I love this thread. Cutie Chicix37 and Mad - I love your views. My sentiments, exactly!!!
I have played too many adventure games with weak endings. What's the deal with some developers? They should hire proper writers!
Sorry Phoebe, I have to disagree totally with Scratches. That game's ending was too confusing and abrupt for my taste.
Some recent games I played have great endings. They are not adventure games, but there are some adventure game elements in them:
Bookworm Adventures - Casual Game
The developers did an incredible, breakthrough job making a word spelling game into an RPG complete with experience levelling, monsters, ability enhancing inventory items, monsters, bosses and a great story with at least two twists in the game and a great ending.
Onimusha 3 - Button meshing action game
Endorsed and starring two major actors, this Japanese action game had the gamer switching between the two major characters in different time periods to solve puzzles together. There were twists and surprises and easter eggs for the ending.