What was with the weird dreams? (spoilers)

#1ignus18Posted 5/4/2014 1:42:03 AM
What was going on in them exactly? What did they mean?
#2ghosta2Posted 5/4/2014 2:12:34 AM
Sheppard has survivors syndrome and feels guilty about not being able to save the many people that were killed by the reapers. The shaddows represent those that died and they whisper the negative feelings that sheppard is feeling.
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#3Kyo3333Posted 5/4/2014 2:52:32 AM
They were "artistic", just like the ending.
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#4NafzgerPosted 5/4/2014 3:06:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMTkedIUX8U
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#5Ryan-06Posted 5/4/2014 3:33:24 AM
Not really.

It's metaphorical usage of shepards lingering guilt adn the burden and weight of a huge responsibility that his/her actions carry. To "leave earth in order to save it." as he said.

using the kid was still an odd choice though. there are others who died that should be haunting his memory.
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#6Spinder1Posted 5/4/2014 4:19:39 AM(edited)
They're supposed to make you feel really, really sad about the kid. I mean it's a kid and he died while sad music played. Automatically feel really sad and emotional, damn it. But you didn't? You're not the only one. You played a hardass renegade for whom the dream really made no sense at all and was borderline character-ruining? You're not the only one. You thought that regardless of what they were trying to get across, they honest to god felt out of place and unnecessary? You're not the only one.

They are one of ME3's several highly questionable design / plot choies, basically.
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#7FearOfTheLightPosted 5/4/2014 4:25:51 AM
Spinder1 posted...
You played a hardass renegade for whom the dream really made no sense at all and was borderline character-ruining? You're not the only one. You thought that regardless of what they were trying to get across, they honest to god felt out of place and unnecessary? You're not the only one.


My sentiments exactly. It had me awfully confused as to why a cold-blooded, ruthless, calculating tactician of a soldier like him would lose sleep by giving into his guilt and emotions.

Especially with THAT kind of mentality, and knowing what's at stake!
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#8zhobanPosted 5/4/2014 4:33:48 AM
Shepard is a pedophile. Him chasing that boy is a reference to Jeffrey Dahmer chasing his "estranged" 14 year old lover
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#9Ryan-06Posted 5/4/2014 5:18:44 AM(edited)
FearOfTheLight posted...
My sentiments exactly. It had me awfully confused as to why a cold-blooded, ruthless, calculating tactician of a soldier like him would lose sleep by giving into his guilt and emotions.


Except my shepard wasn't that type of soldier. I played paragon.


So I guess all real military personnel in the world are "hard ass renegades" too then? I don't see that in America all the time. Many have you know, families, wife, children. Stuff they care for and are emotional about. Why many soldiers cry after coming home from their tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Because Shepard is NOT human at the end of the day, right? Because a SPACER (even renegade) Shepard doesn't have connections to his mother that you can contact in ME1 and ME3 during the Citadel DLC from the apartment. Yes, shep is a Geth, I knew it.

But kids want their TOUGH man soldier boy who takes **** from no one! Go back to Gears of Meatheads and Call of Dudebro or something.
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#10zhobanPosted 5/4/2014 5:18:20 AM
Ryan-06 posted...
FearOfTheLight posted...
My sentiments exactly. It had me awfully confused as to why a cold-blooded, ruthless, calculating tactician of a soldier like him would lose sleep by giving into his guilt and emotions.


Except my shepard wasn't that type of soldier. I played paragon.


So I guess all real military personnel in the world are "hard ass renegades" too then? I don't see that in America all the time. Many have you know, families, wife, children. Stuff they care for and are emotional about. Why many soldiers cry after coming home from their tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Because Shepard is NOT human at the end of the day. Because a SPACER (even renegade) Shepard doesn't have connections to his mother that you can contact in ME1 and ME3 during the Citadel DLC from the apartment.

But kids want their TOUGH man soldier boy who takes **** from no one! Go back to Gears of Meatheads and Call of Dudebro or something.


First Gears of War was good, it had potential as you could tell it was SUPOSSED to be a Survival Horror. It's just too bad Microsoft got a hold of it and Gears of War 2 happened.
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