It has been said that real men cry. Therefore, it shouldn't be humiliating for you to admit it, right? Give it a go.
Over the years, there are have been many games that have captured great emotion. Even the older titles, which couldn't benefit from voice actors and borderline photo-realistic imagery, were able to convey powerful emotion. What are the ones that made you shed tears? Manly tears, of course…
I suppose the scene where Cloud lays Aeris to rest in Final Fantasy VII is on just about everyone's list; you have to be made of stone not to shed a tear or two at that. Actually, I was pissed before I was sad. When Sephiroth came down out of nowhere and buried that freakin' Masamune in Aeris' back, I was just like, "Oh, let me at that fu****. He just killed my best damn mage!" Then, with the scene after, I just about broke down. That sh** was overwhelming, damnit.
I admit I had a tear in my eye when Tidus and Yuna got together in that scene in the water ( Final Fantasy X ). It wasn't really a tear of sadness or even of happiness; it was a complex tear that combined how impressed I was with the artistic visual of the scene, and how much I had wanted to see those two finally come together. I also had tears for the ending of Final Fantasy VIII , which was just too amazing for words. That was wicked epic and totally emotional the whole way through.
I definitely cried at the end of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater . The final encounter followed by the culmination of that story…it's still the very best ending of all time, I say, with FFVIII running a close second. This generation, Heavy Rain definitely got me (more than once, actually), and the end of the intro in The Last Of Us , when Joel suffers that crushing loss. You felt that right in your gut. I may be missing others…maybe if I read some of the comments, I'll remember. 😉