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6307 No. 6307 [Edit]
No Mass Effect 3 thread? Hasn't anyone played it? I demand a Mass Effect 3 discussion thread.

I finished it a couple of days ago, and I have to say... I loved it. It had some weird purely graphical glitches, but other than that, perfect. Sure, I've heard people whine about it, but I can't see why.

The multiplayer mode is oddly fun, too. I expected it to suck, but it's pretty awesome. Sort of reminds me of Space Marine's Exterminatus mode, except... Is better. Only problem is that since that's the only thing it does, I wouldn't expect long life for it. Just a 4 person co-op with a few maps and three different types of enemies that you have to survive 10+ waves... That's not a lot of MP modes.

As for the SP game again, the ending was (don't read on if you don't want to be spoiled, really)... Suitable. I haven't really felt that sad in ages because of a game. Regardless of what you choose, the galaxy is forever changed... And there's no way for them to sneak in a fourth game. They did leave a massive loose end though... How will all the fleets in Earth orbit get back home, or will Earth become the new home of a dozen species?

I can't believe Shepard's gone. Forever. The only thing I disliked really was the thing that comes AFTER the ending. The same you had in ME1 and 2 where you can "continue" after you finish it... It really doesn't fit ME3. The end should be the end. SHEPARD'S DEAD, for crying out loud! The Normandy is no more! It sooooo doesn't fit the game.

Either way, anyone else gotten through it yet?
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>> No. 6308 [Edit]
I loved ME1 and 2 but after everything I've seen about it I can't help but feel ME3 would be a disappointment
>> No. 6309 [Edit]

For me, it was important for the closure it gave... Although in the end, I'm not disappointed, I'm... Extremely melancholic. On the brink of crying, but... Not crying. I want to, but for some reason can't. Maybe it's the fact that I understand it's just a work of fiction... But one that has lived with me for five years.

The thing is, I found I didn't want the trilogy to ever end. I didn't want it to be a trilogy... I wanted it to be sort of like Star Wars, where the story never really ends. I wanted there to be something to allow them to weasel in more games... But while I knew what was coming, I just didn't want to believe it. Considering how they did it... I don't see how there could be any spin-offs either after this, unless they are in a time before the war, or during it... Without the Mass Relays or the Citadel... I don't see how they could make anything more.

It's like having all your hopes crushed, but... I'm not disappointed. Far from it. The game was just so much more than I expected it to be.
>> No. 6310 [Edit]
Oh there will be more mass effect games for as long as they make money, don't worry
>> No. 6311 [Edit]
I've played the demo and I found it rather disappointing, getting cover is still a bitch for me and I noticed some fps drops, but this was ofcourse a demo, I'm still not entirely sure if I should buy it.
>> No. 6312 [Edit]
I've found a lot of people saying that they were disappointed by the game, while I, well. Wasn't. I guess it's just that they weren't expecting what they got.

Like, there being no good endings. Only bad and worse ones. They don't seem to realize that in the end, it's always like that; no matter what choices you make, if everything culminates in something, it culminates in something, regardless of how you got there. The path may vary, but the destination doesn't. That's just how life works sometimes.
>> No. 6313 [Edit]
I liked it.

My criticism is that bioware failed to deliver the "wildly divergent endings", and I found the ending rather ridiculous. The Illusive Man popping out of nowhere and the Catalyst insisting that Shepard commit suicide to make a decision for it, WTF. The game would have been better if your choices really changed the course of the game beyond cut-scenes or content getting blocked out as people die.

>> No. 6314 [Edit]
Isn't the only difference between endings the color of the relay explosions?
>> No. 6315 [Edit]

Spoiler tags ahoy!

The endings were supposed to be wildly divergent? I intentionally didn't find out as much about ME3 as possible pre-launch, so the lack of divergence didn't really bother me that much. They were different enough to make me happy, and the fact that it was the end of a long journey, regardless of the path you took there... Made it all worth it. Others seem to criticize the lack of your earlier choices making a difference there, but I thought that's how it should be... No matter what you did, the end of the road is the same.


No, there are more differences. Like, during the London scene, in the red one, the Reapers break and humans cheer or explode (good/bad red). In the green, the Reapers suddenly go up, and humans just watch them go up. In blue, the reapers go up, and humans cheer again.

There's some differences in the second part too. Apparently in "good" red, you see like Joker, Liara and Garrus, bad one no one, green and blue you see Joker, Liara and EDI. In Green one EDI and Joker are embracing, because apparently now EDI is... More human than before.

In other words, the devil is in the details.
>> No. 6316 [Edit]
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I am the very model of a scientist Salarian.;_;
>> No. 6318 [Edit]
>for the closure it gave
You mean none because there is no closure, everything you did was for nothing as the galaxy is fucked anyway and they don't give any explanation to what happens afterwards.

>I wanted there to be something to allow them to weasel in more games
Bioware already said that the ME universe was open for more games.

Anyway, I hope the indoctrination theory is true and that bioware did something radically different than what people think they did.

If you don't know the indoctrination theory I'll explain.

The entire last 15-30 minutes of the game are a dream/indoctrination. If you pick the endings the reapers/citadelAI want you to pick Shepard becomes indoctrinated/dies.
If you pick the destroy Reaper end, Shepard fights the indoctrination attempt and wakes up in London after the credits.

Notice that the Renegade option was done by Anderson, a paragon, and the paragon option was done by TIM, a renegade. The third synthesis option is what the space kid (who is an AI that technically works for the Reapers) wants. In other words the Reapers are trying to influence your "decision".

It also fills in the plotholes such as why crewmembers that were on earth right next to a god damn Reaper magically teleported into the Normandy or why Joker was running from the battle.
Because none of it was real, it's all in Shepards head.

This is all speculation until bioware offers an official explanation but they have already said there is more to the end than what people realize (and are angry about).
But I hope it's true because if not bioware (or, more likely EA) pulled a KOTOR II on us and that shit is unacceptable.

Anyway, have some cut or hopefully not yet used content of Joker saving the day on your final push to the conduit.

This is cut dialogue from Anderson's death scene.

So tltr, I'm pissed that a game that is all about choices and their impact doesn't actually use any of those choices in a significant way in the end.
Here's hopping for a DLC that will set things right and give ME the ending(s) it deserves.
>> No. 6320 [Edit]

It's just a case of "all paths lead to Rome". I wasn't so disappointed because I hadn't gotten into all the hype, but after reading it, I can see why people are annoyed. I'm still not, but I can see why others are. Apparently this isn't how it was supposed to be, because there was supposed to be, as they said, "divergent endings".

And I do know what the indoctrination theory is. Although, I think there's some proof of the indoctrination having started well before the last few minutes. The dream sequences? The times when Shepard all of a sudden hears voices (not Reaper voices, but voices s/he shouldn't be hearing, nor can respond to)? The dreams with the boy are so much like the dreams people being indoctrinated described in ME2. And they never elaborate on what kind of voices they hear at any point. The voices of other people, or Reaper voices? Maybe Shepard started the slow fall towards indoctrination after destroying the Alpha Relay, when s/he was at the mercy of that Reaper artifact for a few days!

Too bad that's probably giving Bioware too much credit. It's always fun to speculate, but when you start to speculate, it all boils down to this... Can you expect the people who made the story to be that creative, or are you just grasping at straws there?

Aaand, I meant that there can't be any more sequels after this if this holds.
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> there can't be any more sequels after this

Well, I bring you news;
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>> No. 11597 [Edit]
cute frog toy
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