So if you are reading this you are most likely a gamer. If you aren't and just happened to pass by then great or maybe you are not a gamer and still find me a good read, although I question how that is possible, but I am cool with it. Anyways, as gamers you learn to expect certain things from the games you are playing. You try to guess where the plot is going or what is just going to happen around the corner. It really is a normal way to game. There are those moments though which might shock you in a way where you say "did that just happen?". This brings me to this week's list where it is my favourite moments in games where this happens. Now obviously there could be some spoilers involved here but none of the games are super recent so truly it is fair game so no complaining.
5. Drake On A Plane - Uncharted 3
So not only does Drake board a moving plane on a jeep he is then found on the plane and then shot at. All of which are crazy to begin with. Those though are really the most mild things which happen in the chapter. He then is thrown out of the plane only holding on to a segment of crates covered in nets or something which are hanging out of the plane. He(as is you) then climbs back on to the plane while being shot at. When he is back on the plane crates are flying everywhere along with bullets. The plane ends up on fire, then explodes. After he is flying in mid air where a crate equipped with it's own parachute almost hits him. Instead he grabs onto said crate. He then opens the parachute and watches the plane crash while he calming lands in the desert. Honestly did anyone play this and not say "wtf" followed by "that was awesome".
4. Cloud Is Not Cloud
Many gamers will go on and on about how Aerith death was a massive shocker, and it was. It really was a great moment in gaming as a whole, but to me that wasn't the biggest shock of the entire game. Cloud really wasn't who he was saying he was the entire game and he didn't even know he was just some messed up experiment.
3. Joel Is Impaled
I have said it over and over again, how The Last of Us is just a complete masterpiece of a game. It is an experience like none other out there. No one who played it or watched expected this to happen and didn't say "oh shit" when it did.
2. Haytham Is A Templar - Assassin's Creed III
So you are playing Assassin's Creed 3 and everything is going well and you are wondering why you are playing as this guy Haythem who is not on the cover of the game. When he ends up becoming friends with the Native American you understand and expect something horrible to happen to him and his son is going to take up the mantle to avenge him in some way. That was until you are sitting at a table then the bombshell drops that Haythem is a Templar and you have been playing as the enemy for the first part of the game.
1. Mengsk Leaves Kerrigan Behind - Starcraft
Everyone knows Kerrigan is the Queen of Blades, but the crazy thing was how this came to be in the first place. You are on a mission where you are supposed to defend the Zerg from the Protoss while you eliminate the Protoss threat which is going to blow up the entire planet. Kerrigan is down on the planet when this happens and when you finish everything and complete the mission Mengsk gives the command "Belay that order we're moving out". You left her behind. The entire campaign shifts and this Mengsk guy you think is one of the good guys turns out to be one of the most evil ones out there. This is even before you realize this whole turn of events turns Kerrigan into a mass murderer and it is still beyond messed up.
There you have it this week's list. What do you think? Any moments you think deserve a mention? As always let me know.