Strict31 wrote:There are three options. Control, Destroy and Synthesis. The Synthesis option was the one where you just walk right up the center towards the beam of light. Perhaps you should go back and replay the ending, because you seem to have missed that bit of dialogue.
No, Strict. As Jack said - I did not get the three options, because I did not have the right amount of EMS. I did not miss anything. Not all the endings get the third option. I only had the control or destroy options. I know this because I was aware of the synthesis choice and tried to go to the beam of light and nothing happened.
The Catalyst talking about the cycle of synthetics vs. organics is referring to beings like the Geth. Not other Reapers rising up. His whole point was that the Reapers are there to maintain order in the universe, as a result of synthetics and organics fucking things up. That's a whole other debate. Shepard proved to the Catalyst that things can change, as evident by the Geth joining forces with organics in this cycle.
[blackout]The catalyst explains to you that destroying the Reapers and controlling the Reapers both postpone the inevitable. He specifically points this out. He also explains that the cycle of Synthetics rising up to destroy Organics has repeatedly occured every 50,000 years, since the beginning of civilization. So again, whether you control them or destroy them, the catalyst explains to you that it will all happen, all over again. By choosing the renegade option, the only difference is that you've committed genocide to get the same result as the paragon option.
Except this option forces an entire universe full of people to become that which they hate most.
The only option that actually stops the Reapers for good is the middle option, Synthesis. The catalyst explains this option as well, and explains why it is the only one that will provide a new, permanent solution.