A larger version of this render is over here on my dA page.
So, I’ve now completed the Mass Effect trilogy – this means I can share my thoughts on the ending. The TL;DR version is that I was somewhat underwhelmed by it. (Needless to say, this post will involve spoilers.)
In fact, I’m actually half-seriously thinking about writing my own ending as replacement head-cannon.
Below the cut, I’m going to pick apart several of the narrative flaws, as they seemed to me. Before I start, I’d like to note that overall I’ve greatly enjoyed the Mass Effect series, and the ending issues to 3 don’t detract from the previous games. In fact, even within 3, the first 98% of the game is awesome-on-a-disk; but for the ending, it could easily have been the best game of 2012.
With that aside, let’s get going…