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Old April 17th, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

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ME3 absolutely had some profound decisions with strong, meaningful conclusions tied to decisions made throughout both prior games (though mostly ME2). The multitude of answers you can bring to the Geth/Quarian struggle are a prime example of the kind of choices granted throughout the series that are completely stripped away in the end.

That's really the unfixable problem with the ending. The events and choices are completely segregated from the themes and events that come before it. There is a vast difference between recounting a series of events, and telling a story. By being so at odds with every other scene that precedes it, the ending of ME3 constitutes a massive failure of storytelling.

EDIT: For the curious, this article is a fantastic summary of the problems
http://www.gamefront.com/mass-effect...ans-are-right/
Oh, I agree with you, but the other writers are going to be involved with the wrap-ups, so at least some closure can be had. We aren't getting a new ending, and they didn't have to do anything, so I'm gonna be happy with the extra that I'm getting for free. Won't make up for the last 5 minutes, but I'm hoping it'll make it easier to swallow.

EDIT: Indeed, for the problems your link rightly complains about...
Brevity - completely fixed
Confusing and Underdeveloped - partial fix, will still be underdeveloped, but more will be explained.
Lore Errors, Plot Holes - almost completely fixed, some were already obvious and I don't understand the difficulty people had with some of them. However, they will be clarified.
Key Philosophical Themes Are Discarded - mostly unfixable - there is little that can be done with this other than tolerance and unity, which the game does not discard. Some can be done with that in the wrap up, the rest is unfixable without altering the ending.
Player Choice Is Completely Discarded - minor to partial fix - depending on how deep they wrap everything up, that could at least make the final choice much more significant than RBG.

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Old April 18th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

My main issue is with the philosophical theme break. To me, that's the primary difference between an ending that creates a good story and an ending that simply runs out of pages. The ending needs to summarize what the journey was all about. Unfortunately, none of the choices available in the end summarize the character of Shepard at all. As long as that's the case, there's really nothing that can provide the kind of closure to the story that anyone is really looking for.
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Old April 20th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

Any hope I had for a productive weekend are officially gone.

Have a 4 day free pass to SWTOR that just got done installing last night AND Diablo 3 open beta ready to roll on my PC as well. I'll be picking up a case of Redbull on my way home, gonna play these like I'm 18 again and play till my eyes hurt.

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Old April 20th, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

Diablo 3 Open Beta!!!!!

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Old April 20th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

Yep, downloaded it this morning, my son and I will be hitting that and he hopes to finally get his Legacy in SWTOR as well.

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Old April 20th, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

Well, I see the start of the Diablo 3 Open Beta has started...or I would see if I could get past Error 37.

Maybe later...

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Old April 21st, 2012, 04:38 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

I finally decided to just download Team Fortress 2. Hey, it's free, so why not? I'm just wondering, is it worth playing? I looked at some of the reviews, and they all were extremely positive, so I'm hopeful.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

Got all Diablo III achievements in the open beta. And now we play the waiting game.


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Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

I AM PLAYING... (way too many games...))
LoZ Skyward Sword!
Loz SPirit Tracks!
Professor Layton Unwound Future!
Team Fortress 2!
Minecraft!
Civ IV! (Had V but sold it 2 hours after buying it x3)
Rune Factory 3!
Rune Factory: Frontier!
(Thats just a few of them :P )
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Old April 24th, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

Got the Space Marine game for 10.19 in Steam today, price should be good for several more hours yet.

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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

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Got the Space Marine game for 10.19 in Steam today, price should be good for several more hours yet.
What is this Space Marine game of which you speak?

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Old April 24th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Re: What Video Game are you Currently Playing?

RANDOM: Am I the only person who saves his game like every 5 seconds?
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