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Old February 25 2013, 01:37 AM   #1921
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Re: Mass Effect 3

Thwe ME3 ending was flawed and a bit of a let down, but it wasn't indescribably terrible as it's made out to be. Frankly, I was more sad that the series was over and I wouldn't be able to continue the story of Shepard than anything else.

With regards to Mass Effect DLC, I don't mind the $15 price tag so much because it's the type of single player DLC I want to see. As oppossed to the multiplayer maps and skins we usually get, I prefer single player DLC with high production values like MAss Effect and Bioware deliver.

Can't wait!!
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Old February 25 2013, 03:16 AM   #1922
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Sigh. I never got any of ME3's DLC. It's a pity really that this DLC sounds like something I actually want to try. I love the Citadel, the potential to see unseen characters from previous games is intriguing, and more romance is something this gamer likes. Still, that last act just kills it.
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Old February 25 2013, 03:47 AM   #1923
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I think the bigger disappointment with ME3 wasn't the ending, it was the fact your decisions in previous games had no impact on the plot.

But none of that is bad enough that it ruins anything about the series or the previous games. I see it as more of a missed opportunity to make the series even better.

Right now I'm in the middle of a second playthrough with a Femshep. I'm trying to make it a renegade game but in ME1 you have to be really evil to get any renegade points. Execute this enemy collaborator? +2 Renegade. Don't murder these innocent people for no reason? +20 Paragon.

This is meant as a playthrough of all three games over a long period of time since I didn't carry over data between games my first time through. Right now I'm toward the end of ME1. But believe me the council is going to die.
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Old February 25 2013, 04:05 AM   #1924
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^ Before Mass Effect 3 came out, I'd let the council die almost every time I played (which is a lot of playthroughs) For some reason after playing Mass Effect 3, it seemed like the council being around was better. Maybe because they had been such blind, ignorant fools in the first two games, I wanted for them to have to see the price of their poor decisions.

Since I save them more often now, I just punish them by hanging up on them a lot in Mass Effect 1.
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Old February 25 2013, 04:17 AM   #1925
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^ Before Mass Effect 3 came out, I'd let the council die almost every time I played (which is a lot of playthroughs) For some reason after playing Mass Effect 3, it seemed like the council being around was better. Maybe because they had been such blind, ignorant fools in the first two games, I wanted for them to have to see the price of their poor decisions.

Since I save them more often now, I just punish them by hanging up on them a lot in Mass Effect 1.
I usually save the council because in my first no save import of Mass Effect 2 where they die as default very few if any of the various aliens were happy about the new status quo at least in the save the council version any resentment towards humanity is cancelled out by saving the council's ass.
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Old February 25 2013, 04:21 AM   #1926
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^ Not all resentment, there was still anti human sentiment. Angry about humans taking on a larger C-Sec role, Joram Talheed and you'll never win over the batarians.
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Old February 25 2013, 11:04 PM   #1927
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And the Reckoning trailer is up.


I'm assuming the male Turian isn't a new kit and is just there to show off the new female one. I mean we already have five (?) male Turians, no need to waste a kit on a sixth. It seems the Talon mercenary is a human and the armour looks to be (mostly) derived from Zaeed's. They even game it his colours; a nice touch. He also appears to be sporting the M7 Lancer, which is indeed a re-skinned Avenger. One hopes it packs a little more punch.

Not sure what the point of the Alliance Infiltration Unit is. I mean, unless the Geth are loading themselves into Alliance built mechs it can't be a fully independent AI, can it? I suppose it could be VI operated, but that doesn't seem right from a lore perspective. If security mechs are any measure, those things aren't terribly bright. I'm going to make a guess and predict that it'll be sporting Cloak, Energy Matrix and either Overload or Sabotage.

The blue-eyed collector looks interesting. It could just be a new enemy, but I'm wondering if it could possibly be a Leviathan dominated unit? If so I wonder what it's power set might be? Deployable seeker swarm? An ability to regenerate health? Grenades of some type? ...Dominate?
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Old February 25 2013, 11:37 PM   #1928
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^ Not all resentment, there was still anti human sentiment. Angry about humans taking on a larger C-Sec role,
Yeah but if you save the council it's not as bad and they aren't apparently on the verge of a species was or something. Plus the Turians get more chummy with humanity if you save the council

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Meh, screw that guy he's an asshole.

and you'll never win over the batarians.
Well the Batarians probably aren't well though of in general by anyone either.
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Old February 26 2013, 12:55 AM   #1929
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I'm wondering if it could possibly be a Leviathan dominated unit?
It is. Some of the BW devs confirmed it in the demo stream earlier. It's a Leviathan-controlled Collector Captain.
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Old February 28 2013, 05:25 AM   #1930
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I suppose it could be VI operated, but that doesn't seem right from a lore perspective.
In Multiplayer, the lore goes right out the window, achieves escape velocity, and is burnt to a crisp in the Sun's corona.
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Old February 28 2013, 12:20 PM   #1931
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Yeah, I read the description and it says they're using actual "quantum blue box" AIs released under special council dispensation. Either way they're not going to be as powerful as EDI as she never exists entierly in the synthetic body, which is itself more or less a remotely operated platform.

I don't have a problem with it per se, but it would be nice if it was in some way addressed in the SP narrative somewhere. Even if it's just a news bulletin. Same goes for the return of the Collectors. I mean did we not wipe them out? Were there other ships out there in the galaxy when we hit their base? How many did they even have? We know two were destroyed around the same time, so there must have at least been a third. Plus of course according the the Awakened Collector description they're mostly dead now because of the Leviathans...so how are they still an enemy? Not sure I like the idea of them as independently thinking awakened protheans though. I mean what kind of mind of it's own could a creature like they still have? It's the product of centuries of genetic and cyber-engineering plus 50,000 years of cloned generations. They should just be puppets of Leviathan instead of Harbinger.

Anyway, I am having fun with the new infiltrator. The repair mode is a lifesaver! The Geth Jugg is fun too. I mean how can you not like being able to get point blank with an Atlas and rip it apart?

Not really liking the Talon Merc, but they may be because I didn't spec it right. Still waiting to unlock the female Turian and the new Krogan, which were the two I was mostly interested in. Typical.
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Old March 2 2013, 11:35 PM   #1932
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Hey does anyone know how compatible the Mass Effect trilogy is with the DLC content for Mass Effect 2 and 3?
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Old March 3 2013, 03:51 AM   #1933
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Hey does anyone know how compatible the Mass Effect trilogy is with the DLC content for Mass Effect 2 and 3?
My understanding is that they're the exact same discs as the original retail releases (which is why the PS3 version has the DLC that shipped with that version of the game, while the PC and 360 versions don't). So they should be completely compatible.
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Old March 3 2013, 05:01 AM   #1934
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Hey does anyone know how compatible the Mass Effect trilogy is with the DLC content for Mass Effect 2 and 3?
My understanding is that they're the exact same discs as the original retail releases (which is why the PS3 version has the DLC that shipped with that version of the game, while the PC and 360 versions don't). So they should be completely compatible.
Oh, good.
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Old March 4 2013, 06:35 PM   #1935
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Citadel Trailer

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, tonight’s performance is brought to you by Random Acts of Violence!"

Looking good. Definite purchase tomorrow.
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