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Old November 22 2012, 10:22 AM   #1771
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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.
I'm sick of passive aggressive comments on the internet about things that are entirely subjective, but I guess we'll both just have to deal with it.
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Old November 22 2012, 02:29 PM   #1772
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^Also notice how nobody was actually talking about the ending until he brought it up again? Nice.

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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.
For me the only thing that really hampers the replayability is the overtly linear structure. On the one hand, sure, it's a war story so certain things have to happen in order. I just wish you didn't have to wait until two thirds of the way through the game to get Tali and Ash/Kaiden. I'm honestly not bothered about the side missions. I mean the ones in ME1 were very generic and forgettable while the ones in ME2 were mostly just novelties. Which, yes is still better than the fetch quests, but I just don't miss them as much.

As it stands there's plenty of gameplay to be had just from the main missions and the optional assignments (Grissom Academy, Asari monastery etc.)
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Old November 23 2012, 01:52 AM   #1773
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I'm sick of hearing that the ending ruins the game.
I'm sick of hearing that as well. Doesn't make it any less true, though. Probably more productive (if only slightly) to take it up with EA/Bioware rather than blaming the messengers.
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Old November 23 2012, 08:47 AM   #1774
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For the record I don't actually believe the ending "ruins" the game and that's not what I said. It ruins my motivation to revisit the series, but it doesn't change the fact that I loved the entire trilogy and still do, despite the issues.

Sorta don't like having words put in my mouth then getting a snarky comment for saying them.
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Old November 23 2012, 01:33 PM   #1775
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Trilogy? What trilogy? There's only the one Mass Effect game, just like there's only one Matrix movie.
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Old November 23 2012, 02:37 PM   #1776
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Old November 26 2012, 05:22 PM   #1777
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And then along came a trailer.
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Old November 26 2012, 07:27 PM   #1778
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I'm excited about the expansion. I'm going to try to go slowly through the experience - I finished Leviathan all in one sitting and while it was fun, it was over too quickly.

I may also try to finish off the game again after completing Omega - after doing the Leviathan and Omega expansions I am hopeful I'll be able to make it to level 60 and get that achievement. Although I cringe thinking about trying to survive that last battle again.
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Old November 26 2012, 07:36 PM   #1779
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Old November 26 2012, 08:44 PM   #1780
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Leviathan should have been the plot to the entire third game. Not that I have an issue with the plot of the third game really, just that Leviathan was that good. I'm really looking forward to Omega but can't get it until next monday, unfortunately.
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Old November 26 2012, 09:45 PM   #1781
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I'm excited about the expansion. I'm going to try to go slowly through the experience - I finished Leviathan all in one sitting and while it was fun, it was over too quickly.

I may also try to finish off the game again after completing Omega - after doing the Leviathan and Omega expansions I am hopeful I'll be able to make it to level 60 and get that achievement. Although I cringe thinking about trying to survive that last battle again.
I really struggled with it the first time around because I kept trying to defeat every enemy (that's what two games worth of behavioural conditioning does to you!) I must have died a dozen times, but it actually became pretty simple once I focused on just staying alive. Short version: kite like a crazy person!

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OK, let's try that again...



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Leviathan should have been the plot to the entire third game. Not that I have an issue with the plot of the third game really, just that Leviathan was that good. I'm really looking forward to Omega but can't get it until next monday, unfortunately.
Actually, I think it would have been better if it was part of Mass Effect 2. I mean the "great mystery" of the Collectors was that they were just left over Prothean husks. Whoopie..? The second game really should have been about finding the origin of the reapers and perhaps ended with the finding of the crucible blueprints.



In other news it looks like they're doing a viral thing again, though this time they have two accounts (Cerberus & the Talons) tweeting simultaneously. Wow, Cerberus's cryptologists are seriously overpaid, they're using a basic Caesar cipher.

First coded message wrote:
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Old November 26 2012, 11:29 PM   #1782
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Yay! It worked! Thanks!
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Old November 27 2012, 03:41 AM   #1783
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Those creatures that were in the last comic look really good in this one.

They are at 0:47
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Old November 27 2012, 06:46 AM   #1784
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So, I just discovered that an Alternate Appearance Pack came out, how did I miss this?
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Old November 27 2012, 06:55 PM   #1785
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^Because I didn't bother posting about it in this thread when it came out?

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Those creatures that were in the last comic look really good in this one.

They are at 0:47
The Adjutant. IIRC it was originally intended to be a part of the reaper forces in the main game, but it had some kind of teleport attack that gave the game engine fits, so it was cut and the concept was recycled for the comic. Nice that they got it in in the end.
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