thread for cataloguing those moments/passages from games we think are especially cool and great. No need to go into depth with context or anythign, just cryptic bullet points are ok. Try resist the #gamerurge to list 30 in a post to let others chip in
Getting the Hyper Beam in Super Metroid.
The final hit on Ganon - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The end of a successful year - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Cecil the Paladin - Final Fantasy IV
Bashinet hunting Mahou Daisakusen ships throughout Batrider
The writing on the wall at the end of Beginner’s Guide
“What are you standing up for?”
Spotting and sneaking under The Lord of Dust in the depth of the dust - Metal Gear Survive
Looking out at the sea from Majula - Dark Souls 2
The elevator and the way it syncs up perfectly with the music - Streets of Rage 4
robinhoodie Looking out at the sea from Majula - Dark Souls 2
Confronting Yellow 13 in Ace Combat 4
Unlocking the Zero Shift in Zone of the Enders 2
The ending of Rondo of Blood reimagined as Symphony’s prologue.
That moment at the end of 999 when you realize what the second screen means.
Military base infiltration in Gravity Rush 2
Cooking lesson in UNDERTALE
Clearing the entirety of your starter field in Harvest Moon
The endings of Trails of Cold Steel 1, 2, and 3
Entering a new zone for the first time in Final Fantasy XIV
Exploring the village in Final Fantasy IX
When your first monster passes away in Monster Rancher 2 (possibly other entries in the series but that’s the one I have played)
A lot of climaxes in the final cases in Ace Attorney games, but the one that sticks with me most is the climax of the final trial in the first game: the tense silence followed by the beep of the metal detector reacting to the bullet embedded in von Karma’s shoulder
Final showdown in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
kory Any time a familiar “safe space” is on fire or otherwise in peril - I personally would not want these spoiled, but I’m especially thinking of Bloodborne, Elden Ring, Mass Effect ⅔
Not really the same thing at all but made me think of the areas of Untended Graves in Dark Souls III and Abandoned Old Workshop in Bloodborne.
Gaagaagiins oh yeah, finding a real life analog to your safe haven located in some unspecified alternate plane of existence is another hashtag great moment, especially in Fromsoft games—I had this exact little thrill most recently when I stumbled into a particular location in Leyndell Royal Capital
kory I was going to mention this too. I loved that specific moment when you realize where you are.
I wish you all the luck, and die like a dog. Then laugh it off. I’ll be waiting for you with a grin as wide as the truth. - Killer7
Kiryu dodging two RPGs in Yakuza 5
using the pencil eraser in Earthbound
coming back to your castle to find that it’s leveled up in Suikoden
walking into the kitchen in Suikoden II and finding everyone gathered around ready for a cook-off!
So many moments from Earthbound—two that resonated with me:
kory coffee break still makes me tear up