Joined: Mar 2012
March 20, 2012 10:23:25 PM
(March 20, 2012 09:58:17 PM)Kioran Wrote: Yeah, I mean. I played it. Did I notice that for the most part my choices didn't really do much for the ending but sometimes that's just how stories unfold. Sure. I didn't really get what happened with the normandy, and my ground crew magically appearing on it. I mean, if they had time to get them, they probably had time to get me, and then we could have had a picnic on the new planet.
For these reasons I did feel a bit disappointed, but I don't want to see them deliver a 'happy' ending-the ending was really philosophically/politically charged, and I think popping some crisp and huggles at the end would take away from it. It was nice and subtle the way it was.
How arrogant we are that we think all of our actions would direct the future of a galaxy, it's not enough to just save it apparently lol.
The ending wasn't philosophically charged, the ending was a grade schoolers idea of deep and pertinent, any body over the age of 12 will see it for the shallow, shoddy, pretentious work that it was, which is particularly surprising because the rest of the game was actually well written. These are just some examples of the horrible writing.
Introducing a character at the end of the game, giving no time for character development, that AI child was a deus ex machina if I ever saw one, or the fact that characters suddenly act contrary to established behavior lets forget for a moment that your team somehow gain powers of teleportation, and they turn into cowards and flee the battle that may very well decide the fate of the galaxy. Lets talk about Shepard, the same Shepard, who moments ago was being thanked by EDI for treating her like part of his crew, the same Shepard who reunited the Quarians and their AI children the Geth, the Shepard who has put an end to centuries long feuds, is given a shoddy, obviously wrong argument full of fallacies (considering that Shepard just negotiated peace between the Geth and the Quarians) by this "godchild." And then given 3 functionally identical options; Screw the galaxy with red, green or blue colors, and given all that has been established about Shepards character there's not even an option to tell the kid to f*** off, or even convince him that he is wrong, you can convince Saren and the illusive man to shoot themselves for f***s sake. It wasn't a deep or thought provoking ending, it was shallow and cheap.