From Mass Effect
, the Talitha side mission. That poor, poor girl. She's not even real, and I weep for her. Also, Kirrahe's Hold the Line
speech. It's impossible not to help the salarians out after he delivers that. And then the scene with Corporal
Toombs. Not Mr. Corporal
. ME 2
has the Alarei. Not just Tali's father
- no, for me, the worse moment is the log of the woman saying goodbye to her child. One of Samara's lines on the Normandy, after her Loyalty mission, is to comment that she's free - a broken and empty shell of a woman, but free. And, of course: "Square root of 912.04 is 30.2. It all seemed harmless..."
A few months ago, I played through EarthBound
again. You spend hours on it. You grow to love all the characters. You go through the Nightmare Fuel
that is the final stage. (Paula's call was absorbed by the darkness. Most brutal seven words ever in a video game.
) You go through the last bit of walking around the world you saved. You're feeling happy and proud. It plays the Runaway 5 while you see all the people you encountered throughout the game, and it's bittersweet, but hey, the music's too happy to be down. And then the bastards play Smile and Tears
. And you tell yourself you're not going to try. Some shitty midi music on a stupid video game isn't going to make you cry. Then: "I miss you."
Damn you! Why! Why would you do that?! You made me cry, are you happy now, you bastards!
Chrono Trigger has several moments that make me cry. Crono's death and Crono's revival are the big ones.
Damn if they don't make me tear up every time. I always bring Marle with me for those, and they always hit me.