madam! Margaret, Mistress of fucking Danger."

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#11 Posted by BaneFireLord (3545 posts) -

Blackbeard in AC IV: Black Flag had a hell of a final line: "In a world without gold, we could've been heroes!"

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#12 Posted by Mattt (14 posts) -

Bury me with my. . . money.

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#13 Posted by cikame (2600 posts) -

Nanomachines, son.

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#14 Posted by nutter (1743 posts) -

“BOOM! HE’S ON HIS BACK”

- Jonathan Madden, First of his Name

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#15 Posted by nutter (1743 posts) -

@mattt: Please attribute Simon Greedwell when you quote him...

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#16 Posted by Mattt (14 posts) -

@nutter: My sincerest apologies. I can tell me in heap big trouble.

Dark Horse.

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#17 Posted by nutter (1743 posts) -

“I’m gonna kill your whole fuckin’ generation, motherfucker!”

“Yo, Fiddy! Hit that bigass ramp!”

- Tony Yayo

“Where’s my skull?”

- 50 Cent

“Paging Mr. Fifty...”

- Raoul (I think?) from 50 Cent Blood on the Sand

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#18 Posted by Puchiko (828 posts) -

JAAAAAAAASON!

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“Why should it go well?”

“- You can’t escape!

- You will be the one escaping!”

“You stupid men, buwahahahaha!”

“SEEEEEE MY POWAH!!!”

“OK, GO!”

- Captain America & The Avengers

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#20 Edited by N1ghtriver (2 posts) -

My all time fave is "Big Apple.......3 AM"

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#21 Posted by billmcneal (1176 posts) -

"I am error" I think it's from Zelda II

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#22 Edited by The_Greg (528 posts) -

'I know a place on the edge of the red light district where we can lay low, but my hands are all messed up, so you better drive brother'.

The quote by itself means nothing, but it has always been stuck in my head. When I think about it, it is actually the first line of dialogue in a game that turned me into a gamer. So it's quite iconic for me.

Before GTA3, I played PS1. I always thought the PS1 was lame, even as a child. It's still lame.

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#23 Posted by Efesell (4170 posts) -

What can change the nature of a man?

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#24 Edited by TobbRobb (6541 posts) -

"You're pretty good"

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#25 Posted by AdamALC (271 posts) -

"When I joined the Corps, we didn't have any fancy-schmanzy tanks. We had sticks! Two sticks, and a rock for the whole platoon—and we had to share the rock! Buck up, boy, you are one very lucky marine!"

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#26 Posted by Fezrock (688 posts) -

Sincerely, Final Fantasy Tactics: "Tough...Don't blame us. Blame yourself or God."

Goofy, Bulletstorm: Trishka Novak: Go fuck yourself! You shit piles give chase, I will kill your dicks!; Grayson Hunt: What? What does that even mean? You're gonna kill my dick? I'll kill your dick! How 'bout that, huh?

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#27 Posted by catoasapun (79 posts) -

Everything said in every substory in every Yakuza.

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#29 Posted by Rigas (774 posts) -

Dracula: What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.

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#30 Posted by FrostyRyan (2860 posts) -

You've met with a terrible fate haven't you

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#31 Posted by theuprightman (208 posts) -

This is the liberty we have won for ourselves... Outer Heaven.

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#32 Edited by jrodrz (230 posts) -

"Throw the rules out the window, odds are you'll go that way too". - Max Payne 2

"Don't think I have any intention of caressing your cheek and saying I was wrong. I will not weep and wonder what might have been. I'm sure you understand. Still... I'm proud of you in a way. You've shown great conviction. Strength. Courage. All noble qualities. I should have killed you long ago." Haytham Kenway's last words to Connor before he died.

Connor: "You chose to side with men who would rob us of our humanity simply because it was more profitable?" Thomas Hickey: "Wot else is there? I'm not some blind fool who'd give up all I've got on principle. What IS principle anyway? Can ya bring it to the bank? Don't look at me like that. We're different, you and I! You're just some blind fool who's always chasin' butterflies. Where as I'm the type of guy who likes to have a beer in one hand and a titty in the other. Thing is, boy, I can have what I seek. Had it, even. You? Your hands will always be empty." I really liked this death speech because, unlike the other Templars, Hickey wasn't as dramatic and full of ideals, he was just in it for the $$$.

There's also plenty I like from John Marston:

  • "It ain't no secret I didn't get these scars falling over in church."
  • "Listen to your boss, Jonah. There's a good boy. Otherwise I'll put a hole in your hillbilly head and watch your tiny brain drain out."
  • "You and West Dickens are so crooked, you could swallow nails and spit out corkscrews."
  • "I'll give you a bad case of "someone just shot me in the head" if you don't hurry up."

Man, I could go on, maybe on some other time I'll post some more.

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#33 Posted by TGJessie (443 posts) -

It’s not my favourite, but for some reason one line of GTA: Vice City has stuck with me:

“Lookin’ for somethin’ special? I got what you need!... Thanks for the money, sucker!”

I really don’t know why.

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#34 Posted by FacelessVixen (2467 posts) -

"The truck have started to move" from Metal Gear 1. ""What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets." from Symphony of the Night (the PSP version is the best version; fight me). And Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash has some amusing quotables:

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#35 Posted by redwing42 (478 posts) -

"What a horrible night to have a curse."

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#36 Posted by Sahalarious (694 posts) -

" Excellent speech my friend! Gift of the silver tongue. They say it's the mark of a good officer... and of a liar!"

-Revolver Ocelot

that shit used to give me goosebumps in middle school

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#37 Posted by saffgrenade (18 posts) -

"Don't be sorry, be better" is maybe my favorite of all time. The whole "ca-caw" conversation from Psychonauts is great, but I don't know if that counts as a quote. The most cringeworthy I can think of is DMC3's "jackpot." Ooh-boy that was rough.

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#39 Posted by Clarity (29 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite: "Booker, are you afraid of God?" "No. But I'm afraid of you."

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#40 Posted by cikame (2600 posts) -

From Resonance of Fate, when referring to the bust size of their party member.
"All we have are raisins".

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#41 Posted by ShaggE (9152 posts) -

Mine is my favorite for a different reason: "I do what I must" - Hanzo, Overwatch. It's my favorite because I never get tired of spamming that while spinning around and doing stupid shit. I'm a simple man, what can I say?

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#42 Posted by ayopch (69 posts) -

"A man chooses, a slave obeys" has stuck with me a lot. More recently, though, it's "I've got an unfortunate face" from RDR2. I sympathize with that one a lot, tbh.

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#43 Posted by BladeOfCreation (1202 posts) -

I think about this all the time when things like net neutrality, SOPA, PIPA, and related stories are in the news. Particularly the last line:

"As the Americans learned so painfully in Earth's final century, free flow of information is the only safeguard against tyranny. The once-chained people whose leaders at last lose their grip on information flow will soon burst with freedom and vitality, but the free nation gradually constricting its grip on public discourse has begun its rapid slide into despotism. Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master." --Commissioner Pravin Lal, U.N. Declaration of Rights (Accompanies the Secret Project "The Planetary Datalinks") from Alpha Centauri

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#45 Posted by cubidog (96 posts) -

"What are you buying?" -The merchant from Resident Evil 4

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#46 Posted by OMGFather (996 posts) -

Woozie: "I have a confession to make. I... I'm blind."

CJ: "No shit."

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#47 Posted by TakyonDG (58 posts) -

I still remember so many of the Secret Project quotes from Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. That game really made an impression on me when I was young

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#49 Posted by RichyHahn4 (305 posts) -

"Fucko?...who says that?"

-Army of Two

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#50 Edited by mattclassic (504 posts) -

"So, you've made it this far. Not bad, girl. But I'm not letting anyone leave my town! Everyone's gonna die!"

The delivery on the last line really puts it over the top for me. It's one of my favorite quotes in anything, let alone games. The casual "calm down, chief" response adds a lot too.