Jerykk wrote on Dec 28, 2009, 23:40:
Um, you destroyed one Reaper/Reaver. Out of like, hundreds. The ending is basically "Hey, good job! Now go out and kill the rest plz kthx." There was also the whole Cerberus sidestory which I'm assuming will be concluded in ME2.
Except that, since they are on the other side of the universe, they needed the Citadel to get to us. Now that the Mass Relay part of the Citadel has been destroyed/disabled, the Reapers can't get to us.
Yes, they're still "out there" but without the Citadel's relay they're really not a threat. Yeah, they can eventually get back to us, but it'll take centuries - which is why your character at the end says something like "And when they come, we'll be ready for them."