While I find the numerous pre-order bonuses frustrating as well, I would hardly consider a couple different skins and weapons "lots of content." These are apparently for Germany though, so maybe North America's will be different. We shall see I suppose.
Eh, I don't really mind the planet scanning too much. I find it almost zen-like at times, especially with that kickass tune playing in the background. That being said, I am really glad you start out with 50,000 of each element once you start up another playthrough. I definitely wouldn't want to start from scratch every damn time.
I really dug the Ebony Armor, although I wish I didn't have to take it off whenever a non-enemy was around for fear of inadvertently turning him/her hostile. Oh well.
...pretty sure he's not half Mojave.
"...adding elements from the indie scene..."
If you wanted to ignore her, why didn't you? Even if you let her on your ship, you could still ignore her. Besides Traynor mentioning her name a couple times, Allers is pretty much nonexistent. I just wonder why people are bitching about a character that can, at worst, take up very little of their time.
As for your final point, it doesn't take a genius to realize she probably isn't that important. She's a character (poorly)...
I don't understand the outrage with Diana Allers. She's completely ignorable. If you don't like it, don't allow her on your ship.
Considering that confidence in Bioware seems to be at an all time low, DA3 is going to be met with serious scrutiny and skepticism. No pressure, guys.
That's exactly my point. If an ending needs more content just to make sense of things, then to me that's a crappy ending.
Didn't one of the Bioware guys promise an ending that wasn't just "A, B, or C?" Huh.
If it needs epilogues, how can it be a good ending?
Holy shite, that just made my day. Conrad's reaction when he activates the Crucible is absolutely priceless.
I don't often say this here, but this was a very good read - well written and entertaining. Anyhoo, I was always irritated with the Council's reluctance to believe/trust Shepard, especially concerning the Reapers' existence after Sovereign attacked the Citadel. You were THERE dammit!!
Is it just me, or are there a lot fewer actual dialogue options in ME3? I felt like there was more dialogue that didn't involve my input than in the previous 2.
I definitely see a ton of vanguards playing. Oh well, my engineer is an assist machine, so as long as we are doing well as a team I can't complain.
Well, I don't think there are any games/series I care about as much as Mass Effect, so, yup I'm still pretty disappointed.
How exactly was the leveling system in Skyrim convoluted? It was really pretty simple, especially if you played Oblivion.
You think the gameplay sucks, therefore you give it a 9.5? Uh, what?
I think both versions would look way cooler without Shepard on the front. I'd much rather just see the pretty background.
Well this is definitely good news. The AC soundtracks are all top notch.