2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: You save the day, but abandon your friend.
Majora’s Mask is a pretty dark game throughout, with the constant specter of imminent death looming over Link at all times (literally). The game opens with Link searching for his missing friend Navi, before being swept up into a conflict against a villain named Skull Kid, and the cursed mask that controls him. Skull Kid’s plan? Crash the goddamn moon into the world in three days. Yikes.
Good ultimately triumphs though, and Link saves the day by purifying the evil mask, liberating Skull Kid from its control, and stopping the descent of the moon before it destroys the world. Sounds like a happy ending for everyone involved.
But wait a minute, what was Link doing before all of this happened? Oh yeah, looking for Navi. Things get pretty depressing when you realize that Navi has yet to appear in another Zelda game, which seems to indicate that all of this Majora’s Mask business prevented Link from ever finding his friend. To this day, he still doesn’t even know why she left him in the first place.