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Completed Mass Effect 2, replayed around 12 times. Completed Mass Effect, Replayed around 8 times. Completed Mass Effect 3 once, never replayed. That in itself should show how much Mass Effect 3 failed.

Its like you pour countless hours investing in the characters, their development and the universe just to be given the middle finger from EA (Oh those characters that you invested in and the choices, yeh they're meaningless. NOW GIVE US MORE MONEY). I say EA because this is obviously been rushed by EA.
This is exactly what I've done too. I played the first two games over and over, getting all the different scenarios into different characters so in the end it would be simply amazing to see so many different endings. I played ME3 once, the ending pissed me off and made no sense, had no closure, didn't give you any dfferent endings so I haven't gotten the itch to play it through with my other characters. It was actually a bit depressing for me since I fell in love with the series and dedicated so much time and effort into it only to have it end with a single ending with a totally messed up ghost child and no way for Shepard to retire with his lover and start the rebuild process.
 
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Wha? Only like the last 10 minutes of the game was really mediocre. The rest of the game was great.

I've been dissapointed with the ME3 DLC so far though. I read reviews on Omega and it was universally reviewed as poor. I really hope they step it up, but meh. The Shadow Broker for ME2 was great, and Kasumi and Arrival were pretty good too as well. I hope they give me a good reason to actually buy the last two ME3 DLCs. I suppose if nothing else the free multiplayer content is good though.

The problem was that the ME3 ending was so bad that it made the rest of the series irrelevant. Because every choice you made, every word spoken literally meant nothing. All the hours you put in and you merely get to pick between green, red, and blue explosions. It was the ultimate punch in the gut for the dedicated fans. I loved the Mass Effect series...and ME3 stole that from me
    
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The problem was that the ME3 ending was so bad that it made the rest of the series irrelevant. Because every choice you made, every word spoken literally meant nothing. All the hours you put in and you merely get to pick between green, red, and blue explosions. It was the ultimate punch in the gut for the dedicated fans. I loved the Mass Effect series...and ME3 stole that from me

This. I finished ME1 and ME2 more than 10 times, enjoyed in each p.through, but it's not possible because i know what ever i do, it wont matter in the end of ME3.
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Completed Mass Effect 2, replayed around 12 times. Completed Mass Effect, Replayed around 8 times. Completed Mass Effect 3 once, never replayed. That in itself should show how much Mass Effect 3 failed.

Its like you pour countless hours investing in the characters, their development and the universe just to be given the middle finger from EA (Oh those characters that you invested in and the choices, yeh they're meaningless. NOW GIVE US MORE MONEY). I say EA because this is obviously been rushed by EA.

ME : over 18 plays (had it on steam and xbox, steam says 95 hours)
ME 2 : 15+ plays
ME 3 : 2 plays (have a xbox 360 version and my saves are on PC, havent had the cash to buy the PC version. Will have MANY more plays when I do.)

I own ALL dlc for the first two and will get the DLC for the 3rd. Love all the crying people have over ME. Get a grip! There are far worse things that have been done to gaming and ME 3 was still a great game. The ending just wasn't as good as it could have been. Was to be expected anyways, everyone over hyped the hell out of the damn ending before ME 3 was even announced. The Mass Effect universe has far from been ruined by EA and highly doubt it will be, but they and Bioware would be morons not to capitalize on it.

EA has committed far bigger atrocities than anything they did to ME.

Diablo 3 : Catasrophie (yes Blizzard not EA)
Hellgate London : Catasrophie (and bankrupt a developer over it that was founded by the ORIGINAL makers of Diablo)

Mass Effect isn't even close to the two of those.
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The problem was that the ME3 ending was so bad that it made the rest of the series irrelevant. Because every choice you made, every word spoken literally meant nothing. All the hours you put in and you merely get to pick between green, red, and blue explosions. It was the ultimate punch in the gut for the dedicated fans. I loved the Mass Effect series...and ME3 stole that from me

This. The entire campaign was just filler till the end, if the game shipped with just the ending it would have been no different. "War Assets" meant nothing, your decisions meant nothing. You were being led through pointless dialogue (which when compared to ME2 dialogue pitiful) and missions just to get to the ending.
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I thought ME3 was enough of an emotional ride, and not in a good way. I absolutely loved the first game, second one even more somehow, but the third... holy crap, I don't think I've ever been so disappointed by a game.

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Love all the crying people have over ME. Get a grip! There are far worse things that have been done to gaming and ME 3 was still a great game. The ending just wasn't as good as it could have been.

Are you serious? The entire game left a bitter taste in my mouth, not just the (mind-numbingly bad) ending.
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I hated ME3... like you guys said. I played ME1 and 2 couple of times but ME3 didn't touch it again after I finished it. I probably wont ever go back to it either. To me Mass Effect 3 was the biggest disappointment in gaming in the past couple of years. My main reason I hate EA and don't buy their crappy games.
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What? I've been out of the loop from ME3 since it is badly done. Now I am hearing about ME4... really?

 
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The problem was that the ME3 ending was so bad that it made the rest of the series irrelevant. Because every choice you made, every word spoken literally meant nothing. All the hours you put in and you merely get to pick between green, red, and blue explosions. It was the ultimate punch in the gut for the dedicated fans. I loved the Mass Effect series...and ME3 stole that from me
ME3's ending left me emotionally eviscerated. That's exactly what it was supposed to do. You tried so hard for so long and lost so many friends only to find out it was never a winnable fight, you've merely impressed your opponent enough for him to offer a costly alternative. It was never meant to be a happy/unhappy/bittersweet ending. If anything, it was classic tragedy (victory at extreme cost). But to say your choices didn't matter is far from true. All those choices you made absolutely impact what happens next, you just don't live to see it. The "red green blue" argument completely ignores the weight of that decision. It was supposed to infuriate you, it was supposed to make you look for a way around, it was supposed to defy your expectations. It ended up being a man who never loses forced into a situation that couldn't be won. Stop hating on what you saw on screen and let yourself think of what happens next. Would Lord of the Rings be the same without the chapters following the destruction of the ring and the victory at the black gate? No. Would it be worse? Not really (not having the hobbit rebellion would suck, but that wasn't really part of the main story and cutting it doesn't change anything).

ME3's ending improved the series for me, and that's being perfectly honest.
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