I was very pleased to find that in the extended cut you can tell kid catalyst to screw off. Apparently this turns out to be a very stupid proposition, but the thing that bothered me the most about the me3 ending was that Sheppard accepts the solutions laid out before him by possibly the most malevolent entity in the galaxy... kid catalyst. I mean he's... (it's?) essentially the king of the reapers. You shouldn't be negotiating with him YOU SHOULD BE SHOOTING AT HIM! Which is exactly what I did in my second play through, only to find out that doing so will give you same ending as if you tell him to screw off.
"SO BE IT" - Somehow I find this ending the most satisfying. Screw you kid catalyst... screw you.
Overall I really like the extended cut personally. I can imagine that people are still disappointed that their choices still
aren't explained, and by choices I mean everything other than the choice you make at the end with kid catalyst. I'm surprised they didn't just throw up some text with a picture or something. Synthesis ending was cool I liked the monologue EDI makes talking about the bridge between synthetics and humans leading to more discovery/knowledge etc. Destroy ending was not as bad as I thought, and it looks like Sheppard even lives through it. Anything but control ending! That just replaces kid catalyst with my Sheppard. I don't want another kid catalyst! Down with kid catalyst!
Anyone know why kid catalyst NOW decides to allow Sheppard to destroy/merge with/control the reapers? Is the crucible that powerful to influence him or is he just bored of doing this cycle after cycle? Did anyone catch that? They also didn't explain why kid catalyst is that kid you saw burn on earth grrr
This last part is a rant-
I kinda had the mindset that synthesis would lead to a nightmarish existence. Imagine being heavily drugged (machine influence) only you never sober up. The machine part of you throws an error and you're processing... processing... processing then you puke and try to cough out the sickness, but it's engrained in your faulty hybrid construct. You can't stop your crazy hybrid machine brain from humming while it sorts the error. That's what I would imagine synthesis would be like. A cold you can't wake up from, a drug you never sober up from. What a nightmare right? Apparently synthesis is a very harmonious state, like somehow sharing half your mind with a machine is a beautiful thing right? Is it still you but the machine you? Like you became part machine but you are still you or is it some kind of reaper machine that's infiltrated your mind? Someone pass the bowl.