I haven't actually seen any of the new Extended Cut DLC additions (I'm working through another play through of the game atm), but I'm curious as to whether it's what we'd all hoped for - do the endings no longer suck?
Also, and keep it as spoiler free as possible, please - but do you get to see any new ships for the various races (specifically the salarians, hanar/drell, volus and elcor forces that you aquire, but didn't witness)? Hoping that this one's a yes.Read more >
I'm sure that I can't be the ONLY one here who feels that the character development in ME3 was very, very weak, especially in comparison with Mass Effects 1 and 2.
We were promised a far superior level of character development in exchange for a smaller squad, yet all we got was the smaller squad.
Vega's got beef with his past, but doesn't really go into it. Garrus doesn't like being used for advice. Liara doesn't like Javik. Javik doesn't like this cycle. Ashley doesn't like you. Then she does like you. EDI isn't sure about dating Joker. Tali...I can't even remember what her thing was.
Seriously, BioWare? That's all we're getting? Even within that, most of the conversations with the team was just watching a subtitled conversation play-out - t…Read more >
I decided that I'd buy the offical Collector's Edition Strategy Guide (not because I planned on using it, but because I thought it'd make a nice addition to my Collector's Edition version of the game.
For the entry about how the quarians and geth can resolve their differences, it claimed that certain criteria from ME2 had to be met; Tali survived, Legion survived, geth fighter squadrons mission compelted (ME3), and heretics killed. I believe that the last of these is a huge error - in the playthrough I'm currently doing, I rewrote the heretics, and yet I managed to make peace. Has any of you who killed the heretics managed to secure peace, and can any of you confirm that it's not the killers but the rewriters who secure peace?Read more >
Today's complaint - Why do the volus call humans "Earth-clan", but don't call asari "Thessia-clan", turians "Palaven-clan" or salarians "Sur'Kesh-clan"?
Today's compliment - Bioware is original enough to lauch copies of the game into space.Read more >
So I caved in and had a quick try at the demo (only the Earth mission, though), and it's started to panic me slightly due to the following:
1). Low resolution "skins" - looking at Anderson's uniform, I noticed that it seemed very low resolution; I'm hoping that was done to keep size down on the demo, and that it'll be back to super-duper-high res in the full title.
2). Poor lip-sync - watching them talk was a little bit awkward; did anyone else notice how the mouths just seemed to move quickly in a general approximation of what they were saying, rather than the brilliant voice-lip effect in the previous titles. PLEASE let this have been fixed in the full title!
3). Reaper movement - During the cut-scene where the Admiralty Board see a Reaper …Read more >