Can games make you cry?

"Emotional choices" is the current buzz word for big-buck role-playing and adventure games. Bioshock says it has them, Mass Effect says it'll make you feel things - but do either of them actually click our emotional buttons?

RTS legend Chris Taylor, who's currently trying to work a little feeling into his own project Space Siege, thinks the games industry has still got a way to go before it makes us cry...

"Hollywood has a cry button. They can go, 'I think we're going to make them cry now - buzz!' Hollywood waits another seven minutes... 'I think we're going to make them cry again; buzz!' That's damn refined art," Taylor told CVG this week.

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AllroundGamer4015d ago

yep, finishing FinalFantasy 8 and seeing the ending video ;(

lynx1halo4015d ago (Edited 4015d ago )

the only time i cried is when my recently returned from Microsoft Xbroke360 got the RROD again within 2 days

DethWish4015d ago

Yes, ending videos of varius Square Enix games

skarn4015d ago

I think it would depend on the person really... I'm not much of a crier, even for movies..

pwnsause4015d ago

end of Metal Gear solid 3. nuff said

rubarb234015d ago

that ending was amazing. i was fighting the tears. i don't know what made me more sad, the game's ending or the fact that the game was over. Man i wish MGS 3 could have been like 100hrs long or something. truely amazing game.

FiveShot Bandit4015d ago

It was such a fantastic ending, and a fantastic game.

@1: i didn't cry at FF 8 but I did think the game was fantastic, and it did have an emotional impact.

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