Standing on a Cliff

friedrich_caspar_david_-_wanderer_above_the_sea_of_fog_detail_.jpg A frequently recurring theme in videogames, particularly those from Japan, it seems. A Standing on a Cliff moment presents a hero, or group of heroes, pausing on their adventure atop some kind of high vantage point. Typically a cliff or mountain top, but sometimes a skyscraper, or other such place. Usually this occurs at the beginning, or beginning phase, of a game where the hero/es take a moment to consider the journey ahead; or at the end, when they look upon the final fortress collapsing in the distance.

Examples

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Arcus Spirits Blood Bros. Cameltry
Cannon Spike Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss
Chrono Trigger Clash at Demonhead Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood
Cowboy Kid Dead Rising 2: Case West Dino Rex
Donkey Kong Country 2 Dragon Breed Dragon Buster 2
Dragon Knight and Graffiti Dragon Quest III Elfaria II - The Quest of the Mild
Emerald Dragon Energy Breaker EVO Search for Eden
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy VI Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest
Funky Jet Gain Ground Galaxy Fight - Universal Warriors
Garou: Mark of the Wolves GOD / Growth or Devolution Golden Axe - The Duel
Hachoo! Hanjuku Eiyuu - Aah Sekai yo Hanjuku Nare Head Panic - Polly & Sally Adventure
Hebereke no Popoon Infinity Blade The King of Dragons
Kingdom Grand Prix Kirby Superstar Knights of the Round
Kult Lagoon The Legend of Silkroad
Legend of Xanadu II Loom The Lost Vikings
Marvel Land Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter Mega Man - The Power Battle
Mega Man 2 - The Power Fighters Mega Man 2 Mega Man X (which one?)
Neutopia Night Slashers Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden II Ninja Gaiden III Pocket Bomberman
Quartet Raccoon World Radical Dreamers
Rance Ranma 1/2: Datou, Ganso Musabetsu Kakutou-ryuu SNK vs. Capcom: SvC Chaos
Seiklus Sengoku Mahjong Shadow Dancer
Shinobi III Silhouette Mirage Spider-Man: The Video Game
Steam Hearts Super Castlevania IV Super Mario RPG
Susume! Taisen Puzzle-Dama Tower of Geheimnis Vandyke
Wild Arms Wonder Project J Xak I & II
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Zunzunkyou no Yabou

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