What’s good everyone? We’re nearing the end of our epic 30 day challenge, and the way we’ll ring today is to discuss our choices for the most epic video game scene ever. My choice for this is a fairly controversial one, and to be honest, most major media outlets covered this one when it was first announced: the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 mission, “No Russian”.
OK seriously, stay with me on this. Without going into too much detail about the mission’s specifics. what makes it “epic” to me is not the horrors of the mission itself, but the polarizing feeling that players get while playing through it (though the game does offer an option to not have to play through it). Unless you’re some kind of terrible, uninvested sociopath, you’re sure to have strong feelings about this one. For me, it was a paralyzing pit in my stomach, but the galvanizing feeling of “we gotta get these bastards” that came after was one that actually helped drive me through the game. See at that point, I had taken leave of my usual logical approach to a video game, and was playing on sheer emotion and revenge-fueled bloodlust. Sure, I died a LOT, but what it helped do was make the game’s ultimate climax that much more satisfying to me as a player, and really if that’s not epic, I don’t know what is.
— Evo out
Hey y’all! Hannah here to talk about the most epic scene in any game. Now, I’d love to say the end of Halo: Reach is the most epic but… I think it’s honestly more sad than anything. I didn’t feel epic when I played it, I felt desperate and trapped. However, there is one scene from Halo that has never left my memory and I enjoy replaying it any chance I get. My favorite (and most epic feeling) scene in all of the Halo series is the Scarab mission in Halo 2.
Obviously this is a perfect play through, since on the internet no one wants to look like a bad player. But when you immerse yourself in this mission, it’s like a perfect storm of epic music, running, scoping, and sniping that feels flawless if pulled off correctly. Or if you’re in a crazy mood, you can jump on the Scarab at the beginning of the scene and melee your way through enemy after enemy. Grenades are definitely your friend if you decide to take this route, and a rocket launcher wouldn’t hurt either. It’s pure adrenaline-pumping fun with enough skill and timing necessary to feel truly epic in my book.
– HSLAMMA WILL RESPAWN IN THREE… TWO… ONE…
Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind here for Day 27! The most epic scene to me was when the Normandy made its final approach and the following suicide mission in Mass Effect 2. This scene takes the cake for me for quite a few different reasons. First off, the game gives you little to no indication, minus a few off handed warnings, that every little decision that you have made in regards to upgrading the ship will come into play in this one moment. Did you do the mining items mini game to gather materials from the planets surrounding you? If not, someone below might die.
Once you reach your destination your choices from the rest of the game stay as crucial as your choices were for upgrading the Normandy. Now, you are forced to choose members of your team to do things such as to become the hacker and travel through the vents to let you into locked rooms, someone to lead the fire squads, someone to be a shield during the mission, someone to act as an escort, and those who are going to fight with you in the final battle. The people that survive these choices are not only required to be those that are best suited for the particular job you choose them for, but can also be lost if you chose to ignore the missions that made them loyal to you. As an example, in my first playthrough I sided with Miranda in the Miranda/Jack fight. Little did I know that down the line my choice in that moment would impact my game so that Jack would not be loyal to me. As such, Jack died early on in the mission. I had no idea I had even started caring about even half the characters in the graphic above, including Jack, until it was a potential that I would lose them. It was then that I realized that I did indeed want to save every single one of them and went back and replayed the game to ensure that I did. The reason that this scene was so epic to me was that every choice that I had made from something as small as mining items to something as large as finishing a character’s backstory led to the ending that I would get in the game. If you have not played Mass Effect 2, go do it now! Epic can mean many things to each gamer, but Mass Effect 2 has yet to be topped for me in terms of what an epic scene should be.
-Megan_Highwind has left the party.
— Boss? What happened? Boss?!