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rhn_18
rhn_18

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely"

AceCometh
AceCometh

Much better than the original "control" ending.

kiopta1
kiopta1

I see people complain about first names but when a legend is born you don't call them Bob or Sara....you call them Hero, you call them Legend....you call them Commander.

kiopta1
kiopta1

You know...I don't think the Prime A.I. is the catalyst...the catalyst is Sheppard....every ending requires sheppard.

bobracha
bobracha

do you know how I feel about this ending? Guess what? EXACTLY!

 

bobracha
bobracha

Shepard real name is Shepard Commander Shepard. Obviously.

MichaeltheCM
MichaeltheCM

no matter how many endings they have, mass effect still cant be saved

veeouw
veeouw

so basically the name that you input when you create a shepard is just his/her middle name

 

it's a sad feeling when people don't know your actual first name

 

then again, no one would ever put her name (commander dick shepard) on the wall 

tahashaikh15
tahashaikh15

cant shepard just make a body of her/his own now that he has the limitless technology of the reapers...cant she do something like that cant she even send a  message to her friends that she is alive and to not put her name on the memorial..Or maybe in the next game We will fight Shepard....That would be a awesome twist...

Black_Jedi
Black_Jedi

marauder shields is the hardest boss in all mass effect series.

gunsofdeschain
gunsofdeschain

I read this comment on youtube. ITS NOT MINE, but I thought it was hilarious:

 

Shepard: hey Harbinger!

Harbinger: No! Dont you dare....

Shepard: ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL

 

haha :D

Shika_Stoner
Shika_Stoner

I liked this ending but it kinda makes any new games they have planned for this universe pointless if this is accepted as the main canon.

 

I mean who can really threaten the galaxy now? With the Reapers under control the good guys have basically found the "I win" button and taped it down indefinitely.

 

Hit the Reaper attack button and then the credits roll. Bad guy defeated. Any new games would have to be a prequel if this ending is accepted as canon. And you know there's going to be more Mass Effect games...

ZakMcKracken
ZakMcKracken

Wow, can't get over the brilliant musical score.

kamcsat
kamcsat

It was completely unnecessary... the real drama of being isolated in the galaxy is lost.... I'm sorry about the "...." users who forced you to do this....

awwitz
awwitz

Wow, this is a much more dramatic conclusion. I'm moved by the scenes passing by as Shepard explains everything. The CGI elements also work out well. Now, there are a lot of endings to choose from. Gamers, happy now?

nomailx
nomailx

Much better. Fits the end of a trilogy much better.

Dreamagus
Dreamagus

It's canon: his/her first name is 'Commander'

fefisgbf13
fefisgbf13

"Gamespot: did you see what you guys did with Bioware's artistic integrity! if you change it it isnt art!"

sauron210
sauron210

This new ending doesn't necessarily bust the indoctrination theory.

 

The child said that, when choosing Control, Shepherd would die, but his/her thoughts and memories would continue. Sheperd's speech might therefore not be related to reality, but an own vision of what he/she believed in. This can be a possibility, while she still is indoctrinated.

dostunuz
dostunuz

This endings sux, destroy is the best. Suck it Harbinger.

Sturm_ng
Sturm_ng

Finally a good ending to this game. When I played the original game, I wanted to throw my remote at the TV after seeing the initial ending. Not closure to an epic game.

DarthLod
DarthLod

So, essentially there is no need to get the DLC since you can just watch it online....what a way to market your game.

Felix77
Felix77

Control ending:

Shepard: Hey Harbinger!

Harbinger: What?

Shepard: ASSUMING CONTROL BITCH

JeraTheSerb
JeraTheSerb

I steel don't get the ending, with the kid and the grandfather... we can see Normandy takeing off from the planet, so who are they????

00Joseph00
00Joseph00

REFUSE: Destroy, Control, Synthesis. CHOOSE: Liberty.

jonathan112382
jonathan112382

much better ending i guess i am going to have to play it agian to see male shep

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

Excellent. I can't see why people want to end this series with a white page!. this one is very well done and reasonable enough. Now I'm finally satisfied with the story.

Hotchip123
Hotchip123

i really didnt want to watch these videos with femshep. not being sexist or anything, ive just grown up with male shep and i want to see it end with the original shep

ydnarrewop
ydnarrewop

Silly. I still don't agree with changing the ending.

oria
oria

Funny that the evil ending is the happy one. The synthetic live, Sheppard becomes immortal and all powerful and the Reapers become watchdogs.

Lucarcuss
Lucarcuss

These cutscenes are great. I haven't played ME3 yet, but now I look forward to it (, contrary to when I saw the original endings on youtube). It's nice to know that choosing at the end will actually matter. By the way, this doesn't spoil anything for me, because I will only choose the ending the moment when I reach it by myself.

AuGZA
AuGZA

This extended ending revived the series for me. It may be late, but it was the ending necessary to conclude the games.

 

To all naysayers and people who say the original ending was better; Seriously?With the old ending it made almost no difference whether you 100% finished the game or did the very least just to get to the ending. There was no incentive to play again and make different choices. It killed my drive to touch the Mass Effect Series. If you liked the old ending you weren't one of the players that invested emotions into the characters in the series or cared about your decisions.

 

With this new ending I'm keen to bring my other accounts in Mass Effect 2 through to the end.

 

I seriously suggest that players actually go through with the ending rather than watching it on Gamespot. It provides background into your personal decisions, who lived and who died. Mass Effect 3 just became top of my replay list.

rhn_18
rhn_18

Great. Spoilers on the first page of gamespot... The titles alone of the possible endings was kinda enough.

WillyChong
WillyChong

...... I seem I might not win my bet T-T.......

toonsim2
toonsim2

 @kamcsat

 You did know the download is 'optional'.  So don't worry, you can still have your isolated ending  and 'pretentious' drama.

cryingdevil63
cryingdevil63

 @DarthLod First off the DLC is free,secondly you can say that for every single DLC of any game,since you can watch everything online.And thirdly,gamespot posted this,not BioWare.

Colekern
Colekern

 @JeraTheSerb That is many generations later. That means everyone is still living happily.

wwlettsome
wwlettsome

 @oria Why do you call this one the "evil ending"? I was actually thinking the synthesis ending was the "evil" choice since Shepherd forces all intelligent life to "evolve" in the same manner while giving them no choice.

musicallie44
musicallie44

 @AuGZA Ditto!  I don't see how people can still complain...they obviously spent a lot of time extending the original ending.

00Joseph00
00Joseph00

 @Ultra_Taco I call the endings Refuse Destroy, Refuse Control, Refuse Synthesis, and Choose Liberty.

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

 @wwlettsome Hmm, so if luke skywalker decided to take over the galaxy at the end of empire, but he made his buddies grand moff's, that'd be a good ending? Hmm, come to think of it, killing a moon sized space station full of people and delegating the galaxy to anarchy is pretty evil. 

00Joseph00
00Joseph00

 @xsonicchaos The whole point for me was to stand my ground and make the right choice no matter what stupid choices are laid in front of me.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

 @00Joseph00 Yeah, the one that you think of as "liberty" is one of the worst middle finger endings not only in ME franchise but in the whole realm of games.