Yeah, extended cut definitely left me thinking the green ending was preferable. EDI's feelings of actually being alive and the Reapers sharing their knowledge were great additions.
Yes, exactly. With my first Shepard, I went Synthesis because it seemed the best option (as presented by the Catalyst)
, but when it played out, it left a very poor taste in my mouth. The uplifting positivity that the Extended Cut added totally improved that. And with Control, it just seemed like a REALLY bad idea. But then I tried it, and the monologue given in that particular ending made it seem like a really noble, positive outcome.
I definitely think the EC improves the endings, overall.
I spend two games trying to kill the reapers no way I wasn't doing it. Obviously it doesn't make a fucking difference but still.
That's the attitude my female renegade Shepard had, for sure. I mean, honestly, she probably would have chosen the Refusal ending, but that is such a shitty cop-out ending, I could not reconcile it.