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Say what you will on how it ME3 ended but Mass Effect is still one of the best gaming trilogies ever. Yes, the ending was the only thing that kept ME3 from being great but no other game had the emotional impact the goodbye/farewell conversations had in ME3’s final mission.
There is no Shepard without Vakarian. And probably the best Paragon interrupt in the game, Shepard says “If I get to that bar, and you’re not there, I’ll be looking down. I’ll always have your back.”