All they had to do to make this better is to include at least one dialogue option where V doesn't sound like they're down in the dumps. But all of them have various shades of "I'm dead inside." The Sun had so much potential to be a "happy" ending like The Star but now I have to cling to like two lines of dialogue so I wouldn't feel like the game is going "should have picked Panam."
It’s the imbalance in the endings that drives me up the walls. If they were going to do it like that they needed to make the happy one actually happy for all the character’s LI. They intentionally wrote it that in the Sun ending, the male interests stay BUT V is being insufferable and cold. Kerry’s voicemail is just him begging to spend some time with you because he has no idea where you’re at. How is that the “happy” ending for people who wanted to keep Kerry?
It feels like it was another choice we were allowed to make that doesn’t actually matter. Kerry and River will never actually be as important to any given V as Panam and Judy, romanced or not. In future DLC Panam and Judy will come along as companions and River/Kerry will send a postcard or something lol