Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut – Extended Reactions

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  1. datdude says:

    I think the synthesis ending was the best. EDI survives. Shepard becomes immortal. Anyone see a correlation to religion in Shepard’s death, resurrection, and life eternal? Shepard sacrifices himself so that many may be “saved” and in doing so, becomes incredibly powerful and godlike. Also, the significance of Bioware giving the commander the name Shepard. No first name. A herder of people, in effect, himself a collector (Oh the irony). Interesting that this was the choice the illusive man wanted all along, but he did not have Shepard’s strength, character, or conviction and was indoctrinated. It appears Shepard escaped that fate (I think). In the synthesis conclusion, Shepard says he is “the man who fought to become the one who could lead the many”. It is interesting however that the synthesis and destroy options both lead to damage to the mass relays and leave many civilizations back in the “stone age” before interstellar space flight. If Shepard chooses not to accept the options the catalyst gives him/her, humanity is obliterated but future civilizations use the collective knowledge gained to defeat the reapers and the relays are undisturbed. There are questions I still have, but that’s what DLC is for I guess. The endings are alot better than what was previously offered, that’s for sure.

    1. Alex says:

      I really like this thought man. The religious implications of the ending are very significant, agreed. I really do like the full-circle use of the name “Shepard”, and how to the future civilizations, he becomes the legend known as “The Shepard”. Its a nice touch, and may be the hokiest part about the ending, buy also one of my favorites.