1. #1621
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    Quote Originally Posted by shokter View Post
    While I understand people's frustration with the way (in many instances, at least) the effect's of Shepard's past ME1 and ME2 actions seemed to basically be the same/similar regardless of your choices and to some extent the weakness of the ultimate endings I think it is important to note that in these games, as in life, it is more about the journey than the destination. Did you enjoy your time in the Mass Effect universe? I know I did. In the end I think that is the most important.
    This can be said about plenty of stuff. If you enjoy talking to people, sharing your opinion with them 24/7, what does it matter if they listen to you or not? Some people simply don't want to waste their breath if they'll just be ignored (it's NOT a nice feeling when you're talking and people turn their backs completely oblivious of your presence), and focus their time talking to people who actually listen when you talk, and not just waiting for their turn to say something.

    The end result does matter to people who value their time investment in something.
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    Not sure if anyone has pointed this out yet as I am not reading through 82 pages, but the endings in ME3 were the exact same endings conceptually from Deus Ex. Considering my love for the DE series, I was immediately upset by ME3's "choices" since your options are identical in the two games. GJ BioWare. Sell any stock in the company if you have it; Dragon Age 3 is looking really grim all of a sudden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uchikon7 View Post
    Not sure if anyone has pointed this out yet as I am not reading through 82 pages, but the endings in ME3 were the exact same endings conceptually from Deus Ex. Considering my love for the DE series, I was immediately upset by ME3's "choices" since your options are identical in the two games. GJ BioWare. Sell any stock in the company if you have it; Dragon Age 3 is looking really grim all of a sudden.
    Deus Ex at least had the reasoning that it's a prequel to make those endings work, since they had to have it make some semblance of sense. In the case of ME3, it just seems like a cheap and poorly thought-out way to end a trilogy. (At least, the Shepard trilogy, since we all know there's going to be more Mass Effect sooner or later).

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    Also this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qYm738hq1o

    ---------- Post added 2012-03-13 at 08:41 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Shalashaska Ocelot View Post
    Deus Ex at least had the reasoning that it's a prequel to make those endings work, since they had to have it make some semblance of sense. In the case of ME3, it just seems like a cheap and poorly thought-out way to end a trilogy. (At least, the Shepard trilogy, since we all know there's going to be more Mass Effect sooner or later).
    More ME sooner or later, eh? God, I could forgive this craptastic ending if so, but I am unfortunately under the impression that this is it for the series =/

  5. #1625
    Quote Originally Posted by Zao View Post
    Well, it's been 5 days now. And playing through the game with all sidequests took me ~40h. So it's a safe bet that most people have not played through the game yet.
    how in gods name is that possible? i sitting at 27 hours played and i did everything besides get 100% on all planets which i cant do because of the reapers. I am completely lost on what to do to get more playtime

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    How long did you guys have in one playthrough? I was at 28 hours. Also were you guys able to let The Illusive Man commit suicide at the end? I couldn't use paragon/renegade conversation option even though my paragon was by far maxed (like halfway into the game already).

    I enjoyed this game a lot, even though the length of the game could be a bit longer for a mass effect game. I did like the ending, though my first thought was 'what about Garrus, Wreavz, the Asari, the Quarians (hey, they did want to settle on their homeplanet, but in either ending all mass relays are destroyed. Will the leftover qurians stay on earth? :P) Stuff like that! I didn't go that far into mass effect lore... so not sure about what happened in the past etc., just hope they'd release any good dlc additions.. Can't get enough of killing almost everything in one shot with my Black Widow. <3

    9/10 for this game if compared to the other two mass effect games. 9.5/10 compared to other more or less related games!

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    Good thing that a lot of people died in earth, considering that humans will have to share their planet with everyone now ~ xD

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    Mine was about 29 hours as well. I did 100% scan on every system and tried to do all the sidequests.
    I also was not able to make him do any paragon/renegade action (afaik it takes specific dialogue options before the last talk to have the option.)
    I enjoyed the game very much. The mordin/thane storyline was very well done and it was fun to play (minus the tedious scanning)
    The ending is 'non-masseffect like' if that makes anysense...so that was a a bit disappointing. But most of the rest of the game was very enjoyable.

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    The more I think about the ending, and the similarity to DX:HR's, I'm almost thinking it's a bitter parody aimed at Eidos (hell aren't both game design teams in Montreal?) until they release the real ending.

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    Yeah the little movie after the credits really ruined everything for me, too. Buzz Aldrin or not.

    Anyway, why I'm here is not this but Joker's luck. Getting the "girl" with the best looking ass in the galaxy. OMG how cool is that lol.

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    Also I've just remembered something.

    Remember how in Mass Effect 2 we got the Cerberus Network, Zaeed etc if you used the one account only registration code to put people off buying pre-owned copies?


    What if the actual ending is going to be released as free DLC and require said registration code, just to put people off buying pre-owned copies. Let's face it, who wants to buy a game with no ending?

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    I swear, Mass Effect 3 is this generation's New Coke.... a complete bait and switch.

    1) Release something, and the entire fanbase hates it
    2) Take it back, and release something in line with your old product line
    3) Rake in the money and beat Pepsi (I guess Acticision in this case) in Market Share

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceshaman View Post
    Yeah the little movie after the credits really ruined everything for me, too. Buzz Aldrin or not.

    Anyway, why I'm here is not this but Joker's luck. Getting the "girl" with the best looking ass in the galaxy. OMG how cool is that lol.
    See, in my playthrough that "girl" was with me on Earth during the final assault. You know, the one with no survivors. EDI would have been completely melted/destroyed/killed blah blah....Yet she still stepped out next to Joker at the end. How does that make sense?
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    It's a passable game. Beat it in 24 hrs 58 minutes (Did everything imaginable in both ME and ME2 and carried over that save to ME3).

    For me ME2, while did next to zero to expand the story, was the most engaging game of the series, and while ME3 is quite a different game I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a fair successor. Yeah ending made no sense and all the build up and emphasis on choice was thrown out the window but everything up to that was pretty darn good. Not a fail game. I wonder if they will continue with ME universe w/o Shepard next, there would certainly be demand and interest although the ending in ME3 eliminated that possibility. I fully expect them to release a major DLC later to add another ending where you keep playing (like Fallout 3).
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  15. #1635
    Quote Originally Posted by kramjam View Post
    how in gods name is that possible? i sitting at 27 hours played and i did everything besides get 100% on all planets which i cant do because of the reapers. I am completely lost on what to do to get more playtime
    I could have finished the game in under 30 hours too if I were playing on cinematic difficulty with a walkthrough.

    I choose to play it on insanity without a guide because I'm a man and I don't keep my balls in my purse.


    With that said, I very much enjoyed the game and I am working on a second playthrough, funny story, I put the difficulty to cinematic and after playing it once on insanity cinematic is too easy and cheesy.

    **VAGUE SPOILERS**

    Things I liked about the game.....
    1-The epic feel to the game, seeing Reapers harvesting in the distance on damn near every map was pretty cool and some of them get pretty close. Gives the game a, "Shit I better run" feel.
    2-Continuation of romance storylines, this gets interesting if you switch who you romanced from game to game since everyone is back in some way shape or form.
    3-The writers did a great job with adding emotion into the game and I really felt for the struggles/pains of a lot of the characters in the game. Those of us to whom mass effect isn't some new fad and who have been playing these games on and off since 2007 will understand this. Those of you who are saying the game sucks blah blah probably only heard about the game since sometime after Mass Effect 2 came out and you are just busy trying to fit in with ur nerd friends.
    4-The game does have an optimal ending, which I did mostly achieve.
    5-The game doesn't have a perfect ending. While perfect ending is great for movies, I don't expect everything to have a perfect ending especially when it involves war on a galactic scale.
    6-Being "renegade" doesn't seem as much as like being a total jackass. I didn't like playing a renegade in ME1 and ME2 because I just felt too evil.
    7-The humor in this game was great as it was with the other games.

    Things I didn't like about the game...
    1-A certain portion regarding the Normandy at the end that I saw a few people mentioning, mainly, why the hell did it leave earth and go do a jump at the end? Why wasn't it participating in battle? It felt as though the game was missing a cinematic or something.
    2-Only one "hub" - Other games had multiple "Hubs" with supplies and quests etc, this game only had the Citadel.
    3-The game still has no type of save game editor. They need to make it so if you beat the game on say Insanity and unlock the achievement they will give you a chance to make a NG+ save and choose all your own options that can effect a playthrough. I don't want to resort to 3rd party programs and other people's save game files in order to make a few changes to see how the story plays out such as stuff with romances etc.



    Overall, I don't think this series is over by a long shot, I think we will see many more games in this series and I look forward to enjoying them also.

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    So, I posted this in the /vg/ thread and got some nice speculation, I'll post it here too.

    I chose destroy ending (Shep lived), and 3 days later, I just got this text on the iOS app. [url]http://i.imgur.com/D6wri.png[/url]

    Odds are, though, it's bugged and I was supposed to receive that text at the very start, where Shep is still in confinement. Still, I'm hopeful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaneiac View Post
    So, I posted this in the /vg/ thread and got some nice speculation, I'll post it here too.

    I chose destroy ending (Shep lived), and 3 days later, I just got this text on the iOS app. [url]http://i.imgur.com/D6wri.png[/url]

    Odds are, though, it's bugged and I was supposed to receive that text at the very start, where Shep is still in confinement. Still, I'm hopeful.
    Not so sure. Its from Ash, Ash didnt really want anything to do with Shepard at the start correct? She still wasnt sure if she could trust him/her after the whole Cerberus thing

  18. #1638
    Quote Originally Posted by pickles View Post
    Not so sure. Its from Ash, Ash didnt really want anything to do with Shepard at the start correct? She still wasnt sure if she could trust him/her after the whole Cerberus thing
    She also was afraid to see him.

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    the ships can fly from one star system to the next it just takes more time the mass relays make in near instant but with out the repears do it in 30 day and it states that is 1/2 the time of normal ships so every one is haply at there home planets in 60 days.

  20. #1640
    Just beat the game a few hours ago. Very very epic game until the last 10-15 minutes. What an awful ending to an amazing trilogy. Not going to bother playing my other Shepards until they fix the ending.

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