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Offline CosPetia

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Saddest death in gaming
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:47:24 AM »
Hi guys,

I would like to ask you about the saddest death in gaming. Which one is yours? After a serious consideration I think that mine is Elias in Call of Duty Chosts.

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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 07:07:40 AM »
Losing your first high ranking X-Com soldier.
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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 07:12:42 AM »
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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 07:28:10 AM »
Losing your first high ranking X-Com soldier.

Oh, that hurts

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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 07:48:50 AM »
For those old enough to remember - Floyd in Planetfall

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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 07:51:38 AM »
Hi guys,

I would like to ask you about the saddest death in gaming. Which one is yours? After a serious consideration I think that mine is Elias in Call of Duty Chosts.

+1.  That was a particularly sad scene.   
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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 08:07:34 AM »
I can be pretty torqued about whenever my main character gets killed...  >:D

For a more serious answer, I'm not going to lie, I was pretty upset when Aerith Gainsborough died in Final Fantasy 7 (spoiler for one of the most famous games of all time). Though that was at least half because I had spent some serious grinding time leveling and blinging her up to be competent in a fight.  :buck2:

Still, it's worth noting that out of all the characters who have died in game stories over my many years in gaming (since the late 70s), she's the one I immediately think of when the question gets asked.

That being said, a particular character death in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War saddened me a lot more, with no merely pragmatic resentment about having worked so hard on getting that character up to speed. I don't want to spoil that though -- anyone who has played AC5 should know who I mean.
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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 08:13:18 AM »
For those old enough to remember - Floyd in Planetfall

+1 That was really sad.

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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 08:35:34 AM »
Razel Puzzelwell in Planescape Torment. For the first half of the game your sure she's the bad guy in the story but when you catch-up to her, you find what she did was because she was in love with the main character and had been waiting for him to return to her. Unfortunately, when you try to leave her, she turns on you and you have to slay her to continue. At least that's the way it played out when I played the game. That part disturbed me for some time afterward. Many other parts of the game were also very sad including the ending which was probably the most tragic part of all.
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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2014, 08:44:17 AM »
The hero's father in the first Suikoden.  Magnificent piece of storytelling.

And, following Brant's lead, Donald Featherstone.

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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2014, 09:29:41 AM »
I would have to add, Sgt. Houston 1st. Platoon, E Company, 2/16 Bn. The Big Red One Div. who in CMFI's Troina Campaign, battle 3, "Hill 1073" lead E Company's advance all the way to the top of Hill 1073 only to get shot in the face when spotting for enemy while the rest of the squad was hiding. Oddly enough he had just told the men of 2nd Squad to "Keep your eyes open" and apparently had his closed and missed the German MG in a trench 50 meters away. In lieu of flowers, the men of E Company ask that you send one good tank instead. RIP Sgt.Houston :'(
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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 10:56:35 AM »
I would have to add, Sgt. Houston 1st. Platoon, E Company, 2/16 Bn. The Big Red One Div. who in CMFI's Troina Campaign, battle 3, "Hill 1073" lead E Company's advance all the way to the top of Hill 1073 only to get shot in the face when spotting for enemy while the rest of the squad was hiding. Oddly enough he had just told the men of 2nd Squad to "Keep your eyes open" and apparently had his closed and missed the German MG in a trench 50 meters away. In lieu of flowers, the men of E Company ask that you send one good tank instead. RIP Sgt.Houston :'(

Nice, I've always thought that BF should explore some mild rpg elements to CM.  I've had some pretty amazing exploits go down by my pixel truppen that would have been nice to have an interim screen to give medals or something and have a bio of actions participated in.

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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2014, 01:49:42 PM »
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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2014, 02:18:34 PM »
For those old enough to remember - Floyd in Planetfall

I remember Floyd....and also what a dam hard brain twister red herring maze filled game Planetfall was.  Make me want to fire it up on the iPad

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Re: Saddest death in gaming
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2014, 02:56:18 PM »
For those old enough to remember - Floyd in Planetfall

I remember Floyd....and also what a dam hard brain twister red herring maze filled game Planetfall was.  Make me want to fire it up on the iPad

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