Originally Posted by bd2003
Seriously. I hate the idea that there's any ending at all in which she lived.
Thought about this some more. To compare, how much impact would Braveheart
have if Wallace screams out "Mercy!" instead of "FREEEEEDOOOOOMMM!" in the last scene? Some would have it that way, where he, the king, and all the crowd burst into song, dancing in the streets, ala a Disney film. Maybe we should have Maximus live at the end of Gladiator
as well? He magically comes back to life, jumps up onto the sand, and does a jig in the center of the coloseum! What a great ending.
Let's assume that BW planned on releasing the "real" ending the entire time. Let's also assume that the indoctination theory is correct, at least for now. Let's further assume that Shepard is lying there, unconscious, and will awaken to find herself fighting the Reapers once more. Fine.HOWEVER...
Is this "brilliant?" Is this "creative?"
If this indeed their plan, then it is little more than a pathetically uninspired and laughable recreation of "The Best of Both Worlds"
wherein our Shep emulates the greatest mind in the history of any galaxy, Captain Jean Luc Picard, aka, Locutus of Borg. Sorry, BW, but ripping off other's ideas isn't going to net you any more points than your so-called "ending" right now.
As to the "best" ending to date, let's explore:
Destruction: You destroy the Reapers. Great. If history has shown us anything, it's that when you overthrow one despot, another quickly rises to take its place. Is it the Krogans, who have a bajillion babies in every nook and cranny of the galaxy? Or is it some rogue councilman, George Tiberius Bush XXIII? Maybe it's the Salarians or even those crazy-ass Kardashians. To quote Fallout, "War...war never changes."
Control: Meh. You "control" the Reapers...for now. They or other machines eventually rise up. Skynet goes berzerk. The Reapers come back and whoop the asses of all of Shepards great, great, great, great grandkids. Again, nothing changes.
Synthesis: Everybody has powers. From The Incredibles, "When everyone is special, no one is." The galaxy experiences a genetic meltdown. I still don't see everyone as "the same," and "diversity being lost" since Krogans are still Krogans, humans still human, etc. Still, if all humans on Earth were to suddenly be blended into the same color of skin, would there be disputes? Is simply being black, white, or purple the sole cause for one to seek out violence? I think not.
With gaping plot holes and huge tears in the very fabric of the game, some tiny little DLC "patch" isn't going to fix it, regardless of what does or does not happen.
At this point, they should just show us Liara, EDI and female Shepard in a full-frontal, HLA (hot lesbian action), no-holds-barred, triple tag-team sex scene and let it be.