10 Devastating Emotional Video Game Moments That Came Out Of Nowhere

9. Burying The Baron's Unborn Child - The Witcher III: Wild Hun

Witcher 3 Baron
CD Projekt RED

Where to begin with the Baron? He is a terrible person, but with one of the most compelling - if not tragic - backstories. Essentially, he abused his wife and daughter, accidentally killing his unborn child and ruining his life in the process. Sounds like a n open and shut case, right?

Well, yes, but the game presents the story in such a beautifully deceptive way, showing a man overcome by alcoholism and regret, that at the end of the questline, it's hard not to get a little choked up. And whilst the end is emotional, it doesn't compare to the Baron burying Dea, and the scene where he gives his unborn child her name.

There is something so tragic about someone trying to make it all better against all odds, and the Witcher captures this perfectly, managing to make you feel a shred of sympathy for a man with a terrible past. It is an emotional - if not disgusting in spots - moment that endears the Baron to your side.


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