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Ether
02-10-2011, 01:11 AM
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All and any ME3 news and discussion post here, please.

The game's director, Casey Hudson, commented that Mass Effect 3 "will be easier [to develop] because we don't have to worry about continuity into the next one," and that the game's development will follow a time frame similar to that of Mass Effect 2. Decisions will still be imported from the two previous titles to Mass Effect 3, as to keep continuity within the series. Hudson also said in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show that BioWare is already at work on Mass Effect 3. Mass Effect 3 will complete the story arc of Commander Shepard, and will pull in over 1,000 variables from Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 to shape how players experience the final chapter.




Film Composer Clint Mansell to Score Mass Effect 3
The famous composer for films such as 'Requiem For a Dream' and 'Moon' reveals that he and BioWare are BFFs.


Clint Mansell, composer of such classic motion picture scores as 'The Fountain' and 'Requiem For a Dream' dropped the news that he is writing the musical score for the last chapter in BioWare's epic Mass Effect trilogy in an interview with The Quietus about his latest film, 'Black Swan'.

The website Badass Digest picked up on the news of Mansell's involvement in Mass Effect 3, which saw the composer asked about whether he does much work for other outlets like computer games. Mansell responded by saying: "I'm doing a video game this year actually. Mass Effect 3".

When describing what it's like to score a video game, Mansell said: "As I was saying about Public Enemy and re-working old hip-hop tunes for Requiem, and kind of re-working old ballet tunes for Black Swan, with something like Mass Effect you're more like a DJ, with all these elements. You've got the holding pattern, then the big explosion where you need the score to kick in. Then you need to take it off on a tangent. You've got all these different elements that change depending on what the player does. You have to figure out an overall symphony, but be able to break it down into component parts. You can bring the pain when required".

This is incredible news as Mansell is regarded by many as one of the most gifted composers working in the film industry today. His music is famous for being as epic as it is haunting. His involvement in Mass Effect 3 gives us good reason to believe we might be in for the most emotionally devastating game in BioWare's space opera franchise yet.

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Dorian
02-10-2011, 10:31 AM
Such a geeky nerd Ether.

Ether
02-11-2011, 01:11 AM
Reported for trying to ruin the GOTY thread. Puss.

Grand Champ
02-11-2011, 02:12 AM
Remember reading on Bioware's forum that a ME movie is planned.

Don't know how they'll pull it off but it's planned and Bioware have given their permission.

Move BRICKS
02-11-2011, 11:13 AM
I can't say enough about Mass Effect. ATG series, it's one of the few universes created that jocks off of Star Wars without jocking, if you catch my drift. It's a truly original sci-fi atmosphere, but at the same time it's close to what we know and adore. The gameplay is great, it's enough of a third person shooter for shooting fans to get into and it's enough of an RPG for RPG fans to get into. It's a unique game.. The only way I can describe it is if you turned KOTOR into a third person shooter, but that doesn't do Mass Effect justice at all.

I'll be picking up Mass Effect 3.


Remember reading on Bioware's forum that a ME movie is planned.

Don't know how they'll pull it off but it's planned and Bioware have given their permission.

Peter Jackson is the only director that should be able to do video game movies.

Ether
04-07-2011, 08:22 PM
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Commander Shepard graces the cover of the ***8216;Mass Effect 3***8242; issue of Game Informer which includes a 12-page exclusive preview.

News about a Mass Effect novel and anime movie is good and fine, but what everyone***8217;s really interested in is the core franchise. You know, the games that make our most anticipated lists and win our game of the year awards.

We***8217;ve waited quite some time since BioWare***8217;s official announcement at the ****e VGAs and now the first real look into the story, characters and gameplay of Mass Effect 3 comes later this month. And as such, our hero Commander Shepard is gracing the cover of the latest issue of Game Informer.

Shepard is sporting his standard N7 armor from the series. Remember the days when you could pick up and upgrade a variety of armor sets for you and your team? Mass Effect 2 destroyed that RPG element so here***8217;s hope for more details like that brought back for the third go.

We don***8217;t know what information this preview will unveil, but we do know that like Mass Effect 2 (for the Xbox 360 players, anyway), it will draw from your previous actions and decisions using your save files, making use of at least 1000 different variables. We also know that Mass Effect 3 is scored by Clint Mansell (Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream).

If you***8217;re a fan eager for this game, read our guide on everything we know about Mass Effect 3 and share your thoughts, desires and expectations.

Mass Effect 3 releases Q4 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
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i will try and post the scans asap when the magazine drops.

Grand Champ
04-07-2011, 08:48 PM
You're out early Ether ! Bioware better not drop the ball for this third and last installment to an ATG franchise! I feel they kinda dropped it with DA2, they better pull the big guns out now!

Ether
04-10-2011, 04:02 PM
Mass Effect 3 details emerge in Game Informer, multiplayer ruled out

Subscribers have gotten their first look at Game Informer's cover story on Mass Effect 3, and while you'll have to read the magazine to get all the details, a reader posting on the GameFAQs forum is providing hints of what's to come -- and sorry, that doesn't include multiplayer.

Expect more RPG elements this time around -- if still not on par with Mass Effect 1 -- with beefier skill trees and more evolution of powers. You can also expect more weapon modification, though, again, likely not as much as we saw in ME1. All weapons will be usable by all classes, though each class (except for the solider) will be limited to a certain number of weapons that can be equipped for a mission.

As far as Mass Effect 3's plot ... well, suffice it to say that Shepard is on Earth due to the events of the "Arrival" DLC. But that's all we'll spill. As for returning characters -- you really don't want to know, do you? ... You sure? ... OK, fine. For now, we know Liara and Garrus (if he survived) will be playable. Favorites like Wrex and Mordin (again, if they're alive) will also make appearances, though whether they'll be full-fledged teammates is unknown.

Sorry, but that's all you're getting from us. You can check out the new issue of Game Informer if you want to spoil more for yourself, but we certainly won't be part of it.

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thank god no multiplayer, they're already turning everything multiplayer as it is, RE, Dead Space, Uncharted. Glad this stays singleplayer.

Ether
04-11-2011, 11:57 PM
What's the story?

Piggybacking off of the final DLC available for Mass Effect 2, Arrival, Mass Effect 3 begins with Commander Shepard on trial. In the middle of it, the Reapers show up and start their attack on Earth. If you were concerned that the game would take place entirely on our home turf, don't be. BioWare's Casey Hudson said in the May issue of Game Informer, "The battle for Earth is lost. The only hope is to flee, gather support, and mount a counter-attack to reclaim the planet."

That means that instead of a focus on gathering squad mates, you'll be courting civilizations like the Salarians or Quarians to help ward off the Reapers and save not only Earth, but the entire galaxy.

Another twist revealed in Game Informer is that Cerberus has also decided to turn against Commander Shepard, though the reasoning for that isn't clear yet.

For the unfamiliar, the Reapers are a sentient race of machines who like to wipe out everything in the galaxy every 50,000 years or so. If you're new to the series, be sure to watch our Mass Effect in five minutes video to catch up on part of the storyline.

Will Shepard's powers be reset like they were at the beginning of Mass Effect 2?

BioWare hasn't give specifics yet, but Commander Shepard will not start from scratch the way he did in Mass Effect 2.

What does it play like?
We haven't seen any gameplay footage of Mass Effect 3, but the May issue of Game Informer had quite a few tidbits of juicy info.

Weapons are no longer restricted by class and are customizable with different barrels and scopes, etc. Biotic and tech powers are back of course, and Shepard's skill trees will be more fleshed out than before. Additionally, the cover system has been refined so you no longer need to slide into cover and then hop over objects.

As a whole though, the combat in Mass Effect 3 will play very similarly to Mass Effect 2.

Will it have multiplayer?

The first two titles did not include multiplayer elements, but there have been rumors that it could be incorporated into the third. BioWare's Casey Hudson commented in Game Informer that "we don't have anything to announce at this time" regarding multiplayer.

What characters will return?

So far, BioWare has confirmed the following cast for Mass Effect 3:

* The Illusive Man
* Garrus (if he survived)
* James Sanders (NOT the soldier in the trailer)
* Liara T'Soni
* Kaidan Alenko or Ashley Williams (the Virmire survivor)
* Legion (if he survived)
* Wrex (if he survived)
* Mordin (if he survived)
* Ambassador Udina
* Captain Anderson

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squealpiggy
04-12-2011, 04:40 AM
Another twist revealed in Game Informer is that Cerberus has also decided to turn against Commander Shepard, though the reasoning for that isn't clear yet.

If you played the second game it should be abundantly clear why. Cerberus is trying to use the Reapers to ensure human dominance.

gatagata
04-12-2011, 05:43 AM
Just played The Arrival. Shot the psycho ***** and killed 300 000 people. I'm a hero.

Yuricane
04-12-2011, 09:26 AM
http://steelharmony.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Mass-Effect-3-Logo.jpg



All and any ME3 news and discussion post here, please.

post sum vidz or GTFO :bottle:

politicsralie
04-13-2011, 12:04 AM
ME2 was the best console game I have ever played, thanks for this info!!
Have they released a date for when ME3 comes out??

Ether
04-19-2011, 07:53 PM
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Ether
04-19-2011, 07:55 PM
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Ether
04-19-2011, 07:57 PM
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Ether
04-19-2011, 08:00 PM
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Mannie Phresh
04-19-2011, 08:06 PM
if you do the arrival after the collector base you get sovereign on moniter if you do it before you get the collector general with sovereigns voice.

Roja's480
04-19-2011, 08:12 PM
Remember reading on Bioware's forum that a ME movie is planned.

Don't know how they'll pull it off but it's planned and Bioware have given their permission.

the same was for halo even that dude who made the lord of the ring movies forgot his name sorry, said he was going to direct it, but later they said that he wasnt going to make it anymore so i dont know if they will ever make a movie like those games but i hope they do, i go to comingsoon.net to find out about movies that are coming out in future

Ether
04-20-2011, 01:42 AM
I posted pics of the game informer ME3 scans but they were blocked, here is the link.




http://gamingeverything.com/?p=3178

whoever wants to save and upload them all to tinypic and post it ill pay 300mill to.

gatagata
04-20-2011, 09:25 AM
http://www.esperino.com/wp-content/gallery/mass-effect-3-game-informer/mass-effect-3-game-informer-01.jpg

gatagata
04-20-2011, 09:25 AM
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gatagata
04-20-2011, 09:26 AM
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gatagata
04-20-2011, 09:27 AM
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gatagata
04-20-2011, 09:27 AM
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gatagata
04-20-2011, 09:28 AM
http://www.esperino.com/wp-content/gallery/mass-effect-3-game-informer/mass-effect-3-game-informer-11.jpg
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squealpiggy
04-20-2011, 04:59 PM
I posted pics of the game informer ME3 scans but they were blocked, here is the link.




http://gamingeverything.com/?p=3178

whoever wants to save and upload them all to tinypic and post it ill pay 300mill to.

Is that from the Game Informer article?

Ether
04-26-2011, 01:11 PM
2 more screens, GOTY..

http://i52.tinypic.com/auehk4.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2hf41fc.jpg

squealpiggy
04-26-2011, 01:23 PM
Ashley Williams :wank:

http://www.scenicreflections.com/ithumbs/Mass_Effect_-_Ashley_Williams_Wallpaper__yvt2.jpg

gatagata
04-26-2011, 02:19 PM
Miranda Lawson
http://www.halolz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/halolz-dot-com-masseffect2-datasseffect.jpg
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/082/7/9/Miranda_Lawson_05_by_johntesh.jpg

Big BRICKS
04-26-2011, 04:57 PM
Thanks for all the screens and articles guys. Nice stuff.. Whenever I see the default Shepard I laugh at how less badass he looks than the guy I created.

Ether
05-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Omfg.... tonight we riot..

Mass Effect 3 Delayed to 2012
EA delays third installment into early next year.
May 4, 2011

Electronic Arts is delaying the release of Mass Effect 3 into early 2012.

Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series, made the announcement through the game's official Facebook page.

"Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first three months of 2012. The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone's expectations."

Grand Champ
05-05-2011, 06:19 AM
Omfg.... tonight we riot..

Mass Effect 3 Delayed to 2012
EA delays third installment into early next year.
May 4, 2011

Electronic Arts is delaying the release of Mass Effect 3 into early 2012.

Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series, made the announcement through the game's official Facebook page.

"Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first three months of 2012. The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone's expectations."

I'm actually glad about this Ether.

1) they get more time to balance the game and fix bugs and crashes
2) I'll have plenty of stuff to do with Skyrim but will need a new game for early 2012 :)

Ether
05-05-2011, 01:47 PM
If it was released this year then it had a huge shot at GOTY. Next year, no chance. In america, no game stops GTA. GTAV is 2012 GOTY, even Bioshock Infinite is next year as well. Ton of great games.

GOTY this year will be either Skyrim or Uncharted 3.

maybe Gears 3 or Battlefield 3 too. Not sure.

Ether
05-05-2011, 01:48 PM
Skyrim release date wouldn't budge either i heard.

Dorian
05-05-2011, 05:57 PM
Uncharted 3, Diablo 3 and Mass Effect 3 will all be ATG'S.

Grand Champ
05-07-2011, 09:06 AM
If it was released this year then it had a huge shot at GOTY. Next year, no chance. In america, no game stops GTA. GTAV is 2012 GOTY, even Bioshock Infinite is next year as well. Ton of great games.

GOTY this year will be either Skyrim or Uncharted 3.

maybe Gears 3 or Battlefield 3 too. Not sure.

True, every Rockstar game is GOTY.

L.A Noire is out this year aswell!

Possible GOTY 2011: Skyrim, Uncharted, Gears of War 3, L.A. Noire

Possible GOTY 2012: ME3, GTA5, Bioshock Infinite, Diablo 3, Assassin's Creed 3

Gonna be some great years for gamers :)

IIIX JACK XIII
05-12-2011, 10:20 PM
Cant wait for this game, ME2 is one of the best games ever made, if 3 is half as good it'll be a classic

Big BRICKS
05-13-2011, 11:07 AM
Screw this thread lol, whenever I come here I end up jumping on ME2 and working through on insane.

the_ilest
05-13-2011, 01:10 PM
i want that game like crack. thats it.

coreyg100
05-15-2011, 04:11 PM
Yea if they make a Mass effect movie it will either be great or horrible.
Also, The decisions you make in ME2 have alot of impact in ME3

gatagata
05-15-2011, 04:52 PM
If they make a mass effect movie its gonna be horrible.

Ether
05-16-2011, 10:21 AM
Mass Effect 3 to Offer Same-Sex Relationships
Bioware will include same-sex love for Commander Shephard.

Mass Effect 3 will allow users to pursue same-sex relationships, regardless of whether they play as a male or female Commander Shephard.

Casey Hudson, Mass Effect 3's Executive Producer, has confirmed on his Twitter account that Mass Effect 3 will allow both gay and lesbian romances to blossom.

Hudson said he was "Happy to confirm [that Mass Effect 3] supports wider options for love interests [including] same-sex for [male and female] characters, reactive to how you interact [with] them in-game."

While same-sex flings were open to those who opted to play as a female Shephard in Mass Effect 2, they have so far been unavailable to those playing as a male Shephard.

As with all relationships in the Mass Effect franchise, they are likely to be optional, and will need to be actively pursued by the player in order to be experienced.

Mass Effect 3 is scheduled for release in early 2012.

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gatagata
05-16-2011, 01:07 PM
Mass Effect 3 to Offer Same-Sex Relationships
Bioware will include same-sex love for Commander Shephard.

Mass Effect 3 will allow users to pursue same-sex relationships, regardless of whether they play as a male or female Commander Shephard.

Casey Hudson, Mass Effect 3's Executive Producer, has confirmed on his Twitter account that Mass Effect 3 will allow both gay and lesbian romances to blossom.

Hudson said he was "Happy to confirm [that Mass Effect 3] supports wider options for love interests [including] same-sex for [male and female] characters, reactive to how you interact [with] them in-game."

While same-sex flings were open to those who opted to play as a female Shephard in Mass Effect 2, they have so far been unavailable to those playing as a male Shephard.

As with all relationships in the Mass Effect franchise, they are likely to be optional, and will need to be actively pursued by the player in order to be experienced.

Mass Effect 3 is scheduled for release in early 2012.

ign

Great, now what about threesomes?

Ether
06-02-2011, 01:19 PM
E3 2011: Mass Effect 3 - From Cover to Combat
We played Mass Effect 3. Find out how BioWare is redefining the sci-fi epic's combat.
June 2, 2011
by Arthur Gies


Mass Effect 3 plays like a shooter.

Sure, Mass Effect games have always looked like shooters, but they've never really played like them. Yeah, you pointed and shot at things, but the less tangible particulars of combat have always eluded BioWare's sci-fi epic. Gunplay in Mass Effect was a clunky exercise in behind-the-scenes dice rolls, RPG-style. Mass Effect 2's battles weren't the chore they often were in the original, but they weren't what anyone paid the price of admission for. The cover mechanic was limited in comparison to dedicated third person action games, and guns lacked any sort of oomph.

My playtime with Mass Effect 3 was set on the Salarian homeworld of Sur'Kesh. Ostensibly, my job was to escort a Krogan princess offworld. But in practice, my main job was kicking Cerberus ass across a science station, and Shepard was more equipped than ever to get the job done.

A host of seemingly small additions have changed the way Mass Effect 3 plays. Basic character movement is more responsive for starters, more animated. Guiding Shepard around is less of a struggle than it's ever been. Aiming also felt snappier, and guns have the punch now that they've always lacked.


These changes alter the way you can move around combat zones in Mass Effect 3. Previously, firefights in Mass Effect were mostly static affairs. You'd find a good sized bit of cover and fire away, or throw abilities at your enemies hoping they'd never really get in close enough to make Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2's unwieldy combat controls a liability. If you were a Vanguard, you might risk your life to use your powerful charge move, but it was an awkward maneuver that missed as often as it hit. But Mass Effect 3's revised movement and aiming make Shepard viable at variable ranges in a way he never was before.

Moving and shooting, a previously suicidal maneuver that most players outgrew within a few hours of Mass Effect 2, isn't just an option now - it's a good choice. Cover is still important; it's also been revamped from the last game, easier now to traverse and use dynamically rather than finding a point to set up at and pray that enemies don't close the gap. But BioWare wants you to mix it up in close - something made obvious by the revised melee system.

Cerberus shock troops? Not a problem.


The awkward melee shoves and slaps of past Mass Effects are gone. Formidable melee punches and attacks specific to each class have taken their place. The Soldier Shepard I used delivered some solid, fast punches that knocked enemies back without causing me to double over like I had shattered every bone in my hand. But the real new addition to close quarters combat is the instant melee kill - hold down the B or Circle button and Shepard will wind back to deliver a killing blow unique to his class, in this case a tech-blade in my Soldier's wrist armor. Shaped similarly to the energy-based armor used by Sentinel classes in Mass Effect, it cut down enemies in one hit. Other classes have their own heavy melee attacks - Adepts have blades of psionic energy that they use to cut down their enemies in close, for example.

Then there are the grenades. Mass Effect 3 sees a series debut for actual, round, conventional grenades. This adds yet another combat option to the game that changes the way Shepard can engage with enemies, and adds a new tactical wrinkle to flanking and other maneuvers.

All of these things combine to provide a shooting experience that, honestly, feels a bit surreal in a Mass Effect game. As I made my way to the Krogan princess on the other end of a science platform with my teammates Liara and Garrus, there was a point in the demo where Cerberus operatives stormed the opposite end of the corridor. The platform had the standard smattering of cover objects between us and the Cerberus forces, but there was also a passage to the right that flanked to the other side. Ordering Liara and Garrus to use their abilities as a diverson, I stuck to cover and ran to the corridor. I made my way to the end and blind-tossed a pair of grenades into the other side of the room.

As the explosions rocked the Cerberus personnel, I swung around the cover and quickly popped a pair of enemies with my assault rifle. Then I dashed forward, sprung over a bit of cover, and took out another Cerberus agent with a pair of quick melee strikes, then ducked back into cover and made my way around to the remaining enemy's rear, cutting him down with Shepard's tech blade.

It all felt like a different game, like a different series even. Where Mass Effect 2 felt like a slightly tighter Mass Effect combat-wise, Mass Effect 3 is in an entirely different space. The familiar elements that need to be there are intact - powers and talents are still in the same menu wheel structure, and weapon types remain unchanged. You're not going to select an assault rifle and be shocked by its looks. But you will be taken back by how well it works. I was. And now the wait to play Mass Effect 3 until 2012 is that much harder.


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Grand Champ
06-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Mass Effect 3 to Offer Same-Sex Relationships
Bioware will include same-sex love for Commander Shephard.

Mass Effect 3 will allow users to pursue same-sex relationships, regardless of whether they play as a male or female Commander Shephard.

Casey Hudson, Mass Effect 3's Executive Producer, has confirmed on his Twitter account that Mass Effect 3 will allow both gay and lesbian romances to blossom.

Hudson said he was "Happy to confirm [that Mass Effect 3] supports wider options for love interests [including] same-sex for [male and female] characters, reactive to how you interact [with] them in-game."

While same-sex flings were open to those who opted to play as a female Shephard in Mass Effect 2, they have so far been unavailable to those playing as a male Shephard.

As with all relationships in the Mass Effect franchise, they are likely to be optional, and will need to be actively pursued by the player in order to be experienced.

Mass Effect 3 is scheduled for release in early 2012.

ign

This is the most weak stuff ever! So now I can have homo sex with an alien that got the looks of a frog? Beastiality right here. At this point it's just.. weird.

Mr Frog man Alien... In ME3 you'll get it in the bum

http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/47971/ThaneKrios.jpg

Pez
06-02-2011, 04:12 PM
I just hope the Vanguard charge is still in the game. That was the best move, would have never made it through insanity without it.

Ether
06-06-2011, 03:43 PM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WqCqVAoCA8w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


hope it doesn't get taken down, brand new gameplay trailer.

Ether
06-06-2011, 04:36 PM
Gameplay Of Single player.

<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lBjoi5BiKoc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


may be taken down.

Grand Champ
06-06-2011, 07:04 PM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WqCqVAoCA8w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


hope it doesn't get taken down, brand new gameplay trailer.

Greeeeeeeeeeen!

oh...... ''You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Ether again.''

Can't believe this will be the last chapter of the franchise :(

Grand Champ
06-07-2011, 10:08 PM
New mass effect interview!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIwEIAu3zlY&feature=feedu

can't be embed..

Ether
07-18-2011, 12:11 AM
Meet Mass Effect 3's James Vega
BioWare shows off a brand new character!

To celebrate reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter Mass Effect 3's Executive Producer Casey Hudson has posted this fresh image of new face James Vega.

Vega, a human Systems Alliance soldier, is new for Mass Effect 3. As reported in the May 2011 issue of Game Informer, Vega has been designed to reflect the perspective of a new player experiencing the franchise; a capable soldier but a man unfamiliar with the current state of intergalactic politics.

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1182339/Mass-Effect-3-inline_1310960224.jpg


ign

- v e t -
07-18-2011, 12:28 AM
1 star thread

- v e t -
07-18-2011, 12:32 AM
;) ;)

DFletcher
07-18-2011, 05:27 AM
I am fond of these gaming series.
Awesome graphics and sounds.

Grand Champ
07-18-2011, 05:42 AM
He look like the dude from the Trailer, Ether..

Honestly, I care less about new companions and hope more to see old ones..

Ether
07-25-2011, 03:19 PM
Mass Effect 3: Decisions Have More Impact
Ensuring the world ends with a bang, not a whimper.

Bioware producer Casey Hudson has said that the decisions players make in Mass Effect 3 will have a bigger impact on the story than in any previous Mass Effect game.

"With the first one, we're kind of launching everything, and we're kind of throwing up these huge threads to the later stories," said Casey Hudson in an interview with Destructoid.

"And then with the second one, we're kind of inbetween. It's actually the toughest one to make, because it has to work with previous stuff and still tie-in with other stuff a little bit later.

"But with Mass Effect 3, this is really the opportunity to do whatever we want with the remainder of the story, which means players can do whatever they want with the remainder of the story. Your decision can have much bigger consequences, things that you've done earlier can have much bigger consequences.

"So we can really throw around a lot of big impacts from your decisions, from prior games and from decisions you'll make in Mass Effect 3.

"It's really astronomical. The number of different ways that you can play it, the combinations of different decisions that you can make, and then all the different ways that the story can end up depending on what you're doing.

"The whole story, the whole galaxy ends in a way that you're going to decide."



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Mass Effect 3 - Pick the Female Shephard


A small announcement about Mass Effect 3 was made at Comic-Con today. While it***8217;s not the biggest reveal, BioWare is allowing fans to choose their female Shepard via Facebook. The winning image will be featured in the game.

You can vote for your favorite

http://www.facebook.com/masseffect

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n543/DaIllOne/female_shepard-1.jpg


http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n543/DaIllOne/female_shepard-4.jpg

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n543/DaIllOne/female_shepard-5.jpg

Grand Champ
07-25-2011, 05:04 PM
Mass Effect 3: Decisions Have More Impact
Ensuring the world ends with a bang, not a whimper.

Bioware producer Casey Hudson has said that the decisions players make in Mass Effect 3 will have a bigger impact on the story than in any previous Mass Effect game.

"With the first one, we're kind of launching everything, and we're kind of throwing up these huge threads to the later stories," said Casey Hudson in an interview with Destructoid.

"And then with the second one, we're kind of inbetween. It's actually the toughest one to make, because it has to work with previous stuff and still tie-in with other stuff a little bit later.

"But with Mass Effect 3, this is really the opportunity to do whatever we want with the remainder of the story, which means players can do whatever they want with the remainder of the story. Your decision can have much bigger consequences, things that you've done earlier can have much bigger consequences.

"So we can really throw around a lot of big impacts from your decisions, from prior games and from decisions you'll make in Mass Effect 3.

"It's really astronomical. The number of different ways that you can play it, the combinations of different decisions that you can make, and then all the different ways that the story can end up depending on what you're doing.

"The whole story, the whole galaxy ends in a way that you're going to decide."



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Mass Effect 3 - Pick the Female Shephard


A small announcement about Mass Effect 3 was made at Comic-Con today. While it’s not the biggest reveal, BioWare is allowing fans to choose their female Shepard via Facebook. The winning image will be featured in the game.

You can vote for your favorite

http://www.facebook.com/masseffect

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n543/DaIllOne/female_shepard-1.jpg


http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n543/DaIllOne/female_shepard-4.jpg

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n543/DaIllOne/female_shepard-5.jpg

I never play fem-Shep but I think the 2nd one is decent.

First one is a dyke and third one is blond.

Ether
08-13-2011, 01:26 AM
Miss ME2. Great game. Who's still got it?

Big BRICKS
08-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Miss ME2. Great game. Who's still got it?

Me, that game is the bomb dude.

That second female sheppard is fap worthy btw haha

Ether
08-13-2011, 03:49 PM
Did anyone get The Arrival Dlc? I did everything there is to do on ME2 but I didn't still have it when the new dlc dropped. I guess it's a prologue to ME3.

Grand Champ
08-13-2011, 10:40 PM
Did anyone get The Arrival Dlc? I did everything there is to do on ME2 but I didn't still have it when the new dlc dropped. I guess it's a prologue to ME3.

That's pretty much all it is... and hour of Mass Effect and a little prologue.

Ether
08-17-2011, 04:16 PM
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New Trailer

Grand Champ
08-17-2011, 08:21 PM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MgNdD-9IPew" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


New Trailer

Looked a bit stiff :lol1:

That being said, it looks like we got Garrus and Liara back. a new type of heavy mech plus grenades for the first time!

Ether
08-29-2011, 12:43 AM
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PAX: It's Official, Female Shepard Is a Redhead

The final colour of default FemShep's locks decided by fan vote.

The new default female Shepard model in Mass Effect 3 has been decided thanks to voting by Mass Effect fans on Facebook, and she's a redhead.

Check out BioWare TV to watch the reveal filmed from PAX, which was hosted by FemShep voice actress Jennifer Hale.

Redheaded Shepard, who will be gracing the cover of the Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition, won with a landslide. Her 19,576 votes were nearly quadruple the votes for the blonde version that won the first round of the voting process.

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/119/1191247/Mass-Effect-3_article_1314587963.jpg

Andre Wardttke
08-29-2011, 06:59 AM
I dunno how a atmospheric, story driven RPG turned into a Gears of War clone.

Why oh why can't they just go back to the Mass Effect 1 formula.

Ether
10-10-2011, 12:48 PM
Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Confirmed
Fancy saving the universe with your friends?

Mass Effect 3 will have multiplayer.

The announcement comes via the Australian games magazine PC PowerPlay.

In a preview of its November's issue its website says, "That's right - Mass Effect 3 is getting multiplayer! We travel to BioWare's office in Edmonton for hands-on time with the series' first foray into online gameplay, and chat with Mass Effect Series Producer and Mass Effect 3 Project Director Casey Hudson about the decision to go multiplayer in the epic battle for the galaxy."

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/119/1199220/mass-effect-3-20111010030129757.jpg

Recently IGN reported that Mass Effect 3 was to get a "killer new feature", with a South African advertisement listing an "online multiplayer pass" as one of the features of the Collectors Edition.

While the coverline "Fight alongside your friends as the galaxy goes to war!" suggests some form of co-op, no futher details have yet been released.

So while no great surprise, what do you think about multiplayer officially coming to the Mass Effect universe?

_



lame, will pass on multi.

squealpiggy
10-10-2011, 08:33 PM
I dunno how a atmospheric, story driven RPG turned into a Gears of War clone.

Why oh why can't they just go back to the Mass Effect 1 formula.

The main thrust of ME is the story, dialogue and exploration. The combat was a bit wank in the first one and they have improved upon it to make Sheppard control more like an elite warrior. It isn't a Gears clone, nothing like it.

Ether
10-10-2011, 11:49 PM
BioWare Details Mass Effect 3 Co-Op
"It is still possible to achieve the optimal, complete ending of the game in Mass Effect 3 through single-player alone."

Earlier today we learned about Mass Effect 3's new cooperative multiplayer, and BioWare has now provided the first details.

In a new post on the BioWare forums, community coordinator Chris Priestly described what players can expect from the new mode.

According to Priestly, "players can choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine their weapons, powers and abilities to devastating effect as they fight together to liberate key territories from enemy control."

Priestly also revealed that co-op missions will affect the single player campaign, having a "direct impact" and "giving players an alternative method of achieving ultimate victory."


This "alternative method" appears to be called "Mass Effect 3: Galaxy At War," a new system that will allow gamers to alter a Galactic Readiness level that gauges the player's level of preparation for the game's final battle.

Priestly wrote that "players can impact their game's Galactic Readiness level in multiple ways via the Mass Effect 3: Galaxy at War system, including multiplayer. Other platforms and interfaces will be announced in the coming months."

Most importantly, Priestly added that these cooperative modes will be completely optional, and that the full experience is still available in single-player mode.

"It is important to note that the system is entirely optional and just another way players can have control over your game experience," Priestly wrote. "It is still possible to achieve the optimal, complete ending of the game in Mass Effect 3 through single-player alone."

Priestly confirmed that the game's multiplayer will be limited to cooperative play and will not include competitive multiplayer. He added that the co-op modes were developed by a team that was completely separate from those who developed the single-player campaign.

Finally, it was revealed that co-op will not feature existing players, and that instead "players will create custom characters to fight on different and unique fronts in the war. This will include the ability to play as favorites like Turians, Krogans, Asari and more***8230;each with their own unique set of abilities." These characters will level up and be able to upgrade weapons during the course of co-op play.

Mass Effect 3 is set to hit stores on March 6, 2012.

Ether
11-05-2011, 09:57 AM
Mass Effect 3 Beta Leaks to Xbox Live
Private beta mistakenly made public.


UPDATE: BioWare has responded to the leak on its official forums. BioWare's Jesse Houston wrote the following:

"As most of you know by now, this evening an accidental leak occurred of some early Mass Effect 3 beta code. Microsoft has advised us that through human error at their end, content which was meant for internal beta testing was flagged incorrectly and released to individuals who had signed up for the beta of the Xbox Live dashboard update. It has since been taken down and deactivated.

We'd like to stress that the leaked code is in a rough, unfinished state and was not meant for public release. The content is not final, and is not reflective of the quality of the finished, polished game due for release on March 6, 2012 (March 9 in Europe).

One feature that was present in this early build is a set of game play modes that are in development. In the beta code they are referred to as "action mode", "story mode" and "RPG mode". We want to stress that these features are still in the early stages of development and will receive considerable iteration and refinement. These modes are designed to give players an even finer degree of control over their game experience than ever before. Whether it be someone who finds the combat difficult but wants to experience the amazing story, someone who wants to focus on the action and combat game play, or fans who want the rich, story-driven RPG Mass Effect experience they've come to love ***8211; Mass Effect 3 will support all of these options. We'll have more info in the days ahead!"

Original story follows:


A closed beta for Mass Effect 3 was mistakenly made public on Xbox Live today. The beta was available for a short time as a 1.8 GB download and featured both single-player and multiplayer modes.

The download is no longer available, but some players were able to access gameplay sections and cutscenes, as well as in-game menus revealing Origin integration, game options and character selection screens.


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Users on the NeoGAF forums were able to capture both screenshots and video of the various modes, including character creation and Galaxy at War. The content appears to have been mostly similar to the modes we saw in September, though the beta was missing some sound effects and textures that will appear in the finished game.

The download is likely the same as the demo that BioWare detailed last month. An official release date for the multiplayer beta has still not been revealed, though the single player demo is scheduled to be released in January.

the_ilest
11-05-2011, 12:45 PM
dang i was playing the beta yesterday it was really good. but today in the morning all the servers are shutdown and i can't force start the beta whack. it just like the gears beta you need online. stupid **** i only played for like a 3 good hours.

bojangles1987
11-05-2011, 02:01 PM
So mad I missed out on this beta. Love what I saw in the videos.

Ether
11-17-2011, 08:42 PM
Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition Goodies Confirmed
Here's what you'll get for your $80.


Back at E3 this past year, we discussed Mass Effect 3's Collector's Edition, which was set to come with a bunch of goodies for $79.99. We had some details about what was in this special edition, but now that a new video has surfaced on the website of the retailer GameStop, we can confirm the exact content of Mass Effect 3's Collector's Edition.

Here's what you can expect to find:

Tin Case
70-Page Hardcover Art Book
Exclusive "Bonus Squad Appearances" (Ashley Williams, Liara T'Soni, James Vega and Kaidan Alenko)
Exclusive N7 Weaponry (Crusader, Eagle, Hurricane and Valiant)
4"x6" Lithographic Print of Normandy
Fabric N7 Patch
Digital Mass Effect 3 Soundtrack
Exclusive Mass Effect Invasion Comic
Bonus Xbox Live Avatars
"Classified" Bonus Character and Mission

The most interesting extra is undoubtedly the "classified" bonus character and mission. And as far as PlayStation 3 gamers are concerned, it's unclear whether a special XMB theme or something else will be available in place of the Xbox Live Avatar.

F l i c k e r
11-17-2011, 08:50 PM
Kinda sucks 3 is supposed to be the last one. Could have done sooooooooo much more with the concept and universe they created.

Grand Champ
11-17-2011, 08:57 PM
Kinda sucks 3 is supposed to be the last one. Could have done sooooooooo much more with the concept and universe they created.

I'm fine with it, rather end it on a high note than milking it to everyone is sick of it.

In different news:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6Tfcsx4nU&feature=feedu

Not too bad!

Andre Wardttke
11-18-2011, 06:45 PM
The main thrust of ME is the story, dialogue and exploration. The combat was a bit wank in the first one and they have improved upon it to make Sheppard control more like an elite warrior. It isn't a Gears clone, nothing like it.

Where was the exploration in ME2?

Ether
12-01-2011, 08:52 PM
Anybody else ready to ****ing finally play this?

bojangles1987
12-01-2011, 10:02 PM
Kinda sucks 3 is supposed to be the last one. Could have done sooooooooo much more with the concept and universe they created.

It's only the last one with Shepard. They've basically confirmed they aren't done with the series after this, there's too much there.

And yes Ether, I am ready to play this. Demo in January!!!

DeadLikeMe
12-02-2011, 04:54 PM
I have gotten so impatient waiting for ME3 that I just started yet another playthrough of ME2

Ether
12-10-2011, 11:20 PM
Shown just hours ago, 2011 VGA's ME3 TRAILER"

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may be taken down.

bojangles1987
12-11-2011, 01:07 AM
Shown just hours ago, 2011 VGA's ME3 TRAILER"

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I-URQQTDBcI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

may be taken down.

Yes. Want. Now.

Mannie Phresh
12-13-2011, 10:13 AM
awesome cant wait

Ether
01-01-2012, 01:57 PM
2 more months. It's really about to be here.


Starting on Hardcore. Being a Paragon first run-through. Soldier Class.

bojangles1987
01-01-2012, 07:27 PM
2 more months. It's really about to be here.


Starting on Hardcore. Being a Paragon first run-through. Soldier Class.

My main character's an Infiltrator, love me some sniper rifles. I don't know what I'm going to end up doing as far as Paragon/Renegade, probably will differ depending on who I'm talking to.

Ether
01-04-2012, 12:29 PM
Mass Effect 3 Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed
Retailer-exclusive guns and armor.
January 4, 2012

BioWare has revealed the pre-order bonuses for Mass Effect 3. In a new post on the game's official site, two guns and a unique piece of armor have been announced as retailer-exclusive incentives.

With a pre-order from any retailer, players will receive an M55 Argus Assault Rifle for use in-game. In addition, anyone who pre-orders the game from GameStop will receive N7 Warfare Gear, including N7 Defender Armor and an N7 Valkyrie Assault Rifle. Customers who pre-order from Origin will receive an AT12 Raider Shotgun.

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These items will be available with a pre-order of the standard edition or the N7 Collector's Edition. According to BioWare, "if you have already pre-ordered your pre-order will rollover and you will be automatically granted the items."

For more on the game's Collector's Edition goodies, be sure to see our full rundown of its contents. Mass Effect 3 will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 6th.

Dorian
01-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Can't wait for MF3 :cool2:

Ether
01-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Mass Effect 3 Meets Kingdoms of Amalur
EA announces crossover.
January 11, 2012


EA has announced a crossover between Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Mass Effect 3. Playing the demo for Kingdoms of Amalur will unlock two Reckoning-inspired in-game items in Mass Effect 3, while playing the Mass Effect 3 demo will unlock armor and a weapon in Kingdoms of Amalur.

http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/121/1216285/01reck_1326301157.jpg

Playing Mass Effect 3 will unlock N7 armor and omni-blades in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The armor is "inspired by Commander Shepard's iconic N7 battle armor including Helm, Cuirass, Gauntlets, Chausses and Greaves." The weapons are omni-blade daggers meant for close combat, and EA describes them as "stemming from Commander Shepard's Omni-Tool." The items will be unlocked in Kingdoms of Amalur when it's released on February 7th.


http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/121/1216285/02me3_1326301266.jpg

Meanwhile, playing Amalur will lead to Reckoner Knight Armor and a Chakram Launcher weapon in Mass Effect 3. EA says the armor "will maximize damage done in close-quarters combat while a beefed***8211;up power cell feeds energy into weapon systems to increase projectile velocity," and that the launcher "uses a fabricator to manufacture lightweight, explosive ammunition discs." The items will be available in Mass Effect 3 when it launches on March 6th.

The Kingdoms of Amalur demo will be released on January 17th, while the Mass Effect 3 demo is due later this month. Last week, additional items were also announced for Mass Effect 3 in the form of pre-order bonuses.

Pez
01-11-2012, 09:34 PM
My main character's an Infiltrator, love me some sniper rifles. I don't know what I'm going to end up doing as far as Paragon/Renegade, probably will differ depending on who I'm talking to.

paragon is boring. renegade has all the fun scenes.

Mannie Phresh
01-14-2012, 12:32 AM
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armor and rifle dlc if you download this game demo on jan 17th

Mannie Phresh
01-14-2012, 12:38 AM
starting me3 my main character is renegade, saved wrex, saved the council, saved rachni queen, made captain anderson a council member. banged liara in pt 1. pt 2 baged jack, had a romance with tali, saved everybody, did all side missions destroyed collector base. play has soldier, use reverant, and mostly kestral armor with the head shot bonus visor.

bojangles1987
01-14-2012, 03:08 PM
starting me3 my main character is renegade, saved wrex, saved the council, saved rachni queen, made captain anderson a council member. banged liara in pt 1. pt 2 baged jack, had a romance with tali, saved everybody, did all side missions destroyed collector base. play has soldier, use reverant, and mostly kestral armor with the head shot bonus visor.

I sucked with my main character, which is my first playthrough of ME2. I lost Thane, Wrex, either Miranda or Jack I can't remember, and someone else, I don't remember. It's the only time I ever lost anyone I didn't mean to.

Ether
01-15-2012, 02:34 PM
I guess this is bad news for PC players? I don't know, don't play PC games.


Mass Effect 3 Will Require Origin on PC
Both physical and digital copies.

BioWare has confirmed that Origin will be required to play Mass Effect 3 on PC. In a forum post, Bioware's Chris Priestly revealed that physical and digital copies will require "a one time, single authorization for the single player game" and that "there is no limit to the number of installs. Playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer will require a constant connection."

In addition, like other recent EA titles, Mass Effect 3 won't be available on Steam. According to Priestly, "Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. We are intent on providing Mass Effect to players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play their game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our consumers."

Priestly confirmed that "users will be allowed to opt-out of Mass Effect 3 data collection from inside the game," and refuted a question about Origin being spyware. "Origin is not spyware, and does not use or install spyware on users' machines," he wrote. "In order to allow Origin to install games and their patches for everyone to use, Origin implements a permission change that results in Windows, not Origin, reviewing the filenames in the ProgramData/Origin folder. This is an ordinary Windows function, not an information-gathering process."

Mass Effect 3 will be released on March 6th.

Grand Champ
01-15-2012, 04:09 PM
Had pre-ordered it for PC if it wasn't for the fact that my former ME games are on Xbox ..

Now I'm kinda glad I'm on Xbox for ME.. What a hazzle..

Ether
01-16-2012, 07:05 PM
Confirmed Returning Characters

Ambassador Donnel Udina
Ashley Williams**
Captain David Anderson
Captain Kirrahe**
Conrad Verner*
EDI
Garrus*
Grunt*
Jacob Taylor*
Jack*
Joker (Jeff Moreau)


Kaidan Alenko**
Kelly Chambers*
Legion*
Liara T'Soni
Miranda Lawson*
Mordin Solus*
Tali'Zorah vas Normandy*
Thane Krios*
The Illusive Man
Urdnot Wrex**
Zaeed Massani*


Note: *If the character survived Mass Effect 2. **If the character survived Mass Effect 1.


New Characters


James Vega (new squad member)
Kai Leng (from Mass Effect: Retribution book)
The Prothean (new squad member, unconfirmed)

Squad Members

Squad Members are the characters in your party. Here are the confirmed Squad Members in Mass Effect 3:

Ashley Williams
Garrus Vakarian
James Vega
Kaidan Alenko
Liara T'Soni
Tali'Zorah vas Normandy


IGN

Mannie Phresh
01-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Massive rumors on the bioware me3 forums that the delux edition bonus squad mate will be prothean possibly found on prothean ruins on mars.

Mannie Phresh
01-24-2012, 09:31 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/episode/gametrailers-tv/144?ch=1

latest vids and info from me3

illusive man and shepherd have a war of words on mars

Mannie Phresh
01-24-2012, 09:38 PM
if you watch that gametrailers vid youll see a scene where youre fighting indoctrinated yahg aka the shadow broker race. 6 weeks peeps. i cant wait. also major rumors of a prothian squadee

Mannie Phresh
01-24-2012, 09:46 PM
kai leng appears to be illusive mans new right hand man. illusive man in new vid says he has a new right hand man to replace shepherd although on wiki apperantly leng has been doing wet work for cerberus for years. this is my opinion only.

bojangles1987
01-25-2012, 05:42 PM
if you watch that gametrailers vid youll see a scene where youre fighting indoctrinated yahg aka the shadow broker race. 6 weeks peeps. i cant wait. also major rumors of a prothian squadee

I don't get how they could give you a Prothean squad mate. That's somewhat retarded.

F l i c k e r
01-25-2012, 10:25 PM
Don't know if want to buy day 1.

No Kasumi? I wanted to mack her the most out of everyone. Well, her and the death touch *****. But you get a game over for that one. Want what you can't have right? :lol1:

Mannie Phresh
01-28-2012, 06:47 AM
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iKtK0Cgo-nOjuUo9NpPYHQUxAc2d8tc2hTq49dTsAts/edit?hl=fi%EF%BF%BD&pli=1#

MassEffect multiplayer info

Mannie Phresh
01-28-2012, 06:53 AM
I don't get how they could give you a Prothean squad mate. That's somewhat retarded.

the rumor is hes frozen on the prothian ruins on mars...

Mannie Phresh
01-29-2012, 03:48 PM
http://www.technologytell.com/gaming/87927/the-art-of-the-mass-effect-universe-edi-and-prothean-images-leaked/

character art for new prothean sqaud mate leaked also edi has a robot body now image also.

gatagata
01-29-2012, 04:17 PM
http://www.technologytell.com/gaming/87927/the-art-of-the-mass-effect-universe-edi-and-prothean-images-leaked/

character art for new prothean sqaud mate leaked also edi has a robot body now image also.

Finally someone for Joker to ****. (I mean EDI not the prothean.)

Mannie Phresh
01-29-2012, 04:46 PM
Finally someone for Joker to ****. (I mean EDI not the prothean.)

prothean looks cool as hell.

bojangles1987
01-29-2012, 07:04 PM
prothean looks cool as hell.

Fantastic, if they are going to have a Prothean in the game I'm glad he looks like that. Enough like a Collector to see the resemblance, but different enough to where you can see how the Collectors were different.

Mannie Phresh
01-29-2012, 07:17 PM
Fantastic, if they are going to have a Prothean in the game I'm glad he looks like that. Enough like a Collector to see the resemblance, but different enough to where you can see how the Collectors were different.

what i was thinking his heads smaller than the collectors which makes sense and his armor looks cool. not sold on robo edi.

Ether
01-29-2012, 07:21 PM
I prefer to always use Default Male Shepard. Don't like the creation on Bioware games.

Mannie Phresh
01-29-2012, 07:27 PM
I prefer to always use Default Male Shepard. Don't like the creation on Bioware games.

i like the personalize look better personally. some of do look down syndrome though.

bojangles1987
01-29-2012, 08:24 PM
I prefer to always use Default Male Shepard. Don't like the creation on Bioware games.

No matter what I did, customized Shepards in ME1 always have these puffy, small, horrible eyes when I tried to create my own. So I went with default or one of the presets. Never tried in ME2.

Ether
01-29-2012, 08:43 PM
I always liked getting smashed with that one old lady on the ship. Hilarious the first time I seen it.

For my first run-through I'm not sure if I want to continue from my ME2 data or not, it's completed on Insane and 2 people are dead. I did it with Sentinel Class. Perfect for Insane.

Mannie Phresh
01-29-2012, 10:19 PM
I always liked getting smashed with that one old lady on the ship. Hilarious the first time I seen it.

For my first run-through I'm not sure if I want to continue from my ME2 data or not, it's completed on Insane and 2 people are dead. I did it with Sentinel Class. Perfect for Insane.

Alway's wanted to f@ck Dr. Chakwas.

Mannie Phresh
01-30-2012, 12:09 AM
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n576/mannie_phresh1/Mass_Effect_3_Jack.jpg
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n576/mannie_phresh1/Mass_Effect_3_Garrus.jpg
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n576/mannie_phresh1/mass_effect_3_coop.jpg

thats talis face.

Hitman Hodgson
01-30-2012, 08:30 AM
I'd never played ME before and I got ME 2 with my new 360 console 18 months ago and I finally finished it twice the other day, and now I can't wait for the 3rd game.

Out of interest what did everyone do at the end of the 2nd one? On my first play through I kept the reaper station but 2nd time round I thought I'd be better destroying it as I thought the Illusive man just wanted it to take over the galaxy.

Ether
01-31-2012, 02:25 PM
Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Revealed
Behind the scenes as voice actors discuss their characters.
January 31, 2012


EA has released a new video offering up interviews with Mass Effect 3's voice talent including Martin Sheen, Seth Green, Ali Hillis, Jennifer Hale and Jessica Chobot.

The actors talk about their roles as well as touching upon the game's focus on story, character development and personal player choices. Freddie Prinze Jr, who plays James Vega, explains "gamers want to be able to make the decisions they would make. Sometimes you want to be evil. Sometimes you want to punch someone instead of saying, 'hey, you should have been there.'"

Seth Green, the voice of Joker, adds "It's a great opportunity for gamers to have a game that is so expansive and enveloping."

Tricia Helfer (Edi) and Allie Hillis (Liara) talk about the emotional development of their characters. Jessica Chobot, best known as a host for IGN shows but also a voice actor, plays lookalike Diana Allers.

She explains, "I'm incredibly honored to be a part of the game. Up to this point in all my video game playing I've really cared about what I can do and getting to the end goal. I'm not doing that any more. I'm playing because I want to see what happens to Shepard."

Necrophobic
01-31-2012, 05:18 PM
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thats talis face.


What happened to Quarrians dying a **** awful death if they took of their masks? Im gonna kill every mother****er in ME3.

Ether
02-06-2012, 04:30 PM
30 more days until default Shepard comes out.

bojangles1987
02-06-2012, 08:48 PM
Demo in one week.

F l i c k e r
02-07-2012, 01:37 AM
What happened to Quarrians dying a **** awful death if they took of their masks? Im gonna kill every mother****er in ME3.


Well, Tali didn't die when you **** her face, sooo? :dunno: :lol1:

Mannie Phresh
02-10-2012, 03:54 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/szIkBoj1G7s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Kai Leng at 0:08 hes like the saren of me3.

Mannie Phresh
02-10-2012, 04:04 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_STuujNowGg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

new vid

squealpiggy
02-10-2012, 09:25 PM
Well, Tali didn't die when you **** her face, sooo? :dunno: :lol1:

Tali :wank:

Mannie Phresh
02-10-2012, 09:35 PM
Tali :wank:

shes in my avi... and yes wank worthy

Ether
02-10-2012, 09:57 PM
:( She's not alive on my continuing file guys... :(

bojangles1987
02-11-2012, 03:01 PM
:( She's not alive on my continuing file guys... :(

Well you better change that. Tali> everyone except Mordin.

Mannie Phresh
02-12-2012, 04:35 PM
:( She's not alive on my continuing file guys... :(

if you have eveybodies loyalty then save it right before you enter the omega 4 relay if somebody dies reset from your save its always randomized.

DeadLikeMe
02-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Is Morinth going to back? I have 8 playthroughs saved up carried from ME1 onwards...

gatagata
02-12-2012, 05:06 PM
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-Lowkey-
02-14-2012, 07:14 AM
The character creation is terrible once again I don't want to be the default Shepard underwear models don't save galaxy's but its either that or create another character that looks more alien than half the crew.

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Mannie Phresh
02-14-2012, 05:18 PM
ot the xbox demo at 8:30am. sadly still waiting for ps3 demo.

bojangles1987
02-14-2012, 07:40 PM
ot the xbox demo at 8:30am. sadly still waiting for ps3 demo.

7:30 PM and no PSN demo. F***ing pricks. Don't lie and say the demo is coming out on a certain day if it doesn't come out until midnight or some sh**.

Mannie Phresh
02-15-2012, 03:23 AM
7:30 PM and no PSN demo. F***ing pricks. Don't lie and say the demo is coming out on a certain day if it doesn't come out until midnight or some sh**.

got it at 8pm pacific time it was awesome got collectors edition for xbox n ps3 cant wait.

bojangles1987
02-15-2012, 10:52 AM
got it at 8pm pacific time it was awesome got collectors edition for xbox n ps3 cant wait.

Pacific time? That means it came out at midnight here on the East Coast. Pricks.

It was worth it when I played it today though. Man was that a good demo. Maybe I'm retarded, but I had no idea how to use grenades.

gatagata
02-15-2012, 03:26 PM
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Smokin'J
02-15-2012, 08:56 PM
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Smokin'J
02-16-2012, 01:51 PM
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Smokin'J
02-16-2012, 02:01 PM
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Ether
02-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Outside, go.


Early Copies of Mass Effect 3 Launched into Space
And one of them can be yours.
February 16, 2012


EA is sending early copies of Mass Effect 3 into space.

Weather balloons carrying early copies of the game are set to launch from New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, London and Paris. The games will be equipped with a GPS tracking device, allowing fans to track their progress. When the balloons land, anyone who finds one will be able to snag a copy of Mass Effect 3 a week or more ahead of its release.


http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/121/1218934/a_1329431290.jpg


The balloons will be able to be tracked via Mass Effect's official site. Mass Effect 3 will hit stores on March 6th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.


USATODAY

Chex31
02-20-2012, 12:11 AM
Just pre-ordered.

Time to go back and replay ME1 and 2 again, haven't in awhile.

Mannie Phresh
03-01-2012, 12:52 AM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DN3Y5ylc48E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

im killin reapers to this song if i jailbreak my ps3 lol. i have a 360 but i dont use it much. ok so a rumor at the bioware forums about not so good endins in white from here on out the rumor is that a bad ending possible only outcome for victory, shepherd has a bomb that will make the the super massive blackhole at the center of the galaxy blow the whole damn galaxy. offers ultimatum to reapers we will die on our feet in turn destroying all of your kind if you dont leave. if they do leave they destroy the mass effect relays when they leave setting the gallaxy back centuries possibly millenia.

Mannie Phresh
03-01-2012, 03:09 AM
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Mannie Phresh
03-03-2012, 12:54 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/R2W3mif0z-Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Launch Trailer Schuwing!!!

Mannie Phresh
03-03-2012, 03:40 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GOCqcmJRr5M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

edis robot body will be replacing legion as the teams infiltrater

Mannie Phresh
03-03-2012, 04:36 AM
motherf@ckin bump

Ether
03-03-2012, 09:20 AM
I'm almost done with my newest ME2 renegade file, can't wait for tuesday, probably going to midnight release Monday Night to get this and SFXT.


Did anybody kill Samara and get Morinth? apparently you need like 90% renegade meter full and im like 70, so im beating the dlcs and saving her loyalty mission for last.

*Boss*
03-03-2012, 01:13 PM
Damn , time goes by fast. Just realized the is coming out on Monday..... Still got my original game save from mass effect 1&2. Plan on continuing with my renegade character. I just hope this game will have more rpg elements like the first one.

Mannie Phresh
03-03-2012, 05:34 PM
I'm almost done with my newest ME2 renegade file, can't wait for tuesday, probably going to midnight release Monday Night to get this and SFXT.


Did anybody kill Samara and get Morinth? apparently you need like 90% renegade meter full and im like 70, so im beating the dlcs and saving her loyalty mission for last.

switch your health 4 option from the attack bonus to the charm bonus youll get the bump in ren charm u need to get her and yeah just finished my renegade game lol

bojangles1987
03-03-2012, 05:46 PM
I'm almost done with my newest ME2 renegade file, can't wait for tuesday, probably going to midnight release Monday Night to get this and SFXT.


Did anybody kill Samara and get Morinth? apparently you need like 90% renegade meter full and im like 70, so im beating the dlcs and saving her loyalty mission for last.

I got Morinth once, there's no way to do it except on a second playthrough, because I had full Paragon and it didn't work, and full renegade and it didn't work. Second playthrough has to be the only way.

Three more days!! F*** yeah!!!!!!!!!!

Da7thsign
03-03-2012, 08:16 PM
Only a few days!!!!!!!!!!! Im pumped. Just beat Mass Effect 1 and 2 to prepare for this game.

Mannie Phresh
03-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Only a few days!!!!!!!!!!! Im pumped. Just beat Mass Effect 1 and 2 to prepare for this game.

just beat the collectors but i got to finish the overlord and arrival before monday night. renegade playthrough. wrapped my paragon play a month ago.

gatagata
03-04-2012, 10:09 AM
Did anybody manage NOT to kill Wrex in ME1?
Both times I played I had to kill him.
Is he the leader on Tuchanka in ME2 if you don't kill him?

bojangles1987
03-04-2012, 06:51 PM
Did anybody manage NOT to kill Wrex in ME1?
Both times I played I had to kill him.
Is he the leader on Tuchanka in ME2 if you don't kill him?

If you get his family armor for him, which he'll tell you about if you keep talking to him, you shouldn't even need large paragon or renegade to not have to kill him. He is the leader on Tuchanka if alive.

DeadLikeMe
03-05-2012, 09:29 PM
I haven't been this excited for a game since...Mass Effect 2...

Big Op
03-05-2012, 09:36 PM
bought it yesterday (pre-owned). can't wait... the new resident evil game looks good too

Pez
03-05-2012, 10:51 PM
i wish my saved game files were on my ps3 instead of my pc. my renegade vanguard is badass.

*Boss*
03-05-2012, 11:57 PM
My game is downloading via origin as we speak !!!!

gatagata
03-06-2012, 07:42 AM
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Cutthroat
03-06-2012, 02:47 PM
i wish my saved game files were on my ps3 instead of my pc. my renegade vanguard is badass.



I'm pretty sure you can just mod it with a USB. I know you can for the 360. You can give yourself all the renegade/paragon points as well as choose which squad members you want, you choose if you killed wrex in part 1, give yourself any talent points you want etc. You wouldn't even have to really play the game except for the last mission.

Ether
03-06-2012, 02:51 PM
I continued my ME data, Wrex is dead. Ashley is dead, and I'm stuck with Kaiden. And Legion and Tali are dead too. This is gonna be interesting, on Hardcore. Soldier, maxed out Adrenaline Rush and Incendiary Ammo already.

Cutthroat
03-06-2012, 03:19 PM
When you import a ME2 character you don't get the option to choose "action, story or RPG" it automatically chooses RPG which is the exact same thing as the last two ME games.

Action chooses the dialogue for you, Story is almost the same as RPG except the Enemy A.I is really dumb and it's really easy, RPG is basically the classic mode.

It also starts you off with your last level! I'm started off at a level 30 soldier, my Adrenaline, Concussive, Incendiary ammo, disruptor ammo, cryo, and combat master are all almost maxed out! My two squad members just started the game off with 30+ talent points.

Managed to save ALL my squad members on the suicide mission on insanity as well, also saved Wrex on part 1.

The gameplay is pretty damn easy though, I think I might change it to insanity. I wonder if there is an achievement though for beating it on insanity because you can't choose the difficulty right away in the beginning.

Perhaps if I were to start a brand new game without importing I'd be able to change the difficulty setting before the game even starts like they had in ME1 and ME2...

Roja's480
03-06-2012, 05:48 PM
finished, was boring it must be cuz i never played the first 2 games

MartialRed
03-07-2012, 04:08 AM
Haven't played it yet. I heard some controversy about the ending. Anyone happy with it?

Smokin'J
03-07-2012, 12:47 PM
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basically saying ME3 is unoriginal

Smokin'J
03-07-2012, 12:54 PM
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Pez
03-08-2012, 01:15 AM
the recharge on the vanguard charge is so damn slow. how can i go beast mode with this ****? i havent had enough points to upgrade my powers to max but i hope it gets a lot faster.

Mannie Phresh
03-08-2012, 04:36 AM
the recharge on the vanguard charge is so damn slow. how can i go beast mode with this ****? i havent had enough points to upgrade my powers to max but i hope it gets a lot faster.

drop weapons they add weight. look at your total weight when equiping weapons keep it at 100% or less. it will max out at 200% recommended weight.

bojangles1987
03-08-2012, 06:03 AM
Got this yesterday, f***ing amazing so far.

BEDROOM BULLY
03-08-2012, 08:10 AM
Whats the multiplayer like?

If i get 20+ hours out of the main game and the multi is pretty good.. my 60£ is on the way to Bioware

Pez
03-08-2012, 10:00 AM
drop weapons they add weight. look at your total weight when equiping weapons keep it at 100% or less. it will max out at 200% recommended weight.

weight affects power cooldowns? i would think weight affects run speed or something.

-Kev-
03-08-2012, 04:27 PM
I have been wanting to get in to Mass Effect for years now, but could never pull it off. You can give me all three games for free, and I still would think about even trying it. I see all the hype around the game, but something about it makes me not want to get it. I think it's a game I would try, and then shelf it for eternity, like a lot of other games I have. I guess i'm just not a big gamer and don't get easily impressed.

bojangles1987
03-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Damn, I'm only 9 hours or so into it and there are an entire game worth of great character moments.

*Boss*
03-09-2012, 12:13 AM
Good game. I hate the fact that they removed the planet exploring feature that was in mass effect 1.

Mannie Phresh
03-09-2012, 07:28 PM
weight affects power cooldowns? i would think weight affects run speed or something.

yeah actually i dont like the new feature. you would think with mass effect fields and the same tech powering suit armor that weight wouldnt be an issue especially with soldier class.

Mannie Phresh
03-09-2012, 08:20 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uu1969WQ5I0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Thane Krios vs Kai Leng EPIC. Warning do not watch spoilers.

bojangles1987
03-09-2012, 09:06 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uu1969WQ5I0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Thane Krios vs Kai Leng EPIC. Warning do not watch spoilers.

Nice. Thane's dead with the character on my first playthrough, so I didn't see this.

Mannie Phresh
03-09-2012, 09:21 PM
Nice. Thane's dead with the character on my first playthrough, so I didn't see this.

Prime Thane whips Kai Leng. Thane was already showing signs of decline when he beat Nassana Dantius then, took on the collectors. Anyways he came out of retirement with huge stamina issues to fight Leng. Who btw is suspected of cheating with cybernetic implants.

Ether
03-09-2012, 10:36 PM
I killed Mordin....

Mannie Phresh
03-09-2012, 10:45 PM
I killed Mordin....



i was always pro krogan too

bojangles1987
03-10-2012, 04:58 AM
Prime Thane whips Kai Leng. Thane was already showing signs of decline when he beat Nassana Dantius then, took on the collectors. Anyways he came out of retirement with huge stamina issues to fight Leng. Who btw is suspected of cheating with cybernetic implants.

Leng's just another overrated Asian.

Big Op
03-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Does anyone know how to equip the defender armor and the n7 Valkyrie rifle.i already download it and installed it

Ether
03-11-2012, 03:43 AM
Kaidan left my squad earlier in the game, even after i visited him in the hospital, i treated him like **** throughout and was gonna kill him, i kept pressing the trigger button just in case. He is such a ****** like Cortez. Vega is alright. I destroyed the geth, too.

Mannie Phresh
03-12-2012, 01:50 AM
Does anyone know how to equip the defender armor and the n7 Valkyrie rifle.i already download it and installed it

never got the armor i think i got the gun though.

Mannie Phresh
03-12-2012, 01:52 AM
Kaidan left my squad earlier in the game, even after i visited him in the hospital, i treated him like **** throughout and was gonna kill him, i kept pressing the trigger button just in case. He is such a ****** like Cortez. Vega is alright. I destroyed the geth, too.

when cortez said i lost my husband and the paragon trigger comes up i slowly walked out of the cargo bay.

bojangles1987
03-12-2012, 06:45 AM
when cortez said i lost my husband and the paragon trigger comes up i slowly walked out of the cargo bay.

LOL. I pretty much just made sure to always pick the renegade option whenever anything remotely towards a relationship came up. There's one where he's in the bar at the Citadel and is talking about eye candy on the dance floor, f*** that, renegade, RENEGADE!!

Mannie Phresh
03-12-2012, 04:36 PM
LOL. I pretty much just made sure to always pick the renegade option whenever anything remotely towards a relationship came up. There's one where he's in the bar at the Citadel and is talking about eye candy on the dance floor, f*** that, renegade, RENEGADE!!

i got the extended ending wont ruin unless you and ether say its ok

bojangles1987
03-12-2012, 07:47 PM
i got the extended ending wont ruin unless you and ether say its ok

I just beat it about half an hour ago, but yeah I won't spoil. Not until I see other people do so.

*Boss*
03-13-2012, 02:23 AM
I just beat it about half an hour ago, but yeah I won't spoil. Not until I see other people do so.

I just finished it minutes ago. I think the ending I got was pretty good.

Rip Chudd
03-13-2012, 02:56 AM
I've played the first 2. Bought the 3rd when it came out but haven't had the time to play it yet. Heard bad things about the ending, people were crapping all over this game. No way the ending could be THAT bad, but I guess i'll see when I start playing.

Ether
03-13-2012, 03:46 AM
Finished it earlier, awesome ****ing game. **** the emo kids who think otherwise.

Mannie Phresh
03-13-2012, 03:59 AM
Finished it earlier, awesome ****ing game. **** the emo kids who think otherwise.

couldnt agree more. btw get your galactic readiness above 5000 and 90%

Ether
03-13-2012, 04:08 AM
Doing an insanity runthrough, hopefully this runthrough i'll be able to see Thane and Tali? they were ghost from my ME 2 data import file.

Mannie Phresh
03-13-2012, 04:16 AM
Doing an insanity runthrough, hopefully this runthrough i'll be able to see Thane and Tali? they were ghost from my ME 2 data import file.

im doing a 2nd run through on norm to unlock lvl 10 weapons then hwading to insanity

bojangles1987
03-13-2012, 06:33 AM
I've played the first 2. Bought the 3rd when it came out but haven't had the time to play it yet. Heard bad things about the ending, people were crapping all over this game. No way the ending could be THAT bad, but I guess i'll see when I start playing.

I'll admit that there are huge problems with the ending, but it's 5 freaking minutes compared to a couple dozen hours at least of damn near perfection. Completely disagree with the people who think it ruins the series or anything like that. Amazing, amazing game, easily the best of the series.

And Tali=freaking hot.

bojangles1987
03-13-2012, 06:34 AM
Finished it earlier, awesome ****ing game. **** the emo kids who think otherwise.

It's damn near perfect, it really is. Unbelievable game.

Timothy87st
03-13-2012, 08:17 AM
Such a geeky nerd Ethehttp://www.progtours.info/mating7.jpg
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Grand Champ
03-14-2012, 04:06 PM
Excellent game, decent multiplayer - poor ending.

Everything is improved in ME3 except for the fact that there's only half the amount of squadmates available and the lip synch was pretty weak. Too bad, cause the voice actors are top notch.

The ending however, what a disaster :lol1: I've read a bit of discussions on the ending, some say it's all an indoctrination by the Reapers and the ending is all in SHepherds head.

Doesn't take away from the fact that the game doesn't have an ending in that we don't know what happens with... Anything, lol. And the massive plotholes, dear god :lol1:

Great game, decent multiplayer, poor ending 9/10 - too bad.

Grand Champ
03-14-2012, 10:21 PM
Top 5 reasons why the ending of ME3 sucked monkey dick, with plotholes the size of texas

http://www.gamefront.com/mass-effect-3-ending-hatred-5-reasons-the-fans-are-right/

:lol1:

This one is still my favourite though:

http://cdn2.gamefront.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ME3yodawg.jpg

Ether
03-15-2012, 01:05 PM
Suck my dick, Alt.


Bioware Director Responds to Mass Effect 3 Criticism
Casey Hudson defends "polarizing" ending, while promising single-player DLC.
UK, March 14, 2012


Bioware Director Casey Hudson has responded to enraged fans that have criticised the game's endings and day-one DLC. In an interview with Digital Trends, Hudson said, "I didn't want the game to be forgettable, and even right down to the sort of polarizing reaction that the ends have had with people***8211;debating what the endings mean and what's going to happen next, and what situation are the characters left in.

"That to me is part of what's exciting about this story. There has always been a little bit of mystery there and a little bit of interpretation, and it's a story that people can talk about after the fact."

Particularly aggrieved fans have launched a campaign to get the Mass Effect 3 ending changed. There is even a Retake Mass Effect movement which is raising funds for the Child's Play Charity, in the hope of being taken seriously by Bioware. So far they have raised over $29,000. Their mission statement reads "We would like to dispel the perception that we are angry or entitled. We simply wish to express our hope that there could be a different direction for a series we have all grown to love."

When asked if Bioware listen to feedback, Hudson said, "We pay very close attention to it. It's very important to us and we will always listen to feedback, interpret it and try and do the right thing by our fans."

Hudson went on to promise fans single-player DLC, and that fan feedback will shape its content: "We have some really great multiplayer content and some really great single-player content coming over the air, (fan) feedback will become part of how we design that."

Regarding the From Ashes DLC, Hudson thinks fans are starting to see "common sense". "Initially, it was spun in a direction that suggested that we had taken the lore out of Mass Effect 3," he said. "Now the people who actually have played Mass Effect 3 and the DLC they know that that's not true."


http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/122/1220712p1.html

Grand Champ
03-15-2012, 06:44 PM
Looks like Bioware are listening to their fanbase afterall.

From the Bioware forum by one of the Staff:

We appreciate everyone’s feedback about Mass Effect 3 and want you to know that we are listening. Active discussions about the ending are more than welcome here, and the team will be reviewing it for feedback and responding when we can. Please note, we want to give people time to experience the game so while we can’t get into specifics right now, we will be able to address some of your questions once more people have had time to complete the game. In the meantime, we’d like to ask that you keep the non-spoiler areas of our forums and our social media channels spoiler free.

We understand there is a lot of debate on the Mass Effect 3 ending and we will be more than happy to engage in healthy discussions once more people get to experience the game. We are listening to all of your feedback.

In the meantime, let's give appreciation to Commander Shepard. Whether you loved the ME3 ending or didn't or you just have a lot of questions, he/she has given many of us some of the best adventures we have had while playing games. What was your favorite moment? smilie


http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/9992961

Should be interesting to see how they tackle this issue. My predictions - a new DLC ending for 9.99$ :lol1:

Worst is - if a possible new ending would get positive feedback I might actually buy...

bojangles1987
03-15-2012, 07:52 PM
Looks like Bioware are listening to their fanbase afterall.

From the Bioware forum by one of the Staff:

We appreciate everyone’s feedback about Mass Effect 3 and want you to know that we are listening. Active discussions about the ending are more than welcome here, and the team will be reviewing it for feedback and responding when we can. Please note, we want to give people time to experience the game so while we can’t get into specifics right now, we will be able to address some of your questions once more people have had time to complete the game. In the meantime, we’d like to ask that you keep the non-spoiler areas of our forums and our social media channels spoiler free.

We understand there is a lot of debate on the Mass Effect 3 ending and we will be more than happy to engage in healthy discussions once more people get to experience the game. We are listening to all of your feedback.

In the meantime, let's give appreciation to Commander Shepard. Whether you loved the ME3 ending or didn't or you just have a lot of questions, he/she has given many of us some of the best adventures we have had while playing games. What was your favorite moment? smilie


http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/9992961

Should be interesting to see how they tackle this issue. My predictions - a new DLC ending for 9.99$ :lol1:

Worst is - if a possible new ending would get positive feedback I might actually buy...

I'd be angrier if they made me pay for a better ending than I would be with it the way it is. I'd be even angrier if they had better endings already done, and saved them for DLC you had to pay for. The game is plenty good enough that the ending doesn't ruin it, at all.

Grand Champ
03-15-2012, 08:41 PM
I'd be angrier if they made me pay for a better ending than I would be with it the way it is. I'd be even angrier if they had better endings already done, and saved them for DLC you had to pay for. The game is plenty good enough that the ending doesn't ruin it, at all.

Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. You know how they say that any publicity is good publicity? I don't think this will do Bioware any good in the long run......

But I can't stand the ending. Having Joker with the Normandy crew running scared from the Reaper battle while the Mass relays are destroyed and thousand of alien capital ships are stranded on a ruined earth with no way to get home?

Forget choice, forget the reapers. No matter what you chose the quarians and Turians would slowly starve to death since the ruined and depleted earth can't sustain them and they can't eat what we do. Then the real fun begins when the krogan rebels and start to exterminate people for a piece of earth. Chaos and anarchy then follows, and that's the GOOD endings where the reapers didn't win REGARDLESS of what ending you just chose :lol1:

And you just spend an entire game ''uniting them'' what a joke.

So much for ghost childs talk about ''peace'' if you chose the green, blue or red option :lol1: he trolled Shepherd hard or he didn't take into account the billions of aliens now orbiting earth...

I could go on but I digress, I wouldn't mind seeing another ending. Lets just hope bioware do the humane thing and release it for free.

bojangles1987
03-15-2012, 09:00 PM
Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. You know how they say that any publicity is good publicity? I don't think this will do Bioware any good in the long run......

But I can't stand the ending. Having Joker with the Normandy crew running scared from the Reaper battle while the Mass relays are destroyed and thousand of alien capital ships are stranded on a ruined earth with no way to get home?

Forget choice, forget the reapers. No matter what you chose the quarians and Turians would slowly starve to death since the ruined and depleted earth can't sustain them and they can't eat what we do. Then the real fun begins when the krogan rebels and start to exterminate people for a piece of earth. Chaos and anarchy then follows, and that's the GOOD endings where the reapers didn't win REGARDLESS of what ending you just chose :lol1:

And you just spend an entire game ''uniting them'' what a joke.

So much for ghost childs talk about ''peace'' if you chose the green, blue or red option :lol1: he trolled Shepherd hard or he didn't take into account the billions of aliens now orbiting earth...

I could go on but I digress, I wouldn't mind seeing another ending. Lets just hope bioware do the humane thing and release it for free.

Yeah, if they bother to do anything with the ending it better be free. Lots of people piling on BioWare right now, but the rest of the game is so good that I can't believe they messed up the ending that badly. Which makes me think they do have something planned. No way they are that good for that much of the game, and that blindly bad while writing the last five minutes. It doesn't make sense.

The Normandy part is what irritates me. Destroying the Mass Relays and resetting the universe was a possibility I was absolutely prepared for. Shepard dying (possibly) was something I was prepared for. The part with the weird kid hologram or whatever was stupid, but I see what they were trying to do, even if it was rushed and executed poorly. What happens to the Normandy makes no sense. Why would Joker be using a Mass Relay then? Why would he run from the battle then? How did my teammates that were on the ground with me during the ending suddenly on the Normandy? It was insulting to the intelligence of people playing the game.

Grand Champ
03-15-2012, 09:00 PM
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Grand Champ
03-15-2012, 09:04 PM
Yeah, if they bother to do anything with the ending it better be free. Lots of people piling on BioWare right now, but the rest of the game is so good that I can't believe they messed up the ending that badly. Which makes me think they do have something planned. No way they are that good for that much of the game, and that blindly bad while writing the last five minutes. It doesn't make sense.

Yeah, 98% of the game was pure ****ing win. How they could **** up the principle, theme, logic and lore in 10 minutes is beyond me :lol1:

Dirt E Gomez
03-17-2012, 05:03 AM
The ending was good from a story point of view... but from a video game story, it just didn't work. When you sink 100+ hours into a character over 3 games and then find out that the little decisions you made will cost you the "proper" ending... well that's just absurd. Especially when you consider that at the time, many of the answers don't have right/wrong answers until you look back on them with a new set of knowledge.

The game was fine, but the main problem of the ending... Even if you understand what is going on (note, I haven't read this thread so I don't know if you've all figured it out yet)... IT'S NOT AN ENDING. If anything, it leaves you on the bigger cliff hanger of all.

I guess I'll lay it out there MAJOR SPOILER OBVIOUSLY:

You were being indoctrinated. The final scenes of the game are a battle raging in your head against Harbringer. The ghost you see, the fire, the noise, etc... are all signs of indoctrination. When the ghost (Harbringer) poses you the choices, the two that guarantee your death are painted in the best light, while the one that destroys the reapers is painted as the worse choice (he's attempting to dissuade you). There is a lot more evidence out there, but I do accept it. My problem is, even if that is the proper ending that involves Shepard surviving, you're not provided closure to the rest of the characters/world/etc. You win, congrats, but.... what else?

Grand Champ
03-17-2012, 05:18 AM
The ending was good from a story point of view... but from a video game story, it just didn't work. When you sink 100+ hours into a character over 3 games and then find out that the little decisions you made will cost you the "proper" ending... well that's just absurd. Especially when you consider that at the time, many of the answers don't have right/wrong answers until you look back on them with a new set of knowledge.

The game was fine, but the main problem of the ending... Even if you understand what is going on (note, I haven't read this thread so I don't know if you've all figured it out yet)... IT'S NOT AN ENDING. If anything, it leaves you on the bigger cliff hanger of all.

I guess I'll lay it out there MAJOR SPOILER OBVIOUSLY:

You were being indoctrinated. The final scenes of the game are a battle raging in your head against Sovereign. The ghost you see, the fire, the noise, etc... are all signs of indoctrination. When the ghost (Sovereign) poses you the choices, the two that guarantee your death are painted in the best light, while the one that destroys the reapers is painted as the worse choice (he's attempting to dissuade you). There is a lot more evidence out there, but I do accept it. My problem is, even if that is the proper ending that involves Shepard surviving, you're not provided closure to the rest of the characters/world/etc. You win, congrats, but.... what else?

I've read a lot of the Indoctrination theory. You played DA2, dirt. There's no way the Bioware writers are that clever, no. That's simply clever observations from a fanbase who saw the horrible ending and decided it was so very bad, it would be better if we pretended ''it was in Shepherds head, it never happened!''

Now, if Bioware are clever they build from that and give us a true ending through DLC cuz as you pointed out.. Even with the indoctrination theory there's problems in that the fight with The Reapers are still going on, and we don't know who won and/or what happened.

Dirt E Gomez
03-17-2012, 05:29 AM
I've read a lot of the Indoctrination theory. You played DA2, dirt. There's no way the Bioware writers are that clever, no. That's simply clever observations from a fanbase who saw the horrible ending and decided it was so very bad, it would be better if we pretended ''it was in Shepherds head, it never happened!''

Now, if Bioware are clever they build from that and give us a true ending through DLC cuz as you pointed out.. Even with the indoctrination theory there's problems in that the fight with The Reapers are still going on, and we don't know who won and/or what happened.

Don't get me wrong, I just think it's plausible and it could be there idea as there is plenty of compelling evidence and I would find it hard to believe they'd **** the dog that hard on an ending. However, and this is the biggest caveat, regardless of whether that is their intention or not: the ending sucked. It had no closure and all of your personal decisions got boiled down to 3 meaningless choices that all appear the same. The whole Normandy escape w/ 2 crew members is the most insulting piece of all because it simply makes absolutely no sense. There are so many over-arching themes and decisions presented throughout the game and instead, you get 3 stupid ****ing choices that are all retarded.

Seriously, think about DA1 ending choices. I remember my first playthrough I had a romance w/ Morgana and ending up sleeping with her to save my life. I was only able to accept her taking the child and leaving because as the player you were given the option to tell her that you'd find her. Cheesy, but it can align with your character. ME3? Nope, doesn't matter if you've fought for AI sentient rights, love, or understanding through every game. 3 ****ing choices. I want to expound on this matter more: Seriously, You have EDI in your crew, a kind and amiable AI. I let legion turn all of the Geth into sentient machines and brokered peace between them and the Quarian. Oh, but all AI still have to die now, thanks game. gg no re

edit: Oh, and to get the "best" of those 3 choices (my completion had me destroying the reapers as it was the only option that made sense) that includes you living, it meant you had to play the game in a very specific manner to get it. Oh, you were a little to renegade or paragon? Well, you're ****ed now.

Grand Champ
03-17-2012, 05:59 AM
Don't get me wrong, I just think it's plausible and it could be there idea as there is plenty of compelling evidence and I would find it hard to believe they'd **** the dog that hard on an ending. However, and this is the biggest caveat, regardless of whether that is their intention or not: the ending sucked. It had no closure and all of your personal decisions got boiled down to 3 meaningless choices that all appear the same. The whole Normandy escape w/ 2 crew members is the most insulting piece of all because it simply makes absolutely no sense. There are so many over-arching themes and decisions presented throughout the game and instead, you get 3 stupid ****ing choices that are all retarded.

Seriously, think about DA1 ending choices. I remember my first playthrough I had a romance w/ Morgana and ending up sleeping with her to save my life. I was only able to accept her taking the child and leaving because as the player you were given the option to tell her that you'd find her. Cheesy, but it can align with your character. ME3? Nope, doesn't matter if you've fought for AI sentient rights, love, or understanding through every game. 3 ****ing choices. I want to expound on this matter more: Seriously, You have EDI in your crew, a kind and amiable AI. I let legion turn all of the Geth into sentient machines and brokered peace between them and the Quarian. Oh, but all AI still have to die now, thanks game. gg no re

edit: Oh, and to get the "best" of those 3 choices (my completion had me destroying the reapers as it was the only option that made sense) that includes you living, it meant you had to play the game in a very specific manner to get it. Oh, you were a little to renegade or paragon? Well, you're ****ed now.

Spot on. Another problem with the Indoctrination theory is, as you pointed out, you have to play a VERY specific way to continue the game, if Bioware decides to build from that into a DLC.

You HAVE to have 5k war assets to get that 4 seconds cutscene that shows Shephard live (More or less, he looks pretty darn beat up) and you HAVE to choose The Renegade option since this is the one that breaks him free from the indoctrination.

There's no choice with this Theory, it's either Renegade or critical mission failure (death). That makes for a pretty linear boring choice to later get the true ending (Through DLC - perhaps. Likely at the cost of 9.99$ :lol1:) There's no inbetween here.

Notice regarding The Rachni - it doesn't matter if you saved her or not in ME1. You still get to face a Rachni queen in ME3 due to lazy writing, and you can still recruit it. Kill Wrex or not you basicly get the same Dialogue with Wreave - when it came to seeing the consequences of either choices from ME1 Bioware dropped the ball, hard. And for that reason I can only come to the conclusion that the ending was meant to be exactly as it was shown.

Lazy writing, limited budget and a rushed release date brutally murdered the ending and every decision you made. To bad, cause 98% of the game was great.

Grand Champ
03-17-2012, 07:30 AM
Producer of Mass Effect speak out about the ending of Mass Effect 3:

There***8217;s been a lot of discussion and debate about the conclusion of Mass Effect 3, so I thought I***8217;d share my perspective with you here. I***8217;ll avoid outright spoilers, but I***8217;d still recommend finishing the game and experiencing it for yourself before reading this.

For the last eight years, Mass Effect has been a labor of love for our team; love for the characters we***8217;ve created, for the medium of video games, and for the fans that have supported us. For us and for you, Mass Effect 3 had to live up to a lot of expectations, not only for a great gaming experience, but for a resolution to the countless storylines and decisions you***8217;ve made as a player since the journey began in 2007. So we designed Mass Effect 3 to be a series of endings to key plots and storylines, each culminating in scenes that show you the consequences of your actions. You then carry the knowledge of these consequences with you as you complete the final moments of your journey.

We always intended that the scale of the conflict and the underlying theme of sacrifice would lead to a bittersweet ending***8212;to do otherwise would betray the agonizing decisions Shepard had to make along the way. Still, we wanted to give players the chance to experience an inspiring and uplifting ending; in a story where you face a hopeless struggle for basic survival, we see the final moments and imagery as offering victory and hope in the context of sacrifice and reflection.

We've had some incredibly positive reactions to Mass Effect 3, from the New York Times declaring it ***8220;a gripping, coherent triumph***8221;, to Penny Arcade calling it ***8220;an amazing accomplishment***8221;, to emails and tweets from players who have given us the most profound words of appreciation we've ever received.

But we also recognize that some of our most passionate fans needed more closure, more answers, and more time to say goodbye to their stories***8212;and these comments are equally valid. Player feedback such as this has always been an essential ingredient in the development of the series.

I am extremely proud of what this team has accomplished, from the first art concepts for the Mass Effect universe to the final moments of Mass Effect 3. But we didn't do it on our own. Over the course of the series, Mass Effect has been a shared experience between the development team and our fans***8212;not just a shared experience in playing the games, but in designing and developing them. An outpouring of love for Garrus and Tali led to their inclusion as love interests in Mass Effect 2. A request for deeper RPG systems led to key design changes in Mass Effect 3. Your feedback has always mattered. Mass Effect is a collaboration between developers and players, and we continue to listen.

So where do we go from here? Throughout the next year, we will support Mass Effect 3 by working on new content. And we***8217;ll keep listening, because your insights and constructive feedback will help determine what that content should be. This is not the last you***8217;ll hear of Commander Shepard.

We look forward to your continued support and involvement as we work together to shape the remaining experiences in the story of the Mass Effect trilogy.

Thanks for taking this journey with us.

Casey Hudson

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/324/index/10089946

The PR war to save face and money has officially begun :lol1:

bojangles1987
03-17-2012, 01:13 PM
I think it's far better than what we got. First step is to cut out everything that happens after Anderson dies. When Shepard goes to the console, gets beamed up in the light elevator, and the Reaper master god kid gives you the three choices, just get rid of all of that. Shepard instead goes to the console, opens the Citadel arms, the Crucible docks, and fires. Your endings would vary in four main ways, depending on your Galactic Readiness. In none of these would the Mass Relays be destroyed, they would just be used as a conduit to deliver the shockwave destroying the Reapers without destroying the relays themselves.

Under 2000: The Crucible is completed, but not to its full effectiveness. The Reapers are mostly decimated, but not completely, and the ones left are forced to retreat. Shepard dies from his injuries, the forces that gathered to fight the battle for Earth are almost completely decimated, and every species is in shambles. The Normandy is destroyed in the battle. Afterwards there is a brief epilogue describing the shambles the universe is left in with such terrible losses, and the species left almost completely destroy each other fighting wars afterwards. The Reapers return at some point and the galaxy is too weak to defend itself again. Obviously if your score is this low you did not do a good job getting the universe on your side, and whatever truces made to defend Earth would quickly be broken.

2000-4000: The Crucible is completed enough to destroy all the Reapers. Shepard dies, the forces gathered to fight Earth suffer near catastrophic losses, leaving those races weak, but not as bad as the under 2000 ending. Shepard dies, the Normandy crash lands on Earth and is inoperable but everyone on board survives. The epilogue for this ending would show the universe again fighting wars to try to take advantage of the weak state of the others, but the universe is saved from the Reaper threat forever, at high cost.

4000-4999: The Crucible completely destroys the Reapers, Shepard dies, the Normandy survives though heavily damaged, and the forces of the universe suffer heavy losses but again not as bad as the previous two endings. The universe is able to rally, and for the most part maintain the truces created in order to fight the Reapers, leaving the universe mostly as it was before the Reapers invaded.

5000+: The super happy fun time ending, where the Reapers are gone forever, Shepard lives, the Normandy survives unscathed, the universe suffers as minimal losses as possible, and the universe enters a golden age of peace and prosperity. Only in this ending, since it's the only one where Shepard survives, would you get a special scene showing Shepard with his/her love interest, holding hands or hugging as they watch construction taking place to repair the damage on Earth.

Every ending takes into account your choices throughout the game, every ending has noticeable differences, and none of them would be as complicated as having to bring back voice actors and do new dialogue, for everything but the happy ending where Shepard and his love interest watch Earth simple slide show Dragon Age type epilogue screens would serve just fine. Honestly, how did they not do something like this? It's not that complicated or hard to think of.

Mannie Phresh
03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Producer of Mass Effect speak out about the ending of Mass Effect 3:

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate about the conclusion of Mass Effect 3, so I thought I’d share my perspective with you here. I’ll avoid outright spoilers, but I’d still recommend finishing the game and experiencing it for yourself before reading this.

For the last eight years, Mass Effect has been a labor of love for our team; love for the characters we’ve created, for the medium of video games, and for the fans that have supported us. For us and for you, Mass Effect 3 had to live up to a lot of expectations, not only for a great gaming experience, but for a resolution to the countless storylines and decisions you’ve made as a player since the journey began in 2007. So we designed Mass Effect 3 to be a series of endings to key plots and storylines, each culminating in scenes that show you the consequences of your actions. You then carry the knowledge of these consequences with you as you complete the final moments of your journey.

We always intended that the scale of the conflict and the underlying theme of sacrifice would lead to a bittersweet ending—to do otherwise would betray the agonizing decisions Shepard had to make along the way. Still, we wanted to give players the chance to experience an inspiring and uplifting ending; in a story where you face a hopeless struggle for basic survival, we see the final moments and imagery as offering victory and hope in the context of sacrifice and reflection.

We've had some incredibly positive reactions to Mass Effect 3, from the New York Times declaring it “a gripping, coherent triumph”, to Penny Arcade calling it “an amazing accomplishment”, to emails and tweets from players who have given us the most profound words of appreciation we've ever received.

But we also recognize that some of our most passionate fans needed more closure, more answers, and more time to say goodbye to their stories—and these comments are equally valid. Player feedback such as this has always been an essential ingredient in the development of the series.

I am extremely proud of what this team has accomplished, from the first art concepts for the Mass Effect universe to the final moments of Mass Effect 3. But we didn't do it on our own. Over the course of the series, Mass Effect has been a shared experience between the development team and our fans—not just a shared experience in playing the games, but in designing and developing them. An outpouring of love for Garrus and Tali led to their inclusion as love interests in Mass Effect 2. A request for deeper RPG systems led to key design changes in Mass Effect 3. Your feedback has always mattered. Mass Effect is a collaboration between developers and players, and we continue to listen.

So where do we go from here? Throughout the next year, we will support Mass Effect 3 by working on new content. And we’ll keep listening, because your insights and constructive feedback will help determine what that content should be. This is not the last you’ll hear of Commander Shepard.

We look forward to your continued support and involvement as we work together to shape the remaining experiences in the story of the Mass Effect trilogy.

Thanks for taking this journey with us.

Casey Hudson

http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/324/index/10089946

The PR war to save face and money has officially begun :lol1:

heard about the truth dlc wasnt sure it was true.

Dirt E Gomez
03-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Well those endings are a little too boring for my taste still, the major problem (on my level) is the amount of EMS you're asking for. Unless you've made almost entirely perfect decisions throughoutt ME1, 2, and 3 as well as having done all of the DLC; it's virtually impossible to hit 4000 points. Making me play multiplayer or buy additional dlc's aint happening. It miiiight get me to go back and aim for that by playing 1 + 2 + 3 again, but then where's my choice? You're effectively shackling your players into 1 gameplay route to true victory in a game that is supposed to herald player's freedom to choose.

That's what I originally meant by saying in my first post that for a story, it's a good one, but it doesn't make a good video game story.

Ether
03-17-2012, 02:11 PM
Why is Aria such a boss? Asari swag...


98% of the game is great. ending did catch me way off guard. I thought i had absolutely everyone for the Master and Commander achievement/trophy ? I even did all the side missions but I missed the one with Jack, apparently its timed.

bojangles1987
03-17-2012, 02:51 PM
Why is Aria such a boss? Asari swag...


98% of the game is great. ending did catch me way off guard. I thought i had absolutely everyone for the Master and Commander achievement/trophy ? I even did all the side missions but I missed the one with Jack, apparently its timed.

So did you see what happens to her if you don't do the Grissom Academy mission in time? It's pretty messed up.

bojangles1987
03-17-2012, 02:54 PM
Well those endings are a little too boring for my taste still, the major problem (on my level) is the amount of EMS you're asking for. Unless you've made almost entirely perfect decisions throughoutt ME1, 2, and 3 as well as having done all of the DLC; it's virtually impossible to hit 4000 points. Making me play multiplayer or buy additional dlc's aint happening. It miiiight get me to go back and aim for that by playing 1 + 2 + 3 again, but then where's my choice? You're effectively shackling your players into 1 gameplay route to true victory in a game that is supposed to herald player's freedom to choose.

That's what I originally meant by saying in my first post that for a story, it's a good one, but it doesn't make a good video game story.

I didn't play any multiplayer, didn't make peace between the Geth and the Quarians, and missed some pretty noticeable opportunities to get more EMS, and I had 3100 or something when I beat it. Can't be that hard to get to 4000, unless you purposely kill people off in ME2 and lose the points that come from keeping those squadmates alive.

Dirt E Gomez
03-17-2012, 02:56 PM
Oh yeah, further complaint: The fact that your crew is set in stone as to who you can/can not have is retarded. Depending upon past actions in ME1, ME2, and during ME3 you should have a greater variety of squadmates. Like, you encounter every single one of them and they know the score and importance of what you're doing... but you can't recruit them when they would clearly get how important you are to the war effort?

Wrex + Grunt come to Earth for the final assault... but can't be on your team? I only have one playthrough, but I assume Legion can survive the Geth/Quarian conflict depending upon choices, so why not him? Want to leave Thane in the hospital, OK I suppose. Miranda still out there fighting? Too bad. Jacob helping? Too bad.

These are your 6 squadmates, get ****ed.

Dirt E Gomez
03-17-2012, 02:59 PM
I didn't play any multiplayer, didn't make peace between the Geth and the Quarians, and missed some pretty noticeable opportunities to get more EMS, and I had 3100 or something when I beat it. Can't be that hard to get to 4000, unless you purposely kill people off in ME2 and lose the points that come from keeping those squadmates alive.

It's almost impossible to get the 4000 required EMS without multiplayer. Saving the collector base in ME2 is a big step, and there are so many little interactions and choices throughout the series that add up to 10 or 15 points here or there. AND, if you're a largely paragon or largely renegade character, then there's no way. You have to do a mix-and-match hodge-podge of choices that seemingly conflict with eachother at times to get the most points. For example, I think killing Wrex in ME1 can net you more resources because in ME3 you can trick Wreav into believing the Genophage works, securing the Krogan + salarian... but you also have to save Maelon's data in ME2.

There is a lot of speculation, it seems that you can obtain the 4000, but it's damn near impossible and for anybody who has done it; it was blind luck more than thoughtful decisions.

bojangles1987
03-17-2012, 03:01 PM
Oh yeah, further complaint: The fact that your crew is set in stone as to who you can/can not have is retarded. Depending upon past actions in ME1, ME2, and during ME3 you should have a greater variety of squadmates. Like, you encounter every single one of them and they know the score and importance of what you're doing... but you can't recruit them when they would clearly get how important you are to the war effort?

Wrex + Grunt come to Earth for the final assault... but can't be on your team? I only have one playthrough, but I assume Legion can survive the Geth/Quarian conflict depending upon choices, so why not him? Want to leave Thane in the hospital, OK I suppose. Miranda still out there fighting? Too bad. Jacob helping? Too bad.

These are your 6 squadmates, get ****ed.

I don't mind not having them as permanent squadmates, but more of the non-squadmates should have been available as temporary squadmates. I understand within the story they are doing other things, but there are plenty of instances where they should be temporarily available.

Pez
03-18-2012, 10:25 PM
just finished my first playthrough on insanity. i'll be taking it easy on my second. the last fights on insanity would make my hair fallout if i wasn't a vanguard.

Florence76
03-19-2012, 06:24 AM
http://www.infoocean.info/avatar4.jpgThis is incredible news as Mansell is regarded by many as one of the most gifted composers working in the film industry today. His music is famous for being as epic as it is haunting. His involvement in Mass Effect 3 gives us good reason to believe we might be in for the most emotionally devastating game in BioWare's space opera franchise.

Ether
03-21-2012, 01:33 PM
Well played, guys.



Mass Effect 3: New Ending Incoming
New content will provide more closure.
March 21, 2012

Earlier this month, BioWare responded to Mass Effect 3's "polarizing" ending and later confirmed that it was considering making changes. Now, BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka has confirmed that new content is in the works to provide additional closure.

In a post on the company's official site, Muzyka said that the team has been carefully following the reactions of fans and has made the decision to respond.

"I believe passionately that games are an art form, and that the power of our medium flows from our audience, who are deeply involved in how the story unfolds," Muzyka wrote, "and who have the uncontested right to provide constructive criticism. At the same time, I also believe in and support the artistic choices made by the development team. The team and I have been thinking hard about how to best address the comments on ME3's endings from players, while still maintaining the artistic integrity of the game."

"Since the game launched, the team has been poring over everything they can find about reactions to the game ***8211; industry press, forums, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few," he added. "The Mass Effect team, like other teams across the BioWare Label within EA, consists of passionate people who work hard for the love of creating experiences that excite and delight our fans. I'm honored to work with them because they have the courage and strength to respond to constructive feedback."

"Building on their research, Exec Producer Casey Hudson and the team are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey," Muzyka continued. "You'll hear more on this in April. We're working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback we've received. This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games, so rest assured that your journey in the Mass Effect universe can, and will, continue."



He added that "the reaction to the release of Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. On one hand, some of our loyal fans are passionately expressing their displeasure about how their game concluded; we care about this feedback, and we're planning to directly address it."

Finally, Muzyka addressed the nature of recent fan responses, commenting that "some of the criticism that has been delivered in the heat of passion by our most ardent fans, even if founded on valid principles, such as seeking more clarity to questions or looking for more closure, for example ***8211; has unfortunately become destructive rather than constructive. We listen and will respond to constructive criticism, but much as we will not tolerate individual attacks on our team members, we will not support or respond to destructive commentary."

Muzyka concluded by reminding fans that BioWare is listening, and that fans should "trust that we are doing our damndest, as always, to address your feedback."

Grand Champ
03-21-2012, 01:44 PM
More of this in April eh..

Well, this opens up for a few new questions..

A) Will the alternate ending be equally as ****ty aka. a band-aid solution
B) What will bioware price the DLC at to you know.. finish the game proper.

This isn't the last we've heard of this problem :lol1: Highly entertaining though.

bojangles1987
03-21-2012, 02:26 PM
Well played, guys.



Mass Effect 3: New Ending Incoming
New content will provide more closure.
March 21, 2012

This convinces me that either this was planned from the beginning, because they had to meet the deadline EA set, or they are going to give us something stupid as a "f*** you for asking" type expansion.

Grand Champ
03-21-2012, 06:09 PM
This convinces me that either this was planned from the beginning, because they had to meet the deadline EA set, or they are going to give us something stupid as a "f*** you for asking" type expansion.

:lol1: I've learned my lesson from Bioware. First DA2 now ME3 ending..

I'll wait and say what the community and independent reviewers have to say before buying such an expansion, for sure.

Dirt E Gomez
03-21-2012, 07:17 PM
Oh yeah, and Tali's face is bull****. Terrible photoshop on a stock photo instead of animating it to see? Yeah, way to **** the dog on that simple task.

Grand Champ
03-21-2012, 09:02 PM
Done a bit of research and you can't get the best ending (SPoiler - Shephard taking a short gasp for air) unless your war asset is 8000 (That's 4000 effective military strength). Now here's the fun part, you can't get 8000 war assets unless you play multiplayer despite being promised otherwise by Bioware :lol1:

Just scrolling through a 50+ pages of raging customers who can't reach 8k. The one with the highest score, who did EVERYTHING in 3 games, got around 7500 without playing multiplayer.

So people who don't have Xbox Live (gold) Too ****ing bad, you'll never get that ''little'' easteregg. Not that it matters too much since the ending is **** anyways.

Ether
03-21-2012, 10:58 PM
No wonder i can't get the Master and Commander achievement, i've yet to really touch multiplayer, tried it for a second.

I'm 3300/4000 kills from Singleplayer.

I did finish it on Insanity, also beat all the solo/side missions on Insanity a few days ago. Kei Ling is a *****.

Dirt E Gomez
03-22-2012, 12:01 AM
It's possible... just almost impossible and 100% improbable unless your character makes no sense. You have to own every dlc, make every right decision, even if some of the things seemingly contradict character action. It's only with reflection in hindsight that certain decisiosn might be the "best" in terms of helping the galaxy, and that's only after all 3 stories have been written.

F l i c k e r
03-22-2012, 01:37 AM
As long as I can bang Jack after the ending. :D

Smokin'J
03-22-2012, 08:47 AM
Hahahaha
They're geniuses.
They'll sell you the new ending and you'll take it like a ******.

Smokin'J
03-22-2012, 08:48 AM
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basically saying ME3 is unoriginal

Also you can return your game @ Amazon

Ether
03-22-2012, 06:05 PM
Alright guys, ****ing got it. Finally.

I will tell you all directly how. I beat all the multiplayer matches on Bronze. It put my galaxy ready% at 74.

Beat every side mission, beat the timed ones immediately before they disappear.
I cleared every single planet in the galaxies. then went to the Citadel and literally talked to everyone I could, and since I already cleared the planets it just gave them what they needed since they basically send you on side quests to search planets anyway, my total effective military strength was over 4200, then start the assault on the illusive man's base and you should get it.



I still need:


Veteran(Kill 5000 enemies) I'm at like 3600.

Defender

Overload Specialist

Sky High

Grand Champ
03-22-2012, 08:38 PM
Alright guys, ****ing got it. Finally.

I will tell you all directly how. I beat all the multiplayer matches on Bronze. It put my galaxy ready% at 74.

Beat every side mission, beat the timed ones immediately before they disappear.
I cleared every single planet in the galaxies. then went to the Citadel and literally talked to everyone I could, and since I already cleared the planets it just gave them what they needed since they basically send you on side quests to search planets anyway, my total effective military strength was over 4200, then start the assault on the illusive man's base and you should get it.



I still need:


Veteran(Kill 5000 enemies) I'm at like 3600.

Defender

Overload Specialist

Sky High


It's easy to get if you spend some time with multiplayer. (Not to put you down, E ;) ) A neat feature with Multiplayer is that once you reach level 20 you can promote that class - it'll then reset back to level 1 but you'll get +75 to you military strength in single player.

You can basicly do this over and over.

''just'' do it 40 times and you can begin a new game plus with full military strength, lol.

Blackfoot
03-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Anyone on PC want to run with me and a couple of buddies? need a fourth player.

Dirt E Gomez
03-23-2012, 01:07 AM
It's easy to get if you spend some time with multiplayer. (Not to put you down, E ;) ) A neat feature with Multiplayer is that once you reach level 20 you can promote that class - it'll then reset back to level 1 but you'll get +75 to you military strength in single player.

You can basicly do this over and over.

''just'' do it 40 times and you can begin a new game plus with full military strength, lol.

I pirated this ****. I can't play online, and I'm leaving it that way. I pirated it solely because I have no faith in Bioware to not produce mediocrity after EA bought them. After DA2 + ME3, they've proven me right. Origins as a whole has only further shown me to be correct in not spending money on this bull ****.

Blackfoot
03-23-2012, 10:43 AM
**** ending. The entire game depends on choices and the choices at the end are 99.9% the same and all lead to the relays getting destroyed which would probably kill more folks than the Reapers ever could. I don't get it.

bojangles1987
03-23-2012, 02:23 PM
**** ending. The entire game depends on choices and the choices at the end are 99.9% the same and all lead to the relays getting destroyed which would probably kill more folks than the Reapers ever could. I don't get it.

They'll fix it. They've already said they are expanding upon the ending due to the fan backlash, it's only another step from there to fixing it.

Dirt E Gomez
03-23-2012, 06:12 PM
They'll fix it. They've already said they are expanding upon the ending due to the fan backlash, it's only another step from there to fixing it.

I'm not sure that's good enough. I don't see how you finish that game and think it's complete from a development standpoint. They're one of 3 things:

1) Greedy ****ers who planned on doing additional DLC endings and charging for it.
2) Completely incompetent or retarded to think that that ending would be accepted by the fans.
3) Dirty liars who didn't care about their fans and went back on their previous comments about continuity.

A new ending might be nice, but it wont restore any of my faith in Bioware.

bojangles1987
03-23-2012, 06:54 PM
I'm not sure that's good enough. I don't see how you finish that game and think it's complete from a development standpoint. They're one of 3 things:

1) Greedy ****ers who planned on doing additional DLC endings and charging for it.
2) Completely incompetent or retarded to think that that ending would be accepted by the fans.
3) Dirty liars who didn't care about their fans and went back on their previous comments about continuity.

A new ending might be nice, but it wont restore any of my faith in Bioware.

I don't care about the future of BioWare at this moment, I just want a good ending. By the sound of things, this was all two people, who made this ending under constraints of a deadline, and didn't let the rest of the writers have any input. I agree, the fact they've come out only 3 weeks after it was released and said they will clarify the ending makes me assume they planned to expand on it all along.

I'll worry about my faith in BioWare and plans to buy their future games after I get my expanded/fixed ending. Right now that's all I'm focused on. It sucks, because the rest of the game is so damn good.

Ether
03-23-2012, 07:11 PM
:D Since Bojangles and Grand Champ are massive massive Final Fantasy XIII fans... i figured i'd post this.


NEW DLC for FFXIII-2 gives you Shepard's Armor.


http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/122/1221295/m_1332356125.jpg

bojangles1987
03-23-2012, 07:53 PM
:D Since Bojangles and Grand Champ are massive massive Final Fantasy XIII fans... i figured i'd post this.


NEW DLC for FFXIII-2 gives you Shepard's Armor.


http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/122/1221295/m_1332356125.jpg

That's a weird crossover. Considering both games have endings that serve as DLC announcements, the conspiracy side of me kicks in even more. :dance:

Necrophobic
03-24-2012, 03:12 PM
What a ****ing disappointment. I hope EA goes bankrupt the ****ty, money-grubbing cunts.

Mohammedini
03-24-2012, 04:17 PM
What a ****ing disappointment. I hope EA goes bankrupt the ****ty, money-grubbing cunts.
Brother.....
I ahve no words for the amount of hate I have for EA.
They don't even pretend to care about their customers.
They treat us like fuc'king cattle.

That ending.... That ending.....That ending Has to be the WORST ending int he HISTORY of gaming.

I felt physically sick to my stomach after I finished ME 3.

I downloaded ME 3 and it still made me sick to my stomach.

Mr. Fantastic
03-24-2012, 05:11 PM
I pirated this ****. I can't play online, and I'm leaving it that way. I pirated it solely because I have no faith in Bioware to not produce mediocrity after EA bought them. After DA2 + ME3, they've proven me right. Origins as a whole has only further shown me to be correct in not spending money on this bull ****.

Star Wars MMO isn't that bad. It did seem like a rushed game but overall fun.

I agree though that since EA and Bioware teamed up their products just don't have that magic to them like they used to. People only want to blame EA but Bioware is to blame also.

F l i c k e r
03-25-2012, 03:55 PM
What's to blame is the deadlines. EA probably has the most strict deadlines for games, as a result things don't get removed or cannot be included because coding takes too long. Resulting in a slightly weaker product.

Running with EA provides a big budget but damn, when you water it down because you have to make the deadline. What difference did it really make?

Hitman Hodgson
03-25-2012, 04:33 PM
**SPOILER ALERT**

Just got past the bit where you find the Rachnai, I decided against my better judgment to bring them into the war effort.

I have to say, how f-in awesome was Grunt's "last stand"? (no, I don't know if he survives or not)

Oh and I almost cried when Mordin died:boxing:

Mannie Phresh
03-25-2012, 10:47 PM
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most emotional part in the game.

Smokin'J
03-27-2012, 07:14 AM
Today!
>Can't lend games anymore
>Can't resell games anymore
>Do not own your game anymore
>have to pay for online service
>have to use 2 online services
>DLC locked on disc
>DLC costs almost as much sometimes more than game
>Content cut from game to make DLC
>paid reviews
>no criticism allowed
>games ends with advert
>games contain ads and product placements
>Real endings will be sold as DLC
>pay to win in multiplayer
>games are broken on a few platforms
>no support, well at least not English speaking
>got ****ed by company, can't get online pass working? Contact your congressman
>Product support lasts a year or 2
>bugs are your problem
>stock photos, re used textures and animations, copied and pasted dialogue, copy the story
>lie, lie as much as you can, make promises that are fake and tell your fans to **** themselves
>all triple A games are the ****ing same
>get told by everyone that you are a baby and need to STFU

In the past for every media including games
>Lend games between friends
>Sell games used anywhere
>You own your game
>Online is free
>no DRM services
>no DLC if there is it is free
>Content added to game for free after launch
>reviewers calling out devs for making ****
>criticism is a virtue
>games have proper endings
>games have no ads or product placements
>expansions are great value
>games have dev team for each platform
>has support and it speaks English
>got issues? just return it to retailer
>product support and community lasts forever
>Bugs are hunted down and dealt with fast by passionate devs
>original content
>don't lie
>more diversity in triple A games
>get told you need to grow up and stand up for consumer rights and protection

bojangles1987
03-27-2012, 08:24 AM
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most emotional part in the game.

Have you seen what happens if you side with the Geth over the Quarians? That's worse, IMO.

Smokin'J
03-27-2012, 09:48 AM
They went from 70+ enemies to 20 enemies in total
Mass Effect 2 > Mass Effect 3