A Deus Ex Machina to be ashamed of! *ending spoilers*

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User Info: BooBirdo

BooBirdo
5 years ago#1
The "kid" or the "creator" call it what you will, must be one of the most ill-conceived Deus Ex Machina I have ever witnessed in a medium ever. I would honestly prefer if the Reapers origin and true motives were left a complete mystery.

It saddens me that this is the best they could come up with when deciding what "detailed" information about the Reapers they were going to shine a light on, and do not even get me started on the rest of the ending, we have all been there.
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User Info: clawixp

clawixp
5 years ago#2
Go learn what Deus Ex Machina really is, then come back and redo your post.
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User Info: IlluminaZer0

IlluminaZer0
5 years ago#3
clarkw18 posted...
Go learn what Deus Ex Machina really is, then come back and redo your post.

The "kid" is almost literally a Deus Ex Machina, as well as one in the literary sense.

User Info: Darkassassin906

Darkassassin906
5 years ago#4
The ending of Final Fantasy XIII was a Deus Ex Machina. This ending, was not. This ending was just poorly written.
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User Info: leeroymudkipz

leeroymudkipz
5 years ago#5
IlluminaZer0 posted...
clarkw18 posted...
Go learn what Deus Ex Machina really is, then come back and redo your post.

The "kid" is almost literally a Deus Ex Machina, as well as one in the literary sense.


Deus Ex Machina is the Crucible.
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User Info: IlluminaZer0

IlluminaZer0
5 years ago#6
leeroymudkipz posted...
Deus Ex Machina is the Crucible.

Thus the "quotation marks."

Addendum:

"Played almost preposterously straight in the ending of Mass Effect 3, to the rage of a huge portion of the fanbase. In the final minutes, a completely un-foreshadowed entity appears that essentially tells you what endings you have to choose between. Unlike virtually every other major decision in the game, its highly questionable logic can't be examined, Shepard just accepts its conclusions and moves on. It somehow has the power to affect every living creature in the galaxy and none of its abilities are ever justified in any serious way, which is particularly infuriating in a series that previously had meticulous and plausible explanations for all of its sci-fi tech. "

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeusExMachina
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User Info: Nafzger

Nafzger
5 years ago#8
He wasn't. Deus ex Machina would be if the Reapers were winning, and then bigger, badder reapers showed up and killed the other reapers, then left.
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User Info: IrishSpectre_N7

IrishSpectre_N7
5 years ago#9
It isn't a DEM, and it isn't the reason the endings are bad.
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User Info: fan357

fan357
5 years ago#10
Somebody had to have made the Reapers. This "child" made them. Therefore not a deus ex machina.
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