When Squall got his scar at the beginning of Final Fantasy VIII was good. But the thing is the older games tended to do this for only certain scenes. What looked really stupid was during the nibleheim incident in crisis core when
SPOILERS Sephiroth was stabbing cloud and before that when stabbed him with the buster sword
the guy was getting impaled through his chest, he could of atleast been coughing out abit of blood or something.