You know those moments in video games and it like, makes your heart do the thing? It twists, either in rage or sadness or pride or wonderment or happiness or some other combination of them.
What moments where they for you?
I’ll name a few of mine.
The “Would you Kindly?” revelation from Bioshock 1.
Your father dying in Fallout 3.
Killing House in Fallout New Vegas.
That moment on top of the ruins with Shaun in Fallout 4 when it turns out he doesn’t give a shit about the people of the Commonwealth and he truly is, no longer your son.
When Nick angrily berates how he has nothing to call his own because everything came from the original Nick in Fallout 4.
The moment Martin says goodbye in Oblivion.
The Greybeards fully recognising you as Dovahkiin when they use their shout on you in Skyrim.
Meeting Parthaanux for the first time in Skyrim, his sheer overwhelming enthusiasm to finally speak to another dov.
Loghain so readily accepting his death, regardless of the circumstance in Dragon Age Origins.
Morrigan begging you to do the dark ritual in Dragon Age Origins if you try to refuse because she can’t bear the thought of her only friend dying.
The moment we realise just what has happened to Hawke’s mother in DA2
The moment Hawke realises just what Anders has done in DA2.
“If Hawke has been there, they’d have been dead too…” Varric practically snarling at Cassandra when she tries to beat him up for lying about where Hawke has been all this time in Dragon Age Inquisition.
“Where’s Hawke?” Varric’s reaction to Hawke being left behind in Dragon Age Inquisition.
Saren’s suicide in the final boss fight of Mass Effect 1 if you managed to talk him down.
The ending revelation of the Overlord DLC of Mass Effect 2. “Quiet please - make it stop.”
“Had to be me, someone else might have gotten it wrong.” Mordin’s sacrifice for the Genophage cure in Mass Effect 3.
“That was for Thane, you son of a bitch.” from killing Kai Leng in Mass Effect 3.
We don’t talk about Mass Effect 3’s ending.
Finally meeting the Leviathan’s in Mass Effect 3.
“The best.” The entirety of the Citadel DLC for Mass Effect 3 but especially the ending conversation while you look out at the Normandy.