What was your biggest “Holy $#!+” moment in gaming?

1 : Anonymous2021/11/24 13:59 ID: r15srs
What was your biggest "Holy $#!+" moment in gaming?
2 : Anonymous2021/11/24 18:23 ID: hlxiap9

Arkham Asylum - I thought for sure my PS3 had shit itself when the game "reset". Then as it goes on... realizing that Scarecrow was messing with you, the player. What's a gamer's fear? That their console just bricked. Brilliant move by the developers.

ID: hlxvsrv

My PS3 was old when I played Arkham Asylum, it genuinely scared me

3 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:48 ID: hlwupci

Super Metroid, the final mother brain encounter. I still have vivid memories of the moment the "baby" metroid showed up to save me sacrificing itself. I remember looking around myself to see if anyone else was seeing this shit.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:56 ID: hlwvw86

When you escape GlaDOS' deathly trap in the first Portal game and look beyond the veil of Aperture Labs.

Moon portal in Portal 2.

ID: hlx9hlq

The moon in portal2 just had such a good lead up from cave johnson repeatedly ranting about moonrocks.

ID: hlxctbo

For real, it suddenly turned the random lore dumps that were already great into an actual game mechanic.

ID: hlxini5

The moon one was great but seeing Glados slowly revive herself was super cool

ID: hlx8k3m

I mean, I also said "holy shit" to the moon portal in Portal 2, but it was more of a, "holy shit, they cannot be serious..." when I realized what the game wanted me to do.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:28 ID: hlwjgs2

When Mengsk left Kerrigan to be killed by the swarm

6 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:59 ID: hlwwbp8

Portal, when that one panel is crooked and you can walk behind it. One of the best "wtf"experiences I've had with games.

ID: hlxqm1u

Can you explain more? I either don't remember this or maybe missed it (if it's possible to miss)

ID: hly2fiw

It is possible to miss, but during one of the earlier tests, there’s an askew wall tile, where you can enter behind the clean facility to see the dingy exterior. It looked like someone was held up in there and wrote a bunch of crazy writing on the walls. Most notably, “the cake is a lie” written over and over. Was kinda the first real indication that all is not well here.

7 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:17 ID: hlwq6mp

"Sorry kid, Joe wasn't part of our deal"

ID: hlxb01x

Good thing in the end they were good to him

Its strongly implied that he took Joe in as a driver in the ending of Mafia 3. His driver looks a lot like Joe and the camera weirdly focuses on him and stops for a bit and he looks up.

ID: hlxdjk5

oh it was definitely joe. that scene made me start thinking of so many possibilities

8 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:46 ID: hlwufyg

Final Fantasy VII - Learning that Cloud constructed a fake life and fake backstory based on the direct memories of his dead best friend.

ID: hlx5efl

I agree. We were all so convinced Cloud was this badass guy only to realize he was just a kid who couldn’t achieve his dreams and got his mind warped by heavy traumatic events back to back

9 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:55 ID: hlwn1gt


10 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:01 ID: hlwg0eo

Hearing Sovereign for the first time.

ID: hlwkuvo

"We impose order on the chaos of organic life. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it."

Shivers every time man

11 : Anonymous2021/11/24 16:36 ID: hlx1xex

Playing through the end of KOTOR as a kid. Learning main character’s true identity as well as bastilla’s shift was immense

12 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:42 ID: hlwttor

The flood helping you in Halo 3, even for a small moment it was incredible crazy

13 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:17 ID: hlwqa0l

Finding out the joker was suffering from the poisoned blood in Batman Arkham City and him basically dying in your arms

ID: hlxc915

Yeah this was very cleverly done. Didn’t see it coming at all.

ID: hlxkx4l

The ending was so well done too. Batman admitting he would’ve saved the joker, and the joker laughing at the fact he caused his own death. It really seemed like something the joker would have thought so funny, bats wanting to save him but the joker ruining the plan anyways

“You want to know something funny? I would have saved you.”

14 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:04 ID: hlwggql

The end of Braid

ID: hlwxmtk

Are we… the bad guys?

15 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:01 ID: hlwg2yw

Probably Max Payne when he’s messed up on drugs and chasing after the hallucinations of the cries of his dead wife and baby

16 : Anonymous2021/11/24 16:06 ID: hlwxgct

Psycho Mantis

ID: hlx2u02

Yes! Still one of the best boss fights. Tookme forever to figure out the controller gag.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:57 ID: hlww0zf

I forgor to mention when GLaDOS responds to Cave Johnson's recordings in Portal 2 and has a panic attack, thus starting her redemption.

ID: hlxt3aa

Considering all she did to us, it's really impressive how quickly we grow to sympathize with her

ID: hlxxp73

How are you holding up?

Because I'm a potato

18 : Anonymous2021/11/24 16:19 ID: hlwzcp9

THAT moment in Knights of the Old Republic.

19 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:49 ID: hlwuxwb

Modern warfare. When you get nuked and finally realize that your character isn’t surviving. Also that other part…

ID: hlx865s

Oh the part in the beautiful airport, good memories there

20 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:52 ID: hlwmmyl


ID: hlx1dh1

Dude, I was looking everywhere for a Reznov mention. Loved that campaign

ID: hlx1tdi

My CoD hot take is that its the best of all the campaigns lol

21 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:18 ID: hlwi4iy

The end of Spec Ops: The Line

22 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:49 ID: hlwuxfg

Arkham Knight, when Batman is slowly going into psychosis, and all the statues and posters would have Joker faces, but disappear if you looked away

Edited to Arkham Knight, thanks for the correction

ID: hlx7mdm

That's Arkham Knight. But I agree, yes.

23 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:57 ID: hlwnbao

The ending of Halo REACH. I just wanted to keep playing the end over and over, it was a fight I wanted to finish.

(I never read the books so I didn’t know that was it’s ending)

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ID: hlx3dgl

I had read the book. The whole time I was playing Reach I was just going “this is not going to end well…”

24 : Anonymous2021/11/24 14:18 ID: hlwi5tq

Assassin's creed III (not sure it's the one) when you realize you've been playing a templar since the beginning

ID: hlx5pq9

Also when Desmond speaks with Ezio, that was epic

ID: hlwr31d

The “How You Like Them Apples?” Achievement made it even better.

ID: hlwscte

Yeah, I did a very audible "Whaaaat?" when that happened.

25 : Anonymous2021/11/24 15:12 ID: hlwpgcx

Resident Evil Village… the baby.


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