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This is from the same article as the other post but more information on ME3, i wasn't sure if it deserved it's own news post or merged with the other.

But what worries me is he says "things will be lost". That to me says you will have to choose between Tali or Ashley at some point and one of them will die.

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BioWare's described in detail the feelings it plans to evoke with Mass Effect's final episode, which it says will - at the beginning at least - feel "hopeless", "ugly" and like a "full-scale war".

Speaking in the US Game Informer reveal (hit the link for all the Mass Effect 3 details), executive producer Casey Hudson said the third game will continue the dark tone of Mass Effect 2.

"Yeah [the tone continues]. I don't want to say it's hopelessness, but it's that sense of, given the scale of what you're fighting, how can you possibly win? It's going to take so much coordination and so much force," he said.

"Whereas Mass Effect 2 was sort of stylishly dark - cool and slick, this is much more of a full-scale war feel. You don't really have the luxuries, and you don't have the sense that you can for sure win.

"Deep down, you know that it's going to get ugly and there are things that are going to be lost, even if you win."

Hudson told GI that BioWare's intention is to make the beginning of Mass Effect 3's story "hopeless", but later "you start finding a reason to believe".

"If I tell you that reason to believe right now, then the story up front doesn't make sense when you play, because you're waiting for X to happen. That's thing we don't want to reveal."
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awesome. nothing like the feeling of hopelessness in a game.
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Good. Great way to end the trilogy.
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By losing more things, I hope that isn't referring to more weapons and armor >< I think I was one of 6 people on the planet that enjoyed the inventory gathering from the 1st one, looking for that perfect suit in the color I wanted =D
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But what worries me is he says "things will be lost". That to me says you will have to choose between Tali or Ashley at some point and one of them will die.
I would love to have the chance to kill Ashley.. again
    
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It is a war for survival. You cannot expect a battle, that will determine the life of the entire universe, to be won without sacrifices. Innocents, loved ones, family, comrades, anything and everything is at risk in a war such as this. I would not be shocked if they incorporated the death of your love interest as a accelerant for Sheppard to attack and defeat the Reapers. It is a underlying theme I have noticed, as with most games or movies similar to this, that what humans are capable of while under a pure rage is something that noone can defeat.

1. Reapers kill the love interest or someone very close to Shepard.
2. Shepard greives for a moment then realizing that the war has begun.
3. Shepard goes into a blind rage and defeats the Reapers through pure tenactiy, determination, and rage.
4. Shepards life is lost through the reckless abandon.
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someone post shut_up_and_take_my_money.jpg
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someone post shut_up_and_take_my_money.jpg
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It is a war for survival. You cannot expect a battle, that will determine the life of the entire universe, to be won without sacrifices. Innocents, loved ones, family, comrades, anything and everything is at risk in a war such as this. I would not be shocked if they incorporated the death of your love interest as a accelerant for Sheppard to attack and defeat the Reapers. It is a underlying theme I have noticed, as with most games or movies similar to this, that what humans are capable of while under a pure rage is something that noone can defeat.

1. Reapers kill the love interest or someone very close to Shepard.
2. Shepard greives for a moment then realizing that the war has begun.
3. Shepard goes into a blind rage and defeats the Reapers through pure tenactiy, determination, and rage.
4. Shepards life is lost through the reckless abandon.
i dunno, The supposed suicide mission for shepard turned out to be pretty not suicidal for anyone on my team.

I am happy that they are going for an emotional driven plot, but if DA2 is anything to go by. Their attempts of connecting you to your character, your party members and touching your emotions, they failed on all fronts there.

Hopefully they actually provide motivations for your allies and actually have them do things. Like Miranda is worried about her sister, and leaves the normandy without telling you because she wants you to go save her, then you are left with the options of going after her, dividing up your team, or focusing on the mission, with outcomes of all these different things change based on your actions. Or how about mid mission Jacob decides that he is not going to leave these civilians behind, and tells you to go on. You do, but in the mean time you think he is lost in the attack, perhaps finding him later in the game, or not. Rather than have all your teammates be blank slates waiting to be told what to do and how to feel. The game needs someone like Bishop, or Ammon Jerro from nwn, they were strong willed, believed they know whats best, and you really cant tell them what to do, or how to do it. Your attempts at telling them what they did wrong, or how they should feel about something resulted in contempt, which is really truely making the characters real, and in the end, some people are who they are, like bishop, even with maximum friendship, he was who he always was at his core, and you cant change that.

They could do so much with the game, but ME2 and DA2 really make me think they wont, or possibly cant.
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Please no more shooting <expletive> probes into planets. I always felt like Samuel L Jackson in the movie "snakes on a plane" when I did that.
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