Comments on: Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Ending Discussion http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:46:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Forgehammer http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-997093 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:26:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-997093 While I’m glad they did this, the endings still all seem so depressing. I mean its basically choose between losing shepard (control) or losing Edi and the geth (destroy). I think what they should have done is make the 4th ending depend on your war assets and if you have enough you could beat the reaper old fashioned style, I mean seriously why cant we at least have one happy ending.

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By: Michelle De Bari http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-991172 Sat, 19 Jan 2013 07:44:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-991172 Everything can.be rebuilt, not EVERYONE. The Geth and Edi were all fully self aware individuals. Now they’re all dead, and the reaper tech that made them that way is gone. That’s like saying thay even though a million people died it’s okay because we can just replace them by giving birth to new babies, so nothing was lost.

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By: A G http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983508 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:21:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983508 I enjoyed the extra background material in the Extended Cut. The static images of everyone happy were a little cheesy, but I think they accomplished the main thing lacking from the original ending–a sense of denoument. Whether you object or not to the three original choices, there’s almost no narrative after Shepard’s decision–and therefore no time to process your way out of the story. I am sympathetic with almost every complaint I’ve read, many of which raise much deeper criticisms of Bioware’s story choices, but I still feel confident that if there had just been a little more falling action after the final choice, more people would have felt satisfied with the original ending(s). It’s like the fadeout on a pop song or the final joke (often called a tag) after Act 3 of a sitcom. Now, with the voiceover and the still shots, every one of the 3 endings has a down-beat. (I don’t mean that they are downbeat, or sad, but that they have action that works you down from the climax.) Even the new 4th ending gives you something within the narrative (Liara’s lesson) before the Stargazer.

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By: Ferry http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983315 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:35:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983315 A definite improvement for sure. I like all the hidden details in between the lines, like us suddenly finding out about the Reaper creators and them being destroyed against their wishes by their own creations, it made the whole Starkid speech of a solution so freaking ironic.

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By: Ferry http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983314 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:32:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983314 LOL! No sleep, no food, and that much caffeine has got to be a dangerous combo! I hope she slept it off…

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By: Ferry http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983313 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:31:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983313 Yeah they were definitely better!

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By: Ferry http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983312 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:30:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983312 Is it me or did Bioware still explain nothing, leaving room for Mass Effect 4 with the Reaper creators reveal? You seem to be the one to tell me this, but am I a bad person for thinking the fan-made Indoctrination ending is far better than the four options we got here? Starkid STILL looks like the kid from his dreams and the vent/crash scenes, so why trust an A.I. entity that’s IN YOUR HEAD. Seriously!
Regardless, it’s just my opinion. But I like that fan discussion felt more right than the writers came up with.

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By: Eldan http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983306 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 12:19:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983306 When you bother to give serious thought to the options open to you at ME3′s end as oposed to the typical mentally pasive way of watching a mass entertainment product of our time, synthesis can only be seen as the enbodyment of evil: a galactical scaled brainwashing and eugenesia program, in the real world Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot would have chosen it! With the only difference after what we see in the epilogue that Shepard (or rather the Starkid) succeeds while those two failed in the real world.

Control isn’t much better but at least it only implies control through force and not actual brainwashing, there is a limited freedom in there and if you buy the catalysts reassoning I can see why some would prefer it to destroy and risk losing all in the future. That said the catalyst reassoning is fundamentally flawed even if you trust he is being honest with you, though it would take me too long to reasson that so I will leave it at that.

I will sincerely thank Bioware for one thing, as disapointing as it was to be denied a decent ending (before and after EC) at least that failure prompted me and many to actually analyse this mass phenomenon, read about narrative theory and ponder on several interesting issues I would have never thought a main stream entertainment product would promt me to do. No doubt that wasn’t exactly Bioware’s intention, but I think that enormous mistake they did has actually made lots of people like me learn and grow far more than if the ending had had any quality in: plot coherence, scienctific specualtion and narrative structure.

So for what is worth: Thanks Bioware ;P

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By: Mike http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983107 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:41:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983107 I liked the new endings!

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By: Keith Wells http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2012/06/27/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-ending-discussion.htm/comment-page-1#comment-983090 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:50:00 +0000 http://www.videogamesblogger.com/?p=47426#comment-983090 Meg needs more coffee. :)

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