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30th Apr '17 1:29:45 AM TPPR10
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* Several ''FireEmblem'' games have variations on endings, but they don't drastically change between each other in terms of content. A straight example, however, occurs in the sixth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Sword of Seals]]'': Getting all eight [[InfinityPlusOneSword Divine Weapons]] and ensuring that they aren't broken will allow the player to open a BonusDungeon that spans for three chapters, and defeating the TrueFinalBoss with a specific weapon brings the true ending. If you don't get all the weapons, or one of them breaks before/during Chapter 22, then the game ends after you defeat King Zephiel. [[spoiler:The resulting ending is anti-climactic: the war against Bern is over, but the dragons that have helped Zephiel have gotten away, and nothing comes of the events that happened.]]

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* Several ''FireEmblem'' games have variations on endings, but they don't drastically change between each other in terms of content. A straight example, however, occurs in the sixth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Sword of Seals]]'': ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade The Binding Blade]]'': Getting all eight [[InfinityPlusOneSword Divine Weapons]] and ensuring that they aren't broken will allow the player to open a BonusDungeon that spans for three chapters, and defeating the TrueFinalBoss with a specific weapon while having one specific party member still alive brings the true ending. If you don't get all the weapons, or one of them breaks before/during Chapter 22, then the game ends after you defeat King Zephiel. [[spoiler:The resulting ending is anti-climactic: the war against Bern is over, but the dragons that have helped Zephiel have gotten away, and nothing comes of the events that happened.]]
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* ''VideoGame/FableIII'' gives the Hero a SadisticChoice as ruler of Albion: do you [[IDidWhatIHadToDo ruthlessly exploit your citizens to prepare your army]] to fight the Darkness or undo your [[TheEvilPrince predecessor's tyrannies]] to the detriment of readiness for the final battle? To TakeAThirdOption and be wholly benevolent while protecting your citizens is possible, but requires you to donate an incredible amount of cash to keep the kingdom and army both afloat.
18th Apr '17 12:05:43 PM superkeijikun
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the best ending is unlocked by defeating Ganon after recovering all of Link's memories and restoring all four Divine Beasts. After Calamity Ganon is vanquished, Zelda and Link both vow to work together to restore Hyrule to its former glory.
5th Apr '17 1:07:27 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* A staple of the ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' series. Most games have a happy ending which can only be acquired on repeat plays. They're not usually considered canon.
** The happy endings are usually only [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]], anyway. If you manage to escape with Cybil and [[spoiler:the baby]] in the first game, you've still [[spoiler:lost your daughter, Cheryl, when she combined with Alessa]], Lisa [[spoiler:has learned the horrible truth and drags Dr. Kaufman down to hell with her]], and Alessa [[spoiler:dies, shortly after giving birth to the god]]. In the second, James is free to leave Silent Hill and Laura forgives him, but [[spoiler:you're still guilty of killing your wife and Eddie]], and Angela [[spoiler:kills herself by walking back into the fire to be with her family]]. Dialogue in Silent Hill 4: The Room reveals that [[spoiler:James is still missing]]. In three, everyone except Douglas and Heather are dead. It seems like Heather is going to leave with Douglas, but [[spoiler:she's still an orphan]]. And even if you manage to [[spoiler:save Eileen]] in Silent Hill 4: The Room, all the previous victims are still dead and doomed to permanently haunt the Otherworld. And, presumably, Henry is homeless.
*** The end of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories reveals that [[spoiler:Cheryl has been creating a delusion and warping her memories to keep her father alive in her own psyche]]. Even though [[spoiler:she]] seems to accept the truth at the end and move on, the psychiatrist's notes during the credit scene indicate that [[spoiler:you're not done yet, or even that the cycle is just going to repeat]].
*** A first playthrough of Origins will always give you the good ending, but given that it's a prequel you ''know'' going in that things are about to go to hell. Also, [[spoiler:you just leave Lisa alone in the town]].

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* A staple of the ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series. Most games have a happy ending which can only be acquired on repeat plays. They're not usually considered canon.
** The happy endings are usually only [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]], anyway. If you manage to escape with Cybil and [[spoiler:the baby]] in [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 the first game, game]], you've still [[spoiler:lost your daughter, Cheryl, when she combined with Alessa]], Lisa [[spoiler:has learned the horrible truth and drags Dr. Kaufman down to hell with her]], and Alessa [[spoiler:dies, shortly after giving birth to the god]]. In [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 the second, second]], James is free to leave Silent Hill and Laura forgives him, but [[spoiler:you're still guilty of killing your wife and Eddie]], and Angela [[spoiler:kills herself by walking back into the fire to be with her family]]. Dialogue in Silent ''Silent Hill 4: The Room Room'' reveals that [[spoiler:James is still missing]]. In three, ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', everyone except Douglas and Heather are dead. It seems like Heather is going to leave with Douglas, but [[spoiler:she's still an orphan]]. And even if you manage to [[spoiler:save Eileen]] in Silent Hill 4: ''VideoGame/SilentHill4: The Room, Room'', all the previous victims are still dead and doomed to permanently haunt the Otherworld. And, presumably, Henry is homeless.
*** The end of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' reveals that [[spoiler:Cheryl has been creating a delusion and warping her memories to keep her father alive in her own psyche]]. Even though [[spoiler:she]] she seems to accept the truth at the end and move on, the psychiatrist's notes during the credit scene indicate that [[spoiler:you're not done yet, or even that the cycle is just going to repeat]].
*** A first playthrough of Origins ''[[VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins Origins]]'' will always give you the good ending, but given that it's a prequel you ''know'' going in that things are about to go to hell. Also, [[spoiler:you just leave Lisa alone in the town]].
3rd Apr '17 7:41:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''PrincessMaker'' has many possible endings, but since the goal is for the girl to become a princess, most of them technically represent failure.
** Despite the name, in ''PrincessMaker2'', the objective is to [[spoiler:see just how powerful humans can become]]. The Hero endings are just as good as the Queen Regnant ending for ScoringPoints, though ''arguably'' less cool.

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* ''PrincessMaker'' ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker'' has many possible endings, but since the goal is for the girl to become a princess, most of them technically represent failure.
** Despite the name, in ''PrincessMaker2'', ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker2'', the objective is to [[spoiler:see just how powerful humans can become]]. The Hero endings are just as good as the Queen Regnant ending for ScoringPoints, though ''arguably'' less cool.
26th Mar '17 2:06:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''OgreBattle'', the original, has a ridiculous set of requirements to get the Golden Ending, which incidentally is canon. You need to collect 12 Zodiac stones, which is a GuideDangIt in itself, have the sword Brunhild, and have recruited every character except for two nonessential ones and one which changes the ending to the worst one. And a full Chaos Frame.

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* ''OgreBattle'', ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'', the original, has a ridiculous set of requirements to get the Golden Ending, which incidentally is canon. You need to collect 12 Zodiac stones, which is a GuideDangIt in itself, have the sword Brunhild, and have recruited every character except for two nonessential ones and one which changes the ending to the worst one. And a full Chaos Frame.
25th Mar '17 11:30:25 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' RPG for NintendoDS (which covers only the first season) has quite a few branching paths. You can get the standard ending, which is technically kind of bad, you can get a number of terrible {{Non Standard Game Over}}s (including [[spoiler:accidentally driving Nunnally to suicide by saying C.C. is her new mother, or turning Shirley into a vegetable by Geassing her to "forget everything"]]), an "I Guess This Is A Happy Ending" ([[spoiler:choose not to go to Euphemia's ceremony, everything goes off without a hitch]]), and the Golden Ending ([[spoiler:Euphemia lives, Suzaku joins you of his own free will, and your forces go on to defeat the evil twins Castor and Pollux, who are out to kill people ForTheEvulz]]).

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* The ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' RPG for NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS (which covers only the first season) has quite a few branching paths. You can get the standard ending, which is technically kind of bad, you can get a number of terrible {{Non Standard Game Over}}s (including [[spoiler:accidentally driving Nunnally to suicide by saying C.C. is her new mother, or turning Shirley into a vegetable by Geassing her to "forget everything"]]), an "I Guess This Is A Happy Ending" ([[spoiler:choose not to go to Euphemia's ceremony, everything goes off without a hitch]]), and the Golden Ending ([[spoiler:Euphemia lives, Suzaku joins you of his own free will, and your forces go on to defeat the evil twins Castor and Pollux, who are out to kill people ForTheEvulz]]).
13th Mar '17 4:17:31 PM cake99999
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'s'' best ending is only achieved by completing a PacifistRun [[spoiler:without having ''ever'' allowed the First Child to destroy the universe at the end of the Genocide route]]. It reveals [[spoiler:the nature of "determination," the cause of the depression Alphys suffers from, and Flowey's true identity]], and it's the only ending that features a credits sequence. [[spoiler:You still get to see all of this if you finished the Genocide route first, but the First Child steals Frisk's body at the last moment, and it's implied that they kill everyone. Again.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'s'' best ending is only achieved by completing a True PacifistRun [[spoiler:without having ''ever'' allowed the First Child to destroy the universe at the end of the Genocide route]].route. Doing a Pacifist Run after a Genocide Run is called a Souless Pacifist Run]]. It reveals [[spoiler:the nature of "determination," the cause of the depression Alphys suffers from, and Flowey's true identity]], and it's the only ending that features a credits sequence. [[spoiler:You still get to see all of this if you finished the Genocide route first, but the First Child steals Frisk's body at the last moment, and it's implied that they kill everyone. Again.]]
22nd Feb '17 10:03:13 PM PaulA
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* ''Plundered Hearts'', Infocom's first and only attempt at a pirate-themed historical romance with a set female protagonist, has four different endings: one where you as the heroine flee from the final showdown (abandoning everyone else to presumably die), take over Captain Jamison's vessel as "Pirate Queen", and vow revenge on the villains; another where you as the heroine thwart an attempt on Captain Jamison's life by startling the attacker but are mortally wounded in the process; another where you thwart the attacker with a slingshot but the heroine's father dies in the process; and lastly, the best possible ending where the bad guys are defeated, the heroine's father reclaims ownership of the island from the now-deceased villain, and the heroine and Captain Jamison sail off together happily.

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* ''Plundered Hearts'', ''VideoGame/PlunderedHearts'', Infocom's first and only attempt at a pirate-themed historical romance with a set female protagonist, has four different endings: one where you as the heroine flee from the final showdown (abandoning everyone else to presumably die), take over Captain Jamison's vessel as "Pirate Queen", and vow revenge on the villains; another where you as the heroine thwart an attempt on Captain Jamison's life by startling the attacker but are mortally wounded in the process; another where you thwart the attacker with a slingshot but the heroine's father dies in the process; and lastly, the best possible ending where the bad guys are defeated, the heroine's father reclaims ownership of the island from the now-deceased villain, and the heroine and Captain Jamison sail off together happily.
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