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Old June 24 2014, 08:06 AM   #2956
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I'm trying to get some Mass Effect 2 in when I can find the time (which I usually can't at the moment) in preparation of my definitive, penultimate (yeah, right, I don't even believe it myself ) Mass Effect 3 playthrough.

Incredibly, seeing the spouse play Mass Effect 3 gave me the hots for that game, even though I didn't enjoy it as much as its predecessors back when I first played it.
Coincidentlally i found ME2 the weakest of the series.. you basically run around assembling your team for 80% of the time and the rest is for the main story. It was a good game but i vastly prefer the story of ME1 and ME3.
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Old June 24 2014, 09:13 AM   #2957
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Aaaaaand I beat Uncharted 2...in about a day and a half. I am embracing laziness this week and spending all of my free time playing video games.
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Old June 24 2014, 10:00 AM   #2958
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^The game "ends" with you sacrificing one of the two friends you have with you over the course of the game seemingly for no reason, destroying a battleship attacking your carrier.

Your carrier presumably then sails on into the Suez Canal to make a last stand against the attacking Chinese/Russian invasion force.

But the actual war, the final assault, none of it happens, you just get the end credits with an audio file of the two characters talking prior to the mission.

It's a very abrupt ending that leaves everything unresolved. The main EA website has had an expansion pack named "Final Stand" as "TBA" for a few weeks now, under Singe player. From the description it basically reads as the final few missions carrying on from the non-ending of the main disc.

So either they didn't have it all finished for the release date, as they rushed the hell out of it thats not suprising. Or it's a Mass Effect situation where the backlash over the unresolved story forced them to make one.
I revisited the ending on YouTube:


I think "Last Stand" is just the last multiplayer expansion pack, like "End Game" was for BF3. That seems reasonable, BF3 had 5 expansion packs as its DLC suite, and it looks to be the same for BF4.

I don't think any more story stuff is coming for this game.
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Old June 25 2014, 01:08 AM   #2959
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That's disappointing. Your post pretty much sums up the major problems with the ending, too much that needed wrapping up that simply wasn't, leaving a lot of it ambigous.

I wasn't exactly expecting one of CoD's 'big damn endings' but I was expecting better closure.

And on that note, currently replaying a run-through of the Modern Warfare trilogy.

And Team Fortress 2 after the Bread update. That game has hit a new low, and that's...not even funny anymore.
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Old June 25 2014, 08:48 AM   #2960
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I don't get why they try to ape COD so heavily in the first place. Their tech pretty much begs for a more open design, with less scripting and more holy shit emergent gameplay. Not this run down a corridor and watch a mo-capped cut-scene shit. I feel like there's an interesting single player experience hiding in there somewhere and they just don't want to try and find it. Something more along the lines of the older Ghost Recon titles, but with destructibility and helicopters.
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Old June 25 2014, 08:58 AM   #2961
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I don't get why they try to ape COD so heavily in the first place. Their tech pretty much begs for a more open design, with less scripting and more holy shit emergent gameplay. Not this run down a corridor and watch a mo-capped cut-scene shit. I feel like there's an interesting single player experience hiding in there somewhere and they just don't want to try and find it. Something more along the lines of the older Ghost Recon titles, but with destructibility and helicopters.
That would be EA's fault, as their first attempt to do it (i.e. Medal of Honor) failed miserably and they're stubbornly, misguidedly trying to get a piece of that CoD pie.

Agreed on all of your points, though, BF singleplayer could be a great (in a Bethesda -like open world, semi-broken-but-in-a-good-way fashion) experience.
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Old June 25 2014, 02:38 PM   #2962
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I don't get why they try to ape COD so heavily in the first place. Their tech pretty much begs for a more open design, with less scripting and more holy shit emergent gameplay. Not this run down a corridor and watch a mo-capped cut-scene shit. I feel like there's an interesting single player experience hiding in there somewhere and they just don't want to try and find it. Something more along the lines of the older Ghost Recon titles, but with destructibility and helicopters.
That sounds fun. I miss quality single player campaigns in FPS games.
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Old June 25 2014, 02:58 PM   #2963
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Yeah, Battlefield is a much better oppertunity to be open world, having multiple objectives on a single map, using transport, destructibility, weapon availabilty etc for it.

They might even choose to do that for BF5 in 2016 but I'm not that hopeful. If Flashpoint wasn't too old to run on my laptop I'd be playing it still.
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Old June 25 2014, 05:03 PM   #2964
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Finished Infamous Second Son. First big game in ages I really got stuck in to.
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Old June 27 2014, 02:55 AM   #2965
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Just beat all three Uncharted games in less than a week!

Now what?
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Old June 27 2014, 06:02 AM   #2966
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^ Beat them on Crushing (if you haven't already).
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Old June 27 2014, 09:55 AM   #2967
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Not even going to try.

I have a hard enough time playing games on Normal.
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Old June 27 2014, 10:21 AM   #2968
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^ Well then never mind.
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Old June 27 2014, 10:24 AM   #2969
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I just got super pumped when I saw the teaser for Uncharted 4, and I was in between games so I decided to replay that series.

1 and 2 were awesome, of course, and I enjoyed 3 a lot more than I did the first time around. Between these and "The Last of Us," Naughty Dog is easily my favorite game developer. I WANT THEM TO MAKE MORE THINGS!
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Old June 27 2014, 10:34 AM   #2970
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My problem is that I have way too many games that I wanna play. I'm now about 8 hours into Final Fantasy X... so I have like 50 hours to go. Then I wanna play FFX-2. And I have more than 20 other games on my stack.

But yeah, ND do make some great games. While they're not as good as the Ratchet & Clank games, I also enjoyed the Jak & Daxter games.
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