This article does not contain spoilers about the Mass Effect series.
I got to a point where I was so close to seeing how Mass Effect 3 would end, that I could not stop playing until I saw it. Never mind how much I enjoyed playing through Mass Effect 3 from start to finish, but seeing that ending, seeing exactly what was so earth shatteringly disappointing, was too close to wait any longer. In some ways my impatience, and the controversial reception, sort of ruined my intentions for playing through the story, but I still enjoyed it never the less. And due to my delay to directly discuss my reaction to the ending, you have probably guessed already that I liked the ending to Mass Effect 3, that all of complaints and disappointment coming from the enamoured fans feels misplaced.
During the last half hour of Mass Effect, I was expecting the worse to happen. I could not at all fathom a scenario that would justify a complaint to the FTC or spark demands from fans for a better ending. When I finally saw this frequently discussed ending, I felt two feelings: satisfaction and confusion.
I was - am satisfied to finally see the story come to a close, to see the time I spent with this franchise amount to a conclusion that I felt answered the questions I had. While I do think the ending successfully answered the burning questions, I left with more. But these new questions do not necessarily need to be answered. So to reference one of the complaints being thrown around, I did not need further "closure". The purpose of Commander Shepard at the end of Mass Effect 2 was straight forward, and once that problem was resolved, I saw no purpose in providing answers to aspects of the story such as, what happened to my crew members. They helped me along the way no doubt, their role was integral to my success, yet when it comes down to answering that sole question that is presented at the end of Mass Effect 2, my crew or friends I have accumulated along the way, do not factor in.