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Finally finished Mass Effect 3.
Feels like I'm saying goodbye to a friend I was very close with for the past 5 years.
ME3 had it's (animation, plot) problems, but nearing the end of the game with all the epic stuff going on around you really made me think back to where it all began and taking all those things with me to that final moment. It's a shame most of the effects you've made on the universe didn't really matter all that much at the very end, but you still made them and the game still remembered all of it and made you aware of it, via emails, conversations or at the very least in the war assets.
Due to all the games being connected the way they are, it's strange feeling, the 'connection' I have to all the characters I met in the game, those that died or are still alive. I've never actually considered video game characters (my) friends, but they sure did feel like friends in these games, due to built and shared experiences throughout the games that you made of your own accord. It's weird sharing nostalgia with a video game character about things you helped shape in previous entries. The series never held your hand, wasn't linear, whatever happened; happened. You can talk to someone else who played it and s/he'll have a totally different story to tell, who's alive, who isn't, who said or did what.
I'm pretty sure there won't be a Mass Effect 4 to build on this particular story arc, but I'll definitely remember these three games as an experience I wouldn't have missed for the world.