What are some of your favourite video game endings? I'm talking the tear jerkers, the insane, the intense. And not just the cinematics or any of that dull stuff, I'm talking entire sequences. What are some of your favourites?
Recently I read a discussion of favourite game endings in the last generation of console/PC games and it got me thinking of a few.
The one that immediately sprung to mind was Mass Effect 2. The suicide mission, the build-up, the team dynamic, the whole Dirty Dozen theme. It's probably as good an execution as I've ever seen in a video game in terms of high stakes and the execution of those stakes. Absolutely incredible. Shame Mass Effect 3 truly couldn't live up to that game.
I thought Halo: Reach had an incredible ending. Very innovative in its thinking, having the player literally fight to the death. I loved that. I loved that my hands never left the controller once. I always thought Halo: Reach was a very underrated game.
Maybe my favourite ending, though, is Journey. I don't think an ending has every brought such a bleary eyed, vibrant sense of joy. And then walking towards the light. Unreal.
Now you go!