My piece comparing Mass Effect 3 to Red Dead Redemption and how their endings were both similar … and wildly different. And why the second one worked.
I haven’t actually read this because spoilers (I’ve barely started the first Mass Effect game), but if you’ve finished both games, I imagine it’s worth a look.
Red Dead’s ending was better.
Yeah…and it at least made sense thematically and narratively, with the genre and with this specific storyline. L.A. Noire’s ending kind of came out of nowhere, like they just went “Guys guys we have to finish this thing, quick slap on an ending! Here this is a thing that happens in noir, right? Okay cool shove it out the door!”