Games which made my tear ducts wet

spoilers!
i'm copying this idea from like 100 people because i have emotions and i'm not afraid to show them to strangers on the internet

doubtless this is the game that extracted the most liquid from me. of course joel's death shocked me into a blubbering mess, i cried at like 3 other character deaths, the final fight was hard just because i couldn't see through tears, and then the final conversation between joel and ellie made me cry through the entire credits, leaving me a dried out husk, like spongebob in that episode where he goes into sandy's dome. nice game.
immorta revealing vorkken's backstory, and approximately every other minute during the last 90 minutes because it's the best thing ever put into a video game
mission 43 shining lights even in death, and also i had a real moment walking around mother base like 4 years after this came out, reflecting on how much it means to me and what it says about identity and purpose and meaning. unfinished game tho so i'm sure it sucks
the true ending, particularly the shot of yumetaro standing in the light of the doorway... like, that little green mfer actually went all that way to save that girl. it's enough to make a grown man cry, assuming he has sufficient knowledge of relatively obscure nes games.
i highly recommend this playthrough of the game if you want to know why it's cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUv6XDG3oH4
james' realisation of what happened to his wife, and particularly the final reading of mary's letter during the leave ending.
on one of my many replays i tried to fully immerse myself into it as if i were there and it were my first time playing. it really affected me how fucked up and desperate the world is. the intro to this game is just a masterclass of worldbuilding. then i got a crowbar and instantly went into "i've done this 50 times" gameplay mode
the boss' last cutscene and boss fight, and of course the ending.
soul of cinder fight second phase
the entire ending sequence from final boss to credits. this game really made me care about a guy who was the blandest man ever in the first one
microwave corridor and multiple points during the ending movie marathon, particularly in the cemetary
going to the cave of the past, and everything after giygas really got to me.
I'LL STAY
WITH YOU
BY YOUR SIDE
CLOSE YOUR TIRED EYES
the intro gets me every time.
true pacifist ending
everything's alright.

4 Comments


1 year ago

shining lights even in death gets me every time

1 year ago

i'm totally adding that to the mgsv section, it's such an incredible moment for venom's character, and it make me cry

4 months ago

some of these caused perspiration in and around my eyes as well, strange phenomenon

4 months ago

ps2 alec baldwin has that effect on people


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