Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut DLC released on Xbox 360 this morning. To save you running home to download it, here are the new endings in full.
am satisfied! ;0
I just had a look at the endings on a friends Xbox and what i saw was actually too damn good. Im one of those who understood and liked the original ending well but the new ones have truly redeemed the status of Mass Effect of it being on of the best Sci-Fi Trilogy ever made. Currently downloading them on PC so i can get to play them and learn about the extra cutscenes. All in one, the cutscenes have given a future to the Mass Effect Universe.
too little, too late. The endings might be better than the original, but they're not what Bioware/Casey Hudson promised.
I watched all of them, I like the fact that they are now more unique, but I still don't like that the first section is basically the same, with green, blue or red coloring. One thing I will say is, and what probably most people who didn't like the original endings didn't like, is that you play the entire game with destruction of the reapers in mind if you're playing as a good guy (i.e. red ending), and control being the bad option. But at the end they take away the option of destruction because it also means destroying other synthetics like EDI and the Geth, who you fix earlier on. Then they make Control (blue) actually be the good ending, even though the whole point of the game was to destroy the reapers and not control them like the Illusive man! Honestly though, I think I really like the control ending now. It just works incredibly well as a series ender, but it's just stupid how BioWare did the bait and switch.
It should be in the game itself. These are only extended versions of the same endings. This gives me the feeling that they rushed the game out and didn't complete certain sections of the game, such as proper endings.
"Im one of those who understood" Whoa whoa whoa...They weren't complicated at all, just lazy, dude. Don't be an elitist.
endings are better but still not good enough. will be eBay-ing my trilogy. it's interesting that they included a 4th ending though.
My God. Bioware have given us 3 truly brilliant, epic space fantasy RPGs which are a masterclass in mixing good story telling, great graphics and good gameplay. They've pumped hundreds if not thousands of man hours in to their production and it shows. They've bent over backwards to expand on the endings because spoilt brats cried because it wasn't what they were expecting. They expanded the existing endings brilliantly and EVEN added a fourth alternative as well as extra dialogue options for the final Catalyst conversation to clear up some issues/questions and STILL people complain and cry. Today I am embarrassed to be a gamer.
Given the endings they gave us at first. This is amazing. The last game they left without an ending KOTOR2 for example. They never came back to fix. Thing is they plan for another mass Effect title at some point. Its mentioned in the Stargazer part of the ending as always. "one more story" I personally am on board if this is their dedication to the fanbase. You can only fix a broken ending in a few ways without rebuilding the entire game and they are not going to refund the game to everyone. These new endings are more than enough. Be reasonable. I do agree the first endings they gave us were bad, but once they released it to the world they can't really change it beyond what they have done with these new endings without changing the entire game. Fact is that the game's new ending was slapped together so fast from the supposed leak crap. That EA didn't give the game time to finish the ending the right way. Hopefully they have learned their lesson. Next time don't complain about game being delayed. :P
Destruction ending still doesn't make sense. It would take years, even a lifetime for some, for them to get home w/o the relays. Still no 'personal' elements to it, also. It's pretty much the exact same ending for me. I still have the same questions.
The extended cut was free because they didn't put much effort
Whatever their reason was, I am pretty sure they knew they were making a mess with the endings. They just didn't expect a backlash.
Like someone on youtube said, you got what you paid for.
Over the original endings, that's alot of effort put in those cutscenes.
No...it was free because there would have been a public outcry if it wasn't free. When they first announced an extended cut everyone was claiming conspiracy theory that they "planned" a bad ending so they could charge for the "real" ending. Now that it's free it's because they didn't put much effort in? Can't please anyone these days. Would you have rather paid for it so you felt they put hard work in? Because if they charged for it all anyone would be talking about was how greedy EA and BIOWARE is and now that it's free it's, wow they are lazy and you get what you pay for.
@Mythicninja well I paid $70 and I still expect better.
Im more disappointed with the fact the breathing scene is the same.... its another cockblock where you feel like they refuse to kill of a character With the EC, control and synthesis are the best The refusal one felt more like an FU to all the people who wanted bioware to change the ending... however Shepard still went down a hero, rather than a mumbling idiot
I like the Refuse ending. It's the most "realistic" of the bunch. I would have preferred they let you actually triumph over the reapers if you had high enough EMS, but I like what they did with it anyway. I didn't personally pick that one, though. I picked Synthesis. Definitely my favorite of the 4.
@Megaton, It's late but I have to comment here. It's your right to like the 'Refuse' ending, but it is in no way the most realistic. If a real person was in that situation facing not just one genocide but several genocides, the extermination of ALL organic life. He would annihilate the Reapers without a thought. No person, especially no military person who attained the rank of Commander, would be talked out of destroying a force that was already at war with all life (and winning) because we "might" one day in the future, go to war with a race of synthetic life that doesn't even exist yet. Destroying the reapers is the proportional response. That is what ANY sane person would do, if this fantastice video game situation were to ever occur in reality.
I think of it more of a patch, so not surprised by the lack of personal.
it was better than the original for the most part but it was still very disappointing, Bioware were wrong, its not that some people won't be happy with this extended cut, but I think most people are unhappy with it. I'm not wasting my time playing back the ending I watched it on youtube and thats enough for me... Indoctrination theory was a way better idea, they should've done that, but free is free....Space Magic FTW.
I think Space Magic pretty much sums up the ending. The sad thing is that BioWare wasted how much time on this rather than worthwile DLC? Heck, are we even going to get any single-player DLC beyond this?
@cgoodno "The sad thing is that BioWare wasted how much time on this rather than worthwile DLC?" If they went with the Indoctrination theory and Shepard wakes up after being hit with Harbingers laser then we could of had an epic DLC where he finishes the fight. It would erase the crappy ending and the ghost child BS and they could of started fresh.
Indoctrination theory is a slap in the face fans are begging for. "The ending was great because it wasn't the real ending. Bioware made an incomplete game and I can't wait to pay more money to get the complete game and the real ending!". This is the indoctrination theory in a nutshell. Even if it were true, I'd doubt they would go through with it now. Unless they would release majority of their single player dlc for free. Which is probably the only option left in order to win back a lot of their fans. A truly sincere apology and humbling wouldn't hurt either.
I see you still don't understood the ending. The fleets escaped the scene before the beam had reached the mass relays. Listen to what Admiral Hackett says on the com: "All fleets rendezvous to the extraction point" That probably meant the charon relay which was a getaway from Sol system.
So, let me get this straight. Everyone redezvoused to the extraction point, which included, mystically, every single person of your crew who were originally fighting on Earth a few minutes ago. And, then, from this extraction point, after the mass relays had been destroyed and the Normandy crashed on the planet, they mystically came up with the fuel needed to get from one star system to another even though in the past the _only_ way they could do that is through Mass Relays because it would otherwise take them decades to get from one place to another. You see, it doesn't make sense. If the Mass Relays are destroyed, Wrex/Other Krogan isn't getting home to see his baby, he's getting home to see him all grown up and most of the crew on the Normandy would likely be grandparents themselves by the time they got there. I mean, at its core, what you would have me believe is that everyone you brought to save the world abandoned the battlefield. But, more than that, that the importance of the Mass Relays isn't at all important and that they have space flight technology in all ships that we could have ignored the Mass Relays from the get-go since they are suddenly able to travel from point A to point B in about the same time on their own.
Thank you cgoodno. The first time i played the game and saw the Mass Relays getting destroyed, the thing that came to my mind was how on earth were they going to get home? Earth can't handle 7 billion people very well, how is it going to handle the population of the entire galaxy? Quarians, Asaries, Krograns etc can not breath on earth and Quarians can't eat out food. I enjoyed the game but in my opinion, it was the worst of the three. Your actions had no consequences and the ending was not well taught out with way too many loop holes. I don't know who to blame. Bioware have always been excellent story tellers but ME (which had the potential to be one of the greatest franchise of all time)seems to have been dealt with in a way to make it more casual and allow for the milking of the franchise through lame ass endings. I played ME1 four times, ME2 three times but once is enough for me and ME3.
this is actually a reply about your comment down below, but this way its easier for you to see. Its in regards to how your crew gets to the normandy, they changed the running to the beam scene to show how. Its very stupid, because now we see your friends kinda hit by Harbinger, shepard calls the normandy for a pick up, we actually see the normandy land right there in front of harbinger, take a moment to pick up your squad, say goodbye to the 2 you picked, then carefully hover right in front on harbinger, and then take off, without harbinger ever attacking them... its one of the weakest "fixes" they did, but at least we can remove Space Magic from that part
Thank you. And, yeah, now it's just stupid. Whatever Normandy is made out of, they should just make all ships out of it. It didn't get attacked on Earth at the beginning of the game and now at the end. And, worse than that, Shepard pretty much says "screw all these other people, let's get my buddies out of here alive." I thought this was supposed to be the last stand?
What ever happened to artistic integrity? Lol, I understand why they tried to do this but seriously??? Personally I thought the ending was great the way it was. It's the rest of the game that was terrible. Half way through I had decided enough was enough and had decided that once I had finished I wouldn't buy the next ME game. However, the ending restored my faith in bioware and I was desperate to see where they would take the franchise.....how am I supposed to have faith in a company that doesn't have faith in their own story telling?
What were you smoking again?
Maybe bath salts.
O well... At last we have a "little" more closure... Those cute little krogans.... hihi