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Mass Effect 3: Welcome To Our Thread, Here Are Your Complimentary Tasers and Cyanide Pills

Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of ForksRegistered User regular
edited March 2012 in Social Entropy++
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The War for Earth has begun.


Wikipedia wrote:
Mass Effect 3 is an action role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Officially announced on December 11, 2010, the game was released March 6, 2012 and marks the final chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy of video games, completing the story of Commander Shepard.

Mass Effect 3 will follow from the events of the Mass Effect 2 DLC expansion Arrival and follows Commander Shepard's mission to save the galaxy from the Reapers by rallying civilizations of the galaxy together, while also having to deal with Cerberus, who have decided to turn against him/her.


Wikipedia wrote:
A four player multiplayer co-op mode will also be available.



After five years, three games, and countless hours spent playing, there's only one question left to be answered.

How does it end for you?

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    MARK ALL SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT, NO MATTER HOW INSIGNIFICANT.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    Big time ending spoilers
    Spoiler:

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  • -Tal-Tal I'm not doing it the same, man I'm doing it betterRegistered User regular
    woah what the hell

    Earth gets invaded??!

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    I was dead serious at the end of the last thread

    What powers should be in Prototype 2

    I'm thinking "bulldozer"

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  • CambiataCambiata Social Justice Rogue Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Anderson

    Ending spoilers
    Spoiler:

    Cambiata on
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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Anderson

    Ending spoilers
    Spoiler:

    oh god i'm crying again

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    oh also i meant to say this last thread

    ending spoiler
    Spoiler:

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Anderson

    Ending spoilers
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

    The 2012 issue of Fornax. | Steam and Origin: Espressosaurus
  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Big time ending spoilers
    Spoiler:

    yep
    Spoiler:

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    On a 'not ending' note, I think they screwed up the pacing of the game. Here's how it worked in my head:

    You are preparing for reapers.

    Earth is your base.

    You are trying to get alliances made, knowing the reapers are coming.

    The turning point is reapers invading earth, your readiness clearly not enough, and and it ends with you finishing the macguffin search.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    ending
    Spoiler:

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Ranking the games purely on "overall game pacing and interconnectivity" seems to go

    ME1
    ME2
    ME3

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    On a 'not ending' note, I think they screwed up the pacing of the game. Here's how it worked in my head:

    You are preparing for reapers.

    Earth is your base.

    You are trying to get alliances made, knowing the reapers are coming.

    The turning point is reapers invading earth, your readiness clearly not enough, and and it ends with you finishing the macguffin search.

    I think that would've worked but I kind of like how Earth gets taken right at the start

    from the very first mission onward, every minute you're wasting on these missions is another thousand people dead

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  • biggitiobiggitio Registered User regular
    Missing Krogan Scouts:
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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    putting mass effect 1 at the top of any list that isn't "most begrudging playthrough of a game i've ever had to do" is just ridiculous

  • -Tal-Tal I'm not doing it the same, man I'm doing it betterRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    how are you going to build alliances when you're still the only one that believes in the reapers

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    ending
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    putting mass effect 1 at the top of any list that isn't "most begrudging playthrough of a game i've ever had to do" is just ridiculous

    Yeah exactly this

    I tried it a bit ago, I was like oh I know I'll do a triple header with a new character

    And gave up around the CItadel in favor of just "fuck it I'll just do DickShep Part 3"

    Maybe I'll do it now

    Probably not

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Still listening to that soundtrack.

    Fucking hell man

    this is bottled magic, right here folks

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • -Tal-Tal I'm not doing it the same, man I'm doing it betterRegistered User regular
    there really did not need to be any more buildup to the invasion, the last two games were all about that

    the intro established just how crazy powerful they actually are, and that tone is carried through the whole game

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    On a 'not ending' note, I think they screwed up the pacing of the game. Here's how it worked in my head:

    You are preparing for reapers.

    Earth is your base.

    You are trying to get alliances made, knowing the reapers are coming.

    The turning point is reapers invading earth, your readiness clearly not enough, and and it ends with you finishing the macguffin search.

    I think that would've worked but I kind of like how Earth gets taken right at the start

    from the very first mission onward, every minute you're wasting on these missions is another thousand people dead

    The reapers are already hitting other places so that's already true.

    It's just that the whole "making alliances" is a huge distraction from the 'save Earth' goal because those alliances are self contained conflicts that needed to be resolved eventually with, or without, the reaper invasion. During the alliance building missions, I wasn't thinking "This will save the galaxy!" I was thinking about the resolution of that story, nothing else.

    The whole macguffin thing is 100% about saving earth. Sure, introduce it early so it doesn't come out of left field, but having earth be invaded later would give new impedus to getting shit done. Urgency. The fact that Earth is under siege the entire game in fact stretches the realm of disbelief, since these are full capital class Reaper ships and they should only really be dealing with the last cockroaches after the months it took to get everyone on board.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    How the shit do you download the digital copy of the soundtrack if you got the CE for the 360?

    Because I didn't see a code, or a download source, or anything after I ripped into all that sweet, sweet CE swag.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    it's just so

    not fun

    like at all. i was really happy marksman+pistol was so broken because then i didn't have to deal with actually playing the dumb game

    but then to the series' credit, mass effect 2 is so good it got me to finish that mess so i could do my canonshep

  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Well, there is that story kit DLC thing for ME2 so you don't need to play through ME1 right.

    I'm not sure if this gives the exact same results as playing through ME1 though.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    there really did not need to be any more buildup to the invasion, the last two games were all about that

    the intro established just how crazy powerful they actually are, and that tone is carried through the whole game

    Yeah. The changes I'd consider making there would lengthen the intro to be even longer than it is right now, which would probably be a bad thing.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • UsagiUsagi Feminazgul ~*special snowflake*~Registered User regular
    I think the two outfits should both be available to make and female Shepards.

    Because damnit, sometimes manshep just wants to look pretty. Of course, sometimes he just wants to traumatise his crew, that's not important.

    This would be fabulous

    ManShep deserves the ability to get all tarted up as well

    Jormungandr? Damn near killed 'er!
  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Wearing the casual LadyShep gear would involve me taking off my hoodie though.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Al_wat wrote: »
    Well, there is that story kit DLC thing for ME2 so you don't need to play through ME1 right.

    I'm not sure if this gives the exact same results as playing through ME1 though.

    it lets you make all the most major decisions, i believe

    but everything else is still not up to you

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off. Escape while you can.Registered User regular
    Who wants to kill space dudes with Munkus and me?

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    there really did not need to be any more buildup to the invasion, the last two games were all about that

    the intro established just how crazy powerful they actually are, and that tone is carried through the whole game

    Yes, the buildup of the last two games that I played years apart. It's not about establishing power. It's about coherency of plot and establishing urgency. Earth is invaded stage one, act one of ME3. It's the first thing you see before you have control of your character.

    I think that was a huge misstep. That urgency is forgotten about with the amazing storytelling of Tuchanka and what follows.

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  • AshcroftAshcroft I'm all about dem Yens, 'bout dem Yens No creditRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    How the shit do you download the digital copy of the soundtrack if you got the CE for the 360?

    Because I didn't see a code, or a download source, or anything after I ripped into all that sweet, sweet CE swag.

    Once you put the CE code in on your 360, it'll unlock on the Origin/Bioware account that you have linked/create that's tied to your gamertag.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    Sara drew my e-crimes lady with the pink-faced Turian we decided was awesome...
    Spoiler:

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Jordyn, are you the person I talk to about getting paid for doing terminal hunting on my downtime?

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Ashcroft wrote: »
    How the shit do you download the digital copy of the soundtrack if you got the CE for the 360?

    Because I didn't see a code, or a download source, or anything after I ripped into all that sweet, sweet CE swag.

    Once you put the CE code in on your 360, it'll unlock on the Origin/Bioware account that you have linked/create that's tied to your gamertag.

    Cool, thanks.

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    I'm varying up my squad choices a lot more in this one. Haven't brought Ashley or Vega along often, since I kind of...do what they do better than they do, but I've mixed up the rest of them pretty well

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  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Does anyone know the song that plays when (spoilers regarding Liara)
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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    ending
    Spoiler:

    HEY
    Spoiler:


    Oh Prothean spoilers
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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    Yes, let me just check my graph and see if I can allocate the funds or whatever...

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    ending
    Spoiler:

    HEY
    Spoiler:


    Oh Prothean spoilers
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • GoatmonGoatmon AHOY! I'M ADMIRAL ZHAO!Registered User regular
    Oh Prothean spoilers
    Spoiler:

    I keep reading this, but I cannot make any sense out of what you're trying to say here.

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