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The excitement from fans up to the release of Mass Effect 3 has only been matched in intensity by the uproar over the end of the trilogy. From those who love it to those who are asking for a refund, gamers who have finished the game have no shortage of opinions over how Shepard's story is wrapped up. Game Informer's Andrew Reiner, Matt Miller, and Joe Juba sat down to share their thoughts on the ending and to discuss the enthusiastic reaction from the fans.
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Except that only the Indoctrination theory really makes sense, so no, they aren't all stuck in the Sol system. Joker never escaped. The Relays weren't destroyed. Literally none of that happened.
So, I think it's fair that I feel a little *** over about this game's ending.
This is a pathetic conversation which fails to touch upon the theory that maybe 50% of players see as a possibility. They also fail to realize that many people play Mass Effect games for the little things--subplots, romances, characters--just as much as for the overarching plot.
I have a feeling BioWare has something special up their sleeve, but if they do not I will be disappointed in the ending.
PS: The guy in the middle looks like the weird stalker guy from Blades of Glory.
This is one of the better videos to come out discussing the ending.
I personally do not like the ending. But I respect that you three have your own opinions, and I thank you for not disparaging the fans who are disappointed or unhappy.
Kudos, Game Informer staff!
I watched the ending and was touched by it. I was all right with Shepard dying. And while I hated the child God character, I went along with that as well. I was disappointed that no matter Shepard's final choice, it was the same ending, nearly. Just one is control, one is destroy, one is synthesis. But from our perspective, it was all the same.
What really bothered me was this: I spent 100 hours building these connections with the friends and crew mates. What I felt was unfair in the end was the lack of finality for them. What happened to these people I was close to?
Also, I was a little more upset when I saw what Casey hudson promised the final ending to be did not match up what it became... But I can accept it as an ending - I just want to know what happened to my crew. Because it was supposed to be a "final" not.
I do like Sci-Fi. I watched the star trek, but they nearly always do answer questions about the characters you grow attached to. I feel like Mass Effect created more attachments than the average tv show or movie, so I would have expected something about those close companions, but nothing came out of it.
Every now and then I give more mainstream game news outlets a chance, and then there's so much dumb content like this. *sigh*....
totally with Andrew on this one
I liked the ending of Mass Effect 3... sigh i feel so alone right now... poor andrew..
Just finished the ending today. Chose to destroy the Reapers, and in the end my Shep survived. I don't know what everyone was complaining about. I actually liked the ending. Sure, there are plot holes like Joker crash landing on another planet, but the ending itself brought a satisfying end to the trilogy for me.
Great video guys! I seemed to be the only person not at all pissed with my ending. Just beat it first time today, took the green ending and while their are parts left unexplained, I sort of expect DLC or future Mass Effect games to explain. But I do get where some people are very upset, and feel bad that they feel wronged.
my game must have broke at the end or something cause i didnt even see any of the crew members leave the normandy crash site. it just ended right when the door opened....... and i still thought my ending was great
lol at the comments from the entitled brats.
Why is this video not on the Spoiled hub?
I agree with what they were saying at the end about the fact that they could have done so much more on what you had done up to that point. I've played through three times already to see what would happen if you killed the krogan, and if you let the quarians live, but not much happened from that other than a cumulative 30 seconds of cut scenes and a couple points on the readiness map. I've invested over 150 hours into this francise and I was expecting more, but in the end I would still call this the best game francise in existance and I look forward to what they do next.
Pick synthesis. Do it for Joker!
I wish the red ending would of been discussed. It is where I ended my save when 'picking' but that perhaps is because it clearly shows the potential of Shepard surviving and the possibility of there being a reunion or finding the lost crew. Its another pipe dream idea most likely, but in my own mind with as broad open as it is I can personally fill in gaps that my Shepard and Tali built that beach house and had closure.
You know I did the "red" ending and I got many seacns ( sorry cant spell that) Sheperd was alive in mine or well some what. And I got the other ones also it just all depends on the Efficvnt Miliatery Strenght or "EMS" that you get though out the game. I was some what ok with the ending but I would like to see where Bio-Ware will go with the "Extened Cut DLC".
I really liked Joe's article about the Extended Cut and would of loved to see a talked discussion like this for that. They added so many more little details that left you with more to think on and speculate about and it really wrapped the package for me nicely, especially the little touch with your love interest at the end of the red ending.
I actually didnt like Mordin all that much... Haha. I think the kid was an awesome Idea and I just wanna kinda talk about the kid again. To me the kid felt very compelling for the obvious reasons mentioned. You see him all the time, you watch him die, etc. but some things they didnt say. That is the only kid the player sees in the entire series. One kid, and he dies, and you can't help him. You can't do anything to help him at all. And then he comes back at the end of the game to really connect to Shepard, and kinda hit that note of emotional distress. I thinkst hats really powerful stuff. Of course I didn't have any problem with it at all, so maybe it doesn't count. But whatever. Great recap guys... Even though I'm so late on this one.