Topic: What game or scene has made you cry

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Hi all after recently replaying final fantasy 7 I remembered how as a 17 year old I balled by eyes out over aeris dying, wondered who has had a similar experience and over what



Usually something has to happen with music to make me tear up.

Off the top of my head, the ending of Gravity Rush 2 with "A Red Apple Fell From the Sky" starts playing after the game makes you think a certain character is gone, but implied to appear. That destroyed me.

That and the ending of Kingdom Hearts 1, when Simple and Clean plays when Kairi sees the drawing of Sora giving her the paopu fruit, she cries and it flashes on the screen that she added to the drawing of her sharing the fruit with Sora. When I saw that the first time I couldn't help it.

Japanese games seem to bring out the emotions in me 😂


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The end of the second season of The Walking Dead game and at the end of the Fall section of The Last of Us.

I don’t think it’s the fact they’re both “zombie” games.



I blinked away tears during the final revelatory cutscene from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, mainly when Snake salutes the gravestone and the music swells, but I properly cried-cried during Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, specifically during the microwave corridor.

Many scenes from the second half of Mass Effect 3 made me cry (and no, not because the ending was so terrible; I played the Extended Cut, so I actually thought the ending was beautiful).

When the penny finally dropped and I realised what RiME was all about, I cried a lot.

Some other random moments in games have made me a bit misty-eyed. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight, Killzone 2 (entirely the music's fault), Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and Sonic Unleashed have all produced a single tear, or threatened one at least.

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Every time I don't outright kill an animal with a poor shot in RDR2. Its cries are heartbreaking to hear.

Also on Red Dead when Arthur's horse dies during the chase at the end. I had that same horse from near the beginning of the game. And of course the good Arthur ending where he dies watching the sunrise.

TLOU. Sarah's death gets me every time because the acting is so good.

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The game over screen in Dark Souls; Every. Single. Time.



I was hoping for something more touching but aeris still wins so far



Final Fantasy games usually have a few. Notably X because after many years of gaming at that point, it was actually the first one to make me cry. When you finally reach Zanarkand Ruins and it feels like the culmination of the party's long pilgrimage. The music that plays on the cliff and then another piece as you make your way through is beautiful. At that point in the story you think you will meet certain death, but the characters are willing to make that sacrifice anyway..
Later on when Tidus talks to Jecht, makes up with him and is then forced to kill him.

The end of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea was grim and upsetting. More recently Nier Automata. When 2B dies.
Just the other week the end of Metal Gear Solid 4 got me rather emotional. I didn't cry, but my eyes were a little teary and I felt quite emotionally drained afterwards. The bit where Snake attempted suicide. stands out most.

Kingdom Hearts 3 did because I will always associate the character Roxas with a friend of mine who killed himself.

Happy stray tears usually come from finally playing games I've been massively looking forward to. Super Mario Galaxy was pure joy in game form.


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@Thrillo I remember sending my memory card to official PlayStation magazine and getting a tv shirt back for mastering that game, even had an article saying I was the best ff7 player in the world lol



I don't recall reacting quite in that way, but I suppose I could say the closest I've come are with the true endings for Persona 4, Undertale and various scenes in The Witcher 3 where the story telling is just on another level to most games.

Games that have the player experience a whole variety of emotions deserve some serious recognition, I think.




Though my stomach did turn a touch first time through Shadow of the Colossus.

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Almost shed tears: Spoiler Alert

Dying Light: Jade Aldemir turning infected after being bitten and then needing to be killed.
Borderlands 2: Claptrap's birthday party. Claptrap is happy and dancing and has plenty of pizza for the guests, but nobody comes to his party.



The ending of season 1 of The Walking Dead.

The Last of Us. Can't remember exactly when, but I think it is when Joel got back to Ellie after she gets captured.

There are a few others, but for the life of me I can't remember.

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@JohnnyShoulder Definitely agree with those two.

Also, as spoiler-free as possible—
MGS5 - when Quiet leaves you at the end of her arc. she watched my back and saved me so many times and to see her have to walk away, seemingly because she had to leave to protect him from her parasite infection was so sad. Having to play the rest of the game without her was bunk!
RDR - when Marston dies at the end. That was a tragic gut punch. The good guys are supposed to win! He was trying to clean up his life and be a family man! Why is the universe so cruel!
Brothers a Tale of Two Sons - Pretty much the whole game, but when the older brother dies and the younger one has to go on without him and swim to get back to his dad despite his fear of water due to his mother’s drowning just gets me right in the feels
Life is Strange - Either ending, but especially sacrificing Chloe. Truly Sophie’s choice.

Actually I don’t think I ever cried outwardly at a game, but I shed tears inside for sure.

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A certain late-game scene in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II involving a certain character's death. If you know Japanese the music before the death is extremely foreboding.

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