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#898998 - 07/05/13 01:51 AM Thoughts on Mass Effect 3
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As suggested by L4L I'm going to start a new thread. After finishing ME1 and playing most of ME2 I'm wondering about whether it would be worth looking into Mass Effect 3.

I've been reading and getting mixed reactions to ME3 so thought I'd ask to see if any Boomers have played the entire series.

There are those who really have negative things to say about ME3 and those who really like it. The most negative comments I've read are about the ending and, although one may not like an ending, I can't see that being a reason to dis the whole game.

Anyway if any on you have played the entire series I'd like any thoughts, pro or con, you may have.

If I get ME3 I have to go with Origin as Steam is not carrying it. Not a deciding factor as I have accounts with both.
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#898999 - 07/05/13 02:11 AM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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You should play no matter, what others think of it.
It's the ultimate ending to a wonderful series smile

So go ahead and dig into the characters once again.


Edited by misslilo (07/05/13 02:12 AM)
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#899007 - 07/05/13 02:51 AM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Agree with misslilo, definitely worth playing.

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#899033 - 07/05/13 06:20 AM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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If you do get Mass Effect 3, be sure to download the Extended Cut. (from Origin, I think? or maybe the Bioware forums? The Extended Cut changes the ending a bit (or quite a bit as far I've heard). And it does make the ending more reasonable....
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#899191 - 07/05/13 05:12 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Thanks for the input folks. Guess I'll go ahead and take the plunge. I do like the series so far just wish they hadn't changed so much in ME2 (No inventory and no map to be specific) however, I'm pretty much used to it by now.

Looking forward to ME3 once I complete ME2.

Thanks again for the advice.
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#899236 - 07/05/13 09:00 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Oldman, do come back and let us know your impressions when you get it. wave
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#899295 - 07/06/13 09:13 AM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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And please do not forget the different dlcs to Mass Effect 3, I think there are 2 or 3 dlcs you can buy. If do get the digital deluxe version one of these dlcs is included in the game.
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#899432 - 07/06/13 08:12 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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And if you dislike the different endings, there's always the happy ending mod.

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#899806 - 07/08/13 02:02 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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oldman,

I played the three games and more than once too as different characters. You can import your characater from ME2 to ME3. Is is good to make sure you have got the best ending of ME2 into ME3 because what happens to your friends depends on that. Alternatively you can tweak the stats, unless you are very reluctant to cheat a bit, with This Editor , with it once you start ME3 and save as soon as you are allowed, you can open the saved game with the Editor. Once the saved game is opened you can tweak it changing things that happened to your character in previous games, particularly ME2. If done properly this gives the best start for ME3.


If you didn't get a very good ending in ME2 (every member is alive an loyal) and are playing as a soldier or infiltrator I should be able to pass you a good start for ME3 in case you don't want to tweak it yourself or if you have problems with the editor I can tweak it for you if you send me a very early saved game for ME3.

I may have a good start for adept too.

Smiley456, thanks for the happy ending, I got the best ending but not happy, I will use the mod to have a deserved ending. penguin thanks


Edited by mcc (07/08/13 02:13 PM)
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#899825 - 07/08/13 03:59 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Thanks Mcc wave
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#899826 - 07/08/13 03:59 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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MCC: I sent you an email. Thanks for the information and the offer.
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#899861 - 07/08/13 06:30 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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I answered your email, let me know if you have got it. If you decide on a DLC, in my opinion From Ashes is worth it, one gets Javick as a team mate and particle rifle, I used him a lot particularly against fast enemies.

Equip Javic with this weapon and incendiary ammo and kill everything on sight devil
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#900043 - 07/09/13 02:09 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Have done so in the emails but wanted to thank you publically. You went above and beyond to help me and I really appreciate it.
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#900086 - 07/09/13 04:45 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Awful as a RPG. Mediocre as a stand-alone sci-fi action game. Bad as a Mass Effect game.

Repetitive, fetch-quests, overall bad writing, an awful ending...there are many problems with it. The ending is definitely not the only thing wrong with the game.
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#900758 - 07/12/13 06:33 PM Re: Thoughts on Mass Effect 3 [Re: oldman]
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Well I've run into a game stopper for me. I'm on the mission where I'm supposed to beat the Reaper on Rannoch and I'm supposed to dodge the Reaper and target him and it is not a thing I am able to do at all.

I've read all the tips on it and viewed the You tube videos on beating the Reaper but it is beyond the capabilities of my feeble fingers.

If no one knows of a cheat to get past this sequence then I guess I'll just have to do all the other quests possible and then dock my space ship cause every time I try to aim I die.
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