Finished the game. I would like to make some points about the ending for I feel that what we got is a resounding improvement over the leaked ending I was referring to a couple of posts ago. Now it's not a great ending, but it's one that doesn't bother me in the slightest which at this point in Blizzard's story telling department is a bloody relief.
To summarize, I had three major issues with the leaked ending that involved the story and the execution. Two of the three problems were fixed while one remains the same. After digesting both endings, I concluded that if I was given a choice of which two of the three problematic parts of the ending I would get fix, it would be the same ones that Blizzard picked, so kudos to Blizzard.
Problem 1: Kerrigan's shock neck 'thing'
Of all the problems that the ending had, this one was the most conspicuous. Fans were quick to call "BULLSH**!!!" when Mengsk whips out this lighter/controller which activates a shocking device that was implanted into Kerrigan's neck during the time when she first became a Ghost. Story wise, Blizzard was trying to showcase how Mengsk had been using Kerrigan and used various methods to ensure that if she were to ever turn on him, he would have a tool to handle it. The problem?
1. This is a device that is able to render Kerrigan, now more powerful than her previous incarnation of the Queen of Blades, totally vulnerable. If Mengsk installed this device into her and spent a good chunk of the series WANTING HER DEAD, why doesn't he use this device to kill her before this confrontation? Kerrigan has been known to attack other worlds in person and even fight Dominion forces head on, so the opportunity to render her powerless was clearly there.
2. The shock device is a physical object implanted into her head. Kerrigan has the ability to read minds, yet at no point during her time with Mengsk does she ever detect a note of deception on his part regarding this device. Also note that Kerrigan has gone through a complete species mutation TWICE, that changes her biological functions immensely. This device would have either been destroyed during the first stages of mutation, or be detected by those who controlled her like the Overmind. There is no way this device could have stayed in her neck for this long without anybody noticing, let alone the device still managing to work throughout all her mutations.
Finished Product Status... FIXED
Thankfully Blizzard decided to drop this idea in favor for a far more manageable device, the Psi-Emmiter. I know there are fans who would argue how Mengsk got this device or how he got it into his quarters, but the holes that this Psi-Emmiter brings to the table are a lot easier to fill than the shock device one.