Leviathan Add-On Will Change Mass Effect 3's Ending

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WeskerChildReborned2323d ago (Edited 2323d ago )

They should have never just released that ending in the first place..i mean if they just made a good ending that pleased most people, they wouldn't even need to make alternate endings.

BTW, i'm not one of the people complaining about the ending, i'm just saying.

nullkrush2323d ago

I honestly don't get what all of the fuss was about. I've been playing ME since the first one. I did not mind the ending. I was just as vested in my character as I'm sure MANY people were. Could the ending have been different? Yes. Could it have been "better"? That's purely subjective. I think it was a suitable conclusion to the series. People just need to drop their sense of entitlement and suck it up. Move on.

lastdual2323d ago

Most of the complaints had to do not with the content of the ending per se, but with how little it reflected your decisions.

Mass Effect placed a heavy emphasis on player-driven choices and consequences, and when the ending seemed to reflect none of that, it was understandable that fans felt shortchanged.

nullkrush2323d ago

The point I was making had more to do with the fact that people think they are somehow entitled to a certain ending. Whether that be an ending that reflected your choices more, or an ending that made them feel warm and fuzzy or whatever... It's all expectation. Just because you expected the ending to be different than it was doesn't mean you are 'owed' a different ending. Bioware knows that. that's why the DLC does not change the endings, rather it adds more depth. They are sticking to their guns and I applaud them.

aliengmr2323d ago

People expected well written ending not a completely contrived plot full of holes. A trilogy with no resolution, I really didn't see that one coming. They couldn't even stitch together a coherent sequence for the end.

Seriously, if BioWare really believed in that abomination they wouldn't have changed it.

DigitalAnalog2323d ago

And this is why video games can truly be called art. There is no arbitrary reason to why you play a certain game. In this case, a select group of people decided to play the story to see how their actions dictates their ending - which unfortunately did not bode them well.

On the other hand, many more others play the game for the journey but that does not mean the other group played it wrong, it simply wasn't catered to their experience.

MiloGarret2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

It didn't just have to do with taste, some of the complaints were based on the fact that a lot that occurs in the end simply does not make sense and ignores canon to a large extent. It's not all subjective.

And yes, we were most certainly owed a better ending.

But w/e

da_2pacalypse2322d ago

Perhaps if this DLC does indeed change the ending of the game I bought 3 months ago, then perhaps it should have been included in the game in the first place. I paid for a full product, yet I'm getting it in chunks of DLC.

I'm glad I sold this game three days after I bought it. I'll pick up the "GOTY edition" when its 15 bucks. Although I really hope this game doesn't win any GOTY awards as it's an awful game.

Irishguy952322d ago

If the ending was not going to be an ABC choice right at the end that decides everything, they shouldn't have said it wasn't going to be like that

Blacktric2322d ago

"Leviathan Add-On Will Change Mass Effect 3's Ending"

No it wont and even suggesting that is beyond dumb. Stop trying to get hits by writing sensationalist bullcrap headlines -Mezzo-. The only thing that is gonna "change" about the ending is that you will get to see Leviathan at the end in some point, maybe during the space war, that is it.

BattleAxe2322d ago

@ Nullkrush,

I think the problem that I had with the ending was that it appeared that they closed off all possibilities for the future. The universe that this game has is so rich and has many more stories to be told, and it felt like someone at Bioware must have just gotten tired of making the game and maybe even the series, and that they just decided to bring everything to a quick end.

MysticStrummer2322d ago

It's not entitlement to expect a series to stick with a major selling point that made it different, in this case the impact of your decisions, instead of throwing that out the window at the end of the saga. You could say they did it to avoid plotholes, but they ended up with plotholes anyway. They just didn't want to go to the effort of making an ending that would take into account all your decisions so they took the easy way out. It's not hard to understand why people were let down by that approach.

ShinMaster2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

This is not acceptable:

Can BioWare/EA do whatever the hell they want? Sure.
But you seriously can't expect people not to feel cheated when you put so much emphasis on player choices and sell your product based on that element throughout 3 games only to leave them with a disappointing endong.... sorry I meant endingS.

I understand why some fans would act so defensively when the series doesn't turn out to be so perfect (aside from the animations and clunky TPS). Sorry, too much :P

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Godmars2902323d ago

The "trilogy" should have been honestly conceived and developed as one. With proper time money and effort scheduled to each entry. Then DLC like this would have made more sense.

aliengmr2323d ago

This exactly.

People don't realize that there is a difference between making sequels and planning a trilogy. Trilogies end. In being very clear they were making a trilogy meant the series would have an end. NOT more questions.

AdjacentStalker2323d ago

Doesn't really matter what they do at this point. The gameplay of mass effect was OK but the story made it great. So I will not be getting this DLC I'll just use youtube to tell me the "New Ending" and see what they did this time...

MattyG2323d ago (Edited 2323d ago )

Ohhhh boy. Just stop, let it die. If they keep adding and adding to the ending it can only get more muddled and worse. But by all means, keep digging Bioware, your grave is only getting deeper.

jrbeerman112322d ago

what grave? Last time I checked Bioware is still doing extremely well despite the crying about the ending of one of their games.

Exaggerate much?

Disclaimer: not a fanboy, i still dont like ME3 as much as ME2 (the new endings are much better fyi) but the leveling system (all imports become gods) and difficulty (insanity is easier than ME2 hardcore) was destroyed in third game. if you want any kind of challenge you have to play multiplayer.

Also the fact that they removed so many good enemy types from 2 ie: Humans, Vorcha, Krogan, Asari, Collectors ect.... didnt sit well with me. Not to mention the protection of enemies was nerfed so that you could spam any ability to hearts content with good results.

My opinion doesnt change the fact that ME3 sold Buttloads though.

InTheLab2322d ago

"what grave?"

They failed with DA2.
The ME3 ending controversy.
The dumbing down of their franchises.
Their MMO has tanked after 7 months and is going F2P.

Bioware is on a downward spiral.

jrbeerman112320d ago


I agree with everything you just said. (although MMO's are a whole different discussion)

But they are still raking, so digging a grave is still an exaggeration.

Sometimes its hard for us to see that they are much more profitable now that they are dumbing down games for the masses as opposed to making gold like baldurs gate. It sucks but people on this site are not the majority.

so while we agree that bioware creatively is a shell of its former self......but as a company they are still growing.

DaThreats2323d ago

Luckily I sold the game after the few first hours I played it.
I am the lucky one.
Get to enjoy the full ME3 experience when I play it the first time. Don't have to redo things just to see a new ending multiple times.

Moby-Royale2323d ago

You're so lucky that you get to buy it a second time.

Riiiiiiight..... -_-

TekoIie2323d ago

"Luckily I sold the game after the few first hours I played it.
I am the lucky one".

..... So basically buying a game and playing through the first few hours (what's that like 4-6 hours out of a 20-40 hour game?) and then selling it makes you lucky? More like stupid since you could have bought a game which you know you would have enjoyed and kept.

Lord_Sloth2322d ago

Not everybody enjoys, adores, and loves Mass Effect. There's no guarantee he would have liked it, especially since he only made it a few hours in.

TekoIie2323d ago (Edited 2323d ago )

Depends what they mean by "new ending". Is this just adding leviathan to the cutscenes or are we going to get something meaningful? Either way I planned on buying this so cool I guess :)

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