August 12, 2004 4:23 PM Subscribe
Can you think of any emotionally-involving videogames? Games where you develop an emotional bond for the characters, and have an emotional investment in the outcome of the story? Has a game ever made you cry?
posted by waxpancake to Computers & Internet (81 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Even though I've been playing games for two decades, I can only think of a very small handful. Games like ICO
are extremely rare.
Some interactive fiction can be emotionally involving... This guy
mentioned that 1983's Planetfall
and 1998's Photopia
were the only two games to ever make him cry.
I know other people become emotionally attached to RPGs (the Final Fantasy series, for example) or simulations (The Sims, Tamagotchi). I'd love to hear your experiences and some examples. Thanks.