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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
91. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 17:00 Yifes
 
Creston wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 16:49:
Choose blue ending : Reapers fly away. Gates blow up. Normandy crashlands somewhere. Galaxy is fucked, because gates are destroyed. Status of all races and squad mates : Unknown.

Choose green ending : Reapers... whatever. Gates blow up. Normandy crashlands somewhere. Galaxy is fucked, because gates are destroyed, and everyone just got turned into a new being because Shepard thought that was the best solution.
Status of all races and squad mates : Unknown.

Choose red ending : Reapers go boom (yay!). Gates blow up. Normandy crashlands somewhere. galaxy is fucked, because gates are destroyed.
Status of all races and squad mates : Unknown.

Now, can I make my imagination come up with theoretical possibilities for all of those? Sure. If shepard controls the Reapers, he can probably have them make new gates. But how will the galaxy react to seeing the Reapers still there? They'll probably demand they be destroyed. Can they even still talk to Shepard and demand he takes them elsewhere? Maybe they can, maybe they can't. Maybe Mac Walters Space Kid becomes ambassador to the Alliance for the Reapers, and speaks for Shepard, and he storms out screaming "THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!" when the Council politely though firmly informs him he needs to take his fucking genocide machines, and go get himself fucked.

Yes, I can imagine all these things. I can imagine a million more. I paid Bioware around 200 fucking dollars in total so I didn't have to imagine it MY FUCKING SELF.

Creston


Well, you know the status of your remaining companions, at least the ones on the Normandy. They live, seeing as Joker and the crew are alive. You know the status of the different races: Geth/Quarians working together, a Krogan renaissance etc, that was resolved before the end. The galaxy is not fucked, as they still have FTL technology. Just relatively isolated.

Also, I paid Bioware around $200 to play 3 games, not for a 10 minute cinematic. If that's the only thing you care about, no wonder you feel screwed.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
87. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 16:48 Yifes
 
Dades wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 16:29:
We heard you the first time, after you asked what people didn't like about the ending which was apparently code for you to dump all over others and tell them to read harry potter. When people say they had a problem with the ending, they don't mean the whole game which is the third part in a trilogy. Calling the entire game an ending is sidestepping what people had a problem with.

Also, Harry Potter is not an insult. I read Harry Potter, or else how would I know the ending? The point is, Harry Potter wraps up every character's story in neat little ribbons of how everyone lives happily ever after. Change it to Return of the Jedi if that's more palatable for you, with the dancing ghosts and Ewoks.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
84. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 16:39 Yifes
 
Dades wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 16:29:
We heard you the first time, after you asked what people didn't like about the ending which was apparently code for you to dump all over others and tell them to read harry potter. When people say they had a problem with the ending, they don't mean the whole game which is the third part in a trilogy. Calling the entire game an ending is sidestepping what people had a problem with.

Not what I was saying at all. Do you want cliff notes? It seems like you have a habit of jumping late into a conversation and only picking up part of the discussion. And if you have a problem with the way I defend Bioware's decision after the trashing it got on these forums, then you have some serious double standards.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
82. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 16:22 Yifes
 
Eh, enough arguing over the internet. Here's my last 2 cents:

ME3 is a great ending to the series. You got to shape this ending, depending on the decisions you made throughout the series. Wrex could've been in charge of the Krogans, or his idiotic warmonger brother Wreave. Mordin could've gave up his life to save Eve and the Krogan race, or not. The Quarians could've learned to live with the Geth or not, and if you chose the Geth over the Quarians, you would've seen one of the most poignant scenes in all of gaming as Tali commits suicide. Miranda dies to kill her father and save her sister. Gaming is an interactive medium, and you as the gamer got to take part in this ending throughout the latter half of the game.

And you got to see the results of your actions: Mordin becomes a hero to the Krogan race, or Wreave readies his troops for intergalactic conquest. The Geth help the Quarians rebuild their homeworld. You mourn for the death of those you lost along the way. That is the epitaph to the story of your companions. That's what matters.

Yes the final cinematic is cheap, vague and full of plot holes as Bioware tries to illustrate 3 outcomes with one set of cinematics, but it was only a small part of the conclusion. I had a great time leading up to the finale, and if you view the game as a complete interactive experience, ME3 was a great conclusion to a great series.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
78. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 15:56 Yifes
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 15:52:
Yifes wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 15:43:
Uh you do see humans merge with synthetics. Watch the synthesis ending again.

To be sure I didn't miss anything I watched it again on youtube. Reapers take off just like blue ending, green energy spreads, Joker and EDI walk out of Normandy looking normal. No shots of any people changing form or looking different. What part are you referring to?

The circuitry in the leaves on the trees, the circuitry built into Joker's body. That pretty much confirms that the catalyst was not lying in any of the endings.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
75. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 15:50 Yifes
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 15:29:
If it wasn't for your UID, I'd think you're a paid EA-biodrone troll trying to say "everything is grand, and fully fills all the plot holes" by doing the same cinematic sequences with coloured lights.

When I read a book, the ending is there. I just finished playing BG, and the epilogue was sure a cinematic but it fit the story. When I play PS:Torment, the ending is a cinematic but the actual choices I make in the game determine what happens and how I get there, and what happens to everything in between. When I completed BG2/TOB the same deal happens, but my choices through those games also decide what happens based on my alignment. BGTOB was a 'three choice option' but did it very well.

Of course there's plot holes, I never said the ending is perfect. It's deliberately vague and you have to infer a lot from the conversations leading up to the ending.

As for PS:T, it's been a while, but isn't the end the same no matter what you do? You wake up after you die, and take part in the Blood War. The fact that all routes you take leads up to the same end cinematic doesn't cheapen the ending at all, just like in ME3. I don't remember much of TOB, as I thought it was quite mediocre compared to BG2.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
74. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 15:43 Yifes
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 15:37:
Yifes wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 15:20:
You do see the results of your choice. You see the reapers getting destroyed, or you see them leaving, or you see the new results of merging organics with synthetics. Just because the game doesn't hold your hand and spell out every little detail of how every character lived happily ever after doesn't mean there's no resolution. If you need that kind of conclusion, go read Harry Potter.

Sorry but no. You don't see humans merge with synthetics. You see Reapers move upwards, that doesn't mean they left. You see some Reapers collapse but see nothing happen to the Geth or EDI. It doesn't have to be happy, the entire game was about the situation being unhappy. A complete lack of information about the results of your choices is sloppy. A book is not a fair comparison, I can't control the choices in that book. We saw the results of our actions throughout the entire series, why is it wrong to want that for the final, ultimate decision?

Uh you do see humans merge with synthetics. Watch the synthesis ending again.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
68. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 15:20 Yifes
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 15:15:
How can something even be considered a choice when you don't get to see the results of that choice? What if the kid was completely lying? What if it was a stupid Matrix Reloaded type trick where everything you knew was just another form of control?

You do see the results of your choice. You see the reapers getting destroyed, or you see them leaving, or you see the new results of merging organics with synthetics. Just because the game doesn't hold your hand and spell out every little detail of how every character lived happily ever after doesn't mean there's no resolution. If you need that kind of conclusion, go read Harry Potter.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
67. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 15:18 Yifes
 
Creston wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 15:01:
Yifes wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 13:52:
But the choice that you made is what matters, and those were 3 very different choices.

3 very different choices!

:-yawn-:

Creston

Try to think about your actions within context of the story, instead of just watching a cutscene. It's a whole game, and the end cutscene is just a part of the ending. I know its hard, but try not to let the pretty flashing lights distract you, k?
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
65. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 15:12 Yifes
 
SXO wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 14:13:
It would be quite powerful if it made sense. Explain to me how Joker and the crew got to the relay before it exploded, used it to jump to another system, and survived the explosion of the relay in that system to end up crash landing on a habitable system. As for the catalyst, it only makes sense if you don't try to make sense of it. And this is just scratching the surface of how ridiculous the ending(s) is/are.

How do you know they're in a mass relay? They could be just using their FTL drive to travel to a neighboring system. Also, how do you know the world is new? They could've just landing in some jungle in an already inhabited system. When I say new world, I was speaking of a post reaper era, not literally an unexplored system. Also, the timeline isn't exactly clear. We don't know what exactly the Normandy was up to during those last moments, or in fact how long the destruction of the mass relays took, or when the destruction of the relays started with relation to the rest of the battle.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
53. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 13:59 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 12:41:
I only speak for myself but there were not three endings, it felt like one arbitrary ending with some variations. I wasn't a fan of never seen before characters and plot elements being introduced in the last 10 minutes of the game either. Also, in a series with a strong theme about teamwork and friendship I expected some explanation or continuity for the companions as well, though to be fair that was never promised. Maybe it worked for your Shepard but it didn't feel like a well written conclusion for mine. Finally there are some loopholes and disconnects between the writing and the cutscenes that are pretty jarring.

If you watch the endings side by side, sure, it cheapens the ending because of the extreme similarities. However, what makes each ending unique is if you watch each ending within the context of your choices leading up to it. The interpretation for each ending is drastically different if you decide to destroy the reapers vs say synthesis. Also, the nature of the catalyst was hinted at throughout ME3, and makes perfect sense if you consider why the Reapers never wiped out lower organic life forms in general. Also, each of your companions storylines were resolve quite nicely during the game itself, and the lead up to the final battle provides glimpses into the future lives of your surviving teammates. Finally, the ending sequence with Joker, EDI, and your romantic option stepping out of the crashed Normandy into a new world full of hope was well done and quite powerful.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
52. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 13:52 Yifes
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 12:37:
I think you need to go back and rewatch the endings. They are almost exactly the same, with very minor differences.

Yes I know, and it's very lazy for them on the part of the animators. But the choice that you made is what matters, and those were 3 very different choices. The other answers you were looking for, like what happened to the Geth and the Krogans, is not within the scope of ME3 to tell. Saving the Geth and reviving the Krogans IS the ending for their story arcs. It would take generations for the ramifications of such action to unfold, and they would have incredibly complex interactions with the rest of the ME universe. Giving it a minute long summary tacked on in the end would be inappropriate.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
38. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 12:30 Yifes
 
Paketep wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 12:10:
What?. There's ONE ending, it's red, green or blue. And there's a possible 3 second epilogue if you got enough war assets, that is, if you played multiplayer.

What's wrong with the ending?. What's wrong is they said during months how there were LOTS of ending depending on the MANY decisions you made during the games. How those decisions had HUGE repercussions. And in the end, all those decisions had -30/+30 war assets repercussions, and the end was basically "fuck you and fuck everything you did during those 100/120 hours you played, this is the end we decided, and fuck you if you don't like it".

What are you talking about? How is destroying all the reapers, controlling the reapers, and merging with the reapers "ONE" ending? And read the PA link. The entire game is the ending to the trilogy. Your choices drastically changes how the story ends for many of the key characters in the series (ie. Tali, Legion, Wrex, Mordin, etc). The final sequence is just the ending to Shepard's story.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
31. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 11:40 Yifes
 
MacLeod wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 11:34:
Have you played it multiple times? Because it really comes down to red, blue or green. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPelM2hwhJA

I know. Its lazy from an animation standpoint, but they are drastically different plot wise, and there are ~16 different endings depending on your choices. The ending I chose was quite satisfactory for my Shepard.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
29. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 11:24 Yifes
 
Verno wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 11:20:
Just speaking generally for a second since we don't have another ME3 topic for a change, I actually really enjoyed ME3. It was such a great game overall and I almost feel bad that the shitty ending has overshadowed it.

My beefs were the companion choices this time (the second game feels entirely pointless), the limited mission types and fewer opportunities to actually use your built up paragon/renegade influence. I wasn't really sold what they did with TIM and Cerberus either. Cerberus felt way too numerous, I think they had a larger army than Earth as a whole. It felt really inconceivable that anyone could hold out long against the Reapers (lame name) given how dominant and powerful they are displayed as.

But all of those things are minor quibbles, they got a lot more right this time. The levels felt a lot bigger, the Citadel was a place again instead of 4 corridors, it had a functional helmet toggle, the combat stuff was well done even if the one butan approach got in the way a lot. Lots of nice callbacks and conclusions to stuff, few bugs, a minigame that isnt totally detestable and so on. Damn shame they screwed up the ending so badly.

Late to the discussion since I just finished ME3, but all those quibbles aside, what's wrong with the ending? I pretty much agree with Penny-Arcade, it was a damn good game overall, ending included.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Friends Trial Expands
14. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Friends Trial Expands Apr 4, 2012, 14:26 Yifes
 
VoodooV wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:58:
So if you're patient and can see long term, the game is worth it and a blast, but if you're impatient or just looking for your next fix, then you're just not going to stick with it.

Rather, most people realize that when the game design is inherently shitty and boring, a patch isn't going to fix things. Like sprinkling diamonds on a turd...
 
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News Comments > On Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions
38. Re: On Guild Wars 2 Microtransactions Mar 21, 2012, 14:14 Yifes
 
Fion wrote on Mar 21, 2012, 14:05:
So you see, there is a serious difference. RMT has a limited use in GW2 and does not result in a Pay 2 Win situation. RMT in Diablo 3 is just another way for Blizzard to monetize the game and will lead to serious Pay 2 Win situations, especially in PvP.

Except Diablo 3 isn't a competitive MMO. If you play it like Diablo 2, there's no more incentive to pay 2 win than what already existed in the D2 community.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
154. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 20:53 Yifes
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 20:47:
My goal is not to affect blizzard, but to affect potential buyers

Good luck on your huge waste of time. As with anything so polarizing, people have already made up their minds and all this arguing is just pedantics.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
150. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 20:43 Yifes
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 20:39:
As long as people bitch about... blizzard will regret this decision. Each and every news post of em has to be forever spoiled, thats the only way they learn, because google results are everything.

Wrong. Sales numbers are everything, and you are a vocal minority. You think they're going to add LAN to SCII just because people bitched? Nope.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
146. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 20:33 Yifes
 
This is about as lame a fucking reason as I ever heard (on top of your incorrect crap) and still DOES NOT indicate a valid reason for dropping a OFFLINE SP Mode that was a staple in D1 and D2.

And there's the rub, Diablo D1 and D2 are not online only games, D3 being a continuation of the story should maintain the franchise standard.

You know what's a great reason for D3 to be online only? Blizzard wants it to be. It's their game, they can do whatever the fuck they want with it.

They're not deceiving anyone. They're letting you know months in advance so you don't waste your money. You can either buy it and deal with it, or move the fuck on and stop bitching about it.
 
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