Mikoto, on 30 August 2013 - 03:16 PM, said:
Yes Gode I'm aware the endings weren't the original version. Something about dark matter if I recall. Anyway, you believe what you have to believe about the refusal ending. I'll continue on with my perspective. Respectfully we'll have to agree to disagree on the matter.
Fair do's. The wonderful thing about leaving things open to interpretation is well... things are open for different people to interpret differently
Its odd though. I beat the game with maximum War Assets and played multiplayer enough to get maximum Galactic Readiness yet as far as I can tell indeed the Geth and EDI were destroyed. At least with the Quarian slide the Geth were missing. There were no indications of them. Nor was EDI present when the crew mourned those that had fallen. Its another gripe I have with the ending, EC or not. A half-breath and hesitation before actually putting up the plaque with Shepard's name is.... not closure. Is my Elena Shepard alive? Is she dead? What happened to her?
I agree with you about the half breath. I have this strange notion of Shepard waking up and then dying of shock and trauma before a medic can get to him because hey, millions of people dead, who's going to notice one more person lying in the rubble
Another large gripe is how the Destroy ending (mine at least) having that choice kill all Synthetic life including the Geth and EDI as well as the Reapers feels like a cheap plot device to give the choice unnecessary 'impact' or 'gravity.' The Reapers are at least partially organic. The Geth and EDi are not. It can't be that hard for a weapon as advanced as the Crucible to tell them apart.
Wasn't the argument that both EDI and the Geth have Reaper code and are therefore too close to Reaper for the Crucible's sparkly energy wave to tell apart?
The other one of course is Shepard's forced 'death.' I mean that as in she can't walk out of there as a human, go home back to Kaidan and either continue her career or go for an early retirement on some nice beach somewhere. Then there's the fact that the Normandy crew did obey orders and abandon Shepard. It just seems to go against the bond they'd built up over the three games. I was just kinda wondering if they would defy orders for Shepard.
Agreed and agree (except it's Liara for me). With Joker's 'My orders are to take care of you' speech, I was expecting some last minute heroics beyond him saving your companions.
Still, I retract the post EC ending being being an 'awful beyond words mess.' To be fair it along with Leviathan has at least improved the ending somewhat. Its not a great ending. Its not even a good ending. But it's not a bad ending. It's an adequate ending. That's good enough I think. Maybe I'll create a new Shepard and play one last time.
I'll think about it.
And that's a heck of a lot more than I was planning to do a few days ago.
Heh, good for you, and you've nailed my view of the new endings, adequate. And ultimately I can live with adequate, because the other 99% of the Mass Effect series, I've really enjoyed. Though I will say this, going back to ME1 was a bit of a shock when I tried that recently. So clunky compared to ME3