I finished the game about 20 minutes ago, spent some of the time watching the credits, then a little movie at the end of the credits which implies there could be more ‘stories’ to be told in that game universe. Personally, I think Bioware (and EA) would be idiotic not to continue that franchise.
On completing the game you are dumped back to the point of no return. You do a mission then your next mission is the last one (see how vague I’m being?). By dumping you out here, they give you a chance to clean up any missions you might have missed.
I appear to have missed none.
I’m going to spoil stuff from here on out so if you don’t want to hear the spoilers, don’t read.
I cured the Genophage which allied the Krogan and the Turians. The Salarian Embassador asked me to not cure it, but I’m too good and honest not to do what I said I’d do.
I destroyed the Reaver-Rachni hybrid (rather I left it to die). I’m not sure if this would have changed anything. Admittedly the Ravagers were some of the most painful enemies out there (for me), second only to the Banshees.
I picked the Geth over the Quarians, but then when I saw the Quarians get wiped out and Tali throws herself from the cliff, I reloaded and went Quarian. Admittedly, it was one of the tougher choices. If the Quarians were not warring with the Geth, I bet it wouldn’t have been as tough. By upgrading the Geth you make it so they can defeat the Quarians so it seems to be a one or the other choice.
I think those were the main decision points, at least the ones I can remember aside from the final one which was a choice between controlling the Reapers or destroying them all, the Mass Relays and any synthetics (lots of tech too I think?). I picked destroying the Reapers.
By the way, I quickly realized the catalyst was the Citadel – almost immediately on seeing the Crucible.
Overall, pretty epic series. I want to go back and play through them all over again. It’s unfortunate I didn’t keep my save games from the previous versions.
In the first one I only lost Kaiden Alenko – hey, Ashley William had boobs – how could I pick him over her? My awesomeness level was high enough to convince Wrex the Krogans were not real Krogans, just mindless slaves. I hooked up with Liara, Ashley was playing too hard to get. I played a Soldier and started another play through as an Adept but didn’t complete it.
In the second one I don’t think I lost anyone at all, not even during the ‘suicide’ mission – unless I ended up losing the Drell? I don’t think I did. Admittedly, I didn’t have all the DLC so I don’t know if you stand to lose others. I hooked up with Miranda in that one – Jack was too much of a freak with all her tattoos and baldness. I am pretty sure I played a Soldier here too and also dabbled with an Adept but didn’t complete it.
In the third one I lost Legion (it came down to choice between it or Tali… Tali has boobs). I hooked up with Ashley (this might not have been possible if I had kept my saved game from the first). I went with a Sentinel on this one – it was kind of cool actually, though I almost never (intentionally) blew my armor.
Damn… now I want to go play through the whole series all over again.