Video games make you cry?

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#1  Edited By laserbolts

Hey duders over the 20 years I have been playing video games I have been through a hell of alot of stories. Some made me happy, some made me angry, some have completely confused me and there are some that have made me sad. I rarely tear up over a videogame and to be honest I can only remember one moment bumming me out enough to cry. It was Final Fantasy 7 when a certain main character dies. I'm not really sure why I care about spoiling that game at this point but eh someone could be playing through it now right? Anyways was wondering are there any games that have made you cry giantbomb? If so what were they? Do you think people are too sensitive if they let video games impact their emotions so much? Sorry for grammar and shitty writing but I suck at life.

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#2  Edited By cookiemonster

Naa, I can't remember a video game story being good/I've been in invested in enough to upset me in such a way. I did get really upset at this one video game, but I don't want to say too much...Lets just say I was 12 and I didn't like getting scammed on Runescape.

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#3  Edited By FilipHolm

Journey.... can't think of any other game. Maybe mgs4 on the first playthrough?

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#4  Edited By James_Giant_Peach

Yup, same one as you, and a few other JRPGs. Not always crying, but at least feeling upset.

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#5  Edited By MikkaQ

Only once in Mother 3 when you lose someone close, that hit hard.

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#6  Edited By Yummylee

I've definitely had feelings n shieette... but I don't think I've ever shed any tears during a video game story.

Well, maybe Dark Souls, though that wasn't because of the story.

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#7  Edited By stryker1121

No, never. I wish games could have that kind of emotional resonance but story- and writing-wise the medium is just not at that point. Mind you there are some well written games but none that can drag those sorts of powerful emotions out of me.

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#8  Edited By laserbolts

@Abyssfull said:

I've definitely had feelings n shieette... but I don't think I've ever shed any tears during a video game story.

Well, maybe Dark Souls, though that wasn't because of the story.

Yeah I hear you there. Ornstein and Smough.

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#9  Edited By Pink_o_mat

Turrican on C64, I was close to the end of the game, left the room and my mother unplugged the computer to plug in the vacuum cleaner.

I usually don't cry when playing a game, only when watching a movie. And I didn't like Aerith/s in FF7!

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#10  Edited By kedi2

I've never cried while playing a game. Movies and TV can make me cry, though.

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#11  Edited By matthias2437

The Mass Effect series has had a few moments that have made me get a little teary eyed. Normally I don't get too attached to video games. Movies on the other hand, I don't give a fuck about admitting that I cry during tons of movies.

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#12  Edited By Sooty

@FilipHolm said:

Journey.... can't think of any other game. Maybe mgs4 on the first playthrough?

You're joking, right? WTF.

I finished that game the other day, I really don't understand how anybody could cry after playing it.

Also no, the only game that made me feel pretty horrible was The Darkness when Jenny gets killed. Holy shit that was grim.

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#13  Edited By PeasantAbuse

Nah.

Although I've heard that I cried all the time out of frustration when I was really young. I don't believe it.

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#14  Edited By FilipHolm

@Sooty:

Youu're talking Journey or mgs?

In Mass Effect 3 it was pretty damn close a couple of times as well.

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#15  Edited By Quarters

Mass Effect 3 had a few moments where I came dangerously close. Even single perfect man tear territory at a couple of points in particular. Can't think of a bunch outside of that.

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#16  Edited By Daiphyer

Yeah, like others have said, The Mass Effect series is the only series that got me really close to crying.

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#17  Edited By ckeats

Mass Effect easily. Also the the end of the second Phoenix Wright.

I'm also a big baby when it comes to sad stuff, and I have no shame about it.

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#18  Edited By Sooty

@FilipHolm said:

@Sooty:

Youu're talking Journey or mgs?

In Mass Effect 3 it was pretty damn close a couple of times as well.

Journey for sure

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#19  Edited By Jeust

Lost Odyssey made me cry. It has such awesome side stories!  

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#20  Edited By FilipHolm

@Sooty said:

@FilipHolm said:

@Sooty:

Youu're talking Journey or mgs?

In Mass Effect 3 it was pretty damn close a couple of times as well.

Journey for sure

For me it's because of the emotional weight and just how beautiful it is... But I get that some people don't feel the same way. ALOT of people have disagreed with my opinions on that game.

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#21  Edited By supamon

Final Fantasy X.

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#22  Edited By StarvingGamer

I haven't cried in 18 years...

...but I've gotten close at all of the Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton games. If any game is going to get my tear ducts back in action, it's going to be Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright.

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#23  Edited By elyk247

Just watching a video of The Guy Game made me bawl like a little girl.

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#24  Edited By Joker369

Persona 4 endurance run

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#25  Edited By Cwaff

Haven't cried but FF7, FF10, MGS4 and Persona 4 got me damn close.

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#26  Edited By Animasta

Nier, Persona 4, Persona 3, Devil Survivor 2, Ghost Trick, Lost Odyssey, Dead Rising 2

probably more but I can't think of any

oh yeah binary domain

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#27  Edited By SefaRed

Fable 2 was the first game I can think of that moved me that much. Mass Effect 3 had a few moments too, especially the part with Thane in the hospital.

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#28  Edited By Questionable

ICO left a big impression on me, with the way it implies Yorda's death with the whole castle cinematicly crashing down and that music. also Areis death in FF7 seriously put me down for a few days i think.

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But no i dont think ive ever had to shed a tear, i have to agree that games a a very poor medium for delivering a emotional story. Ive seen Anime and read stories that made me bawl like a baby but no video game has ever gotten as much as a tear out of me from as far as i can recall.

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#29  Edited By FluxWaveZ

Persona 4 is the only game that got me close to shedding a tear.

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#30  Edited By Hizang

I have only cried once, it was Meryl's Death in MGS1, I was like 8 at the time though!

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#31  Edited By HellBrendy

Metal Gear Solid 4, near the end. I didn't cry, but I lumped up in my throat.

But when I found out it wasn't anything to actually cry for, I just got irritated - the whole setup just felt annoying and kind of ruined the end for me.

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#32  Edited By Video_Game_King

No, but that's more because I'm an emotionally muted person. I've encountered games that have made me come close to crying (well, as close as I'll ever come), but they're a rare sight.

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#33  Edited By mscupcakes

Red Dead Redemption made me tear up a tiny bit, and I'm ashamed to say one point in MW3 almost made me cry.

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#34  Edited By TheOther

Red Dead Redemption came close. The only game that has extracted tears from me was Mass Effect 3. The Mordin part and the Thane part got me to shed a few tears. Talking to all the crew members before the final push was emotional too. The Anderson thing came very close but then the ending happened.

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#35  Edited By Grimluck343

Never cried during a video game or a movie. I can understand someone crying during a movie, but over a video game? I just can't relate to that.

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#36  Edited By PatchMaster

Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect, probably a few others. Even Gears 3 almost got me.

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#37  Edited By Quarters

@Grimluck343 said:

Never cried during a video game or a movie. I can understand someone crying during a movie, but over a video game? I just can't relate to that.

It's only natural. As video game stories and the storytelling becomes more evolved throughout the years, it'll be able to pull more standard emotions out of people that you would more expect from other mediums. With the advent of advanced graphics and better voice work, it's just a matter of a time before it doesn't seem as ridiculous a notion.

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#38  Edited By Draxyle

The final moments of Persona 3 and 4 never fail to make me misty eyed, for very different reasons. FF10 as well, damn does a lot happen in just those last ten minutes.

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The president offering to go for a burger after being saved. Very pointent moment.

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#41  Edited By SSValis

I can't remember a game that made me cry. I don't think I've ever related with a game story enough. One day maybe.

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#42  Edited By Popskinz

Mass Effect 3 had many tear-jerker moments, other than that; Ornstein and Smough -.-

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#43  Edited By dropabombonit

MGS3, that ending is so powerful. Also I know it's cliché but the end of SOTC

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#44  Edited By yoctoyotta

@Jeust said:

Lost Odyssey made me cry. It has such awesome side stories!

Yeah, Lost Odyssey's side stories are the only parts of a game that have made me cry. They're so sad!

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#45  Edited By Justin258  Online

No, not that I can remember. No video game character's death has made me that sad, though to be fair I don't generally cry during movies either.

On a different note, Aeris's death is at this point somewhat akin to a certain sled.

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#47  Edited By Dagbiker

Im sure a game has made me cry, not even just because i got frustrated with it when i was 5. I know i got really emotionally invested in Heavy Rain, although that didnt make me cry. I had to take a break from it, and emotionally cut my ties with it.

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#48  Edited By SpartanAmbrose

There were quite a few moments in Mass Effect 3 that brought tears to my eyes. Some of the story beats and character deaths mixed with the music from the first game got to me every time.

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#49  Edited By Hairy_Fish

Playing Super Mario World again recently nearly made me have tears of joy.

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#50  Edited By upwarDBound

I won't cite any specific examples, but there are times in games where a situation strikes so close to home that it has caused me to feel very sad and possibly even cry.