10 Devastating Video Game Deaths That Came Out Of Nowhere
10. Kaiden/Ashley - Mass Effect
Mass Effect prided itself on being about player choice, and nothing summed that up at the time more than the decision to save either Kaiden or Ashley.
By that point in the game you will have made a couple of decisions that shaped conversations or small parts of the narrative, but nothing too substantial, and certainly nothing which prepared you for the sudden role as judge, jury and executioner.
Likewise, nothing in the narrative really suggested that one of them had to die. Sure, Shepard and his crew were put in an impossible situation with not enough hands on deck, but when the commander starts ordering around his team you assume that no matter how perilous the situation might look, this is only partway through the game and everyone will be fine.
Of course, that's not the case.
Admittedly, you might not be too emotionally affected by the decision, as you either have to condemn the space racist or The World's Most Boring Man to death, but it still came outta nowhere.