Having played some recent games with uninteresting or bad endings (looking at you Hitman Absolution) and then finishing a few games that came out a few years ago (NIER and Bioshock 2), what games had great endings that you found memorable or maybe one of the all time best?
(Let's leave Assassin's Creed out, I've only played the first 3 instalments of the game, and each ending got more confusing then the previous) --- If everyone's opinion & values are the same, the human world would be 'perfect' and at peace. ~ I need to return some DVDs
Portal 2 has my favorite video game ending ever. It really blew me away and stood out, which is saying something because the rest of the game was so brilliant.
Going back many years, the ending to Halo 1 was wonderfully action-packed. The Warthog was a great way to end that game.
It's not everyone's cup of tea, but the final cutscenes of Eternal Sonata were amazing. (They were also almost an hour long.) You already probably know what's going to happen, but the moment when Frederic Chopin is choosing between dreams and reality in an internal monologue is just so emotional and uplifting. It helps that the voice actor for Chopin does a perfect job, and that the aria that plays during the credits is so beautiful. (Ignore everyone talking during the credits, though. Their drivel is annoying.)
I'll throw in a surprise and say that the final cutscene to Tomb Raider Legend was damn near perfect. It managed to be emotional, action-packed, suspenseful, and satisfying, all in a few short minutes. It answered the questions you had about the story while throwing in a few surprises and set up the sequels very nicely. It reminds me that I own and still need to play said sequels.
On the Xbox - Lost Odyssey. I thought it a very satisfying ending.
Of all time - I'd say a tie between Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky and its sequel. Both had downright amazing endings. The first game's ending made me so eager for the sequel that I imported the sequel, and I never import games. The second had me crying in so many spots. I'd add in the third game there, but the part that had me very moved was actually not the ending.