39/365 – Meditation Games #39 – Remembrance

Loss is a part of life, and loss of loved ones or people who we find precious even moreso. Games, like other media, take a stab at times at eliciting the feeling of loss, whether that is through poignant scenes preceded by a variety of character-building meant to establish an emotional connection, or through making you get used to the fact that you have someone with you during the course of the game before you lose them, or through the doomed character themselves being a significant part of the plot. The results are typically varied – not everyone can really create the scene that occurs when Sephiroth kills Aerith in Final Fantasy VII, after all – but the ones that do succeed tend to make a lasting impression.