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#1 Edited by JZ (2343 posts) -

Whats the biggest/crazist plot twist of the generation? While any of the thousand plot twists of VLR would easily win this in a second, the dragon's dogma plot twist is totally the most mindfucking thing ever since star ocean 3.

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#2 Edited by Jacktrote (62 posts) -

Call of Duty Black Ops

As much as I dislike what CoD has become since MW2, I really, honestly were surprised and overwhelmed by the way that one game did the story. That was a good freaking story. Reznov was just owning the screen, I loved every moment of him.

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#3 Edited by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@jz said:

While any of the thousand plot twists of VLR would easily win this in a second

No, they couldn't. That shit's Vita/3DS territory, son. Don't you dare try to bring 999 into this.

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#4 Edited by VaddixBell (275 posts) -

Frog Fractions...

Let's just end the thread here.

In all seriousness though, there's some great ones from this gen. We all know the Bioshock twist, but the one in Modern Warfare 2 when Shepherd shoots you and then Ghost. That was such a shock to me. Such a sucker punch. I think that's an underrated one but one I always remember.

EDIT: Also Assassins Creed 3 has such a great twist.

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#5 Posted by TheHT (14631 posts) -

Portal 1 or Assassin's Creed 2.

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#6 Posted by JadeGL (1356 posts) -

Out of what I played? "Would you kindly?" would probably take it.

Although the end of Assassins Creed II was pretty wtf inducing as well. I don't know if that was really a twist, though, so much as just a mind-f*ck.

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#7 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite

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#8 Posted by Random45 (1782 posts) -

I think the twist in Bioshock was one of the most surprising moments in video games I've ever played. It's a shame that the game lost almost all of its steam after that reveal though, but DAMN was it fantastic leading up to it.

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#10 Posted by Marokai (3594 posts) -

Mass Effect is probably better for "oh shit" moments in the series' plot more than actual plot twists, I guess, but I was a pretty big fan of "Sovereign is a Reaper" in Mass Effect 1.

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#11 Posted by Zaccheus (2017 posts) -

AC2 comes to mind. I'm not a really big fan of the "twist" though. They rarely work.

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#12 Posted by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

In Deadly Priminition when it's revealed that York was Zach the entire time.

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#13 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

Man I wish this was the ps2 era those ending phone calls at the end of every metal gear are most delicious plot twist, record scratches ever.

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#14 Posted by Random45 (1782 posts) -

In Deadly Priminition when it's revealed that York was Zach the entire time.

Hahaha oh man, this is a good one too. I remember my head freaking exploded when that was revealed.

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#15 Posted by Animasta (14905 posts) -

Nier is a good one.

EVERYONE IS REPLICANTS AND THE REAL HUMANS ARE THE SHADES

I also really liked Zeno Clash 2's twist, talking about games this year

the zeno's are actually cordoned off into their own little world by the civilized world that happens to be Chile, whilst the Golems are there to protect the civilized world and make sure no Zenos leave.

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#16 Posted by ArtisanBreads (8668 posts) -

@jadegl said:

Although the end of Assassins Creed II was pretty wtf inducing as well. I don't know if that was really a twist, though, so much as just a mind-f*ck.

This was the twist of the generation. So well done. Didn't feel cheap.

I also really liked Crackdown's in a very cheesy way. Yes it's bad, but now "SKILLS FOR KILLS AGENT" seems so sinister.

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#17 Edited by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@jz:

According to a lot of people, yes.

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#18 Edited by LackingSaint (2177 posts) -

The cake is a lie lol

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#19 Posted by afabs515 (1865 posts) -

"Would you kindly" was a great one. VLR and/or 999's big reveals were fucking fantastic too. More recently, in Dual Destinies Fulbright being the primary antagonist was pretty good too. I really love plot twists. That "OH SHIT!" moment gets me every time

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#20 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -
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#21 Edited by Jeust (11739 posts) -

@random45 said:

@mosespippy said:

In Deadly Priminition when it's revealed that York was Zach the entire time.

Hahaha oh man, this is a good one too. I remember my head freaking exploded when that was revealed.

Yeah, this one, with the reason as to why it happened. Was the most sorrowful plot twist this generation to me.

Special mentions also to Silent Hill: Downpour and Nier.

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#22 Edited by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@jz:

  1. Then this generation is three years old.
  2. Also, that only amounts to 2 years of decent games.
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#23 Posted by Dasacant2 (246 posts) -

I would say the one at the end of inFamous is notable though kind of dumb.

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#24 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2555 posts) -

Deadly Premonition

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#25 Posted by Rejizzle (751 posts) -

First one that got me was in inFamous. The bad guy is Cole from a different future

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#26 Posted by Aegon (7247 posts) -

Infamous was pretty good.

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#27 Posted by jakob187 (22940 posts) -

I think Assassin's Creed and its sequel both had big plot twists, with the sequel being a much bigger deal. Sure, the whole present-day-sci-fi thing wasn't known until the release of the game, so that was more of a "we're withholding information from you during the course of our PR leading to release," but it was still pretty major. However, nothing compares to the revelations at the end of AC2.

"York is Zach" was a pretty damn good plot twist, and it was well-deserved and well-earned.

Bioshock's plot twist was great, but it felt convoluted to me. Then again, I have my issues with that game overall and have been a strong supporter of Bioshock 2 as a stronger game for a while.

However, I'm surprised that there are two games which NO ONE has mentioned so far: Braid and Fez.

Honestly, Braid's plot twist was FUCKING PHENOMENAL. It was not only well-deserved and well-earned, but it made me question everything I knew about video games. It made me look at Super Mario Bros. in a different way. It made me look at Donkey Kong in a different way. It was just too goddamn incredible.

Meanwhile, Fez was plot twist after plot twist, realization after realization. The moment that you end up coming upon the knowledge that EVERYTHING IN THE GAME MATTERS, that there is an entire language, that the Tetris symbols are actually button commands... It's just too fucking incredible. It shows the dedication and love that Phil Fish had for that game.

So I would say it's a tie for me between Braid and Fez.

I would also like to throw out an honorable mention for Bastion. That game's plot twist was magnificent as well.

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#28 Posted by Dasacant2 (246 posts) -

@aegon said:

Infamous was pretty good.

I actually did like the twist at the time, but I really think the sequel made it kind of pointless.

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#29 Posted by zombie2011 (5517 posts) -

Mass Effect Reapers.

That scene where Sovereign explains he is reaper, the way he is talking down to Shepard and the crew because he believes them to be inferior is amazing. Then finding out the citadel is a Relay everything about that games story is awesome.

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#30 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (5569 posts) -

Alright stay with me guys. The Conduit 2 on Wii where Lincoln Force shows up as part of the coalition of dead presidents who have gathered to save the world.

This has to be the plot twist of the generation cause nobody saw it coming because nobody played this game.

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#31 Edited by crithon (3979 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 4, Shadow Moses. A lot of that is how much age has aged, and all the little easter eggs and listening to snake go "Sigh, just like old times." And really that point where Otacon goes "Hey remember when we used to have to use Keycards?" and then snake's stamina drops and I feel the same way.

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#32 Edited by Dasacant2 (246 posts) -

@crithon said:

Metal Gear Solid 4, Shadow Moses. A lot of that is how much age has aged, and all the little easter eggs and listening to snake go "Sigh, just like old times." And really that point where Otacon goes "Hey remember when we used to have to use Keycards?" and then snake's stamina drops and I feel the same way.

I liked that part too but I don't remember it being a plot twist.

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#33 Posted by DonutFever (4041 posts) -

BioShock and Assassin's Creed II's endings come to mind, the Price reveal and end of No Russian in MW2 were also pretty memorable.

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#34 Posted by sunbrozak (2257 posts) -

If you count it as not a singular moment, but the entire game, I'd definitely have to go with Spec Ops: The Line.

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#35 Edited by Nux (2808 posts) -

I'd say the would you kindly twist was the best.I'ts been years since I played the first Bioshock and I'm still blown away by it when I start to think about it.

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#36 Posted by Bollard (7686 posts) -

@theht said:

Assassin's Creed 2.

AC2 is so hot that even the main character is confused.

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#37 Posted by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

The uninstall prompt of Gone Home. I was sure a band of social justice warriors from Portland would break down my door for doing so. Luckily nothing happened yet

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#38 Posted by csl316 (14155 posts) -

Portal. No one at the time knew anything.

If you did, you're a filthy liar.

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#39 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

@theht said:

Assassin's Creed 2.

AC2 is so hot that even the main character is confused.

This is a best twist not worst game of the generation thread

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#40 Edited by DeadpanCakes (1136 posts) -

Maybe Portal.

Bioshock would've been a surprise, but I got to it later than most people and already knew what I was getting into. Infinite was predictable because of it's poor pacing.

I think the thing that shocked me the most was Tales of Xillia. Which is weird, 'cause jrpgs tend to be a bit more predictable or completely nonsensical. I guess the combination of my choice to play Jude and the fact that, when I play a Tales game I'm there for the combat and not the story, the part where they activated the Lance of Kresnik really caught me off guard. All of the "twists" after that, though, had me rolling my eyes.

Edit: Oh yeah, and Dragon's Dogma too, though I think that was a little more nonsensical than Xillia

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#41 Posted by LeYcH (221 posts) -

@chavtheworld said:

@theht said:

Assassin's Creed 2.

AC2 is so hot that even the main character is confused.

This is a best twist not worst game of the generation thread

They're talking about AC2 not AC3.

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#42 Edited by HatKing (7293 posts) -

The first BioShock. Handily. It came from nowhere, was executed powerfully, and has become prolific in the industry and culture. Everybody who knows games knows "would you kindly?"

And normally I fucking hate twists. Most of the time they're a cheap tactic used to draw an audience to a narrative that otherwise cannot stand on its own.

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#43 Edited by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

@leych said:

@xalienxgreyx said:

@chavtheworld said:

@theht said:

Assassin's Creed 2.

AC2 is so hot that even the main character is confused.

This is a best twist not worst game of the generation thread

They're talking about AC2 not AC3.

They're both awful

Sterling gave AC2 a 4.5 which is overly generous in my opinion.

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#44 Posted by joshth (685 posts) -

999 has the single best ending and twist of any game ever created everyone else can pack up and go home thank you for trying.

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#45 Posted by Mendelson9 (548 posts) -

It would be cool if games recorded you with the camera whenever the plot twist happened. I would love to see the faces I made when the plot twists happened in VLR.

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#46 Posted by kcin (870 posts) -

Sterling gave AC2 a 4.5 which is overly generous in my opinion.

That's weird, it sounded like you gave credence to something that Jim Sterling said, like his writing is of some value or something.

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#47 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@joshth said:

999 has the single best ending and twist of any game ever created everyone else can pack up and go home thank you for trying.

I have to agree with you there. After all the crap 999 pulled throughout the story, I honestly wasn't expecting it to get worse.

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#48 Posted by Brendan (9109 posts) -

I don't have anything new to add, but Bioshock, Braid, Fez, and Portal all came to mind immediately for me.

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#49 Posted by EternalVigil (323 posts) -

The ending to Half Life episode 2. It one of the main reasons why people still give a shit about Half-Life 3.

Oh and the ending of the Walking Dead episode 4.

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#50 Posted by Killerfridge (325 posts) -

Hotel Dusk. Or at least that's how I remember it.