You Will Have an Updated Mass Effect 3 Ending to Complain About Starting This Tuesday

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Posted by alex (3399 posts) -
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When was the last time you actually heard anyone complain about Mass Effect 3's ending? A month ago? Two months ago? While the rage from various segments of the Internet over what was perceived to be everything from a mere cop-out to an out-and-out slaughtering of a fiction some people were apparently extremely invested in was hot and heavy at the outset, it's not a subject people have talked too much about in recent weeks. It almost makes you wonder if BioWare might have been better suited just, I don't know, maybe riding the heat wave out before eventually, quietly just moving onto something else?

Instead, BioWare decided to go with this "extended cut" DLC, which will launch for free on Xbox 360,PlayStation 3, and PC this Tuesday. This is the new-ish ending that will "expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3" through "additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes." It will also "rekindle the burning fires of hatred throughout the Internet anew, as message board posters scramble to debate whether or not the new ending solves any of the perceived problems with the original, or just cocks up the works even worse than before." Okay, so BioWare didn't say that last part, but the subtext was there.

Not being too terribly invested in the adventures of Commander Shepard myself beyond a basic, casual enjoyment of the series, I've never quite understood the uproar over the ending. I mean, was it a great one? No, not really. Was it a bit careless, all things considered? Yeah, probably. Did it ruin any and all enjoyment I had of the series to date? Not really. But I'm not the sort to generally get too up-in-arms over these sorts of things, so I realize that my viewpoint may be skewed.

Still, I can't help but wonder exactly how much good this new ending will do. It's not a new ending, as many wanted, which basically just assures that the conversation which all but died a month or two ago is just going to get heated all over again. I guess we'll all see come this Tuesday.

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#1 Posted by alex (3399 posts) -
Something something Indoctrination Theory something something.
Something something Indoctrination Theory something something.

When was the last time you actually heard anyone complain about Mass Effect 3's ending? A month ago? Two months ago? While the rage from various segments of the Internet over what was perceived to be everything from a mere cop-out to an out-and-out slaughtering of a fiction some people were apparently extremely invested in was hot and heavy at the outset, it's not a subject people have talked too much about in recent weeks. It almost makes you wonder if BioWare might have been better suited just, I don't know, maybe riding the heat wave out before eventually, quietly just moving onto something else?

Instead, BioWare decided to go with this "extended cut" DLC, which will launch for free on Xbox 360,PlayStation 3, and PC this Tuesday. This is the new-ish ending that will "expand upon the events at the end of Mass Effect 3" through "additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes." It will also "rekindle the burning fires of hatred throughout the Internet anew, as message board posters scramble to debate whether or not the new ending solves any of the perceived problems with the original, or just cocks up the works even worse than before." Okay, so BioWare didn't say that last part, but the subtext was there.

Not being too terribly invested in the adventures of Commander Shepard myself beyond a basic, casual enjoyment of the series, I've never quite understood the uproar over the ending. I mean, was it a great one? No, not really. Was it a bit careless, all things considered? Yeah, probably. Did it ruin any and all enjoyment I had of the series to date? Not really. But I'm not the sort to generally get too up-in-arms over these sorts of things, so I realize that my viewpoint may be skewed.

Still, I can't help but wonder exactly how much good this new ending will do. It's not a new ending, as many wanted, which basically just assures that the conversation which all but died a month or two ago is just going to get heated all over again. I guess we'll all see come this Tuesday.

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#2 Posted by RoboJeebus (31 posts) -

Cannot wait for this

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#3 Posted by Jackhole (407 posts) -

Awesome, more shit for the internet to complain about!

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#4 Posted by YoThatLimp (2246 posts) -

I wonder if you will have to re-play all the ending combat? Because man, some of that sucked.

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#5 Posted by YOUNGLINK (634 posts) -

I will love it!!!!

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#6 Posted by Bubbameister33 (28 posts) -

Red, Green, or Blue: The Extended Cut.

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#7 Posted by Chtasm (470 posts) -

I've already lost interest in my once favorite series of sci-fi RPG/alien date simulator.

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#8 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Now we will have to wade through the hundreds of mass effect 3 ending threads again.

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#9 Posted by mrpandaman (947 posts) -

Are we going to see lawsuits, filings to the BBB, and cupcakes for this one? I, for one, am hoping for brownies.

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#10 Posted by Talis12 (524 posts) -

@YoThatLimp said:

I wonder if you will have to re-play all the ending combat? Because man, some of that sucked.

weren't they adding to the ending instead of changing it?

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#11 Posted by WJist (330 posts) -

Can we agree as a species to just move on from this?

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#12 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

As I asked in the other thread, why would you want to "roleplay" the logic behind the Control or Synthesis endings?

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#13 Posted by DirtyEagles (285 posts) -

dont even care anymore.

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#14 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

I don't really understand why most people that hated the ending are now subjected to a label as "same old internet hates something so they're clearly crazy!" Is it really that hard to believe that people actually loved this franchise and were upset about an ending that ruined most of their enjoyment of he franchise as a whole? I never signed up for a petition or anything like that, but I wasn't happy with the ending or the game as a whole. I guess I'm one of the few that can control my anger well, but it seems unfair for our concern to be swept under the rug as another case of the internet being dumb. Perhaps I'm upset about how this article is written. Anyway, I'll check this dlc ending out, but it won't fix any of the other issues that Mass Effect 3 had which aren't the ending.

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#15 Posted by G24S (303 posts) -

You can always tell by the headline if Alex wrote the article or not.

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#16 Posted by TadThuggish (989 posts) -

My curiosity is trouncing my wish to get rid of the stink of ME3, so I'll probably compromise and watch it on YouTube.

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#17 Posted by Zlimness (627 posts) -

I don't really care at this point. Might watch the extra content on Youtube at best.

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#18 Posted by Veektarius (5858 posts) -

I put off replaying through the game specifically to see the new ending. So I'll see it.

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#19 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

The title of this article is so true. People are still going to bitch no matter what they do.

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#20 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

I don't believe people are angry but given how busy people are and how expensive games have gotten I don't fault anyone for being upset at the situation.

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#21 Posted by adoggz (2081 posts) -

@mrpandaman said:

Are we going to see lawsuits, filings to the BBB, and cupcakes for this one? I, for one, am hoping for brownies.

maybe ritual suicides to show displeasure?

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#22 Posted by Wikitoups (1232 posts) -

Lol God damn the pic and caption!

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#23 Edited by sixpin (1345 posts) -

I look forward to ignoring the complaining about this new footage (should prove easier than ignoring the sexism debate). I'll also watch said ending on YouTube, because after finishing ME3 I have no desire to play it again.

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#24 Posted by FakeKisser (435 posts) -

@YoThatLimp: You have to replay from the attack on the Cerberus base to the end.

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#25 Posted by McDunkin (329 posts) -

There is now a purple ending.

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#26 Posted by Undeadpool (5663 posts) -

There will be a segment of people who enjoy it. This will likely be the majority and you will hear very little from it. There will be a segment of people who don't enjoy it for various reasons they will likely articulate succinctly and well. This will likely be a large segment and you will hear very little from it. There will be a segment of people for whom no ending was ever going to be good enough, let alone any ending extension. The will likely throw around impossible ideas that are beyond the realm of feasibility, and the internet will CHOKE ON THEIR POST COUNTS.

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#27 Posted by AngelN7 (3001 posts) -

Great! cannot wait, couldn't give two shits about what the internet thinks about the game I enjoyed it.

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#28 Posted by Shaanyboi (1520 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

I don't really understand why most people that hated the ending are now subjected to a label as "same old internet hates something so they're clearly crazy!" Is it really that hard to believe that people actually loved this franchise and were upset about an ending that ruined most of their enjoyment of he franchise as a whole? I never signed up for a petition or anything like that, but I wasn't happy with the ending or the game as a whole. I guess I'm one of the few that can control my anger well, but it seems unfair for our concern to be swept under the rug as another case of the internet being dumb. Perhaps I'm upset about how this article is written. Anyway, I'll check this dlc ending out, but it won't fix any of the other issues that Mass Effect 3 had which aren't the ending.

So.. what, the 100+ hours you invested prior were suddenly a joyless, awful experience because of a five minute cutscene at the end?

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#29 Posted by Matterless (352 posts) -

Really looking forward to having my opinion on this marginalized, you guys. Hype.

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#30 Posted by mrpandaman (947 posts) -

@Bubbameister33 said:

Red, Green, or Blue: The Extended Cut.

Actually they will be moving onto the secondary colors of light purple, yellow, and cyan.

@adoggz said:

@mrpandaman said:

Are we going to see lawsuits, filings to the BBB, and cupcakes for this one? I, for one, am hoping for brownies.

maybe ritual suicides to show displeasure?

They should dress up as Reapers, attempt to attack Bioware, and then we'll start a campaign called "Take Back Bioware." At the finale of the campaign there will be 3 choices in which we no matter what we choose we crash land in the wilderness of Canada.

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#31 Posted by MachoFantastico (6097 posts) -

Maybe it's the perfect time to actually play Mass Effect 3. Couldn't have cared less upon it's release after all the crap said about it.

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#32 Posted by biggiedubs (577 posts) -

I see we've got a nice mix of people who never cared, still angry people and those who turn up to make sarcastic remarks at the angry people's expense. I'd like to present myself as, 'dude who loved the first two games, and didn't buy the third one because he knew EA were going to fuck it up and have a disgusting dlc strategy'.

I hope we finally get to see the ending that Bioware would have made had EA had actually given the possibility to make it.

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#33 Posted by TheMartino (136 posts) -

I will happily download and watch this ending.

That is if I can get past Marauder shields again, what an asshole that guy was, right?

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#34 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

@Shaanyboi: No it was mostly the finishing blow on a disappointing game. The game is good, but very disappointing.

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#35 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@DirtyEagles said:

dont even care anymore.

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#36 Posted by mrfluke (5805 posts) -

dont care what the internet says, fucking hated the ending, so very interested to see if they plug up their bullshit holes

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#37 Posted by DefaultProphet (823 posts) -

Just give me an Animal House ending and I'll be fine.

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#38 Posted by adamazing (83 posts) -

I was really hoping BioWare had just said they were making a new ending to shut everyone up... Then as time went on, people would just forget about it. That would have been hilarious.

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#39 Posted by turboman (8905 posts) -

Alex is on fire today guys... LOOK OUT!

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#40 Posted by MrWiggles (50 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon: There was nothing pedantic about this article. Please learn what words mean before you use them.

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#41 Posted by Temg99 (17 posts) -

Crud so I have to play from the Cerberus again? Heck no right now. Because their stupid readyness falls every freaking day, im almost guaranteed to be back to the basic 50%.

I really hope they also get rid of that multiplayer requirement because no way am I playing all those hours of multiplayer or the ipad app again to get my galactic readiness rating up to the required level to get the "best" ending again.

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#42 Posted by Milkman (18802 posts) -

I thought the ending was awful. And then I took the disc out and moved on. 

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#43 Posted by alex (3399 posts) -

@MrWiggles: Maybe he meant sardonic. Or pessimistic.

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#44 Posted by linkster7 (1204 posts) -

I just don't care anymore. All my emotional investment went away with the end of ME 3.

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#45 Posted by dr_mantas (2558 posts) -

Whatever fuckers. I liked ME3 and waited for this. Give it.

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#47 Posted by Fawkes (309 posts) -

I expect this will be too little too late.

If what they've said about not changing it holds true, best case scenario is an explanation for the Joker paradox and detailing what consequences any of the choices actually had.

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#48 Posted by brownsfantb (433 posts) -

What sucks is, we're probably going to have to replay the last hour of the game because that's where it dumps you out after you finish the game the first time.

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#49 Posted by Draxyle (2007 posts) -

The sentiment is appreciated, but the damage is already done tenfold. I could never complete the trilogy knowing how compromised the original intentions of the series were, no matter what they do to "fix" it. It still depresses me just thinking about it.

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#50 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1740 posts) -

Going to see what they added, and likely have my opinion of the game be relatively unchanged. Still enjoy the series, slowly working my way through my 2nd playthrough of ME3.

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