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Possibly dumb question incoming. What's the deal with ME3? I haven't played it yet.

The game was great right up until the last 10 minutes. The ending uses cyclical logic leaving the established lore in shambles and seemingly comes out of nowhere. It takes the theme the series contained and pours it down the drain. The choices we all made meant absolutely nothing to the conclusion. If you let Wrex live, you'll get the same outcome as you would if he died back in ME1. This is just an example. Any choice you made is simply tossed aside for an ending riddled with plotholes in a Deus Ex type system.

We're not bashing the game because it sucked. It was quite the opposite. The game was in my opinion a solid 8/10 right up until the end. The ending is making it hard to justify anything you did.
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You're way off.
The current ending doesn't flow in the same direction of the game. It was rushed and made little sense. It also belittles one of the main focuses on the game involving choice. No matter what you do, you're constricted to the same ending. But to be fair, there are three different endings; one red, one blue and one green.
This isn't typical whining. We were told over and over about how there were 16 different outcomes and how our choices throughout the series shaped the final conclusion. It has absolutely nothing to do with the main character dying. In fact, most of those complaining about the ending expected Shepard, the main protagonist to die. I do suggest however if you're sick of reading about people "crying" over ME3, you simply stop. To make a post like that with no clue as to why we're wanting more shows you really didn't read it much at all anyways.

I wasn't saying that was the only reason people continue to whine. It just happens to be a general consensus that I've picked up from people, that they are upset that they couldn't cause an alternate ending to prevent his death, etc.
I think it is kind of poetic really. That no matter what you do, everything ends the same way. Brilliant. Bioware shouldn't change anything. People want different endings for a reason to replay it, not because they feel like a promise was broken. It is just a bunch of whining. QQ rolleyes.gif
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The game was great right up until the last 10 minutes. The ending uses cyclical logic leaving the established lore in shambles and seemingly comes out of nowhere. It takes the theme the series contained and pours it down the drain. The choices we all made meant absolutely nothing to the conclusion. If you let Wrex live, you'll get the same outcome as you would if he died back in ME1. This is just an example. Any choice you made is simply tossed aside for an ending riddled with plotholes in a Deus Ex type system.
We're not bashing the game because it sucked. It was quite the opposite. The game was in my opinion a solid 8/10 right up until the end. The ending is making it hard to justify anything you did.

This. When I started ME3 I was so excited to play it again to see the different outcomes, now if I play it again it would only be to try out different weapons and armor.

None of the choices you made throughout ME 1,2 or 3 made any difference to the ending. The role-playing, fate-choosing element is what made the first two games so popular and replayable, and they took that element away for the ending, which should have been the culmination of all your choices throughout your career.

It really reminded me of the Deus Ex:HR boss fights which were supposed to be pivotal moments in the game but had virtually nothing in common with the rest of the game (and as we found out later were done by a completely different team).

That being said, I don't think Bioware should necessarily make another ending because their fans want them to, it's just damned dissapointing to see the finale of an epic trilogy of games fall so flat on its face.
     
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They should be a very disappointing taste as well
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Charity is bogus and should be abolished. Just sayin.
What?
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More of a reward than a punishment or protest.
No it isn't. They made their point. And they made it very clear. While also being nice. This is a win.
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Oh no, the main character dies... Lets act ridiculous and protest because I don't like tragedies. I'm sick of reading about people crying over ME3.
If you think people are upset over the ending because Shepard dies, then I don't see how you could be sick of reading people "crying" over ME3's ending, because you obviously haven't been reading anything they've been saying.
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I wasn't saying that was the only reason people continue to whine. It just happens to be a general consensus that I've picked up from people, that they are upset that they couldn't cause an alternate ending to prevent his death, etc.
I think it is kind of poetic really. That no matter what you do, everything ends the same way. Brilliant. Bioware shouldn't change anything. People want different endings for a reason to replay it, not because they feel like a promise was broken. It is just a bunch of whining. QQ rolleyes.gif

No one's really been saying that though. Most don't care that the protagonist dies. It was also a far cry from poetic as it was rushed, sloppy and completely came almost completely out of nowhere. They abandoned the original plot resolution and this one was blatantly rushed. It feels like the equivalent of ordering a steak well done only to have it cooked on the grill and then nuked until all the pink was gone. If you don't have the full picture or refuse to even look at it to try to understand, there's no point in entering the debate.

We're not whining as gamers; we're demanding satisfaction as consumers.
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so Bioware got snacks.......? and this is protesting? I seriously am beginning to think that the Mass Effect fanboys are just running out fo ways to cry..."hey lets send them cupcakes! that will show them......right?"

LOL
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so Bioware got snacks.......? and this is protesting? I seriously am beginning to think that the Mass Effect fanboys are just running out fo ways to cry..."hey lets send them cupcakes! that will show them......right?"
LOL

rolleyes.gif Clearly you haven't played the series so you wouldn't understand what's going on.
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rolleyes.gif Clearly you haven't played the series so you wouldn't understand what's going on.

There seems to be a lot of that around here. You'd think people would actually seek to educate themselves on something before posting an overly glib, uninformed interpretation. Then again, that seems to be nothing new...
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I would only send Garbageware cumcakes.
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If I worked at BioWare I'd just eat them. Lol, what kind of a message does cupcakes send? Come on man! Sending cupcakes just screams don't listen to me.
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Lol, all this tells me is that clearly, you don't get it.
This is all over the news...Yahoo...Everyone in the industry is talking about it.
Why?
It was creative, it cost everyone a maximum of 5$, it got the message across in a NON VIOLENT MANNER.
This has garnered them and their cause, FAR more recognition and credit then any other PROTEST would've amounted.
100% success...Period.

Not really. Until the ending is changed, nobody that is protesting it wins.
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