History TearJerker / Psychonauts

28th Jul '15 10:37:18 PM Enlong
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-->"[[spoiler:I... I can't leave this cave, Razputin. Not as the Ford Cruller you know.]]"
25th Feb '15 9:23:01 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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** The final level as a whole has a really sad undertone to it if you manage to look past the NightmareFuel and notorious DifficultySpike. We are, after all, [[spoiler:looking into the mind of a boy who wrongfully believes his father wants him to die.]]

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** The final level as a whole has a really sad undertone to it if you manage to look past the NightmareFuel and notorious DifficultySpike. We are, after all, [[spoiler:looking into the mind of a boy who wrongfully believes his father wants him to die.]]
25th Feb '15 4:41:57 PM Queenofdragons6
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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), but one simple statement from the ending can potentially make anyone choke up: [[spoiler: "Is that really what I look like in your mind?"]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), but one simple statement from the ending can potentially make anyone choke up: [[spoiler: "Is that really what how I look like in your mind?"]]
22nd Nov '14 9:53:40 AM FossilsDaDaDa
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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), but one simple statement from the ending changes that: [[spoiler: "Is that really what I look like in your mind?"]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), but one simple statement from the ending changes that: can potentially make anyone choke up: [[spoiler: "Is that really what I look like in your mind?"]]
22nd Nov '14 8:37:37 AM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), so [[FreezairForALimitedTime this troper]] didn't expect to cry at it. And yet, one simple statement from the ending still gets her choked up: [[spoiler: "Is that really what I look like in your mind?"]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), so [[FreezairForALimitedTime this troper]] didn't expect to cry at it. And yet, but one simple statement from the ending still gets her choked up: changes that: [[spoiler: "Is that really what I look like in your mind?"]]
4th Oct '14 5:47:14 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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[[caption-width-right:350:This is somebody's earliest memory, by the way.]]
2nd Oct '14 3:10:25 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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* This troper was utterly depressed when she found ''that'' room in Milla's mind with ''that'' vault and ''that'' box. Even her sister was silent for a bit before morosely saying 'That was sad' and leaving.

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* This troper was utterly depressed when she found * Probably the most jarring example, and in turn, most effective, has to be ''that'' room in Milla's mind with ''that'' vault and ''that'' box. Even her sister was silent for a bit before morosely saying 'That was sad' and leaving.box...



* This troper's moment is finding Sasha's second memory vault. Her ''father'' went quiet for a few minutes afterward.
** The first vault is just as bad, if not worse. We don't just see [[spoiler:Sasha's mother die]], oh no, [[spoiler: we see several frames of her lovingly caring for him, before suddenly cutting to his father grieving over her deathbed and then burying her in his backyard.]] And this is all seen from ''Sasha's first-person perspective'' who, at the time, was an ''infant''.

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* This troper's moment is finding Both of Sasha's second memory vault. Her ''father'' went quiet vaults. Bonus points for a few minutes afterward.
** The
being the first [[spoiler:real]] ones we see in the game, setting the mood for what's to come.
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vault is just as bad, if not worse. We number one, we don't just see get [[SarcasmMode the pleasure]] of seeing [[spoiler:Sasha's mother die]], oh no, [[spoiler: we see several frames of her lovingly caring for him, before suddenly cutting to his father grieving over her deathbed and then burying her in his backyard.]] And this is all seen from ''Sasha's first-person perspective'' who, at the time, was an ''infant''.''infant''.
** The second one is more of a FridgeHorror example, since its easy for a first-time viewer to mistake it for a comedic moment, but the implications of it are just devastating: Once Sasha grows older, he starts questioning his father about [[spoiler:what his mother had been like before she died]]. He remains tight-lipped about it, so Sasha decides to use his psychic powers to probe around his memories. What he finds is a series of happy memories... [[spoiler:and the page image for DirtyMindReading]]. Traumatized, [[spoiler: he runs away from home, with the implication that he never came back]].
2nd Oct '14 2:55:24 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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* The asylum mates are actually a lot more depressing then their funny-crazy front you see. Gloria's mother committed suicide after Gloria told her she was mad at her for dumping her at that evil school. Fred was so extremely crushed by his defeats at the hands (Okay, mouth) of Crispin that his mind went against itself. Edgar was so utterly depressed by the loss of his girl, and coupled with the bullying from his old friends, it drove him mad (though it did give him a knack for painting), and Boyd, one of the best, silliest characters with the funnest mind-level becomes amazingly sad when you realize this is how he sees the world: Every last thing is against him. The hints about his guilt about setting his workplace on fire. The mother problems. Jesus, Psychonauts. Just... Wow.

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* The asylum mates are actually a lot more depressing then their funny-crazy front you see. Gloria's mother [[spoiler: committed suicide after Gloria told her she was mad at her for dumping her at that evil school.school]]. Fred was so extremely crushed by his defeats at the hands (Okay, mouth) of Crispin that his mind went against itself. Edgar was so utterly depressed by the [[spoiler:the loss of his girl, and coupled with the bullying from his old friends, friends]], it drove him mad (though it did give him a knack for painting), and Boyd, one of the best, silliest characters with the funnest mind-level becomes amazingly sad when you realize this is how he sees the world: Every last thing is against him. The hints about his guilt about setting his workplace on fire. The mother problems. Jesus, Psychonauts. Just... Wow.



** Use Clairvoyance on Ford and he sees Raz as a professional Psychonaut,, who looks almost exactly like Sasha Nein.

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** Use Using Clairvoyance on Ford and shows that he sees Raz as a professional Psychonaut,, Psychonaut, who looks almost exactly like Sasha Nein.
22nd Sep '14 2:38:21 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), so [[FreezairForALimitedTime this troper]] didn't expect to cry at it. And yet, one simple statement from the ending still gets her choked up: [[spoiler: "Is that really what I look like in your mind?"]]
* The asylum mates are actually a lot more depressing then their funny-crazy front you see. Gloria's mother committed suicide after Gloria told her she was mad at her for dumping her at that evil school. Fred was so extremely crushed by his defeats at the hands (Okay, mouth) of Crispin that his mind went against itself. Edgar was so utterly depressed by the loss of his girl, and coupled with the bullying from his old friends, it drove him mad (though it did give him a knack for painting), and Boyd, one of the best, silliest character's with the funnest mind-level becomes amazingly sad when you realize this is how he sees the world: Every last thing is against him. The hints about his guilt about setting his workplace on fire. The mother problems. Jesus, Psychonauts. Just... Wow.
** Edgar's story becomes all the more sad when a memory vault showing him blissfully lovestruck and going on a date with said girl is accessible - after you clear his mind and therefore already know how the rest of the story goes.

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* * ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is a generally lighthearted game (and even when it's being dark, it's funny), so [[FreezairForALimitedTime this troper]] didn't expect to cry at it. And yet, one simple statement from the ending still gets her choked up: [[spoiler: "Is that really what I look like in your mind?"]]
*
mind?"]]
** The final level as a whole has a really sad undertone to it if you manage to look past the NightmareFuel and notorious DifficultySpike. We are, after all, [[spoiler:looking into the mind of a boy who wrongfully believes his father wants him to die.]]
*
The asylum mates are actually a lot more depressing then their funny-crazy front you see. Gloria's mother committed suicide after Gloria told her she was mad at her for dumping her at that evil school. Fred was so extremely crushed by his defeats at the hands (Okay, mouth) of Crispin that his mind went against itself. Edgar was so utterly depressed by the loss of his girl, and coupled with the bullying from his old friends, it drove him mad (though it did give him a knack for painting), and Boyd, one of the best, silliest character's characters with the funnest mind-level becomes amazingly sad when you realize this is how he sees the world: Every last thing is against him. The hints about his guilt about setting his workplace on fire. The mother problems. Jesus, Psychonauts. Just... Wow.
** ** Edgar's story becomes all the more sad when a memory vault showing him blissfully lovestruck and going on a date with said girl is accessible - after you clear his mind and therefore already know how the rest of the story goes.
20th Sep '14 1:22:09 PM FossilsDaDaDa
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** The asylum mates are actually a lot more depressing then their funny-crazy front you see. Gloria's mother committed suicide after Gloria told her she was mad at her for dumping her at that evil school. Fred was so extremely crushed by his defeats at the hands (Okay, mouth) of Crispin that his mind went against itself. Edgar was so utterly depressed by the loss of his girl, and coupled with the bullying from his old friends, it drove him mad (though it did give him a knack for painting), and Boyd, one of the best, silliest character's with the funnest mind-level becomes amazingly sad when you realize this is how he sees the world: Every last thing is against him. The hints about his guilt about setting his workplace on fire. The mother problems. Jesus, Psychonauts. Just... Wow.
*** Edgar's story becomes all the more sad when a memory vault showing him blissfully lovestruck and going on a date with said girl is accessible - after you clear his mind and therefore already know how the rest of the story goes.
** This troper was utterly depressed when she found ''that'' room in Milla's mind with ''that'' vault and ''that'' box. Even her sister was silent for a bit before morosely saying 'That was sad' and leaving.
*** "[[spoiler:'''''WHYYY DID YOU LET US DIE!?''''']]"
*** Made even worse if you later use the Clairvoyance ability on Milla. She sees Raz [[spoiler: as a little baby, showing that she's still not too far from her roots as an orphanage caretaker.]]
*** The cut soundfiles are even worse, with Milla [[spoiler:begging the children to stop crying before breaking down because she's telepathically hearing them ''burn to death'']]. It's the intersection of [=Tearjerker=] and NightmareFuel.
** This troper's moment is finding Sasha's second memory vault. Her ''father'' went quiet for a few minutes afterward.

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** * The asylum mates are actually a lot more depressing then their funny-crazy front you see. Gloria's mother committed suicide after Gloria told her she was mad at her for dumping her at that evil school. Fred was so extremely crushed by his defeats at the hands (Okay, mouth) of Crispin that his mind went against itself. Edgar was so utterly depressed by the loss of his girl, and coupled with the bullying from his old friends, it drove him mad (though it did give him a knack for painting), and Boyd, one of the best, silliest character's with the funnest mind-level becomes amazingly sad when you realize this is how he sees the world: Every last thing is against him. The hints about his guilt about setting his workplace on fire. The mother problems. Jesus, Psychonauts. Just... Wow.
*** ** Edgar's story becomes all the more sad when a memory vault showing him blissfully lovestruck and going on a date with said girl is accessible - after you clear his mind and therefore already know how the rest of the story goes.
** * This troper was utterly depressed when she found ''that'' room in Milla's mind with ''that'' vault and ''that'' box. Even her sister was silent for a bit before morosely saying 'That was sad' and leaving.
*** ** "[[spoiler:'''''WHYYY DID YOU LET US DIE!?''''']]"
*** ** Made even worse if you later use the Clairvoyance ability on Milla. She sees Raz [[spoiler: as a little baby, showing that she's still not too far from her roots as an orphanage caretaker.]]
*** ** The cut soundfiles are even worse, with Milla [[spoiler:begging the children to stop crying before breaking down because she's telepathically hearing them ''burn to death'']]. It's the intersection of [=Tearjerker=] and NightmareFuel.
** * This troper's moment is finding Sasha's second memory vault. Her ''father'' went quiet for a few minutes afterward.
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