crisis core gif


The saddest word in the whole wide world is the word almost.

“For the both of us.” -Zack Fair

Context: About five years after I finished playing the classic FF7 game, I found out on Youtube that there’s a secret scene with Zack getting killed right before Cloud (aka ending of Crisis Core). What amazed me was that when Cloud grabbed the sword, and looked up at the sky, I can hear his scream, even though the scene was completely silent. The painful silence was powerful, and I don’t think that feeling can be achieved again with the remake. 

I hope this GIF captures the emotional experience.