Mass Effect 3 Ending…

Well, this goes witouth saying but there are some MAJOR MASS EFFECT 3 SPOILERS comming here! If you havent played ME3 yet and are planning to, STOP READING NOW!!!

I repeat! SUPER BIG SPOILERS COMMING UP! If you continue reading it’s all on you! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! xD
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Ok!

((Thougts before playing the Extended Cut DLC))

I really loved ME3, it really felt like a great “last game”. Gathering forces, uniting the galaxy against a mutual enemy! It really had that epic last stand feel to it… right up until the last 10-15 minutes or so. The ending was so dissapointing! Like a railroad track leading you forward and then right over the edge! So frustrating! I mean a sweitzer cheese has feewer holes than the ME3 ending has plot holes! 😛

Ok, so troughout all games my Shepard was mainly paragon, I only used the renegade options against those scumbags who really deserved it! But still, I was good! Same in ME3, uniting the quarians and the geth, curing the genofage, my Shepard was a god d*mn miracle worker! Succeeding when there was no hope, uniting people of all races! But during the last 10 minutes of the game Shepard goes from hero of the galaxy to commiting genocide! You see, no matter what choise you pick in the end leads to the destruction of the mass relays.. And it is clearly stated in the game that the destruction of a mass relay would result in a explotion whiping out all living things around it! Obliterating all choices Shepard ever made, good or bad, in a matter of minutes.. Dosen’t matter anymore! Everything and everyone is dead! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

So what choices do you have in the end? Well however you played the game it does not change them… (For some weird reason, WFT btw?) Whatever you have done or not done, in the end you face the same 3 choices, 3 paths to walk…

1. Destroy the catalyst and all synthetic life along with it, not only the Reapers but also the Geth and EDI. (I think, for me she was with the crew on the synthesis ending but not this one)

2. Try to controll the Reapers in the way the Illusive man and Cerberus wanted.

3. Synthesis, you add your energy to the Catalyst… Shepard will be absorbed, and then sent out troughout the galaxy, combining all synthetic and organic life into a new mix, giving everything a new DNA.

Problems with said choices:
1. Well, all the times I’ve been talking to EDI and Legion about how they deserve to live and choose for themselfes is for naught. Free will and unity between all goes out the window with this option. How could I just destroy the catalyst and killing my friends after fighting so long for their right to exist?? (The only good thing about this choice is that it looks like Shepard survives!)

2. This is just stupid, here we have been fighting the Illusive man and Cerberus for this very reason! And now they expect me to be like “well, what they tried to do was wrong, but if I do it it’s ok” : P SO STUPID!

3. Combine synthetic life and organic into one.. Well, by choosing this all talk about how every living speices, no matter how different, deserves to live goes down the drain.. Solve the problem by making everyone the same..? Not really a solution if you ask me..

And now for the problems with the ending itself, starting with the talk with that AI kid, (why Shepard has been seeing him in dreams is not explained at all, but I guess I’ll let that slide : P ) Shepard has ALWAYS been questioning the bad guys.. Having alot to say to persuade or just tell them how wrong they are.. But here, NOTHING! The kid tells me that synthetic life will always try to destroy their creators in the end, there is no way to live in harmony and all Shepard has to say is “Maybe…. ” I don’t even have the option to bring up how I just made peace between the quarians and the geth! Wow, suddenly Shepard is a pushover??? :O

Oh! And while on that subject, the AI then claims that he created the Reapers billions of years ago to solve the problem of synthetic life forms killing their organic creators. The Reaper’s whole purpose is to “save” the organics by killing them and turning them into synthetics.. So that the organics won’t make synthetics who will then kill the organics… Soooo, basicly they kill you so you won’t be killed? Well that’s just a hole new kind of logic I sure haven’t heard of before! Makes sense… NOT! : P

After making your choice you see the mass relays getting destroyed (let’s just pretend this is another kind of explotion that does not whipe out all living things, just the relays) What about all those alien troops still on earth and in earths orbit? They have no means of getting home! With the mass relays gone the trip will take DECADES instead of moments. (Setting back their super evolved space travel immensly) The Turians, Quarians and Krogan can’t eat the same food as other species, so what happens when their “during the war food stock” runs out? I’m guessing starvation, leading to the krogan ultimatley eating everyone else on the planet, then the krogan starving to death : P Good job saving earth Shep!

And then there is the Normandy, holding my crew (who just moments earlier was down on earth with me btw) it’s almost caugth in the mass relay explotion but slips away at the last second… How did it even get there?? The last time I saw the Normandy it was stationed with the fleet in orbit around earth. And when did it have the time to get my crew?? Garrus and Liara was with me in the explotion that wounded me severly down on earth, I assume the were also left laying down on the battlefield like I was? Nope! They magically appear on the Normandy just a short while after! (Of course I want them to live so maybe I should let this slide too) : P Assuming they don’t start eating one another on that planet they crashed on!

And lastly a personal matter that confuses me soooooo much.. In her dying moments Shepard has a flash of some of those close to her, I see Andersson (makes sense, they were close and he was with me in my last moments) I see Joker (Also makes sense, him and Shepard were close friends and he’s been there from the start) Then I see Liara and afterwards other cutsceens starts playing… No offence, I like Liara.. But what??? Liara?!?! What the fudge?? Ok they were also close friends but I’m kind of sure my Shepard should be thinking about her BOYFRIEND GARRUS in her last moments?? (I’ve read that one of the flashes is suppose to be your love interest) Why on earth did I get Liara? I never had a relationship with anyone exept Garrus, I even kept Shepard single troughout ME1 because I only wanted to romance Garrus in my playtrough! Makes.. no…sense…

((After downloading the Extended Cut DLC))

Ok, I admit this DLC fixes a few of the biggest questions, not in a totally logic way though… But fair enough! The mass relays don’t kill off the galaxy, the Normandy is told to retreat (I’m guessing that’s when he takes the time to get the crew on earth. My new nickname for Joker is now “the flash“) : P They do still crash on the planet but somehow they manage to make enough repairs so they can get airborn again. The alien fleet in space and on earth just flies home and get’s there in time for supper! (still kind of weird) But at least they lived happily ever after I guess! That’s also what I wanted so no point in complaining…. Even though space travel now seems to include magic somehow : P

But the biggest letdown remain, the HUGE hole in the story. Or maybe not hole but just a really confucing matter. Trough ME1 and ME2 Shepard has been working to unite her crew, all speices, helping them drop old grudges and accept eachother, ultimatley working thowards a common goal. In ME3 this is extended to the whole galaxy. Tolerance, understanding and unity has always been key in the series. But suddenly all that is cast aside and left us with 3 choises that has NOTHING to do with what the game has been all about. The synthesis ending totally disregards the idea of tolerance and unity altogether by forcing all the life in the galaxy to become this new utlimate DNA mix. The control ending forces the Reapers to obey you, probably reculting in them eventually trying to ruin everything again, I mean they really don’t seem to grasp the consept of tolerance. The destruction ending is no better because it means forcing all synthetics lifeforms to give up their existance!

This ending really contredicts everything the series has been about all along, almost making you feel like everything you done was just in vain. You’re being forced to pick an option that disregards free will and contredicts the games story so far. What were they thinking, did they let the intern make the ending? Has this intern even played the games?? (I’m guessing not! x( ) I have to say I’m very dissapointed, and now I’m also quite worried about ME4! Let’s just hope they learned something from this disaster…

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