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I don't deserve a happy Mass Effect 3 ending

Posted on 27th Mar 2012 at 08:44 by Paul Goodhead with 43 comments

Paul Goodhead
My Mass Effect 3 play through started off so well - so promising, so full of hope. I was going to get the best ending possible, the one where everyone lives happily ever after and nothing was going to stop me. Yes, OK, the reapers were here and they were tearing the earth a new one, but I was confident I had the friends and the ballsy get-it-done attitude to sort them out one way or another. They were messing with the wrong galaxy this time.

My confidence was partly down to the fact that I was coming off the back of a perfect ending to Mass Effect 2. Everyone had lived, I’d had a bit of a fling with Miranda, and I’d given a firm two fingers to Cerberus by blowing up the collector base - all in all a solid play through by all accounts. I was even allowing myself to feel a little smug for setting up the finale so well for myself - how could I not breeze through Mass Effect 3 with such a good save game as a basis?

How wrong I was.

The hope I had at the start of the campaign is now nothing more than a distant memory - I’ve done things, horrible horrible things, to characters that I cared about, that I still care about. It’s been for the greater good each time but that’s scant consolation. That doesn’t help me sleep at night.

I don't deserve a happy Mass Effect 3 ending *I don't deserve a perfect Mass Effect 3 ending
How many will survive my mission to save earth?

I’ve played god with entire races in my bid to save my own. I made myself a promise that I’d do whatever it took to save earth, but the cost of this promise seems to keep rising by the hour. What will happen when I’m asked to choose between my race and one of the hard core of friends I’ve developed? It’s one thing drawing a gun on Kaiden, but what if that was Garrus, Wrex or even Miranda?

I’m now a broken husk of a man, attempting to forget the things I’ve done by dedicating myself solely to the eradication of the reapers. I used to think I’d get to live in this better future I was creating for the galaxy but the further I go on the more I realize there isn’t a place in it for people like me. As soon as I stop, as soon as things are over, I don’t know how I’ll live with myself.

The worst thing is that it’s not even over yet, I’ve got more of these horrendous decisions to make where I’m asked to choose between one good friend or a billion unknown faces. It’s incredibly cruel of Bioware to put me in this position, but it’s making for one of the best, most involving gaming experiences I’ve ever had.

I’ve no idea what ending I’ll get now, but I can say for certain that it won’t be the one I wanted when I started - too many other characters’ endings have already been and gone for that to happen, some by my own hand.

My name is Commander Shepard, and I don’t deserve a happy ending.

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Diosjenin 27th March 2012, 10:05 Quote
Sorry to break it to you, but you're not even going to get a remotely coherent ending...
Maki role 27th March 2012, 10:21 Quote
Bah bet you get the same ending as me... and I have no idea which decisions you've made. At least you're enjoying the brilliant part of the game, after you complete it you'll never want to hear Das Malefitz again in your life.
cyberspice 27th March 2012, 10:54 Quote
You'll get the same ending as the rest of us, the only difference is blue, green or red lights
neocleous 27th March 2012, 11:04 Quote
Before everyone flames the ending you should check this out! (Massive spoiler alert)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/03/21/did-the-real-mass-effect-3-ending-go-over-everyones-heads/
The video is over 20 mins but if you have time to watch it I think it explains allot and makes a disappointing ending very very clever
Material 27th March 2012, 11:20 Quote
It's less about me actually wondering which ending i'll actually get - I already kind of know thanks to Harry being a leaky bag if spoilers - and more about me marvelling at how the game had kicked the hope out of me so brutally.
Mentai 27th March 2012, 11:58 Quote
This post has spoilers.

My biggest worry was that with the lead up to ME3 it didn't feel like the Reapers were much of a threat. My impression at the end of the first game was that preventing their invasion was the only thing that mattered, if they made it into our galaxy then they would win no matter what. The Arrival DLC made it clear that an invasion was going to occur, followed by E3 presentations of Shepherd using a gun turret to shoot directly at one like it was just some regular boss fight...

It turns out that the Reapers DO mess everything up when they arrive, and even when you gather all the races together into one giant army, you have to rely on a deus ex machina super weapon to have any chance. To me this ends up satisfying the original games premise, that the reapers spell humaities doom. As far as I am concerned the "ending" after you get hit by that beam is entirely a hallucination as you're dying. It doesn't matter how hard you tried, the reapers could not be beaten and the cycle of harvesting will continue. I don't care if Bioware releases DLC to fix it, my Shepherd is dead to me, and the ending couldn't have delivered on the Reaper threat any better.
Freemanator 27th March 2012, 12:24 Quote
Paul, what horrible things did you do to your friends?
I reckon I stayed as a model of compassionate leadership and avoided, killing any of my friends, although I allowed one to sacrifice himself for the cause.
chimaera 27th March 2012, 13:27 Quote
Nice Serenity reference in there :D
Crunchy 27th March 2012, 15:15 Quote
Play 3 games, trying not to die.
Die anyway.

Happened in Halo, now in Mass Effect.

For some that's intersting or exciting, an involving a tragic game proving that gaming is a relevant and important storytelling medium.

For me that's 100 quid wasted.
I was trying not to die.
Crunchy 27th March 2012, 15:28 Quote
Interesting*
involving and*

My old keyb' is on it's last legs, bless it xD
ResCyn 27th March 2012, 15:49 Quote
I'm not usually one for memes but yea, just let Marauder Shields gun you down. He's your only chance...
Tangster 27th March 2012, 16:37 Quote
Don't worry. You aren't going to get a happy ending, or even a proper ending.
pimlicosound 27th March 2012, 16:56 Quote
There be spoilers below.

I'm not vitriolic at the ME3 ending (I won't dignify it by using the plural). I'm just disappointed. It didn't meet my expectations, and not just because I'm a whiny fanboy (although I might be one), but because BioWare specifically led us to expect something better. In particular, they promised that it would be a proper conclusion to Shepard's story, that they would not pull a "Lost" and leave us with lots of unanswered questions, and that a player's choices would affect the ending.

But however you interpret the ending, it's fails by those measures.

- If you take the ending literally, at face value, then it leaves you with lots of questions unanswered (including several new questions that arise in the ending sequence).

- If you believe the Indoctrination Theory, then you have the pleasure of an ending that makes some kind of logical sense, but must assume that Shepard's story is not truly finished.

- Whichever interpretation you choose to follow, when you enter the final sequence all your previous choices are disregarded and your single final choice has little effect on the outcome.

A lot of people are talking about "artistic integrity", but when your artistic output specifically contradicts its stated aims, then there is no integrity, only artistic opportunism.

That said, nearly everything in the game before the ending sequence is fantastic, and I'll certainly be playing through it all multiple times. I'll just have to imagine a different ending in my mind. After all, BioWare has invited ME players to be co-authors of the story, so I feel perfectly entitled to write my own ending, if only in my perfect imagination.
Material 27th March 2012, 17:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Freemanator
Paul, what horrible things did you do to your friends?
I reckon I stayed as a model of compassionate leadership and avoided, killing any of my friends, although I allowed one to sacrifice himself for the cause.

In my best attempt to avoid spoilers - I've shot him, meaning I'm currently lying to him and her.
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Originally Posted by chimaera
Nice Serenity reference in there :D

Nice spot too.
mighty_pirate 27th March 2012, 18:01 Quote
SPOILERS

I don't understand everyone's complaints about how the ending disregards all your previous decisions. They decide directly whether Anderson & Shepard survive. And they serve to weight your final decision to encourage you in different directions to different degrees.
Having three wildly divergent ending was never going to happen because that would make Mass Effect 4 (or whatever the next one ends up being called) ridiculously complicated to make. And they were never going to dead end their franchise.
I'm surprised so many people seemed to expect that.
The ending was always going to be the same thing, but the difference is in what it means, based on your decisions.

I'm not saying it was a great ending, but it was serviceable.
My only question is why the Normandy & your team were fleeing to hyperspace at the end. If they release a quick bit of free DLC that explains that then I'll be chuffed. I'm quite happy for everything else to remain a mystery. Knowing that the Universe goes on, damaged, changed, mysteries & all is much more satisfying to me than "And they all lived happily ever after".
Fizzban 27th March 2012, 18:31 Quote
" I don't deserve a happy Mass Effect ending"

Apparently nobody does. I got a "good ending" and that was garbage let me tell you.

The ending we got was so far removed for what IS Mass Effect, that the internet exploded. And the ending is lame. Make no mistake. It makes little sense and uses the cheap, cheap Deus ex machina way of explaining things.

Rumours are rife, from potential comments from one of the writers claiming that the end sequence was not what was planned, and that it had ONLY been written by Casey Hudson and the lead writer Mac Walters. To suggestions from the fans that Shepard had been indoctrinated.

And then there is the old chestnut that they are leaving the real ending for DLC..but since Ray Muzyka (co-founder of Bioware) felt the need to comment on this catastrophe personally, I think they just thought that the bullshit ending we were given was supposed to be good.
Showerhead 27th March 2012, 19:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by mighty_pirate
SPOILERS

I don't understand everyone's complaints about how the ending disregards all your previous decisions. They decide directly whether Anderson & Shepard survive. And they serve to weight your final decision to encourage you in different directions to different degrees.
Having three wildly divergent ending was never going to happen because that would make Mass Effect 4 (or whatever the next one ends up being called) ridiculously complicated to make. And they were never going to dead end their franchise.
I'm surprised so many people seemed to expect that.
The ending was always going to be the same thing, but the difference is in what it means, based on your decisions.

I'm not saying it was a great ending, but it was serviceable.
My only question is why the Normandy & your team were fleeing to hyperspace at the end. If they release a quick bit of free DLC that explains that then I'll be chuffed. I'm quite happy for everything else to remain a mystery. Knowing that the Universe goes on, damaged, changed, mysteries & all is much more satisfying to me than "And they all lived happily ever after".

Although the plot holes are the biggest disappointment for me. It would have been nice if they had a few ending cut scenes similar to ME2 where upgrading certain parts of the ship gave different outcomes. Only this time you would be able to see say an army of krogan taking on some reaper husks if you recruited them or the same husks overrunning an allied position if you didn't.
Fizzban 27th March 2012, 19:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by mighty_pirate

Having three wildly divergent ending was never going to happen because that would make Mass Effect 4 (or whatever the next one ends up being called) ridiculously complicated to make. And they were never going to dead end their franchise.
I'm surprised so many people seemed to expect that.
The ending was always going to be the same thing, but the difference is in what it means, based on your decisions..

The series was ALWAYS slated as being a Trilogy. There should be no Mass Effect 4.

They promised us endings that would reflect our decisions, they promised us...oh hell with it..I'd be here ALL day saying this. Let me just link you to another post from one of the persons with the time and effort to collate it all together.

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/10405204

I've seen better posts on the subject, but I really can't be arsed to spend longer than i already have looking for them.
Freemanator 27th March 2012, 19:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Material
In my best attempt to avoid spoilers - I've shot him, meaning I'm currently lying to him and her.
In the same spoiler vague vogue.

I didn't like the deceit and wouldn't keep the secret, and so I shared the secret with the affected parties at the earliest opportunity. I also reckon I got the better army behind me, and the other side came crawling back somewhat later. The big plus side was no lost friends.
thehippoz 27th March 2012, 20:51 Quote
hmm I didn't shoot mordin.. he went up an elevator and sacrificed himself in me3 to save the krogan
jimmyjj 27th March 2012, 22:06 Quote
The mass effect 3 ending is lazy, nonsensical, trite and bitterly, bitterly disappointing regardless of any choices you made in any of the games.

After investing god knows how many hours in this trilogy I literally could not believe how awful it was.

When you experience the biggest anti climax in the galaxy you will realise how meaningless your article is.

This video sums it up perfectly *spoilers*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M0Cf864P7E
Xir 27th March 2012, 22:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fizzban
The series was ALWAYS slated as being a Trilogy. There should be no Mass Effect 4.

Your word in George Lucas's ear :D
josephlck 27th March 2012, 23:12 Quote
OK. The ending was bad. But what really got to me was all the characters from ME2 got shafted! Of all the new characters in ME2 you get....

*minor spoilers*

EDI. Yay.

You don't even get Miranda, the hardest character to kill. Not to mention the numerous graphical bugs like the random guns Bioware decides to equip you and your companions with every cut scene, the disappearing rock with Tali, various clipping issues and getting stuck after talking to Joker for no apparent reason. Also, was I the only one who felt a bit cheap after getting the paramour achievement with Miranda?

I think the really sad thing is we were all expecting so much more and ME3, while a good game, just didn't deliver. ME2 is still my favourite from the series which a clear objective from start to finish with nice "logical" twists along the say and what I felt was some real character development.
Fizzban 28th March 2012, 01:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
Your word in George Lucas's ear :D

Urgh the Star Wars prequel thing (+additional changes for..well coz he 'felt like it').. don't, just don't. There is only so much failure one person can swallow.
ssj12 28th March 2012, 04:30 Quote
The way i slice it, its a good ending, but not the ending I want. I mean if you get the perfect ending I want way more than whats given. Having it be virtually the same with the addition of one 8 second part does not make a good perfect ending. I want the better the ending, the more content to that ending.
denjerw 28th March 2012, 08:36 Quote
As Kavafis in 'Ithaca' or Don Williams Jr. in his famous quote have suggested, our lessons come from the journey not the destination.
Bauul 28th March 2012, 10:40 Quote
Given how much negativity has been poured on the ending, I was incredibly pleasantly surprised when I finally finished it last night.
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Originally Posted by Crunchy

For me that's 100 quid wasted.
I was trying not to die.

No, you were trying to stop the Reapers, at any cost. None of the ME games have been about trying to protect your own life: the fact you willingly fling yourself into repeated suicidal missions is testament to that. The fact you die at the end is immaterial next to the fact you successfully save the galaxy, which is the one and only priority across the three games.
pimlicosound 28th March 2012, 12:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
The fact you die at the end is immaterial next to the fact you successfully save the galaxy, which is the one and only priority across the three games.

I don't have any problem with Shepard dying at the end of ME3 (if that is really what happens - it's hard to tell). I actually expected it. The problem isn't that a sad ending is making people descend into a gibbering mess, it's that an ending that descended into a gibbering mess is making people sad.
Grimloon 28th March 2012, 14:09 Quote
I lost my ME2 save so I'm currently replaying that to get where I want to be at the start. I did start ME3 and was left with a few decisions where I would have preferred to find a third, less black and white option. I admit to having alienated a couple of races fairly early on which, in hindsight, may not have been the best idea.
Blademrk 28th March 2012, 15:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
The fact you die at the end is immaterial next to the fact you successfully save the galaxy, which is the one and only priority across the three games.

Hmm, I'm not so sure the galaxy was saved, all 3 endings result in all races being stranded (wherever they are) with the destruction of the gates (in the rainbow coloured explosion of your choice).

Earth is also pretty much fubar, with very few resources left to rebuild (not to mention several surviving alien fleets in orbit, which we would be unable to support and who now cannot get home unless they're willing to travel using FTL drives, which (I assume) would still take lifetimes).


*Note, I haven't played ME3 myself yet. I was waiting for the inevitable complete edition with all the DLC, but after the ending fallout....
RedFlames 28th March 2012, 16:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Blademrk
Earth is also pretty much fubar, with very few resources left to rebuild (not to mention several surviving alien fleets in orbit, which we would be unable to support and who now cannot get home unless they're willing to travel using FTL drives, which (I assume) would still take lifetimes).

Not to mention that one, possibly two [depending on your choices] of those fleets can't eat any of the 'local' food [Turians/Quarians].
pendragon 28th March 2012, 18:10 Quote
I'm going to post a response I read on the Bioware Social forums that I think spells out my thoughts on this really well:

WALL OF TEXT incoming: Spoiler-tagged as much of it as I thought was needed...
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So I signed up just to voice my displeasure and opinion just on the ending. I've had some time to think about it and I'm glad I had to wait 24 hours to post since if I didn't, I would have had one heck of a rage post going on. Here is what I thought about the ending. 99.9% of this has been covered in the 407 pages that I read (yes It took me a while), but I feel like I need to say my peice as well. I'll try to stray from writing a novel and keep it to bullet points.

So Here we go Bioware

1.) The endings were virtually the same no matter what you did in ALL THREE GAMES. Just different colored explosions. Why did I just spend hundreds of hours doing the right thing and going back and making good decisions when in the end it didn't matter?


2.) The only way to get Shepard to live was to Genocide the Geth and kill EDI. (This is a major flaw in the Indoctrination theory as well. The right was red because the right caused millions of Geth and EDI to die. The left was blue because you saved everyone but sacrificed yourself which is the paragon choice) Now I could live with this if there was no starchild, and it didn't turn into a convoluted mess at the end. Basically, I would be fine if you throw all that out the window and you have to pick A.) Sacrifice yourself to save everyone, the mass relays, and the galatic community stays intact or B.) You live, but at the expense of the Geth and EDI and you can go back to see your crew. Now that would be a really hard choice to make. I don't think I could have brought myself to kill EDI and the Geth, I would have probably sacrificed myself. But Im sure I'd sit there for a good 5-10 mins pondering what I wanted to do.


3.)Nothing I did in Mass Effect 3 mattered. No matter who I united, who I saved, how good my relationships were, etc ABSOLUTELY NOTHING mattered. Why did I make sure to talk to EVERYONE after each mission to make sure I didn't miss out their perks and relationships? Why did I spend all that time building these fantastic relationships like in ME1/2 (in which they did matter) for nothing. Wasn't ME all about this? The relationships you built throughout this franchise? It's the reason I loved 99.9% of the gameplay. It's the reason why I could not put it down and I paid for DLC blindly and played multiple times throuigh. I loved the relationships, the jokes, friend cut scenes.

4.)This builds from three. Why throw all of that away, not show what happens to any of my crew at the end even if we say the ending was good? How could you think we wouldn't want some sort of closure? So what do you do? You make a scene where Joker and the Normandy are running away and crash land on a lush planet where somehow my squadmates from the final mission magically get onto the Normandy and didn't get totally annihilated like me by Harbingers beam? This can ONLY be some quickly thrown together ploy to seel future DLC which is a huge insult just like the opening DLC (which I bought)

5.) War assets were just an arbitrary number. I united an entire galaxy for a final battle and I got to see mostly alliance ships, some Turian/Asari ships in a 60 cut scene which was extremely subpar. Are you kidding me? I almost laughed at the end when I realized there wasn't going to be an epic battle with the forces I just spent 50 hours uniting. Where were the Geth, Batarians, Volus, Elcor, Varren, Omega Mercenaries, STG Salarians, Ex Cerebus? Where were they in the Hammer forces on the ground? I just can't fathom why they were left out when they were being pushed as an extremely important to unite IN THE MAIN STORY.

6.) The final boss I get was Marauder Shields? Don't get me wrong, I love him with all my heart. He tried to save me from the ending, but at least let me fight harbinger or control the massive galaxy fleet I put together? How could you not have any variables or cut scenes based on the fleet in a final boss fight. Huge swing and miss there.

7.)You introduce a massive main character in the last five minutes where I can't choose to question him and he creates 100 more questions and answers none of the 100 from the previous 99% of the game. Plus, his logic for the Reapers is to save us from eventually wiping ourselves out with synthetics. So what does the starchild do? He creates synthetics to kill us so that the synthetics we create don't kill us? Really Bioware? That's what you went with to end this epic story? Hahahahahahaha. I just can't believe it. There is just no possible way that anyone from Bioware could think that was a fantastic way to end the game.

8.) The entire franchise had tons of despair, depression, heartache, loss, defeat,with triumph at the end of 1 and 2. So why have an ending in 3 three that did not do the same? All we got was more loss, defeat, despair when we watched everything we grew to love explode before our eyes. The Citadel, the mass relays, the galactic community gone in seconds. Why do that? Do you think I'm going to put the game back in to do another play through or play 1-3 again when I know the ending is just depressing? No. I'm not. I won't touch this game again, nor the others and I surely wont be buying any DLC. And that really upsets me because I loved 99.9% of the game. I want to play again, I want to relive the Mass Effect story, I want to carry on with more DLC, but I won't do it because the ending ruined it. I don't play video games to leave me feeling defeated and depressed at the end. I play them because I know all that hardwork will pay off in the end and you feel awesome to the point where you stand up at 1 and 2 and say "F#$% Yea! THAT WAS AWESOME!". The ending of 3, I just sat there watching credits roll by with a feeling of "WTF just happened?", turned it off and went to bed.

We were all extremely emotionally attached to this game. We lived the story. It didn't have to be complicated. There didn't need to be some confusing godlike AI. The story was already incredible. No reason to throw that curveball in the mix with no answers. I wanted a massive battle cutscene with my Armada with the Reapers, I wanted to get up again at the end having defeated Harbinger, activating the crucible, and watching the Reapers burn and saying "F#$% Yea! THAT WAS AWESOME!" again. I wanted to go back to my crew, greet them all again (if you had high enough War Assets), get to talk with them about the fight, what they want to do now that it is over, talk about rebuilding and starting a new, and know that the galactic community that I grew to love is still there. Heck! That would still leave openings for ME4 or more DLC that we all want and I'm sure you want to sell!!!

Ultimately, I wish the indoctrination theory was true, but it's not. I think you rushed the end. I think EA got their grubby little hands in the mix to ruin the end and try to sell tons of DLC, but it backfired. Maybe not though because any new ending DLC you put out we are going to have to pay for which is pathetic. You'll sell it though. Oh boy will you sell it. I really do think EA execs ruined this game. They did something because you (bioware) do such great jobs at story telling to have this travesty of an ending.

I'll say it again like thousands of others. I loved this franchise. I loved the story. I loved the inside jokes walking past people. I loved the friends and companionship we could create. I loved everything about all three games except the last 10-15 minutes.You guys did such an amazing and incredible job with 99% of the game to let this be the end.
Please make it right.

Thanks for listening:D
Beasteh 28th March 2012, 19:41 Quote
Read a thought-provoking article on the ME "ending" recently which manages to capture how I feel about it all. It's long, but well worth it:

http://doycetesterman.com/index.php/2012/03/mass-effect-tolkein-and-your-bullshit-artistic-process/

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Dear writers: If you create something, and your readers hope that what you just gave them was, in reality, an “it was a dream all along” ending, because that would be better than what you wrote, you seriously. ****ed. up.
josephlck 28th March 2012, 22:41 Quote
I suppose we should have seen all that coming. The clues were already there in the war assets screen. If Bioware couldn't be bothered to produce at least slightly different still images for the different fleets of different races, no way where they going to make an FMV with them...

Also, throughout the first two games, every time you ask a reaper why they are doing this they tell you it is beyond your understanding yet God-Child does it in 3 minutes... Sounds like the real reason the reapers never answered in the first two games was that the writers hadn't thought of a reason yet!!

This clip about sums it up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b33tJx8iy0A
GravitySmacked 28th March 2012, 22:48 Quote
I rather liked the ending.

Yes it left loose ends and yes it wasn't a happy ending but it made me think about many of the decisions I made along the way. A lot of the choices made through the 3 games were tied off nicely before the last hour and, as such, should also be considered to be part of the ending

I cannot think of any game series that has provoked as much thought about the decisions made than the Mass Effect series and that's a good thing.
Crunchy 30th March 2012, 11:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Given how much negativity has been poured on the ending, I was incredibly pleasantly surprised when I finally finished it last night.
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Originally Posted by Crunchy

For me that's 100 quid wasted.
I was trying not to die.

No, you were trying to stop the Reapers, at any cost. None of the ME games have been about trying to protect your own life: the fact you willingly fling yourself into repeated suicidal missions is testament to that. The fact you die at the end is immaterial next to the fact you successfully save the galaxy, which is the one and only priority across the three games.

Bro, Shepard was trying to stop the Reapers and making the actions you describe, *I* was trying not to die. :)
Peace on your sentiment, tho. :)
Shayper09 30th March 2012, 14:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy
Play 3 games, trying not to die.
Die anyway.

Happened in Halo, now in Mass Effect.

For some that's intersting or exciting, an involving a tragic game proving that gaming is a relevant and important storytelling medium.

For me that's 100 quid wasted.
I was trying not to die.

*AHEM* MC isn't dead ;)

Fortress world anyone?
evilpilch 30th March 2012, 22:37 Quote
Play as a woman. That's what I did. That way you have plausable deniability for being a bitch! (I jest of course.)

I did play as a woman though. I prefer to look at pretty things rather than some hairy bobbin' man-ass.

And that end is coherent. Don't believe the people who just don't get it. It's a lot more subtle than the vast majority of games. But then its nice to be finally treated with some intelligence. :-)
Aragon Speed 31st March 2012, 05:50 Quote
This sums up perfectly how I felt at the end of ME3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b33tJx8iy0A
GravitySmacked 31st March 2012, 09:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aragon Speed
This sums up perfectly how I felt at the end of ME3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b33tJx8iy0A

I was wondering how long it would take before someone did that.

It was amusing up until the bit about closure, how much closure do people need need?
Krikkit 31st March 2012, 10:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aragon Speed
This sums up perfectly how I felt at the end of ME3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b33tJx8iy0A

Yep, I've got that. I'm bitterly disappointed with the ending - until the last moments the game was living up to my every hope - brutal choices that you're forced to make for the survival of the species... Then it's all just pointless, and we get some hand-wavy ending that may or may not be all a dream because Shepard's dead.

Not good enough Bioware, get back in there and try again.
GeorgeStorm 31st March 2012, 11:32 Quote
I've not played it, but if those are spoilers Krikkit could you put spoiler tags on it? :)

Haven't played any of the ME games yet, but they are on my list of things to do :P
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