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Mass Effect 3 Reactions *non-spoilery* by ghostfire Mass Effect 3 Reactions *non-spoilery* by ghostfire
I tried to keep the comic spoiler free, so I will try to do the same for my comments on it. I imported my Paragon Vanguard - Brenna Shepard - and played Mass Effect 3 like it was going to be taken away from me. My time to beat it was about 38 hours, which included a span of 24 hours where I played nearly continuously and completely lost track of what day it was.

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Many of the pieces from this gallery are available as prints through ghostfire.net or specifically at the ghostfire market.
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:iconharimir:
Harimir Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
but i liked the ending...
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:iconbloodmaker:
bloodmaker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Three years later and I still don't want to talk about it...:iconnoooooplz:
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:iconfanguy11:
fanguy11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
i see tears at 24 hours
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:icondarkfeather21:
Darkfeather21 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda enjoyed the ending for ME3, both pre- and post-Extended Cut.
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:iconmeperson94:
meperson94 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
So sad. I'm working on a fan fiction to compensate.
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:iconcenkic21:
Cenkic21 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
This...is the universal truth for all. Male and female gamers alike across the planet, from different backgrounds and beleifs. At that moment we had all united in feelings and spirit. We had been betrayed
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:iconlol19:
lol19 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Yes, yes and so much yes!
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:iconnegrath:
Negrath Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Until Bioware breaks from EA and redoes the whole trilogy from scratch, I will withhold final judgement. but they have -not- redeemed themselves so long as they let the idiot 'godchild' stand. Give us the original version you built up to through all three games!
(also, finish the various other loose threads you got dangling about the place from the previous games. Me2 was flawed. not DA2-flawed, but not complete. ME3 was excellent all the way to the final charge. gotta wonder whether that kid had some other purpose originally or if they had some 'dark matter' stuff in his place originally, and just joinked it out and plugged the kid in because a handful of people had been given the chance to see it. personally, I had no idea. thanks for nothing, EA. try not to ruin us on the dlc's we need to finish building Sims 4, ok?
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:iconkotr13:
KOTR13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
The endings were indeed terrible, though Bioware totally redeemed themselves with the Citadel DLC.
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:icondibol:
Dibol Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Not really. Oh, you create a big party for your surrogate family, and yet none of them lift a single finger to get you out of rubble. I call bullshit.
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:icondarkfeather21:
Darkfeather21 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What rubble? You get annihilated to become a universal blueprint.
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:icondibol:
Dibol Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7swKCd…:

Timestamp at 8:00 on Destroy ending.
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:icondarkfeather21:
Darkfeather21 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was mostly joking, because I never take the Destroy ending. I worked my ass off to make the Geth sentient, I am not gonna wipe them out now.
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:icondibol:
Dibol Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Honestly, the "con" of Destroy felt completely hamfisted, especially with the whole thing about the Geth dying because "Dey gots Reaper Softwares LOLOLOLOL." 
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Darkfeather21 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, it was stated that the Crucible would wipe out all Synthetics, regardless of their relationship to the Reapers. AIs, VIs, Geth, Reapers, didn't matter. All would be destroyed. Even Shepard's synthetic parts.
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AzuleneAroma Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
The Architect . Perfect. Just perfect. And the flying kitten unicorn... Priceless. 
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:iconkaipur:
kaipur Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I feel ya. Which is why I rewrote the whole damned thing and I'm putting it up here for everyone to see. I yelled out 'Fuck You, Bioware!' When I got to the end. Really. I sat there for like several minutes watching the credits waiting for something else to happen...got you know, that stupid crap afterwards and just stood up and screamed. I have NOT forgotten. I got it day one and it STILL pisses me off. So I had to do it. For my own sake of mind. Great job. You captured how most of us felt.
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PrincessPapaya13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, I can't trust that comapny anymore. 
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liljohn9000 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Lol the Architect
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:iconmasterofsteam:
masterofsteam Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
It was EA that ruined the game, not Bioware.
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:icontheenderdemon:
TheEnderDemon Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
BioWare let it happen.


They could have said no, and finished it.


They made fucking DLCs trying to make people less pissed about the ending.

They had time.
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:iconicanbezrandom:
"Could've said no and finished it."

And in the process get their funding cut and be forced to put out the same game with, what, a single new side mission, or not even make the game? Game design focuses entirely on the bottom line, money talks, and EA only listened to money (I have noticed some Kotaku articles saying the new Head Hancho is trying to do better, and I am willing to give them benefit of slight trust considering the unique niche that the game industry has and runs on but continuing) and Bioware had to do what money said. The DLC are nothing more then extras. EA approved them after being convinced they can make it rain digital dollars. Which they did. DLC doesn't prove jack, it just proves that at the end, money can still be made a year or two later.

The extended cut was nothing more then the answer to the retakers. I didn't mind the base ending. It sucked but it wasn't bad. Is sure as hell wasn't good either though. But I like the Extended version better. 

And no, they didn't have time, otherwise the games ending would've been better. 

Bottom line, if your Jimmies are still rustled about it, think about like this: The Journey is more important then the end.

Mass Effect endings always were lacking anyway. First 1: Save the council or let them die. Cut scene swap. Udina or Anderson, dialogue swap! Morality ending: Oooooh look at the background! Second: Keep the base. Yay red star with different dialogue! Destroy the Base: Yay blue star with different dialogue! At the end of the third I wasn't really surprised. Good characters, gameplay and story, that's where it's at. 
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:iconlashai1234:
lashai1234 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
that is so me
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qXAwsumXp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
ESPECIALLY THE TROLL FACE. DAMMIT SHEPARD. 
Seriously though, for the ending I thought I killed off everyone, so I was like, well crap, totally played that wrong.
So, made a new game, went through to the end, and still had the impression that I murdered everyone. 
Eventually, I just went with synthesizing. 
NEUTRAL WIN. -__________-
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:iconmiss-ai-sensei:
Miss-Ai-sensei Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Accurate!
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:iconsilverpheonixfire:
silverPheonixfire Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THIS.  YES, THIS.
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TristanBelmont Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
While I never understood the controversy over the ending, I liked the comic.
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:iconjaylaclark:
JaylaClark Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Well, the ending was objectively bad, because it had no falling action after the climax. It also pointed a lot of people to bad conclusions ... as in conclusions that everything WENT bad.

I do give them the benefit of the doubt, in that I doubt they wanted us to think that the galaxy got killed, but man alive, that was unsatisfying in its first form. Its second form had some spackle patches all over it but I didn't mind it nearly as badly as the first.
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TristanBelmont Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Ah. Well, you explained most peoples' dislike of the game in a couple of sentences whilst most people wrote entire articles that basically amounted to "BioWare now sucks, always has sucked, and always will suck. KOTOR never happened, they suck so much."
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:iconkaipur:
kaipur Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
It was poor story telling that got me. All this great writing throughout the ENTIRE series. And then it gets to the end and just give us: and this this happened. Which is a punchline, not an ending! I don't care if it's good, bad, neutral, or what. Give us a damned ending though that makes some sort of sense. That's all I asked. Heavy Rain pulled it off. Dishonored pulled it off. Star Ocean pulled it off. Yet, Bioware, the king of story telling...fails to tell a good ending and has to go back to revise it. The fuck?
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kaipur Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
*and THEN this happened is what I meant. Doh!
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:iconjaylaclark:
JaylaClark Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Yeah, the thing is that I think everyone got so angry at it all that they couldn't form coherent thoughts about it. Truth be told, if I weren't in denial over it for most of the controversy myself, I probably would've been raging as badly as everyone else.
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Michaelmtv Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Writer
It was a Gainax ending through and through
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:icondibol:
Dibol Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Believe me. I feel as betrayed when the ending happened. Even a full year and a half later, I still feel bitter. I never even finished the damn game because of it, much less buy the crappier DLC (Citadel DLC should have been in the core game to begin with).
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ArchAngel23 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I fav'd this a long time ago and I just now noticed it.... a flying unicorn kitten? I love it! I also felt the same way when the game ended.
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:iconcloudwulf:
Cloudwulf Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I love your comic because it is also what i felt. Thank you for it. The part with the flying cat unicorn was funny. You are a talented drawer and i envy people like you here on deviantart (because i canīt really draw anything). Keep Going!
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SamAnthem Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I felt the EXACT same way!
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:iconfellitorockero:
FellitoRockero Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
When the founders of the company suddenly leave and one of them already voiced his unsatisfaction at the game's ending, it has become more than obvious that something was wrong from the start.
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:iconutahjak:
UtahJak Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I know those feels. Thank goodness for the Happy Ending Mod. It is still in early phases, but it is awesome just like this comic.
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:iconjaylaclark:
JaylaClark Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Personally, I decided that EC opened enough of a window for me to headcanon the rest. Which makes me feel just a little better, though if I had to HC a flying unicorn kitten of my own, I'd do it. Oh, yes.
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:icondraknal:
Draknal Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! This sums it up so perfectly, hallucinations notwithstanding. There could not be a more ideal representation of that betrayal we all felt in those last 10 minutes. Succinct indeed.
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:iconwerewolveguy:
werewolveguy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
We all did.
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:icontsuki222:
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Hilarous, and a bit depressing comic.
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:iconsarosna:
Sarosna Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too true. Would like to replay the series for inspiration but I just...can't. Even listening to the soundtrack makes me sad.
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:iconvaccumdiagrams:
Vaccumdiagrams Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
This. . . all of it
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:icontotalalien:
totalalien Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
don't worry cut scenes(dlc) make it a little bit more like proper ending...yeaaa still long way from an ending i was hoping for but still an improvement for 50%
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:iconandreamello94:
andreamello94 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
a trusted them too.. now i am a freak with games ending ._. can't take that again :(
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:iconladywinter:
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Haha when I finished Mass Effect 3 I didn't know it was supposed to be considered the end of the trilogy so I didn't freak out too bad initially. =P Ugh but yeah, it felt like a big slap in the face. At least the extended ending dlc made it a tad better...at least for me since it provided a little closure...Haha but it was an awesome game before that point. This definitely reflects it pretty accurately. =P
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Movieguyabw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
lol, the pictures at the end pretty much summed it up. XD
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:iconniels6688:
niels6688 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
lets hope for the indoctrenation theory.
it explains the loisy ending.
lets hope they are going to use it in me4
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