On the ninth day of Blogmas, the gamers asked of me, four dramatic gaming moments.
Not long to go now. There are a whole lot of days of Blogmas out there thanks to Athena, and today is the ninth one. Dramatic gaming moments, eh? I’m not sure where to start with that one, but I’ll give it a go!
1. Bioshock – Plane crash
It would be quite obvious to go for the spoiler-ific moment (you know what I’m talking about…) but I’m going with the opening plane crash. Looking around that flame-lit part of the ocean, to have your gaze fall on an ominous light-house that really shouldn’t be there is very memorable.
2. Mass Effect – Facing Saren
Whilst the endings in Mass Effect weren’t all that different to each other, the confrontation you have with Saren is something quite dramatic (the fact I’ve done it seven times is beside the point). Being able to handle him in a number of different ways makes facing the unfortunate antagonist your own.
3. Call of Duty Modern Warfare – All Ghillied Up
Call of Duty may be a different animal these days, but there was a time when the campaigns were a highlight rather than an afterthought (or nonexistent). All Ghillied Up in Modern Warfare was fantastically tense as you snuck around occupied territory in a ghillie suit. You were following instructions, yes, but having a pair of enemy boots walk inches away from your head was really effective.
4. Half-Life 2 – Wake up and smell the ashes
I loved the opening of Half-Life 2. Gordon Freeman was finally revisited by the G-Man after having been in stasis. The monologue doesn’t really give much detail, but it’s clear that the world is in a pretty dire state. Then that final line “Wake Up Mr. Freeman. Wake up and smell the ashes”… It still gives me chills. It’s a shame Half-Life 3 will never happen.
How about you? Do you have any dramatic moments worth mentioning? It’s quite a personal thing so I’d love to hear about yours.