After all this Mass Effect 3 hubbub, I've started to think about the topic of endings in games in general.
Honestly, I think I could count on one hand all of the games I've played in the last five years(I've played quite a few games) with endings that have actually been satisfying. Most games have endings with a lot deliberately left open for sequels(and sometimes those games don't even get made, for business reasons), and a lot of games with different endings you can choose just result in half-assed FMV cut scenes with very few differences between them, that also don't provide much insight on what your choice did to the world at large(Mass Effect 3, Deus Ex: HR).
I guess I didn't mind stuff like that much when I played those games, but I'm really bothered by these things in retrospect. How do you guys feel about recent endings, what's the right way to end a game, and what are some of your favorite endings in games(use spoiler tags when necesarry)?