I know there are 10 billion other threads on the ending, but i wanted to make my own.
I just finished the game 10 minutes ago and I have to say i am kinda disappointed in the way one of my favorite games ended. I went into the end of the game with a galactic readiness of 100% and around 7010 effective military readiness,and my paragon was full except for a few renegade like killing kylan, and shooting udina, so if your ending was different let me know.
I feel like all three choices suck and ruin all of the decisions i made leading up to mass effect 3.
1. The control ending ( If I'm getting it right) has you becoming the new catalyst and controlling the reapers, which stops them from attacking earth and puts them back into dark space. This to me is stupid because since Shepard is gonna live forever whose to say he wont go crazy and attack organic life again? Also it seems like he is doing just what the illusive man would want him to do
2.Destroy the reapers. Would be the choice i would pick, until i was told all synthetic life would die also. So I get the Geth and Quarians to live in harmony and get EDI to become a fully realized individual in a relationship, and they want me to kill them because they might revolt.The AI talks about how organic and synthetic life will always fight and revolt, but what about organics and synthetics fighting each other like the Krogan rebellions and the two Geth factions? To me this ending is just as bad as the first, and if there was a dialog option you could have told the AI that about the Geth and EDI, and maybe it could have only targeted the reapers.
3. The synthesis ending. If you have a high enough military readiness then you get the third choice which lets you re-write the DNA of everything in the universe. Which when you see joker get off Normandy he has a greenish glow to his eyes, and his skin looks like it has a circuit board in it. So I am changing all life throughout the universe while stranding all of the Alien fleets that came at my calling to Earth to help defeat the Reapers because all the mass relays are gone. So i guess its too bad for the Quarians who just got Rannoch back, and for the Krogan who are now able to successfully reproduce ( if you cured the genophage). I know there are other krogan, but Wrex and grunt seemed like the best hope for the krogan race.
I chose the Synthesis ending because it seemed like the least crappy out of all the crappy endings to me. I would have liked a different ending for the game, but I wanted some pay back against the Reapers for all that they did throughout the past games, and for Mordin and Thane dieing. I thought the crucible would do something like take all of the reapers shields down throughout the galaxy and make it easier for the Alliance fleet take them out. I loved the rest of the game but it felt like they just got lazy towards the end. Let me know what you think