Games that Impacted Me Emotionally 😢 😊

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Created Mar 15, 2018 by Anton
Somehow games can impact my mood more than any other medium, and the fact that it doesn't take much to make me empathize with the characters doesn't help either. So I might cry or smile playing almost any story-driven game these days.

And that made putting together such a collection really hard for me. But I tried to distill it to the best and most impactful games as good as I can, so yeah, feel free to take a look.
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    I guess it's not a surprise that "To The Moon" gets a spot on this list, especially considering the description above.An idea of granting a wish to someone who's on a verge of death is something that …
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      A sequel to "To The Moon" hits all the same notes, but harder and more unforgiving. I've already said all the words I can find in my review so this is an excerpt.«Definitely recommend if you're into g…
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        The more I write these descriptions, the harder it gets, so forgive me if they'll become shorter and shorter each time. Opening your soul to the public is not easy you know.Apart from discussing the o…
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          Gone Home (and Firewatch as well, but we'll talk about that one later) is one of the rare games that build an atmosphere so well, that your imagination begins to build crazy theories and countless pos…
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            Somewhat similar to "To The Moon", but still very unique in its own way - "Rakuen" is one of the brightest highlights of 2017 for me. I've already said everything I could in my review, so here's an ex…
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              This is a hard one, since essentially anything I say can be a major spoiler, and I don't want to spoil any of LiS at all.Let's put it like that: this a game that can look innocent by the screenshots o…
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                Another game about bonding and relationships. It's all in the title, you will be tasked to control two completely different "souls" (it's hard to name them any other way) and the way they interact is …
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                  The reasons why Firewatch is on this list are basically the same as Gone Home's. It's a game that does it's world building so well, that you are ready to believe the impossible. While it's just a stor…
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                    This might seem like an odd one. A game with a questionable combat system, or so they say, overflow of philosophical topics, or so they say once more, still earns a spot on the most impactful games fo…
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                      With all the flaws this game has, it was the most emotionally impactful of the whole series for me. The conflict between characters closer to the end of the game and the «For Better or Worse» chapter …
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                        I'll keep this one short, since, contrary to all the praise by the gaming communities, "The Last of Us" left me angry.I didn't want to act the way the game made me act. And I didn't really care if tha…
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                          A perfect representation of the fact that you don't need a single word to make you feel, to empathize.Journey has a perfect name, that tells everything you need to know about it. It's a real journey t…
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