There are numerous games out there that try to catch your eye with their graphics, entice you with their music, or pull you in with their storyline. However, it seems that few are capable of feeding you a story that actually makes you feel in touch with the characters or the plot itself. Below is a list of the top three that made me feel so hard, I practically shat myself.
BE WARNED, SPOILERS ARE HEADED ALL UP IN YOUR ANUS!
THREE:Final Fantasy 7 / Final Fantasy 8
So we have Cloud from FF7 and Squall from FF8. Sure, the love stories in both of those games were neat, but the adversities that both the characters faced were very well played out. Heck, the stories as a whole were amazing. The way that the games were pieced together was just simply incredible. Introducing each character in their own unique way really made you learn more and more about the characters and their personalities.
TWO:Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Ever since I was little and my brother had his Playstation 1, I was a fan of Metal Gear Solid. So as I grew up, I followed Snake through all of his main adventures, playing through Twin Snakes as well as Sons of Liberty and Snake Eater. The stories of each were neat, though I didn't understand many of the political references. However, MGS 4 was released for the PS3, and I was torn since I only had an Xbox. I ended up watching an entire series of YouTube videos of a guy doing a playthrough, and he never skipped any of the cutscenes. SPOILER ALERT! Snake is old and on the verge of death, which is sad enough because I have "known" him for so long. But when he thrusts himself into the microwaved passage and ends up CRAWLING to save the world, manly tears were shed. My heart was in pain. Mr. Kojima, that was one of the most well-orchestrated parts of a video game I have ever seen. The build up to it, the way it was presented, everything about it gave me a feeeeeel.
ONE:The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
I know, I know, this seems a little weird. There are tons of other games out there that would have beaten this game for "Best Storyline As A Whole", but it was just one part of this game that gave me the biggest feel. It was almost like I was a part of the game itself. SPOILER ALERT! When you are in wolf form and Midna is dying on your back, you are tasked with whisking her across Hyrule Field to bring her back to her old self. I'm not entirely sure why, but the way this part occurred was absolutely mind-shattering for me. The music was an extremely big part of it, and I felt so much grief and anguish over Midna's suffering. Maybe it was simply the fact that Link and Midna were beginning to become real companions by that part of the game, or maybe it was just the fact of saving someone. In any case, still to this day, that is the most emotion I've ever felt while playing a video game. Simply extravagant.