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2012-04-15 06:15:11 PM  
2 votes:

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: As a guy who's just about to finish ME2 for the first time I'm really getting a kick outta this thread.


Save your $60 and don't buy ME3 unless they fix it.

If they never fix it, buy it cheaply used, play up to the part where Shepard and Anderson are sitting down talking at the end, and then turn it off and imagine your own ending from there.

Don't buy it new. Bioware deserves no more money for this bullshiat.
2012-04-15 06:13:02 PM  
2 votes:

Ambivalence: MBK: ME3 is an amazing game.

But the ending upset me. I didn't protest or any of that crap, I just didn't enjoy it. If you want to know why, EIP, as I won't spoil anything in this thread. But it was just...I dunno, it felt like they wanted to upset people, rather than actually having an ending(s) that meant something.

They didn't explain anything. They went for the artsy fartsy ending that doesn't say what happens to all the people who fought and survived.


It wasn't an artsy fartsy ending. It was a blatant EA DLC cash grab. 'Oh, you wanted to see what happened to all your favorite companions and what really happened to Shepard? Do you have another $20 on you?'
2012-04-15 04:16:14 PM  
2 votes:
To be fair ME3 was a really REALLY good game. Blew the other 2 MEs out of the park. It was just the very end that sucked so bad. So I give BIoware props for making such an excellent game AND releasing a future patch to address the complaints about the ending.
2012-04-15 04:08:44 PM  
2 votes:
Bit of a threadjack, but since when the hell did Forbes get such a good staff of video-game journalists? I've seen some of the best writing about the whole Mass Effect 3 clusterfark on Forbes, which is not where I'd expect to see it.
2012-04-15 03:58:13 PM  
2 votes:
Screw the haters. I'm going to continue playing Mass Effect 3™ for my Xbox 360™ home entertainment system, living the adventures of Commander John and/or Jane Shepard™ and doing it with both my Xbox 360 Wireless Controller™ and the Xbox 360 Kinect™ motion-controlled device. The Mass Effect 3™ captivated me like no other, as I took on the Reapers™ and looked to finish the fight. Anyone who hated Mass Effect 3™ and the incredible job done by BioWare™ (a subsidiary of Electronic Arts™) probably think Deus Ex was a good game. Hilarious. I played that game for five minutes the other night. This guy shot me in the face and I died. Yeah, that's realistic. Go play your kiddie casual console games, computer gamers. I'll be playing games on my Xbox 360™ home entertainment system.
2012-04-16 07:06:00 PM  
1 vote:

Dogfacedgod: Anyone who REGULARLY plays video games posts on FARK past the age of I would say college (22ish) is a loser of the highest order.


Agreed.

/FTFY, fellow trolloser
2012-04-16 06:12:49 PM  
1 vote:

Carth: Why are those the only two options? Paint a self-portrait, read a book, learn to play an instrument there are millions of things you can do that are productive and fun.


I'm talking about decompression time. I don't want to struggle all day at work and then come home and struggle with learning how to play an instrument. My brain can only take so much.

Unless your hyperactive like a squirrel I think most people tend to veg out for at least a few hours each day. The standard interaction is to watch TV. A newer generation is sometimes substituting that with video games. Many of the TV watchers call games childish and say things like "do something with your life" but then they continue to watch American Idol and Celebrity Dance-off while consuming calories.
2012-04-16 05:14:52 PM  
1 vote:

Somaticasual: Is the ending really any worse that gordon freeman being conscripted to die and wake up when the gman needs him to?
Is it worse than mario coming back for waves of terrible one-off games that barely made it to the shelf?
Is it worse than new vegas, where no matter what you do, the cycle of violence continues and most of the characters still end up dead?


Yes, largely because most of your interactivity over three games is suddenly negated and the ending itself has plot holes.
2012-04-16 05:13:36 PM  
1 vote:

Dogfacedgod: Anyone who REGULARLY plays video games past the age of I would say college (22ish) is a loser of the highest order. Honestly what kind of adult wants to play that shiat ("ooo I got to level 14" I can buy the magical demon sword of octopolis!!11!11"). Additionally, who hell has the time to play video games when you're an adult? Don't you have home projects, kids to raise, or hell, a life to live?

I guess it is a better release than say drinking or doing drugs, but man, I would feel like such a loser playing (key word there, kiddos) video games. I mean, if you have kids and they want to kick your butt at it for a game or two, then sure (like watching cartoons with them), but it is all sorts of creepy if you're say 36 years old with a couple kids and you log in more hours on the xbox than your kids do.


/pew pew pew
//leroy jeeenkins!!


I'm sure you are trolling but I can't help myself. How is gaming any worse than sitting on the couch watching mindless TV at night after the kids go to sleep?

/here is a hint, it isn't
//in fact it is more mentally engaging because it isn't passive
2012-04-16 05:11:43 PM  
1 vote:

Somaticasual: Is the ending really any worse that gordon freeman being conscripted to die and wake up when the gman needs him to?
Is it worse than mario coming back for waves of terrible one-off games that barely made it to the shelf?
Is it worse than new vegas, where no matter what you do, the cycle of violence continues and most of the characters still end up dead?


No, no and no. Lots of games have anti-climactic endings. I think people genuinely wanted an ending like Star Wars. A giant party with all of the characters around having a good time and everyone lauding the greatness of Shepard.
2012-04-16 03:28:17 PM  
1 vote:

astoreth: Is it really worse than Neverwinter Nights 2's "Rocks fall, everyone dies" ending (as read by Phil from accounting)? I figured they ran out of money, but seriously, all that build-up for such an epic let-down.

/Still bitter


And this was exactly what I felt after I got through with ME3. I chose destroy because I was frankly confused by this starkid, and this whole deus ex machina thing was just so surreal, that I said "fark it" and chose the thing that was the whole point of the series and destroyed the reapers. (In my head canon, the crucible fired right after Anderson's awesome scene, and my Shepard bled out knowing that his sacrifice saved the galaxy)

When the relays then proceeded to explode too, I literally thought of that old DM joke, Rocks fall, everyone dies. I just watched "Relays explode, everyone dies" happen. (Every piece of information in game and DLC said a relay rupture was fatal for the system it was in) I then got on Youtube to see what the "good" endings were and when I found out all 3 were basically the same, I then started going through the stages of denial, anger, etc...

I have not replayed ME3, eventhough I played through ME2 and ME1 at least 6 times each. Thankfully I am having fun in the multiplayer.
2012-04-16 02:20:00 PM  
1 vote:
I guess if the ending was good, we wouldn't have had ten threads with 200+ comments each about this game...so far.

I can't wait until the free DLC blows, too, just to read through all the theories and nerd rage about how EA ruined all of our lives.

/not trolling. I liked ME3.
2012-04-16 02:13:06 PM  
1 vote:

astoreth: Is it really worse than Neverwinter Nights 2's "Rocks fall, everyone dies" ending (as read by Phil from accounting)? I figured they ran out of money, but seriously, all that build-up for such an epic let-down.

/Still bitter


I say this only speculatively, but the writing is on the wall...

It wasn't they "ran out" of money, they had more then boat loads of money, the problem was ME3 was starting to make EA bottom like starting to look a little bad toward the shareholders. More then enough millions already invested, a long development cycle on already existing IP/engine...

So yea, instead of keeping this game and releasing it in the summer when every hard core shooter/RPG nerd would be looking for an excuse to stay inside and anybody with a functional PC,360,PS3,Wii -(i jest) and $60 in their pocket would have thrown it at BioWare begging. Instead they decided to blow it out the door early, causing lots of story issues to remain open (or blow open as a result).

You know the same writing team that did main Tuchaka mission, can't be the same team that did the ending (because we know it was mostly Casey that wrote the ending). I do think the other members of the writing team tired their best to slip in the indoctrination theory to the ending; but since it wasn't story line canonical,it's why BioWare has been so far parroting "that ending is just your wishful thinking because you don't understand our 'real' ending" bullshiat PR.

So EA is gambling bottom line vrs fan loyalty. Figuring they see that "boycotts" and "you have ruined this franchise" threats have gone and passed with barely a noticeable blip.. you can't blame them for not caring about anything more then the bottom line; functional game, 98% technically stable... to EA.. everything is going great.

Hell, so does their PR machine:
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2012-04-16 01:36:08 PM  
1 vote:
I just finished Mass Effect 3 for the first time last night. I was...disappointed to say the least. Up until the final mission I was actually enjoying the game, even with its shortcomings. Like the lack of conversations...in the previous two games you could pick someone to talk to and have a bunch of options to go through. In ME3 they don't even kick you into conversation mode, so you just have to stand there and listen to them talk. I personally read the subtitles and skip half the conversations, only letting it play out for the more important scenes.

The ending though...at first I thought it was just dumb. I chose the synthesis option because I didn't want to kill the geth and controlling the reapers sounded like a bad idea. I told Cerberus to fark off at every possible point (RIP Admiral Kahoku ;_; ) and wasn't about to further their ends. I would have chosen to kill the Reapers if it didn't wipe out the geth, because I think that giving the galaxy back self-determination would have been the right end. I managed to make peace on Rannoch and that was probably the most incredibly satisfying part of all three games. Partially because I'm a bit of a Tali fanboy. But every ending was basically a "force your will onto the galaxy", just like the goddamn Reapers! I just want to let people/synthetics develop normally. If that means they wipe each other out, oh well, at least they got to CHOOSE.

Later on my friend started to point out all the incredibly glaring plot holes and then I got angry about the ending. They weren't even freaking trying. I kind of figured Shepard would die and, while I wasn't happy about it, I thought it would be understandable. But it makes sense why Shepard would have to sacrifice themselves to start the synthesis stuff. It all just gives me bad flashbacks to the Matrix series, which had ridiculously dumb endinig too.

/I was also a little disappointed at the giant jackholes the Protheans turned out to be
//I always felt strangely...proud? when Vigil was explaining how the Protheans disabled the keepers and broke the cycle
2012-04-16 01:15:04 PM  
1 vote:

MorePeasPlease: Kudos to the 9 year old kid that designed Kai Leng!

It had to be, right ... some sort of Make a Wish Foundation thing I'm guessing?

/Hope the lil' guy's ok...


My initial thought when they showed the 'shadowy assassin' hanging out with the Illusive Man was that they had grown another Shepard from the data they'd collected on you during the Lazarus project.

Which would have been cooler, in my opinion.
2012-04-16 11:54:54 AM  
1 vote:

Lumbar Puncture: awesomologist: I can see where you're coming from but ME3 absolutely built up the ending. The whole hype and build to Mass effect 3 was about this being the end of the trilogy and the end of shepard's story. So yes, the ending mattered. The ending also managed to invalidate everything you did before

I think that's a matter of opinion on it invalidating everything from before. Some people believe that when the relays are shut down at the end that it also blows up the entire galaxy, which I don't agree with and I think that point in particular will be further clarified with the extended ending. I went the synthesis route, and that to me was the culmination of Shepard's hero's journey, he sacrificed himself to help bring two states of being (Synthetic and Organic) into one.

I'm not saying it's a great ending by any stretch. It felt rushed and not up to par with the rest of the scenes in the game, and I hate the idea that they're going to give us an ending that makes more sense through DLC (free or not, they should've put this amount of effort into the ending in the first place). I just disagree that the ending invalidates everything that came before. At least for me, personally, it did not.


I can respect that. Though I think when the writers were jotting down notes on a napkin at Applebee's and said "lot's of speculation!" they weren't going for this sort of speculation.

I for one saw the relay's exploding and immediately thought Shepard destroyed every major solar system in the galaxy. I hope I'm wrong, trust me, but all we know about relays is that when they go boom, solar systems get wiped out. We're never shown or told otherwise. To me it explained what Joker was fleeing from.

The kicker for me was that I never saw the struggle between Synthetic and Organic life as the central struggle in the Mass Effect series. Yes we fight synthetics, namely the Reapers, but it's a fight for survival. The idea that synthetics are destroying advanced life to prevent them from making synthetics from destroying advance life is retarded. Especially since from Mass Effect 2 and 3 you can spend a significant amount of time learning about synthetics and working together with them via Legion and EDI.

To me the central theme of Mass Effect was more the struggles of various civilizations in space learning to work together to defeat an incomprehensible foe. In ME 1 you put together a crew, become the first human Specter, and try to stop an immanent invasion, possibly working with aliens or trying to advance humanity. In ME 2 you're faced with the same issue only now it's all about your crew, proving your worth to them and vice versa, just to take the fight to the enemy against impossible odds. In ME 3 you're not uniting whole races, solving centuries old problems to get people to work together... only to find out none of that mattered because robots would eventually try to kill everyone off... because some ghost kid says so.

To further punch me in the gut you can't even argue the point with the Architect like Neo did. My Shepard argued and stood up to the galactic council and stood up to Saren and his madness in ME1. In ME 2 My Shepard argued and stood up to the Quarian Admirals, argued and distrusted the Illusive man, and finally told that bastard to fark off. In ME 3 my Shepard stood up to the Dalatrass, convinced the Quarians to stand down, got the Krogans in order, even brought back the Rachni into the fold.

But when my Shepard got to talk to the Star Child... He promptly bent over and took it up the butt like Anders.

Bioware wrote a crappy ending that broke with themes and characters already presented in the series. It's bad writing that flies in the face of everything before it.
2012-04-16 11:43:19 AM  
1 vote:

Wayne 985: G4 claims it's only free through April


I hope that's bullshiat. They should honestly add whatever that ending is to future production of the game disks,
2012-04-16 11:10:57 AM  
1 vote:

Lumbar Puncture: NeedlesslyCanadian: At this point I'm not even convinced you're not just trolling, but I'll bite: in a game promoted for its story, and advertised as having a compelling story that affects the ending that you allegedly get to define, the ending is every bit as important as what it follows, if not more. That's pretty much storytelling 101.

What is alleged about it? I know that my playthrough of the game had some dramatically different endings to various plot arcs than a friend of mine. Do the end of those plot arcs no longer count, or is it just the finale of the Reaper plot that matters?

Besides feeling rushed, I figured Shepard would always sacrifice himself. The starchild gave background behind the whole cycle, and then there was a choice of outcome. I felt control was a bad choice, that destruction at the cost of synthetic life was selfish, so I went green and I was fine with the ending I got.

I'm not trolling. You have your opinion of the end and I have mine. NeedlesslyCanadian: Endings matter

Sure, but not so much in a video game that they make or break it, unless the plot is pretty much the only thing going for the game, like Heavy Rain. I played through Mass Effect 1 and 2 right before 3 to get my choices lined up, and I enjoyed them both again and felt that the choices I made were well represented throughout the entire third game. The ending did nothing to change my enjoyment of watch Wrex's growth from sullen mercenary to leader of his people, or Mordin's regret and sacrifice, etc. If it did for you, then that sucks and I understand your anger. But suggesting that endings make or break games ignores that msot games don't have well done endings.


I can see where you're coming from but ME3 absolutely built up the ending. The whole hype and build to Mass effect 3 was about this being the end of the trilogy and the end of shepard's story. So yes, the ending mattered. The ending also managed to invalidate everything you did before.
2012-04-16 10:45:22 AM  
1 vote:

Lumbar Puncture: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Endings make games

Since when? If you mean a good final boss fight, sure, but well done resolution to a plot isn't something most games are known or remembered for, especially since most try to leave it open for a sequel. There are a couple of games with well done endings that stand out, it's ridiculous to suggest that it is the ending that makes the game, but not as ridiculous as suggesting Kingdom Hearts has a well done story.


At this point I'm not even convinced you're not just trolling, but I'll bite: in a game promoted for its story, and advertised as having a compelling story that affects the ending that you allegedly get to define, the ending is every bit as important as what it follows, if not more. That's pretty much storytelling 101.

Someone upthread compared it to dining out. It doesn't matter if you're at the finest of fine dining, eating the best food you've ever had--if they bring you out a big steaming pile of shiat for dessert and you have to finish it, you aren't going to be happy. And odds are, you won't be going back, either.

Endings matter.
2012-04-16 10:20:00 AM  
1 vote:
Who still accepts email marketing? EA sent out some ME3 emails before this and I unsubscribed right away.

The end of Mass Effect 3 fails on several levels. Not only is bad writing, but the whole last mission is just fighting waves of mobs. Makes me realize how awesome the Collector Base at the end of ME2 was awesome. In ME2 you spent all game gathering an elite squad, working out their issues and getting them to work together. Then you got to use them even if they weren't in your active squad. If you made a mistake choosing the wrong person to do something or didn't get their loyalty up they died. It made that last mission replayable because you wanted to try out different squad combinations.

ME3 Never let you use the war assets you built up. You get a few cinematic moments, maybe talk to a leader or two at the "Everyone talks to Shepard as though he's already scene" at that's it. A real shame they just didn't do more with the end.
2012-04-16 10:12:35 AM  
1 vote:

ExperianScaresCthulhu: MBK: Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: Save your $60 and don't buy ME3 unless they fix it.

If they never fix it, buy it cheaply used, play up to the part where Shepard and Anderson are sitting down talking at the end, and then turn it off and imagine your own ending from there.

Don't buy it new. Bioware deserves no more money for this bullshiat.

Sorry but you sound like a farking moron.

The ending maybe bad, but the rest of the game is absolutely amazing. And the multiplayer is something fun you can do once you finish the game.

I have to disagree. Endings make games. Endings matter. If you get to the end and feel that the time you put in was wasted, there's no point in going back through the storyline again because ...... the storyline is wasted. You never touch the game again, and you probably won't touch any games related to it.


Amen.

I've been a huge fan of the ME franchise... Played ME1 and 2 more times than I can count, got every possible piece of dlc that I could, read all the books (minus the Dietz clusterfark), read all the comics, even played the iDevice games.

After ME3's Cleveland Steamer of an ending, I have no desire to go back to any of it. Thanks so much for that, Casey Hudson.
2012-04-16 01:02:03 AM  
1 vote:

MBK: Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: Save your $60 and don't buy ME3 unless they fix it.

If they never fix it, buy it cheaply used, play up to the part where Shepard and Anderson are sitting down talking at the end, and then turn it off and imagine your own ending from there.

Don't buy it new. Bioware deserves no more money for this bullshiat.

Sorry but you sound like a farking moron.

The ending maybe bad, but the rest of the game is absolutely amazing. And the multiplayer is something fun you can do once you finish the game.

You never want to buy any game used nowadays, especially if they have an "Online pass". And yeah, whatever, people on Xbox Live can be morons, but there is a mute button for a reason. The multiplayer is enjoyable, and the game is well worth the 60 bucks. 30 hours or so of amazing gameplay and story telling.


When an ending is so poorly written that it throws out the rest of the story being told that isn't called amazing story telling. We call that horrible story telling.
2012-04-16 12:56:43 AM  
1 vote:
The entire ending brought down the entire game as the end even throws out aspects of Mass Effect 3. Your choices matter... until the very end. Then it is like a child took over the writing.
2012-04-15 11:41:11 PM  
1 vote:

Dimensio: Imperious Rex!: My biggest problem is that as of the 1.02 that was released Tuesday, I can't even play the damn game. I get to the main menu and it freezes at the Checking DLC prompt, and I can't make any selections.

What the hell Bioware? I hated the endings, but I still want to enjoy the rest of the game!

Disconnect your XBox 360 from the network. Launch the game. At the main menu, which should not freeze due to a lack of network connectivity preventing the actions that result in the freeze, reconnect your XBox 360's network connection. Sign into XBox Live. Select "Multiplayer". The game may (though this is not guaranteed) successfully connect to EA's servers. From there, backing out of the Multiplayer system to the main menu may allow you to continue normally. This may also prevent future lock-ups.

Failing that, playing the game in offline mode should also work.


I have not played this game before, but why should one have to go through all of that to play a game they spent $60 on? Shouldn't you just be able to pop in the disk and play the game?
2012-04-15 11:05:07 PM  
1 vote:
The ending of Mass Effect 3 was horrible not only because it made no logical sense whatsoever, but because it revealed the entire game to be a pointless series of cutscenes where nothing the player did had any effect on the ending. What color explosions do you want in the finale? That's all you decided, you get your choice of three colors. The end.

Terrible.
2012-04-15 10:58:01 PM  
1 vote:
cdn2.gamefront.com

There's something... unsettling about this modern sci-fi epic's last words being "downloadable content".

/Which came first, the disenfranchised gamer accused of acting "entitled" or the publisher withholding content to squeeze more out of the consumer?
2012-04-15 09:22:14 PM  
1 vote:

Honest Bender: Skyrim. I started getting bored of the setting before I got tired of the game engine...


Wow, I don't think we could be any more different people when it comes to approaching games. I explored every nook of that goddamn world while practically ignoring quests for the first week.
2012-04-15 09:06:40 PM  
1 vote:
As someone else is another thread said, it is lIke going to a restaurant and getting served the best meal you have ever eaten in your entire life. Everything is just great and they bring out the desert and it is literally a big giant pile of poop. Sure you may have just had a really good meal but the last ten minutes just ruined it all. That's the beat way I've heard anyone dascribe this game. I actually thought it was so bad I voted with my wallet and sent it back to Amazon because they knew how upset people were about it. That'll also be the last EA game I buy for a long time.
2012-04-15 08:06:01 PM  
1 vote:
All of this crap boggles my mind. I tried to play ME 1. On paper, it's totally my kind of game. But then I start playing it... and it's just so BOOORING. So bland and boring! The characters are BORING. The evironments are BORING!

I've tried to play the series 3 times now. I never make it more than 2-3 hours in before I just quit. I just do not understand everyone's raging hardon for this series. It's boring.
2012-04-15 07:07:00 PM  
1 vote:
I haven't played the ME series but the many links ME3 has on Fark (with 300+ comments each) do demonstrate that it is a great series that really engrossed a lot of people into its universe.

It reminds me of the Matrix, except as if all three Matrix movies were great except for the last 5 minutes of the third.
2012-04-15 07:04:30 PM  
1 vote:

Carth: Is it possible they could shoe horn it onto the current ending via DLC and play the "we intended it all along" card?


They could do that, but that would involve Bioware tacitly admitting their 'artistic vision' sucks.

I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
2012-04-15 06:50:59 PM  
1 vote:
I liked the end. There I said it.

/to anyone who played Kotor you had to be surprised that they gave you that much.
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-04-15 06:40:16 PM  
1 vote:

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: Also, multiplayer? Really?


What is wrong with the multiplayer? I found it fun.
2012-04-15 06:37:32 PM  
1 vote:

nmrsnr: Yeah, but only because Aeris doesn't die at the end.


Yep. Aeris dying provoked a bigger reaction, plus a better reaction. It wasn't the players protesting Square because Square didn't want to do a bit of extra work. It was compelling storytelling and a reaction to such, much like Martin in ASoIaF and his penchant for killing primary characters.
2012-04-15 06:35:09 PM  
1 vote:
I'll wait until the price drops by half and see how they "fix" the ending before making a decision.

Really, I barely got beyond the first mission in ME2. I didn't like the changes to the combat system (thermal clips) and the drastically reduced number of talents available.
2012-04-15 06:24:13 PM  
1 vote:

MBK: The ending maybe bad, but the rest of the game is absolutely amazing. And the multiplayer is something fun you can do once you finish the game.


The ending ruins the entire previous 29 hours of the game. Why should anyone reward Bioware for that sloppy trainwreck of an ending? I can't even manage the enthusiasm to replay ME2 like I was before. Why even bother when all that's waiting for you is a grimdark 'too deep for you' ending that makes no sense, in which your choices have approximately zero impact?

Also, multiplayer? Really?
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-04-15 06:19:27 PM  
1 vote:

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: Save your $60 and don't buy ME3 unless they fix it.

If they never fix it, buy it cheaply used, play up to the part where Shepard and Anderson are sitting down talking at the end, and then turn it off and imagine your own ending from there.

Don't buy it new. Bioware deserves no more money for this bullshiat.


Sorry but you sound like a farking moron.

The ending maybe bad, but the rest of the game is absolutely amazing. And the multiplayer is something fun you can do once you finish the game.

You never want to buy any game used nowadays, especially if they have an "Online pass". And yeah, whatever, people on Xbox Live can be morons, but there is a mute button for a reason. The multiplayer is enjoyable, and the game is well worth the 60 bucks. 30 hours or so of amazing gameplay and story telling.
2012-04-15 06:19:20 PM  
1 vote:
www.toplessrobot.com

Thank you Commander Sheppard but your princess ending is in another castle DLC
2012-04-15 06:03:26 PM  
1 vote:
This is like trying to pick up women by telling them you ejaculate really fast and have nail fungus.

That ending pretty much obliterated everything good about the series, and utterly killed its replayability.
2012-04-15 05:20:35 PM  
1 vote:

MBK: ME3 is an amazing game.

But the ending upset me. I didn't protest or any of that crap, I just didn't enjoy it. If you want to know why, EIP, as I won't spoil anything in this thread. But it was just...I dunno, it felt like they wanted to upset people, rather than actually having an ending(s) that meant something.


They didn't explain anything. They went for the artsy fartsy ending that doesn't say what happens to all the people who fought and survived.

ME3 players had hundreds of hours of playing invested in this game. This wonderful game with incredible characters and amazing dialog and *poof* it just ends.

Also, Kaiden and Ashley are useless little whiny twits. Which was kind of a damper. I was anticipating being reunited with friends that I ended up hating becuase they were such emotionally fragile little cry babies.

But other than that, it was an awesome game.
2012-04-15 04:30:08 PM  
1 vote:

Rincewind53: Bit of a threadjack, but since when the hell did Forbes get such a good staff of video-game journalists? I've seen some of the best writing about the whole Mass Effect 3 clusterfark on Forbes, which is not where I'd expect to see it.


The quality of writing on GameSpot, IGN, Kotaku, and the other "mainstream sites" is so awful and so pathologically disingenuous (See: Any time Ashcraft writes about Japanese culture and bans those who call him out for being off-topic) that anyone who wants to get a name for themselves can step in and take it.
 
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  4. Click here to submit a link.

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