When it comes to being insulted by things, the internet is the place to go. Look no further than the murky waters of Reddit, Facebook, or the YouTube comments section, and hark! ‘Tis the sound of outrage, pouring forth from the fingertips of gaming fanboys and girls everywhere. Video game endings enjoy no respite from this hatred. In fact, they appear to magnify them.
In the past we’ve discussed games that boiled down a complex and thrilling story into an incredibly unsatisfying multi-choice ending (Life is Strange, Mass Effect 3), an anti-climactic, boss fight-less conclusion (Fable II), an ending that didn’t actually resolve anything at all (Final Fantasy XIII-2) and even hiding the proper ending of a game behind DLC (Dead Space 3, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided).
But, as is always the case, there’s still more video game nerd rage to be parcelled out. We'll always have new games, and thus always have new terrible game endings. So gather round nerds, let’s take a closer look at some of the biggest anti-climaxes in gaming history.