1. Post #41
    Sherd Red's Avatar
    September 2011
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    Oh god this is going to be worse then the one they did for Halo.
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  2. Post #42
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    July 2011
    26 Posts
    There's plenty of reasons people bitch about this.

    - Bioware is milking the franchise to the bones. Comics, iPhone spin-offs, novels, and now Animes.
    - James Vega is an annoying shitty character that looks straight out of Jersey Shore (I wish I still didn't know about this show)
    - It's anime based on a western game. This rarely turns out well.
    - Mass Effect 3 is just generally a massive letdown and having Bioware milking the franchise like that just sounds like a desperate attempt at catching the fall.
    I quite enjoyed the novels. They gave more back story to why shit went down that wasn't explained as much as it should have in-game.
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  3. Post #43
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    I thought James was an alright character. there was really nothing special about him at all though.
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  4. Post #44
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    September 2011
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    I quite enjoyed the novels. They gave more back story to why shit went down that wasn't explained as much as it should have in-game.
    Heh, never said the novels were awful or anything, but they are undeniably part of Bioware's attempt at milking the fuck out of the franchise.

    It's also quite depressing the writing team itself couldn't describe key events enough on their own and had to rely on external novelists to do the job for them.

    Edited:

    I thought James was an alright character. there was really nothing special about him at all though.
    Well yeah that's the problem, he's just a bag of muscles who's here to justify having more squad mates.

    But at least the anime will be about an uninteresting secondary character, so even if it fucks up (which it probably will because animes about video games are generally more miss than hit) it will just screw up a character no one really cared about in the first place.

  5. Post #45
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    July 2005
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    Why didn't they focus the series on a cool character

    Like Garrus, Legion, Mordin, or Thane.
    Zaeed Massani miniseries.
    Everything is narrated in retrospect, by Zaeed, as he sits on a pile of corpses consisting of everyone else in the episode.
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  6. Post #46
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    January 2009
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    I thought all the people screaming
    'MASS EFFECT 3 WAS HORRIBLE'
    were just feeling bad about the endings and the game in comparison to the original (I haven't played ME3 myself, fyi.)
    But this... This is...
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  7. Post #47
    ADT
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    January 2010
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    oi Shepard-sensei


    you're such a baka gainjin, udina
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  8. Post #48
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    September 2005
    2,753 Posts
    Um... okay?

  9. Post #49
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
    14,820 Posts
    It may have some potential
    I'm okay with this, but I'd prefer it if it was western style animation
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  10. Post #50
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    March 2012
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    Heh, never said the novels were awful or anything, but they are undeniably part of Bioware's attempt at milking the fuck out of the franchise.

    It's also quite depressing the writing team itself couldn't describe key events enough on their own and had to rely on external novelists to do the job for them.

    Edited:



    Well yeah that's the problem, he's just a bag of muscles who's here to justify having more squad mates.

    But at least the anime will be about an uninteresting secondary character, so even if it fucks up (which it probably will because animes about video games are generally more miss than hit) it will just screw up a character no one really cared about in the first place.
    Well....that's just your opinion, man.
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  11. Post #51
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    February 2012
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    Oh god this is going to be worse then the one they did for Halo.
    Origins was okay
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  12. Post #52
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    August 2008
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    I have obtained the script for this cartoon.

    James is on mission.

    College dies/gets injured causing crisis of confidence.

    He gets sent to hunt down a macguffin, stopping every so often to look sad and dramatic.

    After a long and tedious amount of searching, including a scene where they discover there is a traitor in their ranks, he calms down and feels better thanks to some "hot chick" who teaches him to "believe in himself."

    Shock horror, traitor was his best freind or someone else similarly close to him.

    Sad moment, he shoots his freind/college/previously aforementioned "hot chick".

    He finds macguffin and world is saved! But at what cost? DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!

    Edited:

    Hold on, I forgot to mention the overly exaggerated love scene at the mid point which is about as deep and complex as a paddling pool for the short bus passengers.
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  13. Post #53
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    August 2006
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    I didn't care about Vega before, and I still don't care. Why should I start now? fookin animu (secretly like animu tho)
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  14. Post #54
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    August 2006
    9,818 Posts
    Origins was okay
    except it wasn't, the high point was odd man out and that was supposed to be stupid.


    My head exploded from the sheer stupidity of the forerunner backstory.

  15. Post #55
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    September 2005
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    Studio IG... Nty
    Funanimation... Nty
    Plus uninteresting main character

    I might watch the first episode just to affirm to myself that it's not worth watching.
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  16. Post #56
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    July 2006
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    Ah! Tari-Chan!
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  17. Post #57
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    June 2008
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    Studio IG... Nty
    Funanimation... Nty
    Plus uninteresting main character

    I might watch the first episode just to affirm to myself that it's not worth watching.
    Wait did you just diss production IG? The people that fucking animated ghost in the shell that inspired shit like deus ex? The production IG that is almost always 10+ years infront of all other companies in terms of animation techniques and using 3D in it?

    Edited:

    This will/is most likely be written and storyboarded by bioware, not production IG.
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  18. Post #58
    Valor
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    September 2008
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    Ah! Tari-Chan!
    Shepadu senseii is so sugoiiii!!!
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  19. Post #59
    Judging people just because of their avatars/titles is RETARDED
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    March 2011
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    The only good one in my opinion was the Halo one.

    The worst was the dead-space one with shitty CGI.

    I wonder if it will be like Dead-space, ill laugh my ass off if it is.

  20. Post #60
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    September 2005
    2,120 Posts
    Wait did you just diss production IG? The people that fucking animated ghost in the shell that inspired shit like deus ex? The production IG that is almost always 10+ years infront of all other companies in terms of animation techniques and using 3D in it?

    Edited:

    This will/is most likely be written and storyboarded by bioware, not production IG.
    For every Ghost in a shell quality anime from IG, there's a something like guilty crown.

    Sure if the director from Ghost was part of the project I'd be confident.

  21. Post #61
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    December 2005
    2,840 Posts
    I'd be more interested in something about Thane prior to him teaming with Shepard
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  22. Post #62
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    June 2008
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    For every Ghost in a shell quality anime from IG, there's a something like guilty crown.

    Sure if the director from Ghost was part of the project I'd be confident.
    I'm not talking about how good the story and the storyboard is, but from the technical standpoint, the story and the storyboard is in biowares hands so we know this will be shit.

  23. Post #63

    January 2012
    88 Posts
    this is as bad as making a children's novel about zaeed massani
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  24. Post #64
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
    14,820 Posts
    For every Ghost in a shell quality anime from IG, there's a something like guilty crown.

    Sure if the director from Ghost was part of the project I'd be confident.
    4chan's mecha section loves guilty crown
    I hate it, it reminds of me shit like code geass (which granted still had some cool moments but the majority was embarrassing to watch)

    And WHAT THE FUCK is up with that J-Pop
    Seriously man? Seriously...

  25. Post #65
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    July 2007
    6,098 Posts
    James Vega, the worst character of the trilogy, gets his own movie. Wow.

    Edited:

    Bioware is milking the franchise to the bones. Comics, iPhone spin-offs, novels, and now Animes.
    - James Vega is an annoying shitty character that looks straight out of Jersey Shore (I wish I still didn't know about this show)
    - It's anime based on a western game. This rarely turns out well.
    - Mass Effect 3 is just generally a massive letdown and having Bioware milking the franchise like that just sounds like a desperate attempt at catching the fall.
    I like the expanded stuff. I want them to milk it because it's a fucking incredible universe they've created. I'm reading the first novel right now and I'm really enjoying it alongside ME3.

    James Vega sucks, why not have a movie about Garrus or Thane or the fucking Protheans or something more interesting than Neanderpig.

  26. Post #66
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    February 2011
    4,729 Posts
    Play ME3.
    Bandwagon, woohooo!
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  27. Post #67
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    May 2008
    19,010 Posts
    James Vega, the worst characters of the trilogy, gets his own movie. Wow.
    There are much worse characters like Kaidan. Vega was pretty cool despite his appearance in my opinion.

    Bandwagon, woohooo!
    "His opinion is in tune with the majority, he must be bandwagoning!"
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  28. Post #68
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    August 2011
    267 Posts
    I-I've had enough of your snide insinuations, baka!
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  29. Post #69
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    September 2008
    6,006 Posts
    Zaeed Massani miniseries.
    Everything is narrated in retrospect, by Zaeed, as he sits on a pile of corpses consisting of everyone else in the episode.
    It'd be like those old TV shows where the new character always dies the first episode he's introduced, except Zaeed would be the only constant since everyone he commands always gets killed. Actually, I'd watch that.
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  30. Post #70
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    April 2008
    2,700 Posts
    "Hara Hara Hara Baka! Loco-Chan desu-ne"
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  31. Post #71
    lady godiva's giant vaginas
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    May 2005
    1,860 Posts
    I bet if he gets embarrassed a huge drop of water will appear in front of his face. Drought solved.
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  32. Post #72
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    December 2009
    5,573 Posts
    Bandwagon, woohooo!
    Bioware are pretty mediocre when it comes to creating a decent storyline and you must be blind if you don't see how terrible the animations are.
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  33. Post #73
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    September 2006
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    On the bright side the oversaturation and shoddy handling of the Mass Effect brand has pretty much destroyed interest in anything Mass Effect related so EA can't exploit any more money from me, shame the first game was one of my all time favourites.
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  34. Post #74
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    July 2009
    2,629 Posts
    Of all the people in the fucking Mass Effect universe to do an anime about...


    YOU GO FOR JAMES VEGA?

    Jesus... Kai Leng was at least asian.
    Kai Leng would be better suited for an anime IMHO

  35. Post #75
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    June 2010
    4,464 Posts
    no anime about mordin and his special ops?


    way to shit the bed there.
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  36. Post #76
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    September 2011
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    I thought all the people screaming
    'MASS EFFECT 3 WAS HORRIBLE'
    were just feeling bad about the endings and the game in comparison to the original (I haven't played ME3 myself, fyi.)
    But this... This is...
    Mass Effect 3 is actually more of a disappointment compared to the second game for the most part. The second game is recognized as superior gameplay-wise while the original game is generally praised for better RPG elements. As for the story, it's either same quality or slightly better in ME2.

    Problem with ME3 is that it does nothing better than the other games. It does bring back some RPG elements but at the same time they fail at balancing the combat system, which becomes so much of a clusterfuck and sometimes is just downright Gears Of War level of simplicity. The scriptwriting is awful and the more it goes, the more it sounds like Bioware didn't give two shits anymore. Most of the cutscenes are either failed or screwed up by glitches like non-existent characters, 180 degrees head twisting, people not looking at each other when talking, lack of facial expression or character spazzing.

    The games does nothing better than the other games and in the end instead of being a game ending a series on a very high note like what it was supposed to be it's a mediocre/average game that barely measures to the other titles and doesn't feel like an achievement in overall.
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  37. Post #77
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    That shoe makes about as much sense as the ME3 ending...
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  38. Post #78
    thread killa
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    May 2010
    963 Posts
    I'm not a fan of James Vega because the bulk of his dialogue is him being utterly clueless on behalf of people who are new to the series and its lore or can't remember anything about it. He doesn't come off as particularly deep or interesting in the game compared to who he's rubbing shoulders with, but I don't loathe him to the same degree as other members of the crew.

    Not sure what giving him an animated short/series/anthology/whatever is about though, enough of what little character Vega has exists in media outside ME3 as it is.

    this is as bad as making a children's novel about zaeed massani
    That would be goddamn amazing.

  39. Post #79
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    November 2010
    2,891 Posts

    That shoe makes about as much sense as the ME3 ending...
    Why in all anime the characters are bland, but the backgrounds are scenery porn?
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  40. Post #80
    My FaVoRiTe CoLoR <3
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    Shepard, I...
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