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ME 3..

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Mabs, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    so whats everyone think ?
    i thought the end was ok, but a lot of negative backlash about it..

    and anyone multiplayering it, let me know :D
  2. Scouse

    Scouse Mountain Bike Pedant FH Subscriber

    You're at the end already?

    Good thing I've not shelled my hard-earned. I like to complete 'em fully but if you can do that over a weekend (without an epic-a-thon) then screw it :)
  3. Krazeh

    Krazeh Can't get enough of FH

    The ending was shit. It was like they'd just got bored by that point and decided to throw something together in 5 minutes without any care as to whether it fit with the overarching plot of the series or even made proper sense. Up until that point however I did enjoy ME3 and sunk a good number of hours into it to complete everything I could.
  4. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Its fucking shit, most overated POS of the year.
  5. Turamber

    Turamber Part of the furniture

    Just started it. It hasn't really grabbed me yet but then Miranda's not turned up yet. I'm hopeful it will get better...

    One thing: I thought the location of Earth had been lost, or am I getting my games mixed up?
  6. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    it starts with it being lost
  7. Poag

    Poag m00?

    Everything up until the point you step through the gate is fairly good in my opinion, the ending didn't feel very good, correct or in line with the rest of the story.

    I did like the deaths of the support chars from ME2, each death did bring a slight tear to my eyes....especially Mordins.

    I have learned there is apparently a way to get every character to live through all the games (cept Kaiden/Ashley) but it requires a very precise set of actions in ME2 and ME3.

    All in all tho, I dont get the purpose of Shepards death at the end. Its like "Heres three choices, they all kill you, one of them is a bit more cheery than the others"
  8. Turamber

    Turamber Part of the furniture

    Ah, glad to hear I'm not completely mad. Wish I remember how/when they found it. Presumably it had slipped behind the intergalactic sofa?
  9. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    well thats what all the fuss is about, i was going on the ending being
    more battlestar galactica esque,, in that whatever you do, it will loop, in theory, eventually... so you just get a better than average result, and then repeat X centuries later
  10. Poag

    Poag m00?


    If you pick the middle option, its meant to mean that as everyone is "networked", there is general galactic peace as a result. The start of that you see if you get the geth to live with the Quarians.
    Thats why it feels so odd, as peace had already broken out after 300 years of war between them, then the ending comes along and goes "Now there can be peace because of middle option", which doesn't follow the story.

    It appears that the final 3 options are set in stone and theres no real alteration on them. For example, if you just hit min fleet strength, you dont actually get a choice at the end of the game. Instead the game looks at what you did in ME2 with the Collector base, if you kept it you automatically choose to control the reapers, destroyed it then you blow up all the MEF Tech.

    Really there should be a fourth option, middle-way lite. Where you walk into the beam, everyone gets networked but the MEF Tech stays and Shepard becomes god :p or at least a member of the council for bringing peace n stuff :)

    I donno thats my opinion, it just feels like a really harsh ending even if things went "relatively" well.
  11. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    yea i think it could of done with a bit more....options or taken more previous stuff into account, but as i said, i wasnt following the "zomg worst shit thing evar" fanboys who are all dribbling over it ;)

    minion-wise ;
    i had;
    wrex alive, samara alive, miranda alive , jack alive, jacob alive, legion till he suicided to work with the geth/quarians, mordan till he blew himself up, and thane till he got stabbed
    would of prefered more input from them :(
    and i ended up shagging the comms officer in the shower, as i found out having looked it up that James isnt romanceable, which is a bit odd for such an early-appearing companion
  12. Poag

    Poag m00?

    Yeah I had

    Tali, Jacob, Samara, Wrex, Jack Legion till doh!, Mordin till doh! and same with Thane.

    Miranda died as I never found her on the citadel before going to Sanctuary, so i probably got more video than you did there, lots of messages she left behind. She died shoving her dad out of the window.
    Mordin died at the top, with a smile on his face which i did like
    Thane got stabbed, now i've learned that if you dont talk to Thane prior to the assassination, the Captain from Vermir comes along and gets stabbed instead, you can then go and talk to Thane, but he doesn't help anymore. So i actually prefer his heroic death rather than wasting away there.
    I found Thanes death quite sad with the bit from the book.

    Andersons death was also pretty "....shit..."

    Oh yeah, I shot Udina :) he was a dick for three games, he deserved it.

    I was going to bed Liara, but decided against it before the final mission, bit annoyed as I lost my Tali romance save from ME2, need to do it through again for that one.

    I agree, its not so "omg this sucks" but it did need a slightly better option if everything was going fairly well up till that point.
    Maybe, as i said before, if the geth/quarians are ok it gives a better non explodey ending, if they aren't then boom.
  13. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    i paragon'd her dad with "let the sister go and you might walk out, try to take her and you die" he agreed, let her go , then miranda bioticed him through the window anyway
    stopped illusive man from shooting him, but he died shortly after anyway so :/
  14. Poag

    Poag m00?

    Yeah same here. That felt a bit crap aswell :p

    TBH I was hoping for an overly elaborate death for Zaeed, but no such luck :(
  15. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    thats the other one i had, forgot who it was

    also, why cant i buy the Shepherd VI from the docking bay :(
  16. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    Forced multiplayer to get the "best" endings, because there's no way you can get 5000+ effective military strength in singleplayer alone.

    Because it's a demo. :)

    Yes i did end up getting the game any way because i'm a weak weak man.. :(
  17. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    Lost as in the reapers invaded, not lost as in "i can't find my keys"... ;)
  18. Helme

    Helme Part of the furniture

    Now when I think back, I don't think there was much I enjoyed about the game at all. I didn't like the combat, it felt very much like a third person shooter Dragon Age 2. Enter a room, kill wave after wave of enemies then move on to the next room and do it again. Upping the challenge just increased the frustration, since BioWare's go to answer for difficulty is more health.

    As for the story, it didn't grab me at all. It felt kind of forced to be honest, and in some parts kind of silly. Maybe it was just me, but I constantly felt like the writers intention was for me to sit and sob over every 'twist' in the story. Every death. In reality my reaction could best be described as "meh".

    Then there's the sidequests, or what passes for them. This is what happens when you rush development I guess? Because compared to ME2 the scan a planet > get artifact > deliver to someone on the Citadel is fucking pathetic.

    Let's not even begin talking about the ending, or how utterly disappointing it was no matter what you picked.

    Oh and, am I the only one who truly hates Joker? It's the worst character. He's terrible. And the fact that they gave him a fucking sexbot is just ridiculous.
  19. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

  20. Poag

    Poag m00?

    Sorry to jump on one bit. But it is wholey possible to get 100% of the bar filled without doing any multiplayer. I did it on my first game through and had a full bar and still only 50% readiness.

    On my second play through now I have 77% readiness as I was able to convince the multiplayer it wasnt badly written net code and get into two lobby's. Since then I have been unable to enter a single lobby, fu ea and your crappy origin lobbys.
  21. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    on a slightly related note ;
    my origin was set to "sign me in as invisible" which means people I INVITED couldnt join my lobby, and i had trouble joining others ; log out,, untick, log in, works every time now
  22. Poag

    Poag m00?

    Yeah I donno why it does that. Bit dumb imo.

    Hit me up on origin as ThePoag for some facerolling :)
  23. Soazak

    Soazak Part of the furniture

    This is becoming more common now, games taking no time at all to complete. Feel like I've been robbed when I spend £50~ on something that lasts 4-5 hours.

    Usually from EA :p
  24. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    most of my ME saves, from 1, 2, and 3, are all around 18-24 hours total :/
  25. Fafnir

    Fafnir Part of the furniture

    Had about 7k goin for the end game, but 50% rediness, so did a few multiplayer games, got a char to 20, and went in.
  26. Poag

    Poag m00?

    My first completion was...24h43min to the start of the final part, which is all talky and lasts i'd say maybe 10 minutes. So 24h50 ish...say 25 hours.
  27. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr! FH Subscriber

    That's pretty dire for an RPG, I got 100 hours out of my first go at skyrim and plenty more to do.
  28. Debaser

    Debaser One of Freddy's beloved

    Mass Effect games encourage multiple play-throughs, it's part of the appeal. I've got 3 ME2 saves I want to see to completion, a 100hr epic would take the piss a bit.
  29. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    That bar has nothing to do with what ending you will get. The only thing that does is tell you WHEN you can do the final mission as long as you are past the minimum marker. The effective military strength is what determine which of the endings you will get (coupled with if you saved or destroyed the collector base).

    I've done 3 final missions with the bar at 100% and still haven't gotten the "best" ending because my effective military strength isn't at 5000.

    So that bar is somewhat misleading because even at 100% you won't get all the endings if your at 50% readiness.
  30. Aada

    Aada Part of the furniture

    I just finished it clocked 36 hours, I loved every second I played this game and the ending at least I got was great and im glad I read no spoilers for the game as the ending totally shocked me as I wasn't expecting what came.

    Cheers for a great trilogy Bioware its one that will stay with me for a long time.

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