Green is the silly choice from super silly space magic land. It might harm the fewest people, but it's soooooooooo stupid.
Blue is a bad idea covered in bad idea sauce.
So I destroyed the Reapers, just as was always planned. At least this way I can say "I destroyed the Reapers" and then change the rest of the ending in my head to something less stupid.
Red because I needed to finish the freaking mission and the god kid was immune to bullets.
Also, this. I shot at every inch of that kid AI, hoping to find a weak spot. And to not disappoint anyone, I shot the eyes first.
I chose green first. I didn't know if the destruction option was to the left or right and I really didn't want to become a reaper and control them. Therefore I was not that disappointed at first since I thought that synthesis was a bad ending. I replayed the ending when I knew which way to go and realized that the destroy option was just as bad and identical as green. I must say that controlling the reapers must be the most stupid thing ever. Is there actually anyone who chose that option?
Casey Hudson should learn from the writers of Kotor 1. A twist should be presented BEFORE the final mission, not in the last 5 minutes. In kotor 1 the twist was presented long before the game was over. You had time for the initial shock, denial, depression and acceptance before you finished the game and before you faced the antagonist for the final time. Plus that twist was great fucking awesome in contrast to the starchild twist. Also in ME1 you got the twist that sovereign was a reaper already on Virmire. There is a reason why it was revealed at that time and not during the final fight against saren. We NEED to know what we are fighting against and why before the last mission.
When I first played the ending, I had no spoilers. I was confused why Shep couldn't respond to the Reaper King and point out that he wasn't making sense, and then I tried to shoot the guy. To my dismay, I discovered his glowey form was immune to bullets.
I took the choice presented as true, because I always work with what I have available. I chose Green, because Red was unacceptable (murdering the Geth and EDI was far too great a price) and I couldn't admit that TIM was right, on any level.
I probably became indoctrinated. :(
I blew up those f**kers to hell.
So yeah. Not much to say outside of spoiler tags.
Red. I hated the consequences, but green was ridiculous, and in any case I have NO right to do that to everyone in the galaxy without their consent, and as for blue... as if I'm about to do what I've been trying to stop others doing throughout the series because godkid says I'm a "special case"... pull the other one.
Of course, in my canon ending (the ending I made up after I chose to pretend the ending didn't happen) I told the kid where to go and went off to find another solution not on the Reapers' terms.
Also, I hated the Star Child
I'm sorry, EDI, but it had to be red.
So you tried to shoot him too huh?
I waited twenty minutes and then the crucible was destroyed. The reapers won the war and continued to destroy all organic life. The cycle continues.
red all the way because iw anted to get rid of the reapers, doing the cythasis was evil, combine all life in to one weird robot thing is fuck uyp and went against the themes of the games.
Red, but on my next playthrough I'm just going to let Marauder Shields shoot me.
I picked green... Then I took Pristiq.
Destroy just felt wrong... especially since I had brokered peace between the Quarians and the Geth. Using destroy would be committing genocide on the Geth, and in the process destroy everything Legion had sacrificed himself for.
I can't even begin to say how much I wanted to throw Little MacGuffin's stupid logic back in his face by having already proven him wrong. There should have been a "resist" option, because my Shepard wouldn't just lie down and accept that without trying to find another way. I always played my Shepard as a ridiculously stubborn peacemaker, who wouldn't give up fighting even if he was reduced to a greasy red smear on the ground.
I spent a few minutes shooting the translucent little gnat in the head before I chose what I thought was the lesser of three evils at the time.
What color did you chose?
Red, because I couldn't get green, because I don't have an Xbox Gold account and bEAware appear to have lied by saying you don't need to play multiplayer to get the best endings.
Well, the "best" ending. The best colour filter.
I got green without touching the online
OT: i chose green, felt the best choice
If it is the true ending I chose green. I just couldn't screw over Legion and Edi/Joker, not to mention everyone who relies on tech to live (quarians, volus, etc). I do have a red save though.
Fire red was one of the best Pokémon games.
First i picked synthesis(forgot the color..), then i thought "this kinda sucks" and picked the red one, shut off the game and went for a smoke to calm my rage.
I chose control. It's the best option if you actually think about it. Say you wanted to destroy the reapers but don't want to dry all those nice geths and send everyone back to the stoneage...
Control the reapers, and if you think reaper tech is naughty what the hell is to stop you from steering all the reapers into the nearest sun? shazaam, reapers destroyed, no collateral damage. durr
Yellow, because GREEN IS NOT A GORRAM PRIMARY COLOR.
Also, I'm not playing Mass Effect 3 unless I can get an "INCLUDES ALL THE THINGS" battle chest or something.
Octarine. Because visible non-fictional colours are way too mainstream for me.
On a serious note, I never played Mass Effect 3. But I'd probably go with green, as that sounds like the most logical and least stupid choice.
If it had been me on the platform with the Starchild, I'd have told it to go and fuck itself and let the cycle continue. I'd probably also unleash a litany of insults at the god child about how monumentally stupid the whole cycle is and how batshit crazy it would have to be to think its solutions could help anyone. I'd also call its mother a cheap whore.
Brown. Because all the other M&Ms are hipster douchebags.
red because i follow the indoctrination theory and that little bastard star child (and the real kid who i had been shouting obscenities at the whole game) are not getting my mind
Well, I haven't played any Mass Effect game and I probably never will unless EA gives up on Origin and goes back to Steam.
Or the MAss Effect franchise gets sold to a publisher who does release it on Steam.
Anyway, when I saw the title, I thought it would be for which colour I prefer.
And that would be red.
Especially if it involves lightsabers.
I rolled with it. I listened to the star baby catalyst satan child thing. I was wondering where they were going with all this.
I chose green because it was stupid and made the least sense (and that reasoning seemed so appealing at the time.) Blue didn't seem like such a bad idea, but I hated the idea of red. A new AI would eventually arise and although the reapers would be stopped in the present, the cycle would continue - eventually, and the whole mission would mean nothing apart from sending all galactic life back a few epochs (roughly 50,000 years? Maybe less?) So red definitely seemed like the worse possible option, but on reflection I'm not sure at that point I was even paying attention to the other options and how to get them.
After the beam of green, a lot of shit went down and none of it made much sense (so I got what I chose I guess.) I do remember thinking that at least this would be good news for Joker and EDI who're now more "compatible," but then... I just sat through the credits; the sheer enormity of the jarring stupidity sinking in bit by bit. Even so, the indoctrination theory is nonsense as far as I'm concerned.
But to be fair, I'm really feeling bad for the people who haven't played the Mass Effect games who must be so tired of these threads with the knowledge that this will continue for a good while yet. Maybe it's them who should "hold the line."
All of them. I reloaded and did each of them, since you know, as nearly a 100% Paragon Shep, I could.
I'd come too far to grow a conscience about destroying some fucking robots, even if Legion had still been alive, I'd have sacraficed him in a moment to ensure the Reapers were crushed.
I like to think that our predecessors would learn from our decisions and not be idiotic enough to create fucking Skynet.
Also, of the three, Red is the only one which made true sense. When the other two options are "SPACE MAGIC" and leaving an army of super-powerful giant Robot Cuttlefish floating in dark space, I choose to be on the safe side and totally wipe them out.
SPOILERS *I don't know how to do the spoiler box thingy*
What I really wanted to do was shut that little bastard up about synthetics always at war with organics, I stopped the war with the Quarians and Geth, a war that the organic Quarians started. One of the my most valuable squad mates was a AI, so fuck you you little star child bastard. Why aren't you arguing Shep, this would be a good time for some Renegade interrupts.
It wasn't the ending itself that annoyed me, even though the 3 choices out of no ware part was crap, but it was how it shown the repercussions of your choice that was disappointing, I got quite moved as Shep jumped into the light making his ultimate sacrifice for all lifeforms (I even said good bye Shepard out loud) and then, quick 3 stills and Joker crashing the Normandy and him EDI and Liara (how the hell did she get off Earth, she was with me running for the beam) on a new planet. Then I check online only to find there is only minimal difference between the other colours.
But it's only the ending that's disappointing, and even then I can live with it, 10 minutes isn't gonna ruin the other 30 hours (with ME3, close to 90 is you include 1-3) I have with the game.
Uh... purple. Everyone starts dancing.
Because I was told I would control the Reapers. I had already decided that logic was fucked so might as well keep up the trend of being completely illogical.
I went over the choices with my father because they all sounded craptastic to me, so we went with the green space magic. I didn't want to kill EDI and the geth since I adore the geth, control sounded like I was relying too much on a sane Shepard, and synthesis...well it sucked but I was hoping the inherent DNA would be the same just with some synthetic upgrades.
All the endings were still crap, crappier, and craptastic.
edit: I am glad to know I wasn't the only one that spend a good few minutes trying to shoot the God thing. I was hoping it was a massive troll. Still hoping, but it wouldn't be as funny now.
Also the fourth choice should be yellow and a fifth one purple...and a sixth one orange, to represent more colors. Maybe I wouldn't have been as sad if it was yellow space magic everywhere.
Red I wasn't going to let fear compromise who I am......
Red, Because the option to shoot the "God child" didn't exist.
As I've said before, I went green, because if you're going to screw over the galaxy, screw it over equally. That's the only way to be fair.
I chose the ending where I get some catharsis. In that one, the choices are:
Destruction: Casey Hudson's junk gets destroyed when Tony Jaa punches him in the balls.
Control: The world's Mass Effect 3 players buy control of Bioware and demote Casey Hudson to cleaning the grease traps in the company cafeteria.
Synthesis: Casey Hudson is fused into a hybrid of himself and someone who can write an actual ending to a trilogy, and rewrites the ending of Mass Effect 3.
Hmmmm.... If I had those options I'd most certainly go with destroy.
OT: I went with blue because it's more prettier than red and green.
I choose Green, but after listening to the Indoctrination theory I felt extremely stupid.