What is the worst plot twist in a game? Spoilers

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#1 Edited by uninspiredcup (35055 posts) -

He's talking very vaguely about loyalty. He's moved out of the hood. The police have been in his house three times when you've showed up. The story for his mission was misleading. He's abandoned Sweet on the first opportunity.

He's betrayed you.
He's betrayed you.

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#2 Edited by ConanTheStoner (17373 posts) -

Randomly cast a stone at MGS2 or MGS4. You'll find a good enough answer either way.

FFIX's end boss is pretty fucking stupid, but I'm not even sure if you can call that a twist.

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#3 Posted by skektek (6501 posts) -

The princess is in another castle.

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#4 Edited by Junky-trunk (228 posts) -

Best plot twist ever, fight your own boss to death in a field of flowers; Metal Gear Solid 3

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#5 Edited by jg4xchamp (61799 posts) -

In Max Payne 3, they did all that bullshit to bring Max over so he could be the fall guy. It's so astronomically stupid. I don't have the raging boner for Max Payne's story that others do, because that series is baby's first noir. But Sam Lake never gave me this bullshit, and I'm reminded that oh right, it's a fucking Rockstar. Of course the story is actually really stupid but some how treated like it's this immensely dark and mature thing.

Fucking gamers.

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#6 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite, the entire thing.

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#7 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

See any japanese game ever.

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#8 Posted by jg4xchamp (61799 posts) -

Oh oh oh oh oh the fucking internet mayan bullshit in Indigo Prophecy.

The killer of Heavy Rain being who they are with the myriad of plot holes that come alone with said narrative.

Fucking David Cage.

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#9 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Speaking of Japanese bullshit, if Halo 5 wasn't actually fun to play I would have assumed 343 was a Japanese developer with the fucking garbage story twist and writing in Halo 5.

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#10 Posted by zassimick (10460 posts) -

@mems_1224: Still hurts me so since I loved Halo 4's campaign. ?

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#11 Posted by mmmwksil (16422 posts) -
@ConanTheStoner said:

FFIX's end boss is pretty fucking stupid, but I'm not even sure if you can call that a twist.

It was meant to be the antithesis of the game's core theme.

It also came right the **** out of no where, had no build up, and was superfluous given the boss that came before it was already the best the game could hope for in terms of a climactic final showdown. It shouldn't have existed.

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#12 Posted by Sweetbackhair (2918 posts) -

The ending of XIII because they never made a sequel, if that counts.

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#13 Posted by foxhound_fox (98037 posts) -

Star Child in Mass Effect 3.

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#14 Edited by PSP107 (17524 posts) -

@junky-trunk: "Best plot twist ever, fight your own boss to death in a field of flowers; Metal Gear Solid 3"

Fighting a chick was weak.

@ConanTheStoner: "Randomly cast a stone at MGS2"

That was odd MGS2 switching stories.

@uninspiredcup:

San Andreas story was stupid.

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#15 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13557 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

Star Child in Mass Effect 3.

You cannot beat Star Child for worst plot twist ever. Sorry @jg4xchamp you have some good entries but Mass Effect 3 exists mate.

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#16 Edited by jg4xchamp (61799 posts) -

@FrozenLiquid said:
@foxhound_fox said:

Star Child in Mass Effect 3.

You cannot beat Star Child for worst plot twist ever. Sorry @jg4xchamp you have some good entries but Mass Effect 3 exists mate.

I actually had a long ass post of shit like Pandora's Box's ultimate weapon being hope in and it being inside kratos, or the complete tone shift in Condemned 2, or the part where Tidus, Auron, Jecht are dreams in FFX (but it's Final Fantasy, so that's really cheating), that basically ended with fucking video games, but I got glitchspotted lol

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#17 Edited by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Nier - You were actually killing innocents the entire game.

Instead of being this tragic revelation, it just comes off as a silly misunderstanding. My main problem is that the presentation of the twist is the lamest shit in the world. The dialogue is so exaggerated, its just laughable. The developers really for that shock value. "Stop killing the WOMEN and the CHILDREN you MONSTER!" **** off Nier. This is David Cage level of cheap emotions. Completely ruins the journey of the game. Turns everyone you might have liked into an idiot or crazy person.

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#18 Edited by FrozenLiquid (13557 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:
@FrozenLiquid said:
@foxhound_fox said:

Star Child in Mass Effect 3.

You cannot beat Star Child for worst plot twist ever. Sorry @jg4xchamp you have some good entries but Mass Effect 3 exists mate.

I actually had a long ass post of shit like Pandora's Box's ultimate weapon being hope in and it being inside kratos, or the complete tone shift in Condemned 2, or the part where Tidus, Auron, Jecht are dreams in FFX (but it's Final Fantasy, so that's really cheating), that basically ended with fucking video games, but I got glitchspotted lol

Metal Gear Solid 4

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#19 Posted by jg4xchamp (61799 posts) -

@FrozenLiquid said:
@jg4xchamp said:

I actually had a long ass post of shit like Pandora's Box's ultimate weapon being hope in and it being inside kratos, or the complete tone shift in Condemned 2, or the part where Tidus, Auron, Jecht are dreams in FFX (but it's Final Fantasy, so that's really cheating), that basically ended with fucking video games, but I got glitchspotted lol

Metal Gear Solid 4

Oh my god when they bring big boss back just to turn the light hearted likable radio crew into full on scumbags because you know Kojima just said "**** it, we'll just roll with this and call it a day".

That ending at least sort of was working when he was letting Solid Snake die, because at least that was the culmination of all those years of waiting, and playing through the metal gear games. BUT NOPE, we gotta do some 1's and zero's shit, and the game is taking itself immensely serious during all of it, so it's not even like a fun joke the way Senator Armstrong is. Worst story telling medium of all time.

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#20 Posted by Jagoff (515 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 4.

Take your pick. I mean really. The game is filled with some of the most needless, mind-boggingly stupid plot-twists that only serve to pander to the series' pathetic fanbase. Because apparently tying up loose ends in the most contrived way possible qualifies as good storytelling for them. Fucking figures.

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#21 Posted by Chutebox (44747 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

Speaking of Japanese bullshit, if Halo 5 wasn't actually fun to play I would have assumed 343 was a Japanese developer with the fucking garbage story twist and writing in Halo 5.

what was the twist?

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#22 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

@Chutebox said:
@mems_1224 said:

Speaking of Japanese bullshit, if Halo 5 wasn't actually fun to play I would have assumed 343 was a Japanese developer with the fucking garbage story twist and writing in Halo 5.

what was the twist?

https://youtu.be/WKryvDPoJf8

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#23 Posted by foxhound_fox (98037 posts) -

Just to put this out there, if Mass Effect 3 didn't exist, MGS4 would top my list. Sure, up until the final Act, I was a little face-deep in all the fan service and loving it, but that final Act and the finale just ruined everything. Including all the other games in the series prior.

I have literally not been able to return to them since. And my name is foxhound_fox for ****'s sake.

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#24 Edited by FrozenLiquid (13557 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:
@Chutebox said:
@mems_1224 said:

Speaking of Japanese bullshit, if Halo 5 wasn't actually fun to play I would have assumed 343 was a Japanese developer with the fucking garbage story twist and writing in Halo 5.

what was the twist?

https://youtu.be/WKryvDPoJf8

Remember when Chief left Cortana in Halo 2 back in 2004, and it was a big thing?

Three sequels and eleven years later she's still hanging around smh

narrative level: daytime soap opera

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#25 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13557 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

Just to put this out there, if Mass Effect 3 didn't exist, MGS4 would top my list. Sure, up until the final Act, I was a little face-deep in all the fan service and loving it, but that final Act and the finale just ruined everything. Including all the other games in the series prior.

I have literally not been able to return to them since. And my name is foxhound_fox for ****'s sake.

There was a time when Kojima and Bioware were suppose to be the premiers of storytelling in games. Now they one-two combo twist of royal storytelling stuff ups.

@jg4xchamp

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#26 Posted by jg4xchamp (61799 posts) -

@FrozenLiquid said:
@foxhound_fox said:

Just to put this out there, if Mass Effect 3 didn't exist, MGS4 would top my list. Sure, up until the final Act, I was a little face-deep in all the fan service and loving it, but that final Act and the finale just ruined everything. Including all the other games in the series prior.

I have literally not been able to return to them since. And my name is foxhound_fox for ****'s sake.

There was a time when Kojima and Bioware were suppose to be the premiers of storytelling in games. Now they one-two combo twist of royal storytelling stuff ups.

@jg4xchamp

**** that, MGS2 and 3 are still great games, V is pretty good because the story got the **** out. There is no saving Bioware though, but some of us were ahead of the curve on saying these rpg devs weren't all that :]

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#27 Posted by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

Zant turning into crazy chicken man.

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#28 Posted by Vaidream45 (2036 posts) -

The end of Wing Commander Prophecy when Blair dies

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#29 Posted by cainetao11 (36840 posts) -

@junky-trunk said:

Best plot twist ever, fight your own boss to death in a field of flowers; Metal Gear Solid 3

? How is that a plot twist? Eliminating the Boss is one of the mission goals you're given in the briefing.

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#30 Posted by MirkoS77 (14467 posts) -

MGS 2. What a fucking joke.

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#31 Posted by cainetao11 (36840 posts) -

@FrozenLiquid said:
@mems_1224 said:
@Chutebox said:
@mems_1224 said:

Speaking of Japanese bullshit, if Halo 5 wasn't actually fun to play I would have assumed 343 was a Japanese developer with the fucking garbage story twist and writing in Halo 5.

what was the twist?

https://youtu.be/WKryvDPoJf8

Remember when Chief left Cortana in Halo 2 back in 2004, and it was a big thing?

Three sequels and eleven years later she's still hanging around smh

narrative level: daytime soap opera

Are you expecting more from an industry that is basically selling interactive summer blockbuster action movies? Even the games so many here wet their pants over when compared to great literary works are f**king ridiculous jokes.

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#32 Posted by Ballroompirate (26014 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Bioshock Infinite, the entire thing.

This, like it's not even in a good way ether

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#33 Posted by chocolate1325 (33007 posts) -

ME3 enough said

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#34 Posted by cdragon_88 (1630 posts) -

These two games take the cake.

MGS2. that crap was overdone with too many layers to "provide complexity" when it was shallow as fvck. What was there....like ten twist to the damn game? S3 meant solid snake simulation, then it didn't, then *gasp* it did again...or not. I loved the game though. LOL

ME3: Star child 'nuff said.

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#35 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4939 posts) -

probably MGS5

it just proves how much of a hack writer Kojima actually is

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#36 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:
@ReadingRainbow4 said:

Bioshock Infinite, the entire thing.

This, like it's not even in a good way ether

I was looking for others that were going to say this, because I whole heartedly agree.. Especially due to the massive praise the game got for it's story..

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#37 Posted by Ten_Pints (3910 posts) -

The end of Elder Scrolls Oblivion, Martin (Sean Bean) dies. :).

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#38 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6900 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

See any japanese game ever.

Silent hill 2 was cool.

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#39 Posted by Pedro (35643 posts) -

"This map/clue would take us to the treasure". Nope its a map/clue to the hint to the treasure. Rinse repeat for the rest of the game.

Any JRPG.

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#40 Edited by R4gn4r0k (31608 posts) -

Super Mario Bros 2

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#41 Edited by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

"Gone Home" immediately comes to mind. The game has several decent qualities, I liked the sense of mystery at first and the attention to detail.

The end story, however....that plot twist at the end was very anti-climaxing for me. In a way I think that is what the devs wanted, misdirection....I just didn't enjoy it here because it was just not worthy I felt of the time I had put into it and was just expecting more.

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#42 Posted by David719 (2187 posts) -

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Condemned 2. That shit was so fucking stupid.

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#43 Posted by oflow (5185 posts) -

The entire plot of Watch Dogs. Garbage with extra garbage sauce.

The premise is so stupid. This guy becomes a vigilante to get the guys that killed his niece when it was his fault she died in the first place. He then goes on a murdering spree killing and robbing 100s of innocent people ruining their lives in the process to get revenge. And in the end the villains were some handicapped guy and a 90 year old man. The old man even basically calls Aiden a douche before he dies. OMG this game fucking sucked.

Ubi didnt even have the balls to make the kid his daughter which would have made some semblence of sence.

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#44 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@oflow said:

The entire plot of Watch Dogs. Garbage with extra garbage sauce.

The premise is so stupid. This guy becomes a vigilante to get the guys that killed his niece when it was his fault she died in the first place. He then goes on a murdering spree killing and robbing 100s of innocent people ruining their lives in the process to get revenge. And in the end the villains were some handicapped guy and a 90 year old man. The old man even basically calls Aiden a douche before he dies. OMG this game fucking sucked.

Ubi didnt even have the balls to make the kid his daughter which would have made some semblence of sence.

Completely agree with this as well, Watch Dogs had such an awful story. The only character I could really stand in that story was Jordi Chin and he was woefully underused. Even the stupid DLC focused on T-Bone and he was only marginally more entertaining than Aiden.

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#45 Posted by uninspiredcup (35055 posts) -

I'm glad no one said Assassins Creed 3, as I really like that intro and it would be deeply disheartening if someone implied it was shit.

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#46 Posted by Seabas989 (13261 posts) -

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Zant turning into crazy chicken man.

^This and MGS4.

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#47 Posted by deactivated-5c18005f903a1 (4626 posts) -

Heavy Rain... Jesus that story sucked.

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#48 Edited by nintendoboy16 (36592 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

MGS 2. What a fucking joke.

This. And in KOTOR you were Revan the whole time.

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#49 Posted by avenger85 (250 posts) -

bionic commando finding out your wife became your robot arm lamest twist ever do stupid.

Also what blizzard did to the store of Diablo in Diablo 3.

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#50 Edited by panda30 (941 posts) -

Drake having a brother and fun memorys of him after he clearly Stated in UC3 that he was an only child