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Old 03-08-2012, 11:15 AM #463
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Mass Effect 3 v. This is my favorite spot on the Citadel
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:53 AM #464
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:01 PM #465
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I found it really funny when you get the arbiter achievement for solving a political problem by shooting udina in the face
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:05 PM #466
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So I was on my lunch break just now, and heard Garrus (Brandon Keener) on a McDonald's radio commercial. I had no idea that was his actual voice. His voice does not fit him at all lol
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:27 PM #467
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So I was on my lunch break just now, and heard Garrus (Brandon Keener) on a McDonald's radio commercial. I had no idea that was his actual voice. His voice does not fit him at all lol
Hah, that reminds me of when the Illusive Man did Midas commercials.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:30 PM #468
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:37 PM #469
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So I was on my lunch break just now, and heard Garrus (Brandon Keener) on a McDonald's radio commercial. I had no idea that was his actual voice. His voice does not fit him at all lol
My mind has just been blown.

God I love Garrus .... And Jack

But hearing Freddie Prince Jr as Vega is weird ... Especially when he says "loco"
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:41 PM #470
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False. Doing that only makes achieving the "best" ending possible easier.

The ONLY thing that does is decrease the penalty for the groups that join your alliance making it easier to hit 100% pwnage.
Big spoiler ahead, don't highlight if you don't want the ending given away. Suffice it to say, you CANNOT get the best ending without doing multiplayer/iOS game.

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Bull ****. Bull ****, bull ****, bull ****. Without playing the multiplayer, both Shepherd and Anderson die. I completed almost every quest in game and found almost all the items to make myself war ready (some quests were bugged) and I finished with a total of 6666 military strength. At 50% readiness my EMS was 3333. The best ending happens at 5,000 EMS. At 2,800 EMS you get access to all 3 options to end the game, but Anderson and Shepherd both die. Only at the higher EMS can you save both Anderson and Shepherd.


Overall, I are disappoint. With all my previous complaining about theme park shooter, this game has the least amount of choices out of all 3. Not sure why I even bothered going for renegade/paragon points, only made a difference in 2 situations.

That being said, the voice acting started out pretty sub-par IMO, but picked up very nicely by end game. Reminded me a lot of FFVII, which was a pretty amazing game. I really enjoyed the story, but the lack of affecting any substantive decision in the story was disappointing.

And I have several rants about the game itself. Aside from a couple of bugged quests, the menu's are **** and seem to be console imports. To buy anything at a store, you have to scroll over it and either click it twice or move down to a purchase button. However, if you scroll over another item, it selects that item to purchase. Double clicking doesn't always buy the item either.

The journal system is pretty stupid. Why couldn't you have used something that lets you know what you have left to do to finish the quest, like a checkpoint system? There are about ~ 20 pick up items and return them missions and I was struggling to remember which items I had already picked up and which items needed to be dropped off, and while the map sometimes shows you a marker to complete a quest, it doesn't always do so.

And WTF, somehow Bioware couldn't figure out how to import ME1 faces into ME3. Seriously? You plan a series of 3 games and tell the entire gaming world you will be able to import previous games into the next game, but you can't spend enough resources to make imported faces work? And don't try and give me some programming has changed and we couldn't make it work bull****, had they tried hard enough I know they could have made it work.

Somewhat disappointed by combat, being able to gank troops on insanity and finish the playthrough close to 100% in 28 hours seems a little fishy, ME 1 and ME 2 were much harder on insanity. My ME2 insanity playthrough was also at 28 hours, but that was after 2 other playthroughs so I just skipped most dialogue options because I already knew them.

tl;dr I give the game a 7/10, play through it if you like but don't feel like you need to get the game ASAP, wait it out for them to fix bugs/menus and you'll probably have a better experience that I did.

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:48 PM #471
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I still can not take anything you say as valid. Of course there are things I don't like, but there is ALOT that I do like. I'm a very visual person, more entertained by being able to walk around the ship and look at all the detail and such.

I personally really like the combat, and I don't blow through enemies even on regular, guess I'm just not MLG like you.

The menus are a little sketchy, but it's whatever. If they would have left it exactly the same, you'd be complaining about that too.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:53 PM #472
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Big spoiler ahead, don't highlight if you don't want the ending given away. Suffice it to say, you CANNOT get the best ending without doing multiplayer/iOS game.

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Bull ****. Bull ****, bull ****, bull ****. Without playing the multiplayer, both Shepherd and Anderson die. I completed almost every quest in game and found almost all the items to make myself war ready (some quests were bugged) and I finished with a total of 6666 military strength. At 50% readiness my EMS was 3333. The best ending happens at 5,000 EMS. At 2,800 EMS you get access to all 3 options to end the game, but Anderson and Shepherd both die. Only at the higher EMS can you save both Anderson and Shepherd.


You definitely know more than this guy:
http://social.bioware.com/forum/Mass...9665384-1.html
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:55 PM #473
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I still can not take anything you say as valid. Of course there are things I don't like, but there is ALOT that I do like. I'm a very visual person, more entertained by being able to walk around the ship and look at all the detail and such.

I personally really like the combat, and I don't blow through enemies even on regular, guess I'm just not MLG like you.

The menus are a little sketchy, but it's whatever. If they would have left it exactly the same, you'd be complaining about that too.
The menus are terrible, but I could overlook that if they didn't completely **** up the journal. I mean, the ME2 interface wasn't great, but it was infinitely more useful than the new one.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:10 PM #474
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I can live with most of these flaws. One that truly annoys me though, is that you can get journal updates by walking past a person of interest, that you don't physically need to talk to, but you can overhear their conversations.

A lot of times I don't hear what they want and it really bugs me.

I had something funny happen last night. I was lol'ing at myself and the game. I was on the Citadel, walking down the main hall in the Normandy docking area. You know how that Keeper always turns down that hall and starts walking towards you? Somehow I got stuck in between him and the wall as I walked past him...

I was like thing |->

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totally homo...
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:07 PM #475
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I was in the docking area for the Normandy and I stopped in front of a keeper and went to get some food. It never moved haha.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:23 PM #476
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That was the problem. I walked passed column in the wall right as I was passing the keeper. I got stuck between his legs () and he pushed a back at the column, then he stopped, and didn't move. And you can't push him, so I was just stuck against the wall/column and his legs. I had to save and then load

I knew them Keepers had something wrong with them
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:04 PM #477
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So max out my ems bar and all shall be good regardless of if I play multiplayer?
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:08 PM #478
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Not really a spoiler, but don't know how much you guys care.
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I are kinda disappoint. All these *****es are trying to get in my pants, and you can only take one? Ashley it is

Also, I believe the Diane Allers chick is based off her real life self. So hot.
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So max out my ems bar and all shall be good regardless of if I play multiplayer?
In beta we didn't have access to multiplayer, and I got the "perfect" ending everyone is talking about.

The main thing is a ton of decisions from ME1 and ME2 play into your total EMS, in addition to side quests in ME3. However in ME3 quite a few of the side quests are "timed", and if you don't complete them by a certain point they grey out in your log instead of correctly being removed. Thats probably what is killing peoples EMS scores and "forcing" them to play multiplayer. I honestly enjoy the multiplayer and also enjoy the fact instead of grinding planets like a jackass I can chill with some of my friends and rape the **** out of the reapers in co-op instead of grinding random as **** quests. However in beta I had to do the quest/planet grind, and still got the perfect ending so I know it is 100% possible to get it without touching multiplayer.
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I really freaking enjoy the iOS app. At least as an iOS game.
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I need to download the DLC then
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