yahtzee reviews: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...-Mass-Effect-3
Haha. "Mass Effect concludes, not so much with a bang or a wimper, more the sound you get from releasing a balloon and watching it fart around the lounge."
I like the way he compares the ending of ME3 to what it would be like if LotR ended the same way:
(spoilers and NSFW language, TinyURL because the profanity filter borks the real one)
Ok guys, I need your honest opinions here. Origin gave me a 50% off code to use at their store because of all the problems I had with a bad key for Arkham City. I was thinking of picking this game up as I could get it for $30 because of the discount. Is it worth the $30 or does the ending ruin the game like so many reviews I've read say it does?
Update to the ending announced...
taken from hereBioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts Inc. announced Mass Effect™ 3: Extended Cut, a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of the critically acclaimed Action RPG. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. Coming this summer, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC for no extra charge*.
I'm surprised A) They're changing it. B) They're doing it for free. I assumed that the cost of redoing the CGI cutscenes and getting the voice actors back would mandate that they would have to charge money for it.
Unless they're basically doing an Animal House style ending with no new cutscenes or VO.
"Liara went on to become Queen of Asari planet"
If they're just adding fat paragraphs for each character at the end of the game without any additional art assets or VO, then they probably could do it super cheap.
from the bioware blog (can't provide link since its on my phone and work blocks the source)
so no, they aren't changing the endings. just adding a few cinematic tweaks.. probably to remove the most egregious "WTF?!" moments of the ending cinematics. The ending will still suck on a more fundamental levelAre there going to be more/different endings or ending DLC's in the future?
-No. BioWare strongly believes in the team's artistic vision for the end of this arc of the Mass Effect franchise. The extended cut DLC will expand on the existing endings, but no further ending DLC is planned