Lance Henriksen, voice of Admiral Steven Hackett in ME3, commented to G4 about what fans can expect from the new Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC set to be released this summer. Leviathyn.com's Cassidee Moser has the details.
I will forgive Bioware depending on how good this extended cut is. It needs to show what happens right after the final battle and then i would like them to show us what happens to the galaxy based on our decisions. Do the Krogans die out? Do the quarians and geth play nice? These questions need to be answered but not with a simple yes or no answer.
The only way I can forgive Bioware is if they decide to continue where Shepard got hit by Harbingers laser...basicaly make it so they use the indoctrination theory because to me it's the only way out of the terriable plothole filled ending they gave us, hell it's the only way that would make sense of it all
If Harbingers loses the indoctrination attempt (destroy option) he dies, cuz he revealed this mind trying to do this and has become vulnerable, the fight is really in shepard and harbinger mind together, if you choose destroy you win and harbinger is forced to destroy his kind, he no longer controls his actions.
But its my solution... its full proof... I facepalmed so hard at that logic and the 3 stupid choices... I choose destroy, and then realized after... oh shit I just killed Edi and plunged the galaxy into a technological dark age There are so many confusions with the ending, like when Anderson dies no matter what, people say if he is still alive the ending changes... but no matter what he dies... I just want all of these plot holes explained
Even with the extended cut DLC, this game will be remembered for having one of the worst endings in gaming history. How Bioware could create such a rich and expansive universe with such a fantastic storyline, and then end the trilogy on such a poor note just doesn't make any sense.
The DLC is going to have to be massive to satisfy everyone. They also need to add more harbinger! when i heard the reaper on Rannoch say "Harbinger speaks of you" and when i saw him land on earth i was expecting there to be some sort of menacing conversation with him at some point lol.
[spoilers] "Do the Krogans die out? " No...I saved them. "Do the quarians and geth play nice? " No, i mean yes the geth are helping the Quarians with the vital immume system....O wait I had to kill E.D.I and the Geth...THANKS BIOWARE. THANK YOU FOR THROWING SUCH A RANDOM BS TWIST THERE.
What i mean is a short "movie" at the end of the game showing what happens (not to the characters) but with galactic relations between all the races. For example, if you cured the genophage but killed Wrex on Virmire then i think its guaranteed that the krogan would start a war. On the other hand Wrex would keep the peace and i want to know how this ties into the story. What if you sacrificed the quarians for the geth or vice versa (or made peace). Basically i want to know the overall outcome of ALL descisions collectively that could have affected the ME universe.
I know what you meant. I guess I was just saying that they would need to make actual endings instead of a RGB barrel. And they won't. But the fact I've worked up to the point where the galaxy is in hands. Minus the reapers of course. And then you have to make a choice that completely nullifies your progress... It just feels so...At this point I just don't think any good will come from it.
Ha! You'll forgive them, like it actually matters to anyone
I'd rather not see how things with the Krogan and things like that play out. One of the things I always liked about the series was going into the next game to see how decisions played out long term. I'd rather see those kind of things saved, so we can see how the galaxy changes from game to game. I think they did a good enough job progressing and providing an element of closure to those particular aspects of the story as is. Plus, with the quarians and geth, that's something affected by the ending. I think if Bioware were to be too clear on what happens when you choose a particular ending, it diminishes the weight of the choices at the end. Shepard is supposed to go in and make this decisions almost blindly. I think if Bioware were to be too clear on some things, the "right" choice would be too apparent, which to me, is especially important for a series that puts a lot of emphasis and trying to make the right call in situations where you don't have all the answers. I would definitely like the events of the ending to be fleshed out more though... Where everyone was and what they did. I didn't find the ending bad. I liked the choices. I think they just need to address what may or may not be plotholes, and wrap it up better than they did.
Meh , I already finished the game and moved on ..
Sure smells like entitlement up in here..
inb4 the circle jerk "You don't get it!" "Its not about this! Its about that!" "but but but they pwomised!!"
"You shut up!" "No you shut up!" "They owe us!" "How?" "...You shut up!" "No you shut up!" Story of the internet
The three of you are morons.
I finished this game and traded it in a long time ago. There really wasn't any point in keeping it and playing it again with that horrid ending.
I love how everybody assumed we hated the ending thanks to (SPOILER) Shepard dying.... Where it was actually all about plot holes and those useless war assets which didnt help ANYTHING really...
You know what happens? In every ending? You wipe out all of civilization. How do I know this? Because in the last dlc for ME2 you blow up a mass relay in Batarian space, and it literally destroys the entire solar system it was stationed in. And at the end of ME3, every ending destroys every mass relay in the galaxy. So every solar system with a Mass Relay is obliterated, and surrounding solar systems in their star cluster are cut off from the rest of the galaxy, plunging everyone into an intergalactic dark age.
A bit wrong here my friend! The Mass Relay we hit in the Arrival DLC had its core destroyed by the asteroid collision which resulted in the loss of the Batarian controlled territory. However, In ME3 the Relays are charged up with the crucible's energy fired from the citadel, Hence the relays dissipate that specific energy depending on your choice. The star system isn't destroyed instead absorbed by the charged energy dissipated by the citadel. Your statement would only be correct if we had a low EMS where we saw the Earth getting vaporized by the charged beam, that would also apply for other systems. They would only get destroyed/vaporized in that case. Hope this solves the misunderstanding of Destruction of relays for ME fans. :)
Technically he's no more wrong or right than you, Pain_Killer. Unfortunately, nothing you just said was in the endings I saw, it's just fanfic honorably trying to do its best to fill in the gaping holes BioWare blew through an otherwise crazy enjoyable narrative. Like the Indoctrination Theory, a get out of jail free card they'll properly squander for more Matrix Revolutions. I really, really want this DLC to succeed. As it stands, it's like they outsourced the last 20 minutes to Ubisoft, who also can't seem to wrap up a story proper to save their lives (various Splinter Cells, Assassin's Creeds, FarCry2, Prince of Persia '09). Bizarre.
bioware sucks for not adding controller support to any of their pc games
More of Bioware treating its fans like shit, what fun. Yeah, that REALLY bodes well for future DLC.
I believe a re-do would suffice but an extended cut....We have yet to see what this entails. Are we talking about 10 minutes of extra cut-scenes or a little more interactivity and some REAL closure? I don't see why ME3 had to be so ominous with their ending either. If I was a fan of something I was producing, I would want 100% closure. Give me more Miranda and I'll at least be able to enjoy the extended cut a bit more =)
hope this DLC will make the ending better
@P_Bomb Then i guess you either didn't end the game or simply failed to understand what was going on. What you saw in the arrival DLC has nothing to do here. Look at my post again to atleast understand what i meant.
I've beat them all (ME1/ME2 on 360, ME2/ME3 on PS3), and I understand perfectly well the difference between good writing and bad. You elaborated more than BioWare did. That's a kudos to you but likewise a fail on their part imo. Whether Ripco's right or wrong, the community shouldn't still be trying to make sense of it all 3 months later. If nothing exploded and it was just a friendly Crucible energy purge, why was the Normandy running for its life and seemingly stranded in every ending? The Relay/Citadel could be seen cracking, easy to assume the worst.
Anyone heard of spoiler alert?
Not getting my hopes up but I'm glad Bioware is at least giving us something. I'd be more disappointed if they just left us with the original endings and said "use your imaginations".
to late bioware already traded it for starhawk.
No "Extended Cut" will ever completely fix the plot holes that were present throughout the game. If they do plan on going with the indoctrination theory; it'd still mean that fans/players bought a game with a fake ending. People who are okay with this are utter morons and deserve no sympathy whatsoever.
The time the DLC releases most people would of given up waiting and moved on to the next best thing... Cant blame them.. there are just too many other games to play then to sit and wait for Bioware to release a DLC that should of been in the game to begin with...
Spoilers ahead (although surely reading the comments of an article about the extended cut ending should make that very obvious). I can't see how Bioware are going to make everyone happy as there seems to be many tiers of people unhappy with the ending. I'm in the group that really doesn't mind that Shepard dies at the end, and just thought everything about the ending after Harbinger blast was rubbish. Of course there are those groups who think the ending was fine, and others who want Shepard to not only survive, but ride across a rainbow of happiness into the distance with Liara and Tali. The only thing I can see this ending accomplishing is damage control, but I would love - absolutely love - to be proven wrong. Really looking forward to what the extended ending DLC brings.
I just want to see my choices having an effect. Since they won't change the entire ending like I wanted, I'll accept cutscenes explaining why Joker flew away in the Normandy and how my squad magically teleported on there, and what happened to all the other characters etc.