By: BatRastered Jun 27, 2012 | 6 Comments
Bioware has finally released the extended cut of the Mass Effect 3 ending. What's different? Did it fix anything? Should you care? Read on!
Yeah, if you haven't finished ME3 by now, you probably don't care, so here we go...
First the Good:
I had a couple of big problems continuity-wise with the original ending. Namely, I had James on my squad at the end, and then he somehow shows up on the Normandy when it crash lands on another planet. Speaking of which, when did the Normandy start to run away from Earth?
Well, those two problems were fixed in the new ending... a sequence where your squad mates take a hit at the end and get "evac" by the Normandy. It doesn't make much sense narratively as you are supposed to be pushing towards the beam "at all costs" and here Shepard stops, reverses direction and waits for his friend Jimmy to get picked up by the Normandy... but at least it explains HOW they got on the Normandy. Later, once the crucible is ready to fire, we get an additional scene where Joker (and the rest of the fleet) is ordered to retreat and does so hesitantly. Only a couple of seconds of screen time there, but it filled that hole nicely.
The Mass Relays no longer explode, but are merely "damaged". This is good because as ME's own story says, blowing up a relay would destroy the star system, so having them blow up in the original ending seemingly doomed the galaxy.
The epilogs, all three of them, let you know what happened to the galaxy after your choice was made. This was a big oversight by the original endings and is wrapped up, three different ways by the new ending.
There is a new, fourth option, if you decide that Shepard should be able to do what she wants and not be pigeon holed into these choices.... Check it out here:
Okay... onto the Bad:
As I mentioned above, the evac scene, while it filled a continuity plot hole, didn't make any sense in a do-or-die "at all costs" battle scene.
The three different epilogs were all still scenes (not animated) and were the same (with some minor color modifications) for all three choices, just the voice over was different.
Now the crashed Normandy takes off again at the end... WTF? Why have it crash in the first place? Similarly, the reapers that flee the planet (depending on your choice) now come back to help rebuild... they just took off and landed again, LOL. This goes to show how confusing the original ending was.
Finally, the Ugly
The star-kid ghost thing is still there, and still makes very little sense, and the green, blue, or red space magic explosions still don't really explain what's happening.
The new cut scenes glitched up on me a couple of times, freezing one image on the screen while others played over top of it.
Overall, I'm glad they decided to release this dlc... especially as it's FREE. It actually feels like an ending now despite still having some issues. That said, it's not really worth your time to download this and replay the ending sequence just to see one of the endings... just youtube 'em. If you're playing through again (to do the opposite paragon/renegade track or side quests you missed) it's worth having this downloaded so you'll see a full ending.
For those that still love Mass Effect 3 ending and all will be happy to know that the newest DLC titles Leviathan is coming very soon.
According to Bioware the newest Mass Effect 3 DLC Leviathan will be dropping August 28, 2012. The new single player mission follows Shepard as he/she attempts to hunt down the Leviathan, “a mysterious being rumored to be powerful enough to destroy a Reaper.”
Priced at a whopping $9.99 PSN/ 800 MSP.
Are you looking forward to more Single Player content in Mass Effect 3? Tell us what you think in the comments. Don’t be a Jimmy!
Typical Bioware ... turning 1 of their games into an MMO. Okay maybe Mass Effect 3 isn't quite the MMO co-op multiplayer experience SOME of you may want, but here it is. Different classes and races, your choices affect main story, and play with friends.
By: goukijones Feb 10, 2012 | 3 Comments
Personally I'd rather be watching a sexy ass run around than some Jimmy. I've always chosen to be a female character in games for that reason. Female Shepard from Mass Effect is been special. She spoke and renegade style ... love the attitude.
Didn't the Jimmys of the internet choose a blonde to be the face of the female Shepard? Doesn't matter now I guess. Good, I don't care. Can I still import my save file with my previous design? Can't wait to smack bitches and fuck blue aliens in Mass Effect 3.
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According to ME3's Facebook page, don't expect ME3 until the first quarter of 2012
We're still a month from E3, but already we've got our first major release date "adjustment" of the season. I fully expect to see a few more of these "TBA 2011" games slip into next year. This is a little dissapointing, but the last Mass Effect slipped into January too, so not entirely unexpected.
This might just be the best thing about the new Mass Effect.
By: goukijones Apr 1, 2012 | 1 Comments
The latest scoop and rumors on the 2 Mass Effect Movies suddenly announced. One has already begun production. The other could be the most expensive 3D movie ever made.
The first Mass Effect movie is rumored to star Clive Owen as Commander Shepard.
This version will be rated R and directed more to the average gamer. The story takes place right after the end of Mass Effect 3 and will have a lot of focus on action.
EA says: "This is because the end of Mass Effect 3 didn't actually mean anything. There will be a huge space battle at the end of this movie."
This Renegade Commander Shepard will be a soldier and only fight with guns. The back story is that this Shepard was full on Renegade and that everyone he crossed paths with that he could piss off or kill, he did. Filming is to start 1 year from today and the release date has not been revealed.
The second Mass Effect movie will star Lucy Lawless as a Paragon Commander Shepard.
This version is rated PG-13 and will be more for you Twilight Jimmys. Dubbed "The Paragon Version" immediately went into production after the Hunger Games made like $150 million the first weekend. Expect to see a lot of story and more emphasis on how difficult it is to make some decisions while in space.
EA says: "Expect this Shepard to be a 'Galaxy Gal' that everyone admires. A real role model for young girls."
This Shepard will be an Engineer, specializing in tech gadgets and computers. Rumor: she even flies the Normandy at one point. The deal with this version is that it's going to be the exact opposite of the "Men's" version. So this Shepard is going to have all the support in the galaxy. There's potential to see Wrex and some of the other characters that will be dead in the Renegade version.
Other Casting news:
- Seth Green has already signed on to play Joker in Both movies.
- The Chick who plays Whitney on NBC will play Miranda in the Paragon Version.
- Michael Clarke Duncan & Ving Rhames will both play Krogan's in the Renegade version.
- Justin Bieber will be Kadien Alenko in the Paragon version.
By: goukijones Feb 20, 2012 | 1 Comments
GoukiJones plays Mass Effect 3 demo. Sorry for the sniffles I was a lil under the weather that day. Or it was the game that just made me sick.
A new gameplay video emerges from Gamescom, Mass Effect 3 will definitely bring the action.
I really hope that Bioware brings the RPG element as well as they do the shooting this time around. The first Mass Effect still does something for me that ME2 didn't. Here's some more squad based action.
the brand new teaser for mass effect 3 ENJOY
Uh oh! The cover art for Mass Effect 3 was posted on the EA website for a very very brief period of time. It may have been by accident, but who knows. What we do know is that it showed the purple banner for Kinect on it. Check it out.
At first your thinking, this is cool we get to see the box art. On the other hand this spells trouble for the next installment to the Mass Effect franchise. I own a Kinect, and barely use it, I hope that they can make these hardcore titles work for the peripheral. As of right now though I am highly skeptical of this. Kinect better not ruin Mass Effect 3.
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
With the Leviathan DLC coming next week, Bioware and EA decided to bring out a trailer.
Here's the Trailer:
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