Finales and Endings in Good Games that Futzed Everything Up
Imagine, if you will, that you are a child once more. You spend hours upon hours building up towering structures with LEGO blocks, Duplo bricks, Linkin Logs, what have you, and you're just about to enthrone your work with the centerpiece that puts it all together... and you accidentally bump your elbow into it and the whole thing comes crashing down as you weep uncontrollably that all your hard work was for naught.
Now imagine that, except replace the blocks with a virtual medium of entertainment coded in C++. So many games out there do a stupendous job with building up the climax of their intense, captivating stories and then they just throw all common sense and decency out the window in the final stretch. Whether it has to do with story lines that never go anywhere, effortlessly-easy final boss fights, or some other mind-boggling skulduggery, a lot of developers could learn from these Finales and Endings in Good Games that Futzed Everything Up.
I shouldn't have to say this, considering you may have noticed the words 'finale' and 'ending' in the title of this list, but THIS LIST CONTAINS SPOILERS. IF YOU WISH TO LEAVE THIS WEBPAGE UNSCATHED FROM THE TERRORS OF FINDING OUT THE REVOLUTION TO A THRILLING PLOT BEFORE YOU WERE MEANT TO, TURN BACK NOW.
Now that I think about it, there really isn't a way to tell whether or not you'll find a spoiler pertaining to a game that you haven't played, so I'll try and help you out... I'll post a brief description of the game beforehand to warn you, followed by a space between the description of the game's ending. Same goes if it's just a crappy boss fight or something.
Also, it's an opinionated list. Try not to throttle me with hate if you don't agree with something posted here. I'll try not to be critical on the games themselves as a whole, but I ask that you show the same restraint with my critiques. This also means I'm only putting games I've finished on here - i.e. I've never played Mass Effect 3, so don't even bother asking why its ending is not on here, even if it seems like the perfect candidate.