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* The trailer. ''Holy crap.'' It opens with a shot of [[AvertedTrope a dead]] [[InfantImmortality little girl]] falling out a window, and the rest of the trailer depicts her parents' [[ForegoneConclusion doomed fight to save her]]. And then the trailer ends with clips of the family's vacation video from before the zombies killed them. [[Tropers/TheRedRedKroovy This troper]] doesn't even have kids, and even so... ''[[AdultFear damn]].''

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* The trailer. ''Holy crap.'' It opens with a shot of [[AvertedTrope a dead]] [[InfantImmortality little girl]] falling out a window, and the rest of the trailer depicts her parents' [[ForegoneConclusion doomed fight to save her]]. And then the trailer ends with clips of the family's vacation video from before the zombies killed them. [[Tropers/TheRedRedKroovy This troper]] doesn't even have kids, and even so... ''[[AdultFear damn]].''



* The E3 trailer includes a moment where a weeping woman aims a gun at a zombie and says "I love you Dad" then fades to black when we hear a shot ring out.
** The game provides the context for this. [[spoiler: Jin's father was bit before you arrived to get him to modify the armored car, and he locks himself in the garage and orders Jin to leave with the survivors. Toward the end of the game, she returns to the garage and shoots him]].

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* The E3 trailer includes a moment where a weeping woman aims a gun at a zombie and says "I love you Dad" then fades to black when we hear a shot ring out.
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out. The game provides the context for this. [[spoiler: Jin's father was bit before you arrived to get him to modify the armored car, and he locks himself in the garage and orders Jin to leave with the survivors. Toward the end of the game, she returns to the garage and shoots him]].



* And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08QvkudK130 one more sad trailer.]] Damn...

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* ** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08QvkudK130 one more sad trailer.]] Damn...



* There's also the guy near the beginning of the game who is sitting in a swimming pool filled with blood, and littered with the corpses of his family, who he had to kill. There's also other encounters like this. Also, [[spoiler: Jin's death.]]
** This troper encountered one other NPC like that, who had killed his brother. What makes these [=NPCs=] especially sad is that you cannot interact with them at all. They just sit there going crazy, and you can't even escort them to safety.

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* There's also the guy near the beginning of the game who is sitting in a swimming pool filled with blood, and littered with the corpses of his family, who he had to kill. There's also other encounters like this. Also, [[spoiler: Jin's death.]]
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** This troper encountered one other NPC like that, who had killed his brother. What makes these [=NPCs=] especially sad is that you cannot interact with them at all. They just sit there going crazy, and you can't even escort them to safety.



* Anne Snyder.



** [[spoiler: He was one of the lucky ones.]]



** According to the script files this is actually in the game, part of a collection quest for Jacqueline.


* The trailer. ''Holy crap.'' It opens with a shot of [[AvertedTrope a dead]] [[InfantImmortality little girl]] falling out a window, and the rest of the trailer depicts her parents' [[ForegoneConclusion doomed fight to save her]]. And then the trailer ends with clips of the family's vacation video from before the zombies killed them. [[Tropers/TheRedRedKroovy This troper]] doesn't even have kids, and even so... ''damn.''

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* The trailer. ''Holy crap.'' It opens with a shot of [[AvertedTrope a dead]] [[InfantImmortality little girl]] falling out a window, and the rest of the trailer depicts her parents' [[ForegoneConclusion doomed fight to save her]]. And then the trailer ends with clips of the family's vacation video from before the zombies killed them. [[Tropers/TheRedRedKroovy This troper]] doesn't even have kids, and even so... ''damn.''[[AdultFear damn]].''

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* Jin's mental breakdown. She starts off as a very hopeful and compassionate girl, eager to help those around her. The she [[spoiler: gets gang raped by the guys at the police station.]] Soon after that, her entire personality changes. She stops caring, becomes visibly distressed, starts nervously rocking back and forth, and completely loses it when she's forced to remain with a group of inmates at the prison. [[spoiler: Then she dies.]] Poor girl had it rough.
* Yerema's father sold her into slavery, where she was repeatedly beaten and raped. She ran away, and upon finally returning home, her dad sealed her away in a cave, before trying to murder her.

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***"I'm not crying, there's just something in both my eyes." It's the broken, shaky way he sings that lyric is what makes it so heartbreaking and depressing. Especially 'I'm not crying'. He seriously sounds like he's on the verge of breaking down and crying.

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** According to the script files this is actually in the game, part of a collection quest for Jacqueline.


* Not even Creator/{{Tobuscus}} who does his "Literal Trailers" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ5c9BzohM4 could make this funny]]. In fact, ''just the opposite''. Dear god, the trailer was bad enough, but having it ''bluntly described to you as you watched it''? Dear god.
** "Wave... goodbye..."

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* ** Not even Creator/{{Tobuscus}} who does his "Literal Trailers" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ5c9BzohM4 could make this funny]]. In fact, ''just the opposite''. Dear god, the trailer was bad enough, but having it ''bluntly described to you as you watched it''? Dear god.
** *** "Wave... goodbye...""
** [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Geoff]] [[Creator/AchievementHunter Ramsey]] could not bear to watch any further than [[AdultFear the moment he sees the dead girl's corpse falling in reverse]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv-SQc6LA2E when he reacted to it.]]

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* The player characters get it even worse. Regardless of what happens they are well past fucked. If the infection does not take over then they have become a lot more aggressive and their attitudes put the other survivors off side, even if they do not become zombies (quite possibly Super [[RageMode Infected]]) their infection has begun to cause an UnstoppableRage, that cannot be controlled. Everything they have seen and done would be something they would have to live with for the rest of their lives, which would never again be normal, at the very least they would be closely monitored, or locked up, experimented on, or even killed because of the danger they pose. At this point death would be a mercy.

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* And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08QvkudK130 one more sad trailer.]] Damn...

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*** You cannot change or avoid much of this like you would be able to in some other games. The part at the beginning is right where you have to go to continue the game, and your character reacts the same horrified way they do upon first hearing the [[NightmareFuel Infected.]]

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!!Dead Island


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!!Dead Island Riptide


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* At the end, [[spoiler: the survivors who stayed at their location on the island to wait to get rescued were last seen getting overrun by the zombies.]]

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*** Case in point: Youtube has plenty of videos with the title, "Dead Island Theme Makes Everything Sad".

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** Fairly early on in the game, there's a man who asks you to take his wife to safety, as [[spoiler: he's been bitten and knows he doesn't have much time left.]] You can also find a survivor who will ask you to find his family at the church and bring them [[spoiler: his will, which is written in blood.]]

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* ''Riptide'' follows tradition with its own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdjRlmqqqHw&feature=youtu.be sad debut trailer]]. At least no zombie children are involved.

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** [[spoiler: He was one of the lucky ones.]]


* Roger Howard's eleventh tape recording, in which he details [[spoiler: his rapidly degrading physical and mental health as a result of the virus taking effect,]] whilst desperately clinging to memories of his wife and son. It becomes much worse when you find his final recording [[spoiler: right next to his lifeless corpse.]]

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* Roger Howard's eleventh tape recording, in which he details [[spoiler: his rapidly degrading depleting physical and mental health as a result of the virus taking effect,]] effect. All whilst desperately clinging to memories of his wife and son. son.]] It becomes much worse when you find his final recording [[spoiler: right next to his lifeless corpse.]]

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