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Well, you know, about an hour ago I had one of those lucid, precious moments, one of those moments you don't seek actively while gaming but once they happen you know this is why you stuck to the hobby in the first place.
First off, don't get me wrong, doing quests because they're fun, challenging, give nice rewards etc. is perfectly fine. But this time, I got involved. Naturally, Skyrim. And by involved I mean I made my ingame choice out of emotional involvement and not out of "well this may yield a fun quest, let's do it" like 99% of the time.
So what happened, if you care (spoilers); I started the dark brotherhood questline with the usual thing in mind: Well-written noir stories, maybe a good dagger, nice armor (although I found out I already owned the coolest looking armor with the nightingale set) and lots of gold (although I already owned a fortune due to reestablishing the thieves guild)... So 2 hours or so into the Dark Brotherhood line the quests get more and more morally questionable. But well, it's a videogame and i still hard-calculated the mechanisms behind the game; You know, dagger, gold, armor, safehouse. And then, the psycho-killer-girl tells me to kill the bride on a wedding. Well, you know, I really told myself that I wanted to see how the whole questline ends lada lada. But Skyrim got me right there, I traveled to the wedding and decided not to fulfill the contract purely out of emotional involvement. Instead, I untagged 'essential' for all the guys in the dark britherhood sanctuary by script, backstabbed each one of them and piled their bodies at the feet of the Night Mother, spat on their nonexistant graves and sold all their belongings to my 4000 gold fence in Riften. If the game had let me, I would have burned the whole place to the ground....
as a matter of fact, i rage-broke the whole, potentially entertaining questline just because of emotional involvement towards pixels.
THIS is something only very, very few games ever did, and I love Skyrim for being one of them.
So I guess the actual question is, have you ever experienced anything alike in Skyrim or any other games?