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« on: November 09, 2005, 05:59:59 PM »

Well personally I think there is no crying in gaming...  There have certainly been moments that I reacted to, but never to the point of crying...

Follows is what I thought was an interesting Wired article.  SPOILER WARNING: if you don't know what happened in Final Fantasy VII and care

http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,69475,00.html
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 07:33:55 PM »

What about if you know what happens in FFVII and think it's the most overrated moment in the history of gaming? slywink
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 08:33:09 PM »

Not to mention the worst kept "spoiler" ever...
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 08:45:35 PM »

I hadn't heard the spoiler; but the Final Fantasy series not my thing...  Figured better to be safe when putting it up here.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 08:46:53 PM »

Really?  Wow... I thought it was common knowledge smile  I do appreciate the effort though - ticked me off when people were blabbing about it mere days after FF7 was released.

Edit: To actually address the topic smile

I've never cried due to a game.  Probably the closest I came to that was at the end of Max Payne 2.  At the end I was just emotionally drained...
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005, 08:54:09 PM »

There are not many but a few moments in games where I have teared up. I don't think I ever have cried for real, but teared up for sure. Let me think which ones and try not to post spoilers...

Several parts of Planescape:Torment
The end of Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal
Several parts of Final Fantasy X
Hmm, more to come.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2005, 12:03:08 AM »

I cried once in Secret of Mana.

It was that one time I turned on the snes and all my saves were inexplicably gone.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2005, 12:20:08 AM »

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It was that one time I turned on the snes and all my saves were inexplicably gone.


Dead battery in my Legend of Zelda game.
Corrupted saves in multiple Ultima games.
Hard drive failure during Wing Commander: Prophecy.

Patch days in Everquest (My poor, poor Nerfomancer).
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2005, 01:09:46 AM »

There were some parts of Beyond Good & Evil that had me teary-eyed.

The end of KH was sort of a tear-jerker (but you vagabonds refused to GET to the end becuse of the GUMMI SHIP).

Nice article, JLu.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2005, 01:14:22 AM »

The P'Kunk in Star Control 2 made me laugh so hard, I started crying.  Does that count?

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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2005, 06:27:32 AM »

The ending of ChronoTrigger always chokes me up.
FFVII did surprise me the first time, but it's not so bad when you know it's coming (frankly I was more upset knowing that I was never going to get the good healer back).
The end of Descent 3 when that little probe thing gets destroyed saving you kind of made me sad as well (hey, don't laugh.  I liked that little guy)
The end of The Longest Journey.
The previously mentioned segment of Grim Fandango.
The previously mentioned segment of Max Payne 2 (though, again, that was more pissed at the bad guy than sad.  Damn he was a jerk.)
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2005, 06:31:18 AM »

Oh, and about the article:  Wasn't her name Aries, not Areth?
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2005, 03:15:32 PM »

I've never played Final Fantasy VII, but I thought it was "Aeris."

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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2005, 04:38:13 PM »

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I've never played Final Fantasy VII, but I thought it was "Aeris."

Yep

I didn't exactly cry but I felt very sad at the end of Mafia.  Saw it coming but it was still sad.   :cry:
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2005, 10:48:10 PM »

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I've never played Final Fantasy VII, but I thought it was "Aeris."

Yep

I didn't exactly cry but I felt very sad at the end of Mafia.  Saw it coming but it was still sad.   :cry:


I thought I listed that but I didn't-yes, the end of Mafia had me very sad. Suprisingly enough, so did the end of Max Payne 2. I got very attached to that game and that relationship it built up out of misery and heartache. It was very sad at the end.
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2005, 11:00:16 PM »

The end of Shadow Hearts Covenant as well as during the game once too.  Just teary eyed - not full blown WAAAAAAMBULACE or anything.

Digital Devil Saga 2.  Twice thus far.  Very emotional scenes in that game.

The ending of FFVI.  I mean, yeah, it's a happy ending and all, but I mean come on!  You endeared SO much with that crew!  I <3 them all!  YES even you Umaro!

I do think that is about it.
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2005, 11:47:11 PM »

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I've never played Final Fantasy VII, but I thought it was "Aeris."

-Autistic Angel


US version was Aeris, Japanese version was Aerith.

I don't know about teary-eyed, but that was definately my first  "Holy Shit, did that just happen?" gaming moment.  Parts of Beyond Good & Evil and the ending of Shadow Hearts 2 (both previously mentioned) brought me much closer to actual tears.
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