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|Comment #1 by barnacle |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 06:58:44 AM
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|Comment #2 by JustAFriend |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 06:59:18 AM
|Money hungry fucks! |
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|Comment #3 by menoknow 88 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:00:00 AM
|at least bioware cares enough to fix a mistake they made|
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|Comment #4 by DarthTrakd |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:00:43 AM
|so to sum it up casey wanted ME3 talked about, even in a negative light? |
It's good that the choices affected the gameplay, but horrifying that the choices in no way affected the outcome/ending.
It wasn't a bad ending to the series, it just wasn't very fulfilling given the sheer number of hours I'm sure many people put into the games
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|Comment #5 by Vigor |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:01:12 AM
|BioWare is a joke. |
DA2 was the reason I turned my back to them.
Still didn't buy ME3, speaking with my wallet.
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|Comment #6 by MrDerrf |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:01:31 AM
|While I think that paying for a new ending is ridiculous,the ending as it stands now, is so bad that I wouldn't mind paying for it as long as it came with some new content as well. |
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|Comment #7 by H0p3sfalL |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:02:53 AM
|Never used Javik anyway. Just hope the DLC isn't over priced like from Ashes was. 800 MS for 10 mins of game play is just dumb. |
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|Comment #8 by leeroy1975 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:05:38 AM
|At least some people have got to play the game. I am in the U.K. and cannot get a copy where i live. GAME and GAMESTATION are not stocking it and everywhere else is sold out. I thought there would be more than one ending anyway. |
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|Comment #9 by Dusk Firewall |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:06:46 AM
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|Comment #10 by sgt steve |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:18:25 AM
There is technically 3 endings but they're all pretty much the same. I think there needed to be more closure at the end of the game since mass effect is such a heavily story driven game, it was just too abrupt and also wrong.
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|Comment #11 by DC KUSH 91 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:28:04 AM
|The fact that the game is a trilogy, in which you make probably thousands of individual decisions. To have 3 endings is a joke. |
Deus ex for example is only 1 game but based on the decisions you make you can have 5 different endings.
I don't think it is unreasonable to ask for 10+ endings in mass effect considering the amount of decisions you make over the course of the trilogy.
Is it ironic to have a trilogies climax to be sush an anti climax?
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|Comment #12 by linktriforce007 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:30:18 AM
|Fix the glitches first... then worry about DLC. Please... |
Having the achievement tickers reset is REALLY frustrating. I had to beat insanity from start to finish three times , and have still yet to get my achievement for beating all 27 missions on insanity because it keeps on resetting, along with my kills. >.>
Then there's the Galaxy at War thing which doesn't work for half the people. As they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." So...Bioware. Fix it.
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|Comment #13 by macd |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:36:23 AM
|I liked the endings to be honest. My take on mine is that I failed in my mission and Earth is gone. Everyone dies. I do like a good downer ending. |
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|Comment #14 by Krisko Disko |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:38:40 AM
|I don't know what everybody is so upset about. While I wish we could have seen a bit more of what happened to the supporting cast, I liked the sense of finality I got with the closing of this trilogy. At least it's nothing as horrible as the original, pre-Broken Steel DLC ending of Fallout 3. |
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|Comment #15 by Wicelow |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:40:54 AM
|I don't see them releasing some sort of "alternate" ending even with all the anger atm. And if they do, some will still complain about the ending being a DLC... So we're screwed ^^ |
Just finished the game last night... Can't say I'm happy with the choices they gave me (none was 100% fit for my Shep) but the worst was the plot "shortcuts" they used to make you decide... They really don't make sense for the most part.
I get that they probably wanted to surprise us with a twist, but this is a very lame one. EPIC FAIL :-/
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|Comment #16 by Ceejus |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:42:21 AM
|I agree with #2, BioWare has become awfully greedy ever since joining up with EA. What happened to the days under Microsoft Game Studios where we got a long, quality RPG, no stupid preorder bonuses from 27 different retailers, and only had to shell out money for two decent DLC packs that came down in price relatively quickly and went on sale numerous times in order to expand the experience? |
Instead, we get preorder bonuses that are falsely advertised *cough*AT-12, day 1 DLC, a Collector's Edition that adds nothing but useless, uninspired crap, a still heavily boiled-down version of ME1 just like ME2 was, and probably a bazillion more itty bitty DLC packs where half of which will be map packs for multiplayer and will probably cost 1200 M$ points, and maybe a few half-assed single player expansions will be 1600 M$ points.
What happened to you, BioWare? Please return to your true roots.
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|Comment #17 by Zombified 502 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:42:51 AM
|I don't understand the outrage at this, the game was a great game that got you emotionally invested in your squad mates, and Javik being in your squad throughout the game changes A LOT of the conversations drastically SPOILER ALERT if you take him to Thessia with you when you are looking at the prothean ruins left on the Asari home world the conversation between him and Liara is very enlightening at the very very least... This game wasn't about a huge Hollywood blockbuster ending it was about leaving the door open and making us talk... |
I remember these same types of comments after people beat Alan wake as well, its not about this big boss battle, or even a one on one with a reaper in this game, it was about the galaxy something bigger than Shepard, and your character understood that, you sacrifice yourself in one of three ways to save the galaxy... Thats how it is, its not about your squad mates its about the trillions of lives that are more important that yours that you are tasked at saving...It's about something bigger than yourself and saving and preserving that at the expense of a handful of lives, besides you have been making these decisions for three games you should be used to it by now...
I guess people just don't get that... but then again this is just my opinion I am not saying I am right, I am just saying what I think...
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|Comment #18 by Opiate42 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:46:31 AM
|The ending didn't bother me too much. I don't see the need to create a new one as an appeasement. |
I agree with 12, the glitches need fixing before anything else. I've been noticing quests that result in War Assets not updating said war assets, and therefore leaving my Military weaker then it truly should be. I can deal with graphical issues like invisible people in conversations. I can't deal with going through all this effort for assets and it ending up as nothing but a thankless fetch quest.
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|Comment #19 by Damodar Thade |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:50:55 AM
|I for one get it and bioware is not getting a penny more of my money, and casey i'll never forget Mass Effect's ending and it will serve to remind me never to buy bioware again. |
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|Comment #20 by cbssi |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:54:11 AM
|I just finished last night, and I am of two minds about the ending. On one hand, I enjoyed the presentation and finality of it. On the other hand, I hated numerous things: the lack of closure for the galaxy at large, the lack of closure for Shepard, the dreamlike feel of it, the "space magic" part after Shepard attempts to carry out of the final part of the mission (you all know the small blue boy I speak of)... |
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|Comment #21 by Space Cadet |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:06:32 AM
|Clearly they have been indoctrinated by EA. They can't be saved. |
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|Comment #22 by IVIR BLOBBY |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:07:06 AM
|MP DLC is discraceful |
Its just new races & weapons, maybe a map, this content is weak & could have been added with just a few programmers & a few weeks, hell i think allot of the first batch was just being polished when the game went gold, just unfair
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|Comment #23 by tripleb2k |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:21:49 AM
|@7 He's a good squad mate and can help a lot on some missions dealing with other characters. |
Original Post; If the MP DLC is free than I'll play. I'm not paying for a Batarian.
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|Comment #24 by flo74 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:25:08 AM
|@5 Really? I mean REALLY? |
Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate 2, Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights, Jade Empire, Mass Effect.
A joke? Well, then I am definitely in on the joke!
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|Comment #25 by megamoviejohn |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:26:00 AM
|He's talking out of his ass. Must truly think people are idiots if he wants us to believe they want to be viewed in such a negative light. This only hurts them in the long run. Just lazy. |
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|Comment #26 by Solomon Fuere |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:30:19 AM
|Bioware Damage Control. |
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|Comment #27 by UrdnotCasper |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:35:18 AM
|The ending just didn't feel like a ending. We all made countless decisions and in the end none of it mattered. You don't see what happens to anyone,you see about 2 reapers die in space and on ground.for crying out loud you don't even know what happens to earth or the races that came to help us. So everyone is stuck on a ruin earth with no way back home?? Just feels like a big slap to the face. We(fans) wanted sort of a summary of the end. Like for ex. After the war Geth n quarians lived in peace and with the help of the Geth were able to help them remove they suits. Sumthing along that with a clip for each race would of been better. I mad nobody pointed this out but in the artbook, for the illusive man they show him as a reaper creature but they said they scraped this idea. Because they wanted players to fight someone they knew instead of some creature so says the book. They might just have to un-scrap it. |
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|Comment #28 by Greysen93 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:37:52 AM
|Seriously all you people need to quite bitching, Bioware is an awesome company and you people need to accept that Mass Effect 3 is an great game. |
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|Comment #29 by Its Fooga |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:41:34 AM
|Man, people really love to bitch, eh? I thought the game was great, INCLUDING the ending. Casey Hudson and the rest of the team achieved that goal. Everyone is talking about and interpreting the ending. |
No one does this with movies. I doubt no one (if not a few loons) tried to get Scorsese to change Shutter Island's ending because it was something similar to this, an ending where people can talk about it and kind of continue the adventure in their way.
And the thing is, A LOT of forms of entertainment do this. They have these kind of endings. Sure, maybe it was a bad idea on their part because this industry is FILLED with cry babies who want their way, but a lot of people I know liked it, and I liked it. It was a very cinematic feel.
I think if they end up changing the ending it will ruin the game.
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|Comment #30 by KFZ Scrubs |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:42:56 AM
|Ahhh, any attention is good attention.. the Floyd Mayweather tactic |
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|Comment #31 by ZingZitang |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:46:11 AM
|@28: Yes, Mass Effect 3 was the best game i've ever played, honestly. . . Up until the last half hour. |
As it stands, the ending of Mass Effect 3, the ending of the entire Mass Effect trilogy, is a giant, lazy cop out of an ending.
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|Comment #32 by Blackrose Writer |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:48:45 AM
|No offense but it's a war alright. There is no happy ending to a war. If Shepard dies at the end then that is what happens. Stop bitching like babies and find something else to play if you don't like it. I still think there is a way to make sure he lives if done right. You all aren't even trying. |
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|Comment #33 by Greysen93 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:50:02 AM
|@29: Thank you, I agree. |
@31: Well at least you agree with that. I can see why you wouldn't like the ending, but Bioware made people think about the ending and there is only so many ways they can really end it.
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|Comment #34 by Timmsy |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 08:54:58 AM
|@ 8 i am in the UK and got two n7 copies, you can preorder from amazon easy and you can buy it now from them both amazon and paly.com so maybe you need to learn how to use "google" more then just going on game and gamestation then? |
what is wrong with you?
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|Comment #35 by Gamerzombie89 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:01:09 AM
|#28 Yes Bioware is an awesome company but thier publisher EA is a bunch of money hungery jerks just like THQ. |
Also no one is saying they didnt like the game, we loved the game we just didnt like the ending. It was a let down, 3 diff ways to die. Plus my love intrest in the game didnt even shed a tear when I died she was just standing awkwardly behind Joker and Edi ruining thier little moment. The ending should have been 1 fireing yourself at the enemy, taking control over the reapers but having the power corrupt you, or shutting the reapers down and making it out alive.
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|Comment #36 by Vampire Psycho |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:01:52 AM
|I was thinking that towards the end it would have been great if you was male Shepherd you had one last contact with your love interest and they said they were pregnant and there was some big sob ending. Havent queit figure out for the femsheps would play out in the reverse. I mean am still trying to figure out how I feel about the endings since i beat it last night. I mean I loved it but I hated it at the same time. |
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|Comment #37 by ckingvengence |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:07:05 AM
|in a way im glad they ended it like they did because at least now no one can come along and ruin the franchise because there is almost nothing left to ruin. |
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|Comment #38 by Keizaron |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:09:37 AM
|@32 Do you even know what a plot hole is? |
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|Comment #39 by chriscutis |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:11:45 AM
|Clearly EA has indoctrinated Bioware. They somehow didn't test a key feature of the game, importing the face of your carefully crafted Shepard. They workedon Day 1 DLC instead of fixing glitches and glaring errors like the one above. Then they tack on a nonsensical BS ending. I would have rathered a Sopranosesque ending, just have the screen fade to black, leaving a multitude of questions, would be better than the plot 180 currently used. |
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|Comment #40 by wbpridgen |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:30:17 AM
|God, what an ego maniac. The entire series was memorable. This move will ultimately make the entire series infamous. Polarizing is not that dissimilar to alienating. |
But what's done is done. Even IF they create a new acceptable ending, will this sour taste really leave us? I hope BioWare gets back to work, makes some DLC that is equally extraordinary as the previous 2 games and the majority of ME3. That's what we played for; extraordinary. Not memorable.
Mr Hudson, focus on how the customers will react and layoff a need to secure your own egotistical and self concerned legacy.
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|Comment #41 by punkrockfox |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:31:03 AM
|Bioware did what they set out to do. They aren't going to change the ending because a bunch of people want to complain because they didn't get the ending they wanted. This is the ending that Bioware chose, and once you fully understand what just happened, the close to Mass Effect will be the greatest gaming experience you have ever had. I suggest people read this (it is very long but everything is described in great detail) |
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|Comment #42 by ZingZitang |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:37:27 AM
|@35: Its not even about having 3 different ways to die, its about 3 different ways to terribly end an epic trilogy. |
Im perfectly ok with Shepard dieing. The most legendary heroes usually sacrifice(die) themselves in the end.
But what im not ok is the way the end it. It makes no sense and does not fit logically within the Mass Effect universe. And completely disregards everything you've done in all 3 games.
The ending isnt a "polarizing" ending to be "talked about" and not forgotten. Thats just as much of a cop out by Casey Hudson as the ending is. Nice deflection Casey.
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|Comment #43 by Greysen93 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:40:44 AM
|@35: I can understand why you wouldn't like EA, it's just all these people need to quite complaining about everything. It's such a great game and people complain about the ending, the multiplayer, and even the day 1 dlc, they need to just stop. |
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|Comment #44 by hotdogenigma |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:02:41 AM
|It would be great if the developers would read these types of discussion boards, would it not be possible for the people at x360a to "push" them in this direction? We're obviously their biggest fans, and even bigger critics. It would be nice if they listened to us a little more. My biggest complaint with this game is the MP, I don't see how people think this is fun. Only one type of game mode, and with one achievement attached to it, possibly two if you don't have perfect runs in the other two games. Otherwise, for a perfect ending I have to dive into MP. What a joke. And the fact that you lose percentages by not playing MP for a while is pretty slimy, only to assuredly have EA shut down the servers in a year's time I'm willing to wager. |
My thoughts on the lousy...or as Mr. Hudson put it "polarising...to help make it unforgettable" is a pretty vague way of saying we fucked up. Or else it's just leaving giant holes to be covered by further ME titles.
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|Comment #45 by leon007jman |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:20:29 AM
|The reason the endings are basically the same is that the DLC will probably be epilogues and will, hopefully, give us some better closure. |
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|Comment #46 by AgentOrange330 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:23:02 AM
|I have yet to get this and if they end up changing the ending I won't get it. What I want to know from people who have beat it is how long did this game take you to finish? Is it comparable to the other 2 or shorter/longer? |
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|Comment #47 by l.maciver |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:29:31 AM
|he did make it unforgettable, with all these people complaining you failed to realise you have givin him what he wanting. |
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|Comment #48 by High Lord Sigma |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:32:24 AM
|Well, if nothing else, I'm impressed with how much of a force these fans have become in voicing their views. The same happened when the most recent Mass Effect novel was discovered to have many inaccuracies and logical flaws, causing BioWare to acknowledge the problems and have them corrected for future editions. |
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|Comment #49 by thatguyinthecorner |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:34:53 AM
|@36 i like your ending idea better than what happened i mean we just walk slowly to are un-inspiring death. my ending idea *spoilers* is you go on as the normal but save anderson just in time to give him chance to escape then you go to fire the crucible and it works but the reapers attack and you risk your life to fire it what works but the crucible starts breaking and falling as you crawl to a safer distance you crash into the last reaper killing it and your team searches for you your found just about aliveand taken to heal. after healed and a sad reunion with love interest (if had) you and anderson decide to lead the galaxy to peace and rebuild earth. then forward 2 years were everything's back to normal (keepers helped) you and love interest (if had) are seen together. |
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|Comment #50 by Infomouse |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:06:11 AM
|I don't see how leaving the ending to be interpreted by its players is a good thing when 97% of people say that this was a plot-hole ridden piece of shit. As a business strategy this makes no sense. |
Here, let's piss off our core audience, the players who didn't want multiplayer, and wanted some closure with their games. Now, let's release DLC that doesn't change what the players are crying out for, and instead release more pointless shit for a half-assed multiplayer that only appeals to a very small demographic of our quickly diminishing fan-base.
Yea, real smart there Hudson...
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|Comment #51 by JohnnyBoosh |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:17:51 AM
|I thought the ending was amazing. Made me feel all different types of emotions at the end and I let it stew for a day or two in my head. Played the end a few times also, to have a proper look. I had over 6000 EMS so I had all the endings. |
I do like the idea of the indoctrination theory. It fits well for me, especially with the Shep taking a breath scene.
However, I would not be at all angry if this is also the definitive ending.
Bioware really pushed the boundaries with this and I for one applaud them for i
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|Comment #52 by Bullhorse |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:22:34 AM
|this is so sad. after their entire history, including dragon age and mass effect 1/2, how did bioware start taking steps BACKWARDS? both dragon age 2 and mass effect 3 have gotten horrible receptions. |
are they just slacking?
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|Comment #53 by WIng Zero Pilot |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:26:25 AM
|I really do not understand what all this bitching is about. |
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|Comment #54 by strawberry |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:38:31 AM
|So their excuse is that they made the ending shitty on purpose in order for people to not forget it? lol that's like saying hiring an architect so they can build you a building taller than the eiffel tower only to have him say "i couldn't do that, so I went ahead and dug the deepest man made valley instead, this way people will see how awesome of a valley I can dig".... DO THEY REALLY THINK THEIR CONSUMERS ARE THIS STUPID?!?!?!??! |
FUCK YOU CASEY HUDSON, FUCK YOU!
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|Comment #55 by tmlguy24 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:40:20 AM
|is everyone upset over the ending or that the series is over? |
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|Comment #56 by PANIC ATTACK 10 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:47:26 AM
|do these people know that ME3 has multipule endings? so who knows which one bioware will claim as its official ending. everyone i know enjoyed their endings. several have already done multipule endings. so just enjoy the experience. games are about having fun! i think people are making/taking this way to personal. this is, afterall, just a game :) |
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|Comment #57 by Kramericus |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:47:31 AM
|Im sorry, but it strikes me as a bit of a copout to try and spin the fact you left so many plotholes and unanswered questions as a good thing, especially when you were selling the game as a conclusion. When finishing off a story you should resolve things, open ended events are fine except when the game is supposed to be a conclusion IMO |
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|Comment #58 by strawberry |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:51:57 AM
|@56 no there is no multiple endings. All the endings are identical aside from a small little detail in the final cinematic (by small detail i mean a colour change). |
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|Comment #59 by AKirk93 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:56:45 AM
|@55 The ending, specifically the last 5 minutes. |
Someone needs to slap Hudson. An ending which is unforgettable because it turned the fanbase into a rage filled sh*tstorm does not reflect positively on the developer, no matter what excuses they give.
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|Comment #60 by RDrules |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 12:09:08 PM
|theyre excuse would be all fine and well if this was supposed to carry on to another game but |
"debating what the endings mean and what's going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in"
doesnt cut it at all for the end of a trilogy
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|Comment #61 by blee717 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 12:15:16 PM
|It's unforgettable alright. I'll never forget Bioware can't or EA won't let them create a proper closure to a series. #59 is right. Unforgettable should be something like "Yeah I did that. Saved the galaxy. (Parade and Celebration)" Not this disgustingly large number of raging gamers which would end up as the worst endings of 2012. |
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|Comment #62 by PhoenixBurner |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 12:18:22 PM
|After playing all the other Mass Effects this one was pretty intense to just go ahead and blow it like that at the end |
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|Comment #63 by kyrosnag |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 12:45:56 PM
|What's the point of releasing story DLC if it has no impact on anything? The ending is always the same, therefore DLC has no point until after the ending is fixed, therefore I wont be buying any DLC until we get the new ending(s). And if we never do, then I'll never buy DLC. |
This coming from someone who has all 3 games, all DLC for the first two, and the art book. :|
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|Comment #64 by kyrosnag |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 12:50:57 PM
|& @41 That link is to someone's speculation.. that ISN'T the ending -_- |
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|Comment #65 by LeviXLush |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 01:02:27 PM
|$28 grand in two weeks over a game ending? Nerds. |
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|Comment #66 by IxI 2tall IxI |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 01:27:02 PM
|The game was great. But they did in fact blow the ending. They wanted this epic, grand, martyr like ending for Shep which is understandable. But all three choices did pretty much have the same out come and the result had quite a few plot holes and discerning questions. My main two were 1.) Now that the Mass Relays are destroyed, fleets that helped in the war and really anyone for that matter is stuck where they are never to return to their home planet? and 2.) That final shot of Joker trying to out race the explosion in the relays basically mean him and the crew just bounced on Shepard and Earth during a war? Court Martial anyone? |
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|Comment #67 by silentwolf15 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 01:32:04 PM
|they really dont get it that ending is forgettable it was complete and utter garbage it made it feel like the whole journey everything we have accomplished was for nothing its definately not an ending ill be talking about for years to come if they wanted people to remember it they should make the ending feel like it meant something what we got was a slap to the face |
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|Comment #68 by H2O |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:00:05 PM
|The biggest problem i had with the ending was that there was no continuity with what had happened only minutes before. Team mates that were with me on planet suddenly on a ship bound for who knows where. |
Really bioware, really!?
The ONLY way i can justify it is the ID theory & even that really requires more content as it makes it likely the wars not quite over.
How can they ever make another ME game (non prequel) without more of an explanation?
And why would we buy more DLC when our only meaningful end game choice is between blue, red, & green?
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|Comment #69 by Robrob100 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:16:58 PM
|the game should have ended in a similar way to fallout 3 and New Vegas, with a recap of what all the characters and races are now doing. |
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|Comment #70 by Robrob100 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:22:08 PM
|the ending might have been better if they didn't waste time making multiplayer |
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|Comment #71 by Russman |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:27:08 PM
|I just don't like how if I don't play MP or buy a IOS game by Galactic readiness rating is screwed. |
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|Comment #72 by Shabba |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:38:18 PM
|The ending was fine, how else were they gonna make it... Those ships and technology is destroyed. The galaxy resets in any case, it makes sense if you think about. Joker was running bcos he didn't want EDI to die and the ship to aswell. |
Only issue is with the 800 point DLC that is just greedy no real wonder why GAME isn't stocking this...
Didn't like the 1 button A being used for everything it really could have done with using the RS and LS buttons for certain functions. This game is EPIC though and enjoyable
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|Comment #73 by Groznia |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:52:30 PM
|I think I'm trading this in, hopefully I'll receive a fair amount of my investment back. This is so sad because I was one of the biggest Mass Effect fans ever and was one of those people who put hundreds of hours and dozens of playthroughs, extensive time spent on character appearance and thinking up personalities for my characters, the whole 9 yards. But now I'm done, its a tragedy so many years, months, and days of my enjoyment of the series could be undone by the ending (not only that, the lack of consequence of past decisions in the previous games, etc.) |
I'm sure this will be voted down by some and voted up by others, I really don't care as this is a personal choice of mine and one I'm sure I'm not alone in making.
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|Comment #74 by TeAmExTrEmE737 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 02:59:54 PM
|Yes the ending wasn't very good. |
But guys relax, it's a video game god.
They don't need to change the ending, becuase it wasn't very good.. sigh.
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|Comment #75 by PANIC ATTACK 10 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 03:31:01 PM
|SPOILLERS! SPOILLERS! SPOILLERS! |
there is 6 different endings! 3 good & 3 bad. the bad ones you die. the good ones you live. its all about the choices you make at the end. goto youtube & be spoilled if you dont believe me. games were made to have FUN! so stop complaining & enjoy the ride!
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|Comment #76 by meanjohnny |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 03:46:24 PM
|@75 Oh there are 6 endings? And Shepard lives in 3 of them? Have you even played Mass Effect before? |
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|Comment #77 by nothingface0 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 03:47:12 PM
|I don't understand why you would leave some mystery about things when bringing a trilogy to an end. Leave some mystery in part 1 and 2. If people spent their hard earned money to buy 3 of your games and put their time into playing your whole trilogy of games knowing its a trilogy why wouldn't you at least end it so everyone knows how the characters they've been using for years come out in the end. If I invest my time and money in a trilogy I don't want to wonder what might have happened, i want to know, I want an ending. |
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|Comment #78 by AKirk93 |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 05:39:23 PM
|@75 Panic Attack have you even bothered to go onto the forums and find out why people dislike the endings? Shepard's potential death isn't what's controversial here, in fact I've seen many fans state that they think it makes more sense for him to die. What's controversial here is the fact that the ending is filled with plot holes, contradicts established canon from all three games and effectively cancels out every other decision made in the game up to that point. |
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|Comment #79 by HVAC Techie |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 06:55:50 PM
|There are several places in a game's story that needs to be high - the beginning, the climax, and the ending; with all sorts of good bits inbetween. The ending is important because it's a result of everything you've done in that game, or in this case, in that series. And if anyone has watched SourceFed's video about the ME3 ending, you'll know it doesn't do that (it's a really good explanation video). |
Foreshadowing the next game, resolving the plot's main conflict, a game needs to end in a viable way. ME3 did not.
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|Comment #80 by EvilWays |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:38:47 PM
|My God, it's full of crap...I mean stars! |
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|Comment #81 by flechetteXXX |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:09:30 PM
|Everyone needs to STFU! Mass Effect as a whole from 1 to 3 from beginning to end is amazing! If you dont like it go make your own fucking game! Bitching on the internet changes nothing... |
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|Comment #82 by Stabby |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 10:21:39 PM
|Ugh...I've read so may posts about this and seen it plastered everywhere, so I have to turn around now and put my two cents in. |
I haven't seen the end. I have, however, read ALL about it in the supposed "spoiler-free" forums where it's being/been debated. Here's the thing, folks...
YES, Mass Effect has had a great history of giving the player choices to affect their gameplay/loadout/team members.
YES, Mass Effect has grown into an enormous fantasy world that will probably sustain itself for at least a decade or two.
YES, I understand how everyone would be ultimately dissappointed with the final three choices...
The story never changed. Think about that. No matter what choices you made in Mass 1, you were going to end up rebuilt by Cerberus in ME2. No matter what you did in ME2, the reapers were going to land on Earth in ME3. The story never changes because of what you do or do not do. Details may change, such as if you see Ashley or Kaiden when you board the Normandy in ME3, but the story itself never deviates from what it originally was going to be. Thus, Bioware had no obligation to provide that the player ultimately chooses the fate of the universe, the player is going to experience the story as it was meant to be, as it was written. It's fun to customize your adventure, sure. If you thought Ashley was hot in the first one, then you probably saved her. Good job, now you get the little perk of continuing to see her until the story's conclusion. These are all little bonuses in the tale, but they were never designed to fundamentally change the story.
Again, I'll probably be flamed for this, but this is the point of view of a gamer who's been around since the Nintendo days, and I'm an aspiring writer myself. If someone chooses to read one of my stories, they don't get to actively participate in deciding where the tale goes. They get control over the details, such as imagining this character looks like Sean Penn, or this chick sounds like Naomi Russel. The story, however, is mine to tell, and that's that.
If you didn't like the ending, I'm sorry. But you can't deny you enjoyed the ride getting there.
Be happy Bioware gave you any choices at the end at all.
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|Comment #83 by RDrules |
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:34:21 PM
|I think some of the people who are getting angry here that people didnt like it have n idea what we are complaining about . |
heres the thing plain and simple, none of us mind if shepard dies, that is the most important art.
none or very few of us disliked the game, it was amazing.
all we hate is the way the end happened, you get to the last 10-20 mins of the game and all your choices are thrown out of the window, you see nothing of what you built up in the game actually happen and the end shows nothing.
Yes i know there are multiple endings... though the people saying that like its new news dont seem to know how many or what they entail meaning they probably havent gotten anywhere near them
the endings dont END anything thats the main problem with them, an ending has to wrap up the story and this doesnt, sure the reapers are defeated in some fashion but we are left with more questions than answers and most of them cant be fixed with another game because with what happens in the end... in every ending there can be no more mass effect at least not without a giant jump in time.
none of the endings give any closure on your squad, the state of the galaxy, the races you allied or didnt
there is the ID theory going around which works with what happens but in the end would mean they released an unfinished game... which isnt better is it?
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|Comment #84 by Master Charlton |
Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 04:21:39 PM
|@82 Yes, we all loved the ride. I'm playing through all games again, then will play ME3 several times more. However, the ending will always be terrible. Screw your view on how the story doesn't change, the story is broken at the end because they rushed it. It doesn't make sense, and all the fans who care know it because they know everything about the story like they wrote it. That's why its crap, thats why Bioware betrayed us, and that's why people like you don't understand. Bioware have lost my respect, all in 5 minutes. |
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|Comment #85 by gemoshi |
Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 04:35:31 PM
|In my Opinion I think people should calm down not trying to be rude or anything but it clearly has gotten a lot of people mad. I liked mass effect 3 it was a really good game and the ending was pretty good to. I Agree that it didn't explain alot at the end but maybe its because there saving it for DLC. |
I do like the idea of the indoctrination/ Hallucination theory. It makes sense to me,
especially when Commander Shepard took a breath in that small cutscene at the end.
(it looked like he was in a pile of rubble which seemed to be after he got hit by Harbingers laser).
idk why but i have a Feeling that if the Theory is true they might make a Single-player Campaign DLC right were the breathing scene leaves off and it gives you the chance to get the real ending to Mass effect 3 and probably give a Explanation this time to everything
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|Comment #86 by SWi IVI IVI ER |
Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 06:50:36 PM
|I honestly was bummed out with the event that transpired at the end, but looking at it as a whole and having that experience of watching the character relationships develop weighs more than that initial shock factor at the end of ME3. Mass Effect is my favorite franchise and always will be. |
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|Comment #87 by ThaProdigy |
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:27:06 AM
|SPOILER: Choosing blue and green (synthesis)endings I had no problems because well Shep passes and I'm willing to accept the sacrifice and figure Bioware will have a DLC to explain the endings. But when you choose red, I need a better conclusion on shep *breathing*at the end, and not knowing what happen. Also, what happened to the rest of the crew?! They only display the team you choose that were supposed to be at the site... |
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|Comment #88 by Magicman10893 |
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 01:38:55 AM
|So Casey Hudson wanted an ending that would be remembered forever? Well he got an ending we will never forget... never forget to skip over. I know from now on that right before I get to go back to Earth again I am going to call it quits and start a new character. |
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|Comment #89 by Stabby |
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 02:52:46 AM
i hope you're never one of my fans. Use a bit of imagination, that's the point. You can "screw my view" all you like. The story never changes, and your little rant didn't disprove anything. The mere fact that its inspired such feelings makes it a success, not a betrayal. You sound like a 16 year old that wants it spelled out for you every step of the way. Go read The Dark Tower by Stephen King. You may hate the ending, but you'll love getting there. Oh, and by the way, King won't change the story because you want him to. Just shut up and enjoy it.
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|Comment #90 by hythloday |
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 10:19:34 AM
|I agree with 37. Bioware closed the story so no one can come in and screw it up. I enjoyed the ending even though it was a little breif. I think people are always expecting the "Mega Happy Ending" as in Wayne's World. What did you think would happen? Shepard on a farm somewhere planting crops with a bunch of kids running around (potentially blue kids depending if you romanced Liara) with your wife looking from the kitchen window. All of this silouetted in the backdrop of a crashed Reaper ship? Come on people grow up! |
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|Comment #91 by Nesher Lavan |
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:33:24 PM
|I just finished the game; and I even went back and tried all three endings. I'm unhappy to say that I agree with those who feel that all the endings are disjointed with the entire rest of the game series. JE & KOTOR had endings which reflected the way you had played; the endings here just throw all the decisions you made right out the window; making the entire RPG experience pointless. I feel that Bioware in an attempt to be "cutting edge" or "making us think" just ended up with a series that makes itself irrelevant. Am I screaming and demanding an alternate ending? NO. Would I buy and play DLC with an alternate ending, probably; because an ending where Shepard dies is ok; an ending where his/her life was irrelevant is not. Whether you agree with me or not that's my opinion. |