Trailers: Mass Effect 3 - Leviathan Launch Trailer

Mass Effect 3 - Leviathan Launch Trailer

Commander Shepard seems to be in quite the pickle at the bottom of the ocean.

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Looks interesting. Shame it takes place in the middle of the story we've already finished and had no bearing on the ending.

anthony87:
Looks interesting. Shame it takes place in the middle of the story we've already finished and had no bearing on the ending.

I know, right? It's not like any DLC like that could ever be good or worth playing, right?

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Oh, wait.

edit: double post.

Malcharion:

anthony87:
Looks interesting. Shame it takes place in the middle of the story we've already finished and had no bearing on the ending.

I know, right? It's not like any DLC like that could ever be good or worth playing, right?

image

Oh, wait.

I get what you're saying but considering that the apparent point of this DLC is to find some Reaper killing weapon well........we all know that's not what kills the Reapers.

Hm. I thought I wasn't going to buy any DLC for ME3, but after seeing this trailer maybe I'll get it. It is a shame that it won't affect the outcome, though.

I'd be excited for this ... but as others mentioned, the game has been out for to long and the endings all lead up to the same thing, which this DLC won't have any impact on really except for war asset points. If this was released during or right when ME3 came out, it would of done well (then again the endings made everyone very upset including me so... I don't know.)

While I originally thought the idea of a "rogue" reaper was...stupid..after learning what they really are in the ending, this trailer made the concept cool enough to be worth a look. I love the "mystery" parts of it.

sounds interesting based on the description i've read, but man, you couldn't tell by watching the trailer... oh, explosions, oh husks, oh synthetic semi comfortable looking envionments, how about you show us what makes this chunk of story speical bioware?!

Malcharion:

anthony87:
Looks interesting. Shame it takes place in the middle of the story we've already finished and had no bearing on the ending.

I know, right? It's not like any DLC like that could ever be good or worth playing, right?

image

Oh, wait.

The issue is that with Mass Effect, everything leads up to the end fight with the Reapers. Knowing that no matter what we do, the endgame will always be the same, it makes it feel somewhat pointless.

With stuff like Fallout and Skyrim DLC, they are not attached to the main story, they are somewhat standalone in that they tell another tale of what happens in the life of the character.

Bioware on the other hand tend to try and make their DLC's directly relevant to the main plot with Mass Effect, and unless they actually impact that main plot (which they don't really), then it's not really worth getting unless you just happen to love the cover based shooting.

The lady says in the trailer "You are looking for a weapon to defeat the Reapers", we all know that you won't.

well, could be interesting. I'll probably buy it on release, but we'll see.

I'm gonna buy it this afternoon. It'll be good to come back to something enjoyable after the Maths exam I didn't study for today :/

Malcharion:

anthony87:
Looks interesting. Shame it takes place in the middle of the story we've already finished and had no bearing on the ending.

I know, right? It's not like any DLC like that could ever be good or worth playing, right?

image

Oh, wait.

My sentiments exactly. Come on people, whether or not it has any bearing on the ending shouldn't get to you. Its more Mass Effect, its new, its different, and it looks fun. That should be more than enough to make DLC worth SOMETHING.

As it is, I'll be getting it, and playing the shit out of it. I ignored the shitty endings before, I can ignore whether or not it has any effect on the now half-decent endings this go around. And every go around after that.

So this dlc is not interesting and not worth the ten bucks. You chase a few geese, talk to forgettable people about forgettable things, find the cookie and eventually have an underwhelming ending. The underwater segment is painfully short, and the emotional climax is a murder.

Basically ME3 all over again in a nutshell.

Now on to the:

SPOILERRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

So this adds plot and choices to a game where the outcome is already written in stone.

Boy, am I on the edge of my seat.

Another effect of the shitty ending is, I haven't replayed ME3 at all, I have absolutely no desire to do so. Like a book or a movie with a crappy ending, the whole journey to it is soured, so even something new like this doesn't excite me.
ME3 seems more and more like a "how to" guide for failing to get me to part with any more money.

Not gonna play for the same reason as many others.

Just wanted to say, though, that I couldn't help but find it funny that they seemed surprised that "Leviathan" was ultimately found under an ocean. The ME1 Shepard would have been so much more like "well, that figures".

Everyone already expressed my sentiments. Unless this has any bearing on the endgame content I have little interest. It maybe good but it feels almost insulting.

No, just no. I, like many hate, the ending (both before and after the EC) but I have always said that the rest of the game is beyond good. But I have tried to play ME agin 3 times now and I cannot get past the title screen. Knowing that it will end with THAT ending it has destroyed my ability to enjoy the rest of the game.

But Bioware should be a little proud. It takes a special kind of ending fuck up to not only destroy my enjoyment of the rest of the game but the two games that preceded it as well.

Malcharion:

anthony87:
Looks interesting. Shame it takes place in the middle of the story we've already finished and had no bearing on the ending.

I know, right? It's not like any DLC like that could ever be good or worth playing, right?

image

Oh, wait.

Isles felt more like a sidestory but that is a debatable quality which I won't step into. With Mass Effect 3, unless the DLC changes the ending and is essentially "Hey look, it is this brand new, amazing weapon that can kill the reapers" and if it doesn't actually effect the reapers then it stops being worth-while.

Or in simple terms, if your given a narrative device that seems like it would effect the rest of the game then you expect it too and will be disappointed if it doesn't.

But yeah, thanks for Shivering Isles, still good.

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Hooooorrrrrrrraaaaaayyyy more half-assed EA / Bioware DLC.....

Aprilgold:
Isles felt more like a sidestory but that is a debatable quality which I won't step into. With Mass Effect 3, unless the DLC changes the ending and is essentially "Hey look, it is this brand new, amazing weapon that can kill the reapers" and if it doesn't actually effect the reapers then it stops being worth-while.

Or in simple terms, if your given a narrative device that seems like it would effect the rest of the game then you expect it too and will be disappointed if it doesn't.

But yeah, thanks for Shivering Isles, still good.

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Hooooorrrrrrrraaaaaayyyy more half-assed EA / Bioware DLC.....

Most of the ME2 DLC is the same though, namely Overlord and the Shadow Broker. You take time out of your busy schedule of stopping the Collectors to do some interesting side quests and they have no affect on the ending either so isn't it possible to just enjoy the ride as it were? I mean this DLC particularly has been advertised as a thing to stop the Reapers despite knowing it doesn't but that doesn't mean future DLC can't be enjoyable side stories that don't affect the ending.

Gatx:

Most of the ME2 DLC is the same though, namely Overlord and the Shadow Broker. You take time out of your busy schedule of stopping the Collectors to do some interesting side quests and they have no affect on the ending either so isn't it possible to just enjoy the ride as it were? I mean this DLC particularly has been advertised as a thing to stop the Reapers despite knowing it doesn't but that doesn't mean future DLC can't be enjoyable side stories that don't affect the ending.

While you are right, and I have nothing against the missions themselves.. The problem, at least for me, is that with the story driven nature of the games there's really no motivation to go back and play a single mission in the middle. For me, the only appeal is when / if I feel motivated enough to do another entire playthrough in the game, and then I'll have an expanded game to play.

And that's fine, I look forward to it, but a side mission DLC isn't enough to motivate me to go through the game again, so this is something that's going to be ignored for a while.

Caramel Frappe:
I'd be excited for this ... but as others mentioned, the game has been out for to long and the endings all lead up to the same thing, which this DLC won't have any impact on really except for war asset points. If this was released during or right when ME3 came out, it would of done well (then again the endings made everyone very upset including me so... I don't know.)

How do you know it doesn't impact the ending, you do realise it would have to considering what they are making Leviathan out to be, right?

I don't know why everyone is so set in stone that they won't have an impact on the ending with the DLC, am I the only one who heard the rumor that it may alter the Refusal ending?

Yeah I know rumor's you can't trust them but if Bioware can release the Extended Cut DLC that can add a new ending (refusal) then is it so far fetched that Leviathan cannot add an alternate end to one of the current Endings or add an entirely new one? Or is everyone still doing that tired 'Bioware is evilz' dance because they didn't get exactly what they wanted originally that I shouldn't think for hopeful and positive things?

I think I'll sit this one out. I already beat ME3, and I'm not terribly interested in replaying it. Unfortunately, the trailer rather bored me, as well.

Titan Buttons:

Caramel Frappe:
I'd be excited for this ... but as others mentioned, the game has been out for to long and the endings all lead up to the same thing, which this DLC won't have any impact on really except for war asset points. If this was released during or right when ME3 came out, it would of done well (then again the endings made everyone very upset including me so... I don't know.)

How do you know it doesn't impact the ending, you do realise it would have to considering what they are making Leviathan out to be, right?

I'm sure of it, though I can be wrong. Still, I don't see how this DLC will make Bioware alter the endings even more when they've already given us those extended cutscenes DLC for the endings since everyone just hated the original endings.

Again I fear despite this DLC being legit, it's not going to impact the ending or change anything. I've played ME3 a few times, which I shouldn't of done so before the DLC came out.

When it comes to new Mass Effect 3 D . L .C all I have to say is this.

The reason why I state this is because the first time they tried to " fix " Mass effect 3 with " D . L . C " it turned out like this.

So as far as I'm concerned Bioware and EA can

Gatx:

Aprilgold:
Isles felt more like a sidestory but that is a debatable quality which I won't step into. With Mass Effect 3, unless the DLC changes the ending and is essentially "Hey look, it is this brand new, amazing weapon that can kill the reapers" and if it doesn't actually effect the reapers then it stops being worth-while.

Or in simple terms, if your given a narrative device that seems like it would effect the rest of the game then you expect it too and will be disappointed if it doesn't.

But yeah, thanks for Shivering Isles, still good.

___________________________

Hooooorrrrrrrraaaaaayyyy more half-assed EA / Bioware DLC.....

Most of the ME2 DLC is the same though, namely Overlord and the Shadow Broker. You take time out of your busy schedule of stopping the Collectors to do some interesting side quests and they have no affect on the ending either so isn't it possible to just enjoy the ride as it were? I mean this DLC particularly has been advertised as a thing to stop the Reapers despite knowing it doesn't but that doesn't mean future DLC can't be enjoyable side stories that don't affect the ending.

One of the biggest plot points of any story is overcoming conflict. Mass Effect 3 is the third in a literary step. The point of it is to overcome or fail to defeat the conflict. Any DLC added to Mass Effect 3 that doesn't contribute to this is rather silly.

Dark Souls is a game I say has the best narrative structure in a game with few words. Everything you do is 1)Getting to know a new area and the baddest of the bad 2) Preparing to do so 3) Conquering or failing to conquer the enemy.

The way Mass Effect has been paced has been these three steps for the series. Mass Effect 3 is the third in that literary step and anything that doesn't contribute to it is like in the middle of a porno it cuts to the people sitting there sipping tea.

Caramel Frappe:

Titan Buttons:

Caramel Frappe:
I'd be excited for this ... but as others mentioned, the game has been out for to long and the endings all lead up to the same thing, which this DLC won't have any impact on really except for war asset points. If this was released during or right when ME3 came out, it would of done well (then again the endings made everyone very upset including me so... I don't know.)

How do you know it doesn't impact the ending, you do realise it would have to considering what they are making Leviathan out to be, right?

I'm sure of it, though I can be wrong. Still, I don't see how this DLC will make Bioware alter the endings even more when they've already given us those extended cutscenes DLC for the endings since everyone just hated the original endings.

Again I fear despite this DLC being legit, it's not going to impact the ending or change anything. I've played ME3 a few times, which I shouldn't of done so before the DLC came out.

While this is very true, it should at least make the ending more interesting even if it's not changed, which isn't a terrible thing. Personally I find 2 of the endings to be good ending (The 'blow everything up' and the 'Refusing to choice' endings), I'm not saying I like how the endings went but I think they did fit with the story. Afterall ends are dam hard to do.

Yeah after finishing a game a few times it's pretty rare to pick it up again, even for a DLC that is as interesting are this.

I got it.
I played it.
It's pretty good. :D

Caramel Frappe:
I'd be excited for this ... but as others mentioned, the game has been out for to long and the endings all lead up to the same thing, which this DLC won't have any impact on really except for war asset points. If this was released during or right when ME3 came out, it would of done well (then again the endings made everyone very upset including me so... I don't know.)

The thing is if this was put out earlier you would have had people bitching about it being to close to launch and the whole day one dlc shit would be kicked up again. plus people would have flipped their shit if they had to pay for any dlc before the EC, really they just can't win here.

oh well i started up a new me2 save to change up some mistakes I made and to romance Tali, then I'm gonna restart me3 and play this dlc and it will be fun. because ME3 is my favorite game of the the year.

does mass effect have vic vipers?

 

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