Little King's Story is like this. There's a great contrast with the artwork at play which presents a warm child friendly vibe but there's an undercurrent of classism. Also a lot of jabs at the expense of the subjects who are basically seen as a means to an end - nicely mirroring the gameplay where a lost unit is easily replaced by a new one washing up on shore.
Post by Woody Alien on Aug 12, 2022 10:23:31 GMT -5
I'm not sure what you mean exactly, but there's a Parodius game that ends with our heroes opening a treasure box after defeating the final boss, and finding a humanoid cartoon bomb that blows up killing everyone. IIRC the credits even scroll over the debris of the space station and the characters' lifeless bodies!
Might not fully fit your description, but I found the "Portal" games pretty dark. You are clearly in a terrifying situation with murderous traps and a merciless antagonist, but the dialogue is still incredibly funny.