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Title: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: realworksuks on August 11, 2014, 12:30:24 am
Just starting a topic mostly for my own benefit to decide what games to play next.  I think if a game can invoke some type of emotional feeling then it has done a good job.  Emotional does not have to mean sad, it could mean many things such as jaw dropping disbelief at what just happened, fright, dread, etc.  I will start out by naming a few:

Tactics Ogre - when you are forced to make your first decision at the end of chapter 1
The Last of Us
Final Fantasy VII
GTA 5 - When Trevor is introduced
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Jeville on August 11, 2014, 05:23:45 am
Chrono Trigger - my first visit in the Kingdom of Zeal.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Bregalad on August 11, 2014, 06:11:02 am
It might be out topic, but games tended to cause me much more emotions back when I was an early teenager than they do now. In fact today games hardly give me any emotion any more - I just see them as a funny real-time embedded system to play with. I should also note that I am not an horror game player, if I was, those would definitely give me emotions, but I'd be too much scared to play them anyways.

Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, the sci-fi chapter of Live a Live and Chrono Trigger are probably the ones that gave me most emotion back then.

First visit to Zeal definitely gave me a LOT of emotion,
Spoiler:
as well as the (very sad) destruction of Zeal
.

Nowadays I'm too used to it to get much emotions anymore :(

EDIT : And yes it's true that Tactics Ogre managed to get some emotion out of me even at 24. But I didn't think the choice at the end of chapter 1 was hard to make.
Spoiler:
I never liked Vice anyways (because of his rudeness and stupid suicidal AI) so I had no problem betraying him and avoid killing innocent people.
Spoiler:
The lost of Kachua was a much harder hit to me. I know you can save her but the requirements for doing so are ridiculous, and almost impossible to met without a walkthough guide.
Considering the emotions I had as an adult I would have been crying or so as a kid  :laugh:
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: STARWIN on August 11, 2014, 08:18:25 am
Anything with good music. Actually, any game that I think is good. Why would I play a game devoid of emotion? At most to see if the game becomes better after a while, or if I really want to play games with sequels in order when some of the earlier games are horrible. Expectation of emotion would still be the motive.

Now, I don't really know if you want me to just list all games I have even slightly enjoyed.. there ought to be more precise ways to suggest a new game to play for you.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: MisterJones on August 11, 2014, 08:28:23 am
Mass effect did that for me on Balak's sadistic choice and the Rachni's queen choice. Never before I stood like 10 min on each thinking what I really should do. Hell, playing my second run as a renegade monster and going the evil choice on Wrex's choice. Since I am a fan of the character, all that happens in that choice is so cruel for me. Specially choosing the swamp.

Mother 3's act 1 end.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Next Gen Cowboy on August 11, 2014, 09:22:17 am
It's a bit cliche now, and it's been out for 13 years, but FFX. Of course all the game's twist are well-known by this point. It also helps that after the emotional roller-coaster ride you end up with the Someday the Dream Will End, which is the perfect song to both make you feel completely empty inside, and drive you forward. XIII also wields dramatic irony like a weapon with some of the characters.

Mass Effect in general is an emotional experience, especially if you play through the whole series, just due the sheer number of deaths that can't be prevented no matter what you do, and how easy it is to get invested into the characters.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Almagest on August 11, 2014, 09:23:54 am
What made me cry:
FF6 - World Map theme and Celes
Spoiler:
both opera and suicide scenes
FF7 - the plot twist everybody knows
Spoiler:
Aeris/Aerith being killed
FF9 - when you get the airship
Chrono Cross - the opening FMV, Another World theme, and the in-game intro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aoPQQsDYZU)
Xenogears - World Map theme, when you get the airship, Fei's past revealed (the whole thing)

What made me go crazy (of excitement, anger or fear):
FF4 (SNES/J2E) - Cagnazzo, Bahamut and the final boss (SO frigging hard)
FFT - Wiegraf/Velius! (it was SO hard, never has my heart beaten so fast in an RPG game)
RE3 - Nemesis (do I have to say more?)
Silent Hill 3 - didn't clear it, but the mannequin room (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmy9E-TFT2c) almost gave me a heart attack (detail: I was playing at night, and my family was sleeping)
Shadow of the Colossus - the 3rd Colossus fight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUdrFkW1RY8) (that huge sword swinging gave me the chills)
Chrono Cross - reaching the Dead Sea, the 6 dragons part, Garai and Dario (both insanely hard, almost broke the controller), and the boss at the top of Terra Tower (you know who, the song is so epic and exciting)
Spoiler:
and to be honest, I thought the 1st Time Devourer was the final boss
Xenogears - Opiomorph, True Weltall and the final bosses (the first one because it's too hard, and True Weltall and the final bosses because they're too exciting)
Castlevania SotN - entering Dracula's Castle with Alucard (SO exciting)
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: MegaManJuno on August 11, 2014, 09:28:39 am
Battletoads.


RAGE!


And no, not speederbikes... I'm talking later stages. That game infuriated me so bad that it's one of the very few I traded away as a kid.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Clippit on August 11, 2014, 05:51:18 pm
Hmm... let's see... there's games like:
Cocoron:
Spoiler:
Dat plot twist at the final stage... I didn't see it coming at all.

Monster World IV: warning: heavy plot spoilers ahead.
Spoiler:
I felt terrible when they made me think Pepe died. It was quite a shocker. Then he's shown to be alive... yay. Then he's petrified and pressumably dead again... and then he's alive again. Happy end.

Crusader of Centy/Soleil:
That game has an amazing plot, full of twists and "wtf?" moments. I can't recommend it enough.

Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant:
UUUGGGHHH!!!! THAT GAME!!!! It was one of the first games I've played on the PS2. It was sooo short and crappy in comparison to its PS1 counterparts it made me think the PS2 was a waste of money. IT PISSED ME OF LIKE NO OTHER GAME BEFORE!!!! Wanna know how long it took me to beat it?? FOUR HOURS!!!
:Angry Joe: FFFFFFFOOOOOOUUUUUURRRRRRR HHHHHHHHOOOOOOUUUUURRRRRSSSSSS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: justin3009 on August 11, 2014, 07:21:14 pm
Lots of games but Silent Hill: Shattered Memories stands out to me the most in that regard.  Killed me when one of the credits songs started playing
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Lilinda on August 11, 2014, 07:58:40 pm
Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Fallout: New Vegas were damn good at invoking emotion out of me.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Gemini on August 11, 2014, 08:50:19 pm
Assasin's Creed: Revelations. That ending is pure gold.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: realworksuks on August 11, 2014, 11:41:18 pm
God of War I is another game that I forgot to mention.

In addition, Heavy Rain got me very involved in all of the characters and one particular scene really stands out
Spoiler:
The horror of imagining yourself in the main characters shoes when he is locked in a room and has to eventually make the decision to cut off a limb to break free (that is, if you are like me and didn't find another way around it)
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Malias on August 12, 2014, 02:04:12 am
If we're going for raw feels, I'll throw in To The Moon.  The characters and the way the story unfolds makes for an engrossing, emotionally satisfying experience.

I'll second Mother 3.

I'm assuming when you ask about feeling emotion, you're talking about as a result of the story and events that occur rather than from the gameplay/atmosphere?  'Cause I could go on for quite a while about games that made me feel scared, happy, excited, mad, stressed, etc. from just that.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Mew seeker on August 12, 2014, 08:46:11 am
Let's see, at the end of Final Fantasy X :
Spoiler:
Dad... I hate you.
*laugh softly* I know.
And also, that short moment where Auron
Spoiler:
does slash at the image of himself in the past.
During the whole game he's calm and stoic and so on, seeing him like that is, well it's sad.

Final Fantasy IX : this (http://youtu.be/KKAoSY5bhSw).

Terranigma : the goat scene. (http://youtu.be/nvgWjcKjlCg) It's even worse when you come back later.
The part with Leim (http://youtu.be/grO3UaOaBWo) is just too  adorable. ^^

Breath of Fire 2 :
let's see, Mina
Spoiler:
becoming the Great Bird
, Rand's mother
Spoiler:
sacrificying herself for her son
, the whole part with the final boss starting with
Spoiler:
him killing your partners.

Asura's Wrath :
the final episode of chapter 2, after you know what happened. On top of that, the screaming that Ashura does at the end (at least in the Japanese version) is heartrending.
Also the 4th chapter (the DLC one) final episode. It super awesome with quick time event that get on par with Kingdom hearts 2 triangle button.

SD Gundam G Generation Spirits :
the MS Igloo's episodes. Especially stage 5 event battle. 
Spoiler:
They were just kids. ;-;
On top of that, the MS Igloo theme is awesome. (So are the Hidolf and the Big Rang).

Final Fantasy 6 : the opera. You know it's true!  :D
Oh and what happens after the floating continent part.
Oh and those events with Terra at Thamasa.
Oh, the coin flip event. It's even better if you then bring Sabin and Edgar to the opera.  :D
When you get
Spoiler:
the second airship.
The part with the ghost train. Especially the end. That might counts too (http://youtu.be/2u84cH_bmTA).  ;D
Kefka being owned big time at Figaro Castle.  :D
Gau meeting his father. There's not even a in game reward excuse to do it but I redo it anyway when I replay the game.
The ending in general.

The storyline of Mega Man X 4. "Victory" has quite a bitter taste here, especially with Zero.

Mega Man 5 on the game boy. Come on,
Spoiler:
Wily being zapped by the final boss
has to be worth something! :D

Kirby Superstar, Metaknight's Revenge (or something like that). It's neat to see those character speaking as you progress through the game.

Zelda Ocarina of Time : when you arrive in Hyrule town
Spoiler:
in the future.

Phantom Brave : let's just say the 1st chapter is a bit rough for Maronna. Only make the final episode more awesome where
Spoiler:
she kick the butt of many of those Ravens there.
Also, those parts with Sprout in the final episode. O-O
And then after that, Castille
Spoiler:
realizing Walnut's true identity.

Disgaea : the Red Moon episode.
That being said, the episode where Laharl is getting rid of all of those who would try to take his place is funny. (http://youtu.be/WWW9D_kFezE) (IMHO it's better with Japanese voices.)

Soul Nomad and the World Eaters :
that game dropped on me the mother of wham episodes at that part toward the end where you go looking for the last World Eater. Well played game! X D

Shin Megami Tensei :
Spoiler:
Japan getting nuked.
And that's just the beginning. Also, whenever there are no random battles. There is always a reason and sometimes the reason is something really, REALLY bad.

Seiken Densetsu 3 : the way the music change during the final battle deserves a mention.

Faxanadu : that ending when a modified version of the main theme play.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: M-Tee on August 12, 2014, 10:44:44 am
 Suikoden, probably. It's almost the only RPG I've played, sometime in '99 or '00. It was during my "I hate 3D games and the playstation should only be used for 2D gaming" phase.

The single-handed control scheme was a big-win for it also. I was surprised that it didn't become the RPG standard after that. (d-pad to move, L1 to accept, L2 to cancel, and select to access menu).
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: NinjaTurtle82 on August 24, 2014, 05:32:31 pm
One that I can think of is Silent Hill 3 in Alternate Brookhaven Hospital in one particular place -- the restroom with the mirror. To me, I felt scared there, and to this day, I believe it's the scariest place in the entire game. Not that Silent Hill 3 didn't make me feel fear in other parts of the game, but that moment caused me to feel an emotion for sure. And that is fear.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Piotyr on October 23, 2014, 10:51:30 am
No one has mentioned Nier? oh boy I think you guys haven't felt anything until you play Nier (AND GET ALL THE ENDINGS!). That game is an emotional rollercoaster.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: (wraith) on October 23, 2014, 08:26:47 pm
Even with 25+ years of gaming, I've never really had serious emotional attachment to games, though in FFX when you finally get towards the end and reach the scene that plays out in the title card, the added context of what lead to that made me little sad.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Grimlock on October 29, 2014, 07:05:16 pm
If I'm going to add anything to the list it has to be Sierras Kings Quest and Quest for glory series.  I've played all of them minus KQ 7 and the final Quest for Glory.  Kings quest 6 specifically was really great, Quest for Glory 4 was the best in the series, the remake of the first was a lot of fun.

As far as RPGs go Final Fantasy 3 on SNES was a great gaming experience.

Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: tryphon on October 29, 2014, 07:53:56 pm
Phantasy Star II, because Nei, 10 years before Aerith, and the unexpected end of the game...

Sad to see this game definitely didn't get the love it deserves.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: DSwizzy145 on October 31, 2014, 09:49:16 pm
Phantasy Star II, because Nei, 10 years before Aerith, and the unexpected end of the game...

Sad to see this game definitely didn't get the love it deserves.
Thank the Nintendo & Square fanboys for making Phantasy Star II Nei's death scene underrated
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Celice on November 01, 2014, 02:49:14 am
The most recent one I had was Portal 2. Just played and finished it first time. The ending scene really struck me, I think mostly because I saw it could partly be Caroline speaking towards Cave Johnson. There's lots of different ideas for it.

Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: FAST6191 on November 01, 2014, 04:50:07 am
Phantasy Star II, because Nei, 10 years before Aerith, and the unexpected end of the game...

Sad to see this game definitely didn't get the love it deserves.

Only problem with Phantasy Star 2 is it then gets to be compared to Phantasy Star 4.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: tryphon on November 01, 2014, 04:57:11 am
Phantasy Star II's story is much deeper than IV's (to be honest, I find PSIV really overrated - there's mainly fanservice inside).

And if the comparizon is only technical, or for gameplay, then FF6 or FF7 pale too when they get compared to next episodes. Though I'd prefer finish FF6 for the tenth times than playing FF13 :)
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Post by: Avster on November 01, 2014, 12:40:10 pm
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Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: KaioShin on November 01, 2014, 01:08:36 pm
I agree with the statement that Phantasy Star IV is given much praise for little reason.

It's because the Genesis had little else in the ways of JRPGs besides PS4 and Shining Force. The console war back then was just as pathetic as it is today, rational arguments had little bearing. What it boiled down to was ignoring the shortcomings of "your" platform while shaming the platform of the competition. So instead of admiting that the Genesis sucks ass for JRPGs people instead talked themselves into worshipping the games they did have. Never underestimate the depths of delusion people sink to in order to justify their purchases. You and me aren't different, we all fell into that trap before. Especially when we are young, and back then we were all kids. (And adults are far from immune either, if they are better at this at all)
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: FAST6191 on November 01, 2014, 04:48:24 pm
Nothing beyond the battle mechanics [of Phantasy Star 4] was given any real dedication.

To be fair that is mainly what I like about PSIV, even if it was just a few logical extensions of mechanics it was still something I did not see for quite some time afterwards (give or take how you might feel about stuff like Might and Magic). At some level I probably enjoy it more than the jobs of Final Fantasy 5 and those are why FF5 finds itself my favourite of the pre 7 series.

If PSII had the PSIV engine then I doubt we would be having this conversation.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: tryphon on November 01, 2014, 05:22:20 pm
PSIV was out maybe 5 years after PSII, so it's no surprise the battle system was less developed.

The Playstation 2 remake has a better one, but still not as good as PSIV's. There should be some news very soon about this remake...
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: TheCape on November 17, 2014, 02:23:37 pm
XIII also wields dramatic irony like a weapon with some of the characters.

That game was wonderful, and the ending was quite a surprise to me. I wish they would follow up on it and complete the story.

God of War I is another game that I forgot to mention.
All of these got to me at some point or another. They were well written and got you involved in Kratos' history.

I would also have to mention that during the final boss fight in Earthbound (if you use Pray) got me emotional when I was younger, need to play it again and see if it happens again.

Kingdom Hearts makes me emotional too
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Spooniest on November 18, 2014, 06:39:13 pm
Gawd. I remember being amazed when Cecil became a Paladin, almost exclusively due to the musical cue.

Celes' dilemma on the Solitary Island (for those who weren't quick studies at fishing) comes to mind as well, though the Nintendo of America-enforced censorship did kind of ruin it for me, as I later found out. Also, the last bit on the Floating Continent, but I'll address that below...

Hell, the ending of Final Fantasy I inspired me when I was a kid.

The end credits theme of Link to the Past still gets me all misty to this day.

But the worst I can ever remember feeling was Final Fantasy VI, when I found out (after buying the Nintendo Power Guide) what the result of my choice on the Floating Continent was. It's kind of haunting that you only figure that out after the fact, and by then, it's too late to do anything about it.

Spoiler:
Shadow gets no grave, no emotional farewell, no further mention in the story at all. He's just gone. Worst part was that I chose "Jump" explicitly because there were only 5 seconds left on the timer. All I would have to have done was choose to "Wait," but without any foreknowledge, waiting seemed utterly insane to me.

COMPLETELY TANGENTIAL TO THE TOPIC AT HAND: You don't put an apostrophe in a plural. It should be "Games" not "Game's."

Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Dr. Jeckidy on November 25, 2014, 04:21:19 pm
The ending of the first Klonoa game. First time a game almost made me cry.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Dr. Floppy on December 06, 2014, 11:15:23 am
The end credits theme of Link to the Past still gets me all misty to this day.

Worthy of being the final song on the final album of some solo musician's career! I used to replay that tune in my head in order to get myself to sleep during the first month or so of kollej.

I can't believe nobody's mentioned the Moon Theme from Ducktales. That thing's like a serotonin smoothie with Adderallâ„¢ sprinkles!
[Phun Phakt: The voice of Scrooge McDuck is performed by the same dude who played "Wilbur" on Mr. Ed.]

As for non-music emotion, can anybody honestly say they weren't spitting black saliva of +9001 rage when
Spoiler:
Mother Brain killed the Baby Metroid
at the end of Super Metroid?
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: FallenAngel2387 on December 06, 2014, 11:55:01 am
It's because the Genesis had little else in the ways of JRPGs besides PS4 and Shining Force. The console war back then was just as pathetic as it is today, rational arguments had little bearing. What it boiled down to was ignoring the shortcomings of "your" platform while shaming the platform of the competition. So instead of admiting that the Genesis sucks ass for JRPGs people instead talked themselves into worshipping the games they did have. Never underestimate the depths of delusion people sink to in order to justify their purchases. You and me aren't different, we all fell into that trap before. Especially when we are young, and back then we were all kids. (And adults are far from immune either, if they are better at this at all)

"Sucks ass for RPG's" is a bit of a stretch there, but it does lack in comparison to it's direct competitor. On the other hand, I think it makes up for that shortcoming with titles like Pirates! Gold, and Starflight(Plus it more than makes up for it in the shooting genre's), where you essentially make your own story on the way to figuring out how to beat the game(if you really consider Pirates! a beatable game). Kind of like early sandbox games. Another thing is, aside from seeing good reviews at GameFAQs, I never see any discussion about the Buck Rogers port either. The SSI Goldbox games were supposed to be amazing for PC's.

as for the topic:
Battletoads.


RAGE!


And no, not speederbikes... I'm talking later stages. That game infuriated me so bad that it's one of the very few I traded away as a kid.

^THIS. Not just Battletoads either... So many controllers are lucky to still be functional...
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: justin3009 on December 10, 2014, 06:14:21 pm
Quote from: Dr. Floppy
As for non-music emotion, can anybody honestly say they weren't spitting black saliva of +9001 rage when
Spoiler:
Mother Brain killed the Baby Metroid
at the end of Super Metroid?

Oh my god I forgot about that!  My face went all D: the first time I saw that!  Nearly cried because of that way back when!
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: gamingcat02261991 on May 19, 2021, 05:12:13 am
Games like Sonic and the Secret Rings and Pokemon X and Y sometimes make me cry due to the game's ending and end credits theme.

Super Mario Odyssey's ending kind of aroused my anger, even though I've never played it to the end of the main story.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: eriknoc on June 01, 2021, 03:57:38 am
Dragon Warrior IV
Spoiler:
Chapter 2: At the end when you find that everyone in your home castle has vanished.  No background music plays while you're inside the castle.  Very creepy.
Chapter 3: At the end where you leave your loving wife and your young son (and your wife encourages it, lovingly booting you out to pursue your dreams).
Chapter 4: Near the end when you're forced to leave your dead father's friend, Orin, to die at the hands of the enemy and you have to flee from the land.
Chapter 5: At the beginning where the Hero is introduced, monsters find and attack your village, looking for looking to kill you while you're still young and inexperienced.  The only parents you knew, Celia (your childhood female friend / possible love interest?), and the other villagers do everything they can to protect you.  You are escorted to the cellar and are put in a hidden room within the cellar.  You hear fighting going on which includes magic attacks and some gut wrenching "critical hit" blows.  Celia comes in and calls you by name and says "I've enjoyed growing up with you.  Don't worry, I won't let them take your life."  She then casts Transform and becomes an exact replica of you.  She then tells you goodbye and goes back out.  She takes a blow, then gets hit with a magic attack, another blow, then a critical hit.  Then everything goes quiet and the battle music stops.  Then you hear the monsters' voices from the outside saying "Necrosaro, we've destroyed the Hero".  Necrosaro says "Well done! Everyone, return to our base!" and they all leave.  You come out of the hidden room and exit the cellar, only to find that everyone is gone and your village is destroyed.  That was a tough pill to swallow, but you push on because the world needs you to defeat Necrosaro.  You begin your quest to become stronger and you find the characters from previous chapters, little by little, as you explore the outside world, and they join your party.  They become like a 2nd family to you.  You spend much time enduring together, battling monsters, gaining levels, solving puzzles, exploring new lands, finding treasures, defeating tough bosses.  You witnessing the tragic aftermath of the poisonous gas released from the mines on the people of Aktemto, and many more problems and tragedies along the way.  You finally face off against Necrosaro, the final boss of the game.  This will be the longest and toughest fight in the game.  After fighting his various scary forms, you finally defeat him, thus saving the world.  You then report back to the Dragon Queen (who had directed you to Necrosaro's location in the first place), and after that... it's time to take everyone back to their homes.  Your adventure is now over and everyone enters the balloon.  The ending sequence was particularly emotional to me, because as you're dropping everyone else off to their hometowns or homelands, you think more and more about your own village and remember how it was destroyed and the villagers, you're parents, Celia...  all slaughtered.  It really sinks in when you're the last one in the balloon, now heading back to your village, wanting to see Celia again even though you know she won't be there.  You finally arrive and you enter your destroyed village.  You walk up and into to the bed of roses next to where she use to enjoy laying.  You're all alone now and you feel like you have no more will to push on...  Then Celia appears next to you out of nowhere in that spot where she use to lay.  You are surprised but so happy to see her.  Then your friends who traveled the world with you enter the village, and you and Celia walk down together to greet them.  The message I got from this is that you are not alone.  You still have friends that care about you and are there for you... like a family.  At that point, I just wanted to give everyone hugs, then pick up my girl and carry her to the nearest church to get married!  *joyful tears*.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Supergamerguy on June 01, 2021, 08:34:39 am
Mega Man Zero 4's ending made me cry. It wrapped up the story well and left me feeling a little bit empty inside.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Eldrethor on June 01, 2021, 03:40:56 pm
Chrono Cross. Assuming that you got the best ending, it felt very introspective. It left me feeling not sad but maybe wistful.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Eldrethor on June 01, 2021, 04:00:51 pm
Mega Man Zero 4's ending made me cry. It wrapped up the story well and left me feeling a little bit empty inside.

Zero 3 was the one that did it for me. You had been with X on his journey for a decade of your life, and in his final act of kindness, he uses his last ounce of strength to rescue his dearest friend, after Zero had just confronted his worst nightmare. After so many years of fighting wars that he didn't ask for, he never gets to see the peaceful world that Dr. Light wanted for him.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Spooniest on June 02, 2021, 12:18:05 am
While I'm not sure it counts as "emotion" per se, the twist midway thru Final Fantasy 8

Spoiler:
That all the main characters except for Rinoa grew up together at the same orphanage run by a lady who currently appears to be the main antagonist, and somehow they all just magically forgot

Felt frustrating and dumb, even back when I played the game for the first time. It's just ridiculous. Why in the world they would write the story that way, I have no idea. Why do I care? I don't get it, and the way the story plays out after that doesn't give much emotional payoff to it. It feels like they got tired of trying to make sense of the story, and it's a twist for the sake of having a twist.

It just comes off to me like bad, lazy writing, and it represents the focal point of all my problems with the way the series has told its stories since then.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Supergamerguy on June 02, 2021, 07:57:34 am
Zero 3 was the one that did it for me. You had been with X on his journey for a decade of your life, and in his final act of kindness, he uses his last ounce of strength to rescue his dearest friend, after Zero had just confronted his worst nightmare. After so many years of fighting wars that he didn't ask for, he never gets to see the peaceful world that Dr. Light wanted for him.

That is really sad as well.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: PolishedTurd on June 02, 2021, 11:22:48 pm
Another vote for Phantasy Star 2, in the Nei/Neifirst scene. Something about the game's art, story and most of all, the soundtrack, really hit home. The same composer worked on Space Harrier 2, the Arnold Palmer golf game, and some strategy game (Daisenryaku something?), and his distinctive patches and compositions are probably the most beautiful among the Genesis/MegaDrive library.

The soundtrack to PS3 is maddeningly repetitive garbage and the larger part of why I could never finish that game, much as I wanted to.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: cccmar on June 03, 2021, 02:47:58 am
G.O.D. for SNES had a few unexpectedly poignant scenes, like
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the death of the protagonist's mother
; the
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attempted suicide scene in Final Fantasy 6
; the final scenes in Treasure of the Rudras; Royal Stone - some
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character deaths + retrospective ending
; there's way, way more of course, but I'd have to think about it.

I personally didn't like PS2 that much; I'd played it after 1 and thought it was a step-down, just couldn't get into it, but I respect it for what it meant (absolutely hated the dungeons, though). PS3 had much more interesting lore/plot than 2 in my opinion, but the game itself felt really half-baked + the soundtrack wasn't that good (4 is by far my favourite in this series, in terms of gameplay; 3 for plot/lore). For me, the best Mega Drive RPGs are the Western RPGs/ports (Starflight, Pirates! Gold and Shadowrun).
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: PowerPanda on June 03, 2021, 10:08:16 am
The ending of Final Fantasy X still gets me to this day.
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When Tidus tries to comfort Yuna but ends up phasing through her. That combined with the orchestral version of "To Zanarkand". It gets me every time.

There was also the surprise in Kingdom Hearts II where Sora and Donald think that Goofy has died. Growing up on Goof Troop, that hit me HARD, even though I knew they wouldn't leave him dead.

For positive emotion, the final level of Celeste was a masterclass in making the player feel like they can truly do anything.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: deadlyblossom on June 03, 2021, 05:18:07 pm
Let's see, at the end of Final Fantasy X :
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Dad... I hate you.
*laugh softly* I know.
And also, that short moment where Auron
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does slash at the image of himself in the past.
During the whole game he's calm and stoic and so on, seeing him like that is, well it's sad.

Final Fantasy IX : this (http://youtu.be/KKAoSY5bhSw).

Terranigma : the goat scene. (http://youtu.be/nvgWjcKjlCg) It's even worse when you come back later.
The part with Leim (http://youtu.be/grO3UaOaBWo) is just too  adorable. ^^



Breath of Fire 2 :
let's see, Mina
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becoming the Great Bird
, Rand's mother
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sacrificying herself for her son
, the whole part with the final boss starting with
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him killing your partners.

Asura's Wrath :
the final episode of chapter 2, after you know what happened. On top of that, the screaming that Ashura does at the end (at least in the Japanese version) is heartrending.
Also the 4th chapter (the DLC one) final episode. It super awesome with quick time event that get on par with Kingdom hearts 2 triangle button.

SD Gundam G Generation Spirits :
the MS Igloo's episodes. Especially stage 5 event battle. 
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They were just kids. ;-;
On top of that, the MS Igloo theme is awesome. (So are the Hidolf and the Big Rang).

Final Fantasy 6 : the opera. You know it's true!  :D
Oh and what happens after the floating continent part.
Oh and those events with Terra at Thamasa.
Oh, the coin flip event. It's even better if you then bring Sabin and Edgar to the opera.  :D
When you get
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the second airship.
The part with the ghost train. Especially the end. That might counts too (http://youtu.be/2u84cH_bmTA).  ;D
Kefka being owned big time at Figaro Castle.  :D
Gau meeting his father. There's not even a in game reward excuse to do it but I redo it anyway when I replay the game.
The ending in general.

The storyline of Mega Man X 4. "Victory" has quite a bitter taste here, especially with Zero.

Mega Man 5 on the game boy. Come on,
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Wily being zapped by the final boss
has to be worth something! :D

Kirby Superstar, Metaknight's Revenge (or something like that). It's neat to see those character speaking as you progress through the game.

Zelda Ocarina of Time : when you arrive in Hyrule town
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in the future.

Phantom Brave : let's just say the 1st chapter is a bit rough for Maronna. Only make the final episode more awesome where
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she kick the butt of many of those Ravens there.
Also, those parts with Sprout in the final episode. O-O
And then after that, Castille
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realizing Walnut's true identity.

Disgaea : the Red Moon episode.
That being said, the episode where Laharl is getting rid of all of those who would try to take his place is funny. (http://youtu.be/WWW9D_kFezE) (IMHO it's better with Japanese voices.)

Soul Nomad and the World Eaters :
that game dropped on me the mother of wham episodes at that part toward the end where you go looking for the last World Eater. Well played game! X D

Shin Megami Tensei :
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Japan getting nuked.
And that's just the beginning. Also, whenever there are no random battles. There is always a reason and sometimes the reason is something really, REALLY bad.

Seiken Densetsu 3 : the way the music change during the final battle deserves a mention.

Faxanadu : that ending when a modified version of the main theme play.

Okay so tell me. Why can't Mina let Nina die? She knows all of Windia are after her becuase of her Black Wings.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: spotanjo3 on June 07, 2021, 06:34:02 am
Nope... Never cried, but several games have given me serious chills through storytelling. Video games can be fun and I loved them but they are just video games.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: pianohombre on June 09, 2021, 09:01:37 pm
Resident Evil made me experience fear. Other games like Zelda: BOTW or Final Fantasy made me feel happy and sad.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: KingMike on June 10, 2021, 09:55:07 am
Okay so tell me. Why can't Mina let Nina die? She knows all of Windia are after her becuase of her Black Wings.
I thought it was stated in the game. Didn't she even state in that cutscene she knew Nina would be far more useful to her country in her present form.

Now, Ryu, can't think about how bad it must be to learn what happened to both of his parents. Both the bad and "good" possible outcomes for his dad are pretty tragic.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Eldrethor on June 12, 2021, 02:15:06 am
Nope... Never cried, but several games have given me serious chills through storytelling. Video games can be fun and I loved them but they are just video games.

Any kind of fiction, whether it's a movie, a game, or a book, can have an emotional impact, but I think it depends on two things: how relatable the characters and situations are, and if the story did a good enough job to get you invested.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: KingMike on June 12, 2021, 09:38:09 am
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
Emotions felt from the game's design: depression, melancholy.

I may have once on another forum made a perhaps sleep-deprived comparison that MM does more to make us reconsider the futility of a life spent playing video games, than Jack Thompson (2000s game- and gamer-hating lawyer, do people remember him?) could have done.
And there's probably some bit to it.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Noside on June 12, 2021, 12:58:12 pm
Metal Gear Solid.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: PolishedTurd on June 12, 2021, 04:42:55 pm
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
Emotions felt from the game's design: depression, melancholy.

I may have once on another forum made a perhaps sleep-deprived comparison that MM does more to make us reconsider the futility of a life spent playing video games, than Jack Thompson (2000s game- and gamer-hating lawyer, do people remember him?) could have done.
And there's probably some bit to it.

I don't quite understand what you mean. I never played MM, but it sounds like you experienced some compulsion to play this game that was perpetually disappointing, to the point where it raised existential doubt about the value of playing video games at all. Is that accurate?
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: KingMike on June 13, 2021, 06:35:08 pm
Why should I care if any sort of good deed (such as saving the poisoned swamp) is done when it is just going to be reset when I next to reset the time loop? Why did I spend the time doing it?
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: FallenAngel2387 on June 14, 2021, 10:07:07 am
Damn, already made the 8/16-bit action game rage joke :P

I did feel Alys more than Aeris though. Especially if you spend time learning more about her from the NPC's in Aeido. There's no delusion that Phantasy Star IV is an excellent game.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: heratio on June 15, 2021, 09:33:51 pm
Some of the Trails games like the ending of Trails in the Sky, some scenes towards the end of Trails in the Sky 2 and the recently translated Trails to Azure.
Title: Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
Post by: Leviathan Mist on June 16, 2021, 12:53:50 am
Suikoden V and Terranigma are my top two "feels" games. There are a lot to choose from though, and you can't really go wrong with most of the games mentioned in the thread.