Fans Write Comprehensive Take On The ME3 Ending’s Logic Problems
It’s no secret we at GameFront think that the ending of Mass Effect 3 really could use some work. A lot of it, in fact. Now, in our post on the matter, we stuck to macro issues, like the brevity, the denial of closure, the abandonment of key themes, the removal of player choice. But there’s also the problem with how confusing it is. Not just in the way we discussed overtly, that it contradicts so much of what came before without providing explanation, thus robbing players of the tools they need to understand it, but simply in the way its written. Even within itself, the final scenes simply don’t make a lot of sense.
If that matters to you, and if you care about good storytelling and good gaming it should, then you’ll want to take a look at an enormous, ongoing work by Mass Effect fans that attempts to give a fully comprehensive accounting of everything wrong with the ending sequence. Entitled “A Logical Breakdown of Why the Mass Effect 3 Ending Makes No Sense,” it’s basically a wikipedia of problems, ranging from inert dialogue to the lack of continuity within a single moment, that plague the last moments of this otherwise brilliant game.
My Favorite? “Every Single Thing the Child Says Is Absolutely Crazy, Makes Absolutely No Sense, and Directly Contradicts Previously Established Major Plot Points and Facts.” Because it’s 100% true.