Waldo Lang Schnitzeldong
Joined: Mar 2012
August 16, 2012 11:47:50 PM
Just finished Mass Effect 3. I have to say I absolutely loved these games. I'm kind of pissed I missed the first one because I don't own an Xbox360 and my PC is a piece of crap but I will play it some time in the future.
The ME trilogy probably has my favourite story of all time in a video game. I loved the grandeur of it, I loved the twists and turns and I loved (almost) all of the characters. I'm actually feeling a bit sad that the journey is now over.
I went with FemShep. I checked both male and female out and preferred her voice better. I couldn't imagine Shepard any other way now. Jennifer Hale did an amazing job (as did the rest of the cast).
In ME2 I was an infiltrator because I like being a sniper. I started as an infiltrator in ME3 but when I learned about the carrying capacity/cool down time mechanic I restarted and played as an adept instead, just carrying a pistol to minimise recharge time. It was a lot of fun.
A few things story related:
It did feel like it was a bit of a cop out that The Illusive Man was being controlled by the reapers, kind of brings his character down for me. Even so I still think he was great.
I actually wasn't aware of the fourth ending option. When I got to the final choice and noticed I still had my gun I randomly turned around and decided to shoot the reaper AI. When he said "The cycle continues" it was kind of an "oh crap" moment for me. It was a nice surprise but also kind of annoying because I had to go back through all that dialogue again to pick the ending I wanted.
I went with the synthesis ending. I know controlling the reapers is supposed to be the good ending, but now matter how paragon Shepard is, "absolute power corrupts absolutely" as they say. I figure having one person with power over the reapers is a bad idea. I'll admit I did get a bit choked up during the ending. No tears though.
I'll probably check out the other two endings later tonight or tomorrow.
Edit: I watched the other two endings. From a cinematic standpoint I thought the control ending was a bit weird. It's supposed to be a happy ending but the music and the way Shepard's voice sounded made it seem a bit sinister to me.
The destroy ending was pretty much as I expected it to be.
I also tried the renegade speech options for the confrontation with the Illusive Man and I thought they were more interesting than the paragon ones. And even though he's a great character putting a bullet in him was very satisfying.
I don't know the difference between the original and extended endings (I haven't seen the original) and I don't know whether people thought the extended cut fixed the issues that were there, but I thought the endings were great.