This was a franchise that some were calling “the Star Wars of our generation.” Not exactly a small claim. All of a sudden, when Mass Effect 3 ended the story, irate gamers flocked to the message boards demanding a new ending, clamoring for change.
Basically, I can understand why some people feel like the ending was disappointing. The paths it takes you down may not be as personal as some were expecting, and some questioned weren't awnsered. The feeling of having things unanswered was only exacerbated by the investment and personalization most people put into the trilogy. However, I felt the ending was cathartic. I mean it wasn't the worst ending I have ever seen, and I find hard for people to expect an ending that would satisfy everyone. Not saying that people with valid criticisms are unrealistic, but I personally couldn't imagine an ending that would encapsulate a trilogy worth of decisions. It wouldn't be fare for me to put that pressure on Bioware as a gamer, especially when they have given me three great games. I'm just sad, it's all over. But then again, that's what Bioware was probably going for.
I still think it is a place holder ending like in Fallout 3 where you die and then Broken Steel dlc continued the game.
For me, I didn't mind it. But at the same time, it's shocking how they seemed to disregard your previous choices. After all Shep did, I'm sure a nice ending wouldn't of hurt.
Wow lol defend the ending, what ending it didn't end. If you have have a brain watch ending again SPOILERS SPOILERS It's a dream sequence lol I blew up citadel but i'm magically alive on earth at end. Just like I talk to anderson after he was vaporized, or how I was in space with out a suit shooting a pistol with unlimited ammo. The ending is coming but this isn't it.
Would I like a better ending? Yes. But I'd like a better ending to just about every work of fiction. It didn't invalidate my choices, like some say. Yeah, the scene's are all pretty similar, but you are left to imagine what impact you had on the long run. I didn't need a freaking ten-minute powerpoint like in Dragon Age to remind me what choices I made. The story was told in such a way that I had a pretty clear idea of where the galaxy was headed. **SPOILERS** In fact, with the destruction of the Mass Relays, it kind of makes sense that you wouldn't know the details of the galaxy's fate. NO ONE WOULD. Defeating the reapers just hit the reset button on interstellar civilization.
Spoilers!!!!!!! Only gripes I have about the ending is WHY is the Normandy using a Mass Relay?!?!?! They were supposed to be on Earth with the rest of the galaxy fighting the Reapers. Another one is why is Ashley getting of of the Normandy after the crash???? I had her in my squad during the last mission, shouldn't she have died with me since everyone else died too? She just magically got beamed up into the Normandy ala Star Trek? I would've rather had the ending show all the species trying to co-exist on Earth. I also expected Shepard to die too, the developers were pretty adamant on this being te end of Shepards story.
I fail to understand the hate. So basically people wanted a collage type monologue ending. Giving every person a moment. They did that....before the ending. Accept that Jesus....I mean Sheppard was always going to end with this type of ending that we got. And it made sense....it fit the story, it just wasn't the happy go lucky ending everyone thought. Personally, I found the ending I chose to be logical. Now....after the credits....that's different. It was ok....but not great.
That wasn't Ashely ....that was the assistant comm chick. The Normandy was in orbit. Edi helped direct those missiles at the Destroyer class Reaper. But, when the raid went in earnest they as many ships did, started to pull back. Their job was done. And if they failed to get the Crucible to work...they would be on the run. The after credits ending wasn't a dream sequence. It was some far generation telling the story of Christ.....I mean Sheppard to his grandchild. I liked the ending personally. It was never Sheppard story as much as the story of the reapers demise.
Ahh... Thanks for the clarification. Ending is very Final Fantasy 7 esque
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