WARNING: This article contains spoilers for certain games.
There are probably thousands of moments in video games that made players and viewers alike to cry, blush, angry, scream, and just simply emotional about a scene that happened in game.
I can go way back to my childhood gaming years and still find compelling, heartwarming AND heart-wrenching stories that can still shake my core.
And I’m sure I’m not the only one!
I’m currently playing Zombie Shooter – Death Hospital right now, and there are probably moments there too… so far my moments are more personal (like me screaming, cursing, and panicking when a zombie comes after me in all directions) but I’m sure as I go further in the story and make some progress, I’ll learn and find moments in it too.
But here are a list of in-game moments that still affects me to this very day.
Life is Strange: Max & Warren’s Kiss
Life is Strange alone has tons of moments, and it’s probably a collection of moments.
But my best moment would be when Max and Warren kissed during the Episode 5 of the game. Now I love Chloe and Max too, I do. But hear me out.
Why this moment affected me more than anything else is because of the build-up from episode 1, and how things doesn’t look so good for Warren towards the end either. Based from this, it’s obvious that my choices caters more to them ending up kissing. I love Warren and Max for a lot of reasons, but that’ll just take too long to write.
So I’m focusing on why this scene works so well to those who ends up getting an option for it, and it’s because of the scene before it comes to this. Warren and other people are stuck in a diner where you as Max will have to save them from a horrible explosion that is just waiting to happen. Once you somehow save them, this cut scene comes in to show how shit things are now in the game and the blasted storm.
And then, you found a way back and fix things.
But, you’ll have to leave the current timeline’s Warren behind.
Before you do, you then have a choice to kiss him.
Fire Emblem Fates: Death of Siblings
Yes, the death of Fire Emblem Fate’s siblings.
Now you’ll see a lot of deaths in this article, but the Fates did it in a way that makes you regret your decision for choosing the other family you have chosen in the game.
Short background of the game, Fates is a game that puts you as the hero/heroine to choose a side between 2 of your families; 1 choice will equivalent to the death of your siblings on the other side. The 3rd game, on the other hand, saves all of them, so there’s still hope.
Each death of one of your siblings is nothing but regrets, and it’ll practically force you to play the 3rd game just to make sure they all live.
Suikoden 2 Deaths
Yep, all the deaths, especially the main characters who dies.
In Suikoden 2, if you don’t collect a certain number of heroes in your roster, 1 of the main characters will die.
It’ll also affect the ending you get in the game.
The other Suikoden games also have this as a rule, and it always hurts when it happens that I remember crying as a child when they die because of my incompetence.
It doesn’t help that you love the characters so damn much either.
Persona 3 & P3P Death of Hero/Heroine
You know that moment where you kill yourself instead? Yeah, that one!
Deaths of other characters already hurts, what more the character that you associate with yourself? The one you build-up and trained?
In Persona 3 and Persona 3 Portable, your character ends up killing his or herself to save everyone.
And even to this day, their death still kills me a little more inside.
Resident Evil Code Veronica: Steve’s Death
Another death? Yes.
To this very day, I still can’t accept how they kill him off. It’s one of those moments you know that the story could have been a lot better if he didn’t die.
And the fact that you fight him first, then they show you that he still recognizes Claire?
THEN HE SAVES CLAIRE, and he dies anyways.
It hurts, so much.
I’m still bleeding for Steve Burnside’s death.
Ocarina of Time’s Love Interests
My favorite would still be Ruto, despite how irritating saving her was, in the end, Link and Ruto are just too adorable.
The best moment I love would be the time Ruto gives Link the stone and they shared that cute moment swimming, and the other one would be the reunion 7 years later! Seeing Link blush is always adorable.
But despite being bias with Ruto, Saria’s bridge moment is also very special.
Plus, she’s the one who gives you your first ocarina!
When Link and Saria spoke in the bridge before the former leaves Kokiri forest, and she hands you her ocarina? It is so special and just precious, okay?
And there you have it. I have plenty more, but I’ll stop with this batch for now.
What about you, what’s your favorite video game moment?