10 Most Disappointing Video Game Endings

3. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

This one's going to take a little more explaining. The LucasArts Monkey Island series is the crown jewel in the studio's point-and-click adventures, finessing the offbeat humour and ingenious puzzles that they had become known for through the likes of Day Of The Tentacle and the Indiana Jones games. For many the second in the franchise, LeChuck's Revenge, served as a high water mark of the six games, and it's being discovered by a whole new generation thanks to a HD remake from a few years ago. Set in the fictional Tri-Island Area of the Caribbean, several months after The Secret of Monkey Island, the story picks up with our roguish pirate hero Guybrush Threepwood captured by the eponymous villain, recounting the series of unfortunate events that lead to him being suspended upside down above a bottomless pit. It all starts off being the usual Monkey Island brand of weird, and then it gets to the ending and turns out to be a whole other kind of strange. One we're less a fan of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orqUnN9jct8 The big twist comes after your final confrontation with LeChuck, who reveals that he is actually you long lost brother, in dialogue which is line-for-line identical to the big Darth Vader reveal from Empire Strikes Back. So far, so typically wacky. Then the zombie pirate bad guy reveals he has a voodoo doll of you and you eventually put together your own doll of him, looking forward to sending each other to a dimension of "Infinite Pain". You tear the leg off your doll and crippled LeChuck, who then begs you to take off your "mask". The big reveal is that the whole game was actually being played by a couple of kids in a pirate-themed amusement park. With Threepwood and LeChuck masks on. So...does that mean both games were all imaginary? Because that might actually be worse than the "it was all a dream" reveal. Bad form, Tim Schaefer. Major disappointment.
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