I have not played any of the Mass Effect games nor do I plan to anytime soon…but i was just wondering, what’s the deal with the ending? Why does everyone hate it? o_o
This is why:
You know, honestly… I thought it was a little silly how up-in-arms everyone was getting about the ending of the game. I mean, I hated it too after a while when I realized how much potential had been squandered, but things have ended poorly for me before and I got over it.
Then just a moment ago I realized something - getting over the ending kind of got me over Mass Effect. I still love the fandom, but knowing no divergent path in the game is going to make a bit of difference with the ending kind of spoils the replay value for me. I don’t want to make fifteen different Shepards and roleplay through their decisions to see what happens - I already know what happens. I know what ending I’m going to get. The game’s over. I beat it. I’m done….
And that’s really depressing.
The last time I felt this way was with Firefly. I won’t spoil the show for anyone on here (although if you haven’t seen it you aught to) but suffice it to say Serenity ruined my love of the franchise. The ending to that show was so not what I was expecting and felt so … unfair… I never did quite get over it. I mourned that show like I mourned a friend of mine and from that day on I was never able to enjoy it the same way again. I think that’s what happened here. My experience of Mass Effect has been colored now by the ending - and I’m not talking red, green or blue… I’m talking black and white, as in it’s come to a full stop and things are the way they are and I just have to cope and move on.