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Dissecting Mass Effect 3′s ending

We here at Living With a Nerd thought the ending to Mass Effect 3 was a fitting, beautiful way to cap off the Mass Effect trilogy, so we’ve decided to break down our opinion step-by-step, inch-by-inch. We’ll be doing this by looking at themes explored throughout the trilogy, and comparing them to how they’ve been represented in the final moments of Mass Effect 3.

It goes without saying that this article is filled to the brim with spoilers, so if you haven’t finished ME3, it’s highly recommended that you turn back now.

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I finally got a chance to finish off Mass Effect 3, cementing my opinion that it’s one of the best sci-fi stories to come out in a long time, one that has already found itself a permanent place in my memories. While the ending, in my opinion, wrapped things up perfectly (and emotionally!), it appears that a lot of people have a major problem with it. From forums to gaming sites, people everywhere are up in arms, even going so far as to create a petition to goad Bioware into changing the ending. Granted, they’re using the opportunity to raise money for Child’s Play, but still…a petition?

Ben Kuchera, formerly of Ars Technica and currently of Penny Arcade Report fame, wrote an article that sums up almost exactly how I feel about Mass Effect 3′s ending. The article obviously comes with a big ol’ spoiler warning attached to it, but if you’re interested in checking it out, you can do so right here.

As for Living With a Nerd’s look at Mass Effect 3, it should go live sometime later this week.

EDIT: Gabe and Tycho, aka Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade fame, also wrote fantastic blog posts regarding their take on the ending. Spoilers abound once again, but they’re here if you want to read them.

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