I am getting a small sense of deja vu writing this as I feel like I have already made this thread before named something different. But let's ignore that idea and focus on a question that popped into my head listening to the Bombcast today; what's up with this generation and fucked up endings? I feel like I haven't seen a happy ending since I beat Suikoden that one summer in '97 (it's an exaggeration, deal with it). Is this all because J Allard wore a hoodie and blazer combination and everyone was all radical?
Some games I feel could end happy then during one meeting some dude at the end of the table was all "Hey man, like, every story ends happy.. let's get real gritty and, like, kill everyone you liked in the game. To say, like, hey guy, tough luck, life is unfair, deal with it. And then boom, credits. Feelin' me? It'll be rad" (actual quote from actual meeting, may or may not be a complete and utter lie). But really, as this generation comes to a close, I am starting to feel the need for next gen to re-introduce some fucking blow it out the ass with balloons and confetti ecstatic endings where shit just goes right and everyone wins. All these depressing everything is fucked or all your efforts were for naught endings.. man, come on.
Or maybe I'm just not playing enough upbeat games, did this generation have them at all?