ETPC On the Discord started a conversation asking the question (paraphrasing), “What are the jaw dropping, shocking, stunning, memorable moments in games? What moments in games are like The Red Wedding?”
Stuff like The Nuke Scene from CoD 4, Aeris from FF7, Nier E, various moments from the recent Wolfenstein games were immediately mentioned.
But there are all-time “oh shit” moments that are unrelated to emotional investment as well. For me, the first moment that popped into my head was in Dark Souls 1, when I unlocked the first shortcut door in the Undead Burg and my eyes went wide at the implication of what that meant for the rest of the game.
What are yours? Please be extremely free with the use of blurring/spoiler tags here, even if it’s games from ten years ago or more, since we’re talking big moments.