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Dear Bioware,

the ending(s) to your trilogy should not:

-Depend on the Endingtron 3000 right at the last minute.
-Be variants of the same goddamned thing.

they should:

-Depend on your actions throughout the trilogy, or at the very least the last game.  (like silent hill or Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne)
-At the very least have significantly different epilogues.
-Have a Golden Ending as a reward for all of your hard work throughout the whole series. Go ahead and keep the whole Main Character's Noble Sacrifice thing for the sake of drama, but at least let the players know that they've made the world a better place.
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Dark-HarbingerB503 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
just saw this aghhhhhhhhhh the pain and torture
Cd749 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The refusal ending made me feel insulted. A big middle finger from Bioware to your face as the Catalyst continues its nonsense and unbelievable work. Yeah, choices I made were 'worth it in the end'.
TrueInnovator159 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
I think I actually shed a tear here and there after I beat the game because I was so upset that they had completely wasted several years of my life in one cataclysmic, dramatic shitty ending that left me, quite truthfully, rather bitter, sad and angry. Did I mention angry? Can't believe they completely ruined a whole trilogy because of political correctness. And the DLC was no better. It still didn't explain nearly enough as it should have or answer and rectify all the serious plot holes that they erupted like black holes toward the ending of the game! They should have went along with the Indoctrination Theory and not against it, because IMHO they were bruised by the fact that gamers and readers were able to disseminate the entire universe and take it apart piece by piece better then they (THE CREATORS!) could have in a million years!

Instead of doing it the fans way and to satisfying US, i.e. their FRACKING costumers, they instead had to satisfy themselves and their own agenda, which quite frankly made me sick and pissed off at Bioware and the other parties involved with the production of Mass Effect. It appears to me I will not be affording Bioware the luxury of ever purchasing one of their gamer products any time in the foreseeable future. Probably... EVER!
At least the only good game that I still play by them is SWTOR, which, is beginning to piss me off by the fact that they charge $15 a month! Curse those corporate money mongers...
ComputerGeek30 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Massive franchise for ten years,then last ten minutes are red,green,or blue.
Archie621 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Agreed, whats your opinion on the extended cut?
IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'll judge it when i see it.
Archie621 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
hmmm...granted, valid point.
LudoArchive Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Actually, I get the feeling that actually the end is not supposed to be the "real" end.

The destruction ending "good" actually seem to hint the end might not seem what to be(with how sherpard wakes up on the ruins on earth rather than on the citadel...

I know this is technically pure fanspeculation, but I feel this video gives good reaon to take the current "ending" of Mass Effect 3 with a grain of salt. [link]

Some of the point it's raised are... interesting, I felt, especially in sight of "leaks" of a potential future DLC called "The Truth".
LudoArchive Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
heh, nvm this comment, just saw you're well aware of the theory.

Though, in that case it could be argued that indeed the end could have seen a better design and at least better hinted that it really isn't over "yet".

Plus, with the nature of DLCs nowdays, especially the success of Mass Effect 2 DLC(with the Arrival DLC more or less confirmed it can happen -after- the main Mass Effect 2 story)... it was bound to see more DLCs with Mass Effect 3... to the point that a "the end is not the real "ending" " DLC is not only unsurprising to me, but actually stuff I was expecting in light of the "race to save the universe" plot of the game.
Thatamos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Just look up the Indoctrination Theory and chew on that brain-food for a bit. Seems plausible, and tooootally opens awesome doors for .. future DLC. Lame.
IgnusDei Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
While i find the indoctrination theory plausible (there are a lot of points in its favor), I still have a couple of problems with it.

Say you weren't being observant and missed out on the clues? well, you get pissed off at the ending when the clues are all supposed to come together in your head and they don't. So someone else points them out to you, and you feel stupid for not figuring it out. Or the only way you can figure it all out is by dissecting every single cutscene you saw throughout the 50 hour game? None of these scenarios are particularly rewarding to the player, because Bioware choose this very moment to be too smart and too subtle for its own good.

And then there's the payoff: so you saw through the Reapers illusions and you picked the destroy ending...You wake up on earth, take a gasp an then...what? Where's my real ending? Where's my reward for having seen through Bioware's toying with my head?

Oh right, DLC.

Sigh...Is Obsidian working on anything good? I miss Obsidian.
Vader999 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
My ending answers that question. Look my ending up in my gallery.
Taneru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I blame the lack of Drew Karpyshyn writing for Mass Effect 3.
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I agree. You know what trilogy had a much more suitable ending for a game like Mass Effect? Xenosaga, that game showed you the parting of the team informed you of what everyone was going to be doing from then on and so forth.
Mass effect? I don't even know what happened to the squad I brought for the last mission? Goes Garus have matching scars on both sides his face now (cause we all know it would take something more then a reaper to kill him)?
victortky Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
top 10 moments of mass effect 3?
Marvforty2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah the build up to the end was great! Really epic like it should be, but..... the ending itself was horrible. After the last talk you had with Garrus on Earth, I really wanted to see Garrus and Shepard on some tropical planet sitting on the beach!
Keydan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Also, make it possible to save fucking friends!
MonkeyToho Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I think you forgot "don't rip off the ending choices from Deus Ex."
IgnusDei Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's where they got the Endingtron-3000 from! :)
Rau-Le-Creuset Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Bioware has spent nearly 10 years making us emotionally involved in the characters, the universe, the people, and the places.

So after so long I had come to expect that the ending should be suitably involving; And it was, until it came down to the last 10 minutes of the game.....

10 years of Foreplay, after so long we were expecting a marathon fuck.......only for it all to come down to a 10 minute handjob. :wtf:

They didn't even give us the dignity and/or respect of lube.....

Forgive my "crude" terminology but honestly I couldn't think of any better analogies to describe the sense of dissatisfaction.

As the credits rolled, I was reminded of the DBZ movie "Bojack:Unbound" when Gohan goes SSJ2.....Bojack responds with, "Incredible! Yet...unsatisfying."
Mouse-sandwich Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I couldn't agree with you more. I felt let down by the ending/s. Not to mention the anti-climatic revelation about the Reapers. Still love the game and series though.
Tr01ka Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Which exact game you're talking about?
IgnusDei Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mass Effect 3.
Tr01ka Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Brother is currently playing it.
Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Writer
I thought it was a good ending none the less, but not being able to see what happens after all your hard work is... dumb, to put it bluntly.

They did say however that some future DLCs will effect the ending. (ntm the Multiplayer DLCs)
LaLunatique Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, I have been quite disappointed by the final mission and endings.
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