So what did you think of the ending of ME3? I loved it, in a masochistic "destroyed my heart and left me broken for days" kind of way. I don't really understand why people hated it so much? I mean sure, it's super sad and all, but I think it was a perfect ending to Shepard's saga.
EXACTLY THAT, THANK YOU!! like it leaves so much room for speculation, but I like that about it because it gives you that feeling of sacrificing yourself, thinking, hoping it’s for the greater good and never knowing (maybe) how it turns out. I even love how there’s an option to not choose anything - to come so far and to lose so much… for nothing.
I honestly don’t see what else they could have done other than doing some repetitive ‘oh, look! there’s an easy weak spot after all’ shit. I personally think the choices are
fucking tragic great; throughout the trilogy, you face a destroy/control theme. It seems fitting that you’re given the option yourself. And then there’s freaking synthesis we’re you’re basically merging everyone together, DNA, data and all! How do people just see that as 'pick a colour’?! Those choices alone will face long and drastic consequences.
It’s just a masterpiece to me. The music is the most emotional track I’ve ever heard and I bawl my eyes out every time, the visuals are freaking beautiful, and then when you see the energy spread from relay to relay across the galaxy, watching as you realise you finally made that happen? Watching everyone cheer and hug because the nightmare they never though they’d wake from is over?
Or then you can fuck up, and not even because you chose not to do anything. No, you can have so little amount of support that the crucible is so unstable that as you fire it, you set everything on fire as it spreads, slightly diminishing the further it spreads, but it completely destroys everything close to it (I experienced that in my first playthrough. I should hate the ending for that, but I don’t) You can even have your own crew die because of it. How did I find that?
It’s the most depressing thing I’ve ever seen in fictional media, and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat.