Deaths in video games are always a sad affair, especially when it is a character you like a lot and are extremely attached to that you see dying. They move the players in more ways than one, and make the game that much more emotionally moving. Given below are ten of the most saddening death in video games- or at least what we feel are ten of the most saddening deaths.
Tell us if you agree with us, and which deaths you think are the most depressing in your comments below.
NOTE: This article (obviously) contains a lot of spoilers. Tread carefully, and don’t shoot us if you come across a spoiler- ‘coz we warned you.
Aerith (Final Fantasy VII)
To be honest, by the time Aerith died, her character hadn’t really been developed a lot, and we didn’t know much of it. The sequence had a lot of impact on us all, and it was very saddening indeed, but it was after you realized what her true part in the story was that you truly start feeling sad for her. Aerith’s death is perhaps one of the most depressing, iconic and memorable deaths in video gaming history.
Tellah (Final Fantasy IV)
How can we Final Fantasy fans ever forget the “You spoony bard!” scene? It was epic. And Tellah was awesome. His death saddened me greatly, because he was probably my most favourite character in the game, other than Kain. His backstory was really touching, and the way he died just moved me… a lot. The fact that he doesn’t return at the end of the game when most of the other characters do was even more depressing.
Noble Team (Halo: Reach)
Halo: Reach is, at its heart, a very depressing game. The world being destroyed, the beautiful vistas being set to destructive fires are all very depressing indeed, but the deaths of the main characters are what disheartened me the most. From the very outset, I knew that no Noble would survive the battle, but seeing each of them died saddened me deeply. The characters were just so great, and I grew so attached to them, seeing the die pained me greatly.