Eurogamer: Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut will expand the game's endings with "a sense of personalisation" specific to your playthrough.
I love personalization. I chose the RED ending myself, but would prefer it to have been more burgundy, or perhaps mahogany. Instead of green ending perhaps more of a chartreuse
Id like a nice beige coloured ending. I think the plain and boring colour that is beige will really complement the mass effects equally plain and boring ending.
notice that they used the word "sense" They could have easily just said: "we wanted to give the endings more personalization" WHAT ARE YOU UP TO NOW BIOWARE?!!??!?!?!
"...It wasn't in the game because we didn't know there was such a huge demand for it, to be honest with you." uh, so i guess they thought no one really cared about their choices standing out. that's what a lot of the game is about lol
you do realize that there was a finite amount of choice available, which means that no one's story was actually unique, therefore makes it impossible for anyone's choices to "stand out" because everyone made the same choices... right?
"The dev team stands by what was released in the core product, and we're very proud of it," Gamble concluded. "It was important though for us to listen to the community, and a lot of that feedback didn't come until the game came out. Once we were listening we decided to include the extended cut." Why can't people own their mistakes anymore? Bullshit, the ending was crap and whoever was involved in making the last ten minutes royally fucked up. Then due to unprecedented consumer outlash you decided to polish the turd you had to try and save a little face so that future sales would not be as negatively affected. If they stood by the "art" they wouldn't change or add a thing, but they know it was garbage. Too proud to admit it I guess
Imagine that one day you play halo reach and make an amazing map but everyone else says its crap. you like the map despite what people say because you made it and you decide not to believe everyone else's opinion. This is like that. They're just proud of their work so be a little more open minded rather than try to tell them that what you say is fact compared to what they say...
Sorry Pekolie but this is not like that. The fact that we were promised a defining based on the choies we made from all 3 mass effects. Instead all we got was die, die or die and bye mass relays. Leaving all the galaxies fleets suck in our system. If you think that is a good way to end an amazing series, then you are either a really bad troll or just don't understand stories. You can't compare the end of Trillogy to a map.
I just had lunch with a table of 20 something's yesterday and the topic of Mass Effect's 3 ending came up. To a one they all thoroughly enjoyed the game, including the ending and a couple stated that they really liked how it all ended. The conversation then shifted to "What the hell is wrong with people," when the discussion of the lengths to which people had gone to try to hurt Bioware, from FTC complaints to targeting individual members of the Bioware staff. My point is there are plenty of gamers and critics alike who had no issue with the ending. Does anyone else find it incredibly arrogant of the group demanding a re-written end, that they somehow feel their opinions are the only ones that matter, even over those of the game's creators, and everyone else should conform?
I was hanging out with MY 20-30 year old pals at our weekly shindig and our consensus was that the game was awesome, but the ending was a pile of crap. Plot holes being the worst offender. My point is just because you know some people that liked it and i know some people that didnt we have NOOOOO idea was the "general" consensus is.
Well if people are happy with an ending thats riddled with giant plotholes and logic that makes no sense whatsoever, then they don't have to download the ending DLC.
another bubble for you, sir.
I am sooooo glad I stood my ground and missed every MassEffect game released for the PS3. Maybe the idea was colors all along from the start lol.
I wish I was there with you. Don't every play them the first one is soooooo good that you will feel compelled to play the others, and then you will be incredibly let down at the end of the third
No he should still play them, they are very good games, but he should turn off his console after his final talk with Anderson. You did good kid, and that was were it should have ended
don't listen to Mythicninja. The first one was decent but was wayy too buggy and you fought the controls every step of the way. The second was much better in pacing and feel but they streamlined it too much, the third was a good balance between the first two (though much more slanted towards the second game) but they screwed up the ending and quite a few of the side missions (more like fetch quests). Thats just the gameplay part. The actual atmosphere, world, Voice Acting, story, characters and overall quality of all three games are exceptional. The first definitely had the best story, but thats mostly as it was a new and exciting universe, but the other two were extremely well done. Just don't let the disappointing ending of ME3 take away from an impressive trilogy with dozens, if not hundreds of instances when you will realise that you are playing an exceptional series. My advice, play all three, in order and import your character every time.
Didn't know there was a huge demand for choice? That sounds like EA's thinking.
It's rare for any game to have so many options as an ending anyway. Not even Dragon Age: Origins had that many choices. Dragon still died, and either someone died with it or nailed Morrigan not to. There's no part saying the dragon lived or you could kill it without dying even if you didn't sleep with her or have someone else do it. Dragon=Dead and Ferelden is in pretty bad shape. Choices were also limited by sexual preference, nobility status, and class. All the planning in the world couldn't change the ending or certain plot points. It has also been confirmed that ME3 was the end of 'this storyline in the Mass Effect universe'. It's not the end of the game series. Chill out, people.
That is really dumbing the issue down and completely missing the point. Everyone expected the Reapers to die. Everyone expected the dragon to die. Despite that, Dragon age still showed what happened with all the other choices you made in the game. On top of which all different races/characters brought different stories to the table as well. Hell your post is downright contradictory in nature when you break it down. Also nobody ever complained or even thought this would be the end of Mass Effect the universe. Everyone knew this was just the end of the Shephard story. That still doesn't change the fact the entire game itself was rather average and it was capped off with a downright terrible ending. It happens though. All you can do is hope they try better with their next game(I sold the game back and picked up Tales of Graces myself). Unless of course you were more than happy with Mass Effect 3, in which case you'll probably be happy with their next game regardless.
Sorry, but I heard plenty of complaints that the galaxy is destroyed due to the ending. The exploding relays could blow up systems they were in is what was the rage of a lot of the players. If all you're complaining about is a bit of wording at the end of the game that tells you what happens off into the future, I'm sure the 'extended cut' will have that. "___gets married. Has 500 kids. Lives on a radish farm." Honestly, I didn't have a problem with the ending of ME3 just as I didn't think Dragon Age had as many choices as people are making it out to be. It was all very static, even the choices made in the different areas honestly didn't make much of a difference. The ending was set regardless of what you did.
No, most of the galaxy is destroyed. Even then that complain is under the blanket of a wider range of issues regarding the ending. Again you are missing the point and dumbing things down. I'm glad the extended cut will have that. I'm sure it was also come out and say what they really meant to say before the game was released and they promised things that were false. I'm sure they'll also do their best to make, "We were created to destroy you to protect you from being destroyed by the things you created", make sense. I'm glad you didn't have a problem with a bad ending. I'm glad you didn't have a problem with an average game leading up to a bad ending. Not glad, but indifferent. Point is Dragon Age did have a lot of variables that made it possible to have a completely different experience every time you played. It also showed you how those variables played out. Even if it did come in the form of text. Even if it did play out in who helped you out in the final battle. I sold my game back. I bought another one. I am enjoying that one. Still doesn't change the fact I can state why I didn't like Mass Effect 3. Also still doesn't change the fact you like many other Bioware supporters are purposely distorting the issues in order to appear in the clear right. When really it is as simple as, hope the next game is better. Unless of course you were happy with the game in which case, I'm sure you'll like the next game too.
just don't praise them for trying to fix something that they broke in the first place. It's as bad as praising bethesda for squashing a bug that remained well known and persistent for 4 months after release.
I'm playing ME3 right now and other than them dumbing down the controls for consoles I'm thoroughly enjoying the game. It has been a great trilogy and I'll be looking forward to more from Bioware. Now with that said. Who the [email protected]#$ fed the writer peyote 10 minutes before the ending????
LMAO, yea pretty much sums it up, everything leading up to the last 10 minutes was exceptionally well done to a high standard, then they handed over the ending to the dumb guy in the corner to write.
I think the damage is done. I was also angry with the ending. Now I'm kinda over it. ME3 has far bigger problems then the ending. As a single game it's fine, to a degree, but as a game that's needs to tie in a whole series; then it's very flat. 18 months is just now enough time to make a game of this magnitude. Shame on EA and Bioware for learning nothing from DA2 because you can see the same mistakes all over again. On a more personal level, I think I am pretty much done with Bioware. The last two years have shown me that I am no longer their target audience. I have been playing their games since Baldur's Gate and I love that company to death but I just feel it's time to move on.
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