Please Change The Endings Of These Video GamesLisa Foiles3/30/12 11:00amFiled to: Lisa foilesMass effect 3BioshockSuper Mario Bros.Batman Arkham AsylumunchartedFable 2Mario KartAlan WakeTopFbSpoilers3561EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWarning, spoilers ahead, starting with the end of Casablanca:AdvertisementEXT. AIRPORT HANGAR – NIGHTRICK, only moments after watching the plane containing ILSA, his love, taxi down the tarmac and fly away forever, slowly walks away from the hangar with LOUIS.RICK: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.The two walk off together into the night.FADE OUT.THE END.The ending of Casablanca (1942) is one of the most memorable film conclusions in the history of cinema. It isn't necessarily a happy ending, but it leaves the audience on a hopeful note, with Rick (Humphrey Bogart) telling the French officer, Captain Louis Renault, that it's going to be "a beautiful friendship."AdvertisementBut I've been tossing around an alternate way this film could end; perhaps a conclusion that is a bit more powerful: EXT. AIRPORT HANGAR – NIGHTRICK, only moments after watching the plane containing ILSA, his love, taxi down the tarmac and fly away forever, slowly walks away from the hangar with LOUIS.RICK: Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.Louis: But what about ze plane?Rick returns his gaze to the sky.Louis: Ilsa will have a new life now. Using this oversized futuristic remote control, I will be rerouting the plane to...Rick turns toward the camera.RICK: ROBOT DINO ISLAND.A giant robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex grabs Ilsa's plane out of the sky, as we EXPLODE to the words "CASABLANCA" in flaming typeface.THE END.We can all agree this is a better ending, and more appropriately sets up for the sequel, Casablanca 2: This Time More People Die.All of this nonsense regarding the unfavorable wrap-up of Mass Effect 3 got me thinking: Have video game endings really mattered that much to me? It seems that endings of books and movies stick with me moreso than their middle content, whereas the early levels of video games stick with me moreso than their endings.