7 Reasons Why All The Mass Effect 3 Hate Is Unjustified

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Mass Effect 3 answers a lot of questions

BioWare has raised several questions for us players ever since the release of Mass Effect 1, and even though they have answered many of them as time went on, many major ones- like the history of the Protheans and the Reapers- remained unanswered. The reason Mass Effect 3 is such a huge success, in my eyes, is that is successfully manages to answer all the big questions the first two games posed, and in a very satisfactory manner. While I was disappointed that many threads did get left untied- like Tali’s face, or the Illusive Man’s real name, or what the hell the Catalyst really was and who created it- I was satisfied with what I had seen by the time I was done with the game.

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  • Subass36

    I absolutely loved all the mass effects but I hated the last 5min of ME3, its the fact that the game draws players in so immensely that there is a lot more passion/rage when it comes to discussions. Making the decisions yourself in the game makes it personal, deciding who lives and who dies.

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    However the uniqueness of each player is thrown away in the last 5min because all the endings of every player are basicly the same. All the mass relays blow up, you get the choice to pick a color of the explosions. It are decisions that shepard wouldn’t blindely accept without questioning.

    – Huge plotholes
    For example, where will the entire fleet go to now that there are no relays? They can’t go home and eventually they’le starve. And if a mass relays blows up their entire system blows up. And why is joker running away from the fight. Why did my squadmates on the ground magically appear on the ship. Why did the beam sent you right where you needed to be, I could go on and on and on.

    – The argument of the starchild:
    synthetics and organics can’t live alongside each other, the synthetics will kill their creators (the organics), I want to prevent this from happening by making synthetics(reapers) that every 50.000 years whipes out all intelligent organics. Turning them into synthetics to whipe out all the organics for the next cycle.

    – Finally:
    the ending that the game gives you seems much worse than the damage that the reapers would do. (entire fleet dies starvation, all relays destroyed thus all the systems they were in)

  • Bryton

    I agree that some hatred is unjustified, but there are many reasons why people would be, and probably should be, upset with ME3 ending. Mass Effect is an Epic. A franchise that’s been built over many years and a storyline with intricate detail. How do you sum up and Epic in 5 minutes? It’s not possible. ME3’s ending tried to do just that. This was the first issue.

    The 3 colored endings are relatively similar, which is fine, don’t care much about that, but the “epilogue” of the man and the kid, or Sheppard’s last breath? These things give unfinished endings to the ENDING of an Epic. A hero deserves his rest, let him have it.

    Yes there are more issues, but these were my two primary ones that I could justify.

  • charles2029

    The hate may be unjustified, but it keeps everyone talking about the game, so I guess it’s good for PR. It is good to see Bioware at least listening to fans.

  • Sabi

    So GB gets an IGN like look to it and now the contradicting articles? A Self Confessed BW fanboy defending BW?

    “Usually, I’m the first person to jump to BioWare’s defense, being the blind, unreasonable Mass Effect fanboy that I am” which is making the come off as a “Leave Brittany Alone” article.

    That said, I agree and disagree with this article.

    Yeah the endings weren’t that bad when compared to the endings of ME1 and ME2, my issue with the endings were how they were pretty much DE:HR endings just with no build up and they came completely out of left field. Like the Q had come to the mass effect universe.

    “it’s not a cash cow”
    Really? wasn’t this the same site that agreed with the backlash of a release DLC in an article written by the same person. Here:http://gamingbolt.com/opinion-piece-biowares-gone-too-far-with-mass-effect-3s-dlc Then there’s the upcoming DLC to fix the ending. Then there’s more merchandise tie ins to ME then some summer movies. REALLY? not a cash cow? REALLY?

    Every Game does have technical issues, but not every developer tries to justify a launch DLC by saying the game was finished 3 months prior to release so with nothing else to do they worked on the DLC only after release it’s seen that there was PLENTY they should have worked on. Nor do the games you mention come from a publisher that’s infamous for releasing unfinished buggy games to be fixed with DLCs

    I agree with the choices mattering yet I’m still not sure why there’s a council since not only did I let them die in ME1 but I disolved the council and let humans rule with Anderson in charge…as you should know that choice meant bubkiss.

    I also agree that the journey was great, so much better then Me2 although I found the Me2 cameos to be..well..just for the sake of saying “hey remember me!”.

    No one is saying MP is a cash in it’s more like it’s another “Single player game what suffered for a better MP experience.”

    Yes ME3 does answer a lot of question but if you didn’t buy the DLC, you didn’t get all these answers…not a cash cow you say?

  • Sabi

    I’d also like to point out something in THIS article..

    “I’ve played all three Mass Effect games, the first two thrice and the third one twice. I’ve read every comic book, I’ve read all the novels, heck, I’ve even played the iOS game. Right now, in fact, I’m on my first playthrough of Mass Effect: Infiltrator on the iPad.”

    “it’s not a cash cow”

    wait what?

    • Shubhankar Parijat

      Since 2007, only three Mass Effect games have been released in the canon series. 3 game in 6 years is a very good ratio. Especially when you compare it to franchises like Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed.

  • Noye

    The fact that you overlooked was that Casey Hudson promised us a not A, B, or C ending. He gave us that… well more like he gave us an A1 A2 or A3 ending, in which I mean he gave us the same exact ending with 5% difference in each one. An ending where zero of your choices mattered from any of the other games… in fact it mostly relied on Effective Military Score…

  • Rev

    1-The ending is all bad, first we were promised several endings, we got one, choice was taken away from us, nothing we did throughout the entire series mattered, in the end the galaxy is doomed, your companions are doomed, and Shepard is dead (excluding the secret ending). It’s the same ending with different color filter.

    2- Do you have any statistics to prove your “bandwagon” claim? no, go over to the Bioware social network, everyone who voiced against the ending has a legitimate reason, and are by no means a minority.

    3- No one cares about technical issues present, they are eclipsed by the shit ending.

    4- It doesn’t matter all those little choices, have no bearing or impact on the ending, it’s all the same, if your going to take choice out of an RPG then might as well make it a rail shooter. Look at the epilogue in Dragon Age: Origins, while just a text wall in essence, but far more satisfying than what we got in ME3.

    5- I agree it’s a great game, all the way until you reach the end, what an arrow to knee that was.

    6- Couldn’t care less, I play Bioware games are for the story.

    7- If you’re satisfied with massive plot holes and star child at the end, then I envy you. Seriously what kind of logic is this, the catalyst creates synthetics to kill you every 50,000 years, so you don’t get killed by synthetics you made? I wonder how much time they spent on writing that, or how high they were?

    And let’s not forget all the unanswered questions, what happened to all the races? what happened to galactic civilization with the absence of the relay network? how did anyone survive the relays destruction if they cause a supernova? the answer: lots of speculation for everyone.

  • sonny112

    why for the love of god are people defending EA’s corprate greed ??

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