@Tumbler: Not sure why I got a response to this, but to accuse Bioware of "not caring" about their 7 year-old game franchise is ludicrous. Now I don't know whether to place the blame on EA or them, but frankly that ending was pure high science fiction. The kind the fans CLAIMED to be clamoring for (instead of "some CoD bullshit). It was exactly in the same vein as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Harlan Ellison (ESPECIALLY that last one).
I think your comment was at the top and I just hit reply, didn't mean for it to be directed at you. I'm not mad that the events of the ending, I can accept the whole sacrifice, no happy ending thing. But the way they combined created everything seems like they just gave up and said, we're done, this is what they get.
"If they don't like well fuck them. You got that movie of the ship, ok good just combine that with those two shots of them turning around, then take that crashed ship scene...it isn't done? Do I look like I give two fucks, use it. And that video of the stuff blowing up across the galaxy, make that green red and blue, ok, well this needs something else...hey grab that pic of those two looking up at the planets, yeah scan that and put this voice over on it. "Hey you, get in front of this mic and read this.
Boom, done, that is how you make video games people!"