Or did people not realise he was actually in the process of being Indoctrinated?
Major spoiler below don't look if you haven't completed the game....
And the young boy was never on earth at all, only Shepard could see him due to prothean beacons etc. The boy is in fact the entity that controls the citadel and co-ordinates the reapers
Who said he wasn't having a dream? This was his guilt over the people he couldn't save expressed in the form of a dream.
Indoctrination has some pretty clear signs that come along with it, none of which Shepard displays. The thought did cross my mind, but I just didn't see anything to back it up.
Also, there is no evidence that what you see at the end is anything more than an image that was pulled from Shepard's mind to be used as an interface to communicate.
[Edited by Nicon, 3/9/2012 2:11:36 PM]
Being privy to info is good to have :P
Although Bioware did change things before gold pressing. The boy was to be a girl, etc
He was being Indoctrinated for his option to control the reapers or to meld organics/synthetics.
Not that I disagree with your opinion, because it does sound plausible. However, in the previous spoiler thread, you insisted that EDI as a squad-mate was only a rumor, and not based in fact. When it had been said she would be.
So forgive me if I take your "inside" knowledge with a grain of salt.
While it is possible that the boy was always just a figment of Shep's imagination. (Alone playing near Alliance HQ, No one helps him up to the shuttle. (However the soldier does not signal the go command until AFTER the kid is on.)
Anderson did not hear/notice Shepard talking to the little boy in the air conduct. So who knows, maybe you're right. However, I don't see how Shepard became indoctrinated to begin with. He's never been on a reaper ship, he was close to one in the derelict reaper in me2, but was only for a short while and his companions showed no traces. Wasn't in the attack, and if the boy WAS a symptom of indoctrination then it happened pre-earth attack, so that kinda doesn't make sense.
In any case, I insist the boy was simply something Shepard's brain created to manifest the entity.
No.Dialog is chosen for you and you get right to the action.
I got that, but what will he pick? Most dialogs go either towards Renegade or Paragon, neutral options have become extremely rare.
He goes mostly renegade. I checked to make sure. Most of his comments will be renegade in tone.
Have you thought that it might be up to his birthplace and personal résumé, such as the Skyllian Blitz or Thresher Maw Attack? I'm just guessing here.
Could be, in the demo when I chose the more combat no decisions way, i picked spacer/war hero. Compared that to my full decisions they matched more renegade options than paragon. So I don't know. I suppose it could be so. Ruthless would = more renegade. Earth-born war hero would be more paragon I suppose.
i guess everyone's opinion on what constitutes a good or a bad game will always differ and obviously one is entitled to one's opinion. but just because u don't get an ending that YOU desire is a feeble argument to support ur dislike of the game.
i, for one, always knew what the ending was probably going to be like knowing that ME3 was always meant to be an end of Shephard's story. i was curious to see how Bioware went about it...would be a gross understatement
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