Movies, television shows, and books have the power to move a variety of emotions within us. However, video games have the power to do so much more as it wields the power of an interactive medium. Unlike others, video games allow us to control and be a part of a story instead of just being mere observers.
We become more attached to the characters in the game. We invest hours into protecting an ally and sometimes even develop co-dependent relationships. Role-playing and choice games have even given players the opportunity to influence or directly decide the fate of these characters. Thus, betreyal, loss, and death in-game hurts a lot more since we are actively involved in the story.
Here are just some of the games that have made me an emotional wreck… (Warning! Spoilers ahead!)