Video game endings can be a good thing. They can provide closure, and tie up loose ends. They can also be totally heartbreaking and leave you an emotional wreck.
Video games have really evolved in the last couple of years or so, with advanced graphical capabilities allowing developers to connect to our emotional side in more creative and unique ways.
Admittedly, we all love a nice happy ending after succeeding over adversity, but these games had different stories.
A depressing ending can leave a far more pronounced, lasting effect on the viewer if done right; of course, some games are going to just indulge in downright misery porn (we’re looking at you, Silent Hill), but if developers pitch the emotion just right, they’ll have a game that we can’t imagine ending any other way.