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The game started off rough, I wasn't liking it early on too much.
Lack of music in a lot of area's in this one was awkward, got over it after awhile though. Don't notice it now.
The dream sequences are dumb. Thankfully haven't seen many of them.
The quest log is AWFUL, but this series never really excelled in its menu designs anyways. Just wish this thing was better...
20 hours later, this is the best trilogy and series this gen to me probably.
It's been quite the ride. I've got my nitpicks, the series has changed overtime, but you know what? It's still amazing. In comparison to most games this gen... well, there just is no comparison. The scope and detail of this game seriously just makes so many developers look super lazy to me. This game is real.

ME2 feels a little empty whenever I look back on it, strip away the crew character development, and the game didn't have a whole lot of story and stuff going for it... but ME3 on the other hand feels completely massive in comparison, there is so much going on, so many characters, so much everything. In a weird sense, the game feels so much bigger. Also -very- glad they ditched the weapon limitations and went with this free/weight setup, that was definitely one of the dumbest things about ME2. In ME2's defense overall, it was the middle game setting things up for this one, but yeah overall I think ME3 is a massive improvement in every single way. ME1 was still more hardcore Bioware RPG stuff, more mysterious and adventurous so I'll love it for that, but ME3 is just balls to the wall fun.

One of my favorite new additions is that the crew members move around on the ship and also appear all over the Citadel throughout the game. So glad the Citadel is bigger again too. Wish there wasn't so many small broken up area's, but yeah. There's more to it than ME2's showcasing, so that's a good thing. I also haven't gone back and compared any scene or anything, but the dialogue with crew members during missions feels so ... dynamic, it seems like the dialogue could be so much different depending on who you bring with you for stuff. So that'll make replays even better I can imagine.

Haven't touched the official multiplayer yet, but the way it ties into the plot makes so much sense. Good job on that one. You're fighting battles in the war while you know Shepard is out there running around saving the world.

I miss Kelly but Traynor rocks! Almost tempted me to be unfaithful!... next replay!

EDI and Joker are too awesome. Love what that's become.


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Beat it. Not sure how I feel about the ending just yet.


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Lots of people saying they don't like the way it ended, I can't really see why they wouldn't.



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^ About that,

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Brand new game, people already finishing it, shite ending... you guys got hosed :laughy:


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Beat the game last night. I was actually neutral to the ending, and then this article slapped me in the face. In fact, it's so spoilerific, that I'm even going to tag the link itself in spoiler tags:


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You guys need to read this:



The ending could be, perhaps the most brilliant thing ever, or the worst ending ever, or the entire internet over-analyzing everything.

But so many things with this theory connect, all the way back to allusions with Saren / ME1.


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I felt that there were lots of questions that weren't answered. I was also a little upset that

I'm going to replay it a few times before I come to any conclusions about how I feel. Not letting the rabid masses of the Internet sway me.


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ENDING SPOILERS, don't click or hover but is a good page going down the theory.

Surprised Nario's not all over this.


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I have to say, without a doubt my favorite scene wasn't even during a mission.


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Did you romance Tali? If not did you see her and... towards the end? Haha.

That part was awesome too though. Loved the humor in this one.


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I did romance her, she's just too adorable not too. Are you referring to the part where her and ?


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Yeah. :lol:

Guess you heard? I was thinking that scene wouldn't be there if you romanced her.

I went with Liara myself... but man, Tali's always been too cute haha. Traynor was tempting too.


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I'm not saying the ending is particularly good, but I don't see how they could've done a whole lot better.

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Anyways, . I can see people being upset about this, not having the full game maybe being the argument (and hopefully we don't have paid Real End DLC ahead or something)... but other than that argument, if this is really what happens I think it's a win. It's the fans creating the ending(s) for the series. I think that's pretty awesome. So far, I think the theory I've been posting about seems to be the biggest one, and I'd be more than satisfied if that was it and they expanded upon it.

It seems really ballsy for someone under EA's wing and all, but man, that'd be so amazing if this is kind of what happens. We write the ending.


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I am going Super Saiyan. Me mad.


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More ENDING SPOILERS:



And yeah, I know you can see the link in that spoiler box. Pretend you can't.

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I still don't see why so many people are upset over this. I've run all the issues they bring up and I still like the ending just the same.

"It felt too rushed" Cut's need to be made, happens to movies all the time, happened to Star Wars episode three, happened to Alien, and it happened to Mass Effect. I'm cool with that, as they had the major structure for the end from the get go, so I know it was planned to be like this for a long time.

"[detail] didn't make sense/was confusing" Then you either missed something in the story, or you just don't want it to make sense because you're stubborn. Everything was a little weird like I said, but so was the conversation with sovereign and the collectors in their entirety, sorry Mass Effect is just weird.

"I want to know what happens to everybody/everything" BioWare wanted you to imagine something here. Put a few pieces there yourself without being prompted to by the almighty chat wheel.

"It wasn't happy/I didn't get to feel like I won." This isn't said as often as I'm implying, but I know for a fact that it's what is on most peoples minds. They felt so connected to their save file that the prospect of having to be a little sad after "winning" is literally ruining people. I feel that this means that the end is doing it's job, go BioWare.

I think the more I hear other people not liking it, the more I like it. Sucker that I am for things that try to do it a little differently.


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Read a good novel.
Rip out the last 30 or so pages, then read the last page.

I think the sums up how it feels.


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I've analyzed it as well, I just like the way it comes to an end. I'm perfectly okay with "to each their own," I'm just really confused as to why people are so upset about this, weather or not you like it is up to you.

No offense was intended from my post.


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I loved the game enough that the lack of a decent ending couldn't f**k it up for me. I mean, I'd have loved to have been indulged with sunshine and rainbows at the end of a full-on Paragon career. But my philosophy (in real life) is such that I believe that the "good life" is its own reward. I don't need my choices to be validated by the carrot at the end of the stick.

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