30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 27

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Day 27: Most epic scene ever.


I’m sorry.  You know I have to mention one of the most iconic scenes in video game history:

It’s epic for the fact that like Aeris, none of us saw that coming (I’m a terrible person), and the fact that to this day, the rumor mill spins with ways to bring her back and hopes that the Remake will allow it (I really hope it doesn’t).

I was also blown away by Midna’s reveal at the end of Twilight Princess:

I was as dumbstruck as Link.  Though he’s ever the silent protagonist, I think his inability to speak was due to finding the Twilight Princess was even more beautiful than Princess Zelda (imho).  This one is more on my personal epic scale; though I’m sure many of you would agree with me about it, I don’t know if it will wind up in the annals of video game history like FFVII will.

Epic is a subjective term, though there is a cultural consciousness about it.  What one person might consider epic, another might think is mundane, while some things foster a general agreement   The original definition of epic pertains to a long, poetic composition usually centered upon a hero in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style.  Going by this both Final Fantasy and Legend of Zelda could be considered epics in their own right, because what are these games but long compositions centered upon heroes where a series of great achievements/events are stylistically played out?  This definition extends to all manner of video games, so even though epic is a specific idea, what one considers epic can be both ubiquitous and intensely personal.

What video game scene wakes your epic sensors?  Do you go by the standard definition of the term or your gut emotion in this determination?

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21 thoughts on “30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 27

  1. I think the FFVII scene would be my choice as well, as it has stuck with me as such a grand moment after all these years. I’d say that maybe the Bioshock, “Would you kindly?” scene probably also deserves some recognition.

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  2. It’s just one of the most iconic scenes in video game history. I remember reading an article about why it was so momentous, because it’s not like Final Fantasy hasn’t killed anyone off before.

    I now have Bioshock on my watch list. I’ve heard about it for years and seen tons of awesome cosplay for it, so I want to put the pieces together 🙂

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  3. the ending of portal 2 and how the final boss gets defeated. It’s somewhat of an interactive scene since it’s all from first person perspective, but man was it so close and in recent memory, one of the most satisfying scenes and endings i experienced

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  4. Oh! You reminded me that there IS a game I like that’s an FPS! I’ve always claimed I don’t like those types of games, and though the portal gun isn’t your regular firearm, I think Portal could still be considered that type of game. Portal is an amazing game.

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  5. You have a marvelous sense of humor then. I know people who HATE puns and think they’re the lowest form of humor, which I just don’t understand. They’re double entendres. You have to understand at least two meanings and then put them together in an appropriate way. Puns are amazing, and I will never stop loving them. It’s also nice when you can PUN-ish those who abhor them 😀

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  6. Those are A+ scenes, and I think I’m going to take one also from Twilight Princess. It’s not even a big scene, but right after you beat the big orc guy on Eldin Bridge, Link does the most epic pose on his horse. Gives me the chills every time! Ganondorf does something similar later in the game, so that’s my second place.

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  7. Legend of Zelda has so many “quietly” epic scenes that are chill inducing. I want to say it’s Ocarina of Time, but after Link plays a melody that opens something up, there’s this other little melody that happens afterwards. Of course I can’t find an example since I’m looking for it lol, but Koji Kondo really knows how to use music to its desired effect. Tbh I’ve found that in most game composers. They’re not given nearly enough credit outside of the gaming community.

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  8. I don’t think my imagination can even handle such a thing. The closest instance of them working on a game together is Super Smash Bros. Brawl since Uematsu did the main theme and Kondo did… a bunch of other songs. If only they did a song together!

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