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#1 TreTheRaven

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

I am so excited to hear this! I loved the series. I am not sure if it's a continuation as it doesn't say whether or not it will be a prequel or sequel. Shall be interesting though. More info to come in 2013 on the release.

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#2 T3hRaven

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

I figured EA wasn't going to let a money making franchise die. That being said, I doubt I buy this. After the horrid ending to ME3, BioWare lost my business.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

VERY cool to hear. Even though it's so far away, the ME universe and story-telling will always keep me interested.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

I am so excited to hear this! I loved the series. I am not sure if it's a continuation as it doesn't say whether or not it will be a prequel or sequel. Shall be interesting though. More info to come in 2013 on the release.

http://m.computerand...15-bioware-dev/


According to this, they haven't even decided yet.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

VERY cool to hear. Even though it's so far away, the ME universe and story-telling will always keep me interested.


Agreed. I'm a big fan of Bioware, even after ME 3's ending. :D
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Agreed. I'm a big fan of Bioware, even after ME 3's ending. :D


Ever since they were bought by EA, BioWare's storytelling and gameplay quality has taken a gigantic hit though. They're being forced to rush games to meet deadlines instead of putting them out when they're done. That's really what happened on ME3, and I'm guessing the obvious rush job on Dragon Age II was also caused by that. You can't spit out sweeping epic stories every year like EA wants.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Ending aside, ME3 was one of the best games I have ever played. The ending was very disappointing but the characters and overall story was great, as were the other ME games. Also, the multiplayer is pretty good too.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Ending aside, ME3 was one of the best games I have ever played. The ending was very disappointing but the characters and overall story was great, as were the other ME games. Also, the multiplayer is pretty good too.


Dumb question for you, I'm sure. But did you ever play ME2? If so, which did you find better? I was in love with 3, as it was the first of the series I ever played, so I figured try out 2 and go back to see if I liked those as well. Turns out I was even deeper into 2.

Much like the rest of you -- I didn't agree with ME3 's ending, but the game play overall is way too good to let the ending ruin the game play for me. I also never tried co-op, so now I am tempted to go load it up, and see how I like it.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

Dumb question for you, I'm sure. But did you ever play ME2? If so, which did you find better? I was in love with 3, as it was the first of the series I ever played, so I figured try out 2 and go back to see if I liked those as well. Turns out I was even deeper into 2.

Much like the rest of you -- I didn't agree with ME3 's ending, but the game play overall is way too good to let the ending ruin the game play for me. I also never tried co-op, so now I am tempted to go load it up, and see how I like it.


Yup, played all of them. Another good thing is how different the games are, from story to actual gameplay. ME2, to me, seemed a lot bigger and I loved the story. I liked how they introduced new characters but you got to see your old squadmates, too.

I LOVE the rpg/shooter aspect of the games.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

The ending of ME3 Left me VERY disappointed and discouraged. I honestly felt this series was at the level of Star Wars and Star Trek in the Sci-fi category. It had everything going for it. Compelling story, great sub plots, detailed history, interesting characters to connect to.

Galactical readiness was a WASTE. I felt so cheated with ME3.

ME4 would have to change drastically for me to want to even think about playing it.

The ending ruined it for me completely.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

Much like the rest of you -- I didn't agree with ME3 's ending, but the game play overall is way too good to let the ending ruin the game play for me. I also never tried co-op, so now I am tempted to go load it up, and see how I like it.


When you have a story driven franchise, a bad ending is more than enough to ruin a game.

The ending of ME3 Left me VERY disappointed and discouraged. I honestly felt this series was at the level of Star Wars and Star Trek in the Sci-fi category. It had everything going for it. Compelling story, great sub plots, detailed history, interesting characters to connect to.


The extended cut made it slightly better, but still overall the ending was horrible and it ruined the game for me. I refuse to go do my Insanity playthrough. Maybe that makes ME more like Star Wars and Star Trek. Look at how many bad Trek movies there are, and even the Star Wars original trilogy had the Ewoks.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

Eh...EA has really killed this franchise for me. ME2 was the best in the series hands down, especially if you got the second game on the PS3; all DLC included on disc. The Shadow broker alone was amazing DLC. That being said all of these online passes and tricks EA tries to pull are starting to get ridiculous. EA just being EA. ME3 just didn't capture the magic of the other two games. Also, Bioware needs to take their time on their next big game like my homies at Bethesda(J.K) do for their big titles. Granted Bethesda's past couple titles have had massive glitches and game crashes which I think is somewhat due to the shear scope of their worlds; still doesn't change the fact that they're amazing games. I'm really hoping for an eventual new KOTOR game with mass effect style dialogue, space travel....etc

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

Ok, so sorry for continuing to beat this dead horse, but since you guys mentioned it, I guess I'll throw my opinion in again. A couple of my gamer buddies and myself still cannot get over the backlash from the end of ME3. We all agreed we have never really viewed anything quite like it in gaming and we all essentially came to the same conclusion as we each completed the game: apart from perhaps elaborating on the fates of the other characters in the ME universe, we found no problems with the actual endings themselves. I heard everyone complain about how all of the choices they made throughout the trilogy "didn't really matter." I can see the point to a degree, but really if you thought that because you chose to out Administer Anoleis on Noveria or help Aria's Patriach on Omega etc etc were going to have huge ramifications on the entire story, you obviously don't understand the current limits of gaming software. That said, all of the major storylines from the trilogy's lore were neatly wrapped up leading up to the ending and they were all pretty rewarding IMO. Curing the krogan genophage (or feigning it) and mending the hostilities they had with the turians, ending the geth/quarian schism, taking down Cerberus once and for all, learning the entire truth behind the Protheans and mass relays, it goes on. And most of the time you would attain different outcomes for each of these events based on your choices over the trilogy. The endings gave you as much choice, if not more so, than any other game I've played with true choice-based endings (Fallout series, Infamous, etc) so I just don't get it. And the extended cut DLC that was free resolved any gripes I did have with the shorter ending. EDI, Hackett, and "Reaper Shepard's" narrations with imagery truly let you know where the ME galaxy stands based on your decisions. I'm open to you guys elaborating on why you didn't care for the ending if I didn't touch on it above, I like civil conversations, especially about a series I am passionate about.

In regards to these rumors, I knew they were planning another one. My only prerequisite would be that its story needs to occur BEFORE the ending of ME3 as not doing so would completely undo the choices we did make for each of our own Shepards' fates. I am still picking up ME3 multiplayer at least every weekend for the weekend challenges and there are still lots of people playing so the market is still there. If EA smells cash, you can guarantee they'll continue milking BioWare. I just hope gameplay and story remain excellent and nothing is rushed out. Whew, thanks for reading if you made it this far, haha.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

*plugs ears, covers eyes* ... I don't want to hear it. I don't want to see. Playing the trilogy for the first time. La la la la la la la.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Bioware is just another company EA has ruined. They are liars. scum. They do not care about their fans. Watch this short video, explain the whole dabacle with ME3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRRpGlmtws8

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

EA is a franchise destroyer. Want a great story/plot from a video game? Do not purchase from EA.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

This is a serious downer. I'm sure the next one will be good, but could have been epic if EA wasn't involved. *sigh*
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

Since we have so many ME vets, newb needing assistance.

Just finished playing through ME2 for the first time. Earthborn, War Hero, Soldier, Paragon. I tried my damnedest to get the "No One Left Behind" trophy; wound up losing Zaeed, Thane & Mordin. I believe I have all the upgrades to the ship. I believe I have all the armor and weapons upgrades available. I've done all the loyalty missions. I've done every side mission available to me. Even went to each system to check for anomalies.

Once through the relay:
I chose Garrus to be in charge of the second squad.
I chose Tali & Jack to be in my squad.
I chose Thane to infiltrate the ventilation ducts.

Result: Thane died. Yeoman Chambers died.

Then...

I chose Legion to escort Dr. Chakawas back to the ship.
I chose Zaeed to lead the second squad.

Result: Legion & Chakawas live. Zaeed died.

Finally...

I chose Grunt & Jacob to be in my squad to face the final boss.

Result: Mordin died.

Any tips for the newb before he begins his second round?
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

if you didn't do the loyalty quest for each person and talk to the squadmates often between missions (to build the relationship), then they're pretty much guaranteed to die. i have the exact, foolproof way to get that achievement written down at home, but if you didn't build your relationships properly with the squad throughout the game...well, i see another playthourgh in your future if you really want that achievement.
message me if you want that info and i'll hook it up (i;ve done it 3 times on two consoles so i know it works).
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Any tips for the newb before he begins his second round?

if you didn't do the loyalty quest for each person and talk to the squadmates often between missions (to build the relationship), then they're pretty much guaranteed to die. i have the exact, foolproof way to get that achievement written down at home, but if you didn't build your relationships properly with the squad throughout the game...well, i see another playthourgh in your future if you really want that achievement.
message me if you want that info and i'll hook it up (i;ve done it 3 times on two consoles so i know it works).


Yup. You HAVE to do all the loyalty side missions. Your choices seem alright (I had Mordin lead the doctor back to the ship) but it will inevitably fail without the loyalty missions.
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