Such is the best ending destroy, control, or synthesis? I have always destroyed I don't know about the others so what do you think I should do.
Most players will tend towards the Destroy ending, simply because this is what you are doing since ME1. It is the only option you know of and the reason you build the Crucible.... it is a weapon so you must destroy the Reapers before they destroy us.
And then you are confronted with actual alternatives. Seeing them as odd is just the logical conclusion, as we do not have the time to really think about them, as each second you wait means hundreds of people are dying.
Destroy is beyond that unique, as it not only resolves the Reaper Threat, but it 'rewards' you with the glimpse of hope you survive it.
From a morally point of view reject is the most viable solution, as you do not put the blood of the synthetics on your hands.
I've been through all possible endings, low EMS, High EMS, Renegade and Paragon as some do differ.
My main ended up destroying the Reapers because she didn't knew better, how could she.
It's a matter of personal preference, what suits you and your alter Ego the most.
if you "control" the reapers than your giving into indoctrination if you "evolve" everyone than all that does is grant the reapers control over all sentients if you "destroy" the reapers than your breaking free of indoctrination
So pls help me out on this indoctrination theory. I mean to each his own, no question, but I never really found out at what particular moment Shepard gets into the indoctrination process, which you ultimately rejects by picking destroy.
Maybe that's it. Taking control seems too similar to indoctrination. Though it's stated Shepard is too strong willed to ever turn into Illusive Man's fate.
Edit:. That's the conundrum.
it's to long to write you'll have to look it up
I'm going to synthesize them😀
Personally I believe the indoctrination theory is bull. The catalyst even confirms that when he tells Shepard that The Illusive Man could not have controlled the reapers because he was already being controlled by them via indoctrination. I know some claim that's part of their deception, but I just don't buy it. Other factors confirm this point throughout the trilogy; specifically the Prothean VIs, Vigil on Ilos in ME and the one on Thessia in ME3. They wouldn't have even interacted with her if she were indoctrinated in any way. Anyways, that's just my thought on it.
@Kadia1 go for it!^^
I actually didn't want to restart a discussion over the Indoctrination Theory, as there are arguments for and against it. Mass Effect is the Intellectual Property of its Owner and that is not the player. The Owner declares, what is canon and what not. Just look at Disney and the SW Franchise... a whole 150 years of documentes and filled out story cast aside as 'legendary non canon' simply because it did not fit their perspective of how to make the monetary benefit out of it.
BW/EA did refuse the Indoctrination Theory but they never revealed what is canon for them and they never will.
I always saw it as a way to explain something unsatisfying, as these players seemed to be shocked that there was not a simple running and gunning through the Citadel and ultimately fighting a Harbinger controlled Hybrid of whatever just to hit the 'Reaper Destruction Button' in the last second, because this is what you knew and what you prepared for up to meeting the Catalyst who told you otherwise.
I was just beeing curious about the moment they start to take over your mind.
TIM was never ever able to Control, as his obsession about it was a core element of his personal indoctrination and goes back to the events of MA: Evolution where his background revealed (a bit at least). I hope Cora is not related to him oO.
If you take the shimmering of the screen while he tried to control you to shot Anderson, well Sovereign did the same as Saren died. He was obviously reaching out to anyone he could take over to gain control of the Citadel. If so, well we might have dreamed and fought the indoctrination since then and all events from ME2 and ME3 where just illusions.
So I leave it to those who believe in the IT, as I hope they leave me to my opinion.
Haters always gonna hae, lovers gonna love, supporters gonna suppert and doubters gonna doubt, right?
I agree with you Marolf
@ThatEvanKid Totally agree with everything you said. Destroy is the only way to go.
What do you think?