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« Reply #990 on: June 24, 2012, 01:02:46 PM »

To be frank, there's honestly nothing Bioware can really do to appease the largest critics, most of them on NeoGAF.

But, they hate on everything all the time. ( ̄~ ̄;)
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« Reply #991 on: June 24, 2012, 01:15:42 PM »

The forum is negative in general, but Bioware threads receive a special kind of hatred that is borderline disturbing.
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« Reply #992 on: June 24, 2012, 02:48:25 PM »

These are people that will proclaim how terrible all Bioware products are while they breathlessly champion a piece of shit like Alpha Protocol.

Well, it certainly handles choice better, but it helps when you restrain yourself to a single game that can be completed in something like 30 hours, and in any case I enjoyed actually PLAYING each Mass Effect way more.
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« Reply #993 on: June 24, 2012, 11:36:19 PM »

I highly recommend you ignore it all and just play the games yourself.  I didn't like the current ending and I'm skeptical of the Indoctrination Theory, but arriving at a disappointing destination does not make the journey worthless.  10 minutes of confusion at the end does not make the previous 100+ hours a waste of time.  I had a blast playing through the trilogy.

All of this, pretty much. I can't fathom the ending, as crappy and disappointing as it was, ruining the whole series for me.

I thought SomethingAwful would have or was supposed to have its own special hate for BioWare but their ME3 thread is actually super tame.
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« Reply #994 on: June 24, 2012, 11:56:23 PM »

The thing that makes more sense for 'ruining' is ruining replay value. One of the most potentially exciting things was playing the series from start to end and seeing just how differently things could go. As is, just on that basis it doesn't seem like there's really enough variation to justify how much time that'd take, versus any other (mostly) stand alone choice driven RPG. Mind, the DLC COULD change that, but it can only do it by so much: you're still going to have the feeling of being largely cheated when things happen like
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another Rachni queen being pulled out of nowhere so one mission can still happen, and remain largely the same. Not that there ISN'T an effect, you can't exactly get this new queen to join you, and when you're doing a full paragon/'perfect' run and see stuff like this without knowing the alternative it's VERY satisfying.
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« Reply #995 on: June 25, 2012, 12:15:39 AM »

Hmmm.
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But I killed the Rachni in my second ME run, and the (clone?) queen still begged me to let her join. In typical renegade fashion I turned her down but... What happens if I say yes?
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« Reply #996 on: June 25, 2012, 12:30:50 AM »

Hmmm.
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But I killed the Rachni in my second ME run, and the (clone?) queen still begged me to let her join. In typical renegade fashion I turned her down but... What happens if I say yes?
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She's indoctrinated and has to be put down, at a significant loss to the Alliance.
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« Reply #997 on: June 25, 2012, 12:37:28 AM »

Again... my general feelings about the ending were positive and I was satisfied. Not sure if I'm going to play the ending again to see what they did. I wish they just let the fans whine and left it alone.
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« Reply #998 on: June 25, 2012, 12:49:37 AM »

I'll wait to see how it comes out. From what little I've heard it IS possible that I'll be fully in the "just leave it alone" camp. They did what they did, and attempts to fix that can come off worse than if it were just that way in the first place.
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« Reply #999 on: June 25, 2012, 07:40:35 AM »

...but arriving at a disappointing destination does not make the journey worthless.  10 minutes of confusion at the end does not make the previous 100+ hours a waste of time.
Exactly, I've never understood why an ending, good or bad, should destroy the previous fun. It makes as much sense as claiming that "Life sucks, because I'll die eventually.", for example.
 Anyway, I'm curious what will BW come with in the EC, 1.9GB seems to be a lot of content.
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« Reply #1000 on: June 25, 2012, 01:08:55 PM »

^Ha.

That is the most extreme example I've ever seen someone say.
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« Reply #1001 on: June 25, 2012, 01:14:00 PM »

I thought they were just expanding upon the given endings. 2 gigs of content is a fucking expansion side story.
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« Reply #1002 on: June 25, 2012, 05:29:12 PM »

Or a lot of pre-rendered footage.
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« Reply #1003 on: June 25, 2012, 05:41:41 PM »

Or a lot of pre-rendered footage.
Parn do you just enjoy shitting on my hopes and dreams?
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« Reply #1004 on: June 25, 2012, 05:48:13 PM »

Even if it's just pre-rendered that's still a hell of a lot of videos - the movies folder in the PC version is 3.19 gb for the entire game.
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