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Amazing Until The Ending,
This review is from: Mass Effect 3 - Xbox 360 (Video Game)This game is absolutely AMAZING right up until the final 15 minutes or so. The end of the game is really a slap in the face to anyone who has stayed with the series from the beginning.
I am not saying this because I did not get the end that I wanted. I would have been perfectly fine with an ending in which everyone died - because at the very least that would have been a clear and well defined end. This series has always been defined and advertised as character driven. The player is encouraged to get invested in and attached to the characters in the Mass Effect universe. And yet the way this game ends is simply unacceptable. The ending gives very little understanding of exactly what happened, and the player is given very little to go on in terms of the fates of the characters.
I have never been one to write reviews or have strong opinions on games. I am not even one who typically gets attached to series the way I got attached to Mass Effect. But the way the end of the game seems like Bioware came up with it in maybe 10 minutes is, in my opinion, a betrayal of the fans.
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Initial post: Mar 10, 2012 4:54:37 AM PST
J. Jones says:
Absolutely agree. I could have lived with a less than happy ending - but... It would have been better just having Shepard and Anderson dialogue in the end - then some cut scenes based on the choices you made through the series.
This ending basically ruined the whole franchise for me. I was planning on playing all three of them back to back - but after finishing ME3 - I just put them back on the shelf... I'm thinking I might trade them in... just waiting for a little while to see if any kind of "fix" comes from Bioware.
I'm not asking them to change the essence of the ending - just an another option and extend the endings to reflect the choices you made.
Posted on Mar 10, 2012 3:21:32 PM PST
Alexander Smith says:
Posted on Mar 10, 2012 7:04:34 PM PST
Dr. D says:
Don't tell me it's a Sopranos-style ending!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 7:24:49 PM PST
J. Jones says:
I don't know if you're talking to me or not - but that's not the way it ended. (I'm saying it would have been better if it had.) No spoiler alert necessary...
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 7:55:42 PM PST
Sam Moss says:
well this will make me wait a while til the price drops...I started out initially with ME2 then got ME (bugs and all in win7) sorry to hear it ends on a sour note..oh well it is just a game after all huh....
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 2:10:09 PM PDT
It would have been better ending if a winged My Little Pony arrived and flew Shepard into the sun.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 4:35:24 AM PDT
It is worth playing.
But you really need to stop playing right before the end ... else you risk losing all replayability for the whole series.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 8:14:56 PM PDT
David Pollard says:
That's what i was thinking.
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