Extended cut out on the 26th!

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#1 Posted by Jumbs (243 posts) -
#2 Posted by Undeadpool (4920 posts) -

You don't. As someone who really didn't hate the ending, I'm STILL stoked to see what they've added. Though this means my replaythrough from ME1 won't have as much time as I'd thought...

Also @Jumbs: Ball is...in...the parking lot. Would you like to play again?

#3 Posted by Brodehouse (9769 posts) -

Cool beans.

#4 Edited by Phatmac (5723 posts) -

The ending is Mass Effect 3's least concern honestly. That game has quite a few problems, some being the awful journal and a stupid flash game with little reapers chasing you on the galaxy map. I still hate the ending and will continue to after this dlc. It just felt off from what the franchise had originally done, it honestly felt like an intern came in and wrote an ending at the last second. I'll check this ending dlc out, but I doubt that it'll change my feelings on a disappointing conclusion to a franchise that I really loved. Anyway, I don't mean any ill will towards ME3 and the people that like it. I'm over the debacle and honestly wish that they just left the ending as is since it seems that they don't get why the ending was so bad. That and most gaming sites taking the side of Bioware for some reason. If people want to know why the ending is wrong on many levels I implore you to watch this video which clearly explains peoples problems with it.

#5 Edited by onan (1284 posts) -

...Did you look at or listen to anything before posting this thread?

http://www.masseffect.com/about/extended_cut/

  • The Extended Cut is available to download at no additional charge.
  • The Extended Cut will release on June 26th on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 in North America and July 4th for PlayStation 3 in Europe.
  • The Extended Cut requires roughly 1.9 gigabytes of storage.
  • The Extended Cut can be downloaded from Xbox LIVE, Origin on PC, and PlayStation Network at no additional cost.
  • The Extended Cut expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 through additional scenes and epilogue sequences. It provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for. It gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings.
  • The Extended Cut is an expansion of the original endings to Mass Effect 3. It does not fundamentally change the endings, but rather it expands on the meaning of the original endings, and reveals greater detail on the impact of player decisions.

  • [SPOILERS] To experience the Extended Cut, load a save game from before the attack on the Cerberus Base and play through to the end of the game. The Extended Cut endings will differ depending on choices made throughout the Mass Effect series, so multiple playthroughs with a variety of different decisions will be required to experience the variety of possibilities offered by the new content.

  • To learn more about the Extended Cut, please enjoy the Extended Cut interview podcast with Community Manager Jessica Merizan, Executive Producer Casey Hudson, and Lead Writer Mac Walters.
#6 Posted by Brodehouse (9769 posts) -
@Undeadpool You have selected "No."
#7 Edited by onan (1284 posts) -

I think the biggest WTF moment from this interview was when they said the DLC is 1.9gb, and will add "several minutes of additional content." What???

It's also super disingenuous for them to say it's a labor of love and how it gives them the chance to really get to say goodbye to the universe they've loved for 8 years, blah blah.

Um, let's not BS here. You're not a fangroup. You're not a company made of former Bioware employees. Casey Hudson and Mac Walters, you're the guys who made the decision in the first place, so don't act like the existing ending is not what you wanted to do. Supposedly Patrick Weekes or someone else had to really push just to get that weird "goodbye" communicator put in at the last minute. This interview just makes me annoyed.

Still hoping for the best, though. Hopefully it doesn't suck.

#8 Posted by BaneFireLord (2918 posts) -

Same day as Dawnguard? Shit.

#9 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

But I already have plans on the 26th that I'm going to pay 20 dollars for :/. Either way I still can't wait.

#10 Posted by JJOR64 (18939 posts) -

@BaneFireLord said:

Same day as Dawnguard? Shit.

That's nice and all, but I bet most people will be interested in Dawguard. Sneaky sneaky EA.

#11 Posted by JeanLuc (3577 posts) -

I'm excited.

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#12 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Eager to see if this can make me interested in the franchise again, ME3 was terrific but its ending anything but.
 
Shoulda pulled the plug on Anderson's speech.

#13 Posted by Undeadpool (4920 posts) -

@onan said:

I think the biggest WTF moment from this interview was when they said the DLC is 1.9gb, and will add "several minutes of additional content." What???

That raised my eyebrow too until I read the part about multiple playthroughs. It's likely a single viewing won't add up to 2 gigs of content.

@Brodehouse: <cue the theme>

#14 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Wanted to back to me3 anyway

#15 Posted by Quarters (1664 posts) -

I really liked the original ending, but still stoked for this. Very curious to see what it adds.

#16 Posted by Master_Funk (731 posts) -

Oh yeah Mass Effect 3 came out this year. Seems like a lifetime ago.

#17 Posted by wsowen02 (318 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

The ending is Mass Effect 3's least concern honestly. That game has quite a few problems, some being the awful journal and a stupid flash game with little reapers chasing you on the galaxy map. I still hate the ending and will continue to after this dlc. It just felt off from what the franchise had originally done, it honestly felt like an intern came in and wrote an ending at the last second. I'll check this ending dlc out, but I doubt that it'll change my feelings on a disappointing conclusion to a franchise that I really loved. Anyway, I don't mean any ill will towards ME3 and the people that like it. I'm over the debacle and honestly wish that they just left the ending as is since it seems that they don't get why the ending was so bad. That and most gaming sites taking the side of Bioware for some reason. If people want to know why the ending is wrong on many levels I implore you to watch this video which clearly explains peoples problems with it.

Agreed. Unfortunately the awful endings have overshadowed many of the game's other issues, the amount of auto-dialogue and the lazy fetch quests being the most obvious. As a result, the bigger story, that of the press (save Giant Bomb) ignoring all of these issues and in fact, DEFENDING BioWare, has gone completely unnoticed.

#18 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

I kinda don't care anymore.

#19 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

I don't think this is really gonna change my thoughts on the ending of the game but thanks for the effort Bioware.

#20 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@wsowen02 said:

@Phatmac said:

The ending is Mass Effect 3's least concern honestly. That game has quite a few problems, some being the awful journal and a stupid flash game with little reapers chasing you on the galaxy map. I still hate the ending and will continue to after this dlc. It just felt off from what the franchise had originally done, it honestly felt like an intern came in and wrote an ending at the last second. I'll check this ending dlc out, but I doubt that it'll change my feelings on a disappointing conclusion to a franchise that I really loved. Anyway, I don't mean any ill will towards ME3 and the people that like it. I'm over the debacle and honestly wish that they just left the ending as is since it seems that they don't get why the ending was so bad. That and most gaming sites taking the side of Bioware for some reason. If people want to know why the ending is wrong on many levels I implore you to watch this video which clearly explains peoples problems with it.

Agreed. Unfortunately the awful endings have overshadowed many of the game's other issues, the amount of auto-dialogue and the lazy fetch quests being the most obvious. As a result, the bigger story, that of the press (save Giant Bomb) ignoring all of these issues and in fact, DEFENDING BioWare, has gone completely unnoticed.

This, I agree with. I remember when people were saying "they ruined it in the last 5 minutes! 99% of this game is great!"
 
uh no the whole game was riddled with pretty big issues. The ending was just the finishing blow.
#21 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

Wait, I have to replay part of the game? That final earth stuff was horrid!

#22 Edited by EXTomar (4626 posts) -

Why would anyone want to "roleplay" the Synthesis or Control endings?

#23 Edited by Encephalon (1240 posts) -

It's March all over again, guys. Controversy incoming.

Also, is it too much to hope that they made Priority: Earth into the Suicide Mission redux it was meant to be? Cause I don't really have it in me to play that mission again otherwise...

#24 Edited by MEATBALL (3155 posts) -

Batten down the hatches, there's a fresh internet shitstorm a comin'!

I'm one of those completely insane people who was happy with Mass Effect 3 and its ending overall (there's something gravely wrong with me, I'm sure), and I'm very interested to see the new content in this extended ending with the two Shepards I've completed the trilogy with thus far.

#25 Posted by Carryboy (640 posts) -

But that final mission was terrible, guess ill just check out the extra stuff on youtube.

#26 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

@Carryboy said:

But that final mission was terrible, guess ill just check out the extra stuff on youtube.

What's the matter don't like wave based survival gameplay in place of a climatic battle?

#27 Posted by MightyDuck (1521 posts) -

I'm hoping my save is from the Cerberus base attack. Can't remember when I last saved.

#28 Posted by Carryboy (640 posts) -

@Liquidus said:

@Carryboy said:

But that final mission was terrible, guess ill just check out the extra stuff on youtube.

What's the matter don't like wave based survival gameplay in place of a climatic battle?

When you put it like that i can see the error of my ways.

#29 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@MightyDuck said:

I'm hoping my save is from the Cerberus base attack. Can't remember when I last saved.

The game leaves a save before the Cerberus base attack when you finish the game, right? I think ME2 did the same thing with the suicide mission.
#30 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

I had no problem with the ending, so much time has passed since I beat that game that I really don't care to put the disc back in just to see a few minutes of ending to a game I beat years ago. It's like you go to a cinema, watch a film, and come back months later just to see the epilogue.

#31 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

Does this mean i'm going to have to play the mutliplayer loads to get my Galactic Readiness up again...

#32 Posted by rjayb89 (7719 posts) -

I hope they added a Reaper Reaper.

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#33 Posted by EXTomar (4626 posts) -

What would a Reaper Reaper look like?

#34 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

Nice of them to do this I suppose. Though that video interview was obvious damage control, maybe what they've added will satisfy disgruntled fans. I traded my copy in for The Witcher 2, so I guess I'll be watching the new content via YouTube.

#35 Posted by Irvandus (2875 posts) -

@Dylabaloo said:

Does this mean i'm going to have to play the mutliplayer loads to get my Galactic Readiness up again...

Shit! I didn't even think about that.

#36 Posted by Happenstance (462 posts) -

I was one of the ones who didnt have a problem with the endings but it will be nice to get some extended stuff. I mean at the end of the day its just more Mass Effect and for me thats always good.

(Before anyone bites my head off like the last time I said I didnt mind the endings, I will completely agree that they have problems and holes, I just liked where it left things.)

#37 Posted by PSNgamesun (406 posts) -

I love this game and this series n yes the ending was full of plot holes but fuck it I loved it. This extended cut is just fucking great news to me cause it just means more ME for me lol.

#38 Posted by YoThatLimp (1895 posts) -

@Dylabaloo said:

Does this mean i'm going to have to play the mutliplayer loads to get my Galactic Readiness up again...

This having to replay that shitty fucking final battle, fuck. I guess I will be watching this on youtube.

#39 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

Why would anyone want to "roleplay" the Synthesis or Control endings?

You know both of those endings seem more "interesting" given the implications of what could happen in the universe specially Synthesis even though Destroy seem the "right" choice to me at the time and apparently it was, I will use my other Shepard's to go for those endings.

#40 Posted by laserbolts (5317 posts) -

No way i'm playing through the last couple hours of Mass Effect 3 again. To be honest I don't give a shit about Mass Effect 3 anymore. I may youtube it out of curiousity though.

#41 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@YoThatLimp said:

@Dylabaloo said:

Does this mean i'm going to have to play the mutliplayer loads to get my Galactic Readiness up again...

This having to replay that shitty fucking final battle, fuck. I guess I will be watching this on youtube.

Oh fuck I forgot about all that hassle Maruader Shields gave me.

#42 Posted by YoThatLimp (1895 posts) -

@Dylabaloo said:

@YoThatLimp said:

@Dylabaloo said:

Does this mean i'm going to have to play the mutliplayer loads to get my Galactic Readiness up again...

This having to replay that shitty fucking final battle, fuck. I guess I will be watching this on youtube.

Oh fuck I forgot about all that hassle Maruader Shields gave me.

Or the lame wave based final earth battle.

#43 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@YoThatLimp said:

@Dylabaloo said:

@YoThatLimp said:

@Dylabaloo said:

Does this mean i'm going to have to play the mutliplayer loads to get my Galactic Readiness up again...

This having to replay that shitty fucking final battle, fuck. I guess I will be watching this on youtube.

Oh fuck I forgot about all that hassle Maruader Shields gave me.

Or the lame wave based final earth battle.

Easy difficulty or youtube for me.

#44 Posted by Aetheldod (3541 posts) -

Im glad it coming out soon now :D yet I will still cross my fingerz ... I want my blue babies ya know D: (not likely tho :/)

#45 Posted by altairre (1173 posts) -

I'll be definetely checking this out but I don't expect great things to come out of it. I've made my peace with the ending eventhough it's kinda shitty. ME3 will probably still be my GotY since I loved almost everything else about it (I have to admit sword dude was pretty bad).

#46 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10817 posts) -

Ugh, I kept a save from when I got the galactic readiness up to 100%, but I can't use it? LAME! No way am I going to get that back up to a hundo.

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#47 Edited by glyn (382 posts) -

The ending had some of the best moments however.

The relationship between shephard and anderson. Struggling to walk through the dark areas of the "ship". It made you question what was going on and whether it was shepards imagination. To me, I really want the indoctrination theory to be true, because the writing without it is simply abysmal.

I still don't get how Bioware cannot see what makes fans like their games. DA:1 , ME 1, for example

#48 Posted by andriv (256 posts) -

I'm over the game, kinda sad that I have no interest in any mass effect dlc (ending or other).

#49 Posted by NTM (7319 posts) -

I'm on my third playthrough, and I stopped playing about the middle of last month at the beginning of the Cerberus end mission. Where you start once you beat the game and the credits are over. I think the question right now is, how much better can they possible make it? I mean, with what they already have? I think there are only a few problems with the game, other than that, it could have been my favorite ME, but with the somewhat dull fetch quests on the citadel that just felt like filler, the whole Reaper sound whenever entering a system again was annoying, and the ending just because it didn't have any closure and just made more questions when that shouldn't have been the purpose. Then there are a few annoying bugs holding it back, but none of them too significant. Other than that, I loved the game! I'm very excited for this.

#50 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I just... really don't care anymore. And I want to, considering how much I love the series, but even that ending and everything else has just soured my feelings on the series as a whole.

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