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#453904 10/03/12 02:43 AM
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So how are people here enjoying this year's first "blockbuster"?

It is good, but as with almost all AAA releases, not worthy of all the 10s and 9.5s that get thrown around in mainstream press.

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It seems to split the people at the Watch, more or less. Those who prefer rather "old school" RPGs, don' like it that much, but everyone agrees that it is a good action game. And that it is more movie than RPG, and more shooter than RPG.

The ending (about which I know nothing substancial yet) has provoked a lot of reactions, even on web sites. Same goes for the multiplayer part.

Metacritic appears to get a lot of anti-ME-hate or anti-Bioware-hate because of ... whatever. People post 0-1 points there just to beat them, and as the "review text" they sometimes write even utter gibberish (yes, someone quoted even an "Lorem Ipsum" entry ...).





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What I'm hearing from people who have finished it is 'great game, lousy ending(s)' and no-one is thrilled with the day one DLC incident.

Overall, though, my impression (As someone who hasn't played it!) is that as long as you don't mind the ending(s), you'll probably enjoy the game.

EDIT: As an addendum to Alrik's comment on the problem with metacritic trolls, I'd like to add that most of the people adding very HIGH scores also appear to be trolls. For some reason ME3 has become the epicentre of a metacritic troll war. Genuine reviews seem to be in the minority, sadly.


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I played & enjoyed the first two games so Ill be buying this. I hate games with lousy endings though but it won't put me off.


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It's a good game so far, though it doesn't touch the first game's role-playing mechanics.

This is definitely more shooter and less RPG.


My Favorite RPGs: Divinity franchise, Gothic franchise (including Arcania, so I think I'm alone...), Venetica, Risen, Two Worlds II, The Witcher, Sacred franchise, Fallout franchise, Mass Effect 1, Alpha Protocol, Planescape: Torment, Drakensang, KOTOR 1 & 2, etc.
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I finished it last week, and all the furour about the ending is indeed warranted. It is absolutely terrible, and pretty mind-boggling that BioWare thought to end a trilogy this way.

Still a good game, though, I rate it 8/10 without ending and 7/10 with the ending as it is now.

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Originally Posted by Arokh
I played & enjoyed the first two games so Ill be buying this. I hate games with lousy endings though but it won't put me off.


I'd hold off if I were you the whole choice thing with ME has been made null & void by the ending(s?)

Bioware promised us a game with 16 different endings but instead they gave us a game with 1 ending with 16 different tweeks.

Bioware promised us that are choices would effect the game & the outcome but instead they gave us a game that says it doesn't matter what you did or how you did it the ending is the ending so **** you

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Yeah, interesting point. Ill still buy ME3 but I might wait till it's sold at a discount then I won't feel so cheated when I get the crap ending. I have other games to play first anyway.


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well from the looks of things unless they fix the ending I doubt many people will be buying any DLC for ME3 I know I won't be.

The indoctrination theory is vary hard to argue with if you watch this video it does actually make sense.

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Mass Effect 1 ... Mass Effect 2 .... Maff Essect 3 ... :hihi:



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LMFAO Forbes just Sucker Punched IGN's Colin Moriarty

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So which ending did you all like, green, blue or red?

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option no 4 = none of the above hahaha

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Even more serious RPG sites are now chiming in that what Bioware delivered seems to be a bad ending/writing of the whole story no matter hat ou do.
They all point towards plot holes and inconsistencies.
People will remember this series for its "endings discussion" alone.



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I said it already ... Maff Essect 3,
not Mass Effect 3, o no, o no !
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I prefer Mess Affect, personally... laugh


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hahaha

A good one Elliot wink


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I'm more of a Dragon Age fan than a Mass Effect fan. I played the demo of ME3 and have concluded that it's hardly an RPG. I've seen Bioware taking notes from fans on Dragon Age 3 now on the official forum. I hope they don't ruin Dragon Age 3 and take out dialogue options completely (Mass Effect 3 has two dialogue options if at all).

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Thanks, Joram smile

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Demonic,

As someone who adores DA:O myself, I'm currently more interested in the player made mods for that than I am in DA3. Sadly, I do not believe that Bioware have the faintest idea of why DA:O was so popular, nor do I think DA3 will be anywhere close to as good. DA2 proved pretty conclusively that Bioware are looking for a different audience to the people who loved DA:O.

Of course if you loved DA2, you're probably right to be excited...


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