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Someone want to explain what was wrong with ME3's ending to me?

#21JDGFootman1234Posted 2/2/2013 9:55:33 PM
GGearX posted...
Luthor_ posted...
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Wasn't there another option as well? Like if you didn't chose anything?


Only after they patched the ending and it was thinly veiled f*** you to a lot of fans. Plus it really wasnt much of an ending at all.
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#22CyricsServantPosted 2/3/2013 12:40:45 AM(edited)
I can really only speak for myself because there are so many reasons people were pissed with ME3's ending.

The lack of meaningful choice and Shepard's death, conceptually, didn't bother me . . . however, the following DID annoy me:


http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/077/1/d/mass_effect_3__yo_dog__by_thewonderingsword-d4t5urj.jpg
Oversimplified? Sure, but that's basically the gist of it.

- The reaper AI god child could let Shepard bleed out, but chooses to beam him up and let him be the mechanism for the Catalyst's new solution. Shepard essentially just says "**** it" and goes along for the ride. At least in the extended cut, not only can you refuse to play ball, you can at least ask the god child a few questions and criticize it. In the original ending you're pretty much completely stripped of player agency which is infuriating.

- Plot holes and narrative contrivances (e.g. Joker going AWOL, supposedly dead characters getting off the Normandy at the end, exploding Mass Relays somehow not frying everyone and everything within the confines of their galaxies . . . or maybe they did, space magic causing people to combine with their toasters, etc.)

- Shepard acts completely out of character if you select Control. If Bioware had actually given us dialogue options throughout the course of the game demonstrating Shepard was amenable to Control, it wouldn't have seemed like the choice came out of left field. But they don't, so Shepard ends up seeming like a hypocritical, capricious ass. Then again, Shepard acts completely out of character when he decides to work with the reaper overlord without asking it more than three or four questions, so I guess you could argue it's just par for the course.
#23FiyunPosted 2/3/2013 3:26:44 AM
GGearX posted...
Luthor_ posted...
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Wasn't there another option as well? Like if you didn't chose anything?


"Refusal".

The only really distinct ending.
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#24DuwstaiPosted 2/3/2013 4:30:27 AM
Man the original ending was awful.

Which is a shame because the rest of the game was amazing imo.

Extended Cut was mediocre but acceptable... I guess. Renegade control ending was cool.
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#25FFTHEWINNERPosted 2/3/2013 4:31:59 AM
Winterstar posted...
There's not a damn thing that's wrong with the ending. Only morons complain about it.


exactly. I urge any one who thinks that this ending is bad to go play KOTOR2 and watch its "dark path" ending. The entire f***ing ending is literally just the camera flicking.
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#26JukainPosted 2/3/2013 4:45:37 AM
I love how people complain about the Mass Effect 3 ending while no one hardly talks about the Deus Ex: Human Revolution ending which was essentially the same thing.
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#27NinjuggalotusPosted 2/3/2013 4:54:51 AM
From: Winterstar | #012
There's not a damn thing that's wrong with the ending. Only morons complain about it.

Bad post.
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#28NinjuggalotusPosted 2/3/2013 4:58:35 AM
http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/11435886
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#29CyricsServantPosted 2/3/2013 8:12:17 AM(edited)
Jukain posted...
I love how people complain about the Mass Effect 3 ending while no one hardly talks about the Deus Ex: Human Revolution ending which was essentially the same thing.


Except it wasn't. They're not even in the same league.
#30JKSonicPosted 2/3/2013 8:11:31 AM
From: Jukain | #106
I love how people complain about the Mass Effect 3 ending while no one hardly talks about the Deus Ex: Human Revolution ending which was essentially the same thing.


Because it wasn't 3 games long and touted repeatedly that your decisions in early games would have huge implications in the third/at the end...essentially that it would be "your own" universe.
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