Day 9 - Saddest game scene
I’m torn. There are pretty remarkably sad scenes in gaming. But there were two that really stood out for me…and that would be scenes in Metal Gear Solid 3 and Lost Odyssey. (Some of my other favorite sad scenes include games like Xenosaga Ep III, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Final Fantasy X…also, I haven’t played Crisis Core…though duh since it’s a prequel I know the sad ending…but I haven’t watched it yet cause I still want to play it!!)
BUT…I still went ahead a chose one, and for just one reason.
*spoilers* I thought it was necessary to point out cause this I can’t skip explaining!
Saddest Scene: LOST ODYSSEY (XBOX360)
open this in new tab/window to get into the mood! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xwXaEHthlY
That one reason? The screams of young children.
This scene…seriously…this scene. It got me. Now I may or may not had physically shed a tear, but it was ingrained in memory forever.
Now obviously, serious spoilers ahead…BUT…
Kaim, the main character, is an immortal. For a while, he was living a normal life…with his wife and child. Those days came crashing down when he witnessed his daughter, Lirum, fall to her death off a cliff. Since then, his memory was unclear. But one day, he comes across two children and they bring him to their house. They show him to his sick mother. That sick mother is Kaim’s daughter, whom he thought dead for years and years.
To think, to finally have found her again, she is within her last moments. Like a shot from a bullet, all walls come crashing down for Kaim, as he holds his long lost daughter, dying…in his arms. Lirum…she is happy. And she can finally rest. She closes her eyes.
The tears pour down, Kaim breaks down…Lirum’s children…Kaim’s “grand children”…they scream…and they scream.
I can’t even…seriously the saddest moment in gaming ever. No really, I mean it.
And from this moment on…you really see Kaim’s character truly evolve. He began as the wanderer, became the gentlemanly family man…thought he lost his family…and became the brooding mercenary. He finds his family again and those emotions once lost are regained, and you watch him grow as he now takes care of his grandchildren throughout his journeys. Touching? Oh hell yes. And you witness all this transformations and really take notice that Kaim is one of the most well written protagonists of recent…actually, since ever. It’s truly sad this game didn’t get more recognized. There is some amazing content in Lost Odyssey, and phenomenal characters.
Anyway…yes, this scene can’t ever be topped for me.
LINK (in case anyone wanted to witness it…though if you haven’t played it, GO BUY IT): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oithEgDE8H8