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Submitted by CaViE 579d ago | opinion piece

The Most WTF Ending Of 2012 [eGamer]

Quote: "While it’s not usually kosher to reward a game for having a strange or bizarre ending, what we can at least do is draw attention to those games of this year which had endings that just left us all sitting there going, “…… What the fuck?” And so the Most WTF Ending award was created, so that we might discuss these games and explain why they were noteworthy. If anything, it’s a means of showing you which developers dared to do things differently, and how they managed to do so.

Keep in mind that because we are discussing endings, there is a minor spoiler warning attached, so you might wish to skip ahead if you don’t want a certain game’s ending spoiled for you. With that, let’s get underway. " (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Brian1rr  +   579d ago
#1 ME3, #2 AC3. Assassins creed can still redeem themselves with a dlc that explains things better
theWB27  +   579d ago
Assassins Creed 3 disappointed me ALOT more than ME3 did. It wasn't even an ending...it made me feel like all the AC has just been a prelude and the real story hasnt even begun. Lot of time invested for just that..
Brian1rr  +   579d ago
Both AC and AC2 had bad endings. I was expecting an ending like Revelations which actually made sense and made you feel emotional seeing Ezio retire. But Connor was not an interesting or likeable character.
FarCryLover182  +   579d ago
I'm sure the AC title of 2013 will explain things.
linkenski  +   579d ago
I hate how most people think, that fans hate the ME3 ending because it has deus ex machina. That's not the issue alone. (in fact, the deus ex machina was foreshadowed in the game earlier, so it shouldn't be called that) The issue is what this child says, because it simplifies the reapers' motive and unmystifies them in a cheap way, and it makes the narrative incoherent in the process as it tries to reveal the artistic message of the trilogy, but choosing the wrong theme.
tigertron  +   579d ago
*SPOILERS*

Not only that, but the whole war assets thing was for nothing; not to mention the plot holes.
greatcrusader44  +   579d ago
Biggest reason people play Mass Effect. CHARACTERS
The Reapers came second
The ending to Me3 had basically no closure for the characters, and its focus on the Reapers might have have been OK but that sucked too. The ending failed, and people had a right to be upset (but they went to far I think, but Bioware did lie to us about what the ending would be like so they did deserve criticism for it). I enjoyed EC cuz of its focus on characters, wish it was better but I can live with the ending now and appreciate Bioware making it.
DOMination-  +   578d ago
And yet despite the focus on reapers they still managed to tell us bollock all about them and their origins. Which i was really looking forward to.

Flawed game but still a great one.
aliengmr  +   578d ago
George Lucas didn't wait until ROTJ to introduce the Emperor. The Emperor is mentioned by name (title) in the first half of ANH.

You could make the case that the entire plot of ME3 was a deus ex machina for the trilogy. Strip away the sub plots and that's what you get, a series of contrived plot devices ending with a literal deus ex machina.

I agree with your point 100%, I'm just arguing semantics.

The thing about the ending is that it wasn't like they presented a bold, unique, artistic vision and bit off more than they could chew. It was painfully unoriginal and lacked even a basic resolution of the trilogy. ME2 had a much simpler ending yet gave the illusion of complexity and felt very original. Which is why I totally expected ME3 to end in a similar way.
Xof  +   579d ago
You know, at this point, I think it's just a bit silly to point out bad game endings. Because, well, "bad" is the new normal. I got to thinking the other day, since 2005 or so, how many games have I played that had genuinely good endings?

I've got three. Ghost Trick, Catherine and Valkyria Chronicles. Everything else has been either average underwhelming at best, or just terrible.
Rupee  +   579d ago
Can't say it was unexpected but I enjoyed Jouney's ending.
Buljo  +   578d ago
Spec Ops The Line actually has an excellent story and excellent endings. It's by far the most surprising game for me in 2012.
aLucidMind  +   578d ago
Just because something is expected or considered "normal" does not make it, nor does it mean it should be, acceptable.
Imalwaysright  +   579d ago
Mass effect 3. Our choices made in 3 games not having any impact in the outcome of the trilogy left me with a sour taste in my mouth. The only choice that mattered was the one that we made 5 minutes before that plothole riddled ending. € 210 and well over 100 hours down the drain.
r21  +   579d ago
Good choice of nominees, Spec Ops ending was mind blowing. Made me wonder bout the fragility of life :C
SeraphimBlade  +   579d ago
Virtue's Last Reward, anyone? Did a good job setting up the next game (and it is a MUCH more competent cliff-hanger than any Assassin's Creed) But when the game saves you the trouble and whips out a damn flow chart to explain itself you KNOW you're in for it. (and what was up with that epilogue you unlock after the credits?!)
crock7owu10  +   578d ago
Spec Ops' story was amazing and had a total mind-fuck as an ending. That was the best WTF ending of the year, but in a good way.

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