Right now, the internet is ablaze with backlash against the ending of Mass Effect 3. This situation is sadly reminding us of how important an ending can be. The best endings can make an otherwise mediocre game feel worthwhile, or bring a new perspective to a seemingly simple story. The worst endings, on the other hand, can taint an entire experience, rendering dozens of hours null because of a few minutes at the end. In honor of Mass Effect 3's controversial ending, I'm going to talk about some of the latter in video games. Please note, that while there are no spoilers for Mass Effect 3, there will be spoilers for the following three games. You have been warned.