I just finished the game and, after really REALLY enjoying it, found myself kind of bummed out by how flawed the execution of the epilogues were. I spent almost the entire game with Lon'qu before he died in the final encounter, only to find his epilogue consisted of "Died: Endgame". No story to tell, nothing he impacted in his death, nobody mourned him or spoke well of his relationship with them? It felt very deflating for all of Lon'qu's actions to be negated by his death, but I could let it slide with the reasoning "I guess HE didn't do anything after the game".
But why don't RETIRED characters get epilogues?! Are we to assume that because they had to stop fighting the war, they just stopped doing anything or having any relationships for the rest of their lives? I lost my long-time fighters Frederick and Cordelia late-game, and they got nothing! Why not just let retired characters have standard epilogues? They're not dead!
Probably my biggest issue; why don't female characters get epilogues if they got married? Characters like Tharja, Morgan, Noire, Panne, I genuinely wanted to know what they were up to, or how they felt post-game, but for some reason when characters are married, they get a single epilogue for both that always centers around the husband's exploits, usually with some cut-and-paste addition of "He went to X, and brought [WIFENAME] with him." That just seemed totally illogical to me, especially when the writers up until this point seemed to have no problem writing unique dialogue depending on what relationships the characters had with eachother.
I guess most of this isn't a huge deal, as the epilogue is a tiny, tiny thing at the end of the game, but it isn't the best feeling when an absolutely incredible character-focused game leaves you with a really messy end-text scroll. Anyone else have thoughts on this?