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Old November 7 2012, 03:40 PM   #1756
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Re: Mass Effect 3

It seems today is "N7 Day" and while normally wouldn't pay much mind to such a transparent marketing gimmick, the first look at the female Turian from the upcoming Omega DLC rather grabbed my attention. Of course as with the Krogan females they've cheated and given her a hood that obscures most of her head.

Also, unless I'm mistaken it looks like they've given her breast, which if I remember the lore correctly, Turians aren't supposed to have, correct? Oh and as expected, it looks like Aria will be a vanguard.

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Looks like I spoke too soon about them cheating! My bad.



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Old November 8 2012, 10:32 AM   #1757
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I can't help but feel....underwhelmed by this.

No squadmates, no hub world, more Cerberus. I think this has become a 'watch on You Tube' job.

Oh well, hopes move on to the Citadel DLC I guess.
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Old November 8 2012, 10:44 AM   #1758
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ME3 is the only Bioware game I haven't bothered getting the DLC for. That ending just rendered the whole enterprise utterly pointless
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Old November 8 2012, 02:22 PM   #1759
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Re: Mass Effect 3

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No squadmates, no hub world, more Cerberus. I think this has become a 'watch on You Tube' job.
So... just like Lair of the Shadow Broker?

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ME3 is the only Bioware game I haven't bothered getting the DLC for. That ending just rendered the whole enterprise utterly pointless
Well, the DLC is pre-ending, so you can't blame any pointlessness on that. Being pointless because it's pre-ending, that I could support (since I believe the same thing). But there's no way to connect the ending to the pointlessness of this.
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Old November 8 2012, 02:29 PM   #1760
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ME3 is the only Bioware game I haven't bothered getting the DLC for. That ending just rendered the whole enterprise utterly pointless
I have to agree, but it's not just the ending that makes me not want to play ME3 again. The amount of boring fetch quests and lack of hub worlds to hang out on make it highly unappealing to play outside of MP matches, which is a shame, because they finally nailed the combat and RPG mechanics. If someone could remake ME1 and ME2 with ME3's engine and gameplay mechanics, then I'd play those all the time.
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Old November 8 2012, 02:41 PM   #1761
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I can't help but feel....underwhelmed by this.

No squadmates, no hub world, more Cerberus. I think this has become a 'watch on You Tube' job.

Oh well, hopes move on to the Citadel DLC I guess.
Yeah, I was hoping that the female Turian would end up being a permanent squadmate. With Ash/Kaiden and Tali arriving so late in the game it'd be nice to have a little more variety. Also disappointing that you can't bring your own squadmates along as I thought--given his history with Omega--having Garrus along for this mission would be a no-brainer. I'll still be getting it though.

As for watching it on the youtubes, you already can...a bit.


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First off, as I've said many many times in this thread: I hated the way the ending was executed. For me, Destroy is still the only sane choice. That being said, Leviathan was *VERY* good. Like 'Lair of the Shadow Broker' good. Indeed, if it had been a part of the game at launch, the ending wouldn't have been *quite* as bad. Omega looks to be at least as good if not better, so I'm in. I can put aside the badness of the ending if it means I get to keep playing as my Shepard.

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No squadmates, no hub world, more Cerberus. I think this has become a 'watch on You Tube' job.
So... just like Lair of the Shadow Broker?
Well to be fair the Broker's ship was sort of a mini-hub with the random resource drops, investment missions (rubbish though they were), the secret files and vid footage all provided at least some post-mission content. So yeah, it'd be nice if you could revisit Omega after retaking it from Cerberus.

...on the other hand if they did make it a mini-hub, all you'd get is a new set of war asset fetch quests...oh well.

P.S. I am now a very happy bunny since my N7 loyalty pack contained a 'Harrier I'...FINALLY! I've wanted to use that weapon since it came out and until yesterday, it was the *only* Ultra Rare I didn't have.
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Old November 8 2012, 04:36 PM   #1762
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So... just like Lair of the Shadow Broker?
Well, apart from the Shadow Broker's lair becoming a mini-hub, Cerberus not being the antagonists, and you being able to take squad members, yeah, just the same.....
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Old November 8 2012, 05:44 PM   #1763
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So... just like Lair of the Shadow Broker?
Well, apart from the Shadow Broker's lair becoming a mini-hub, Cerberus not being the antagonists, and you being able to take squad members, yeah, just the same.....
I thought Lair made you use Liara as your squad mate, that you didn't get to pick? I could be remembering wrong, though.
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Old November 8 2012, 07:03 PM   #1764
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Liara was a squadmate, you could choose the second squadmate.
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Old November 8 2012, 07:07 PM   #1765
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So... just like Lair of the Shadow Broker?
Well, apart from the Shadow Broker's lair becoming a mini-hub, Cerberus not being the antagonists, and you being able to take squad members, yeah, just the same.....
Even if it is Cerberus, at least we'll be getting to face at least two new enemies (one of them a reaper husk), which is more than you can say for any other DLC to date.
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Old November 8 2012, 08:26 PM   #1766
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So... just like Lair of the Shadow Broker?
Well, apart from the Shadow Broker's lair becoming a mini-hub, Cerberus not being the antagonists, and you being able to take squad members, yeah, just the same.....
I thought Lair made you use Liara as your squad mate, that you didn't get to pick? I could be remembering wrong, though.
No, you're right, Liara is imposed, but that's fine. Liara's not a new squad mate coming out of left field at the eleventh hour. She should have been in the game to begin with.

Plus, you get to pick the second squad member to accompany you. With Omega, you choose literally nothing. Aria is imposed on you, the female Turian is imposed on you. There's not even any Normandy.
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Old November 20 2012, 10:07 PM   #1767
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Old November 22 2012, 03:43 AM   #1768
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I'm sick of hearing that the ending ruins the game.

It's a weak ending but it doesn't ruin the most addictive three games of the PS3/360/Wii gen.
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Old November 22 2012, 04:40 AM   #1769
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I'm sick of hearing that the ending ruins the game.

It's a weak ending but it doesn't ruin the most addictive three games of the PS3/360/Wii gen.
Well, ME3 doesn't have the kind of replay value of the previous two games due to its sidequest implementation, so the weak ending eliminates a lot of the incentive to replay the game.
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Old November 22 2012, 05:56 AM   #1770
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I'm sick of hearing that the ending ruins the game.

It's a weak ending but it doesn't ruin the most addictive three games of the PS3/360/Wii gen.
Well, ME3 doesn't have the kind of replay value of the previous two games due to its sidequest implementation, so the weak ending eliminates a lot of the incentive to replay the game.
Exactly, despite the Extended Cut helping to fix some of the issues, the damage was done by the original and the EC was a treatment, not a cure. ME1 and ME2 had these great endings you wanted to see and they would push you forward into either playing the next game or replaying. Mass Effect 3, just doesn't have that. It's too bad.
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