Hey! Listen. You know that popular Christmas song called the 12 Days of Christmas? Athena over at AmbiGaming came up with a cool holiday themed community collaboration idea to gamify that kinda-as-annoying-as-Navi song (that we all love or hate). Basically, it’s a countdown list each day that ends up with 364 items, times however many bloggers do this, at the end of the event (something like that… my maths is bad). Be warned that my singing voice is terrible, but here we go, eh!
🎶 On the 9th day of Blogmas, the gamers said to me: Share four dramatic/memorable game moments 🎶
!!!HUGE SPOILER WARNING!!!! for The Last of Us, Dragon Age II, Resident Evil 4 and Lightning Returns. STOP reading if you don’t want me to ruin these great games for you. You’ve been warned! I’m guilt free if ya didn’t listen to me. I mean, c’mon… my warning is in all caps.
I’m serious… there are big SPOILERS for those games in this post. That was you last warning and last chance to click-y your browser’s back button.
…. no one ever listens to me… sigh.
1) The ending “choice” in The Last of Us.
Ugh! That scene with Ellie really got to me, man. I had many surgeries over the course of my life, and the whole process terrifies me to my core. My biggest fear is that I won’t wake up and I’m basically at the mercy of surgeons. Well, when I saw poor Ellie about to be killed on purpose during a surgical procedure, I freaking lost it. The greater good mattered not to me, and my Joel cut down those unarmed monster doctors without hesitation. That dramatic moment really got to me… I was a mess for a few days after that.
2) The fate of Hawke’s mom in Dragon Age II.
So much… ugh. This is one of the most horrifying events I’ve stumbled across in a non-horror game. Basically, a Blood Mage serial killer decides he wants to get his dead wife back. To do this, he kills off a bunch of women and combines their body parts into a Frankenstein-like creation. The final piece? Leandra’s (Hawke’s mom) head. Hawke at least gets a few parting words with what’s left of her (or his) poor mom, after murdering that twisted freak.
3) Meeting a Regenerador for the first time in Resident Evil 4.
Gah! I hate these things so much!! The first time I met one was quite the dramatic moment, let me tell you. You find them in this medical experimentation lab, which adds to my horror tenfold. And the most effective way to kill them is to use a thermal scope to pick off the multiple Plagas inside them, as they shakily shamble towards you.
4) Lightning’s revelation at the end of Lightning Returns.
This changed my life. Basically, Lightning’s negative emotions, that she tries so damn hard to hide from the world, were what manifested into Lumina, the being that did all that damage during the game. Defeated Lightning cries out at the thought of being alone for eternity as the new Etro in the dark abyss. Finally embracing her heart (Lumina) is what saves the day, and produces that beautiful endings that makes me wanna cry.
Whoa! This post took a dark spoilerific focus, didn’t it? I am a drama queen, I guess.
Oh and to continue the Blogmas song:
Be sure to check out the host Goddess of Wisdom’s version of the song thus far (including links to other participants, eh).
⚡Thanks for reading!⚡
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