Game endings

[intro]After days, weeks or even months of toil, don't we deserve a decent end scene?[/intro] Hi,I was going to talk about God of War II today, but so

[intro]After days, weeks or even months of toil, don't we deserve a decent end scene?[/intro] Hi,I was going to talk about God of War II today, but someone’s walked off with the PS2 pads, so that’ll have to wait till tomorrow. So for now, let’s just have a chat.Over the weekend I got round to finishing Rainbow Six Vegas on Xbox 360. Great game – probably my favourite game since Half-Life 2, in fact – but what a pathetic ending. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but then again I couldn’t, because there isn’t one. Well, that’s not quite true. I was surprised to see the credits roll when they did. We’d just had a bit of a skirmish on top of the Nevada Dam, then me and my wingmen let off a missile. It looked like a big firework. Pretty.

Then the little video window came up and someone who was meant to be on our side turned out not to be. Not that I could remember who he was in the first place. Then we found the woman who had been shouting at us over the radio for the whole game. Turns out she sounds like she’s on a walkie talkie even when she’s standing right in front of you.So she starts going on about something or other. “Blah blah, we have to stop the terrorists, blah blah, they’re threatening to blah blah…” Yeah, whatever. Then, that’s it. “To be continued” pops up and it’s all over. Rubbish!Where’s the big shoot-out finale? I wanted a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid moment of death or glory (you know, like that Persil advert where the dads are holed up in the garden shed), preferably back in the bright lights of Vegas. All I got was another boring talking bit. So what’s next? Rainbow Six Miami? Rainbow Six New York? How about Rainbow Six Frisco? That place has all you need for one of these games: a big bridge, some water to show off your latest liquid simulation technology, Alcatraz for the you-got-captured-and-now-have-to-escape section, plus Chinatown for the outdoor street scenes.Here’s a list of things I don’t want to see in Rainbow Six Frisco:1.    Crack anti-terrorist squads stopped in their tracks by velvet ropes across doorways.2.    Crap “Mary Poppins” English accents voiced by non-English actors.3.    Too much talking. It’s boring, OK? Just tell me who to shoot.4.    Another rubbish ending.Horganator out.