Mass Effect 3: The Process

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Meh, I didn't think it was THAT bad. I mean, Bioware could never ever have lived up to the expectations, I was fully aware the ending wouldn't be good.

I was satisfied with my ending... Just throwing that out there,

Grey Carter:

Let the healing begin.

There's some thing that are personally crippling - that only seem minor to others.

Is it just me, or does Erin look a lot like Tomoko from It's not my fault I'm not popular in the third panel?

sordcooper:
yeeeaaaaah to be fair, in hindsight, i found the 'paragon' ending a little more appropriate than the others, but yeah, still total BS

There is no Paragpon ending
The lore states that an exploding Mass Relay destroys all life within its sector...from the DLC Arrival
all the endings have the relays explode... thus all advanced technological life is destroyed except for the crew of the Normandy... who crash lands somewhere...

In fact Shepards does more damage to the Universe then the Reapers would have done anyway...
The best you can hope for is:
1: Destroy... you end the Reaper cycle utterly thus giving future life forms a chance of existing without the threat of being harvested.
2. Control... take control of the Reapers and bend them to your will... basicly you decide who will get killed and when.
3. merge - all life becomes half organic/sythnthetic... except there is no real life forms as the exploding relays took them out... except for the normandy crew...

Theyt are all Renegade options and only the Destroy has a long term net benefit.

digital warrior:
Yah the ending was pretty shit. But here something that will at least make it interesting if true. http://social.bioware.com/forums/forum/1/topic/355/index/9727423/1

Basically it states that the entire part with the citadel was an indoctrination test set by the reapers in Sheppard's death coma, its an interesting read the theirs allot of evidence to support it.

Still pisses me off though cause that means it's incomplete and they will charge us for the ending. Not cool man, not cool.

Thank you for that link, that actually presents a (very unlikely intended unless Bioware are gods of rpgs) ending that would actually be the best one I've ever played.

However, yeah they probably didn't intend that, though the things they point are some of the things I noticed were off.

Ok, first let me say, Bioware needs to release a Garrus Huggie-Time Pillow. "You'll never feel safer then in the arms of a Turian!" can be their sales slogan.

And secondly, I didnt think the ending was that bad. Sure, it wasnt good by any stretch of the imagination. But i dont think it was bad enough to have me crying in the bathtub eating ice cream. I mean, i eat ice cream in bathtub normally. I dont know how you can cry when your so comfy and have ice cream.

Nimcha:
Very funny.

I do hope people will come into the acceptance stage soon though. I loved the endings and I've let a few people see why and some agreed, but I'm not gonna do that anymore.

I just hope Bioware comes with some kind of statement explaining the general themes of the endings to help people make sense of them.

I liked them too at first.

But then I started thinking about how much we dont get to know, and how much I feel all that army-collecting didnt really matter much and that I had no control over anything, as a COMPLETE opposite to the BRILLIANT suicide mission.

This ending is awful. And tbh, I'd almost rather have an ending as silly as this: Sort of spoilerish, so dont watch unless you've finished it.

Erin wasn't the only one devastated by the ending, just imagine how Shepard would have felt if he found out beforehand. Let's watch...

Ok I see what I missed: the ice cream bucket in the bathtub...

Otherwise quite accurate, and it's the feeling of everything I've done counts for nothing, I want a longer ending to see what "might" happen to my "friends"...

Tired of seeing people who like the endings saying people who don't are "entitled" or "don't understand it" or "just wanted a happy ending."

I didn't like the endings and none of those reasons apply to me. Zeel has called me a biodrone on multiple occasions for god's sake.

My problem is that

There's nothing I'm "not understanding about" It's stupid cop-out bullshit. That it doesn't matter how many war assets I collected, whether or not I spared the Rachni queen (twice), kept the collector base, docked my spaceship in Jack's hanger bay or was nice to the reporters the whole time because the ENTIRE series comes down to three arbitrary choices no matter what led me to them is bullshit.

Understand this. This is coming from a "hardcore Biodrone." I have only a few problems with Dragon Age 2 for example. I'm telling you the endings to Mass Effect 3 are bullshit and it has everything to do with them being ass-backwards stupid and nothing to do with "not understanding them."

I was thinking of starting one of those anonymous clubs like grievers anonymous, and maybe a 12 step program of getting over Mass Effect 3 ending. I reckon it can help quite a few people.

Loonerinoes:
I'll just leave this right here for all you lovely ragers. :)

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/why-the-ending-of-mass-effect-3-was-satifying-and-worthy-of-the-series-mass

We don't hate the ending just because it didn't provide any sense of closure, we hate it because logically it didn't make any sense. There are more loopholes in that ending then stars in the fuckin' galaxy.

Loonerinoes:
I'll just leave this right here for all you lovely ragers. :)

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/why-the-ending-of-mass-effect-3-was-satifying-and-worthy-of-the-series-mass

Most annoying thing with this defence seem to be the conclusion that if you don't like the ending that's because the writers did their job and got under your skin. Whereas I feel the opposite, to me it felt like a massive screw you to players who HAD been sucked in and gave a shit about the plot and characters. The criticism that the ending is a slap in the face to the series is still valid. This article seems to put forward the view that I should not crae about any story ever, becuse even if the writers screw me over, they win and I lose, so why bother?

I love the crying and eating ice cream in the bathtub. I've been there.

I haven't finished the game yet, and now I probably won't watch the last bit. But I've been there. That is what THAT ONE episode of valkyria chronicles did to me. If you've watched/played it, you know. THAT episode. Yeah.

Megalodon:

Loonerinoes:
I'll just leave this right here for all you lovely ragers. :)

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/why-the-ending-of-mass-effect-3-was-satifying-and-worthy-of-the-series-mass

Most annoying thing with this defence seem to be the conclusion that if you don't like the ending that's because the writers did their job and got under your skin. Whereas I feel the opposite, to me it felt like a massive screw you to players who HAD been sucked in and gave a shit about the plot and characters. The criticism that the ending is a slap in the face to the series is still valid. This article seems to put forward the view that I should not crae about any story ever, becuse even if the writers screw me over, they win and I lose, so why bother?

Not to mention that the article presents bullshit like "of course the game hinges on a deus ex machina that is forced on the player regardless of what their character has been like for the past two games, but it's done at the START of the game, which makes everything totally OK and subversive and great!"

Or mistaking "meaningful choices" with "how many characters die", totally skipping over retarded crap like the Rachni or the fact that in the end it really. doesn't. matter because of the final FU that Bioware has inserted halfway through the credits.

SpiderJerusalem:

Megalodon:

Loonerinoes:
I'll just leave this right here for all you lovely ragers. :)

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/why-the-ending-of-mass-effect-3-was-satifying-and-worthy-of-the-series-mass

Most annoying thing with this defence seem to be the conclusion that if you don't like the ending that's because the writers did their job and got under your skin. Whereas I feel the opposite, to me it felt like a massive screw you to players who HAD been sucked in and gave a shit about the plot and characters. The criticism that the ending is a slap in the face to the series is still valid. This article seems to put forward the view that I should not crae about any story ever, becuse even if the writers screw me over, they win and I lose, so why bother?

Not to mention that the article presents bullshit like "of course the game hinges on a deus ex machina that is forced on the player regardless of what their character has been like for the past two games, but it's done at the START of the game, which makes everything totally OK and subversive and great!"

Or mistaking "meaningful choices" with "how many characters die", totally skipping over retarded crap like the Rachni or the fact that in the end it really. doesn't. matter because of the final FU that Bioware has inserted halfway through the credits.

Halfway? Do you mean that "stargazer" BS, that happened entirely after the credits for me.

This is... disturbingly accurate. Although I'm slowly rebounding to anger. Anger helps.

Megalodon:

SpiderJerusalem:

Megalodon:

Most annoying thing with this defence seem to be the conclusion that if you don't like the ending that's because the writers did their job and got under your skin. Whereas I feel the opposite, to me it felt like a massive screw you to players who HAD been sucked in and gave a shit about the plot and characters. The criticism that the ending is a slap in the face to the series is still valid. This article seems to put forward the view that I should not crae about any story ever, becuse even if the writers screw me over, they win and I lose, so why bother?

Not to mention that the article presents bullshit like "of course the game hinges on a deus ex machina that is forced on the player regardless of what their character has been like for the past two games, but it's done at the START of the game, which makes everything totally OK and subversive and great!"

Or mistaking "meaningful choices" with "how many characters die", totally skipping over retarded crap like the Rachni or the fact that in the end it really. doesn't. matter because of the final FU that Bioware has inserted halfway through the credits.

Halfway? Do you mean that "stargazer" BS, that happened entirely after the credits for me.

Oh, my bad, yes, I meant the Stargazer BS.


in an essence.

i still have to play mass effect 3.
but from what i am hearing i should take my time until i buy it.
or until they fix it?

I'm deeeep in depression. With a touch of denial. I'm seriously considering making a Kaidan pillow to make it all hurt just a little less.

People are just afraid to let go I guess, I for one, was a bit sad, but all good stories need an ending...

My only issue with the ending is the destruction of the relays. They pretty much killed the Mass Effect universe right there. Just seems odd they would end the story right there.

In any case, I enjoyed the game and I'm doing my second play through regardless. No reason not too since only time will tell in what is going to happen next.

Comic is great by the way, started reading these a while back and haven't been disappointed yet.

Garrus love pillow xD

Do want

Your doing it wrong I sat in an elevator crying and eating ice cream. That proper mass effect depression.

LMAO,

wow, way to hit the nail on the head round here XD

Loonerinoes:
I'll just leave this right here for all you lovely ragers. :)

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/why-the-ending-of-mass-effect-3-was-satifying-and-worthy-of-the-series-mass

Another post by someone clueless to the actual reason people are so disappointed about this ending. Penny Arcade, too - no surprise there.

Below, my earlier post on the Bioware forum. Spoiler-tagged for obvious reasons.

Please read through that and tell me I'm wrong. I double-dare you, Samuel L. Jackson-style.

On the plus side, at least they brought back Faunts for the credits.

Yup... that was me as well.

Goddammit! I haven't cried like that since I was about 7, and I don't think anything beyond Liara becoming a real person could console me (if you'll forgive the creepyness, it's been a very traumatic time).

The last panel is so accurate, it's scary...
;_____________;

MiracleOfSound:
Exactly how I felt. Crushed.

Never thought a damn videogame could make me feel so down in the dumps - especially my freakin favorite series of all time.

Poor Gav, you were in such high hopes when you premiered Take it Back.

I haven't played the ME series, seeing as I'm broke and have mainly been playing F2P games for the past 3 years, but if the ending is really that... bad, I feel rather bad for you guys.

*sees final panel*

So, hands up. Who thinks Erin needs a therapist?

ThunderCavalier:
*sees final panel*

So, hands up. Who thinks Erin needs a therapist?

*Raises hand*

I do too.

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