Have you ever cried due to a video game?
The Bowen Research group conducted a survey asking people if they had ever been emotionally moved by a video game. Surprisingly, MMOs weren’t at the top of the list. Instead it was the RPG genre that took the podium, and among it the Final Fantasy Series were by far the most emotional games of all.
In the list of individual titles was Resident Evil in second place, which makes perfect sense to me. I can’t remember how many times I jumped from my sofa whilst playing some of them (mainly the first game though) but the third game on the list was Halo. Halo? I mean… I played the whole game, I enjoyed it (except the final level) but I fail to see how it can move more people emotionally than Ultima Online for example.
To answer kotaku’s question on this scoop: Did you cry when Aeris died? Well, sort of, I didn’t burst into tears or anything but I did get quite sad, she was my favorite female character of all by far. I put down the controller and didn’t play the game until a couple of days after due to it.
What about you?