Tally-Ho actually might have had the saddest ending, in a CoG for me. It’s not a really sad game, but I made some mistakes, and ended up alone. The game was pretty light-hearted most of the time, but the themes of having feelings that you must hide really resonates with me, and I got super wrapped up in that character.
Fallen Hero:Rebirth takes the prize for saddest moment in a HG. My character is so conflicted to begin with, every moment is tinged with a dozen different emotions. She’s in love with Ortega, but can’t allow herself to show it, but there’s that one moment when she’s in her puppet body flirting with Ortega, and she can’t help it. The freedom to say say what she feels next to the knowledge that she can only say it because she’s so well hidden…it kills me.
Outside of the CS world. Life is Strange: Before the Storm. I…knew what was coming. The whole thing is a prequel so right from the start it could only end one way, but by the time we got there… I identified with Chloe so strongly in this game. As the ending approached I would have taken anything. Any flimsy, time-travel, alternate universe, ret-con BS that made it so what had to happen, didn’t happen. None of that happened, of course, the real and right ending came, and I curled into a little ball and wept for hours.