Which Game Had The Worst Ending?
After the recent global rage-induced season of controversy surrounding the ending of Mass Effect 3, I started to think about game endings in general and decided to ask readers about this in this week’s Question of the Week. That is, what would be the worst game ending you’ve ever experienced?
Typically, a game’s ending can be bad because it doesn’t answer its main story questions, is nonsensical, contradicts its plot, ends on a bad cliff-hanger or just plain sucks. Of course there are many criteria that determines a bad ending, and while a lot of it is subjective, there are many exceptions that just aren’t good in general. So, which game severed your nerve because of its ending?
Personally, funnily enough, the worst ending I can remember in recent times actually is from the highly controversial Mass Effect 3. I hated it, and said most of what was needed to say in my write-up about it. And yes, I also studied in the indoctrination ending too, after my write-up, and my opinion hasn’t changed much. Another ending that I recently remember hating was from Syndicate, because it was cliched and left the game feeling so unfinished, much like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.
I don’t want to ramble on for too long, so I won’t really go back ten years ago to think of any endings in the distant past that I considered to be bad. But I’m sure that you get the gist of it by now.
So what are your worst game endings? Mine is Mass Effect 3′s, from recent memory.