I wanted Shepard to die by the end of that. It just worked. Good finality. Ok with the crew stranded, too. Tali, Liara, and Joker? Yeah, that could work. What happened to everyone else? There's a big crew, they'd repopulate. Or, you know, miraculously and inexplicably manage to repair a ship that was destroyed by the most advanced technology in the galaxy... That'd work, too... wut?
Fridge logic: In a crash, wouldn't the fact that JOKER HAS BRITTLE-BONE DISEASE mean that he'd have almost zero chance of surviving and be nowhere near walking shape if he did survive?
Well they said they were going to rebuild the relays and in the extended cut you see the Normandy fly off the planet and Alliance talks about rebuilding the relays (I guess they can now that they have the data [or atleast mass relay device] from Ilos). I just finished the game (yeah yeah late to the party) Yeh WTF
My advise? Play the Happy ending mod, [link] then after beating the game with that go back and play the Citadel DLC (only has a couple lines you have to ignore to pretend it happens after the war ends) and everything is like a beautiful song.
"oh, I'm sorry Bioware. I was under the misapprehension you WANTED me to buy any of your other products ever again. DLC? Not a chance. Dragon Age 3? Nope. Hell, I even shelled out cash for those unimpressive tie-in comics. Not any more. Enjoy my $60. It's the last of my money you'll ever see."
To all the people going "INDOCTRINATION!" No. You're rationalizing, if nothing is done to amend the endings, I'll buy into it because it's making the best of the shit sandwich we were dealt, otherwise, you're being counter-productive.
I wouldn't say they're rationalizing. At least for me, I see Indoc theory as an idea the fans are proposing for Bioware to use as an easy out. An idea for fix DLCs that would fit with what they're already made. A "compromise" would be a more appropriate term I think. "Hey, you made this crap thing. I won't make you get rid of it, but please add to it so it's negated". Lol.