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Let’s Talk About…: your favorite game moment
Like, ever? In recent memory? How far back into my gaming past am I going?
Well, you know what that means. Here are three specific moments I really loved the first time I experienced them, and that have stuck in my memory, and floated to the surface the easiest.
Beware spoilers for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and, although it’s not plot related, Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty: The Return of Solid Snake
I was so upset when I watched that big oil tanker sink with Snake on it. The first chapter of the game only lasted a few hours, and I remember being confused as to what would happen for “the rest of the game.” Was it really to be that short? Well, no, the game wasn’t that short. While most people bemoaned poor Raiden, I was too busy mourning my hero to care. Raiden was representative of Snake’s demise, and nothing more, in my mind.
But then… Wait. Is that… is that him??
It is! *squeaks excitedly* After the absolute horror with which I (thought I had) watched Snake drown, seeing “Iroquois Pliskin” show up was one of the most exciting moments I had experienced while gaming up until that point. Yes, Athena, there is a Solid Snake in the remainder of the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Midna’s Return
Another head-fake. While the reveal of Midna as the beautiful Twilight Princess at the end of the game was surprising, and made me chuckle because she refers to Zelda as the twilight princess during the game, for me, again, the most surprising part was that the Light Spirits banded together to resurrect her (because, let’s face it, Ganondorf killed her). The unexpected saving of one of my favorite companion characters was pretty memorable, even if my happiness was cut short by the scene at the Mirror of Twilight.
Dragon Age: Inquisition: Leliana silently sassing Cassandra
This one is totally stupid but makes me laugh each time I see it. There is a moment at the beginning of Inquisition when Cassandra and Leliana are speaking to the Herald of Andraste/Soon-To-Be-Inquisitor, and Cassandra mentions that a certain rumor about the Herald hasn’t been squashed. She sends a glare at Leliana, who simply looks at her, holds her gaze a moment, and then calmly resumes talking to the Herald like nothing happened.
I think what I liked about it the most was that it was just so human of them, and small details like that really make me actively appreciate the work that goes into designing characters.
What about you? What are some of your most memorable or favorite gaming moments? Let me know in the comments!
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