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Originally Posted by Henry Jones
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the other two endings are NEARLY EXACTLY THE SAME, image for image, except the color of the laser is different, right? EXACTLY THE SAME. Look 'em up on Youtube. The codex and the devs themselves state that everyone in the Sol system (most of the galaxy's forces) is going to die because the Sol system is only sustained by shipments through Mass Relays from colonial and mining worlds. Wrex, Hackett, the entire Quarian fleet. I assume you chose Synthesis: the problem therein is that Synthesis is what the Reapers want you to do, and it causes an existential holocaust. Control is what The Illusive Man wanted, and it was proven multiple times throughout the game that he was just outright wrong and this solution is what destroyed the Protheans. The only thing that doesn't give the enemy what they want is Destroy, and that's committing genocide against AIs like EDI and the Geth, the existence of both that proves the error in Space Haley Joel Osment's logic that synthetics and organics can NEVER COEXIST.
Oh, and Synthesis? It's the one ending where the FMV is different. How is it different? Well when you choose Control or Destroy, the soldiers on earth cheer. With Synthesis, it cuts away before they cheer. Because getting their bodies turned half-synthetic fucking sucks. Destroy SHOULD have EDI dead, but they were so goddamn lazy with this ending that they had MONTHS AND MONTHS AND INFINITE MONEY to develop that she walks out of the ship anyway because of a logic discrepancy in their programming (the characters shown walking out of the ship are your love interest (or whichever character you had the highest friendship score with, which will always be astronomical with EDI as long as your dialogue pointed her towards hooking her up with Joker) and whoever you used most often, and if that's EDI, well. The same can be said of the "flashback" shit at the end that has more major programming discrepancies in it so it almost always shows Liara regardless of who it's supposed to show).
Alpha Protocol, on the other hand, was completely rushed by Sega. "It makes this release date or it doesn't get released at all fuck you developers." Mass Effect 3 went gold in October, but they delayed the release and still fucked up not only their shitty, thematically-inconsistent ending, but they couldn't even get their core program right.
That is to say little of the fact that this whole game is about cake or death or chicken, but when it comes down to it, Space Sixth Sense Brat makes you choose between death, death, or death. Not only is it mechanically inconsistent with the rest of the entire series, but it's thematically inconsistent. Mass Effect is not a tragedy. It's an American action movie space opera. To be consistent with the tone they've spent two-and-ninety-nine-one-hundredths of a game setting up, there needs to be a reversal of fortune. There isn't, and it ends on the bleakest note they can possibly manage with some shitty biblical imagery. And Buzz Aldrin being creepy.