I'm getting very close to the end of Mass Effect 3. I've been taking my time, trying not to rush through like I did in the last two games. So I've been doing just a few missions at a time. I'm at Priority: Thessia right now. I've done all the ME3 DLC, except for Shore Leave. I'm saving that till the last minute.
I kept Samara alive, and I successfully brokered peace between the Quarians and the Geth. I was terrified I wouldn't have the option. I would have chosen the Quarians over the Geth if it came down to it, but I didn't want to face that decision. Thankfully, I didn't have to. My paragon score was high enough and I met enough of the requirements to have that option. I'm looking forward to the Shore Leave DLC, but it will also make me sad.
Thane sacrificed himself for the Salarian Councilor. As sad as I was for his death, I found that I wasn't as emotional at his death as I have been at others. I never really had a huge attachment to him, despite being a great character. I was actually glad that Major Kirahhe didn't take his place, because I wanted to keep him alive. I suppose I figured that Thane was going to die soon anyway, and he went out noble and a hero. But I didn't tear up. I feel like a terrible person.
Legion's death, on the other hand, made me tear up. I was more attached to him, and his death in addition to the Quarians getting back their homeworld, and the Geth helping them to rebuild - that was a lot to take in. Legion reached out to Shepard, and you could see it self-actualize. And it sacrificed itself so the Geth and the Quarians would make peace.
And since it's relevant, this came up on my tumblr dashboard recently:
All aboard the feelsmobile indeed.