To The Bitter End

  • Super Mario RPG

    Just For Show

    The ending of Super Mario RPG: The Legend Of The Seven Stars hints that the constant conflict of the Mushroom Kingdom is actually a happy equilibrium.

  • Panzer Dragoon Saga

    Riding With The Ghost

    The ending of Panzer Dragoon Saga indirectly explains one of Christianity’s most vexing concepts.

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    A True Overdog Story

    History is written by the victors, and the end of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is nothing but win.

  • BioShock

    A Player Obeys

    The much-derided final act of BioShock actually drives home one of its most important themes.

  • Mega Man 2

    The Kid In The Hat

    The legendary ending of Mega Man 2 peels away layers of artifice to reveal poignant truths.

  • Shining Force

    Who’s No. 2?

    Shining Force’s bad guys take a page out of a modern terrorist organization’s handbook.

  • Conker's Bad Fur Day

    Pour One Out

    Famous for its drunken, scatological humor, Conker’s Bad Fur Day takes a sobering turn in its final moments

  • Bastion - The Kid

    A Cleansing Fire

    In Bastion, you can’t go home again.

  • Ridge Racer Type 4

    A Perfect Circle

    R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 closes by finding revelation in the perfect lap.

  • Dragon Warrior

    Save It

    A battery-powered memory chip in the Dragon Warrior cartridge lets you test the bounds of good vs. evil.

  • Sewer Sharks

    Jumping The Sewer Shark

    Promised lands were never this promising.

  • Wing Commander III

    Maybe Something Bad, Maybe Something Good

    Wing Commander III resists the temptation of the History Eraser Button.

  • Enslaved

    Happiness In Slavery

    Enslaved doesn’t want you to cast off those shackles just yet.