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Just finished it, it may have been shorter than I expected but damn did I love it.   it definitely healed the bitterness I've been feeling towards the ending these past few months and the scene with Shepard and Kaidan finally saying to each other "I love you" ...wow, I was in tears.   I even liked talking to the catalyst and finding out more about his motivations. Major props to them for listening to the fans and giving us this new content.  
My one gripe with it is that they still left the Shepard breath scene as a cliffhanger.  I guess they wanted the player to imagine what happens to him and while I'm ok with doing that I'd  rather start imagining the future after seeing Shepard found/rescued by the crew or whoever.  I think you can pull off a happy moment and still have it feel like things were sacrificed in order to get there (this keeps it from being cheesy), like with the curing of the genophage for instance when the Krogan had new hope but we lost Mordin.  The Mass effect journey was full of loss so I feel they could have cut Shepard a break and it still would have had the bittersweet element they were trying to push.
Overall though it changed the feeling of the endings from that of despair to hope.  It really saved the series for me and I'm so happy about that.
Found a link to the Kaidan Shepard scene: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPYazs…
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Winter-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I comletely agree, while I loved the whole game including the different endings I hated that they left Shepard'fate so ambiguous in the destroy ending. I guess they wanted to treat the 4 endings equally and showing Shepard reuniting with his crew would definitely put this ending above all others. (hope that makes sense)
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theangrybee Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww yes this scene is awesome :D
...and I whole heartedly agree with you on the over-all feel of the game now with the added EC.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I'm glad they they made it clearer that the Reapers weren't Well Intentioned Extremists in that they wiped out their own species against their will because the AI they created came to the "logical" conclusion that it was the best way to solve a problem.
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I liked that part too.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Yup. Having it sound like the Reapers were justified at first just sounded stupid/crazy.
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SylvanRanger Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I think it's the ending this series was always meant to have.
Not a "sugar and rainbows" kind of happy ending nor one where everyone you ever cared for dies. It's war and some people die, and depending on choices and actions some friends can die and some will, like Ash or Kaidan, but than scenes like the one you linked and a small but certain confirmation that Shepard survives, at least in some cases, is what gives players hope, and hope is what I've felt through it all and it's the theme that stood out most in the entire series.
Props to Bioware for ending this properly. and than you for this journal and link ;)
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
You chose destroy?
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Yep
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veter-vetrennij Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>>They implied in the end that Kaidan knew Shepard was alive
Why do you think so?
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AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Because in the ending where Shepard survives he never puts the plaque on the wall, instead he looks up and smiles, then it shows the Normandy flying away. Bioware also confirmed that it's what they meant it to convey.
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