It’s a bitter sweet feeling afterward, but I love it when a game has characters where, after the game is over, I miss seeing a part of their lives. Be it due to the characters themselves or the interaction they have with one another, exiting their world feels more like a loss than when normally putting a story away.

Are there any games where you experienced similar? While it can be a bitter sweet feeling, I know that it is a sign that I really enjoyed what I was playing and love to find these experiences.

Witcher3 upon finishing Blood&Wine - there was such a void in my life after the closing scenes. Like I’d just watched my best friends move away across the world, knowing that I would probably never see them again.

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Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice

I found the premise of exploring the psyche of Senua and after the end, even though she isn’t fixed, she can at least put a part of herself to rest and really rings home what she as a person and people like her can be living with.

Spec Ops: The Line

Getting through the game and then evaulating all your decisions and seeing the changes over time of a broken man getting more broken leaves an impression of “Are we the bad guys”, especially after seeing the tone change from dialogue, loading screens and even how the characters move and animation over the course of the game.

I’d love to ride motorcycles with Deacon and Boozer from Days Gone and I don’t even ride motorcycles IRL

I loved Alice from Spiritfarer. I kept her around for way too long. Sorry Alice, I know you were ready but I wasn’t.

For me, it was Astrid. Watching that fiercely proud, brutally honest and deeply caring warrior lady slowly lose the will to live after Giovanni was gone … that hit hard for some reason. And her reassuring Stella that is “isn’t so bad to be alone” and the like didn’t make it better.

Kim Kitsuragi from Disco Elysium

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::: Kim Kimball Katsuragi :::

The whole Investigation Team from Persona 4. The way the game is framed does an excellent job of making you feel like you’ve met all your best friends over the course of one school year and then you have to say goodbye to all of them. The multitude of spinoff sequels takes away a lot of the impact of the final scene and credits sequence, but I’ve never been more attached to a cast of characters in a game.

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I never got to sex up Toriel

Runas the Shamed from World of Warcraft: Legion. In summary, he’s a victim of magical addiction that tries to con you into helping him, then you realize he’s not in his right mind, he’s addiction fueled. He is really trying to be a good person, but he’s screwed by circumstance. By the end, you really feel sorry for him because he isn’t majority responsible for his situation. It does not end well.

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Outer. Wilds.

😭

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I wanted to see way more of the “you” character from the ATP Easter Egg.

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I love the travelers. Running out of dialog options hurt.

I remember after playing Fable 2 for so long I kept looking down for my dog… I don’t have a dog.

Noah Kekai talking to Faith in Mirrors Edge Catalyst I just restarted my save in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and man did I miss Noah! It’s good to have him back, at least until I finally run out of side quests and have to play the mission where he is callously ripped from my life again!

I loved mirrors edge 1, is catalyst worth it?

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I definitely prefer Mirror’s Edge 1, and Catalyst was my first so it’s not because of nostalgia. I just think 1 was done much better. But Catalyst is still a really fun game, and definitely worth it on sale. Just don’t expect it to be as good

Ah OK thanks

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Pyre by Supergiant gets you like this with all the characters you help out of exile. It’s really a great visual novel held back from wider appeal due to their unique sport gameplay mechanic. But if you enjoy anything supergiant, you should enjoy it.

Absolutely wonderful game that was criminally underrated.

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Agreed. The story was masterful to me. I don’t play narrative heavy stuff without gameplay to carry it but I could not get enough. Read every word

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The Blackwell series.

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Lee from the Walking Dead game by Telltale, your character in Knights of the Old Republic, Abe from Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey, Octodad, and Ricky the sock puppet from My Friendly Neighborhood.

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