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its a good ending but not the best. I'm not even sure what game has the best ending its a lot of games with great ending. I prefer tragedy endings since it leaves a bigger impact.
The sheer brass ballsiness of it. One of my other favourites is the one from MGS3. Fucking devastating.
"What's a 10?" "Clowns." "Clowns, really?!!?"
After the 8 hours spent with John...BOOM it happens. Really a good one. I loved that remember my family mission also
Man, you should've spent some time on the side stuff instead of rushing through :P
it was epic ending, definitely one of my favourite endings, and very memorable.althought many gamers say otherwise. also very unexpected thing happened at the end.
I thought it was all very predictable. Except for the stupid scene at the barn where John just steps out and gets killed. That was just dumb. Having fought off hordes of soldiers why wouldn't he continue to try and fight them off? That scene could have been epic but they blew it. As for the revenge mission, as soon as I re-spawned as Jack I knew that's where we'd end up.
If he died, it would mean that they wouldn't try to go after his family. Plus, it was important to the story, because it was symbolic of the death of the Old West. Well, in my opinion at least.
I have no problem with the fact that John died, it was the way it happened. He didn't even put up a fight. He was trying to save his family, even if he knew he had no chance of surviving he would have kept them busy as long as possible to give Jack and Abigail as long a head start as possible.
I really gotta say, the ending has really really stuck with me weeks after I finished it. I mean I loved a lot of game's and movie's endings and I'm not saying this is any better or any worse than those but I really do think about it at least once everyday. That's gotta say something.
Same here it does stay with you a very haunting experience, i think its because as a player you invest a lot of time with john marston and his a well made character. also i loved getting revenge at the end.
Best ending is Portal's rolling credits.
1) FFX 2) MGS 3 3) MGS 4 In my humble opinion.
i agree, MGS3 ending was mind blowing. RDR ending sucked cause it was really bad at setting a mood.
Meh, GTV3 had a better ending. Hated GTA4's.
I need to finish it then.
Me, as well as a fried of mine, greatly enjoyed the ending of Red Dead Redemption. We both agreed that it was an amazing ending. It was terrific.
i almost cried during the ending. it was just so powerful and so sudden to me.
I know some people missed the "real" ending....
SPOILERS! you have got to be kidding me, that ending was lame. they tried making a sad ending and failed miserably, i didnt cry or even feel sad. just made me mad that he died but that was it. if you wana see a REAL sad ending play mgs3, that game will make you weep.
BioShock and MGS1 would like to have a word with you.
Bioshock?!? The last 1/3 was BY FAR the weakest part of the game. It peaked at Ft. Frolic and Hephaestus.
Storywise, this may possibly be my favorite game ever. Right up there with BioShock, Mass Effect, and the MGS series for me.
i thought i was lame,after all those boring missions at the end of the game then shit happens,at least if they developed a little more I think that all Rockstar games are overrated,i think people like them more because at 60$ you have 20 or more hours of gameplay,something really rare this days ,in rest their open world game are boring
Might wanna correct one of those typos. Really doesn't say what you want it to say.
"i thought i was lame" What a coincidence, I thought you were lame too!
The Mexico missions bought the story to a standstill, with the only thing happening being John doing everyone's dirty work in order to find Escuella. Nowhere near as fun and developed as the New Austin part. Then in West Elizabeth, there weren't enough missions, and MacDougal was a pretty useless character (though pretty funny).
I think the story was good, but the ending is not for a game. Mainly because I played Marston throughout the game and suddenly I cant play as him, with all the things I have gone through I should easily be able to kill all the fools at the ranch. Its a good ending for a film, but definately not for a game. Its not a game ending
The best game ending belongs to Half Life 2: Episode 2. Not going to spoil it for anyone, but never saw the ending coming, and has me wanting HL3 or HL2E3 badly.
That's another great choice. I'm bringing a big can of GrubEx when I return to the HL2 realm. They will pay dearly.
I loved the ending of Red Dead Redemption. It's by far the most mature approach R* has ever taken in any of their games. The time you spent with your family living a bit of the simple life John always wanted was a terrific choice in design. It greatly increased the impact. I don't expect all gamers to immediately embrace the great pacing they used because we are generally accustomed to pretty low standards in this domain. I noticed similar misinterpretations about the early segments of Heavy Rain, with some people actually believing that they were artifically increasing the length of the game. It's about developing higher standards in pacing and storytelling, something that has been sorely needed in games for quite some time. By the way, my pick for best ending in a video game would easily be Shadow of the Colossus. So powerful, subtle, and haunting.
Shadow of the Colossus was amazing. I tried like mad to save my character.
I haven't been so upset over the death of a video game character since Aeris was pierced by Sephiroth's blade 13 years ago. *sniff*
Please put "spoilers" somewhere in ur comment, preferably after "upset."
why would you even enter this thread if you haven't finished the game? blame yourself.
Fair enough, but I still think RDR doesn't have the best ending of even any game in this generation.
I thought that Mafia had a pretty good ending.
What I loved in general about RDR is that it took its story seriously. There were still a few funny moments here and there, but it was serious enough for you to care about John Marston and his endeavours. In GTA4, its just pure slapsick and most of the characters are just giant douches. But yeah, great ending. One of my mates sold the game before he got the "real" ending.
It was a great ending and was quite surprising, but I don't feel it was the greatest. The build up to it was somewhat tedious; I hated doing all those chores on the ranch until the final battle.
I felt it was kind of meh, but fair enough. Though they shouldn't force us to play as his punk ass son with the cracking teenage voice and overly long hair. I backed up a game save as John so I wouldn't have to play as Jack. Horrible Character. That in all made the ending suck for me.
Ok the ending was good and pretty original... but the character you control at the end sucks!
Definately the best ending R* has done, a true tale of redemption for both father and son
I hate that voice.. erm, this is reply to phantom
I was (and probably still am) kinda so so on the game overall. It was very good but nothing mindblowing but yeah, the ending was pretty damn intense. I knew something was coming all that time I was doing the relaxing farm chores and I guess that was the idea. When I burst out of the barn I knew what was going to happen and I thought, 'haha, cool little ending' expecting it to go to freezeframe on John shooting then go to the credits or something like Fist of fury and just leave you to imagine what was obviously about to happen. The thing that hit me so hard was how they show it, the way John looks. His heavy shocked breathing. Damn, that was cold and it definitely stuck with me.
The ending was abosulutely brilliant, there was no way I was expecting something like that at all. In contrast to the GTA francise the endings were very subtle and the fact you play as the same character after the ending without any sort of consequence but just a free roam finishing the collection of finding the 100 items, doing the stunt challenges and so on... However in RDR the stranger missions have a great impact on it, especially the most important one found when you play as Jack. I think because it has many similareties to a GTA game, the ending and the character development is what made it really special indeed.
The best part of RDR's story to me was the tie in of the "I know you" stranger and the ending. That was really good stuff there.
It amazes me that someone feels this is not only a good ending but the BEST one yet . The ride back to the ranch was wonderful ......filled with excitement , but the missions following were very bland killing the energy . It was fine to kill off John but the insult that is Jack ( having to play as him ) was terrible . Sucked the life right out of the experience . Still , ......... I applaud Rockstar for taking a chance and please do it again .
You can give your opinion without giving the end. Anyways...., the end is epic in my opinion. Most people thrive on graphics on games. There is nothing wrong with that. But if you don't have and epic storyline, the game will be medicore. Give me B+ graphics with and A+ storyline anyday. Oh yea, Half Life 2 ending was epic.
Not sure about best But it was pretty damn awesome, unique in its own right.
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