Loud Mouthed Gamers: "The same member of reddit who outed the Rebellion Map Pack, three weeks before it was announced, has outed the Earth Map Pack."
That sounded like we won't get entirely new gameplay as much as they're,hopefully, are going to do better cut scenes and explanation. HHMM
"That sounded like we won't get entirely new gameplay..." They explained this over and over again. Extended Cut just adds new cutscenes to show how your choices made an impact on the galaxy and also to better explain what happened after your choice on Citadel.
This entire game has been a huge mess... The DLC support has been pathetic... Nobody bought ME3 so they can play your stupid horde mode -_-
Well with all the press it was getting and seeing article after article pop up about the ending I kind of distanced myself from it. So whatever they've been discussing, I hadn't listened until clicking on this.
Mass Effect 3 was to me by far the most disappointing game in the Mass Effect series. Online/multiplay is tacked on to appeal to casual gamers and the single player campaign seemed rushed and incomplete. Mass Effect is a unique series in which you get your butt handed to you if you try and run and gun on the harder difficulty levels. You are forced to continuously pause the game and use strategy and tactics in order to defeat the enemy. ME and ME2 both deserved their critical praise and AAA game status.
I agree that ME1 and ME2 are great, but I think ME3 is a great game. Are the sidequests boilerplate? Sure. But the overall sense of hopelessness gave the game the most consistent, palpable theme in the series. The ending wasn't the best, but as a final game it was still amazing to me. It will be interesting to see how Bioware will try to salvage the ending.
Krogan home world, Geth/Quarians, crucible, etc were consistent with hopelessness? All were clearly meant to give hope, I reckon. The ending is where all hope is gone. I mean their cut scenes are meant to clarify but really outside of, "Normandy crew lands on planet, fixes ship, goes back to citadel and live happily ever after. Mean while it turns out all other races aren't stranded or killed, we found a magic portal underneath Earth ruins nobody bothered to look under before that can transport you wherever you want in the universe." *roll credits* Outside of that they are pretty boned. Anyways the entire game felt weak throughout. Just totally phoned in.
the second was the most disapointing for me. no doubt in my mind about that.
I found the ME games to be not much more difficult on the hardest setting than on normal. On ME1 I only used a pistol the whole game and the only times I bothered with the hud was to direct the NPCs to go hide so they don't die while I'm busy killing everything. ME3 was even easier. You don't need much strategy, just headshots.
You know guys, you CAN'T Say say ME3 was the worst game because of it's ending. I thought the ending SUCKED but I still find myself to say that it's probably one of my all time favorite games thus far. Before the ME series, dead island was my favorite and the ending SUCKED BIG TIME. Sure they left a LOT of lose ends and a LOT of questions open, but it still doesn't change the fact that they made an AWESOME game out of this.
I honestly thought by the way people we're talking about the was as if the entire game sucked. I still ended up buying the game (although it was 50% on Origin :) ) because I wanted to finish the series. Overall, the game was blast to play, the voice acting was overall better than ME2 and just about every mission was a thrill to play. Throughout the game, I was happy that my work from saving all of my members (who were also loyal) in ME2 really paid off. I was able to unite everyone in the galaxy and the big battle in the end was awesome. Long story short, I had a great time with the game, until the last 10 minutes. The ending was BS, but I still wouldn't base the game's overall quality on that.
ME3 was a AAA game, but once I beat it, the ending dropped it down to a B rated game. It doesn't get more disappointing then that. The other stupid part was that once I beat the game, I went to try out the co-op, and I couldn't join a room because I kept getting voted out of the room for being a low rank? I'm not sure, but I gave up on the co-op after getting voted out 8 or 9 times in one evening.
I've played a lot of the coop (I should hit an N7 rank of 1000 any day now), I rarely see people voting low ranked players out of bronze matches but certainly on silver and gold. We often get people with low level characters and N7 ranks trying to play gold matches, there is just no point to that, they are going to die, a lot. They are just a burden on the team, though it does make it easy to get the gold revives badge ;) I've finished silver matches with level 1 characters but that's because I now have a lot of great weapons and perks maxed out.
You can't write players off because of their rank. I consider myself good but I don't have a high rank.
I agree that your rank is not necessarily a reflection of your skill, but it is an indicator of the weapons and equipment you have available. And these make a huge difference. No matter how good you may be, if you've got a single digit rank and single digit level character you just aren't equipped for gold matches. Besides, if you are any good then it only takes 3 bronze matches to get a character leveled up enough to do well on silver.
I've pretty much never seen someone get voted out in bronze games. Bronze is so easy anyone can make it. But when an obviously too low level guy joins a silver or gold game I usually vote them out. On the higher difficulties you need the extra skills, hp and such. If one or two of the team have low levels, considering the chosen difficulty of the match, they will probably get themselves, and the team, killed thus wasting the time of other players.
I understand your frustration. I get booted for being too high ranked (currently 2100)! The best thing to do is to make many friends that play the game alot and have your own private games :)
It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth for as much as I love this series, Bioware screwed up the ending so bad, and basically refuse to fix it and are just giving us and extended version of said crap ending.
._. No sir, i have no money with your name on it. Thank you, come again.
So... Not ending DLC? GTFO.
More MP dlc please
Not all game series need multiplayer. ME started off as a decent hybrid scifi shooter RPG and devolved into a pure scifi shooter with ME3. ME's3 campaign and storyline is mediocre in comparison to ME and ME2. The campaign seems to be second to multiplay because Bioware/EA can milk the MP with more DLC. The game market is already over saturated with generic shooters offering casual gamers their dose of online death matches. The game market lacks quality RPGs.
Multiplayer has nothing to do with ME3's campaign being mediocre. It has to do with Bioware cashing in on their brand and releasing garbage since the Dragon Age expansion. Every game since has had HUGE corners cut and sometimes even bigger lies during marketing.
I look forward to the new maps. I just started playing Co-op again yesterday and remembered how much fun it was. I really loved the fact that the previous map packs were free, maybe this one will be as well. I love Bioware despite all this stupid hate towards them.
Any info on the directors cut version of ME3 when its coming out? I have yet to buy this game and I am waiting for the directors cut.
What director's cut? If you mean the extended cut, that will be free dlc, not a new disc.
O ok got the name wrong guess I'll wait for a sale and buy it then.
You know, I have been so distant to this whole thing. Both sides of the argument had pros and cons(creative freedom vs. fan's voice). It is the way it is, and honestly I want ME series to go on ice for a bit. BioWare could win back my love if they did a Jade Empire sequel and did it well.
Mass Effect has been my favorite gaming franchise to date. More because of the story.... Truly epic... With an epic ending.
LMAO Epic ending... SPOILERS Reapers, synthetics, were created to prevent synthetics created by living species, the Geth, to kill their own creators. How do Reapers prevent the Geth from killing living species? They wipeout all living species -_- oh yes so epic... so epically idiotic, moronic and stupid.
Sorry but its actually not as black and white as that, the reapers purpose is to harvest advanced civilisations whilst leaving the primitive ones alone. The geth are merely a type of technology created by an advanced civilisation (quarian). The geth turning on their creators is proof that the reapers are justified in killing the quarians because the quarians endangered the Galaxy. Javik even says that in his cycle the Prothean's ruled the galaxy and forced other races to join them or be enslaved. Had the reapers not wiped them out the galaxy would be completely different now. The Reaper solution does make sense, it is just not explained well enough.
i say the ending was great if it goes by the indoncnoation theory which means evrything after shepard gets up afterharbinger beam attack is a dream
Loved the series until the end of the 3rd game. That was so bad that I have no interest in going back and playing it (or the rest of the series which I beat multiple times) again. I see no way they will salvage it with cutscenes. As long as starchild exist it will always fly off the rails. I certainly have no desire to buy DLC and I doubt I will have much interest in any future ME games(just as I have little interest in the next dragon age game). Sure I may get them used or very cheap just to see but I wont get them at launch, and I certainly wont buy any more collectors editions. So sad, they were so, so close to having an epic that could be remembered fondly forever and instead they created something that, I a least, try my best to forget. From solidifying epic greatness to being the standard barer or epic failure. I wonder if their writer was a former NFL player....
You know what I would absolutely love? I would LOVE to be able to put Mass Effect 3 in my disc drive and play the game. For at least a month now, every time I try, it gets stuck trying to log in to the game endlessly. I know there were other people with the same problem. It would be awesome if they could go ahead and fix that.
Yeah the story to me was the best in the series. As was the gunplay. But the RPG elements were soooo badly stripped down and that definitely hurt the experience. Then....there was the ending. :-(
funny, im sure millions already played it. Why should i buy this on the wii you again? and im speaking from a consumer perspective, not in an advertising and how much money EA will make. oh yeah, no reason
If BioWare release an extended cut it'll probably just be Bobby Ewing in the shower.
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