******IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED CALL OF DUTY GHOSTS THIS DISCUSSION WILL CONTAIN FULL SPOILERS OF THE ENDING AND OTHER PARTS OF THE GAME OF THE GAME. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE GAME, DO NOT CONTINUE ANY FURTHER*****
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So, at the ending of ghosts, Hesh tells Merrick to launch a ROD at the train they are on if he says the word "Checkmate", stating in the loading sequence before the mission that he had learned something from his and Logan's now deceased dad, that you do anything to complete the mission "no matter the cost."
So the burst through the train door, and in mid "bursting" (I guess) logan grabs the magnum from rorke, and kills the guards in the room with it, using rorke as a body shield. Then rorke gets control of logan and shoots Hesh in the stomach with the magnum. Then Hesh says "Checkmate". And the strike comes in.
It doesnt directly hit the train but it hits the track like a half mile in front of them. Causing the train to go plummeting off the track into the lake below.
So you wake up, underwater in the train, upside down, and Rorke grabs the gun, but Hesh gets up behind him and hits him in the back of the head with a fire extinguisher. (IMO he should be at least knocked out at this point). You grab the gun as Hesh and Rorke are struggling on the ground MW2 style, and point the magnum at rorke. BUT GUESS WHUATT! Its empty.... So Hesh throws you bullets while struggling. Rorke tries to stop you but hesh keeps him at bay while you load the gun. Hesh gets rorke in a headlock type posistion behind him, and you shoot rorke in the gut. And it looks like it kille hesh top. Because both are now on the ground motionless. Then the glass in the train breaks and water floods in.
Thats where the game should have ended.
But no... theres more. You wake up again underwater, rorkes dead body floating there. You go and grab hesh, looking very dead of course. And swim while carrying him up to the surface. And land on a beach. GUESS WHUATT! Hesh isnt dead. He coughs out some water and says something like "Logan, you did it, hes dead" as you drag him over to a rock. You then as brothers lay against the rock and watch as RODS blow up the rest of the federation fleet. As hesh calls merrick for evac.
I guess I wouldve been fine if they ended it here
IGN.com Said that what happens next is an alternate ending. Their video for this is called alternate ending. With a description saying you need to meet certain requirements to see it, but they dont state the requirements, and I havent seen any other endings online. Let me know if you got a different one. Cause at the moment im assuming this is cannon.
BUT NO. The credits start rolling, and the game is like PSYCH! Still not over. Rorke is miraculously still alive. He grabs you and says something like "there will be no more ghosts". and drags you away.
A little pissed at this ending. I feel like I got nothing done. And its just a milk ploy for IW to make a sequel. Logans going to turn against the ghosts or something. STUPID.
The game wouldve been much more profound if it wouldve ended with hesh saying checkmate and the train blowing up. They gave their lives for killing rorke. WAY BETTER. I also wouldve been fine with them leaving it at them sitting on the beach together waiting for extraction like they led you to believe. But no, they went and took a dump on the games story.
So what do you guys think? Are you mad, happy, have you gotten a different ending? Id like some closure here. Tell me below.