The Heavy Metal Matador (rydain) wrote,
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Day 9: Saddest game scene

Time to show my age. My vote for saddest game scene doesn't go to any of the usual suspects.

Crystalis is an action/adventure game set in a postapocalyptic world. Early on, it shows a darker tone than we typically saw in the 8-bit era. If you speak to a certain traveler at an inn, he'll get all excited and run off into the mountains. Later on, you come across that same man on the verge of death.

Your travels take you to the town of Shyron - a holdout against the game's Evil Empire of Draygon - where you reconnect with various familiar characters. The music provides a certain degree of foreshadowing, I suppose, but I didn't see it at the time.

Plot happens. Shyron is under attack. You return to find the entire town dead.

I don't have a screenshot, and it doesn't look very impressive by modern standards. OH NOES PIXEL PEOPLE LYING EVERYWHERE WHOOPITY FRICKING DO. At the time? It was a hell of a shock. On replays, I got in the habit of not talking to any of the injured, as they didn't actually die and disappear until spoken to. Thus I could pretend that the entire place was healed back to its glory after I beat the game.

Day 1 - Very first video game.
Day 2 - Your favorite character.
Day 3 - A game that is underrated.
Day 4 - Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 5 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).
Day 6 - Most annoying character.
Day 7 - Favorite game couple.
Day 8 - Best soundtrack.
Day 9 - Saddest game scene.

Day 10 - Best gameplay.
Day 11 - Gaming system of choice.
Day 12 - A game everyone should play.
Day 13 - A game you’ve played more than five times.
Day 14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.
Day 15 - Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.
Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes.
Day 17 - Favorite antagonist.
Day 18 - Favorite protagonist.
Day 19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.
Day 20 - Favorite genre.
Day 21 - Game with the best story.
Day 22 - A game sequel which disappointed you.
Day 23 - Game you think had the best graphics or art style.
Day 24 - Favorite classic game.
Day 25 - A game you plan on playing.
Day 26 - Best voice acting.
Day 27 - Most epic scene ever.
Day 28 - Favorite game developer.
Day 29 - A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Day 30 - Your favorite game of all time.
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