5. Fable 2 - Death of a friend
Fable 2 may have more problems than a confused bipolar-bear. But when the game closes, Fable rips your heart out with turmoil and tough decisions.
I don't normally care for pets, but my dog (Rubble) in Fable 2 played the part of a sidekick flawlessly. He found me treasure, gave me someone to talk to, and saved me on more occasions than I can count. Sadly, the one time I actively needed to save him, I couldn't. Dogless and broken I enter the endgame with a burden of grief and loss.
I get my vengeance, sure, but killing Lord Lucien didn't make feel any better about the death of my companion.
What did make me feel better was when I learned, shortly after, that I can resurrect my dog and my sister.
This is the part where it gets hard. I can bring my dog and sister back to life, but there's a price to pay. I can either get rich, bring my loved ones back from the grave or bring back the hundreds of innocent people who died at the hands of the spire.
Be a hero and save hundreds of lives, or bring my dog and sister back? This decision is to date one of the hardest choices I've ever had to make in my gaming life.
And I thought games were supposed to be fun …