I’ll admit, i’m coming here right off a game that I dislike because of it’s use of these, so i’m a little heated.
I’m honestly making this post to vent some stress more than anything, but hearing other opinions sounds interesting as well.
I greatly dislike "Bad Endings"
So much so that i’ll go out of my way to avoid associating with developers or products related to them, encouraging my friends to avoid them as well
I personally feel like Bad Endings are a failure on the creator’s part.
Why would you purposely create a scenario that results in an intended unsatisfactory result for your audience.
Whenever I run across a game that does this kind of thing it really gets my knickers in a twist
I put time and effort and even emotional investment into something but because I didn’t make some arbitrarily correct choices, i’m left with a terrible ending, or randomly getting hit by a car, or the person I was most interested in turning out to be the Dread God Nyarlathotep all along.
It’s nothing but a complete disappointment to the viewer and they feel cheated and that their time was wasted
You wouldn’t read 700 pages of a book to end on "and then they all died"
and you wouldn’t watch 2 hours of a movie for it to suddenly fade to black
I legitimately cannot fathom why people create such a thing in their games