Let's start off by saying this: After this insulting display , I'm astonished that Carter thinks that he can bring up ME3's ending as though he's been in the 'disappointed' camp the whole time. Remember the exact quote he gave?
Let me refresh your memory: If you support Retake Mass Effect, you are an entitled, crybaby wuss. There isn't much room for subtlety there.
Sure, plenty of the responses to the ending were That's the same with any outrage over something. But after such amazing pieces like the Tasteful, Understated Nerdrage on why the conclusion of ME3 was an outright betrayal of the fanbase Those don't deserve things like 'dignified responses.
I'm not sure if I'm more insulted by the comic itself, or the fact that you're so plainly ignoring it when making statements like this.
It might be beating a dead horse, but I fucking wanted to be moved by this comic. If I hadn't finished ME3 and somehow been stopped during the battle on Earth, it would've brought me to tears. But do you know why it didn't? Because no matter how I finished the game, it didn't matter if Charr survived the battle, or even if Ereba somehow survived the Reapers taking over the Citadel.
No matter which choice I made, they will never see each other again. I blew up the mass relays, and I blew up the Citadel. If I didn't blow up Ereba, I made damn sure that her true love will never be able to each her before they're both dead and buried. And credit where it's due: Stuff like the other survivor from Jack's facility kills dozens of Husks with biotics alone before being ripped apart, allowing civilians to evacuate and Kal'Reegar basically the same thing, but with information instead of civies was tragic to hear about, and understandable that I couldn't be there to witness each and every death.
It's a huge galaxy, and I can't be everywhere at once. But then there's that same problem: ME3's ending took my ability to care. I finished the game once and then played multiplayer.
Didn't touch the singleplayer again. It wasn't out of spite, either, and it was unheard of before now for me to play a Mass Effect game only once. The way ME2 brought so many of your decisions and interactions with your squad into play during the finale was amazing, and it was everything that ME3 isn't. I loved the series, and I was actually shocked to realize that after seeing the finale play out, I didn't care about it anymore. There was no point to care. I spent three games laying the groundwork for what I thought would be one of the most amazing battles in gaming history, and then with mere minutes to go, it all vanished, replaced by a set of railroad tracks that set me through one of the worst endings I've ever seen in a good game.
Not 'worst endings ever,' mind you. A terrible ending is easy to make. An ending so terrible to a series so amazing that it robs me of my investment in that universe? That's so much worse.