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2013-10-20 08:18:09 AM  
ROFL
 
2013-10-20 09:01:14 AM  
That was a pretty unique ending to a video game. I don't know if I ever saw an ending quite like it.
 
2013-10-20 09:01:59 AM  
Looks like a developer ran out of money.
 
2013-10-20 09:36:11 AM  
What is completely undetectable and accounts for most of the known games in the gameosphere?
 
2013-10-20 10:19:50 AM  
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Try playing a Civ game for 6 months, dude. Endings are a mere formality.

Reminds me of Nintendo's 1942 ... you play about a million levels, finally get to the end and beat the whatever ... and then this:

"Congratulations"

How about f8ck you, Nintendo.
 
2013-10-20 10:33:32 AM  
This was my reward for playing Rampage on the NES for what seemed like hours on end.


ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-10-20 10:47:40 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-20 11:05:26 AM  
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-10-20 11:06:22 AM  
So he's about to face the big end boss who surely lived just across that chasm ...

"Fortunately he was saved when the animator suffered a fatal heart attack"  "Errrk!"  THUD!
 
2013-10-20 11:12:42 AM  

wiwille: This was my reward for playing Rampage on the NES for what seemed like hours on end.

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x248]


I think it's congratulating you on helping the US annex most of eastern Ontario.
 
2013-10-20 11:24:59 AM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-20 12:05:20 PM  
Interesting.  I was just watching the vids on steam for this game a few days ago when it was released.  I thought it looked cool, but I wasn't quite convinced it was the right game for me.  I don't care about the endings of games quite as much as other people seem to, but that's just unacceptable.
 
2013-10-20 12:33:01 PM  

miss diminutive: Looks like a developer ran out of money.


According the various info I found about it, they had a kickstarter but it failed, so they used what remaining money they had to polish up the levels that were complete and got their distribution finalized, so the final result is only about 30-50% of the game they wanted to complete.   They planned on selling the full game for $30, so they reduced this to $15 and if it does well they could use the proceeds to make part 2 and finish it, but they didn't want to label this as Part 1 in case part 2 never gets made.

  They estimate what the released as being 5-8 hours, based on some of their testers taking up to 14 hours, but it sounds like most people who bought it are finishing it in under 4 hours.

The three biggest complaints seem to be that:
1) The ending text given is completely abrupt with no real indication you're at the end of the game before you get to it
2) None of the description text about the game on Steam indicate the funding issue, and describe it as a complete game.  None of the info is actually wrong (ex: the number of levels is correct, etc), but its still pissing people off
3) There is content in the currently included tutorial, such as a teleporter and some upgrades, that doesn't actually exist in the game because the levels they planned on adding those never got done.


The last game I remember playing with an unsatisfying ending was Mirror's Edge, but at least it wasn't just a block of text.
 
2013-10-20 01:00:02 PM  
Speech patterns of a four year old.

Is our childrens learning?
 
2013-10-20 01:54:37 PM  
Better ending that MGS2-Sons of Liberty...
 
2013-10-20 02:25:19 PM  
Better ending than Half-Life 2 Episode 2.
 
2013-10-20 02:38:16 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: miss diminutive: Looks like a developer ran out of money.

According the various info I found about it, they had a kickstarter but it failed, so they used what remaining money they had to polish up the levels that were complete and got their distribution finalized, so the final result is only about 30-50% of the game they wanted to complete.   They planned on selling the full game for $30, so they reduced this to $15 and if it does well they could use the proceeds to make part 2 and finish it, but they didn't want to label this as Part 1 in case part 2 never gets made.

  They estimate what the released as being 5-8 hours, based on some of their testers taking up to 14 hours, but it sounds like most people who bought it are finishing it in under 4 hours.

The three biggest complaints seem to be that:
1) The ending text given is completely abrupt with no real indication you're at the end of the game before you get to it
2) None of the description text about the game on Steam indicate the funding issue, and describe it as a complete game.  None of the info is actually wrong (ex: the number of levels is correct, etc), but its still pissing people off
3) There is content in the currently included tutorial, such as a teleporter and some upgrades, that doesn't actually exist in the game because the levels they planned on adding those never got done.


The last game I remember playing with an unsatisfying ending was Mirror's Edge, but at least it wasn't just a block of text.


Is the game worth 15 bucks as is? If so I'd almost like to support them on this.
 
2013-10-20 02:41:07 PM  

Smackledorfer: Is the game worth 15 bucks as is? If so I'd almost like to support them on this.


From the limited comments I've seen from the developers on Steam, they don't seem very interested in making any more of this. It seems like they were counting on Kickstarter to finish their game, and when they only got 12% of their stated goal, they decided to cut their losses and release what they had and make as much cash back as possible before people got wind of the fact they only released a partial game.
 
2013-10-20 02:41:29 PM  
Dark Doesn't Matter
 
2013-10-20 02:44:32 PM  
What a surprise ending might look like.

files.purpleclover.com

/dafuq?
 
2013-10-20 03:05:52 PM  

Confabulat: Smackledorfer: Is the game worth 15 bucks as is? If so I'd almost like to support them on this.

From the limited comments I've seen from the developers on Steam, they don't seem very interested in making any more of this. It seems like they were counting on Kickstarter to finish their game, and when they only got 12% of their stated goal, they decided to cut their losses and release what they had and make as much cash back as possible before people got wind of the fact they only released a partial game.


well they actually got 0 of their stated goal, and 12% of their goal was pledged.  If you don't reach your kickstarter goal, than you receive nothing and the donors keep their money.  I appreciate that they still wanted to get the work that was done out there for people to enjoy, but they should have been more upfront about its status, and ended it withing something better than flavor text that actually tells you to click to go back to the main menu.  That screen looked like it was literally thrown together in a minute.
 
2013-10-20 03:07:16 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Better ending that MGS2-Sons of Liberty...


MGS2 was still my favorite. MGS3 was fantastic but something about MGS2 keeps it in a special place.

/Better than MGS4
 
2013-10-20 03:28:28 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: That screen looked like it was literally thrown together in a minute.


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2013-10-20 04:07:40 PM  
img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-10-20 05:09:47 PM  
Almost as good of an ending as Super Mario Bros. at least with SMB there's a mushroom headed guy telling you picked the wrong castle before you rage quit from not being able to choose another castle.
 
2013-10-20 05:13:27 PM  
Still a better ending that Mass Effect 3.
 
2013-10-20 08:11:19 PM  
i20.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-20 08:33:13 PM  
img.gamefaqs.net
only on the hardest difficulty yet...bastards.
/hotlinked
 
2013-10-20 08:45:06 PM  
Damn, that sucks.

At least when I bought Towns I knew it was unfinished, and they've done some good updates to it.
 
2013-10-20 09:10:16 PM  
Yeah, we all played Halo 2.

Playing games for a rewarding ending? Losers.
 
2013-10-20 09:37:42 PM  
A jpeg with a scrolling text overlay was apparently too over budget for them.
 
2013-10-20 11:33:44 PM  
LOL

How awful. I mean, even Atari games and NES games put more effort into it than that guys.
 
2013-10-20 11:58:12 PM  
Still a better ending than Mass Effect 3.
 
2013-10-21 01:26:01 AM  
Still better than the ending to the Super Mario World romhack known as Brutal Mario (relevant part starts about 8 minutes in, NSFW language and loud noises)
 
2013-10-21 02:45:35 AM  

fluffytuff: Still a better ending than Mass Effect 3.


Ikari Warriors has a better ending than ME3.
 
2013-10-21 04:24:33 AM  
A LOT of games do this.  When you look at reviews and playtests they never include the ending so from the developers standpoint, putting money into part of a game that won't change your mind about buying it or not isn't a good investment.  That said, single screens of text for endings is farking lame.  This example in the video was a particularly bad offender, but not much worse than some other better financed projects.

The original Deus Ex had multiple endings with small pictures and descriptions of the outcome you chose.  Depending on who you helped at the end you could get a different future.  Kinda lame in the same way as this, but at least your actions made a difference in the outcome.

The latest Deus Ex just mailed it in with 3 buttons at the end.  I can see the programming staff now. "The producers say we have to include multiple endings to keep the style of the franchise, what's the easiest way we can code that?"  "Let's make the final decision more like choosing a soda."

Note to developers: A long ending with surprises and resolutions that really satisfies will impress me a lot.  Use it as a teaser for a possible sequel if you must, but give me just a little cinematic reward for my hours of effort.  When you put all that effort in and get a shiatty screen of text at the end, it leads to a feeling of resentment.
 
2013-10-21 07:01:23 AM  
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2013-10-21 07:57:12 AM  

wiwille: This was my reward for playing Rampage on the NES for what seemed like hours on end.


[ts1.mm.bing.net image 300x248]


THIS! OH GOD THIS!
 
Bf+
2013-10-21 01:40:51 PM  
oyster.ignimgs.com
Coulda been worse...
 
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