- Ezio speaks of how he started a family so late in his life, he fears he won't be able to "do everything" (i.e. watch his daughter grow up and start her own family). Now he fears he won't be able to do anything.
- Seeing how close Ezio is to death. Although he's certainly able to keep up with Shao Jun and take out a few Chinese mooks (Including a Juggernaut mook), it's clear that death is coming for him. And at the end of the short, it does, right before the eyes of his beloved wife and daughter.
- What makes it particularly heartrending is if you have played the trilogy of games featuring Ezio, you have literally been with him since the day he was born. You were with him when he came into the world, you followed him in his greatest exploits that crippled the Templars for centuries to come, and you're with him when he leaves this world.
Tear Jerker / Assassin's Creed: Embers