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Hreath
Hreath

1st thing is Bioware have show they "WILLINGNESS" to listen (after the BBB & Petition), so we should give them a chance....But most unfortunately til now, all the info that i received is relate to multiplayer DLC which seem like they try to penetrate the MMO market therefore make the attractiveness of single player game is slowly faded away which Bioware still blind to see this...

 

2nd thing is If Any single player DLC launch please enjoy for fun sake as you & i have already play the entire trilogies, so don't keep dwell in the past. Further any single player DLC in ME 2 able to change the ending of ME 2 for those who still complain the ending of ME 3?

 

My point is simple, last time we enjoy ME 2 therefore we enjoy the DLC why not ME 3?

jpnelson82
jpnelson82

I was thinking the ST:VOY episode water world, but now I'm having visions of encounter at Farpoint. Find the big space jellyfish Shepard.

CommodoreRaslin
CommodoreRaslin

What's the point of this DLC?

 

We all know it will make no difference on the ending.

 

And it sounds like it will be just as nonsensical as the rest f Mass Effect 3.

 

It's a good thing that in al the millions of years that this Reaping has been going on that not a single other species thought to take a sub under this ocean and that it hasn't deteriorated in the millions of years it sat at the bottom of the ocean.

 

 I guess it makes about as much sense as finding plans for an inexistant weapon in a database that has been constantly scouredfor 20 years on Mars the moment after the Reapers myseriously invade Earth within seconds of being first sited despite being way more than 6 hours away via combined FTL+gate travel. Or about as much sense as  anything involving Kai Leng and his plot armor and ability to make your character miss every single shot at a large body moving in  straight line at a slow speed even though you can hit a thrown wine glass with a single bullet from a sniper rifle. Or space ninjas sticking a normal sword through armor meant to provide protection against ballistics traveling at several times the speed of sound.

Max42
Max42

ok i have admit im impressed -though it also is sad as my me3 game is gone -lost the save-so this means i must start once more from scratch

proceeder
proceeder

I wish they had made the weapons and classes available for SP in the first place. There's Nothing wrong with watching my shepperd perform some crazy ninja moves!

JohnZord37
JohnZord37

new singleplayer dlc...yeah baby!

solidus2_1
solidus2_1

Sounds like the free dlc's from Bioware have ended.

wavelength121
wavelength121

Looks fascinating and gorgeous, can't wait to try it out.

 

Oh and ignore the haters BIOWARE i liked the ending you went with, free choice is great and all but it's your baby so it should be your ending. thx for the awesome gameplay experience

_distemper
_distemper

Minor spoilers below:  So, uh, what's the point of any DLC to this game at all?

 

What's the point of mystery, darkness, spooky isolation feel - and a crazy cool new thing that can kill Reapers... when no matter what, none of the choices and prep-work you go through has no effect on the ending?  You saved the Rachni?  Red/Blue.  You get mercenaries to help?  Red/Blue.  You find Leviathan?  Red/Blue.

 

Oh wait - I bet that when you actually do find Leviathan, you'll get a bonus to your "Readiness Score."  Maybe then you'll unlock the incredibly different and closure-providing(sarcasm) GREEN ending!!!!

 

If you guys want to really let bioware know how disappointed you are at ME3:  DO NOT BUY THIS DLC.  BOYCOTT IT.  

 

Such protest was effective back in the industrial age, and it is still effective today.

yasso
yasso

To all the people arguing about the ending, I believe that I can resolve the problem for you. First of all, we all know great movies that we loved and they had sad endings or the protagonist died in the end, so the problem with ME3 is not Shepard's fate in the end; the real problem was with the HOW of it. See, BioWare invested us emotionally against a specific enemy in ME1 and especially ME2, remember the enemy? The Reapers. BioWare also invested us emotionally against the personification of that enemy; remember who I'm talking about? The Harbinger. Think of that and keep it in mind for a while; remember everything that enemy and its personification, your nemesis, did to you, your friends, and your fellow humans. Remember that by the time ME2 ends, we have major unfinished business with the Reapers, and especially with the Harbinger. Now let's fast-forward to ME3 and fast-forward through ME3 too; where are the Reapers? Are they the real enemy that you absolutely hate in ME3? Nope! They were replaced by the stupid, traitorous, brainwashed SOBs, Cerberus, and our fight against the Reapers in ME3, our hatred against them pretty much fades and shrinks compared to how things are against Cerberus. And the Harbinger? Totally, 100% gone, poof, never to be seen or talked to again...magically doesn't even taunt us anymore! And which evil personification, nemesis, replaced the Harbinger? Yep, Elusive Man. But wait...what about the unfinished business with...? Nah, BioWare doesn't care about what they did to us emotionally in ME2. And the worst thing is...in the very end, they don't even let you really hate the Reapers...Shepard is just standing there in front of a CHILD...who is supposedly representing the Reapers and everything they did to you, your friends, and humanity...you see the psychological catastrophe here when they place a CHILD to represent that final moment? And they take it even one step further...they tell you that the BEST and most noble choice is to make nice with them...synthesize, become one with the machines, change humanity into something else, and that's the inevitable ending anyway, so you might as well choose it now. And look, it's really sweet...your pilot will have sex with the robot. That's the major problem with ME3, and its ending, ladies and gentlemen—besides other secondary problems. And why did they do such a thing and really mess it up, thinking that they're ending the saga in an epic, dramatic way? Because the dramatic ending was always there, but got corrupted by the dodgy progagandist agenda of Transhumanism. Unfortunately, ME was hijacked to spread Transhumanism, that's all. I really hope someone rights these wrongs one day, and gives us back the beautiful story and fictional universe we got to know as Mass Effect.

Raeldor
Raeldor

3-4 hours of content?  So, I normally get about 40 hours playtime (minimum) out of a $60 RPG, that means this expansion should cost about $5 dollars, right?  What's the bet it cost TWICE that!?

jetaj1
jetaj1

I don't suppose you will be able to play this after you've beaten the game, I guess you'll have to load a previous save?

 

avatarIVN
avatarIVN

what happened to the video quality?

Seems like you people recorded this video with a poor excuse of a camera. However, another weapon to fight the reapers looks like a forced DLC

Diablo-B
Diablo-B

Looks good.  I hope it is a lengthy DLC with a good story line.  As soon as I get some free time I will be checking this out.

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

Honestly I don't understand why so many of you encourage them to continue to do things like this by buying pointless DLC. I love this series I really do but all it is now is a cash cow.  I don't want to see them kill the series but do the right thing and just start over with something called Mass Effect Universe

Darkhearted91
Darkhearted91

The only way and I mean THE ONLY WAY I will buy this dlc is if it will effect the ending and effect I mean Sheperd gets Leviathan and its some type of weapon he/can use against the Reapers AND WIN(not die) in the "Refuse" ending but obviously its not gonna be anything that story changing, more like its probably gonna be a dead Reaper or a ancient weapon whose tech he/shes gonna use for the Crucible like every other piece of tech he finds......Bioware DONT screw me again give me something ending changing like Arrival or Lair of the Shadow Broker, atleast if you did or didnt complete them it made a difference to the story....

Concerned-ME
Concerned-ME

 @CommodoreRaslin First of all Kai Leng has body implants that make it so that he's very fast and agile, second those swords are enhanced, third DLC's are made to give you some entertainment, for example Saints Row, DLCs are constantly made to avoid the displeasure of players thus resulting to them playing it and not stop playing it. Plus, come on who wouldn't want to fight the Leviathan?

Concerned-ME
Concerned-ME

 @wavelength121 Bioware's in progress of/considering to making a fourth ME, Thank the haters, since there was so many bad comments about the ending and reviews they've considered/ their making a fourth ME.

megagood2345
megagood2345

 @_distemper You ask what's the point?  Enjoying the action and the story.  I enjoyed Miranda's story, Thane's story, Grunt's story, Mordin's story, Wrex's story. . . none of these directly impacted the ending.  But they impacted the characters.  And that meant something to me.

wavelength121
wavelength121

 @_distemper Oh get over it already. ME3 wasn't the first game to have a fixed ending, and it won't be the last. QQ

CommodoreRaslin
CommodoreRaslin

 @yasso

 Harbinger was a nobody.

 

In Mass Effect 1 our enemy was Sovereign and the Reapers.

 

In Mass Effect 2 it was the Collectors who Harbinger just happened to control even though you don't find that out until the very end of the game. But you are never given any reason to really give a crap about Harbinger since you don't find out about him until the very last minute of the game beyond him being a Reaper and therefore belonging to the group that encompasses your ultimate enemy. But Harbinger had no particular significance within the storyline. In point of the fact Harbinger just foreshadowed the godchild as there was no indication that the Collector's were being controlled by a Reaper when Bioware specifically lead you to believe that the Collector's were being controlled by one specific Collector up until the very last moment of the game when the Collector base is exploding and the credits roll and you hear a "Releasing Control" and then see a hologram of some random Reaper (they all look exactly the same).

 

Everyone saying that Harbinger was setup as being our ultimate enemy is simply fooling themselves as their is absolutely nothing to suggest that Harbinger was ever supposed to be the ultimate enemy.

 

In fact the only thing that Harbinger did is pretty much demonstrate that each Reaper was tasked with a specific assignment. Sovereign's assignment was making sure the Citadel opened for the Reapers to pass through (which was completely pointless as the godchild could have just opened the Citadel himself). Harbinger was tasked with running the Collector base. I am sure each other Reaper also had something to keep them occupied for the 50,000 years they had to wait before they got to invade the Galaxy again.

jmic75
jmic75

 @Raeldor I'm glad you bothered to watch the video, as they said it will be $9.99. 

megagood2345
megagood2345

 @Raeldor And you get 8 hours of campaign out of a shooter, right?  And ME is heavy on the shooting. So you should be happy to pay $30 for this, right?  

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @Raeldor Plus from the looks of it atleast 2 hours of it will be shooting. Shooting in generic platforms against waves of enemies.

 

 

_distemper
_distemper

 @jetaj1 There's an autosave right before you assault the final Cerberus base, so, you can finish up any DLC and sidestuff.

Angel_Grigorov
Angel_Grigorov

 @Diablo-B from what i've seen in the DLCs for ME2 the tendency is lenghtly and engaging DLCs. So it looks promissing

engraphos
engraphos

 @TroyTrojanGamer  the most stupid thing was to not take good things from Mass effect 1 and make another game with the same flavor like in 1... i still play 1 and not 2 or 3

Kabals
Kabals

 @Darkhearted91 You really missed the entire point of the ending (and the entire series) if you think you can live by accepting "refuse."

Chewin3
Chewin3

 @Darkhearted91  Sorry to disappoint you, but it won't change the ending(s). It will only add more dialogue to the Star brat. Confirmed by Mike Gamble on twitter.

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

 @megagood2345 The worst part is, is that the game was good up until the very end, and it just kills the whole experience of the game, and for a lot of people they will not replay the game because of it. And because this dlc has no effect on the endings that is why people are saying whats the point of it.

Raeldor
Raeldor

 @jmic75 I'm sorry, did not watching the video make my point less valid?  I fail to see the purpose of your post other than to confirm that I was correct that it would be overpriced.

Raeldor
Raeldor

 @megagood2345 ME is a hybrid shooter/RPG.  Are you suggesting you finished the game in 8 hours?  It took me about 40 including the various side excursions.

Angel_Grigorov
Angel_Grigorov

 @PrpleTrtleBuBum Well it is a 3rd person shooter - RPG fusion game. What do you expect. It's Like complaining there is shooting in Half LIfe

 

Kabals
Kabals

 @engraphos ME1, while a very good story, was not a very good combat game. The combat and shooting mechanics were subpar compared to 2 and 3. I still play it as well from time to time, but the hacking mini-games (on the PC they are ridiculous) are tedious and frustrating, and every side mission is nearly the same "map."

Darkhearted91
Darkhearted91

 @Kabals What point am I supposed to have missed in the series, do you mean the theme of "only through sacrifice victory can be obtained" or the "organics thrive on chaos and synthetics thrive in order and neither can co-exist without destroying the other"

 

What grand point do you supposedly see that I cant enlighten me

Darkhearted91
Darkhearted91

 @Chewin3 Well I guess I wont be getting this dlc, I will just catch it on Youtube like everyone else who doesnt see the point of forking over basically 10 bucks for a 3hr back story on the Reapers with some shooting and underwater action mixed in....sorry Bioware I may be a hardcore fanboy but I know when my loyalty is being taken for granted....

 

Raeldor
Raeldor

 @megagood2345 I have no problem paying for content, but I DO expect value for money, the same as I would with ANY product I purchase.  I think if you compared the amount of work that went into the $10 DLC against the amount of work that went into the $60 game you would find it was nowhere near 17% (yes, I'm using math again).  Yet we are expected to pay significantly more for it.  Why?  $10 for 3-4 hours gaming is not value for money to me, and probably isn't for most people.  DLC needs to stop being treated as a way for the publishers to cash in cheaply, and start being treated more as episodic content that has a significant amount of play time.

megagood2345
megagood2345

 @Raeldor Not at all, just saying using math to determine what a DLC "should" cost is silly.  I'm sick of gamers whinging about the fact that they are expected to pay for a product they enjoy and which costs money to produce.  Get over it.  If you don't want it, don't buy it.

engraphos
engraphos

 @CommodoreRaslinTechnical reported to the game world a weapon of that type of accelerator mass effect may have hundreds, given that the bullets can be very tiny...you could have a handgun with 90 projectiles, or an assault rifle with 300projectiles.

But in a such weapon most important is the electrical source...power source should be rechargeable or battery changed...

I like the infinit ammo from ME1 but also to need ammo or a power source ad more tactic decisions...[ex. in Ghost Recon1 or ArmA,  you not want to waste the ammo]

engraphos
engraphos

 @Kabals i agreed with you, it was not perfect but it have more rpg things and the story was nice, and if you play on last difficulty level, well...is good

CommodoreRaslin
CommodoreRaslin

 @Kabals

 I disagree. The combat in Mass Effect 1 was much more enjoyable as it was fast paced, nonstop and every ability was only always useful but also each had their own seperate cooldowns. And the best part was that you had infinite ammo. I hate having tiny amounts of ammo that force me to either run around looking for more ammo or switch to a weapon I don't want to use just because that is the only one with ammo left.

 

One global cooldown to rule them all and too much boring duck, shoot, duck, shoot, duck, shoot gameplay made the combat in ME2 and 3 worse than ME1. 

Llama345
Llama345

 @Kabals ME1 was the only true RPG in my opinion.  The others really went more the of the shooter first. I like ME1 the best