I’ll be honest. I went into this game with low expectations. After Dragon Age 2’s recycled resources and EA’s overwhelming penchant for bullshit lately, I set my bar low. Even so, I kept an open mind about the content itself, ignoring all the fussing over the ending so I wouldn’t get spoiled. After all, I love my faithful, good hearted Shep and durnit, I wanted to see if all those choices I made would mean something.
I am happy to say, they did. Especially that big mother of all choices at the end.
Any guesses as to what I picked? :3 I gave a hint.
I have no idea why there was so much outcry with the ending, though. I did get the extended cut DLC but I went back and watched the original ending for the choice I made on youtube, just to see the difference. To be honest, either way I would have been satisfied. I will admit that a certain part of the extended scenes made me have a tiny cry moment. That’s right. I said it. I guess after 3 games with a character, you sorta get attached to them. So I am happy for the extended cut, but I don’t feel like I’d of been outraged without it.
That said, I won’t be playing through again any time soon. As much as I loved this story, the game mechanics in ME3 were horrible. I dunno who’s bright idea it was to map all the combat maneuvers to the same button but that made a lot of the fights just plain frustrating to me. It’s great that Shep could do more things on the battlefield, but mapping all those things to the same button stank. Getting stuck to walls when you want to sprint around or jump over them is not fun. I suppose I was spoiled by the decisive controls in RDR.
So as much as I am tempted to bring a second Shepard through the story and change a few things, I doubt it’ll happen just because of the annoyance and artificial difficulty of the battles. Also the character import ruined my Shepard’s face. I had to do a lot of tweaking to get her to look like her self and she still didn’t look wholly like my Kitty.
That’s her in 1/2/3. And that’s with tweaking almost everything it imported in the 3rd one. I’m not sure what happened. Her facial structure was all wrong, and her hairstyle was no longer an option. Even her nose was wrong. I feel like there should of been an achievement for getting her to look as similar as I did with all that was messed up.
Anyhow. I guess that’s my opinion of the game. I have my complaints - it really wasn’t that much fun to play, which is a damn shame, but the story was still there and I am okay with what happened. Seems to me people were complaining about the wrong thing. I dunno. Maybe its just me.
Don’t get me started on that whole Origin thing, though. Thank God I got it for Console - which as a PC gamer, are words I never thought I’d be saying. How sad.
And I don’t much care for Jack Marston after playing through as his daddy, but I’m not even sorry for what just happened at the tail end of Red Dead Redemption. I figured that old jackass would show at least a little remorse for what he did. Make me reconsider what was about to go down.
Lucky me. He was the same ol’ jackass that killed my favorite character. So I shot him in the face.
Cue the credits.
I sure do miss playing as John though. Apart from the whole slaughtering of my favorite character, this game might just be one of my all time favorites now. And it has horses! Good Game, Rockstar, but I still ain’t playing GTA.
And I can’t bring myself to play the Undead Nightmare DLC either. I already got spoiled on what happens. And I’ve seen the pictures. Seems to cheapen it somehow, so I’ll just be sticking to the main game. But I do hope they make another!
Preferably without Jack as the protagonist though. He’s kind of a jerk.
Doomsday lurks, and it is so pretty.
Yanno, I think I’m really gonna miss FFXIV v1. Especially if they kill off certain characters. Which, given Square Enix’s record of murdering the characters I like most, or worse - making ME murder them - it’s likely to happen. Sorry, Cid. You’re probably doomed.
So in preparation for the end of the world, have allowed this game to take over my life again as I try to get so many things done for Chione and her little slice of this ill-fated Eorzea before the sky literally falls.
After that I guess I’ll have a long long time to reflect on a very important decision: To stay cat girl, or not to stay cat girl.
Have you ever noticed that when Odin says “you’re unworthy of the loved ones you have betrayed!”, camera pans in on Loki? That heartbroken expression, is it guilt? Repent even of what he’s brought upon Thor? Because he’s the one who has betrayed the loved ones.
I’ve always wondered, had Odin let Loki speak, what would have Loki said? Another trick, another lies or the truth? Maybe this is the moment when everything could have been stopped, if only Odin had listened.