Finished it earlier and while the game is brilliant and far longer than I thought it would be, the ending is....I dunno, just doesn't satisfy me really.
Do I need spoiler tags? I mean if you don't want to be spoiled, don't be in a thread about the ending
Anyway, is it really too much to ask for just a good, nice ending? It may be simple but just an ending where ya know, The Reapers get their arses kicked by The Crucible, Shepard gets busted up but survives and the galaxy starts rebuilding? No, fair enough.
When I got to the stage where I had the 3 choices (Control, Synthesis, Destroy), I was genuinely flummoxed. I actually said to myself ''What do I do?'' Not that I didn't understand, I just didn't know how I wanted to approach it.
I eventually started walking down the synthesis path, got half way down that and then thought ''No, I've been saying for the whole game that The Reapers must be destroyed and I'm not going to change now.'' So I turned around and then I got a game over screen, apparently I took too long and The Crucible was destroyed so it reloaded and went to the path to destroy.
What followed then: flashes of Joker, Anderson and Liara, big red electric sphere kills The Reapers on Earth (yay!) Mass Relays get destroyed (The fleets of Krogans, Asari, Turians, Quarians etc. are trapped now, I assume?)
Joker tries to outrun the big red sphere (felt bad during that
) The Normandy crashes lands on some jungle planet, out comes Joker and Ashley and then Garrus, they stare off into the distance and this where I get confused. For the final mission, I brought Garrus and Liara with me. Now, when we were running towards the beam and Harbinger lasered the crap out of everyone, I'm assuming Garrus and Liara would have died. But even if they didn't how the hell did Garrus get back on The Normandy?
Also, once the credits rolled and the Stargazer speech was over, I'm back on the Normandy just before the ''Attack The Cerberus Base'' mission, is it worth playing through two more times to see the Control and Synthesis endings? Don't want to Youtube it, feels like cheating.
Anyway, just wanted to vent/release a bit after completing it. Great game, ending a little meh.