Finally an article not related to Pokemon GO. Videogames takes a shape of a bundle of key elements such as gameplay, environment, sounds and more. One of the factors that makes a game successful would be a storyline and it’s basically what makes the player attracted and also engaged into the game itself. Some would have a lacking storyline -ahem Minecraft ahem- and some would have a rich plot twisted story that might show you that you’re not dead inside.
To The Moon
Don’t underestimate the power of RPG maker games, they can be limited in graphic wise but rich with dialogues that shapes the whole story. To The Moon is one of those games that focuses mainly on telling the story without relaying too much on the gameplay. The story basically is about fulfilling a dying man wish in going to the moon, Dr. Eva Rosalene and Dr. Neil Watts were assigned to do that but finding the reason why does he wants to go to the moon is what kept the story of this game going. The story itself is bittersweet but has it’s sad moments that will make you hold back your tears I can guarantee you that, if you’re weak as I am when I played it you’ll cry for quite sometime.
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts series might have few sad moments throughout its’ parts but no part ever reached Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days emotional story after introducing Xion. If you are familiar with Kingdom Hearts universe, you’d think having Disney characters might make the game more cheerful and happy but it’s really not, as the game mentions heartless and nobodies you might feel slight sympathy for those beings as you learn their stories. Xion is one of the characters that you would deeply get attached to as the story explores friendship and sacrifice.
That Dragon, Cancer
Seeing this picture of the game, already makes me choke with tears. I honestly couldn’t complete this game, it was heartbreaking hearing a child cry in pain as I instantly imagined my own son crying. The story of this game portrays what the family went through when their son was diagnosed with cancer. I would recommend checking out this post about it as its’ perfectly described there.
Life is Strange
I wouldn’t consider this game emotional when I played the first episodes but it somehow turned out to have one the saddest endings I have experienced even though I wasn’t satisfied much in the plot twist of the story itself. The reason I said that is because the game has the ability to make the player have a connection with the main character Max and her friend Chloe, and it’s one of the reasons this game appealed to me. The ending did make me cry and I wasn’t expecting that since I don’t really like episodic games but this one is an exception.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
There’re few Final Fantasy games I would consider sad at some level such as Final Fantasy X but the only one that managed to break me down in tears would be Crisis Core. I confess Cloud was like my fictional character crush for quite some time -I mean years by that- but Zack is just lovable as a character, he’s funny but serious at the same time which gave him a special charm and a connection with the player. If you played Final Fantasy VII you would know what happened to him but you don’t know how till you actually play this game and it was like train going full speed ahead knowing it’s gonna end soon but clueless when it’ll happen, and boy the ending was so sad I stayed crying for hours after the credits were done.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
I never thought a puzzle-based game would be so sad but then I expected few sad parts since the story of this game resides around the time of World War I. The story is separated in four sections to each character to be experienced by the player then somehow connected to one story as it nears the end. The ending is beautiful yet really sad, I highly recommend trying this game if you enjoyed Limbo and Inside.
These are most saddest games I’ve played and I can assure you that I’ve shed a tear or more for these amazing games, I really recommend checking them out if you are interested. What are your most emotional games that you’ve played ?