10. Frog Fractions 2 ARG
8. That Dragon, Cancer
7. Playstation VR Worlds: Shark Encounter
6. Dark Souls 3
5. The Last Guardian
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But there's a moment near the end of the game that really spoke to me, so heads up, I'm going to spoil the game a bit. When your character nearly drowns, Trico grabs you, sets you down, and tries to wake you. There's a moment where it becomes clear Trico believes you're dead, looks confused, and isn't sure what to do next. Their life has revolved around you, your life around theirs. It didn't take long for me to wonder what it would be like for my dog if that happened to me, which quickly triggered the waterworks. The platforming was awful in this game, but Trico? Trico was good.