1. Post #23121
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    17,003 Posts
    well uh, it wraps up what happens to shepard, mostly. and it tells you what happened to the reapers, and gives a general overview of what will happen to the rest of the galaxy, sort of. it tells you what happens to anderson and the illusive man, because those were major points.

    and it definitely isn't a sequel hook, you can be glad of that.
    Except that the perfect ending is the fucking definition of a sequel hook.
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  2. Post #23122
    HUGE RACIST
    TH89's Avatar
    January 2005
    16,348 Posts
    If its so full of holes then please disprove everything in the wall of texts, or at least like, 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ythY_GkEBck#t=1241s
    Again, the nitpicks are secondary to the fact that everything it mentions can be more easily explained by developer carelessness than by it being a giant conspiracy that gains Bioware and EA absolutely nothing whatsoever.
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  3. Post #23123
    Judge, Jury, & Executioner
    Rusty100's Avatar
    September 2005
    63,873 Posts
    Yeah, vega is pretty damn boring, he has a few moments, but imo the only way he could have been good is if they had introduced him in the previous game.
    i like vega
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  4. Post #23124
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    Nibwoddle's Avatar
    November 2008
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    Playing through ME1 again. Fuck, it's so good. The conversations are SO MUCH MORE INVOLVING. After playing ME3 for 2 weeks straight this is a huge relief.
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  5. Post #23125
    Judge, Jury, & Executioner
    Rusty100's Avatar
    September 2005
    63,873 Posts
    As bad as they are, these assholes are much worse:

    Seriously, fuck these guys.
    ive literally never been flamed by a geth pyro
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  6. Post #23126
    HUGE RACIST
    TH89's Avatar
    January 2005
    16,348 Posts
    Except that the perfect ending is the fucking definition of a sequel hook.
    If you're meaning the ending I think you are, I don't think it's really a sequel hook so much as an Inception style elbow-in-the-ribs right at the end. Bioware's been very consistent about saying they're not going to make any more Shepard games, and also it wouldn't make sense for them to have sequels that only a minority of players who got the "right" ending could load their saves into, given how adamant they've been about there being no canonically "correct" continuity (even though they go against that sometimes by overriding player decisions w/r/t Anderson vs Udina, alien vs human council, etc).

    Also, despite the different endings having really similar cutscenes, they're conceptually so different from each other that it'd be prohibitively hard to handle in a sequel, unless they were really cheap about it.

    Edited:

    i like vega
    I thought I wasn't going to like Vega but he owns. Freddie Prinze Jr really sells the voice acting most of the time.
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  7. Post #23127
    Judge, Jury, & Executioner
    Rusty100's Avatar
    September 2005
    63,873 Posts
    LOTS OF SPECULATION FOR EVERYONE

    Edited:


    Occam's razor yo, indoctrination theory is full of holes and a much simpler explanation is that Bioware is just straight up wack at writing a coherent story sometimes
    yeah its a legit ending. casey basically just got too big headed and decided his amazing ending didnt need any peer review

    Edited:

    I thought I wasn't going to like Vega but he owns. Freddie Prinze Jr really sells the voice acting most of the time.
    he's funny and he seems like a real person to me
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  8. Post #23128
    HUGE RACIST
    TH89's Avatar
    January 2005
    16,348 Posts
    I like how our user titles are strangely complementary
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  9. Post #23129
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  10. Post #23130
    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    Dennab
    January 2006
    5,457 Posts
    ive literally never been flamed by a geth pyro
    Annoying thing is that if you're a close combat/mid range class you end up prioritising Pyros over Hunters since they can shoot through walls, barricades and all kinds of other fucked up hax. Then you suddenly get shot in the ass by a hunter that flanks you.
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  11. Post #23131
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    JeanLuc761's Avatar
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    Annoying thing is that if you're a close combat/mid range class you end up prioritising Pyros over Hunters since they can shoot through walls, barricades and all kinds of other fucked up hax. Then you suddenly get shot in the ass by a hunter that flanks you.
    I don't know what shotgun the Hunters have, but christ it's powerful. Unless I'm playing Krogan, 2-3 quick shots is all it takes.
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  12. Post #23132
    I thought I wasn't going to like Vega but he owns. Freddie Prinze Jr really sells the voice acting most of the time.
    First play-through I disliked him so much I neglected him throughout the game. I mean come on, he even comes from New Jersey.
    But I'm on my second playthrough of ME3 and I decided to finally talk to him some and he really isn't that bad.

    Edited:

    He should've had a crew cut, not a damn mohawk.
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  13. Post #23133
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    February 2010
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    I don't know what shotgun the Hunters have, but christ it's powerful. Unless I'm playing Krogan, 2-3 quick shots is all it takes.
    Geth Plasma Shotgun.
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  14. Post #23134
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    January 2009
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    I would have like to see a movie or anime about Anderson or Hackett, like more detail about Anderson's rejection from Specter status, ect ect.
    If you want a movie on Hackett, go watch Starship Troopers
    Hackett's back-story is essentially a huge reference to it

    Edited:

    That said, I do want a movie on Hackett
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  15. Post #23135
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    November 2009
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    And the first ME book Revelations is all about Anderson getting rejected from Spectre status. Not a bad read really.
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  16. Post #23136
        Synthetic-Joker and EDI get tiny geth babies   

    Edited:

       They overthrow the galaxy and that's the plot for ME4   
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  17. Post #23137
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    December 2010
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    Does anybody know if shooting a Ravager's swarm sacks deal more damage to it?
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  18. Post #23138
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    May 2008
    19,051 Posts
    Does anybody know if shooting a Ravager's swarm sacks deal more damage to it?
    Pretty sure it doesn't. Because you're not even supposed to shoot those.

    Edited:

    They're built to last man, APEX PREDATOR KILLING MACHINES MOTHAFUCKA!
    Actually the Krogan are built more like a prey species.
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  19. Post #23139
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    Devodiere's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Actually the Krogan are built more like a prey species.
    They have characteristics of both. Redundant organs for example would never be seen in a solely prey animal because once you are caught or injured, nothing will save you. Redundant organs would mean they fight things that fight back and need to survive once they have their food.

    Redundant organs themselves are an odd concept so it could go either way. At the very least you have the need for a lot of fighting, probably against things that aren't completely overwhelming. Would've thought with enough of a fight most predators would leave you alone, but it is Tuchanka.
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  20. Post #23140
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    February 2010
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    They have characteristics of both. Redundant organs for example would never be seen in a solely prey animal because once you are caught or injured, nothing will save you. Redundant organs would mean they fight things that fight back and need to survive once they have their food.

    Redundant organs themselves are an odd concept so it could go either way. At the very least you have the need for a lot of fighting, probably against things that aren't completely overwhelming. Would've thought with enough of a fight most predators would leave you alone, but it is Tuchanka.
    Well according to the Codex, the number 1 cause of death on Tuchanka before the invention of gunpowder was "Eaten by predator"
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  21. Post #23141
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    Devodiere's Avatar
    November 2009
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    Well according to the Codex, the number 1 cause of death on Tuchanka before the invention of gunpowder was "Eaten by predator"
    They can have predators and still have prey. How else would a Krogan die though, old age?
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  22. Post #23142
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    Zezibesh's Avatar
    May 2008
    19,051 Posts
    They can have predators and still have prey. How else would a Krogan die though, old age?
    I don't think there's a single Krogan in canon that has died of old age. Okeer was about 1k years old and showed no signs of slowng.
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  23. Post #23143
    Quite so, ol' chap.
    Dominicus's Avatar
    December 2011
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    Javik is a bro.
    Silly Javik. Kaiden doesn't outrank the Commander.
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  24. Post #23144
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    GetBent's Avatar
    August 2006
    6,970 Posts
    I don't think there's a single Krogan in canon that has died of old age. Okeer was about 1k years old and showed no signs of slowng.
    I'm pretty sure he was much older than 1000. Him and Wrex were around during the Krogan Rebellions weren't they? That makes them at least 1400+.
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  25. Post #23145
    Mr. Scorpio's Avatar
    May 2010
    11,297 Posts
    Silly Javik. Kaiden doesn't outrank the Commander.
    Kaiden doesn't outrank the janitor. He's just so boring that most people don't notice he's there.

    The perfect Spectre.
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  26. Post #23146
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    August 2006
    6,970 Posts
    Isn't Kaidan a Major? That's a higher rank than both of the possible "Commander" ranks.
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  27. Post #23147
    Quite so, ol' chap.
    Dominicus's Avatar
    December 2011
    4,040 Posts
    Isn't Kaidan a Major? That's a higher rank than both of the possible "Commander" ranks.
    I assumed he was also promoted to Luitenant-Commander (like Ashley) and would just be outranked by Shepard's Commander rank.

    But seeing as he is a Major he does outrank Shepard.
    Save for the fact that Shepard is the first Human spectre and part of N7. Which puts him/her way higher.
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  28. Post #23148
    #lmao #owned
    Hamsterjuice's Avatar
    January 2009
    4,587 Posts
    finished the game
    not sure why they didn't use the original ending i read about, it seems like they went out of their way to make it retarded
    still enjoyed the game a decent amount though, welp guess i'll wait for the 'real' ending
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  29. Post #23149
    Quite so, ol' chap.
    Dominicus's Avatar
    December 2011
    4,040 Posts
    finished the game
    not sure why they didn't use the original ending i read about, it seems like they went out of their way to make it retarded
    still enjoyed the game a decent amount though, welp guess i'll wait for the 'real' ending
    Lack of time. They postphoned it once already and didn't dare do it again.
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  30. Post #23150
    Ask me about my 'female train' fetish.
    Dennab
    January 2006
    5,457 Posts
    Does anybody know if shooting a Ravager's swarm sacks deal more damage to it?
    Destroying all 4 in one hit will insta-kill it. I.e. frag grenade, etc.
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  31. Post #23151
    #lmao #owned
    Hamsterjuice's Avatar
    January 2009
    4,587 Posts
    Lack of time. They postphoned it once already and didn't dare do it again.
    i hope they scrap everything after    shepard ascends into the ceiling?    
    i think everything up until that point was ok
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  32. Post #23152
    Quite so, ol' chap.
    Dominicus's Avatar
    December 2011
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    i hope they scrap everything after    sheperd ascends into the ceiling?    
    i think everything up until that point was ok
    They should start from the point where he/she got hit.
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  33. Post #23153
    #lmao #owned
    Hamsterjuice's Avatar
    January 2009
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    They should start from the point where he/she got hit.
    i didn't mind the    confrontation with the illusive man   , it's    talking to the spectral kid that is the crucible? and everything following that    that i thought was amazingly dumb
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  34. Post #23154
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    November 2009
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    Isn't Kaidan a Major? That's a higher rank than both of the possible "Commander" ranks.
    Well traditionally naval forces don't have the rank of Major but assuming he got it somehow, it's still lower than Commander and Shep's proper rank of Captain given he was never promoted after moving from XO to Spectre Captain.

    Asume Shep is retired and retains his rank, but is still on active duty in other branches that do not have ranks, so he keeps his last rank. Maybe also a nod to James Bond previously being in the Royal Navy and also retaining the rank Commander despite moving to intelligence.
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  35. Post #23155
    Original 300 elitist.
    MiX-A's Avatar
    January 2005
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  36. Post #23156
    mikester112's Avatar
    May 2010
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    "Heh, heh, heh."
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  37. Post #23157
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  38. Post #23158
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    February 2006
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    -video-
    Oh god that was great.
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  39. Post #23159
    milktree's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,252 Posts
    "We're dropping you into a hot zone. No time for aerial bombardment"
    " shuttle on final approach, get to the LZ!


    *map is inside of a reactor*
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  40. Post #23160
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    Alliance military ranks are just confusing. It's a bizarre combination of Marine and Navy rankings.

    ENLISTED

    Serviceman 3rd Class/Private 2nd Class
    Serviceman 2nd Class/Private 1st Class
    Serviceman 1st Class/Corporal

    NCOs
    Service Chief
    Gunnery Chief
    Operations Chief

    OFFICERS
    2nd Lieutenant
    1st Lieutenant
    Staff Lieutenant
    Lieutenant Commander
    Staff Commander
    Captain/Major
    Rear Admiral/General
    Admiral
    Fleet Admiral

    So Shepard and Kaiden are equal in ranks. Shepard's a Captain in the Alliance Navy and Kaiden's a major in the Alliance Marines.
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