Here is an interesting list of 20 top tear-jerking video games, as voted by Famitsu readers. I\'ve played a few of the games in the list but have not finished any of them, so I\'ve never seen the parts that might make one cry. Incidentally, if you don\'t recognize a title in the list at all, chances are it\'s a visual novel.
There\'s a notable paucity of pre-2000 games, and a complete lack of games produced outside of Japan (not really surprising, considering the market\'s tastes). Can anyone here name some emotional pre-2000 or Western titles?
Crying because the NES control pads hurt your hands doesn\'t count. Neither does having your Robotron 2084 high score wiped from the cabinet because someone tripped on the power cord.
I haven\'t finished The Longest Journey. Does that do it? Flower is certainly emotional, but I don\'t think it\'s likely to make one cry.