1. Post #10481
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    Something people seem to not be grasping here is that you dont play games to win or to beat it, you play it for the expierence and im ASSuming that if you play ME1, 2, and 3 you will have a blast playing it, with a conclusive ending. I mean holy shit, we dont know what happens UP to the end, I mean everyone but you and Garrus could ALREADY be de
    And what people also seem to forget is that the ending to the series is part of the experience. You can't just write off sub-par endings with the excuse "But it's the experience that matters!" If the endings just aren't good, the experience as a whole is lessened.

    When you've built up my choices as important, and then leave me with three endings that are all shades of the same colour, no matter what I do, what was the point of having any choice during the experience?

    I realize that many people like the ambiguity. Good for you, I'm glad you're happy. But I came in expecting results. I threw down $90 on a pre-order expecting results. When you've already stated that we'd have a "variety of endings", which I distinctly remember Bioware saying, and then leave me with three ambiguous endings, I'm going to be a little annoyed. Could've just added an ending where things are tied up, but no.
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  2. Post #10482
    Dumb Dog's Avatar
    August 2010
    194 Posts
    Something people seem to not be grasping here is that you dont play games to win or to beat it, you play it for the expierence.
    When did the ending stop being part of the experience?
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  3. Post #10483
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    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,256 Posts
    And what people also seem to forget is that the ending to the series is part of the experience. You can't just write off sub-par endings with the excuse "But it's the experience that matters!" If the endings just aren't good, the experience as a whole is lessened.

    When you've built up my choices as important, and then leave me with three endings that are all shades of the same colour, no matter what I do, what was the point of having any choice during the experience?

    I realize that many people like the ambiguity. Good for you, I'm glad you're happy. But I came in expecting results. I threw down $90 on a pre-order expecting results. When you've already stated that we'd have a "variety of endings", which I distinctly remember Bioware saying, and then leave me with three ambiguous endings, I'm going to be a little annoyed. Could've just added an ending where things are tied up, but no.
    You dont know what happens leading up to the "ENDINGS" so there for they could exponentially more meaning then any of us know right now.


    EDIT:
    What ever, you guys keep bitching about how bioware let you down. Ill go enjoy ME3 with everyone else who isn't crying.
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  4. Post #10484
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    You dont know what happens leading up to the "ENDINGS" so there for they could exponentially more meaning then any of us know right now.


    EDIT:
    What ever, you guys keep bitching about how bioware let you down. Ill go enjoy ME3 with everyone else who isn't crying.
    Glad you hate people who have varying opinions. Have fun. It's hard to care as much about "the experience" when I know that I'm heading down one path.

    Also, spoilers, but news regarding endings (Possibly)

    Apparently from a discussion between one of the devs and a member of the BSN.
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  5. Post #10485
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    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,256 Posts
    Glad you hate people who have varying opinions. Have fun. It's hard to care as much about "the experience" when I know that I'm heading down one path.

    Also, spoilers, but news regarding endings (Possibly)

    Apparently from a discussion between one of the devs and a member of the BSN.
    Its not, its just the fact because you spoiled your self the ending your going to have this bias opinion to the game, because you dont like the ending, even though no one knows what leads up to it. I mean maybe the ending is fucking perfect once you play through ME3.

    EDIT:
    Looked at the link, See, apparently there are more endings. I just think most people are over-reacting and should give the game a chance.
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  6. Post #10486
    27X
    Rantasaurus Rex
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    July 2010
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    Its not, its just the fact because you spoiled your self the ending your going to have this bias opinion to the game, because you dont like the ending, even though no one knows what leads up to it. I mean maybe the ending is fucking perfect once you play through ME3.

    EDIT:
    Looked at the link, See, apparently there are more endings. I just think most people are over-reacting and should give the game a chance.
    Nice blanket categorization, but some people want a good ending and by good I mean fulfilling and also a VARIETY of endings as was promised. Seven endings that are, in fact, three endings + a character caveat is not that.
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  7. Post #10487
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    Its not, its just the fact because you spoiled your self the ending your going to have this bias opinion to the game, because you dont like the ending, even though no one knows what leads up to it. I mean maybe the ending is fucking perfect once you play through ME3.
    I would be completely happy if there was some magical perfect ending. I'm not expecting it, but I would be pleased.

    And I'm not trying to say that I'm going to hate ME3. I would've cancelled my pre-order if I thought that. But I am disappointed by what I have seen so far in regards to the endings. I would've been disappointed whether I had been spoiled or not. I genuinely hate ambiguity in this sense. I'm a simple man, I like my stories to have conclusions. If the conclusion is disappointing, I'm not going to feel as good about the experience because it will have been essentially building to nothing.

    I love cooking. I can bake a cake and enjoy that experience, but if the cake ends up tasting like shit, the joy received from the experience will be mitigated as the payoff is minimized.
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  8. Post #10488
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    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,256 Posts
    Nice blanket categorization, but some people want a good ending and by good I mean fulfilling and also a VARIETY of endings as was promised.
    Good reading, There are 3 endings leaked, we dont know if there are more, well nevermind, we just got it confirmed via http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/322...0305143448.jpg that there are more then just the 3 endings leaked.

    Basically, There are more endings, stop complaining, you'll still get a good ending.


    Let me post this a couple times (spoiler - basically more then just the 3 datamined endings confirmed )
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/322...0305143448.jpg
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/322...0305143448.jpg
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/322...0305143448.jpg
    http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/322...0305143448.jpg
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  9. Post #10489
    27X
    Rantasaurus Rex
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    July 2010
    6,288 Posts
    That doesn't confirm anything. Other than the "7" previously established. I'd love for the non-certification end user copies to have more. That'd be great. They are extreme unlikely to have been missed, given that the esrb is pretty stringent about surprise content.
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  10. Post #10490
    Chief Gunnery Sgt. of the SS Shitpost
    Skyward's Avatar
    March 2009
    16,427 Posts
    When did the ending stop being part of the experience?
    When did the ending become the whole experience? Take Bioshock for example, I love the game, hell its one of my favorites! That being said, the ending was absolutely HORRIBLE. Did I mind? Yeah, but the rest of the game more than made up for it.

    And even then, there's apparently more endings than we thought, so relax a bit.
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  11. Post #10491
    Mr Anderson's Avatar
    August 2009
    810 Posts
    So when do I get my free copy of battlefield 3? I pre-orderd it when the offer was on.
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  12. Post #10492
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    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
    14,842 Posts
    the mass effect soundtrack has 1536 bit rate. I did not know that was possible
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  13. Post #10493
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    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    I'm not convinced that there's more endings until something more conclusive is revealed.

    I want to believe.

    And again, I agree that the ending is not the entire experience, but in a trilogy like Mass Effect in which I have invested so much time and made so many choices, my enjoyment will be mitigated if I am left with questions. I'm positive I'm going to enjoy the hell out of it in the moment, but if I get to the end and I'm left with questions to which there are no answers, that enjoyment will be lessened a bit. All there needs to be is one ending that ties things up with a bow. Just one.
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  14. Post #10494
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    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,256 Posts
    the mass effect soundtrack has 1536 bit rate. I did not know that was possible
    What does that mean exactly?
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  15. Post #10495
    Chief Gunnery Sgt. of the SS Shitpost
    Skyward's Avatar
    March 2009
    16,427 Posts
    I'm not convinced that there's more endings until something more conclusive is revealed.

    I want to believe.

    And again, I agree that the ending is not the entire experience, but in a trilogy like Mass Effect in which I have invested so much time and made so many choices, my enjoyment will be mitigated if I am left with questions. I'm positive I'm going to enjoy the hell out of it in the moment, but if I get to the end and I'm left with questions to which there are no answers, that enjoyment will be lessened a bit. All there needs to be is one ending that ties things up with a bow. Just one.
    Yeah, I know how that feels. Gears of War 3 had a terrible end to the trilogy. It literally answered nothing and made us ask even more question. Shit ending. I mean I don't play GoW for the story, but come on...

    But still, even if ME3 pulls an ending that's just as bad as GoW3's (very, VERY unlikely), the rest of the game seems like it'll make up for it.
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  16. Post #10496
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    April 2008
    16,734 Posts
    Yeah, I know how that feels. Gears of War 3 had a terrible end to the trilogy. It literally answered nothing and made us ask even more question. Shit ending. I mean I don't play GoW for the story, but come on...

    But still, even if ME3 pulls an ending that's just as bad as GoW3's (very, VERY unlikely), the rest of the game seems like it'll make up for it.
    I... I liked Gears of War's story, same with the ending.
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  17. Post #10497
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    But still, even if ME3 pulls an ending that's just as bad as GoW3's (very, VERY unlikely), the rest of the game seems like it'll make up for it.
    Maybe. I guess I'm just not that type of person. I like things to be simple and easy to understand. I like loose ends being tied up. It's why my favourite part of ME1 was the paragon ending. It was fucking metal and left me with no question as to where things were headed.

    It certainly can work in many cases, but in Mass Effect where I've invested so much time and done so much, to be left unknowing feels cheap to me. Being left to come up with an answer on my own feels meaningless unless something actually validates it.
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  18. Post #10498
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    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
    14,842 Posts
    What does that mean exactly?
    It takes up an assload of space
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  19. Post #10499
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    October 2006
    5,547 Posts
    Yeah, I know how that feels. Gears of War 3 had a terrible end to the trilogy. It literally answered nothing and made us ask even more question. Shit ending. I mean I don't play GoW for the story, but come on...
    I've heard this quite a bit but: What kind of questions? (I'm not challenging you or anything I'm just wondering as I might've never considered them).

    You can PM the answer if you want, since this is the Mass Effect thread and all.
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  20. Post #10500
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    GetBent's Avatar
    August 2006
    6,970 Posts
    The combat music on Mars is great. Very ME1ish. Needed more of it in ME2.
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  21. Post #10501
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    December 2007
    330 Posts
    Just played the demo. My first impressions of this game is shit.

    WTF is up with the kids? This isn't Independence Day motherfuckers. Besides that movie was horrible.

    Oh god they should fire the person in charge of combat animations.

    Run animation is retarded. Or all the surfaces in the future are nearly frictionless.

    Sprint animation is just as bad, or future people all have Parkinson at birth.

    Camera zoomed in so much it feels like Shepard is really on a skateboard.

    Crabwalk when moving side to side behind cover is just......
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  22. Post #10502
     
    ijyt's Avatar
    May 2006
    9,040 Posts
    What does that mean exactly?
    It means it hasn't been compressed very much (possibly not at all), meaning the audio quality will be near perfect.
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  23. Post #10503
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    WTF is up with the kids? This isn't Independence Day motherfuckers. Besides that movie was horrible.
    Maybe that's the mystery good ending. Randy Quaid flies his fighter into the Reaper MacGuffin, saving us all.
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  24. Post #10504
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    December 2011
    1,575 Posts
    finally and just in time, finished my me2 game completely, all dlc done and level 30

    ready for tomorrow
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  25. Post #10505
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    January 2010
    4,196 Posts
    How do we view achievements or whatever you want to call them in ME3? In ME2 you could just use the medal in Shepard's Quarters but its non-intractable now..
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  26. Post #10506
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    finally and just in time, finished my me2 game completely, all dlc done and level 30

    ready for tomorrow
    Shit! I knew I was forgetting something!
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  27. Post #10507
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    June 2005
    6,201 Posts
    Glad you hate people who have varying opinions. Have fun. It's hard to care as much about "the experience" when I know that I'm heading down one path.

    Also, spoilers, but news regarding endings (Possibly)

    Apparently from a discussion between one of the devs and a member of the BSN.
    Photo of a computer screen.

    Why do people do this, god dayum.
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  28. Post #10508
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    March 2011
    1,744 Posts
    If you're pessimistic you'll never be disappointed
    But then you're scared of taking chances.
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  29. Post #10509
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    Arachnidus's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,544 Posts
    Anybody else following Alliance News Net on Twitter? Interesting stuff.
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  30. Post #10510

    September 2010
    177 Posts
    Photo of a computer screen.

    Why do people do this, god dayum.
    To prove it's not fake?
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  31. Post #10511
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    To prove it's not fake?
    Conveniently hovering to the right to block out full usernames?
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  32. Post #10512
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    August 2006
    6,970 Posts
    Despite all of the hate I was feeling towards the game before, after playing it for a while now, it definitely seems like it didn't deserve it.
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  33. Post #10513
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    November 2006
    13,945 Posts
    Despite all of the hate I was feeling towards the game before, after playing it for a while now, it definitely seems like it didn't deserve it.
    did the patch the assortment of terrible things
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  34. Post #10514
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,056 Posts
    Camera zoomed in so much it feels like Shepard is really on a skateboard.

    Crabwalk when moving side to side behind cover is just......
    These two are legitimate issues IMO
    The FoV is pretty narrow, it's the reason I'm terrible with shotguns as I never seem to hit the enemy when I spin around quickly and fire. Terrible situational awareness.
    The second one just looks weird as hell, Shepard literally slides on the floor when he moves sideways in cover while crouched.

    Edited:

    But then you're scared of taking chances.
    Taking a chance is stupid, why not just go with something that will surely be good instead
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  35. Post #10515
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    Kinversulath's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,900 Posts
    New photo from that guy I mentioned before.

    Again, spoilers

    Account seems legitimate. Still don't know what to believe. Language too vague.
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  36. Post #10516
    few words to create space
    Marden's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,091 Posts
    I suppose some people are already playing ME3, does your level transfer entirely or you just get a bonus XP?
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  37. Post #10517
    27X
    Rantasaurus Rex
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    July 2010
    6,288 Posts
    Entirely, but you can alter things.
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  38. Post #10518
    few words to create space
    Marden's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,091 Posts
    And level 30 is the highest, too?
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  39. Post #10519
    27X
    Rantasaurus Rex
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    July 2010
    6,288 Posts
    Yes.
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  40. Post #10520
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    reecematee's Avatar
    May 2009
    12,041 Posts
    Has anyone else not got their preorder dlc, like i preordered from origin and got none of the weapons or the armor
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