Day 9: Saddest game scene.
You know what I have to mention first…the first game scene to ever completely shock me, that was not only sad as fuck, but also became sadder when you found out more information about the creator. But like most instances of death, it’s not really the act itself that’s sad, it’s the burial when you’re forced to reflect upon and deal with the reality of it.
This is universally considered one of the most if not the most iconic scene in video game history, which either grants it laud or earns it the derision that some give to what’s popular. Knowing some of the background of what more than likely inspired them to go in this direction, I unequivocally would tell those deriding it to fuck off. Ironically, I did not cry when I first saw this. I was in too much shock; however, there are other scenes from other games that did bring me to tears.
In Child of Light when Aurora delivers some devastating news to a little girl, she plays the most beautifully plaintive song on her flute. The child understand what truth is being conveyed, and she begins to weep.
Finally and surprisingly, Super Paper Mario’s ending, which I wrote a brief post about, made me cry my eyes out. I did not expect that from a Mario game. Even the end of Chapter 8 made me a bit misty.
What game scenes have brought the tears for you? Let’s discuss and don’t be shy.