[When Destructoid reader PatBateman17 blogs, we listen. -Jordan]
If you’ve seen me lurking on any number of AMA posts here, you know by now my absolute favorite gaming question is, “What is your most emotional gaming moment?” Gaming is by far my primary hobby, but I want more than just good action, cool design, or grand setpieces. I want a deeply emotional story that goes places. I want a dev that takes me on a journey from start to credits — and if you can absolutely demolish my heart in the meantime, I’m even more here for that!
Give me an emotional game any day
Sure, I enjoy my shooty bang bang games as much as the regular lot, my puzzle games with minimal story, the highs and lows of Mario Kart… but what I really enjoy are the games that rip my heart out of my chest and leave me gaping at the screen after I’ve wrapped, totally distraught and in awe of the journey the developer has taken me on. NinjaSpeed’s excellent blog got me thinking about what I really connect with in the games I’ve played throughout the different times of my life. I could go on and on with this one, but I figured I’d hit the highlights that immediately come to memory.
Source: Destructoid I play for the feels