The Only Time I Ever Cried

Koku Gamer writes: "Games are truly a sight to behold. They represent a true melting pot of various types of media, converging to form one emotionally charged entity. Ok, that might be a bit much. But games, more than any other medium, offer the chance for a true connection with the experience at hand. Where else do you find a melding of music, storytelling, character development, AND interactivity on the same level as games. Yeah, it's tough to find one."

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TheDarkCynic3246d ago

Thanks for submitting this for me man, I didn't think anyone would actually care enough to.

Sure, I'll catch some flack for crying from playing a video game, but I'll live. Glad I finally wrote it out.

Ziriux3246d ago

No biggie dude. We all have something that emotionally impacts us, whether we relate that video game moment to real life or whatever it can get to us. Shadow of Colossus and The Guardian seem to have the game show emotion with their touching stories.

LeonSKennedy4Life3246d ago

Great story, man. FFX was an amazing game...and I cried at that part too. You're not alone. : )

People can connect with anything.

I find that, despite the cheesy voice acting, I'm more attached to Sora and the Kingdom Hearts cast than I am any cast from a book or movie series...even The Lord of the Rings.

Games have the advantage here.

I'm extremely attached to Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, and Victor "Sulley" Sullivan also. I love that cast! They haven't made me cry, but they haven't tried. If Naughty Dog wanted to make you cry, though could...easily.

TheDarkCynic3246d ago

There's no doubt that the incredible voice acting in Uncharted and Uncharted 2 made those characters matter to us. Best voice acting in a video game, period.

Thanks for the kind words!

ReservoirDog3163246d ago

Not to disagree with the author or anything but I'll always believe the scene after they get "sent" is the saddest.

When it shows Yuna alone whistling into the ocean. That is just so sad if you understand what Yuna whistling meant. That was 10x more sad then the piece that the author mentions.

I still didn't cry but it was easily one of the saddest things I've ever seen.

Good article though. Hope FF XIII delivers on the story front. We all know FF XII didn't.

Darkstorn3246d ago

MGS4 is the only game that made me actually cry. It was the "Snake...had a hard life" line from the end of the game - I just couldn't hold in the tears.
I also cried at the end of Call of Cthulhu: DCotE because it was an awesome game :D

Shotgun_Roamer3246d ago

I second MGS4. Between the thumb cramping and the tears during the microwave sequence, i knew i wouldn't feel like this ever again.

iamtehpwn3246d ago

Long live one of the greatest legends of all time.

I hope to god Final Fantasy XIII will restore the series to the heights that X left it at.

presto7173246d ago

I love the part where Tidus and Yuna were whistling and laughing in Luca. OMG when Tidus leaves at the end, and Yuna whistles to try to bring him back. OMG!! ;_;

I love that game so much. Nothing else comes close.

Ps : I lost a bubble today. the world hates me!!!!

UnDone143246d ago (Edited 3246d ago )

Yo Dark, very well written. I believe video games are like virtual books. Especially rpgs. You grow attached to the characters, and get really involved. Sometimes you don't want the story to end. (That's why there are so many requests for FF7-2).

I remember a few months after FF7 was released, there were all these "tricks" one could try to bring Aeris back to life. I had grown attached to her character so I tried them. One of them was completely ignoring Tifa and being nice to Aeris. Then there was a trick that said that if you get all her limit breaks before the end of disc 1, she would still be alive. Another was keeping Aeris in your party throughout the whole first disk. I tried every single way to bring her back, but it didn't work. LOL

Bonsai12143246d ago

Yuna hugging Titus and the whistling scene meant a lot to me because of the development the two got. I believe Titus said earlier in the game "if we ever get separated, whistle and i'll find you."

Nikuma3246d ago

Surprises me so many people like FFX so much. It was the FF that turned me off to future FF games. Willing to give FFXIII a chance though.

FarEastOrient3246d ago

I felt some serious anger when I saw Yuna in a wedding dress with the wrong guy and I felt very broken when the guy I thought was a loser fade away. I guess Square felt guilty because FFX-2 was released with the a very good ending that needed 100% completion of the game.

The first game that made me feel for the characters was Lunar: The Silver Star Story for the Sega CD. I felt so much anger when the pointy headed villain kidnapped, brain washed, and made you fight against your love. Luunnnaaa!

execution173245d ago

i agree with you FFX is my favorite FF game awesome story, thinking :O Tidus must be mad tryna encourage Yuna give up her life for saving the world without even knowing she was going to die

on a side note lost a bubble too:(

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cb8103246d ago

Can't say that a video game ever made me cry... Pong did have it's moments though

Ziriux3246d ago

Yea, but those were tears of joy or laughter, after the first few times I played the game and missed the ball, you'd have to be a real idiot lol.

Megaton3246d ago

When the paddle missed the ball... oh man, I nearly lost it.

LeonSKennedy4Life3246d ago

It's knew it was coming, but for some reason you didn't expect it.

Fullish3246d ago

Never cried from a game..

LeonSKennedy4Life3246d ago

Somebody thinks you've cried from a game.

Prove them wrong!!!

Saaking3246d ago

Bots cry a lot whenever they get RROD.

MerkinMax3246d ago

Did you cry when you got it?

Saaking3246d ago

Thankfully no. I had the PS3 to play while I waited.

LeonSKennedy4Life3246d ago

I cried when my PS3 YLOD'd... : (

Mine did.
My brother's did.
My friend's did.
Another friend's won't read discs anymore.

I guess I'm just an unlucky person to know. Lols.

Still...the PS3 is extremely reliable. I've just been unlucky.

baum3246d ago

I don't think they cried when it RROD, I think they cried when they realized how much it sucks. The fact that it RRODs is probably liberating for them and makes them have second thoughts (then again, they don't think that much which is why they bought one in the first place).

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LeonSKennedy4Life3246d ago

- Kingdom Hearts
- Shadow of the Colossus
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- Devil May Cry
- Oblivion
- Fallout 3
- The Darkness
- inFamous
- Indigo Prophecy
- Silent Hill 2
- Silent Hill 3

Yeah...I'm pretty much a girl when it comes to video games, movies, books, or TV shows.

I watch a lot of LOST also...which doesn't help.

I can imagine Heavy Rain and The Last Guardian will have this same affect on me. Alan Wake possibly too.

: )

UnDone143246d ago (Edited 3246d ago )

DMC actually made me laugh. "I wanted to be the one to fill your dark soul with LIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHHHHHHHHT" lol

The whole dad situation in Fallout 3 was touching.

MGS4 had me fighting back the tears while in the microwave though. That scene was HARD. ::Triangle, triangle, triangle::

Bigbangbing3246d ago (Edited 3246d ago )

I've never cried from a VG.. but LOST oh man.. the end of season 5 is one hell of an ending :'(

FarEastOrient3246d ago

For DMC, Nero was a loser and I felt like wanting to hit him sometimes and yet the game was very enjoyable for me.

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