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    Okay, now this could be the most unorthodox topic on here, but was there ever any games that made you cry? I think I can recall going to pieces over this one game because I just couldn't win. I forget exactly what game that was... my guess is Ninja Gaiden. I'm thinking that at least one of you probably shed tears over Aeris in FFVII. I almost did... almost.

    A silly question, I know, but did it ever happen?
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    Contra: Legacy of War. No, really. After the initial shock of what happened to my beloved Contra series, I remember shedding a tear with 2 other freinds in my room laughing their asses off at me. I then proceeded to take my anger out them using a SNES controller, Cheez-It's and a snapping turtle.

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    Ooh, good question. I can't say that I have cried over a video game, although I've wanted to for some time. It seems strange that what is claimed to be the most immersing medium of art has yet to make me cry. But, then again I haven't ever cried over a movie or a book... perhaps, I'm just an emotional void.

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    The ending of Super Mario RPG... I don't know what it was, maybe the fact that my favorite game of all time was over?
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    only once.

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    Why you may ask, about 1-2 years ago I was on one of the later bosses, I think I tried maybe 100-150 times and out of pure frustration I threw the controller to the ground and the tears came flowing.

    Imagine a 20 year old (19 at the time) crying from a space shooter game...

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    Super Metroid's ending actually brought a tear to my eye. The way the metroid saved me and gave me the final boss' energy so I could defeat him.
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    For some reason, I didn't really care for Aerith....now if it was Yuffie on the other hand.....


    Anyhow, Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy IX I needed a box of tissues for the endings of those. I don't know how I'll handle FF X-2 which I'm closely closing in on.

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    Lufia 2's ending. Sure you know wha thappens but how it happens is quite sad and depressing...
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    Don't think I've actually CRIED, but Aeris death scene, and final fantasy 8,9 both had moments that were pretty damn tear-jerking. Final Fantasy 9, I actually believed <SPOILER> that what's his name, little monkey boy, WAS dead. And garnet was hot, the only saving grace for that sad sad game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylentwulf
    Don't think I've actually CRIED, but Aeris death scene, and final fantasy 8,9 both had moments that were pretty damn tear-jerking. Final Fantasy 9, I actually believed <SPOILER> that what's his name, little monkey boy, WAS dead. And garnet was hot, the only saving grace for that sad sad game.

    The Final Fantasy 8 Eyes on me video someone made is just flat-out BRILLIANT.
    His name was Zidane, and I thought the same thing about what happened to him.

    These are all very interesting comments I've heard... especially Querjek's. That game may be my favorite RPG on Earth as well, and when it was over... whew. World coming down there, man. That was the feeling. Hey, I still play it whenever I feel like it.

    And now, another thing to add: FFVII's ending. I was disappointed, as well as many of us were. I thought for some reason that Aeris was going to come back to life. But she didn't. She did not. That's not what got me, though. The ending was very ambiguous, and when I first saw it, I felt empty. Then there was a lump in my throat. I almost cried, but the tears didn't come out. I also thought something was going to happen on the screen where the stars keep coming towards you. I kept the game on for about an hour before realizing that there's nothing else. Turning the PSX off, I felt nothing. It was over, that was it.

    ... I didn't cry when me own father was hung for stealing a pig, but I'll cry now.
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    Well, I didn't actually cry but the gaming moment that shocked me the most and made me feel the saddest was years and years ago when Floyd the Robot died in the Infocom game Planetfall. I'd grown so attached to him and his death was so unexpected.

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    Not even close. Not once.
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    I think I did during FFVIII's ending.

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    I was watching it in a room with a couple of guys, and when Laguna stood over Raine's grave we all just started crying just a little bit. I want to say there have been others too, but i'm not sure which ones.

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    Every Final Fantasy game from 6 forward has had tear jerkers......even Celes's attempted suicide in FF6 brought a tear. Some other RPG's like Arc II and Xenosaga have done it also.
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    Can crying because of laughter and / or extreme pain count?

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    Chrono Trigger and Phantasy Star IV both really tugged on my emotions, even though I knew the character deaths were coming. I guess I'm just silly like that...

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    Does crying of laughter count? I've done that many a times with games, most recently when I put the "flying car" cheat on GTA: VC and was trying to make a next to impossible jump to a very high building.

    I tried for nearly 10 minutes when all of a sudden I was speeding towards another attempt and an AI car was running right beside me. We both took off in the air, but only the damn AI car made it. Funny as all get out.

    I couldn't believe an AI car was flying beside me, let alone made it!

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    When I was a kid, Robert T.S. fighting and being apparently overtaken by the demons in Ninja Gaiden II didnt inspire a tear, but made me deply concerned.
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    Well, if laughter doesn't count "though I spend most of the time crying of it in videogames".

    I guess I would say the part in Final Fantasy Tactics where the kid is playing that flute or whatever, and is talking about losing whoever, or whatever. I just remember being really moved by that game, and that part...

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