Endings play a very important role in every video game. If the ending is good than gamers like me remember it for a really long time. But if the ending is horrible than even if the game is good, most of the gamers will mark the game as bad, although that cant be the case every time. We present you five such instances where overall quality of the game was very good but we were surprised at how horrible the endings were.
Please note: The list only has current generation games and is in no particular order and there are spoilers too!
Assassins Creed was perhaps one of the best and underrated games of 2007. It had amazing visuals and a great plot concerning the Crusade and the overall setting of the game was very unique. The game goes very well till about you fight off Sable before Richard the Lionheart. After defeating Sable, Altair returns to his master in Masyaf who reveals that he will keep the artifact for himself so that he can brainwash entire mankind and bring an end to the war. In the entire game nothing is revealed to the player about the artifact and player finally gets his hands on it at the end and it is shown that Altair is standing in front of some glowing hologram. This was pretty surprising and amusing to me since I was fighting for something else and in the end it turned to be some gizmo. What the hell!
Little Big Planet
One of the most innovative and original games this generation is Little Big Planet. Although the game’s interest lies in the multiplayer modes but it also had a pretty single player mission as well. You start off as SackBoy. Your aim is to take down The Collector. For that you have to jump over fires, be a ninja, drive rockets, attend parties and what not. But when you defeat The Collector in the end and ask him the reason behind all this, he simply replies: ” I have no friends that is why I did this”. What the hell!
Gears of War
One of the best selling games on the Xbox 360 and the winner of many game of the year awards way back in 2006, also had some of the worst endings in video games. You have Dom along with you and you have to catch a train. You have to fight off locust on the train and reach RAAM, the final boss. After killing him Fenix activates the bomb, which kills off the entire locust family. In the end a voice is heard and the locust are back again. My question is: FROM WHERE?
Prince of Persia
You are the mighty prince. Killed of Ahirman the bad guy of the game. In the process Elika sacrifices herself. The Prince becomes mad and in that madness he frees off Ahirman and revives his love. All the cleansing of the worlds, all the monster fighting, all gone in one second. What an ending!
One of the best RPG’s of 2008 had a huge numbers of endings. All of them were pretty bad. In one of the endings if the user chooses to sacrifice himself he is dead for good. In short the ending depends on the player’s decision and the stuff he does with modified FEV virus.Also on the PS3 version there was no way that player can continue the game since the character has died. A patch was made by Bethesda later to solve that. Fallout 3 had a miserable ending one that I will like to forget.
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