Will Games Ever Make Us Cry?

Go Gaming Giant looks at the question "will games ever make us cry?"

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Go Gaming Giant3029d ago

Has anyone here ever cried in a video game?

JsonHenry3029d ago

I cried every time I tried to beat PUNCH OUT! as a kid..

Voozi3029d ago

Valkyria Chronicles for me for games of this gen only. MGS4 almost did but it was more a feeling of emptiness which didn't really push me to shedding any tears.

Oh and the end of Crisis Core made me ;_; Granted I knew how it was going to end but the way it all played out during those final moments did it for me.

siyrobbo3029d ago

Im pretty sure alot of people cried when Final fantasy 13 went multiplat- not sure if that counts or not tho

Tony P3029d ago

The ending of FFX makes me tear up a bit. When Tidus starts fading away and he dives off that ship and finds his dad waiting, the two finally reconciled. It's so... *sniff*

But then FFX-2 ruins it.

gaffyh3029d ago

I'm pretty sure Heavy Rain is going to be a very emotional story, just watch the gamescom trailer, it looks amazing.

bnaked3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

The ending of MGS4

Sarcasm3029d ago

Nope, have never felt the need to shed a tear.

Infact, I've never cried for any entertainment medium, including movies.

Reibooi3029d ago

There has been quite a few games that have made me cry. Final Fantasy VII and X come to mind.

The biggest one however is the entire last 4-5 hours of Xenosaga Episode 3 had me tearing up or in full blow tears because it was so heartbreaking.

Shadow of the Colossus hit me pretty hard and I'm sure everyone who has played it knows what part I'm talking about.

Oh and lets not forget Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII that ending was made especially painful because you were in control of the first part of it and no matter what you did you could not change what was about to happen.

So while there has not be a univeral game that could make every person cry there has been games that have made some people cry and lets face it there is no magic movie that makes everyone cry so as far as I am concerned games and film are on equal footing.

Bathyj3029d ago

I think I cried *SPOILER* when my horse didnt make the jump in SotC. At least I was very not happy.

Oh yeah, and John Dimaggio's voice acting in Gears of War 2 makes me cry everytime.

Nihilism3029d ago

i cried at the end of ffX, silent strong man crying of course...

mistajeff3029d ago

I teared up at the end of MGS4, but I'd never expect anyone who isn't a shameless MGS fanboy like myself to feel the same level of emotion in that last cutscene. I think it was when they CQC'd a man-hug that it got to me, cuz it's like, these poor bastards don't know how to do anything but fight. And then the homage to MGS3's highly emotional ending... ah, I'm all buttery now.

sniper-squeak3029d ago

when FF went Multi-platform...

oh and Heavy rain/TLG look to have emotional storylines

kikilala3029d ago

I always cry when playing games.. even sports or racing games... espescially after staring at the screen for more than 2 hours straight.. *sobs..* Im crying while typing this comment too.. I guess I need a new pair of glasses..

BISHOP-BRASIL3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

You mean aside from fanboys? Ok, ok! I kid.

No, I don't think so... Sometimes I got that saddening, depressing, throat closing feeling, just like in some movies, but never had cried over it that I remember.

Come to think of it, have any of you guys cried over a movie? I know I don't... And if everybody is a "no", should we really be expecting people to cry over videogames? Maybe it's not the games, it's the gamers.

PS: Edited "public" for "the gamers" at the end, fitting better.

umair_s513029d ago

MGS3 had a sad ending, Valkyria Chronciles was emotional too. But none made me cry, I don't think games can ever really make you cry because the characters are virtual.

Monk3y3029d ago

dropd a few tears on MGS4 final cutscenes, dunno why :O

justpassinggas3028d ago

FFVI... Celes' suicide scene... I was bawling my eyes out!!!

Chrono Trigger... Chrono dies... I was bawling my eyes out!!! (good thing this was only one of the possible endings)

Chrono Trigger...Robo gets beaten up... I was choked up but no tears.

FFVI... Shadow doesn't make it off the floating island and dies... I was left speechless.

FFX... Tidus begins to fade and Yuna falls through him when she tries to hug him... I was bawling my eyes out!!!

FFIX... Zidane gives up hope (the music here is EPIC!!!) and becomes a nihilist until his friends help him out... got choked up but no tears.

Chrono Cross... Kid being abandoned alone after the orphanage fire... I was bawling my eyes out!!!

Chrono Cross... All humans died and Harle visits Serge's grave... I was speechless! (good thing this was an alternate ending)

There's probably a lot more that I can't remember right now.

Damn I'm an emo. :P

Marceles3028d ago (Edited 3028d ago )

My cousin cried on Heavenly Sword when Flying Fox hung Kai

NoBias3028d ago

After you beat it the special way and Fox follows his Dad's ship out of Andross's level. And then disappears after wards :( hah, I'm not going to lie, I teared up at the end of that.

Not since then has a videogame made me tear up though. I wouldn't be surprised if The Last Guardian breaks that record though ha.

darthv723028d ago

The game was phantasy star 2. I was young and the point to where Nei died towards the beginning really got to me. Especially since I had really spent some time in building up her skills.

Damn that sucked!

Timesplitter143028d ago (Edited 3028d ago )

Nothing ever made me cry (movies, games, books, etc) but video games and books have been the most emotionally powerful up until now. Movies are too short. They don't allow enough development.

- Movies are better at horror and "clever" scenarios (social commentaries, etc).
- Video games are better for action (more than movies) and beautiful yet simple stories
- Books are good for anything except action

yog-sothot3028d ago

I almost cried at the end of Bioshock and ICO.

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Go Gaming Giant3029d ago

a lot of people have said they cried in the microwave scene in MGS4

Voozi3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

Maybe by cry they mean at the pain/burn they were feeling as they were mashing that button making Snake crawl through it only to watch as the game wants you to MASH FASTER as you got closer to the exit lol

Sarcasm3029d ago

Man that microwave scene was brilliant.

I really didn't think he'd make it out of there by the end of it lol

Qazdaz3029d ago

I cried because my thumb hurt so much afterwards. :p

mistajeff3029d ago

My mom walked in behind me during that scene, and all she saw was my arm furiously moving in my lap during a video game. Took a bit of explanation...

SnuggleBandit3029d ago

that was one of the most intense gameplay sequences i have ever played my forehead was literally dripping with sweat at the end of it.

TheAntiFanboy3029d ago

The best scene in MGS4. No yapping, no ranting, just pure emotion.

PirateThom3028d ago

That scene was more struggle than actual sad emotion. Everyone else is fighting to give Snake time, Snake is fighting to get through the corridor, you're fighting to keep Snake moving. It's such a simple user input, but it's probably one of the greatest experiences in the whole game.

The most emotional line in that whole game, though, is probably Otacon's "Snake... had a hard life." The first time you hear that and all the dialogue and scenes surrounding it, I dunno, it's like the whole series was building up to that single line.

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jimi21043029d ago

A very thought provoking article, the story of a game can often trigger emotional responses via cut scenes (the end of disc 1 in Final Fantasy 7 anyone??) But has a game ever made me cry whilst playing it? I don't think so.

Reibooi3029d ago

If we are talking about has gameplay ever hit you and made you cry then there are 2 games that come to mind.

One is Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII. You are completely in control during a large sequence of the ending and you know what is coming and that you cannot change Zack's death while playing I was choked up at the thought that no matter how long i could survive the battle Zack was gonna die and that was during game play not a cut scene.

The other is Persona 3. The final choice you make in the game is heart breaking because there is nothing you can choose that will save the main character and seeing as this character has been YOU the entire game it really hurts to not be able to save him.

corywebb933029d ago

I cryed myself to sleep everyday for owning a ps3

Saaking3029d ago (Edited 3029d ago )

Yes, of course you have PS3 bot.

Funny how bots accuse ps3 fans of multiple accounts and this site of being biased yet a completely stupid bot like you has 6 bubbles. Stop crying bots, there's an equal number of fanboys.

LuHawk23029d ago

lol That fool Saaking easly gets butt hurt over an Article

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Saaking3029d ago

Yea, 360 games make me cry by how terrible they are. Thank god there's mostly always a superior PC version.