26: Getting Our Emotions On

Sinan Kubba and Joe DeLia welcome returning guests Adam Standing from Game People and Paul Rooney from The Gamer Scene, as well as special guest Kelle Santiago, President and Co-Founder of thatgamecompany, the developer behind PlayStation Network hits fl0w and Flower. Kellee, Adam, and Paul share their most emotional moments in gaming.

4 Responses to “26: Getting Our Emotions On”
  1. Switch says:

    You’re probably gonna laugh at this, but I cried (a little) at the end of Ocarina of Time. SPOILER: At the end, when he goes back in time and you experience his first meeting with Zelda as kids all over again? The perfect end to an epic adventure … one I played through with the guide in my lap for three days straight.

    High emotions might have had a little to do with the tiny amount of sleep I got that week, but I thought it was still an excellent ending.

    Hope you and Joe are well, my Very British Friend!

    - Switch

  2. Sinan Kubba says:

    I’m fairly certain I shed a tear (or ten) at the end of Ocarina of Time. Then again, I’ve shed a tear during Friends so that ain’t exactly saying much. Good to hear from you Switcheroo, hoping you’re well too DJ man.

  3. Strident says:

    Great show! I really enjoyed every second of it and it was enough to keep me taking an early break from my work and running downstairs to pop in the Uncharted 2 disk that has just arrived.

    I totally empathise with Adam and his comments about gaming after having a family. Having kids has completely changed the way I respond to all sorts of different media. Sometimes it’s a positive change – I can now appreciate some of the underlying themes of life better. Other times it’s a negative change, in that there are now some media that I find very difficult to experience because they wander into areas that are too painful or too disturbing to explore.

    I always find it hard to go back and pick my most memorable experiences in gaming, but I have to stay that the story running through Lost Odyssey will stay with me for a long time. I know that Sinan finds it a little strange just how much some of us enjoyed this game but I think a lot of the reason it touched and affected me so much was down to how the events at the end of the first disk resonated with me as a father.

    Although I never really came to love the main character. I could completely relate to and share in his feelings of having a child taken from him and dying before he even got the chance to know them. Taking part in the funeral of the daughter was a unique and very moving in-game experience and allowed me to exorcise some of my own buried emotions. After those events I would’ve forgiven the game anything; even the multitude of endless maze-like dungeons and scarcity of save points.

    Anyway, like I said before, it was a great show. It was brilliant to hear Adam and Paul on Big Red Potion again. Kellee was also a superb guest and, as a huge fan of Flower (right from the start!) it was great to hear her thoughts. You guys deserve top quality guests like that.

    RIght… back to work… or maybe some Uncharted 2. :)

  4. Joe DeLia says:

    Wow, for the first time (thanks to Strident), I am marginally interested in Lost Odyssey.

    There were a lot of moments that stood out to me…I remember being gut-punched when my only companion in Shadow of the Colossus fell to an untimely death, right at the point where I needed him the most. I also remember sitting there stunned after I got the most depressing ending of Silent Hill 2, when your character James **SPOILER FOR 8 YEAR OLD GAME** drives his car into a lake and kills himself.**END**

    Looking at a different side of emotion, I can remember the unparalleled elation that would erupt during LANs that we used to have back in the day. The Halo series will always hold a special place in my heart for that, as the feelings of comradery and exuberance that would follow a stunning, last minute win can never be replicated by an online game today. Good times.

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