QUOTE (Spirit_Master_X @ Apr 29 2012, 12:09 AM)
Sooo...there is a lot of controversy surrounding the ending of ME3. I won't give out too much detail, but why the controversy? Can people not see that the ending sums up the entire game quite well? I won't lie, at first I was confused but I wasn't angry, and I was willing to forgive Bioware for the ending, if it was rushed...simply because ME3 is the most genius story in a video game to date. It actually felt like impending doom...like...there was absolutely nothing you could...all hope was lost. Imagine billions and billions of gigantic ticks swooping down on our universe and harvesting everything! What the people want, is not a explaination, they want a continuation. Bioware is making up for this with more DLC, but in my opinion, they really don't have to. The angry fans are just whiners, end of story.
Not exactly. If anything, people don't want a continuation, but they want an ending that actually makes sense. I can understand that you're okay with the ending, but saying the angry fans are just whiners is a bit shot-sighted, I believe. Not only the ending provides NO explanation as to what happened to your squadmates but it also fails insanely at several other things. Among them...
1. How the heck did the squadmates you had with you at the final rush to the Catalyst suddenly end up in the Normandy?
2. How did the Illusive Man even get to The Citadel before Anderson and Shepard?
3. It was stated earlier in the series that if one of the Mass Relays was destroyed, it would cause an explosion equivalent to a supernova, pretty much wiping out any planets close to it.
4. Pretty much ALL of the races were at Earth at the final battle, and after Shepard activates the Catalyst, they're all still there. And since the Mass Relays are destroyed, that basically means that all those trillions of humans, krogan, salarians, asari, quarian, etc. Were left in the Sol System, where the only habitable planet is Earth, which is pretty fucked up at this point and DEFINETLY has no way of supporting all of those people. Long story short, you defeated the reapers, but condemned half the galaxy to starvation on Planet Earth.
5. Why the hell was Joker running away from the battle? Never once in the game was he depicted as a coward who'd run away from a fight, yet, when the Mass Relays blow up, there he is, light speeding his way out of there.
There's A LOT more to this, but I want to go to sleep for today so i'll just stop it here. Bioware PROMISED that they would wrap up the Mass Effect saga on 3 and that every single decision we made throughout the game would influence our ending. And what did they deliver? The same ending, in three different colors. Truth to be told, I think and HOPE that this was, actually, a decision made up not by Bioware, but instead, by their bosses, EA Games, who still wanted to keep things open-ended so that they can milk this franchise even more.
QUOTE (lato22 @ Apr 29 2012, 01:02 AM)
Look they couldnt get decide what to do with Mass effect, they never did, each game had a differnt system that pissed me off like crazy. I have ME3 and played it about %70 through and im just gonna sell it cause its crap, Bioware has been doing hit and miss with rpg elements in its games for to long for me.
I have no doubt that the ending pisses ppl off, not nearly as much as the storys setup of the 3 games themselves but whatever. ME is a bunch of hipe, just a smelly TURD on your shelve that needs to go. And when they scammed ppl last sec with that costly DLC the SAME day of release I felt cheated cause I already paid for the game. The rushed it and they can go screw themselves!
Uhmm, no. I'm sorry, but I can't really take you seriously if you blatantly state out that the Mass Effect series was shit. The Day-1 DLC was a very dick-ish move, I agree, however, I am willing to ignore that much because I think that it was, as I mentioned above, the idea of some higher up from EA Games. The Mass Effect series was, both in gameplay and in narrative, an amazing creation. They didn't really have, as you claim, a different system for each game. All of the three games were very similar, gameplay-wise. In fact, if anything, I dare say they improved the mechanics with each game they released, without changing it enough so people would feel like they were playing a different game. People would grab their controllers and still feel like they were playing Mass Effect, but now they had more things to use than they had in the previous games. But if there was one thing where the Mass Effect series was amazing, it was narrative. The characters are VERY well developed. They all have very well-defined personalities and you watch some of these people grow and stick with you ever since the very first game. I know several people who played the game and were literally crying when, by example, Mordin or Legion died. Heck, I may not have cried rivers as some people claim to but I definetly felt heart broken when Mordin went up that tower to cure the Genophage...And more, he did so while quoting things he said from the second game, back from when you met him...Bioware is VERY good at creating very emotional and cinematic scenes and they definetly achieved to do that very well in all of the games and Mass Effect 3 was no exception...Except for that god damn ending.