Mass Effect 3 Wii U ------ Avoid (series spoilers)

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#1 Posted by texasgoldrush (9293 posts) -
Here is the Genesis comic for ME3.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhO_AV_ph18 and http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect:_Genesis_2 Absolutely atrocious, especially in regards to ME2....first off, none of the loyalty missions are explored, especially Tali, Legion, and Mordin's...which have impacts in ME3. So, its unknown how the Rannoch and Tuchanka arcs will play out in whether Eve survives. And another ball busting aspect...you cannot have everyone survive ME2.....either you have your noncombat crew die like the Engineers and Kelly (don't know if Chakwas dies) or have Thane, Jack, Samara, Legion, and Grunt die...and unknown on Kasumi and Zaeed. Also, it seems you are limited in ME2 romances to Tali for males and Garrus for females. So basically, the 360, PC, and the PS3 take into account far more variables. Not only that, Leviathan and Omega are not coming to the WiiU, a huge blow, and Retaliation multiplayer pack isn't on there as well. Very terrible decision by EA to release this at WiiU launch and not even releasing the entire trilogy, while not even supporting it with DLC, while having a haphazard comic that fails to grasp much of ME2. Avoid at all costs.
#2 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

It would be a worse decision to pour more money into it.

You realise nobody is going to buy this, right? Nintendo obviously forked over a considerable sum though. No way EA would have funded development of a title for a console with a relatively tiny install base with the wrong demographic.

This game being available is basically a formality.

#3 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

Needs that Mass Effect collection. Do it properly.

Would this endeavour be sufficiently financially lucrative?

#4 Posted by funsohng (28668 posts) -
Mass Effect on any system other than PC is wrong.
#5 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

Mass Effect on any system other than PC is wrong.funsohng

Not true at all...

#6 Posted by freedomfreak (41965 posts) -
I just lol'd when they announced this port.
#7 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

I just lol'd when they announced this port.freedomfreak

It's actually called "Mass Effect 3: SPECIAL EDITION".

lol

#8 Posted by funsohng (28668 posts) -

[QUOTE="funsohng"]Mass Effect on any system other than PC is wrong.balfe1990

Not true at all...

keep telling yourself that
#9 Posted by AznbkdX (3274 posts) -

Out of all the wiiu launch games that are well received, this one is by far the least appealing imo.

Its a quick buck game at its fullest. They only bring out the last in the series (arguably the worst as well for some) with the worst option at the beginning since the suicide mission good outcome doesn't exist.

Its actually pretty shameful imo. They could have done the trilogy version instead for the launch. It really shouldn't have been that hard really and shouldn't need so much time.

Overall I never liked ea's business practices. Great games usually but definitely shows at times that they were bit by the big company malpractice bug.

#10 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="funsohng"]Mass Effect on any system other than PC is wrong.funsohng

Not true at all...

keep telling yourself that

You're right. You post just made me come to the realization that I didn't enjoy my time with the three games on the Xbox.

I must have been tricked.

#11 Posted by freedomfreak (41965 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]I just lol'd when they announced this port.balfe1990

It's actually called "Mass Effect 3: SPECIAL EDITION".

lol

Yeah, I played those "unique" ports back when I owned a Wii. The Godfather: Blackhand Edition, for example.
#12 Posted by funsohng (28668 posts) -

[QUOTE="funsohng"][QUOTE="balfe1990"]

Not true at all...

balfe1990

keep telling yourself that

You're right. You post just made me come to the realization that I didn't enjoy my time with the three games on the Xbox.

I must have been tricked.

 yes... repeat after me.... PC is the best... Mass Effect sucks on 360... PC is the best... PC is the best....
#13 Posted by AznbkdX (3274 posts) -

[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="funsohng"]Mass Effect on any system other than PC is wrong.funsohng

Not true at all...

keep telling yourself that

Eh, I played the series off that download service called the ea download manager.

Then I had to switch to that crappy origin one for me3.

Its best on PC but at least you don't have to have to log into more crap :P.

Windows live... Eesh.

#14 Posted by funsohng (28668 posts) -

[QUOTE="funsohng"][QUOTE="balfe1990"]

Not true at all...

AznbkdX

keep telling yourself that

Eh, I played the series off that download service called the ea download manager.

Then I had to switch to that crappy origin one for me3.

Its best on PC but at least you don't have to have to log into more crap :P.

Windows live... Eesh.

What? GFWL has nothing to do with ME
#15 Posted by AznbkdX (3274 posts) -

[QUOTE="AznbkdX"]

[QUOTE="funsohng"] keep telling yourself thatfunsohng

Eh, I played the series off that download service called the ea download manager.

Then I had to switch to that crappy origin one for me3.

Its best on PC but at least you don't have to have to log into more crap :P.

Windows live... Eesh.

What? GFWL has nothing to do with ME

Oh sry bout that I was just showing disdain for most of those download services haha. Windows live is pretty restrictive and fairly obtrusive.

Actually I guess you wouldn't call gfwl a download service but is an account hooked to purchases that I would otherwise want to avoid.

#16 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12825 posts) -
Now I'm going to buy it to piss you off. :)
#17 Posted by yellonet (7768 posts) -

What, you mean to say that it's no good jumping into a game trilogy on the last game? Shocking! :shock:

#18 Posted by starjet905 (1944 posts) -
[QUOTE="texasgoldrush"] Absolutely atrocious, especially in regards to ME2....first off, none of the loyalty missions are explored, especially Tali, Legion, and Mordin's...which have impacts in ME3. So, its unknown how the Rannoch and Tuchanka arcs will play out in whether Eve survives. And another ball busting aspect...you cannot have everyone survive ME2.....either you have your noncombat crew die like the Engineers and Kelly (don't know if Chakwas dies) or have Thane, Jack, Samara, Legion, and Grunt die...and unknown on Kasumi and Zaeed.

And here I was, thinking that the PS3 Genesis comic for ME2 was horrible. This goes beyond that in so many ways. What the hell were they thinking? This is going to take away most of the replayability of the SP campaign by greatly reducing the ways that the story can branch in. It's like they're punishing those who're buying the Wii U version.
#19 Posted by starjet905 (1944 posts) -

What, you mean to say that it's no good jumping into a game trilogy on the last game? Shocking! :shock:

yellonet
That's not what it means at all. Even if someone has played the other two games on a different platform, this is still the worst version to get. In fact, it'll be worse.
#20 Posted by locopatho (20449 posts) -
Yeah it utterly ruins Mass Effect unless you play thru the trilogy and see your character and choices evolve thru all 3 games.
#21 Posted by SecretPolice (22741 posts) -

The Wii U ME trilogy. :o :P

#22 Posted by guard12 (1657 posts) -

The Wii U ME trilogy. :o :P

SecretPolice

Makes no sense that EA wouldn't just release the trilogy package with the Wii U since it just came out also.. It doesn't matter to me at this point however. PC version is by far the best.

#23 Posted by SecretPolice (22741 posts) -

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

The Wii U ME trilogy. :o :P

guard12

Makes no sense that EA wouldn't just release the trilogy package with the Wii U since it just came out also.. It doesn't matter to me at this point however. PC version is by far the best.

Yeah, EA likely figures the sales just won't be there on this late version but I do think there's probably many Nintendo only gamers who never played a ME and will appreciate this one.

Oh and, unlike say 360's, not all PC's are created equal and my PC would choke trying to get the title screen up so 360 wins for me. :P

#24 Posted by Heil68 (46200 posts) -
Not surprising.
#25 Posted by hiphops_savior (7998 posts) -
I'd much rather wait for the Trilogy pack, even if it means taking a year or two longer.
#26 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8456 posts) -

Who in their right mind would start off with ME3 on wii-u($60), when EA released a collection of all three games for the same price else where?

#27 Posted by Timstuff (26837 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]I just lol'd when they announced this port.balfe1990

It's actually called "Mass Effect 3: SPECIAL EDITION".

lol

This edition is "special" in the same way the Special Olympics are. ;)
#28 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7317 posts) -

I agree with TC what's the point of releasing this on Wii U if doesn't come with the full triology and then missing DLC on ME3. Might as well just get the triology on PS3/PC/360.

#29 Posted by AdobeArtist (22982 posts) -

Like the plethora of Zombi U topics, this is another for the Wi U sticky.