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Topic: The Game That Moved You Emotionally The Most.

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RubyCarbuncle

Easy Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Never cried so much in my life to a fictional character like I did to Ori.

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CynicalGamer

Final Fantasy X and Persona 3 endings.

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Keith_Zissou

@Jimmer-jammer A good joke, mind. I think I was 12 or 13 at the time, and it was definitely the first time I was experiencing something so mature directly, not someone else’s favourite film or whatever, this was my experience and it was a rollercoaster. Kojima made you care about all the characters regardless of perceived motive or actions and of course the vein of anti nuke and violence messages. Syphon Filter never came close, although I loved that too.

The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.

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colonelkilgore

@Keith_Zissou @Jimmer-jammer I played through Metal Gear Solid for the first time earlier this year… and even in this age 20 or so years later I also found it impactful. Gray Fox was such an awesome character. As I’ve mentioned many times, I’d love it if the rumours of a Remake were actually for Metal Gear & Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake as I’d love to see more of his story. Some ‘new’ Cyborg Ninja has shown up in MGS2 but I definitely don’t have the same connection with him so far.

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Iver

The tragic opening of Firewatch is very well done. Fabulous game. If you have an interest and haven't yet played it, what are you waiting for!?

I'm not sure if Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne have been mentioned but they're both incredibly sad stories. MP throws you right in at the deep end seeking revenge, death or both whereas RDR has you untangling your own web of wrongdoings from a previous life in a bid to protect your new one.

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Jimmer-jammer

@colonelkilgore it’s kind of amazing how Kojima’s games can swing so effectively from alternate reality absurdity to real world emotional weightiness. The cyborg ninja is a bit of a MGS staple, outside of 3, though the reveal in 2 is definitely not what I was expecting. That game is such a ride, man. As much as I’d like to see the series rest a bit, I’d be thrilled to see a remake. MGS is intrinsically tied to my life’s gaming journey.

It’s never too late to change

hypnotoad

There are some great posts on this thread.
Fanx.

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colonelkilgore

@Jimmer-jammer yeah I’m loving it so far, I know the original and 3 seem to get all the adulation… but I think I rate 2 above both of them.

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LivewireCLS

Gone Home moved me to tears. Can't say that happens very often with games for me, so when It does, It's definitely a cherished experience.

LivewireCLS

colonelkilgore

@Jimmer-jammer so Emma just died... after struggling to get to grips with those horrible sniper controls and redoing the section multiple times to avoid any alerts!. There's Kojima's special-sauce right there... he presents you with an almighty struggle... and then pulls the rug from under you, once you've 'succeeded'.

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Keith_Zissou

@colonelkilgore So many moments like this when Kojima plays with player agency and expectations, in 2 in particular, definitely keeps you on your toes. There’s a great essay by Aloy voice actor Ashly Birch (who happens to be a total metal gear nerd) on the MG games, I’ll try and find the link again.

The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to.

PSN: Bundersvessel

Jimmer-jammer

@colonelkilgore more than any other game in the series, I think 2 exists almost entirely to “pull the rug from under you”… there are some pretty twisted aspects to the whole Emma storyline if I recall as well. I think 2 has an absolutely fascinating story. I don’t think I could rate the games as a series, but can comfortably say that 3 is my personal favourite…with MGS, it’s a bit like trying to choose between chocolate or fudge. Glad you’re enjoying 2 so much!

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colonelkilgore

@Jimmer-jammer for some reason, I’ve always liked to rank things… helps me give order to the world I guess 🤔. Obviously I haven’t quite finished 2 yet… and I haven’t even started 4 (nor Rising but I probably wouldn’t include it in the series ranking even if I had)… but my current ranking would be:

1. MGSV
2. MGS2
3. MGS3
4. MGS
5. MGS:PW

I know V is an unpopular choice but I absolutely loved it. I’ve really enjoyed all of them in their own way though… and the order might well have been different if I had played each game as they released.

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BowTiesAreCool

@Iver great shout with Firewatch! The visual style really made me underestimate the game at first. One of the best, most considered experiences of last generation for my money. Can easily see why it was nominated for (and won!) so many BAFTA's. The performances were great and it helps that the soundtrack is awesome, too.

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LtSarge

Persona 4 Golden, the Trails of Cold Steel titles, NieR: Automata, Death Stranding and it may be odd to hear this, but the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games always make me sad at the end. Interestingly enough, Persona 5 Royal never made me sad, probably because I didn't care about the characters as much as the ones from P4G. Not to mention that P5R's ending was genuinely rather lousy as a sendoff for the protagonist.

There are probably dozens of more games but these are the ones that I can come up with off the top of my head.

LtSarge

Jimmer-jammer

@colonelkilgore I loved MGSV as well. Granted, it was a bit of a different experience narratively speaking but it’s still one of the best playing games I think I’ve ever played. I actually sunk quite a bit of time into the online mode as well. Tons of fun. I never have played Peace Walker. I’m curious to know how you feel about IV. Personally, I thought it was fantastic and an emotionally satisfying and and fitting end to the solid snake saga. Probably the most ‘Kojima’ of the series.

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colonelkilgore

@Jimmer-jammer yeah I'm excited for 4... I don't find Kojima-isms cheesy at all like some people do, they just make me smile.

Can't wait to see how the saga ends.

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johncalmc

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots when Snake has to crawl through the tunnel of microwave radiation

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PSVR_lover

The ending of Persona 3 I found very moving. One of the best endings period.

The PSVR is the best VR system on the market today.

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