Debate This: The top 7 Cliffhangers in Video Games (03/2011)

The definition for Cliffhanger is an adventure that ends in a suspense in order to interest the reader or viewer in the next installment. This has been the case for many games that have left us hanging on the edge. A cliffhanger could also be determined by how popular the game is and the amount of hype is surround by the game. It's not rare for a game to have a game cliffhanger at the end because it helps build moment for the second or third installment. Their are some games that have the potential for future sequels but never pan because it didn't sell well or had bad reviews. If you haven't played any of these games then their might be a few Spoilers but most of the games are old and if I spoiled the game for you well then tough luck. So lets start with Number seven.

Infamous

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's Character, give him power" Abraham Lincoln.

I like the characters a lot in Infamous. Cole, who was a badass (should have stuck with same actor) and a lighter side than in most characters. The plot was probably better than most in video games. The main turning point in the game is when Kessler kills Trish. Having to pick between Trish and the best doctors in the city was a hard decision for me. Most of the time, these chose between good and evil doesn't bring much emotion out of me. Now i didn't burst into tears no but it got me hooked into story.

When i finally got to boss battle with Kessler, I wanted Kessler to die. The boss battle was kind of disappointing to me. I really don't like boss battles i think its a cheap way to end a game. But once i finally got to finish off I was Blown away. Kessler in his last act implant memories into his head. Kessler shows Cole that he is him in the future. Kessler ran with his family when the Beast showed its face. But when Kessler lost his family he went back in time to start the ray sphere. He also trained Cole to not make the same mistake as he did. Killing Trish to be ready for when the time comes. When Kessler dies Cole says "When the time comes, I WILL be ready". Which sets up the squeal nicely.

Where is the series now?

Infamous 2 is set to release June 7th. Their is not much info on the story but the game looks fantastic. The Cut scenes look like Uncharted 2 style which is a good thing and bad thing because I don't want every game to look like Uncharted. You can some what predict, that Zeke is going to betray Cole. Zeke is probably going to get some supper power that makes him Ubber powerful. I wouldn't be surprise if the story takes a "Lord of the Flies" approach with Zeke becoming the Beast. But this is all speculation.

Knights of the Republic 2: Sith Lords

Knights of the Republic 2 Sith Lords by Obisidan entrainment. was a good game but it had a lot of Technical short coming that kept it from being a great game. As Sith Lord's was coming to end and you finally meet the three surviving Jedi Masters on Dantooine (Kavar, Vrook and Zez-Kai Ell) at the rebuilt Jedi enclave. I was expecting to finally being able to join the order and help the shape the Republic. But the three Jedi Masters explained to the Exile, that since you were trained by Kreia, who's Sith name is Darth Traya. Who the order believes would cause the death of the force. This sets up the conclusion when you defeat Kreia on Malachor IV. She tells you that Revan Came to Malachor IV and left the Ebon Hawk before departing into unknown Regions. So the Exile leaves to go find Revan in hope to bring balance to the force.

Where is the series now?

Is Knights of the old Republic the best Star Wars Series? probably so. Knights of the old republic is one of my favorite games of All time. It raised the bar for Star Wars games and It' s still one of the most complete RPG to this day. Sith Lords didn't raise the bar in anyway but still provided a great star wars game not like heart break unleash. Knights of the Old Republic will not live through sequels sadly, But through the Old Republic. Bioware has already showed that you will do quests that involve characters from Kotor (not sure about sith Lords but I wouldn't be surprise). Hopefully down the line we get a new Kotor to finish the Revan saga.

Red Dead Redemption

"Now Don't you be worried about be now"

" (Abigail) stay out of trouble John"

" (John) I ain't no Trouble Abigall I ain't no Trouble"

Red Dead Redemption was 2010 Game of the Year. It was a fresh take on the GTA formula that has rewarded Rockstar. While giving us the most complete Western experience in video games. One of my favorite moments in Red Dead is the riding from town and listening to the soundtrack. It really drew me into the western atmosphere.

At the end of Red Dead Redemption when you get to the part where your doing chores for the family. John Marston is betrayed and killed by the U.S soldiers in order to save his family. It's a very satisfying and also a shocking at the same time. I was surprised that Rockstar would kill off the main character in the game as it has never happen in any Rockstar game. Which you have to applaud Rockstar's dedication to making a good story. John Marston Death also sums up the theme of Red Dead. As it symbolizes the end of the Western Area and the beginning of the industrial era. People like John Marston couldn't survive in the industrial era.

Where is the series now?

Red Dead Redemption was just released so their is not a lot of info about a potential sequal. Personally I hope they don't make another western. I think with the success of Red Dead Redemption I wouldn't be surprised that we see one. Their has already been movie buzz about a potential Red Dead movie, which would star Brad Pitt who would play John Marston. But nothing has surfaced lately that would say so. It appears So Rockstar has big plans for Red Dead.

Halo 2

"This is Spartan 117 can anybody here me"

" Master Chief, do you mind telling what your doing on the ship"

" (Chief) Sir, finishing this flight" fade to black and Queue the epic music.

Their are some Cliffhangers that you can live with. Some make you throw your controller at your TV for all the wrong reasons. Halo 2 is that game that. I couldn't believe that after a great campaign. We were sent off with a boss battle and one liner that left us saying "your kidding me right" or "WTF is this". The boss battle in Halo 2 was pathetic. I wonder what Bungie was thinking on this one. They were probably saying " We can't possibly do another warhog run with time running down." Glad they corrected that mistake. I understood it's purpose and it did its job. But if it wasn't for the mulitiplayer, I probably wouldn't have been such a big Halo fan as I am now.

God of War 2

After Kratos grabs the blades of Olympus. Krators incapacitates Zeus but before he could finish off Zeus Athenia stops Krators by telling him that by killing Zeus, Kratos will destroy Olympus. Kratos ignores Athena and attempts to strike down Zeus, but Anthea sacrifices herself and is strike down by the Blade of Olympus. Before she dies Anthena tells Kratos that he is Zeus's son which sets up the ending. As Kratos rides up mount Olympus with Titans the screen cuts setting up God of War 3.

Where is the series now?

I got to admit God of War 3 was disappointing to me. Sure it had the best graphics on the Ps3 but in terms of gameplay, I didn't enjoy it. Maybe It was the setting or It could have been my expectations were way to high. We probably haven't seen the last of God of War. In some point or another Sony will probably bring out Kratos to help boast their hand held line up or on the console when they need something for the Christmas season. God of War 3 ended on a sour note so I don't what they could to.

Half Life 2 Episode 2

Half Life 2 Episode 2 concludes when rocket is launched into the the portal and the portal is closed. Soon after Eli talks to Gordon about Cargo on Borealis that he wants destroyed as the three of them, Alyx Gordon and Eli,are heading to the hanger. Inside the hanger they are ambushed by a pair of advisors, who restrain Alyx and Gordon. Eli tries to fight off one of the advisors who look a lot and act like the bugs from "Starship Troppers". Eli is brutally killed as a second advisor grab Alyx and Gordon to meet the same fate. All of Sudden Dog busts through the roof and attacks causing the Advisors to flee. The Credits roll with Alyx mourning over her father's body.

Where is the series now?

Their is no doubt that we will see Episode 3. The question is when? We all hope sooner than later. I would like to finish up story as it looks like they have left room for episode 3. We have no clue what this cargo is. We also have no clue if this cargo could potentially bridge Half Life 2 to Half life 3 because rest to assure Half Life fans. Valve is still at helm and Half Life is the Halo for the PC community. So it will won't go away anytime soon.

Halo 3

"Hard to believe that he is dead"

"(Arbiter) weren't it so easy"

The master Chief, Cortanna and the Arbiter race to the frigate with a Warthog after they activate the ring. once on Cortana fires the engines to get off the planet before the ring explodes. While Cortana is doing that Chief avoids a scoripon as he climbs up to cortana. Cortana reilizes ( and I assume) that their not going to make it. So she says " It's beem a pleasure seving with you, john".Then the screen turn white as the ring blasts the ship in half.

The next scene is when the Arbiter and Lord Hood are now at the unbarin hill side. Lord Hood talks about how the war started and thanks the Arbiter for his help. The main Cliffhanger is after the credits roll when Master Chief is floating in non gravity. Cortana tells John that when the ring was activated it caused the portal to be unstable. As Master Chief continues to wonder the ship Cortana lays an emergency beacon down but believes it will be months, or possibly years before they are found. The Scene ends when Master Chief enter a cryo tube and prepares for Cortana to activate it. Cortana says, "I'll miss you." The Master Chief replies with, "Wake me, when you need me."

Where is the series now?

Yes it's hard to believe. Through Halo combat Envloved to Bungie's last Halo game, Reach. I have grown up playing Halo for the last ten years. So It's hard to believe that we have seen the last of Master Chief. Unlike what I said about Half Life. The Halo Franchise is no longer under it's original creator. Bungie left Microsoft for Activision to create a first person shooter MMO ( is it a mmo or is it not make you mind Bungie). I believe Activision and Bungie are using the MMO term because they are charging for mulitiplayer. It wouldn't be good press for a game that is in development. The Halo franchise is now under control on 343 industriess, which has a couple of Bungie employees that worked on past Halo games. I believe the people 343 can do a good job but is it Bungie level. That is for fate to decide as the level of quality in Bungie games is top notch. Whatever happens in the future, I hope 343 or another company make halo four to help continue the Halo franchise.

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The definition for Cliffhanger is an adventure that ends in a suspense in order to interest the reader or viewer in the next installment. This has been the case for many games that have left us hanging on the edge. A cliffhanger could also be determined by how popular the game is and the amount of hype is surround by the game. It's not rare for a game to have a game cliffhanger at the end because it helps build moment for the second or third installment. Their are some games that have the potential for future sequels but never pan because it didn't sell well or had bad reviews. If you haven't played any of these games then their might be a few Spoilers but most of the games are old and if I spoiled the game for you well then tough luck. So lets start with Number seven.

Infamous

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's Character, give him power" Abraham Lincoln.

I like the characters a lot in Infamous. Cole, who was a badass (should have stuck with same actor) and a lighter side than in most characters. The plot was probably better than most in video games. The main turning point in the game is when Kessler kills Trish. Having to pick between Trish and the best doctors in the city was a hard decision for me. Most of the time, these chose between good and evil doesn't bring much emotion out of me. Now i didn't burst into tears no but it got me hooked into story.

When i finally got to boss battle with Kessler, I wanted Kessler to die. The boss battle was kind of disappointing to me. I really don't like boss battles i think its a cheap way to end a game. But once i finally got to finish off I was Blown away. Kessler in his last act implant memories into his head. Kessler shows Cole that he is him in the future. Kessler ran with his family when the Beast showed its face. But when Kessler lost his family he went back in time to start the ray sphere. He also trained Cole to not make the same mistake as he did. Killing Trish to be ready for when the time comes. When Kessler dies Cole says "When the time comes, I WILL be ready". Which sets up the squeal nicely.

Where is the series now?

Infamous 2 is set to release June 7th. Their is not much info on the story but the game looks fantastic. The Cut scenes look like Uncharted 2 style which is a good thing and bad thing because I don't want every game to look like Uncharted. You can some what predict, that Zeke is going to betray Cole. Zeke is probably going to get some supper power that makes him Ubber powerful. I wouldn't be surprise if the story takes a "Lord of the Flies" approach with Zeke becoming the Beast. But this is all speculation.

Knights of the Republic 2: Sith Lords

Knights of the Republic 2 Sith Lords by Obisidan entrainment. was a good game but it had a lot of Technical short coming that kept it from being a great game. As Sith Lord's was coming to end and you finally meet the three surviving Jedi Masters on Dantooine (Kavar, Vrook and Zez-Kai Ell) at the rebuilt Jedi enclave. I was expecting to finally being able to join the order and help the shape the Republic. But the three Jedi Masters explained to the Exile, that since you were trained by Kreia, who's Sith name is Darth Traya. Who the order believes would cause the death of the force. This sets up the conclusion when you defeat Kreia on Malachor IV. She tells you that Revan Came to Malachor IV and left the Ebon Hawk before departing into unknown Regions. So the Exile leaves to go find Revan in hope to bring balance to the force.

Where is the series now?

Is Knights of the old Republic the best Star Wars Series? probably so. Knights of the old republic is one of my favorite games of All time. It raised the bar for Star Wars games and It' s still one of the most complete RPG to this day. Sith Lords didn't raise the bar in anyway but still provided a great star wars game not like heart break unleash. Knights of the Old Republic will not live through sequels sadly, But through the Old Republic. Bioware has already showed that you will do quests that involve characters from Kotor (not sure about sith Lords but I wouldn't be surprise). Hopefully down the line we get a new Kotor to finish the Revan saga.

Red Dead Redemption

"Now Don't you be worried about be now"

" (Abigail) stay out of trouble John"

" (John) I ain't no Trouble Abigall I ain't no Trouble"

Red Dead Redemption was 2010 Game of the Year. It was a fresh take on the GTA formula that has rewarded Rockstar. While giving us the most complete Western experience in video games. One of my favorite moments in Red Dead is the riding from town and listening to the soundtrack. It really drew me into the western atmosphere.

At the end of Red Dead Redemption when you get to the part where your doing chores for the family. John Marston is betrayed and killed by the U.S soldiers in order to save his family. It's a very satisfying and also a shocking at the same time. I was surprised that Rockstar would kill off the main character in the game as it has never happen in any Rockstar game. Which you have to applaud Rockstar's dedication to making a good story. John Marston Death also sums up the theme of Red Dead. As it symbolizes the end of the Western Area and the beginning of the industrial era. People like John Marston couldn't survive in the industrial era.

Where is the series now?

Red Dead Redemption was just released so their is not a lot of info about a potential sequal. Personally I hope they don't make another western. I think with the success of Red Dead Redemption I wouldn't be surprised that we see one. Their has already been movie buzz about a potential Red Dead movie, which would star Brad Pitt who would play John Marston. But nothing has surfaced lately that would say so. It appears So Rockstar has big plans for Red Dead.

Halo 2

"This is Spartan 117 can anybody here me"

" Master Chief, do you mind telling what your doing on the ship"

" (Chief) Sir, finishing this flight" fade to black and Queue the epic music.

Their are some Cliffhangers that you can live with. Some make you throw your controller at your TV for all the wrong reasons. Halo 2 is that game that. I couldn't believe that after a great campaign. We were sent off with a boss battle and one liner that left us saying "your kidding me right" or "WTF is this". The boss battle in Halo 2 was pathetic. I wonder what Bungie was thinking on this one. They were probably saying " We can't possibly do another warhog run with time running down." Glad they corrected that mistake. I understood it's purpose and it did its job. But if it wasn't for the mulitiplayer, I probably wouldn't have been such a big Halo fan as I am now.

God of War 2

After Kratos grabs the blades of Olympus. Krators incapacitates Zeus but before he could finish off Zeus Athenia stops Krators by telling him that by killing Zeus, Kratos will destroy Olympus. Kratos ignores Athena and attempts to strike down Zeus, but Anthea sacrifices herself and is strike down by the Blade of Olympus. Before she dies Anthena tells Kratos that he is Zeus's son which sets up the ending. As Kratos rides up mount Olympus with Titans the screen cuts setting up God of War 3.

Where is the series now?

I got to admit God of War 3 was disappointing to me. Sure it had the best graphics on the Ps3 but in terms of gameplay, I didn't enjoy it. Maybe It was the setting or It could have been my expectations were way to high. We probably haven't seen the last of God of War. In some point or another Sony will probably bring out Kratos to help boast their hand held line up or on the console when they need something for the Christmas season. God of War 3 ended on a sour note so I don't what they could to.

Half Life 2 Episode 2

Half Life 2 Episode 2 concludes when rocket is launched into the the portal and the portal is closed. Soon after Eli talks to Gordon about Cargo on Borealis that he wants destroyed as the three of them, Alyx Gordon and Eli,are heading to the hanger. Inside the hanger they are ambushed by a pair of advisors, who restrain Alyx and Gordon. Eli tries to fight off one of the advisors who look a lot and act like the bugs from "Starship Troppers". Eli is brutally killed as a second advisor grab Alyx and Gordon to meet the same fate. All of Sudden Dog busts through the roof and attacks causing the Advisors to flee. The Credits roll with Alyx mourning over her father's body.

Where is the series now?

Their is no doubt that we will see Episode 3. The question is when? We all hope sooner than later. I would like to finish up story as it looks like they have left room for episode 3. We have no clue what this cargo is. We also have no clue if this cargo could potentially bridge Half Life 2 to Half life 3 because rest to assure Half Life fans. Valve is still at helm and Half Life is the Halo for the PC community. So it will won't go away anytime soon.

Halo 3

"Hard to believe that he is dead"

"(Arbiter) weren't it so easy"

The master Chief, Cortanna and the Arbiter race to the frigate with a Warthog after they activate the ring. once on Cortana fires the engines to get off the planet before the ring explodes. While Cortana is doing that Chief avoids a scoripon as he climbs up to cortana. Cortana reilizes ( and I assume) that their not going to make it. So she says " It's beem a pleasure seving with you, john".Then the screen turn white as the ring blasts the ship in half.

The next scene is when the Arbiter and Lord Hood are now at the unbarin hill side. Lord Hood talks about how the war started and thanks the Arbiter for his help. The main Cliffhanger is after the credits roll when Master Chief is floating in non gravity. Cortana tells John that when the ring was activated it caused the portal to be unstable. As Master Chief continues to wonder the ship Cortana lays an emergency beacon down but believes it will be months, or possibly years before they are found. The Scene ends when Master Chief enter a cryo tube and prepares for Cortana to activate it. Cortana says, "I'll miss you." The Master Chief replies with, "Wake me, when you need me."

Where is the series now?

Yes it's hard to believe. Through Halo combat Envloved to Bungie's last Halo game, Reach. I have grown up playing Halo for the last ten years. So It's hard to believe that we have seen the last of Master Chief. Unlike what I said about Half Life. The Halo Franchise is no longer under it's original creator. Bungie left Microsoft for Activision to create a first person shooter MMO ( is it a mmo or is it not make you mind Bungie). I believe Activision and Bungie are using the MMO term because they are charging for mulitiplayer. It wouldn't be good press for a game that is in development. The Halo franchise is now under control on 343 industriess, which has a couple of Bungie employees that worked on past Halo games. I believe the people 343 can do a good job but is it Bungie level. That is for fate to decide as the level of quality in Bungie games is top notch. Whatever happens in the future, I hope 343 or another company make halo four to help continue the Halo franchise.