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  • revrock - March 12, 2012 10:24 p.m.

    Arkham City... The ending was better and more touching than any superhero movie
  • CH3BURASHKA - March 12, 2012 10:10 p.m.

    I think "Shadow of the Colossus is like the first 15 minutes of 'Up', except you're in control" is the most original thing anyone's said about SotC in the past 5 years. Bravo.
  • NinjaJamez - March 12, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    damn i really though MGS3 would be here somewhere
  • AGENTJORRRG - March 12, 2012 9:31 p.m.

    GEARS 2 ARE YOU SERIOUS? Maybe it would've worked if the characters had actual human emotions. The characters are all hard to sympathise with because they only ever say the same shit over and over. Gears is alright I s'pose but it was totally non emotionally investing as far as I'm concerned.
  • AGENTJORRRG - March 12, 2012 9:32 p.m.

    Oh and Gears of War is for meatheads. It's a dumb game with terrible writing.
  • lazer59882 - March 12, 2012 8:40 p.m.

    really...what the fuck is "to the moon"? i almost feel gypped having read this whole thing for it to end on some game i never heard of
  • TheMagnificentManCooker - March 13, 2012 3:13 p.m.

    Why do you even read the articles if you just want to hear things you already heard of?
  • Sittdown - March 12, 2012 8:17 p.m.

    in GOW 3 when Dom sacrifices him to save Marcus and to be with Mariah
  • BlakGentleman - March 12, 2012 7:55 p.m.

    Okami
  • Dmancapri - March 12, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    I may have been little last time I played it, but the entire Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series' endings made me cry. You are introduced to a cheery, upbeat world where strange things are happening: pokemon becoming hostile, people becoming pokemon ( in your case), the world falling apart. And then the ending.... Tragic, man
  • samsneeze - March 12, 2012 7:38 p.m.

    I don't mind the inclusion of Gears of War 2 at all. Final Fantasy VII on the other hand is pretty disappointing to see. I remember playing the game and having her and die and thinking "Huh. Oh well." To be fair, the only Final Fantasy games that have ever gotten real emotions from me were VI and IV, the other were just kind of there. Dragon Quest V's story is pretty sad two thirds of it's majority. It's presented in a happy quirky manner, but that doesn't really help it for me. Shadow of the Colossus was pretty neat at the end, but I don't remember being saddened by it. The Mass Effect series was pretty sad too, I guess. But I think it's ruined by the lack of music when shit was going down. Let's face it, Mass Effect's music hardly ever fits the tone of what's going on on screen. That's if you can even hear it. It's all mostly forgettable. The lack NieR is kind of hard to grasp. It's kind of slow and tedious, but it has one of the best stories and the best characters this generation by far. And unlike Mass Effect the music would always fit the tone of what was currently happening. Lost Odyssey is a true surprise though. Most people would have passed over it faster than they would NieR. It's completely deserving of its spot on this list. I mean, that game seriously made you sad. There was no real way to avoid it. I recall at one point, I also stopped reading Thousand Years Dreams due to the sheer depressing nature of them. Despite that, I do have favorites I like to go back and read. Letters From a Weakling and Hanna's Departure are at the peak of the list for me. I guess Red Dead Redemption gets an obvious nod for obvious reasons. Final Fantasy XIII, as heavily flawed game as it was, did one thing right: Sazh. Sazh's character and subplot are what helped my plow through the game until I got to the end. Lufia II way back on the Super Nintendo had one of the most satisfyingly sad endings I've seen to this day.
  • Lemming - March 12, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    The last game that made me bawl my eyes, was the ending for KH 385/2 days. Knowing Xion would never be remembered was so sad.
  • zachbob - March 12, 2012 7:10 p.m.

    Where is MGS3? Really? That was the first game to make me cry...and it's without a doubt my favorite video game out there. I am dissapoint.
  • MrDuracraft - March 12, 2012 7:09 p.m.

    Ghost Trick should have been on here, just that one scene... Talking about Ghost Trick is the hardest because almost everything is a spoiler. Can't say I disagree with what's on the list though, especially Mother 3
  • TheMagnificentManCooker - March 13, 2012 3:16 p.m.

    The music during that scene still makes me tear up
  • Evanesco - March 12, 2012 6:54 p.m.

    Nothing will ever make me cry as hard as Shadow of the Colossus. That whole game just felt sad in a very strange, incredibly subtle way. The ending was just a huge capstone on a coffin made out of fur and black sand. Totally unexpected.
  • OD-Apache - March 12, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    Once you get past the utterly contrived plot holes and devices, Mass Effect 3's ending just...once it sunk in, it haunted me. Just the absolute finality of it all. Sure, if the song at the end, "An End Once and For All", was absent the scene would most likely fall entirely flat...but I finished the game a few days ago, and I listen to that song at least once a day...It's all I think about, it literally effected me. My friends even noticed. That one song just portrays every single emotion to what the end of Mass Effect evokes, and should. Nothing has ever done this to me. I've lost relatives...I've read a Song of Fire and Ice...I watched Will Smith kill his dog in that zombie movie...but I just feel like an asshole because, this hit me so much worse than any of those things...I feel like an asshole because a video game shouldn't do this to me, shouldn't it? I don't know if that's just how profound it's all been. And I don't shut myself in, I go outside, play sports, have a large loving family that I spend most of my time with, but Mass Effect was one of those things that I've fallen in love with since the beginning. ...I'm rambling. But this shit is fucking haunting me, and I can't tell if it's in a good way or bad. I loved all 99.9% of it, but the last 10 minutes completely changed my outlook on the series. Either way I'll remember it for the rest of my life. Just goes to show how profound it's all been. On this fan, at least.
  • rob619 - March 12, 2012 6:44 p.m.

    No Metal Gear Solid 3/4? No, Heavy Rain?! Come on, its like you left them out just so the comments section will fill out :(
  • xarab4lyfex - March 12, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    Nobody mentioned Persona 3? That game was crazy sad. Also MGS as a whole has really depressing moments, especially 4. Also a shoutout to Phoenix Wright Trials and Tribulations. The ending of that game was pretty sad too. Lastly, any really good game, because it's always sad to see a good game end.
  • Cyberninja - March 13, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    I mentioned it Persona 3

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