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    Director's Cut DLC on Tuesday. Hopefully it fixes that mess they made. My expectations are pretty low though...

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    I'm just looking forward to being able to say I've properly cleared the franchise. It'll be good to play through again from scratch with my original Shep and see how it all gets tidied up in the end (or not, as the case may be).

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    Just wonder if it's just just extended cutscenes, or if there's any new gameplay in there. I just wonder how extended it's gonna be. Hopefully it's extended by a lot. It needs it.

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    I'm fairly ambivalent to the new DLC, I liked the ending of ME3 I got, I liked how everything unfolded. The DLC is only supposed to expand on the endings, rather than change them.. so I'm not that bothered. it would bother me more if they actually went off and started changing things.

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    I don't think anything really unfolded in the ending. It struck me as random things thrown together and called it an ending. Maybe some people are seeing something I'm missing. But to me it was a mess that made no sense.

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    I hope all this free DLC has gone some way to repair the relationship between the fanbase and devs. I can't really think of a better way to handle the situation than BioWare have done so far. But I'm sure the haters will still be as vehement as ever, because ...

    To be honest, I really didn't like the ending at all, but the over-the-top backlash was just silly.

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    The fact that they responded to it and are releasing free DLC to fix it. I think they've handled it surprisingly well. Never would've expected that big of a backlash either. But you gotta respect the people for aiming for something they wanted. That took some serious devotion. Straight to the top. So as long as this DLC doesn't suck and makes sense of things, I think they'll have made up for it in spades.

    They know they messed up. They're trying to make it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmd 5a View Post
    I hope all this free DLC has gone some way to repair the relationship between the fanbase and devs. I can't really think of a better way to handle the situation than BioWare have done so far. But I'm sure the haters will still be as vehement as ever, because ...

    To be honest, I really didn't like the ending at all, but the over-the-top backlash was just silly.
    Yeah, I love free DLC and its great support for the game. I also love the attention to multiplayer, as I love it but it's time for some story add-on content. I want new pay for it DLC and achievements. I mean additional missions and such. I would've liked a better ending but they made it as is and it is what it is. The original ending is how BioWare wanted to end it, I think it was too much with all the hate. I like the game a lot but it didn't deserve that much backlash. They're expanding more on the ending, which is cool but really, the ending is how it was for a reason, plot holes and all. I don't really care if they ever released DLC fixing it. I also wouldn't have cried or been upset if they never did.

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    I liked the ending, just hated everything from Joker fleeing to landing on a random planet, just seemed rushed and a complete drop in quality to the rest of the game.

    The whole game is full of lengthy cutscenes, so to cheap out on cutscenes at the end was stupid, I would assume they rushed to meet the deadline and this is the extended ending we would have got in the first place.

    Edit - However, I'll probably never play the ME series again, as there IS only one ending, just with different dressing in particular clips. Love the series, just not interested in putting 100s of hours in if all I need is a high war asset rating in the third one.
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    The extended cut is out. Almost 2gb. Won't be able to watch this until after work unless I feel like cheating (YouTube). Think I can wait. Hopefully, since it's 2gb, it's better than the last ending.

    Edit - Caved and watched the "control" ending. MUCH BETTER!
    Last edited by Piko; 06-26-2012 at 09:17 AM.

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    I'm downloading this now. 1.85 GB. Ugh.

    Then I have the battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC after it. Good while till I can do anything. :/

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    Is it a complete reinvention of the endings? No.
    If you absolutely hated the ending originally, will you still? Probably.
    Does it at least show a lot more of what happened when you pull the "choose your flavor of galaxy changing pew pews?" Yes.
    It adds a lot more detail to the ending. I have only checked out the synthesis ending, but it was awesome. I loved it. I loved the ending originally, but this adds in some more to flesh it out, and it makes it a lot more enjoyable. You also see some cool stuff that hasn't been shown in the series thus far (won't spoil it).

    And it's free. So fuck yeah.

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    They did exactly what I had hoped for. They said they weren't doing away with the old ending, but expanding on it. They did just that. I only saw the control ending. It was far more fleshed out and realized than the.mess they gave us originally. Props to bioware for stepping up and fixing this.

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    I did two endings. I did destroy and I was fucking around and found a secret ending? I shot the catalyst and his little sweet childlike voice turned demonic and I couldn't choose any option.

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    Yeah they added a fourth ending that you get for shooting him or rejecting all the other options in dialogue.

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    Guys, could we maybe add spoiler tags to stuff like this? Not everybody's going to load up their pre-endgame saves and watch each ending right away.

    'Cause I didn't :/

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    Spoiler: The extended Synthesis ending was beautiful. It was everything I had hoped the ending would be and more. It was very touching to see it from EDI's perspective, especially since the story of her individuality, her mortality, became integral to the overall story. It was also great to see the other civilizations rebuild and advance themselves, especially the Krogan. This was much better, much tighter, and more satisfying. Perfect.

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    So I think the synthesis ending isn't available to me. Is there something i'm missing? Seems like I can only get two endings...

    Spoiler: shoot the kid. I dare you.

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    you need to have the galactic readiness at a high enough level to get synthesis

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    Damn, that sucks...

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    In all seriousness, new single player DLC is out on August 28th, entitled Leviathan.

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    Spoiler: I loved the original synthesis ending. The new one, while it was clearer etc, I felt it kinda missed the duality of saving all life, uniting organic and non-organic life but at the same time, the infrastructure of the relays was fucked and it would still take years, even centuries for the galaxy to recover from the devastating war. At least thats what I read into the original version.. the new one is very much shiny happy people.
    Yay! DLC! Hope it lives up to Lair of the Shadow Broker...

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    Bought and Beat Leviathan 100%. It was all right. Not mind-blowing, not bad. I'd suggest it cost 560 MSP though and not 800 MSP as labeled.

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    Didn't it just come out a few hours ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    Didn't it just come out a few hours ago?
    Came out today. Even taking my time it only took like 2 hrs tops.

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    Maybe after all the hurricane BS, I'll check it out.

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    Looks like PS3 owners will finally be able to play Mass Effect 1, thanks to the trilogy release coming in November.

    PS3 owners can also get it as a digital download


    Xbox and PC versions are coming out Nov 7. PS3 has to wait a bit.

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    cool, I never finished ME 1 on the pc as my laptop didn't run it particularly well.. It'd be good to go through the whole trilogy with a new Shepard.. I hope they retexture some of 1 though, its pretty bland on the eyes compared to me2 and 3

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    Nice in keeping certain games exclusive, EA.

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    why would you want a game to remain exclusive anyway? Unless its made by a first party surely you want to hit as many people as possible, unless you don't have the resources to do that? Besides its been what, 6 years? that exclusivity contract probably has expired.

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