Users Share Their Emotional Gaming Experiences
Have you ever cried while playing a game? That’s the question being asked on one of the internet’s most prominent forums. Dozens of users have responded with their stories, citing the games that have made them feel deeply and citing examples of emotional gaming experiences.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead, particularly the end of season one, was a common response, with users mentioning the emotional impact of the character Lee’s story. From there, other games were mentioned for their emotional storytelling, from Nier Automata’s powerful ending to the way Mass Effect 3 connected players to the game world through Mordin’s arc on Tuchanka.
We’ve collected some of the responses below, with special mention to a user who shared a tearful moment in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, emphasizing the power of a character’s last words. There are also a few mentions of Minecraft, but we’re assuming those are tears of joy at the many wonderful things players have built.
Here are some of the best responses:
There’s more to it than just games, though. Nostalgia is a big part of many people’s gaming experiences, and it’s not unusual to find yourself reliving old memories while playing games like Halo 3, the Mass Effect Trilogy, or even Spider-Man PS4.
If you’re looking for some more emotional games to play, you might want to try out some of the best mystery games, or maybe the best indie games on PC. There’s also a lot of love for the solemn and silly world of the Dungeon Keeper-alike, as you can see in our list of the best Dungeon Keeper games.