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30 Days of DA: The Crying Game

Day Twenty-five: Scene that made you cry.

It is really quite rare for a game to make me cry. Or a movie, or a book, or a TV show, or any other form of media. I could probably sit down and count the ones that have, if I tried, and usually it says as much about my state of mind at that particular moment as it does about the game/movie/book/etc. So it's no knock against Dragon Age when I say that the answer is that there isn't one. No scene in any of the games has moved me to literal tears.

That's not to say that there weren't moments that I found affecting or upsetting. A few that come to mind: Leandra's death, particularly the conversations with Gamlen and the LI afterwards; when Hawke let Carver go to the Grey Wardens in the Deep Roads, and also their reunion during the Qunari uprising; Duncan's death; Alistair walking out of the Landsmeet; the sacrifice of the Couslands; learning that Fergus survived; the final defeat of the archdemon.

Also, I suspect that if I ever play a game where Alistair sacrifices himself for my Warden, it might well bring on the tears, even though I would have knowlingly maneuvered my characters into those circumstances.

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Jan. 26th, 2012 08:09 am (UTC)
It rather shocked me how much it hurt to kill Connor. I usually call the Circle, but I did it once just to see what would happen, and NEVER AGAIN. I mean, I really dislike Isolde, but damn that scene was still gut wrenching, with her just bawling and begging you not to kill her son. I've never had to reload to fast.

Nothing gets me like parents losing their children, though.

I was gutted the one time Alistair sacrificed himself. Because I hadn't meant for it to happen. My Warden fully intended to sacrifice herself, not knowing that he would do it before she could stop him. The one time he has to disobey orders right arg!!

Nya was like, "Wait this is crazy!" and he was all noble, "No this is the most sane thing I've ever done," and Steve Valentine's delivery is just so perfect and gah don't die Alistair no!!!

...reload, damnit.

Jan. 26th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh boy, yeah, I can imagine. So far I've always saved them both. I might be able to bring myself to kill Isolde, but killing a child, even one responsible for as much mayhem as Connor... that would be hard. Although it might be interesting to play a Warden who would be willing to do it.

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