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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #21 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

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #22 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.


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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #24 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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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2014, 12:40:10 pm »
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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #26 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)
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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #28 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...

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #29 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

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #30 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.

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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.

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2014, 04:21:19 pm »
The ending of the first Klonoa game. First time a game almost made me cry.

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #32 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!
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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?

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« Reply #33 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...

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« Reply #34 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!
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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2021, 03:57:38 am »
Dragon Warrior IV
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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*.

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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #37 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.
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Re: Game's that have caused you to feel emotion
« Reply #38 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.

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« Reply #39 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.