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Old 2012-03-12, 06:03   Link #2201
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I happen to enjoy multiplayer for a few reasons:

1. Purely PvE, so you while there are idiots on your squad sometimes the necessity for teamwork in fighting the AI is there, and it's practically required.

2. No rankings, leaderboards etc. so it doesn't demand that you get competitive.

3. You can easily pop in for a 15-20 min game and stop.

Overall I like it because it's a nice casual distraction. It's not a "heavyweight" like pure MP shooters, but it gets the job done enough to be enjoyable in it's simplicity.
Well, there is a leaderboard in the menu outside of the lobby and games, but no one checks it anyway.
Only competition is when I have a Vanguard on my team and we race to see who racks up the most points.
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Old 2012-03-12, 06:06   Link #2202
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There's a leaderboard?

As you said, hardly anyone cares, hell I didn't know until you posted about it.

I play a Sentinel, and while it's not as OP as in single player it's still pretty hard to take down. The thing is, Turians have a weird looking heavy melee animation.
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Old 2012-03-12, 06:10   Link #2203
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The MP was a fresh wind really and I didn't expect it to be so good. I think it's the cooperative nature that does it, which makes it even better if you have 3 mates to play with. If it had been PvP it probably would have fallen pretty flat. It's also quite nice with the difficulty levels as bronze is just fine for starting off, Silver is fine for practicing for Gold, and Gold itself is a masochist's dream. Would have been nice if it had balanced itself according to the amount if players... But seeing how everything else went, it might have been for the best. The class system works quite nicely as well. I've found Engineer to be my favorite, which surprised even me as I'm primarily an Infiltrator. Really, all the classes are really fun to play and neither feels OP compared to the rest.
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Old 2012-03-12, 06:45   Link #2204
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So... Anyone's had the guts to finish the New Game+ and see the "real ending" yet?
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Old 2012-03-12, 08:19   Link #2205
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So who are your favorite squad mates?

I generally take Liara (stasis is boss) and randomly switch out the other characters for random missions.

Prothean is pretty strong with his Dark Channeling and Lift Grenads (ridiculous damage). Garrus is okay with Overload, ammo, and concussive shot.

Anyone with an assault rifle is actually pretty good at doing damage with the modded Particle Rifle (since squad mates have unlimited ammo).

Tali is pretty good against Geth.

EDI/Ashley are okay, but their skill sets just don't seem to be as useful. Finally, Vega just seems completely useless. Terrible character too. I don't think I've used him since I've gotten a 3rd squad mate.
Well, since Ashley is my Male Shepard LI I usually take her with me and give her the most powerful weapons. My second teammate is Garrus since, well, like Shepard or Garrus says: there is no Shepard without Vakarian.

If for some reason I don't take one of them then I get Liara with me. And where is my Krogan, we need someone like Wrex again.
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Old 2012-03-12, 08:48   Link #2206
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My team is usually Liara ( my love interest + biotic powers are in need a lot) and Garrus ( totally bro character). Sometimes I take Kaidan/Prothean, when I am bored, but no one can beat Garrus in conversations/jokes and I find his voice totally awesome.
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Old 2012-03-12, 09:22   Link #2207
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My favorites are Liara (my maleShep's LI, since they royally screwed up Miranda's romance, this time around) and Garrus, as well. Got pretty pissed when I took them with me for the final mission - only to have one magically appear somewhere else, later. That was weird, to say the least.

I'm still struggling to decide who I'll roll with my femShep, since the game did not recognize her ME2 save (who knows why) and the Renegade vanilla options are kinda meh (Wrex, Thane and Kelly Chambers are already dead, for starters), but I'll try to soldier on. Sometime.

Edit: Holy shit, the Mass Effect anime is about James Vega! Will they get Freddie Prinze, Jr. to voice him again?

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Seriously, this was my reaction upon discovering that James Vega was not only voiced by, but also modeled after Freddie Prinze Jr.:
Seriously, if they modeled Vega after him, they did a pretty bad job of it. They look absolutely nothing alike.
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Old 2012-03-12, 10:17   Link #2208
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Ho man....there is a bug in the Italian version game...

in the side mission Grissom Academy: Emergency Evacuation...for me..is impossible to start the mission..the game freeze...Bioware is working for a patch..damn....only in the Italian game...
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Old 2012-03-12, 11:02   Link #2209
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So... Anyone's had the guts to finish the New Game+ and see the "real ending" yet?
what real ending?

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Finished the game and my main LI was Ashley with Edi/Javik as part of my squad for most of the time.

About the Prothean

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Edit: Holy shit, the Mass Effect anime is about James Vega! Will they get Freddie Prinze, Jr. to voice him again?
Was he that popular? Wasn't all keen about him actually.
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Old 2012-03-12, 11:11   Link #2210
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You know what? I think Bloware got it wrong.

I know that they want to leave room for future games set in the same universe. But that shouldn't mean Shepard should be stuck with sucky choices no matter what he had done all three games.

By all means, create a "canon" ending for future MassEffect games. But don't cut the happy ending out just because you think you can...

What am I saying? They are just waiting to sell the happy ending as DLC.

The illusion of choice had always been important. But it seems the illusion had finally been broken. There is no choice at all. There is no point replaying ME 1 and 2 over and over to get the perfect save file to import. There is only one ending.

I didn't ask for much. Just peace between the Quarians and the Geth. All the forces of the galaxies banned together like brothers to defeat the common enemy, and succeeds. It could have been a non-canon ending. I would have been happy with that.

The entire argument the Reapers made were unconvincing.
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Old 2012-03-12, 11:40   Link #2211
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You know what? I think Bloware got it wrong.

I know that they want to leave room for future games set in the same universe. But that shouldn't mean Shepard should be stuck with sucky choices no matter what he had done all three games.

By all means, create a "canon" ending for future MassEffect games. But don't cut the happy ending out just because you think you can...
Yeah I was thinking of getting ME1 and ME2 but now? It's a waste. Easier to just grab the saves off from websites to save yourself the trouble.

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What am I saying? They are just waiting to sell the happy ending as DLC.
You do know that after the credits the game says, "Go back and try a new game or use downloaded content for more!"

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The entire argument the Reapers made were unconvincing.
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Old 2012-03-12, 11:52   Link #2212
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what real ending?

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It´s been hinted that the NG+ could wield a different ending. But I haven't seen anyone commenting on it, hence the question.

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Was he that popular? Wasn't all keen about him actually.
Me neither. But maybe we're both wrong, eh?
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Old 2012-03-12, 12:27   Link #2213
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It´s been hinted that the NG+ could wield a different ending. But I haven't seen anyone commenting on it, hence the question.
Well the end of the game says Shepard will have further adventures with more DLC down the line
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Old 2012-03-12, 12:41   Link #2214
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so how bad is the ending guys? Without using spoilers please.

I've heard really bad things..
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Old 2012-03-12, 13:05   Link #2215
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It's like Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Everything you've done from the beginning meant nothing.

On that matter

From Twitter from the Producer

Hardest. Day. Ever. Seriously, if you people knew all the stuff we are planning...you'd, we'll - hold onto your copy of me3 forever.


IMO Chrono Trigger is probably the best series that actually had reasonable endings.
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Old 2012-03-12, 13:19   Link #2216
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From Twitter from the Producer

Hardest. Day. Ever. Seriously, if you people knew all the stuff we are planning...you'd, we'll - hold onto your copy of me3 forever.
$100 worth of DLCs inc within the next year?
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Old 2012-03-12, 13:27   Link #2217
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I don't see how they could motivate people to buy DLC's when in the end it doesn't change anything at all.

I mean the internet is in an uproar over the ending. I don't see anything unless it actually relates to the ending.
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Old 2012-03-12, 13:53   Link #2218
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I loathe Vega and the bimbo reporter modeled after Jessica Chabot. Both of them feel excruciatingly out of place in the Mass Effect universe.
Word. What's worse is that you are stuck with Vega for no apparent reason and you can't take any of the ME 2 squadmates except for Tali and Garrus. I am no big fan of ME 2 but it's whole idea was assembling a crack team and now you can't use most of it? Talk about silly.

As for the rest of the squadmates, I loved that Liara continued her positive development. I guess a lot of people were pissed by her in ME 2 which led to The Lair of The Shadow Broker DLC and her role in ME 3. Tali was also terrific during the quarrian missions. Garrus and Kaidan were cool.

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The entire argument the Reapers made were unconvincing.
That's a bit of understatement.

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Anyway, the combat was improved as biotics are useful again and the adversaries are smarter but the dialogue was often facepalm-worthy, the side-quests were for the most part nothing but planet scanning, the journal is extremely unhelpful and there are just too many Reapers, so they suffer from the conservation of ninjutsu trope. The continuity-porn is excellent, though, some missions are awesome...which makes the other flaws all the more annoying somehow.
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Old 2012-03-12, 14:10   Link #2219
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It's like Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Everything you've done from the beginning meant nothing.
DXHR's endings make perfect sense regarding the story. I don't see anything wrong with them. They are logical and consistent and are not full of obvious plot holes like ME3's ending.
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Old 2012-03-12, 14:33   Link #2220
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No question that there will be extra story DLC to actually complete the story..for a price. That or, some "epilogue."

Frankly, some of the endings just do not appear consistent at all with the series, especially Synthesis(magic ending?). Sovereign in ME1 made the Reapers appear like a collective of hyper intelligent beings (each a nation, etc etc). In ME3 they appear kind of stupid. All the subtly and patience of Sovereign thrown by the way side. Hell, even Harbinger used the Collectors, so I am not sure why all that was forgotten by the Reapers, especially since they waited generations to properly kill the Protheans.


About the planet with the 2 moons,
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