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47. Re: Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2 Nov 13, 2012, 10:40 Creston
briktal wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 09:40:
Quboid wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:20:
Pete wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:10:
Worth it if you find it cheap. Great game with a shitty ending.

What ever happened to them patching the ending?

Before I played it I thought the reaction was ridiculous but wow, they really did stuff that up so badly.

They didn't change the main "pick a color" part of the ending, but I think they added a few lines to try and clarify it. Most of the Extended Cut changes were to the end cinematic to fix some minor issues people pointed out and, in my opinion, retcon out the "everything is screwed" state they left the universe in with the original ending. Joker doesn't look back (since he can't see anything) when flying away from the blast, the Normandy is barely damaged when it lands on the jungle planet, instead of nearly destroyed, so it can take off again, the Mass Relays aren't blown up, they are just "damaged," etc.

The one big thing they did with the Extended Cut was actually make the three endings different (and they created a fourth ending, the option to tell the Reapers to go fuck themselves, which sadly isn't much of an ending since it just ends with a 20 sec cutscene of Liara saying the Reapers wiped us all out, but at least it's in there.)

In the original ending, all three "choices" were the same. Literally the only difference was that the color of the explosion changed. (Bioware bitched about that, saying that is was stupid of people to categorize the endings as "Red, Blue and Green", and then it was discovered that that's actually how the endings are classified by Bioware themselves, as they are called something like red_ending.bik green_ending.bik and blue_ending.bik in the movies folder.)

After the Extended Cut, there were at least three completely different voice overs for the three endings, and all three of them were pretty good.

But it still doesn't take away the fact that you get shoehorned into picking one of three endings, and that the Destroy ending is still considered "bad" by the game itself. (as evidenced by the fact that it wipes out the Geth, wipes out EDI, and is heavily patronized by the startroll who keeps hammering that that ending "Will not change anything!")

Anyway, yeah, fuck Mac Walters.

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