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23rd Jul '16 2:14:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''BowsersKingdom'' episode 666 has two endings. One has Geno breaking free from Zombie Steve's grasp and taking out the rest of the zombies. The other has Hal and Jeff turn into zombies and talking about the positive side about being zombies while feasting on Luigi's corpse. Jeff complains about how bad they smell.
* WebOriginal/PositivelyDreadful's look at VideoGame/Infamous2 is split into two videos, essentially forming two separate reviews for the ''Good'' and ''Evil'' paths.

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* ''BowsersKingdom'' ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'' episode 666 has two endings. One has Geno breaking free from Zombie Steve's grasp and taking out the rest of the zombies. The other has Hal and Jeff turn into zombies and talking about the positive side about being zombies while feasting on Luigi's corpse. Jeff complains about how bad they smell.
* WebOriginal/PositivelyDreadful's ''WebOriginal/PositivelyDreadful'''s look at VideoGame/Infamous2 ''VideoGame/InFamous2'' is split into two videos, essentially forming two separate reviews for the ''Good'' and ''Evil'' paths.
19th Jul '16 12:16:44 PM Luigifan
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Multiple Endings are the most commonly seen form of StoryBranching in video games, used primarily to increase their ReplayValue, especially {{role playing game}}s, SurvivalHorror, and {{dating sim}}s. Different strategies or levels of skill in play will result in different endings, rather than all leading to a single predetermined conclusion. Generally, multiple playthroughs are necessary to see all the content, and possibly to unravel certain mysteries. What determines the ending usually involves the choices the game gives in the prompt, whether one completes the HundredPercentCompletion, how well one plays the game (generally, scoring high is good and [[ContinuingIsPainful using continues is bad]]), other characters' RelationshipValues towards you ([[FactionSpecificEndings including]] the AllianceMeter), and/or how high the player got the KarmaMeter. Sometimes there are dual-optimal endings depending on [[AlignmentBasedEndings which side they chose to be on]]. (These can include the Forces of Evil!) The most diverse examples are found in {{Dating Sim}}s, including but not limited to:

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Multiple Endings are the most commonly seen form of StoryBranching in video games, used primarily to increase their ReplayValue, especially {{role playing game}}s, SurvivalHorror, and {{dating sim}}s. Different strategies or levels of skill in play will result in different endings, rather than all leading to a single predetermined conclusion. Generally, multiple playthroughs are necessary to see all the content, and possibly to unravel certain mysteries. What determines the ending usually involves the path one takes through the game (which can be as simple as choices the game gives in the prompt, prompt or as complex as entire alternate levels), whether one completes the HundredPercentCompletion, how well one plays the game (generally, scoring high is good and [[ContinuingIsPainful using continues is bad]]), other characters' RelationshipValues towards you ([[FactionSpecificEndings including]] the AllianceMeter), and/or how high the player got the KarmaMeter. Sometimes there are dual-optimal endings depending on [[AlignmentBasedEndings which side they the player chose to be on]]. (These can include the Forces of Evil!) The most diverse examples are found in {{Dating Sim}}s, including but not limited to:



* The ''Good End'', one or more character-specific endings on a positive note. Sometimes referred to as the GoldenEnding (especially if the lesser options simply aren't that good). In {{dating sim}}s, this is usually the one where the player character gets laid.
* The ''True End'', the primary plot ending of a game that has multiple endings. In many {{Dating Sim}}s, this ending may not be achievable if other endings are not achieved yet. It basically forces the player to finish the game with the "Good End", in order to unlock the path of the true story. When it is still locked, trying to get the "True End" usually results in the "Standard End" or "Bad End" below. The "True End" usually reveals most if not everything that happened in the other storylines, while some events remain mysterious even when "Good End" is achieved. The "True End" often overlaps with the GoldenEnding, but [[EarnYourBadEnding not always]]. Also, don't be surprised if there's a TrueFinalBoss at the end of this road.

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* The ''Good End'', one or more character-specific endings on a positive note. Sometimes referred to as the GoldenEnding (especially if the lesser options [[BittersweetEnding simply aren't aren't]] [[DownerEnding that good).good]]). In {{dating sim}}s, this is usually the one where the player character gets laid.
* The ''True End'', the primary plot ending of a game that has multiple endings. In many {{Dating Sim}}s, this ending may not be achievable if other endings are not achieved yet. It basically forces the player to finish the game with the "Good End", End" in order to unlock the path of the true story. When it is still locked, trying to get the "True End" usually results in the "Standard End" or "Bad End" below. The "True End" usually reveals most if not everything that happened in the other storylines, while some events remain mysterious even when the "Good End" is achieved. The "True End" often overlaps with the GoldenEnding, but [[EarnYourBadEnding not always]]. Also, don't be surprised if there's a TrueFinalBoss at the end of this road.



* The variably-used ''Poor End'', when the player makes an immediately quick, game-ending decision, making this ending effectively a NonstandardGameOver.

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* The variably-used ''Poor End'', when the player makes an [[PressStartToGameOver immediately quick, game-ending decision, decision]], making this ending effectively a NonstandardGameOver.
17th Jul '16 12:07:17 PM Winner1
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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate: Depending on who you beat last, you'll be treated to a stinger of the Joker, the Penguin, and Black Mask escaping.]]

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate: Depending on who you beat last, you'll be treated to a stinger of the Joker, the Penguin, and Black Mask escaping.]]


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* ''Videogame/TheWalkingDead'' ''Season Two'' has a total of 5 [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet endings]].
12th Jul '16 8:16:40 AM Anicomicgeek
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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has a stinger that'll depict a villain [[spoiler: grabbing onto a crate of TITAN. However, it'll chose at random between the Scarecrow, Bane, and Killer Croc as to who grabs it]].

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has a stinger that'll depict a villain [[spoiler: grabbing onto a crate of TITAN. However, it'll chose at random between the Scarecrow, Bane, and Killer Croc as to who grabs it]].



** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': [[spoiler: The standard ending features Batman capturing Scarecrow, but his identity outed as a result. Completing some of the sidequests in addition to the main plot shows Batman destroying the Batsignal and going home, only for it to blow up with him and Alfred seemingly inside. The GoldenEnding, achieved through completing all the sidequests in addition to the main plot, expands on this, showing Batman saying goodbye to Commissioner Gordon before heading home and a TimeSkip that shows Gordon has become mayor of Gotham, Tim and Barbara are getting married, and that there's someone dressed as Batman on the streets, though it doesn't clear up if it's a new guy, a hallucination, Bruce's ghost, or even a still-alive Bruce.]]

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': [[spoiler: The standard ending features Batman capturing Scarecrow, but his identity outed as a result. Completing some of the sidequests in addition to the main plot shows Batman destroying the Batsignal and going home, only for it to blow up with him and Alfred seemingly inside. inside. The GoldenEnding, achieved through completing all the sidequests in addition to the main plot, expands on this, showing Batman saying goodbye to Commissioner Gordon before heading home and a TimeSkip that shows Gordon has become mayor of Gotham, Tim and Barbara are getting married, and that there's someone dressed as Batman on the streets, though it doesn't clear up if it's a new guy, a hallucination, Bruce's ghost, or even a still-alive Bruce.]]
12th Jul '16 8:16:24 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has a stinger that'll depict a villain [[spoiler: grabbing onto a crate of TITAN. However, it'll chose at random between the Scarecrow, Bane, and Killer Croc as to who grabs it]].
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate: Depending on who you beat last, you'll be treated to a stinger of the Joker, the Penguin, and Black Mask escaping.]]
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': [[spoiler: The standard ending features Batman capturing Scarecrow, but his identity outed as a result. Completing some of the sidequests in addition to the main plot shows Batman destroying the Batsignal and going home, only for it to blow up with him and Alfred seemingly inside. The GoldenEnding, achieved through completing all the sidequests in addition to the main plot, expands on this, showing Batman saying goodbye to Commissioner Gordon before heading home and a TimeSkip that shows Gordon has become mayor of Gotham, Tim and Barbara are getting married, and that there's someone dressed as Batman on the streets, though it doesn't clear up if it's a new guy, a hallucination, Bruce's ghost, or even a still-alive Bruce.]]
12th Jul '16 8:16:24 AM Anicomicgeek
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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has a stinger that'll depict a villain [[spoiler: grabbing onto a crate of TITAN. However, it'll chose at random between the Scarecrow, Bane, and Killer Croc as to who grabs it]].

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has a stinger that'll depict a villain [[spoiler: grabbing onto a crate of TITAN. However, it'll chose at random between the Scarecrow, Bane, and Killer Croc as to who grabs it]].



** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': [[spoiler: The standard ending features Batman capturing Scarecrow, but his identity outed as a result. Completing some of the sidequests in addition to the main plot shows Batman destroying the Batsignal and going home, only for it to blow up with him and Alfred seemingly inside. The GoldenEnding, achieved through completing all the sidequests in addition to the main plot, expands on this, showing Batman saying goodbye to Commissioner Gordon before heading home and a TimeSkip that shows Gordon has become mayor of Gotham, Tim and Barbara are getting married, and that there's someone dressed as Batman on the streets, though it doesn't clear up if it's a new guy, a hallucination, Bruce's ghost, or even a still-alive Bruce.]]

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': [[spoiler: The standard ending features Batman capturing Scarecrow, but his identity outed as a result. Completing some of the sidequests in addition to the main plot shows Batman destroying the Batsignal and going home, only for it to blow up with him and Alfred seemingly inside. inside. The GoldenEnding, achieved through completing all the sidequests in addition to the main plot, expands on this, showing Batman saying goodbye to Commissioner Gordon before heading home and a TimeSkip that shows Gordon has become mayor of Gotham, Tim and Barbara are getting married, and that there's someone dressed as Batman on the streets, though it doesn't clear up if it's a new guy, a hallucination, Bruce's ghost, or even a still-alive Bruce.]]
11th Jul '16 4:53:30 PM rjd1922
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** The sequel follows suit, but was more complicated. There were basically 2 segments of the ending based on what you did.
*** If you spared the majority of the NPCs you came across, [[spoiler:Eleanor will save her mother, but if you kill most of them, Eleanor will cause her mother to drown.]] Her justification for either act will be based on whether you killed any Little Sisters. [[spoiler:If you saved them all, either spares Sofia because she believes Sofia is redeemable or kills her because that is justice. If you kill at least one sister, she either kills Lamb because its within her power to do so or spares her because Sofia cannot harm her anymore and she wants Sofia to watch her live her own life free of Sophia.)]]

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** The sequel ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}'' follows suit, but was more complicated. There were basically 2 two segments of the ending based on what you did.
*** If you spared the majority of the NPCs [=NPCs=] you came across, [[spoiler:Eleanor will save her mother, but if you kill most of them, Eleanor will cause her mother to drown.]] Her justification for either act will be based on whether you killed any Little Sisters. [[spoiler:If you saved them all, either spares Sofia because she believes Sofia is redeemable or kills her because that is justice. If you kill at least one sister, she either kills Lamb because its within her power to do so or spares her because Sofia cannot harm her anymore and she wants Sofia to watch her live her own life free of Sophia.)]]
11th Jul '16 12:06:35 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': The "segmented endings" variant. They aren't alternate takes, just more and more complete versions of the series. The show's 7th season aired in different timeslots, with different running times in different timeslots. In order to satisfy people who couldn't watch the longer version of the show, the last 3 episodes of the series all ended up being different types of ending stories.
6th Jul '16 12:55:10 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Three in total. From easiest to hardest, they are:
** "Eternal Life": [[spoiler:By going through the glowing doors in Hub C, you accept Elohim's wisdom, and go on to become a progenitor for your kind's next generations. The game goes right back to the beginning, where you first wake up, after this]].
** "Free Will": [[spoiler:By climbing to the top of the tower, you defy Elohim's will and end the simulation once and for all, as you are uploaded to a robot body in the real world, and find yourself looking over the ruins of civilization]].
** "Blessed Messenger": [[spoiler:By gathering all the stars and gray sigils, and solving the puzzles on floor 6, you prove yourself worthy to become Elohim's messenger, helping future generations of your kind achieve enlightenment]].
** ''Road to Gehenna'' has four endings, which depend on finding stars and how you interact with the message board throughout the game. The endings are broadly similar, the only differences being the voiceover you get from Elohim afterward and [[spoiler: whether Uriel or Admin are ascended with the rest of the bots. The four endings are: Admin is still imprisoned, Admin allows Uriel to ascend, Uriel allows Admin to ascend, Admin is free but neither he nor Uriel ascend]].
16th Jun '16 8:36:49 PM Ramidel
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** ''MultipleEndings/ShinMegamiTensei''
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