quote BrokenKnightsAlso, Andy? Now there's a sight.It's absolutely a creation story. The universe resetting itself every 50,000 years. The harbingers taking on the form of life or past life. A Christ-ish figure choosing how to remake the world, needing to sacrifice himself in the process.
I completely see why people weren't fans of the ending. But, to me, this is the sort of ending I love. The way you explain it using "Matrix terms" is that indoctrination = being Agent Smith. Neo (well really the Oracle...) needed to let Smith posses him in order to infiltrate the Matrix program and reset it the way he (she) wanted to (instead of letting the machines reset it the way they wanted to, as they had done many times before). The same is true in Mass Effect. The Reapers reset the Universe every 50,000 years in a manner they saw fit. In order to infiltrate their "network" or I guess the Catalyst, Shepard needed to be indoctrinated (something I actually didn't even catch). Then he gets to decide what happens.
I don't see how any of the endings can be the "right" one. It's a game about choices. It's fitting that you get to chose the ending.
EDIT: Also, don't think it was random at all. They've been setting this up since ME1. The fact that the Collectors were the Protheans is the first solid hint.
quote finalfightMneh, i wouldnt even go that far. I wasnt very impressed personally.ME3 was mostly a great game,
quote Fatherbrain30Yeah pretty much how i feel.I'm only curious at four, not excited like I was for three.
quote Coi Ckiwell it says N7 on the chest, so its either Shepard or Anderson since theyre the only N7s around.Shepard himself being partially synthetic (if that is him drawing breath in the middle of the rubble)
quoteThe extended cut makes it clear Edi's dead.EDI, Shepard himself being partially synthetic (if that is him drawing breath in the middle of the rubble), and we're not shown what happens to the Geth.
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