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iBuzz7S
03-04-2012, 12:54 PM
Well, it was to be somewhat expected. I was watching a livestream of someone playing and what looked like the importing of the ME2 save file corrupt. He said that he spent over 70 hours playing ME2 and the save won't even work with ME2.

:eek:

I was thinking of getting ME2 and having a quick playthrough on the 360, but seeing this little hickup, it's turned me off the idea.

Edit.
Please, do not take my post as some sort of confirmation that all saves are corrupt/will be corrupt. This was the first I've seen/heard of such a thing and it's a mere coincidence.

Quickdraw
03-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Well, it was to be somewhat expected. I was watching a livestream of someone playing and what looked like the importing of the ME2 save file corrupt. He said that he spent over 70 hours playing ME2 and the save won't even work with ME2.

:eek:

I was thinking of getting ME2 and having a quick playthrough on the 360, but seeing this little hickup, it's turned me off the idea.

i have a few saves but there is only one i truely want to use and i will be very annoyed i if ic an not use my desired save. watch first 3 vids online of it onto second mission still not seen anywhere once you import the character to change like your class if you grow tired of your old one.

Valiantheart
03-04-2012, 01:05 PM
Whats this about an ME2 save file being corrupt? I've heard something the other day about ME3 and ME2 save files being corrupted but I don't know all the details.

Can someone fill me in?

SarDark
03-04-2012, 01:19 PM
Whats this about an ME2 save file being corrupt? I've heard something the other day about ME3 and ME2 save files being corrupted but I don't know all the details.

Can someone fill me in?

ME3 can't read cloud-stored savefiles.
Some balls of steele guys out there, exported the files to the xbox Gold cloud service before formatting their consoles' hdd. Now they have useless cloud files that can't be read.

afaik

Tsuarn
03-04-2012, 04:45 PM
so its only with saves stored on the cloud?

if so im lucky i made a back up of my saves :S

13ip0lar
03-04-2012, 06:10 PM
In the end there have been two fixes for the situation. The only one I recall off the top of my head is the easy one, which is to move the save back to your HD. I even loaded my 2010 save from ME2 up just to make sure there is nothing wrong. I figure if it loads in ME2 fine, it shouldn't have an issue when I import it.

ajennice
03-04-2012, 07:51 PM
so far my only complaint is the armor/weapon selection/customizing....On disk 2 and it's so far pretty good.

Quickdraw
03-04-2012, 08:30 PM
so far my only complaint is the armor/weapon selection/customizing....On disk 2 and it's so far pretty good.

i have to ask without replying with spoilers is the disk swap in a reasonable place?.

Rivercurse
03-04-2012, 09:23 PM
From what I've read the citadel location is on both discs, but some citadel sidequests are on disc 1, and others are on disc 2..

Quickdraw
03-04-2012, 09:43 PM
From what I've read the citadel location is on both discs, but some citadel sidequests are on disc 1, and others are on disc 2..

assuming this we are talking about to seperate visits there cause otherwise that could get real annoying. (one near the start and one 3/4's through)

xXmyxxmastaXx
03-04-2012, 10:10 PM
the horrible endings

Quickdraw
03-04-2012, 10:17 PM
the horrible endings

i heard about them but i refuse to believe thats all the options we have.

Rockox
03-05-2012, 02:52 AM
When I heard Clint Mansell was doing the soundtrack, I figured it had the potential to be one of the best scores to come out this year (game or film). So I was very disappointed when I heard he was sharing composing duties with a bunch of other guys.

Now that the soundtrack's out, it downright sucks that Mansell only has two tracks on there. He must've only been hired to write a main theme and that's it. Having not played the game yet, maybe there's more of his work in there, but I kinda doubt it.

And here I was hoping for something to finally rival the awesome work Mansell did in "The Fountain." Oh well.

JuSt BLaZe
03-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Now the real Bitching is obvious enough..."THAT I STILL CAN'T PLAY THE DAMN GAME and have to wait a few more days/hours!":mad:

Quickdraw
03-05-2012, 10:44 AM
Now the real Bitching is obvious enough..."THAT I STILL CAN'T PLAY THE DAMN GAME and have to wait a few more days/hours!":mad:

you and me both man you and me both. give universal release dates all round!.

Prime-Directive
03-05-2012, 11:25 AM
I am sorry if I sound slow but what on earth is Cloud? I have heard people complaining about it, I just have my save on my xbox 360 hard drive ready to import when I get the game, I have no idea what this Cloud storage thing is?

iBuzz7S
03-05-2012, 11:33 AM
I am sorry if I sound slow but what on earth is Cloud?
Instead of moving your saved game physically (USB, console, HDD) you store it on the Xbox LIVE server.

More info here - cloud storage (http://support.xbox.com/en-AU/xbox-live/game-saves-in-the-cloud/cloud-save-games)

Prime-Directive
03-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Ok I understand now, thanks, has this cloud storage system problem prevented everyone from importing there MA2 files that use it or is it random so far?

Quickdraw
03-05-2012, 11:49 AM
Ok I understand now, thanks, has this cloud storage system problem prevented everyone from importing there MA2 files that use it or is it random so far?

from what i gathered it was cloud saves of me2, this might be cause the game was majorly developed before this system was put into place so it does not register the save once it is on the cloud servers.

this is all just my guess ofc.

clairefun
03-05-2012, 12:03 PM
Mine's the normal 'why can't the uk have it the same time as you?!' moan. I'll save judgement on the rest - though having my me1 & 2 saves on my hdd might be helping me there...

Direkin
03-05-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm still fascinated that there's a bitching thread even before the game is out...

Quickdraw
03-05-2012, 07:09 PM
I'm still fascinated that there's a bitching thread even before the game is out...
sure a good portion of people in us now have it before the release date, but the complaining has been going on way longer on the offical forums be thankful this is minor compared to that.

Ill009
03-06-2012, 02:15 PM
Here's a new gripe. I don't like switching discs between the main storyline and N7 side missions.

Valiantheart
03-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Here's a new gripe. I don't like switching discs between the main storyline and N7 side missions.

Here is a gripe. Idiots playing Mass Effect. All idiots should be banned from Mass Effect and anything Mass Effect related.

Seriously though, EVERYONE knew that there would be some disc swapping involved in the 360 version.

Your right to complain about any and all disc swapping was null and void the moment you chose to buy the 360 version instead of the PS3 version.

Thank you.
Have a nice day. :D

xXmyxxmastaXx
03-06-2012, 02:50 PM
Here is a gripe. Idiots playing Mass Effect. All idiots should be banned from Mass Effect and anything Mass Effect related.

Seriously though, EVERYONE knew that there would be some disc swapping involved in the 360 version.

Your right to complain about any and all disc swapping was null and void the moment you chose to buy the 360 version instead of the PS3 version.

Thank you.
Have a nice day. :D

hes not saying that he doesnt want to switch discs it just that the frequency of them is high.

also im mad a male shepard cant romance specialist traynor

Auburok
03-06-2012, 03:25 PM
My main complaint is Amazon is taking so damned long. Glad I bitched ahead of time, though; I would have been waiting until the 14th.

Here is a gripe. Idiots playing Mass Effect. All idiots should be banned from Mass Effect and anything Mass Effect related.

Seriously though, EVERYONE knew that there would be some disc swapping involved in the 360 version.

Your right to complain about any and all disc swapping was null and void the moment you chose to buy the 360 version instead of the PS3 version.

Thank you.
Have a nice day. :D

Your right to complain about people complaining about the 360's disc swaps was null and void the moment you entered a 360 specific forum. Ironic, considering your initial statement about idiots.

Not everyone buys a PS3 for Uncharted. :p

JuSt BLaZe
03-06-2012, 03:35 PM
I'm customizing my imported character right now and I have to say, the details, graphics & options in ME2 looks way better as in ME3. What a crap...

Valiantheart
03-06-2012, 03:55 PM
I'm customizing my imported character right now and I have to say, the details, graphics & options in ME2 looks way better as in ME3. What a crap...

When I played the demo I thought the graphics didn't look as good as they could. I even posted on this forum about it. I figured that it might just be a demo thing, as it often is, and it would be better in the retail game.

Now honestly I have to say that I have heard a lot of people mention the same thing about the graphics in the retail release and I am really wondering whats going on.

Graphics are not the most important thing in a game to me, story is and ME has loads of it and I am sure I won't be dissapointed but if the graphic thing is true I have to ask "What the heck is bioware doing?".

JuSt BLaZe
03-06-2012, 03:57 PM
Graphics are not the most important thing in a game to me, story is and ME has loads of it and I am sure I won't be dissapointed but if the graphic thing is true I have to ask "What the heck is bioware doing?".

True true. I mean it's not all about graphics but giving the option to customize your very own character and also importing it to the next game. There should be no space of difference, only for improvement.

Valiantheart
03-06-2012, 04:06 PM
True true. I mean it's not all about graphics but giving the option to customize your very own character and also importing it to the next game. There should be no space of difference, only for improvement.

Speaking of importing your character im hearing that people are having issues with it, with the importer requiring some people to change their appearence. I read this is mostly affecting ME > ME2 > ME3 imports. I'm hoping it doesnt happen to me because I have 3 different Sheps waiting for me to play.

Also I heard that some options, like hairstyles, were removed from ME3, which could possibly be a reason for the issue listed above.

Valiantheart
03-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Ok, i now have something to bitch about.

I just recieved my game. Got the LE N7 version.

Just opened it up and slid out the metal case to find scratches on the metal casing. So much for being able to keep it pristine. I'm pissed.

IDiivil
03-06-2012, 05:26 PM
Ok, i now have something to bitch about.

I just recieved my game. Got the LE N7 version.

Just opened it up and slid out the metal case to find scratches on the metal casing. So much for being able to keep it pristine. I'm pissed.

Interesting. Ours had a scratch on it as well.

nia333
03-06-2012, 05:31 PM
I picked mine up from a store so mine didn't have any scratches.

Valiantheart
03-06-2012, 05:36 PM
I picked mine up from a store so mine didn't have any scratches.

Buying it from a store doesnt have anything to do with the case being scratched.

Only way this could have happened was during manufacturing and packaging.

Quickdraw
03-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Interesting. Ours had a scratch on it as well.

now im worried ill get mine and have it damaged, has to have been something before it got to the retail when the packed it up, only time it could have happened.

Valiantheart
03-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Someone on bioware's forum suggested I send it back then. I have to laugh at that one since the CE was already in limited supply.

It's just a scratch but still.... I bought it NEW, not in a pre-scratched condition.

tripleb2k
03-06-2012, 06:22 PM
Only complaint so far is James Vega. If he calls me Loco one more time, I'm gonna leave him standard on a planet full of Reapers and let him fend for himself.

CIF
03-06-2012, 06:25 PM
So far, lots of minor things bug me. Some were in the demo but I didn't really think about them.

The sniper-focus mechanic for Infiltrator's is gone, as far as I can tell. It would help more than ever with the increased combat speed.

I preferred how weapons - specifically sniper rifles - sounded: futuristic.

There is no motion whatsoever on the loading screens I have seen.

The little mech "dog" from the CE should follow you around the entire Normandy, imo.

Im a Manatee
03-06-2012, 06:37 PM
My online pass entered, downloaded from ashes for free, and now the menu says I need to enter it again and it's invalid.

Super.

niko da bos
03-06-2012, 06:40 PM
Only complaint so far is James Vega. If he calls me Loco one more time, I'm gonna leave him standard on a planet full of Reapers and let him fend for himself.

lmfao, the best is next to your post you have that pic of shepard with a shit eating grin on his face. not gonna lie, i did have a little hostility toward vega before i played the game (seems weird adding him in for the last game). but i left my mind open, i have always loved my crew and dialogued instensly with them, so i figured why not talk with him and get to know who "james" really is.

ya calling me loco lost him some points, along with saying "pendaho" and stuff like that. one thing i absolutely did not like, is what he did on the end of the mars misson (not giving anything away:p). im hoping over time he will grow on me. have you noticed how unnecesarily ripped that guy is? lol i was watching him to chin-ups forever, apparently he is just working out until you want to talk / kill things.

JuSt BLaZe
03-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Only complaint so far is James Vega. If he calls me Loco one more time, I'm gonna leave him standard on a planet full of Reapers and let him fend for himself.

Haha yeah BUT he can simply take down a space shuttle with a UT-47A Kodiak.

Auburok
03-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Couple of things so far:

Bioware needs to hire some fucking animators that didn't just get out of DigiPen. Raising team members puts people in their default "T" poses for a minute, rendering them useless until they pick up some AI commands.

Sometimes I lose my helmet in the vacuum of space. It's cool. I get it back in the middle of combat.

A shooter oriented RPG that won't let me fine tune stick sensitivity? Really?

I like how people in group conversations will step in, say a few words, and then back away from the group. Like, all the time. So unnatural.

I had to watch Anderson run again. That was fun.

Audio pops occasionally. It's usually from explosions, but only when a lot is going on.

I hate that I'm in the opening stages of the game and I'm running in to this stuff.

EDIT:

Oh, and the cover system is a mess. I've been spoiled by Gears of War 3. Sometimes, cover will bug out, and you will have to back a good 3 feet away before being able to take cover. I'm doing insanity right off the bat, so it's caused some very avoidable deaths. Unacceptable.

EDIT 2:

Chobot's acting doesn't fit with the game. Not pissed when you blow her off. Not enthralled when you accept her on the ship. She's got less enthusiasm than when she hosts "Strategize" on IGN.

I like how the C-Sec commander has two children on Earth, and isn't broken up about it. "I haven't been back there in years, might never now". How nonchalant.

Uldena? Did you dye your hair?

TheDeceiver35
03-06-2012, 07:15 PM
Been trying to play the multiplayer this afternoon, and get the same map, and the same enemies, every single time. Even selecting different options before hitting find game, still gets me the same god damn map.

TheThreeStooges
03-06-2012, 07:35 PM
WTF why is a brand new steel book case scratched!!! oh an why the fuck is my game so damn hard to get out of the steel book?!?!? I never has problems before for some reason with this one I gotta literally fight with the case to get the game out

Auburok
03-06-2012, 08:06 PM
WTF why is a brand new steel book case scratched!!! oh an why the fuck is my game so damn hard to get out of the steel book?!?!? I never has problems before for some reason with this one I gotta literally fight with the case to get the game out

I know, right? I was about to shatter the damn things when I pulled them out. I'm going to put them in sleeves. Seems safer.

TheThreeStooges
03-06-2012, 08:51 PM
I know, right? I was about to shatter the damn things when I pulled them out. I'm going to put them in sleeves. Seems safer.

Lucky enough I have extra empty cases that holds two disc case is kinda retarded its scratched and the damn thing super glued to the game

IDiivil
03-06-2012, 10:02 PM
Potential spoiler alert:
Liara and Shepard Glitch - Mass Effect 3 - YouTube

... unacceptable glitch, though. Characters are stuck staring at things on either side of them.

DarkReign2021
03-06-2012, 10:08 PM
I don't like the new Normandy. It's way to dark, way too cluttered, and it feels like they've messed up a lot of the layouts. Particularly Deck 2. Why did they rip the labs out and replace it with an obnoxious, time-wasting security scanner? And why did they feel it necessary to move the Conference room away from the center AND why did they feel it necessary to not so much move the armory, but to flat out eliminate the room itself to begin with?

I miss the original SR2 with the bright decor and the chatty crew members. I'm only just returning to the Citadel from Palaven's moon and I found Gabby and Ken, so I'm happy my two favorite Normandy Crew Members are back, but I haven't had much opportunity to talk to them yet.

I experienced a weird glitch when talking to Liara the first time I was set free on the Normandy. When I mentioned Glyph to her, Shepard's head kept following the drone instead of looking at Miranda. Only happened once though.

Sometimes when I'm in cover and reloading my sniper , I'll press the left trigger to pop out and take a shot and my scope will display, but I'll still be in my 3rd person perspective. Not a big deal since I can just release and press it again, but annoying when I'm on Insanity where a missed opportunity can spell life or death.

The worst glitch so far is sometimes I'll try to to go into low cover (like a crate) and Shepard will repeatedly pop off of it for no reason. This has gotten me killed a few times. It mostly occurs when I try to sprint into cover.

Edit:
Potential spoiler alert:
Liara and Shepherd Glitch - Mass Effect 3 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNm8Qsbt7dY)

... unacceptable glitch, though. Characters are stuck staring at things on either side of them.

Yes. This is exactly what I was referring to. Glad I'm not the only one. Hope it doesn't happen anymore.

JuSt BLaZe
03-06-2012, 10:16 PM
I don't like the new Normandy. It's way to dark,...

Welcome to the DARK SIDE! :p

tripleb2k
03-06-2012, 10:21 PM
Potential spoiler alert:
Liara and Shepherd Glitch - Mass Effect 3 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNm8Qsbt7dY)

... unacceptable glitch, though. Characters are stuck staring at things on either side of them.

I had the same thing happen to me. Must be a universal thing. I couldn't help but laugh, even though it was something pretty obvious to anyone who tested the game

o CYB0RG o
03-06-2012, 10:28 PM
The one think that pisses me off more than anything is their inability to be able to match the moving lips with what they are saying. Its so painful to watch I try to look through the person when they are talking so it doesn't stand out as much!

JuSt BLaZe
03-06-2012, 10:36 PM
Doing the very first N7 MISSION (only 3h in) --> Please Insert Disc 2.

...after that...

Doing the very first MAIN-PLOT MISSION (after Mars) --> Please Insert Disc 1.

Seriously...WTF!???

Valiantheart
03-06-2012, 10:39 PM
I'm glad im not the only one who had problems removing the discs from the case. Those things are ridiculous to get out.

Sir Goatfather
03-06-2012, 11:13 PM
None of my fucking choices imported. That really has me pissed. Like... beyond belief. Didn't have the saves on the cloud either.

Quickdraw
03-06-2012, 11:45 PM
Doing the very first N7 MISSION (only 3h in) --> Please Insert Disc 2.

...after that...

Doing the very first MAIN-PLOT MISSION (after Mars) --> Please Insert Disc 1.

Seriously...WTF!???

man that is really poor planning hopefully its a one off but that early in the game is insane.

replies with images
03-06-2012, 11:55 PM
Doing the very first N7 MISSION (only 3h in) --> Please Insert Disc 2.

...after that...

Doing the very first MAIN-PLOT MISSION (after Mars) --> Please Insert Disc 1.

Whoa, really?

http://i.imgur.com/KffH8.gif

None of my fucking choices imported. That really has me pissed. Like... beyond belief. Didn't have the saves on the cloud either.

Haven't picked up the game yet, but if it happens to me..

http://i.imgur.com/LPpQk.gif

vexacion
03-06-2012, 11:56 PM
Ashley looks considerably uglier and.. the game told me I romanced no one in ME1 and Miranda in ME2. Clearly incorrect. It was Ashley in ME1 and Tali in ME2.

Sigh, oh well. What do you do.

jkthunder
03-07-2012, 12:37 AM
Still in the beginning stages... I was a little perturbed that I couldn't get one of my main Shep faces from ME1 to import, but I have a couple of alternate facecodes from customizing my Sheps in ME2 that are pretty close so I'm not as upset as some others are.

I think the graphics are beautiful, much better than in the demo, and the cinematic cuts really show it off, but I think about 15 minutes went by between completing the first mission after leaving Earth and getting to the next destination (trying not to be too spoilery) where you couldn't pause or save. I had to pee and my phone kept buzzing lol, and I didn't want to move in case the cin. stopped!

Really annoyed with taking cover being such a pain. It was so easy in ME1... or maybe I just got used to it that way.

Not looking forward to all the disc changes I keep hearing about. Maybe I'll try to hold off on N7 missions until they rack up and do as many as possible all together?

fastNcurious
03-07-2012, 02:10 AM
Not really complaining yet, but just an observation. I just got to the Citadel and so far the whole beginning of the game that I've played up to this point has been pretty tame, which is my polite way of saying boring.

The whole thing on earth could've been so much more exciting, dramatic, and emotional. Get us really fired up. But I was just meh.

My hope is that the beginning is slow and that it picks up story-wise from here. Oh, and there better be some twists and turns in the plot cuz so far it's been predictable and straightforward (granted it's still the beginning...).

Final Breed
03-07-2012, 03:40 AM
Well im glad everyone has minor complaints or are enjoying the game so far. My UPS delivery guy left my pretty shiny Collectors at my neighbors door, when i went to check, it was gone and no one is home. He missed my building even though the address is on the package. Today is a DARK day for Breed...after securing a LAST minute CE i get it taken by someone else.

Im keeping my eye out for the lights to come on before i go over asking to see if he received a package that he will deny receiving, lol.

Will Keep You Updated what happens, keep checking back!

cheevo360
03-07-2012, 03:51 AM
I still waiting for my copy arrive my home from shopto.net post my copy. I not bought limited edition or collectors edition i just bought standard copy and this come with DLC free from shopto.net

I pray my standard copy disc not have cut. If do then oh well lol

Funny glitch video. BIOWARE NEED FUCKING FIXES THIS!!!

vexacion
03-07-2012, 04:57 AM
Ok, fucking seriously. Targeting items and stuff in ME3 is atrocious. I hope Bioware fixes this. I find myself having to step away, and forward, and back and forward 2-3 times before I can click on anything. Whomevers decision it was to not let you click an item when you're really close to it should be fired. That's ass design. Trying to click the broker terminal with Liara standing right there too was a chore.

Auburok
03-07-2012, 05:10 AM
Be sure to turn on subtitles. I've had audio for dialog skip out on playing several times now, especially for Normandy missions from the yeoman.


HOW DOES EVERYONE KNOW LIARA IS THE SHADOW BROKER?

I hate what they did to EDI. This relationship with Joker is creepy. A robot asking me how to trick a man in to loving it is amusing, but, kind of really lame.

I've managed to have my AI allies derp out and get stuck in walls now. EDI was really interested in a corner for almost 10 minutes straight, until I found the sweet spot waypoint for her to run to. It's mostly annoying because I'm on insanity right now.

tripleb2k
03-07-2012, 06:19 AM
lmfao, the best is next to your post you have that pic of shepard with a shit eating grin on his face. not gonna lie, i did have a little hostility toward vega before i played the game (seems weird adding him in for the last game). but i left my mind open, i have always loved my crew and dialogued instensly with them, so i figured why not talk with him and get to know who "james" really is.

ya calling me loco lost him some points, along with saying "pendaho" and stuff like that. one thing i absolutely did not like, is what he did on the end of the mars misson (not giving anything away:p). im hoping over time he will grow on me. have you noticed how unnecesarily ripped that guy is? lol i was watching him to chin-ups forever, apparently he is just working out until you want to talk / kill things.

I love that Shepard smile. It's a bit difficult to be taken seriously with that jackass smiling though lol.
He'd be a great character if he wasn't given some annoying dialogue. I'd rather him call me Brother like Dog the Bounty Hunter does every other sentence.

ALuigi76
03-07-2012, 08:08 AM
Ok, fucking seriously. Targeting items and stuff in ME3 is atrocious. I hope Bioware fixes this. I find myself having to step away, and forward, and back and forward 2-3 times before I can click on anything. Whomevers decision it was to not let you click an item when you're really close to it should be fired. That's ass design. Trying to click the broker terminal with Liara standing right there too was a chore.


I have found it very difficult to target Galaxy Map when I am back on the Normandy. Its not funny!

Any suggestions? Its starting to frustrate me.

sharkhunter21
03-07-2012, 08:10 AM
Not pleased with a few things -

1. The Normandy. I hate this version of the ship. In ME2, it felt very cozy, organic, and there was rarely a moment where I didn't want to be on the ship. ME3's Normandy... every time I step onto it I want to turn around, approach the Alliance engineers responsible for retrofitting it, and demand they PUT EVERYTHING BACK!!!

2. Don't like how few companions I have this time around and even more by the limited amount of alien races to accompany me. Loved having Thane and Legion with me simply because they weren't humans or the same companions from ME1. Not to mention, w/o that dlc, you're limited even more. And I don't find that companion as interesting as they really should be. All in all, I want my suicide team back... except for Zaheed... he can stay in the corner ;).

3. What are you looking at? A couple times now, besides when Shep ask about Glyph, either Shep or the person he's talking to will be looking to the left/right. I'm finding it a little hard to take in the dramatic or action sections when this happens. Damn space butterflies distracting Shep!

Haven't beaten it yet but a little afraid bout the ending. Some people have said it's sub-par or bad but I'm hoping that won't be the case. Also had a lot of people say their companions died in ME2 when I saved them all in my 1st run so we'll see :)

Hoborg
03-07-2012, 09:00 AM
Don't know if I will max this one. I maxed the first two including all DLC. Just the integrated emphasis on MP has gotten me so turned off.

thm241
03-07-2012, 10:30 AM
I don't like the new Normandy, what I really don't like about it is how you whenever you go to and from the war room or whatever you need to go through that stupid x-ray like machine. It is so annoying needing to stand there for a few seconds, I mean it is his ship. Why does he need to go through it? I also don't like how messy the new Normandy is, with tubes and boxes just piled up.

JuSt BLaZe
03-07-2012, 10:48 AM
Whoa, really?

http://i.imgur.com/KffH8.gif


LMAO nice gif. ;) Yeah but make that a +100% cause I've been doing this for the last 5 missions quite often. For real. Guess THIS IS THE WAY THEY TRYING TO AVOID "VIDEO GAME PIRACY!".

Paaah instead they should have implemented a certain code to ensure you have the original retail version. What a fucking joke ey...

Tyger7
03-07-2012, 11:35 AM
Don't know if I will max this one. I maxed the first two including all DLC. Just the integrated emphasis on MP has gotten me so turned off.

You don't "have" to do the multiplayer. The only thing it will do is give you a better ending. I have the strategy guide. I can't 100% guarantee it yet, but I have found no sources to tell me any achievement is online only. Also, it's just "wave mode". Achievements for Gears, Halo, Modern Warfare, etc have been included in a enemy wave based gametype. Nothing new, just new to the franchise.

Not sure why there is so much hate on this!

Valiantheart
03-07-2012, 12:00 PM
Whoa, really?

http://i.imgur.com/KffH8.gif




I didn't know I could read lips until now.



I wasnt able to start playing right away when I got the game, but I finished Mars not long ago. I'm really enjoying it so far but I dont think i like the changes to the Normandy either. Same ship. why change it? I guess some changes were needed to add in the war room, though it could have been just as easy to add that functionality into a terminal in another room, maybe even the map room. Definately would have been enough room there.

rapture23
03-07-2012, 05:58 PM
I do agree with the above guy^^^. They could have made the CIC into the war room. The console could switch from the galaxy map, to the normandy hologram, and to the functionality of the war room. The save game corruption thing should be a non issue though. WTF would you put your saves on the cloud for? Flash drives are practically free now. You can get a 4gb at walmart for $8. There is no excuse for lost/corrupt saves. What I would like to bitch about is all the people coming on here asking stupid questions instead of just using they're own brains/playing the game. It's like instead of thinking about the answer they come on here as soon as they have a question instead of thinking about it for second. I thought this site was about getting achievements and helping people getting achievements. So why do people come on here to have questions answered that they could figure out if they just played the game instead of coming on here and asking about it at the first sign of something they might have to use they're own brain to figure out? i think what we need is a thread like "questions about mass effect 3 that you could answer yourself just by playing the game instead of being lazy".

Extra Saucy
03-07-2012, 06:01 PM
Why the fuck does EA offer those MP packs for MSP instead of making it exclusive to in-game money. This is where the hacking of gamertags began with EA's bullshit FIFA packs. I wish this series was released by someone else. I think with FIFA it was easy to transfer, so that's probably not the case here, but it still makes me rage knowing that the system is just asking to be exploited with all these bullshit packs.

I usually defend day one DLC while I'm at it, but with EA's rep I can't at all. They are consumer rapists and have the worst service. It's like a monopoly because these games are too iconic to pass up. BF3, Dead Space, ME, exc...

Hansathan
03-07-2012, 06:44 PM
I do agree with the above guy^^^. They could have made the CIC into the war room. The console could switch from the galaxy map, to the normandy hologram, and to the functionality of the war room. The save game corruption thing should be a non issue though. WTF would you put your saves on the cloud for? Flash drives are practically free now. You can get a 4gb at walmart for $8. There is no excuse for lost/corrupt saves. What I would like to bitch about is all the people coming on here asking stupid questions instead of just using they're own brains/playing the game. It's like instead of thinking about the answer they come on here as soon as they have a question instead of thinking about it for second. I thought this site was about getting achievements and helping people getting achievements. So why do people come on here to have questions answered that they could figure out if they just played the game instead of coming on here and asking about it at the first sign of something they might have to use they're own brain to figure out? i think what we need is a thread like "questions about mass effect 3 that you could answer yourself just by playing the game instead of being lazy".

I couldn't possibly agree with everything you said any more. 50% of the questions asked in threads are downright laziness that makes me wanna facepalm. Figure it out yourself! The flipping game has been out for one day and you already have people asking "Best set-up for my Insanity run." I'm pretty sure the majority of ppl playing Mass Effect 3 are going at a nice even pace and ENJOYING their first playthrough. Do the same and figure that out later!

Splinter4
03-07-2012, 06:54 PM
I played last night and I got through the Citadel and back to the Normandy. I really enjoyed being back in the Mass Effect world. Lots of little improvements here and there, BUT... this is the "Bitching" thread... so that's what I'm gonna do.

I guess I can live with the Normandy's changes and the darkness, but what really bummed me out was walking around feeling invisible. It's fine that none of the Crew is talking, but the least they can do is acknowledge that Shepard is back, damnit! Come'on man, I want to eves-drop on my Crew!

I do have to acknowledge the drastic improvement in the graphics though. Particularly in the cut scenes. Lots of new details that were never there before. But what the hell is up with all the glitchy-as-hell animations? Seriously guys (EA/Microsoft)... what happened?

Okay, let's say that I could pick just one thing for them to fix, then I would have to say the overall "finish/polish" of the game is what I would want improved. It feels like it's maybe about 75-80% finished, but they just ran out of time/money (or maybe both).

* And yeah, I know I'm not really asking for "one" thing...
but this is MY "Genie-in-the-Bottle" scenario so I'll ask for whatever I want. :D

I guess we can hold out hope that they are already busy working on an overall patch/update that will address at least some of the things we're all here bitching about. Fingers crossed.

Cheers :drunk

fohf
03-07-2012, 07:10 PM
When I played the demo I thought the graphics didn't look as good as they could. I even posted on this forum about it. I figured that it might just be a demo thing, as it often is, and it would be better in the retail game.

Now honestly I have to say that I have heard a lot of people mention the same thing about the graphics in the retail release and I am really wondering whats going on.

Graphics are not the most important thing in a game to me, story is and ME has loads of it and I am sure I won't be dissapointed but if the graphic thing is true I have to ask "What the heck is bioware doing?".


I definitely noticed right after starting the game, the textures don't look as good as in ME2. I thought it was weird, but it does seem to be a small step backwards in terms of graphical fidelity.

Asturgis
03-07-2012, 07:11 PM
When I played the demo I thought the graphics didn't look as good as they could. I even posted on this forum about it. I figured that it might just be a demo thing, as it often is, and it would be better in the retail game.

Dude, have you looked at Wrex and Ashley in the demo??? I think Ash is the hottest female character I have ever seen in a game, she looks nothing like the original. I was like "What???" I don't know about the rest of the game, but still, it seems pretty solid to me and not everyone, even as talented as Bioware, can make Dead Space 2.

To Splinter4: you talk, rightfully so, sir, about unpolished games, and in all honesty I think 90% of the games I have played since Bulletstorm have been like that; rushed, unfinished, glitchy, buggy, take your pic. Fall through the ground, a hand that isn't there, collision bugs, textures not loading, music looping... I am so tired of this, but I loved ME1, even if the game loaded textures every 2 seconds, so I know I will love this one.

fohf
03-07-2012, 07:14 PM
I don't like the new Normandy, what I really don't like about it is how you whenever you go to and from the war room or whatever you need to go through that stupid x-ray like machine. It is so annoying needing to stand there for a few seconds, I mean it is his ship. Why does he need to go through it? I also don't like how messy the new Normandy is, with tubes and boxes just piled up.

I too dislike the changes. Where the hell did the left side of the ship and the hallway between them go? The xray scanner is stupid too, but I'm guessing it's to cover up a loading screen, though I can't imagine why? It's not like there is more detail in the Normandy, in fact it looks a lot more bland.

fohf
03-07-2012, 07:31 PM
My main gripe so far is that it feels like MassEffect2 didn't even happen. A lot of my choices are acknowledged, but then ME3 decided to just do it a different way anyway. (for example: Anderson not being on the council and humans not in charge of the council, Cerberus suddenly being completely against you, ).

It honestly feels like you could have just gone from ME1 to ME3 and not missed a beat. In fact, ME2 feels like a dream. IDK, maybe it will get better as I'm only 7 hours in, but I don't like how little my choices have affected anything so far.

Valiantheart
03-07-2012, 08:04 PM
My main gripe so far is that it feels like MassEffect2 didn't even happen. A lot of my choices are acknowledged, but then ME3 decided to just do it a different way anyway. (for example: Anderson not being on the council and humans not in charge of the council, Cerberus suddenly being completely against you, ).

It honestly feels like you could have just gone from ME1 to ME3 and not missed a beat. In fact, ME2 feels like a dream. IDK, maybe it will get better as I'm only 7 hours in, but I don't like how little my choices have affected anything so far.

Cerberus being against Shep should be explained well enough on Mars. Kinda huge difference between defeating the reapers to defend the galaxy (Alliance and Shep) to wanting to control the reapers for humanity's benefit (cerberus).

niko da bos
03-07-2012, 08:38 PM
3. What are you looking at? A couple times now, besides when Shep ask about Glyph, either Shep or the person he's talking to will be looking to the left/right. I'm finding it a little hard to take in the dramatic or action sections when this happens. Damn space butterflies distracting Shep!



lmao, i had the WEIRDEST moment like that while i dialogued with liara on the normandy. i think we are talking about the same thing, i asked her about bringing that shadow broker drone onto the normandy. shepard will turn his head toward the thing, and continue with his head flipped like the exorcist for the ENTIRE dialogue! im not kidding, i was so dumbfounded by the scene. you can literally keep asking questions, and while liara will answer shepard still has his head turned 180*, looking creepy as hell.

they dropped the ball with the human councelor. first they dont remember which candidate you selected to be on the council, now your choice is changed regardles.. i understand some of the reasoning, i read the codex on it. but really, for those of us who read the mass effect novels:confused:. i wanted to hook up anderson with a kick ass job, lol.

Dos P3rros
03-07-2012, 09:11 PM
***SPOILER***

My main complaint is that I spent the stupid extra $10 to get the From Ashes DLC at Gamestop, literally went to Eden Prime to get the Prothean squadmate as soon as possible, and then my first mission with him on board: THE FREAKIN DUDE IS GREYED OUT AND I CAN'T USE HIM.

I'm sure it has something to do with the story progression, but jesus that's annoying.

Valiantheart
03-07-2012, 09:39 PM
***SPOILER***

My main complaint is that I spent the stupid extra $10 to get the From Ashes DLC at Gamestop, literally went to Eden Prime to get the Prothean squadmate as soon as possible, and then my first mission with him on board: THE FREAKIN DUDE IS GREYED OUT AND I CAN'T USE HIM.

I'm sure it has something to do with the story progression, but jesus that's annoying.

I think I know what you mean. When you have to go to Palaven to rescue Primarch Fedorian. I did the same thing actually. Went to Eden Prime and got the prothean and couldn't use him. I'm pretty sure its something to do with story progression but also when you first talk to javarik on board the normandy he pretty much tells you he needs some time before he is ready anyway.

Valiantheart
03-07-2012, 09:51 PM
One thing that certainly bugged me was talking to Liara onboard the normandy for the first time.

In ME2 I played through all the DLC's including Shadow Broker, and I imported that save to ME3, but when talking to Liara and she started to mention the Shadow Broker it was like Shep was never even involved.

That kinda irked me...

Some time after that I ran into Kasumi on the citadel and she totally acknowledged Shep's part in her mission, which was also DLC.

What the heck did Bioware do? Someone was asleep at the wheel.

niko da bos
03-07-2012, 10:36 PM
One thing that certainly bugged me was talking to Liara onboard the normandy for the first time.

In ME2 I played through all the DLC's including Shadow Broker, and I imported that save to ME3, but when talking to Liara and she started to mention the Shadow Broker it was like Shep was never even involved.

That kinda irked me...

Some time after that I ran into Kasumi on the citadel and she totally acknowledged Shep's part in her mission, which was also DLC.

What the heck did Bioware do? Someone was asleep at the wheel.

i noticed a lot of moments in the game are almost geared toward newer players. ive had a scene where they went thru the rachni wars, rebellions and genophage all in detail as if i was born yesterday. some of it is fine, and i understand the need to re-iterate the situation.

but in moments like you mentioned, it kind of leaves you thinking "well i was there too.." :(

Valiantheart
03-07-2012, 10:41 PM
i noticed a lot of moments in the game are almost geared toward newer players. ive had a scene where they went thru the rachni wars, rebellions and genophage all in detail as if i was born yesterday. some of it is fine, and i understand the need to re-iterate the situation.

but in moments like you mentioned, it kind of leaves you thinking "well i was there too.." :(

Well yeah it makes sense that moments that happened in previous ME games have to be referenced like that for newer players, but also for players who have played ME before but just need a refresher. That I can deal with.

ColdSpider72
03-07-2012, 11:34 PM
Well, I had plenty to say but most of it was already covered here by other like-minded members.....sooo, I will add these minor but annoying things to the list:

Shepards cabin

1) The annoying 'music'. What happened to the awesome mood setting music from the last game?? Another don't fix it if it isn't broken situation. Would it have taken that much disc space to at least include the old music with this new vomit inducing sludge that spews out now? I can't stand the fast, weird shit that comes out of that thing so I am stuck with a quiet, bland room while I look at armor or when I used to check achievement progress....which brings me to:

2) Why get rid of the achievement progress plaque that was on the desk?? I loved being able to check that to see how I was doing towards the 'X many times' acheivements. Now you have to go back to the main menu to see your progress. Lame. I really thought they were going to add more collectables to the room based on what you did in the old games. All that's left is the fish and the hamster. It's the end of the trilogy, I thought they would make it as nostalgic as possible.

Other things I agree with from this thread:

Old Normandy > new Normandy
Old armory location > new armory location
Old amount of recruitable squad members > new amount
Old Shep > new Shep....yeah, my customized Shep didn't carry over properly either and when I created him from scratch, I couldn't get some of the options to match. Why do all of the nose options look like they were taken from mugging victims? You can only make noses shorter or longer, you can't actually change the bridge of the nose. I really thought this would have gotten better for this game, not worse.

Also.....Where are all of the fuckin' fuel stations? Some of the galaxies are a full tank away from the nearest relay.....yet so far, I have seen TWO fuel stations out of the 10 or so systems I have travelled to. Is it that big of a deal to just put a fuel station near every relay??

Oh, and one more thing:

Old EDI > new EDI (seriously??) I'll leave the details out, but let's just say that her new 'design' and dialogue are retarded and unnecessary changes.

Joker doesn't deserve his nikname anymore. I have a few new ones in mind, though.

scifi riot
03-08-2012, 06:24 AM
Ok, fucking seriously. Targeting items and stuff in ME3 is atrocious. I hope Bioware fixes this. I find myself having to step away, and forward, and back and forward 2-3 times before I can click on anything. Whomevers decision it was to not let you click an item when you're really close to it should be fired. That's ass design. Trying to click the broker terminal with Liara standing right there too was a chore.


Yes, yes, and more yes. I find so much of the general mechanics to be so clumsy. Every other time I step up to take cover behind something, I'm at just the right angle or I'm too far away, it takes me multiple tries to duck behind cover. Same thing with operating consoles and other items. So far I'm disappointed in some of the basic game mechanics. Thank god it has an amazing story to back it up.

El Grave
03-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Some crap I encountered in 10 hours playing the game.


1. The from ashes dlc, has a serious bug. After a certain video you get during the mission, your xbox will crash (Mine crashed 5 times, after restarting 5 times at exactly the same spot). I read that the pc version has the same problem, don't know about the ps3 though.

2. Did a mission yesterday and suddenly during the level no more enemies spawn and have to get to a contact person. I push right stick and the guy is next to me the marker says, but he is not there and I can't go on in the level because this guy isn't there because the enemies are not spawning, not even after 3 times playing it again :confused: (Again have to load up a really old save and hope after a couple of times replaying the level it will go away)

3. Why can't you holster your weapon when you're not in a fight? It's stupid to run around looking for salvage and you have to walk behind your gun in a more narrow vision then when you could holster your weapon like in the previous 2 games. makes no sense.

4. Holy Cr@p, played 5 hours yesterday and every mission I did I had to swap discs :confused: In ME2 they nicely made you swap disc at the end of the game. But I was swapping discs every mission. I don't mind swapping disc once a while, but come on, I don't want to swap disc at every mission.

5. The cover system is not as good as ME2, sometimes I even see through the textures of the map when you turn around. Minor complaint, but still, didn't happen in ME2.


They have to fix the game breaking bugs. This isn't Fallout New Vegas, and I totally didn't expect this from Bioware. They are too good for this cr@p. Have they seriously tested this game? The bugs I stated are reported by alot of people, I'm not the only one that encounters them.

Fix this Bioware!

Gnasher13
03-08-2012, 09:39 AM
This game was one of the best I have ever played... right up to the end. My god talk about a punch in the gut. Just a terrible ending(s). I had plans to fire up a new game right away, but just sat there as the credits rolled thinking "wtf". So many plot holes left wide open on top of that, and in the end, NONE of your choices really matter. I just dont know what to think right now.

tldr; Your choices dont matter. You get almost no closure. It doesnt really make a lot of sense.

Tyger7
03-08-2012, 10:16 AM
This game was one of the best I have ever played... right up to the end. My god talk about a punch in the gut. Just a terrible ending(s). I had plans to fire up a new game right away, but just sat there as the credits rolled thinking "wtf". So many plot holes left wide open on top of that, and in the end, NONE of your choices really matter. I just dont know what to think right now.

tldr; Your choices dont matter. You get almost no closure. It doesnt really make a lot of sense.

Did you have 100% strength in all areas? I hear there is actually a different ending if you did. Maybe you got the bad ending.

I usually don't agree with these types of threads in single player games because then they would be flooding every game...but the only thing I can complain about is:

Miranda not a squad member
Mordin not a squad member

They were my main people, used them pretty much the entire game on my first run, which was on Insanity.

Hansathan
03-08-2012, 10:42 AM
My only real complaint is that I feel like Shepard takes up too much of the screen during combat. I literally finished ME2 the night before I started this and I never got the feeling he was taking up too much space. Many times he blocks my view from items after a battle is over. Minor nuisance though...

One more thing, which isn't even really a complaint. I can't decide to romance Ashley (who looks extra bangin and I romanced in ME) or Jack (who also looks extra good with her new half ponytail and I romanced in ME2). I've kissed Jack a few times now, but I feel really guilty considering Ashley is lying in a hospital bed and the last time I saw her, I told her I wanted to be "us" again...

JuSt BLaZe
03-08-2012, 12:45 PM
Serioulsy :wtf is wrong with the scanner in the Normandy.

Every fucking time I accomplish any mission I obviously have to return to the COMMAND DECK and every fucking time I get scanned by this laser wall in the room with the two girls. :mad:

I'M COMMANDER SHEPARD, I DON'T NEED TO BE SCANNED!!!

Gnasher13
03-08-2012, 05:22 PM
Did you have 100% strength in all areas? I hear there is actually a different ending if you did. Maybe you got the bad ending.

I usually don't agree with these types of threads in single player games because then they would be flooding every game...but the only thing I can complain about is:

Miranda not a squad member
Mordin not a squad member

They were my main people, used them pretty much the entire game on my first run, which was on Insanity.

I have done 2 endings, and seen the third. My comments stand. I would actually be fine even if there was a little text or something explaining what happens to everybody but, the game just ends so abruptly with no explanation to what happens after you make your decision.

Auburok
03-08-2012, 05:28 PM
I'M COMMANDER SHEPARD, I DON'T NEED TO BE SCANNED!!!

I noticed they are in other parts of the game, but you can just run through them. Kind of weird. Meme time!

"I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite security scanner in Mass Effect 3."

Hansathan
03-08-2012, 05:31 PM
I noticed they are in other parts of the game, but you can just run through them. Kind of weird. Meme time!

"I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite security scanner in Mass Effect 3."

Lol! Sometimes I catch myself saying the ME2 equivalent out loud..."I'm Commander Shepard and this is my Favorite store on the Citadel."

ColdSpider72
03-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Lol! Sometimes I catch myself saying the ME2 equivalent out loud..."I'm Commander Shepard and this is my Favorite store on the Citadel."


"I'm Commander Shepard and what the fuck happened to all of my favorite stores?"

hotdogenigma
03-08-2012, 06:15 PM
My complaint is regarding having to actually play MP for certain achievements. I was under the impression you wouldn't have to play MP (which was a shitty addition in my opinion) to get the same results in single player. But upon further reading I find you need to play MP to increase galactic readiness and to get "most" war assets delievered for certain achievements. This is complete bullshit, some "optional" mode that turned out to be. Even the ending is different (from what I hear, don't quote me) if you play MP, even though we were told it wouldn't be.

Valiantheart
03-08-2012, 06:23 PM
My complaint is regarding having to actually play MP for certain achievements. I was under the impression you wouldn't have to play MP (which was a shitty addition in my opinion) to get the same results in single player. But upon further reading I find you need to play MP to increase galactic readiness and to get "most" war assets delievered for certain achievements. This is complete bullshit, some "optional" mode that turned out to be. Even the ending is different (from what I hear, don't quote me) if you play MP, even though we were told it wouldn't be.

You can pretty much attain all war assets through SP. Also the ahcievements that can be obtained through MP can also be obtained through single player as well, namely the N7 missions.

Auburok
03-08-2012, 07:08 PM
"I'm Commander Shepard and what the fuck happened to all of my favorite stores?"

lmao. I thought that, too. I wanted to check in and push for more discounts, since the Citadel doesn't seem to give a fuck about the reapers in an official capacity.

tripleb2k
03-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Serioulsy :wtf is wrong with the scanner in the Normandy.

Every fucking time I accomplish any mission I obviously have to return to the COMMAND DECK and every fucking time I get scanned by this laser wall in the room with the two girls. :mad:

LOL I think it's for loading. Basically slowing you down so the next area can be loaded. Just my guess. Same thing with certain doors during gameplay that take awhile to open compared to others.

Paregmenon
03-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Did you have 100% strength in all areas? I hear there is actually a different ending if you did. Maybe you got the bad ending.

I usually don't agree with these types of threads in single player games because then they would be flooding every game...but the only thing I can complain about is:

Miranda not a squad member
Mordin not a squad member

They were my main people, used them pretty much the entire game on my first run, which was on Insanity.

There is a good ending I had 5k+ Shepard, is down yet

SIMPLYMIDGET
03-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Multiplayer.

Valentia X
03-08-2012, 10:22 PM
My biggest gripe- and I'm fairly easy to please in most games- is how it feels like everyone from me2 got drop kicked into obscurity in me3. Granted, Garrus and Tali get some love since they're holdovers from me1, and I get that we needed to have a guaranteed electronics expert (hence EDI), but I loved my old crew, and I barely get to see them. And whoever wrote the Thane romance needs to sit down and feel bad about what they did.


I haven't had much of an auto-targeting issue, although that might be because I'm playing as an adept, do I'll count myself lucky there.

Kramericus
03-08-2012, 10:58 PM
The game was amazing, probably the best of the series. The ending however, was terrible. Its like once they reached mass effect 3 they realized they had an amazing story and had no idea to conclude it. Really bums me out that a 3 game series with such an astounding story ends so meekly

Paregmenon
03-08-2012, 11:30 PM
The game was amazing, probably the best of the series. The ending however, was terrible. Its like once they reached mass effect 3 they realized they had an amazing story and had no idea to conclude it. Really bums me out that a 3 game series with such an astounding story ends so meekly
There is 1 perfect ending, but you must have 5k or more war assist to see the good ending.

koopakiller64
03-08-2012, 11:33 PM
My biggest gripe- and I'm fairly easy to please in most games- is how it feels like everyone from me2 got drop kicked into obscurity in me3. Granted, Garrus and Tali get some love since they're holdovers from me1, and I get that we needed to have a guaranteed electronics expert (hence EDI), but I loved my old crew, and I barely get to see them. And whoever wrote the Thane romance needs to sit down and feel bad about what they did.

Agreed. The only person that I enjoy out of the Mass Effect 3 squadmates is Garrus. If only I could get Mordin, Wrex, or Grunt to stay on my team.

Kramericus
03-09-2012, 01:21 AM
There is 1 perfect ending, but you must have 5k or more war assist to see the good ending.
Oh I did have that, and I even cheated and youtubed the other endings to just make sure I didnt happen to miss it. They are just bad IMO. They arent too terribly different from one another anyways in the first place.

Paregmenon
03-09-2012, 02:22 AM
Oh I did have that, and I even cheated and youtubed the other endings to just make sure I didnt happen to miss it. They are just bad IMO. They arent too terribly different from one another anyways in the first place.

Yea I know I'm glad I play a shit load of online lol I got the perfect ending on my first run through

rokkyrok
03-09-2012, 02:26 AM
Serioulsy :wtf is wrong with the scanner in the Normandy.

Every fucking time I accomplish any mission I obviously have to return to the COMMAND DECK and every fucking time I get scanned by this laser wall in the room with the two girls. :mad:

I'M COMMANDER SHEPARD, I DON'T NEED TO BE SCANNED!!!

yea it's annoying, but i think it's a substitute for a loading screen.

what's more annoying (imo) is, are the grenades on insanity.
and the fact that you need online to 1k this.

Kramericus
03-09-2012, 02:59 AM
Yea I know I'm glad I play a shit load of online lol I got the perfect ending on my first run through
I mean looking through the endings it really doesnt seem to have that much of a difference on the ending, your readiness I mean. I was expecting some pretty big variety ranging from tragic failure to total victory depending on how ready you were, simply didnt happen really. If that last 5 minutes didnt exist, and the game ended 5 minutes before that, it would have been glorious.

JuSt BLaZe
03-09-2012, 05:07 AM
yea it's annoying, but i think it's a substitute for a loading screen.

what's more annoying (imo) is, are the grenades on insanity.
and the fact that you need online to 1k this.

I can imagine. I'm still on my first playthrough on NORMAL just for training and to figure out the hard parts when I'm going for the INSANITY run.

rokkyrok
03-09-2012, 05:50 AM
I can imagine. I'm still on my first playthrough on NORMAL just for training and to figure out the hard parts when I'm going for the INSANITY run.

there isn't many really hard spots.

grissom academy, and 2-3 in london
i played as adept, imported.

hmm spoiler tags
woot!

TheThreeStooges
03-09-2012, 07:05 AM
Bioware please fix the revives on the MP EVERYTIME I goto revive some it puts me up against a wall or something else

Darkhound64
03-09-2012, 09:02 AM
yea it's annoying, but i think it's a substitute for a loading screen.

what's more annoying (imo) is, are the grenades on insanity.
and the fact that you need online to 1k this.

Except you don't....

gundamcreed7
03-09-2012, 09:54 AM
i have been having problem's with it crashing all the F****** time at the end of missions and having to redo the bloody thing if i was doing it on easy i could not give a shit about it but because i am doing it on insane so i can get the achievement it's really starting to piss me doing each mission twice taking me about 2 hours to do each mission

Person5
03-09-2012, 10:15 AM
I have two main issues with the game

1. I'm switching discs between every mission.

2. None of my choices matter.
2 is what really irks me, I was excited to see how my decisions would have consequences!
I try to argue this to my friend who is looking at the game through rose colored glasses but he just claims I didn't pick the "right" or "canon" choices
Oh no! Udina wants to perform a coup???? if only I picked Anderson to be on the council! Oh wait I did, too bad. Oh no! the Rachni were used by the reapers as weapons? If only I killed the queen on Noveria! Once more, I DID! If only I knew the reapers could just make more queens! Cerberus already had tons of Reaper tech? Why did I bother giving them the base then?
why did I bother making choices in ME1 and ME2? I was gonna go back and make a new full playthrough with different choices in both games but now? Why bother

gundamcreed7
03-09-2012, 10:28 AM
Serioulsy :wtf is wrong with the scanner in the Normandy.

Every fucking time I accomplish any mission I obviously have to return to the COMMAND DECK and every fucking time I get scanned by this laser wall in the room with the two girls. :mad:

I'M COMMANDER SHEPARD, I DON'T NEED TO BE SCANNED!!!

don't know about you but some times i glitch out and stand there getting scanned for over 10 min i say it bull shit

Person5
03-09-2012, 10:34 AM
what exactly are they scanning for? bombs? I think if a suicide bomber made it to the Normandy he wouldn't have to set it off in the war room. Or maybe its scanning to see if you are a Reaper

Poganin
03-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Except you don't....

How else can I get the "Defender" achievement then, pray tell? Because I don't see any way to raise the galactic readiness percentages in single player at all.

And to bitch about something: I hate how perfect the aim of enemies is. They can shoot you through a 5 cm crack in the wall or hit you with sniper accuracy from an assault rifle while on the move.

Valiantheart
03-09-2012, 12:16 PM
And to bitch about something: I hate how perfect the aim of enemies is. They can shoot you through a 5 cm crack in the wall or hit you with sniper accuracy from an assault rifle while on the move.

Thats cause they are practicing for the Mail Slot achievement :D

JuSt BLaZe
03-09-2012, 01:12 PM
don't know about you but some times i glitch out and stand there getting scanned for over 10 min i say it bull shit

:eek: For real, man that sucks.

what exactly are they scanning for? bombs? I think if a suicide bomber made it to the Normandy he wouldn't have to set it off in the war room. Or maybe its scanning to see if you are a Reaper

:biglaugh :goodpost

Here are my next two cents:

Now I mostly used this in MP. So far it's ok in SP. The damn RUNNING/RUSH system. Who was responsible for this!? :mad: Everytime I try to escape a f*** situation because I get overrun by enemies I hide behind the f*** next wall instead of running around the corner. And then I get killed of course. The enemies must be thinking

"WTF IS HE DOING THERE!?".

Also the camera angle SUCKS for real at that time.

I kinda get used to it but it still makes me scream...

niko da bos
03-09-2012, 04:04 PM
don't know about you but some times i glitch out and stand there getting scanned for over 10 min i say it bull shit

yeah wtf is wrong with those two. its usually NOT after a mission, like when they have unique dialogue to say. its when i walk thru and they just say "shepard."

i swear they have scanned me over 5 times in a row, and shepard cant move up. i seriously think its a joke, and those two think its funny. currently been looking for a way to get them fired, gtfo ive gotton that long scan atleast 4-5 times.

Person5
03-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Here is a gripe. Idiots playing Mass Effect. All idiots should be banned from Mass Effect and anything Mass Effect related.

Seriously though, EVERYONE knew that there would be some disc swapping involved in the 360 version.

Your right to complain about any and all disc swapping was null and void the moment you chose to buy the 360 version instead of the PS3 version.

Thank you.
Have a nice day. :D

I know someone answered with a "this is a 360 forum" response and it doesn't match the current bitching about the scanner but I must respond to this. Why would anyone play a version of ME2 or 3 where you weren't able to play the original (and in many ways best) game? Sure you have the comic but you do yourself a great disservice by not playing ME1, now if you had said "instead of the PC version" I'd have no leg to stand on. As it stands, the best way to play Mass Effect is on xbox 360 or PC
Now you may return to your regularly scheduled scanner bitching.

Valiantheart
03-09-2012, 05:51 PM
Just in case anyone got the idea about that post I was actually being sarcastic.

I actually hate the disc swapping in ME3. It sucks, and its excessive.

Person5
03-09-2012, 06:47 PM
Just in case anyone got the idea about that post I was actually being sarcastic.

I actually hate the disc swapping in ME3. It sucks, and its excessive.

Sorry if it seemed I attacked you, wasn't my tone, but i didn't actually get you were being sarcastic so that's my error, I've seen people say the PS3 is the best place to play ME and I don't understand it and just wanted to get it off my chest. I agree though, the disc swapping is the worst use of two discs in any game i've seen its like BW just put missions randomly on discs no matter where they appear in the story, it especially sucks since I have the N7 edition and I couldn't get my disc out of that case to save my life. Because of this my tin is now a collectors item but I keep my ME discs in some old original Xbox cases now.

tripleb2k
03-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Just beat the game... 6700 readiness... and THAT'S THE ENDING? I won't say anymore so I don't spoil it, but come on Bioware. Disappointed is an understatement.

Ixia Sith
03-09-2012, 08:13 PM
I am pretty pissed right now... I ordered my copy from amazon UK instead of the local dealer because I wanted to play the game with english dialogues. I even put up with a longer delivery time for it (I could've played it 3 days ago...). And what do I find today on XBox.com? There is a free english dialogue pack for download!
:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

harry77
03-09-2012, 08:15 PM
My only bitch is about the epic fail of importing your previous character, All your previous decisions are there, Your background story and renegade/paragon status which is all well and good but the game wont recognize your customized player appearance so your stuck having to like me get a picture of your player from ME2 and recreating it as closely as possible or just changing your look altogether which sucks because you've come along way with that face!

Aside from that the games awesome, I've got my bloke looking a little older, Bit grey and rocking some stubble and i've convinced myself he went of the rails since getting demoted and thats why he looks different lol its all good.

Valiantheart
03-09-2012, 08:23 PM
Sorry if it seemed I attacked you, wasn't my tone, but i didn't actually get you were being sarcastic so that's my error, I've seen people say the PS3 is the best place to play ME and I don't understand it and just wanted to get it off my chest. I agree though, the disc swapping is the worst use of two discs in any game i've seen its like BW just put missions randomly on discs no matter where they appear in the story, it especially sucks since I have the N7 edition and I couldn't get my disc out of that case to save my life. Because of this my tin is now a collectors item but I keep my ME discs in some old original Xbox cases now.

Nah, I didn't think you were attacking me at all. I did get the idea though that my intended sarcasm didn't quite come through, so I decided to clarify JIC. The :D was also suppose to be a hint at my intended sarcasm.

Truthfully some disc swapping is expected on the Xbox in certain games, and I'm ok with that (Im a huge RPG fan and its pretty much expected of RPGs), but the swapping in ME3 is way beyond normal expectations. Thats why I actually have a problem with it in this game. I shouldn't have to swap 5 times during a 2 disc game.

Its my opinion that Bioware did not author the discs as well as it could.

Also I am aware of games like Forza 4 and Castlevania Lord of Shadow that allow you to install both discs and you only need to use 1 disc for play. Bioware could have easily implimented that system in ME3. Personally I don't own either game, so I dont know how the system works myself, but I keep hearing that it is definately a solution to a problem like this.

I even made a post on the bioware social network about the excessive disc swapping. I'm sure no one will doubt it when I tell you that bioware is aware of my post and no one has given an official statement regarding this issue. In other words bioware is being put on the spot and they are too pussy to give us a truthful statement right now.

ChocoDK
03-09-2012, 08:36 PM
My complaints are basically the game didn't come off as polished as ME1 & ME2. I ran into this glitch on the citadel after you do that conversation with Garrus and I got placed after the loading screen back at the docking bay a Keeper walked right by me and knocked me somehow over the guard rail (glass side) of the Citadel so I backed off and fell below the map. I saw the bottom of the map of the Citadel and then eventually I went into a black hole. I could get to the menu but I couldn't select anything. I reloaded the save and I was stuck falling down still but thankfully I had a save not to far back but I had to go through the whole Garrus scene again.

Another thing is the soundtrack. I didn't feel the soundtrack was as strong as in ME1 & ME2. There were a lot of reused pieces which were excellent from ME1 & ME2 but nothing really blew me away from ME3's soundtrack.

Since whenever you finish a mission you are usually sent back to the War Room I always dreaded to go through that stupid scanner. I never knew if it was broken or what was wrong with it.

Having to play the multiplayer to get a single achievement. I have all achievements for ME1 & ME2 and I don't think I will bother for 100% in ME3.

As other people have mentioned here having to swap the discs constantly at the beginning of the game and them being especially hard to get out of the Collectors tin. I wish the disc swapping would have worked like in ME2.

Last but not least not being able to import my Mass Effect 1 Shepard's face. I made my Shepard to look like me so I was annoyed when I couldn't import it and the hair color isn't in ME3 that I used in ME1. Thankfully though I got a face I enjoyed on the first try aside from the nose. Which brings up another point why can't I fix the nose bridge.

The ending didn't upset me as much as other people.

I just thought with the ending there would be more variety. An ending where Shepard dies, an ending where Shepard lives etc. I wanted my Shepard to die at the end being a hero so I guess I got what I wanted but I wanted more closure to see what happened to my teammates.

Also I didn't like that the Illusive Man kind of ended up being a carbon copy of Saren in that in the final battle with him with one dialogue choice he shoots himself in the head like Saren. Reading the comics though I knew the Illusive Man was indoctrinated.

Aside from those complaints I really did enjoy the game a lot. There was some very touching moments in it but I still think Mass Effect 1 is my favorite.

Edit: I just remembered one other glitch I had. During a mission near the end part of the game where you need to go on a turret to kill enemies, once I destroyed all the enemies there wasn't a cutscene that would advance the scene. The NPC kept telling me to get back onto the turret even though there were no more enemies. I had to re-load another save and then the cutscene finally activated.

Valiantheart
03-09-2012, 09:05 PM
I've only really encountered one bug/glitch so far in the game and it was a strange one.

I had one of those turrets that cerberus engineers drop just lift off and fly right at me. Totally wierd thing, and it killed me.

Aside from that 1 glitch the game has frozen on me on loading screens 3 times. I'm not keeping tabs but I think all 3 times happened on the Normandy

Person5
03-09-2012, 09:24 PM
I've only frozen on one loading screen for me, so I guess I'm lucky in that respect. Also as far as i can tell there I haven't run into any glitches, well besides the imported face glitch. Question though, Was Mordin's voice actor different? He sounded a bit different in this game than in ME2.

Valiantheart
03-09-2012, 09:40 PM
I've only frozen on one loading screen for me, so I guess I'm lucky in that respect. Also as far as i can tell there I haven't run into any glitches, well besides the imported face glitch. Question though, Was Mordin's voice actor different? He sounded a bit different in this game than in ME2.

I noticed something off about Mordin too. Seems like in some scenes the voice was just as it was in ME2, but in others it was different.

Wrex's voice doesn't seem quite right either.

Person5
03-09-2012, 09:41 PM
I also have another gripe come to think of it, in both games the only loss Shepard encountered was Kaidan. So why in this game is he like so psychologically scarred from all the people who are dead? As far as I can tell he is REALLY taking it hard that that kid got lasered by a Reaper, but he's a soldier, there is no reason Shepard should be having so many slow motion dreams about all the people who's death is his fault.

guthmund
03-09-2012, 09:43 PM
I could nitpick it to death, but really the big bitch, for me anyway, is that it doesn't feel like a 3rd Act. It doesn't feel like this big, epic, fight for Earth and save humanity game.

"Ok, Commander, let's go save the human race"
- After you scan these terminals for that dude
- Pick up some high quality trade goods to give to that one dude so that other dude will get off some other dude's back as a favor to that Asari gal...
- Check out that intel on that group you used to work who are reportedly kidnapping civilians and well, you are in the area....

I'm not saying it should be FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT, but I'm supposed to be fighting the Reapers and, so far, I've yet to actually fight one.

Not to mention the cheap ass attempts to manipulate me emotionally. I'm supposed to care about this Earth that I've spent all of 10 minutes on creepy bonding with this kid, they keep killing off all my old shipmates, and forcing me to make these "hard" decisions about interstellar species relations when, after spending considerable time with them, I don't think I really care to save any of them.*

*except the Krogan. I love the Krogan.

I like the game, for the most part, and I'm having a lot of fun in the multiplayer, but overall it just feels like a half-hearted effort.

Kramericus
03-09-2012, 10:45 PM
The kid dreams definitely seem misplaced since the guy has lost people who closely knows. If he has gone off an lost friends like Kaiden/Ashley why would an anonymous child bug him so traumatically compared to that? Plus considering the amount of war he has been in i sincerely doubt that is the first child dying he would have experienced. Nevermind the fact that if you are playing renegade no death should eat at him, much less an anonymous civilian.

One other complaint:

It really bugged me that Harbinger never had any interaction with Shepard. He is mentioned a few times by name, including by a reaper who directly tells Shepard Harbinger has mentioned him. The codex entry makes it pretty clear he is the alpha reaper, the biggest baddest one around. Battle of earth he personally comes down to stop you, just disappointed me him and shepard never had one last dramatic conversation.

Now relative to my complaints about how horrible the ending is this two are nitpicking, still bugged me though

tripleb2k
03-09-2012, 11:13 PM
One other complaint:

It really bugged me that Harbinger never had any interaction with Shepard. He is mentioned a few times by name, including by a reaper who directly tells Shepard Harbinger has mentioned him. The codex entry makes it pretty clear he is the alpha reaper, the biggest baddest one around. Battle of earth he personally comes down to stop you, just disappointed me him and shepard never had one last dramatic conversation.


I 100% agree with your complaint
I didn't even know that was Harbinger until your post. I expected him to be the final boss because that makes sense. At least something involving a direct confrontation with him would have been cool. Replacing the A.I. kid with him would have been passable too me.

Kramericus
03-10-2012, 12:34 AM
I 100% agree with your complaint
I didn't even know that was Harbinger until your post. I expected him to be the final boss because that makes sense. At least something involving a direct confrontation with him would have been cool. Replacing the A.I. kid with him would have been passable too me.
I dont know 100% it was him, but right before that part you are told Sovereign-class reapers are breaking off the battle to come down to you including Harbinger so I pretty much assumed it was Harbinger since they said he was coming. I didnt expect him to be a boss or anything since he is too large to fight, but I at least expected him to mock Shepard one last time or debate him on the hopelessness of the situation.

Overall the ending is just lackluster, suddenly in the last 5 minutes we discover the reapers are mere tools of some bizarre AI we hadnt met or heard of until now? All our options pretty much end the exact same way which is with galactic civillization destroyed and reduced to a pre-relay level? Absolutely terrible, sours the whole series to a degree for me now that I know all the choices really dont effect the end result that much. So long as you meet that minimal level the end is for the most part, the exact same each time

tripleb2k
03-10-2012, 01:42 AM
I dont know 100% it was him, but right before that part you are told Sovereign-class reapers are breaking off the battle to come down to you including Harbinger so I pretty much assumed it was Harbinger since they said he was coming. I didnt expect him to be a boss or anything since he is too large to fight, but I at least expected him to mock Shepard one last time or debate him on the hopelessness of the situation.

I went on some other forums and the wikia afterwards. A lot of people are saying the same thing since this Reaper fired much quicker and seemed a lot more powerful. All signs point to it being Harbinger. It was a good assumption on your part. I was trying not to die not realizing it was scripted that I didn't think about who it was lol. Problem with having a massive amount of enemies that look the same, you can't pinpoint the important ones from the pawns.

Blue Thunder28
03-10-2012, 03:37 AM
I went on some other forums and the wikia afterwards. A lot of people are saying the same thing since this Reaper fired much quicker and seemed a lot more powerful. All signs point to it being Harbinger. It was a good assumption on your part. I was trying not to die not realizing it was scripted that I didn't think about who it was lol. Problem with having a massive amount of enemies that look the same, you can't pinpoint the important ones from the pawns.

I may be mistaken and might have to go back to double check but I could tell it was Harbinger not only from them warning you but because of his yellow glowing eye lights. I'm pretty sure those are unique to him.

If that last 5 minutes didnt exist, and the game ended 5 minutes before that, it would have been glorious.

I completely agree with that, although the ending I chose I'm pretty okay with, all synthetics are destroyed and Shepard had a little gasp of life left after the Normandy being stranded scene. All the endings are pretty iffy IMO but at the same time they are immense and huge epic choices (besides the middle option, that's just weird ass space magic). In the end all three decisions completely make the first 2 games pointless and rewrites everything you've accomplished during the game and I wish it didn't exist, though the whole God-AI-Crucible kid concept was pretty cool and had a huge Matrix/LOST vibe.

Merch
03-10-2012, 10:28 AM
Multiplayer has literally the worst unlock system I've seen in any game I have ever player. It's an incredibly cynical attempt to get money out of people more, and EA made no attempt to conceal this. This system may work for some F2P Facebook POS, but for a full priced game retail it's completely unacceptable

Which is a shame since otherwise the MP is actually pretty good

Valiantheart
03-10-2012, 12:22 PM
The kid dreams definitely seem misplaced since the guy has lost people who closely knows. If he has gone off an lost friends like Kaiden/Ashley why would an anonymous child bug him so traumatically compared to that? Plus considering the amount of war he has been in i sincerely doubt that is the first child dying he would have experienced. Nevermind the fact that if you are playing renegade no death should eat at him, much less an anonymous civilian.


The one thing that I can say about this is that sometimes a person can be starting to lose their mind, but it could only take an event like the event of a child to actually push them over the edge. This could have easily been the case for Shep.

ALSO.... and I have yet to see 1 person think about it this way...

The boy died during a Reaper attack on earth. Up until that point Shep did everything he could to prepare the galaxy and barely anyone headed that warning. I would say that the circumstances of the boys death would certainly be different enough that the situation as a whole, earth being invaded by reapers etc, that it could weigh in on Sheps mind that much.

Also if Shep was completely 100% Uber-Renegade he wouldn't even give a fuck about the reapers and would just kill anyone and anything that got in his way. But thats not the kind of renegade shep really is. Shep obviously has a conscious, otherwise he wouldn't be trying so hard to save the galaxy in the first place.

T FUNK 1984
03-10-2012, 12:44 PM
I'm very early in the game but so far it's not as good as ME2 for me. Even looking around the Citadel or the Normandy there isn't anything to select for information, very few people to speak to. Little things like the way the lift looks in the Normandy, how the messages are displayed at your private terminal - not game breaking by any means but these little things add up. It looks like this should have been ME2 and ME2 had the better look/details which should have been saved for ME3.... if that makes sense.

Having said that the game up to the point you leave Earth I found to be immense and I am VERY early on so I'm keeping an open mind.

One massive let down for me was the CE I received. The box wasn't glued together so fell apart as soon as I removed the disc boxes. It's just a box but when you pay nearly 70 for something it should be perfect!

EDIT: Grenade spam should be left to COD: WaW. Has no place in ME!

Valiantheart
03-10-2012, 01:26 PM
One massive let down for me was the CE I received. The box wasn't glued together so fell apart as soon as I removed the disc boxes. It's just a box but when you pay nearly 70 for something it should be perfect!

Quite a few people have complaints about the CE. Mostly its the discs being so hard to remove. I had that and I also had another huge issue with my CE. My CE actually had a very noticable scratch on the male shep side in the lower left hand corner. I was pretty pissed at that.

The Stig
03-10-2012, 03:14 PM
3 complaints.

Lame deus ex machina plot device (crucible). Really hoped this would just be a balls-to-the-wall, gritty fight between the reaper and galaxy fleets with the outcome determined by your decisions throughout the series. But no, let's throw in a totally random and illogical super solve all our problems in one hit machine. sigh.

WTF was that ending. Random god-child ghost overlord springs right the fuck out of nowhere, and gives you three choices, all of which totally disregard the last three games of decisions and all of which are monumentally stupid in nature. And godchild's motivation for all this? Order to the chaos of organic v synthetic. Yeah, pull the other one little timmy. I just united every race in the galaxy, including the Geth, and was instrumental in getting my helmsman and his AI companion to hook up. Was pretty orderly, in fact. Right up until your megaspacebugs came along and decided we could all do with a good chaotic extermination.

And apparently, joker manages, in the middle of the biggest space battle in history, to swoop down to London and pick up the squad (without a shuttle mind you), then decides to desert the battle and bugger off to the nearest relay. Yeah, sure.
I mean, it just stops. No cliffhanger, no closure. Just a spot of space magic and all's done. I've seen primary school kids write more compelling endings. Oh well.


Kelly! Y U No have bigger role?

Other than that, loved it!

Person5
03-10-2012, 03:23 PM
Multiplayer has literally the worst unlock system I've seen in any game I have ever player. It's an incredibly cynical attempt to get money out of people more, and EA made no attempt to conceal this. This system may work for some F2P Facebook POS, but for a full priced game retail it's completely unacceptable

Which is a shame since otherwise the MP is actually pretty good

I know plenty of people have been complaining about this but I don't find it all that bad actually, and your complaint of how its an attempt to get money, no one forces you to pay MP for the kits, its just an option for people not willing to play just 4 games on bronze for a spectre kit, it really isn't that many credits for the kits and its kind of fun opening one up and having that moment where you can see if you were lucky. If you have a better unlock system I'd love to hear it but I think this one works perfectly for this game.

niko da bos
03-10-2012, 03:46 PM
Multiplayer has literally the worst unlock system I've seen in any game I have ever player. It's an incredibly cynical attempt to get money out of people more, and EA made no attempt to conceal this. This system may work for some F2P Facebook POS, but for a full priced game retail it's completely unacceptable

Which is a shame since otherwise the MP is actually pretty good

you talking about the MSP for veteran / spectre packs? i actually JUST hopped on the multiplayer last night after my shepard got his ass handed to him on earth.

couldnt believe that, i was actually laughing at first, didnt think it was serious. i know EA is dirty and greedy, but really? charging real life money, to substitute in case you dont have enough video game money? it almost turned me away from even playing, lol. i loved the demo, but wow charging MSP for that stuff is dirty.

three15
03-10-2012, 06:54 PM
Not feeling the urge to play this all the time like 1 and 2. Main reasons are the constant glitches when in conversations, the game going too dark all the time and Shepard having the look of someone floating around instead of walking.

jules the great
03-10-2012, 07:02 PM
Anyone get that annoying glitch on Multiplayer when you fight the Geth Armies? The one where it will make a very annoying robotic/garbaling sound continuously throughout every wave even when there are no enemies and inbetween waves??! Annoying as hell.

Infomouse
03-10-2012, 07:24 PM
The ending...

weird carrot
03-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Insanity play-through, Does Cerberus need to throw a grenade every 4 seconds?

Targeting with powers seems to be off, you'll sometimes have a clear line of sight and will still hit the wall in front of you.

Hilariously bad dialog at points.

Can't import ME1/2 characters appearance.

'A' button, often has me spazzing around during fights and unable to revive teammates due to constant sticking to cover and rolling.

Enemies love rushing my position, no matter how well i'm doing in the fight.

Some of the new characters are very annoying.

T FUNK 1984
03-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Insanity play-through, Does Cerberus need to throw a grenade every 4 seconds?

'A' button, often has me spazzing around during fights and unable to revive teammates due to constant sticking to cover and rolling.



These x10.

Grohlvana
03-10-2012, 10:47 PM
Yup, the ending. It's actually harder to make a crappy ending than a good one in this series, yet Bioware managed to do it. I can not believe how they chose to end it, ridiculous.

ReplacedWorm
03-10-2012, 11:02 PM
Why wasn't the "From Ashes" DLC included in the game for free? EA once again trying to nickel and dime us!

Grohlvana
03-10-2012, 11:09 PM
Why wasn't the "From Ashes" DLC included in the game for free? EA once again trying to nickel and dime us!

Yup, if it were any other squadmate I wouldn't care but Javik is hugely important to the story, and you can tell by the multitude of dialogue throughout. For him to not be DLC would seem completely natural.

ash356
03-10-2012, 11:36 PM
Haven't got the ending yet, so can't bitch about it... yet.
I will bitch about how long the sodding armour modifier takes though... on mine anyway, it takes about half an hour to load up a suit of armour! Like WTF? Half the time I just get bored and abandon it.
Oh, and the fact that I had to lovingly recreate my Shepherd due to the appearance import botching. Not so bad though, seeing I accidentally made him look like a moron on my ME2 playthrough xD
And finally, some people have already said this, but that bloody scanner between the Map and the War room... I could understand the need for it, but surely they could just let ME walk straight through - It's my ship for crying out loud! -__-

Merch
03-10-2012, 11:44 PM
I know plenty of people have been complaining about this but I don't find it all that bad actually, and your complaint of how its an attempt to get money, no one forces you to pay MP for the kits, its just an option for people not willing to play just 4 games on bronze for a spectre kit, it really isn't that many credits for the kits and its kind of fun opening one up and having that moment where you can see if you were lucky.

Well duh. Like I said when I compared it to F2P games, you don't have to pay money. But there is a huge grind for little reward that can be completely circumvented by using real money. Huge elephant in the room that is impossible to ignore, combined with the grab bag mechanic that insures you'll never get what you actually want

If you have a better unlock system I'd love to hear it but I think this one works perfectly for this game.

You can't be serious. How about setting up the store so you can actually buy things you want/need for your built. Or if you get a class to a certain level it unlocks another race for it.

Grohlvana
03-10-2012, 11:49 PM
I sort of like this system, it's refreshing considering the same thing CoD has been putting out.

It is tempting to circumvent the credits though, especially with my points lying around. But then again, it's not hard at all to save up enough credits for the Spectre pack, so I think it's balanced.

But if I had to choose, I would say they should take the MSP option out.

tripleb2k
03-11-2012, 06:49 AM
You can't be serious. How about setting up the store so you can actually buy things you want/need for your built. Or if you get a class to a certain level it unlocks another race for it.

^This
I keep unlocking characters or upgrades for classes I don't use. I'd be okay with a mix of an unlock system and a store. You unlock a gun by change than you can buy version 2, 3, 4, etc each making it more powerful. Than the unlock box would unlock the characters and more guns. Once you've unlocked them, you can then upgrade them your own way. It's a mix of chance and rewarding.

Mr Yac
03-11-2012, 07:27 AM
hell they should at least give you different box types "weapon box" "character box" "mod box" so if you still want the stupid random system you can have it but at least give us a little control over it

mason 2277
03-11-2012, 07:38 AM
I for one personally really like the random bag system, it keeps it more exciting for me at least :P

OT: I didnt like the endings too much

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Not so much for what they were (would of liked to have a bit more closure), but for the fact that there was almost no difference between any of them. Reapers are either killed or sent off, all relays destroyed, and normandy/crew are stranded. I would have liked some of your choices to have actually affected the ending.

JuSt BLaZe
03-11-2012, 01:04 PM
BioWare PATCH/UPDATE this shit ASAP, you can't leave it like that. :mad: :rant:

After I failed on Thessia (thanks Kai GAY Leng). I returned to the Normandy as usual, ready to talk to everyone. Started off with Joker, all good. Next to EDI and suddenly I CAN'T FUCKING MOVE. Everything worked fine, right stick for the camera, right/left stick for the map, start for menu, etc. but I couldn't move with the left stick. Pushed the guide-button to check the stick and it worked properly. So it wasn't my controller's fault. Oh and guess what I tried to quick-save and reload and my Shepard character is still STUCK BETWEEN JOKER & EDI's seat. WTF...

+ Not to mention the plenty times the game crashed at the LOADING-SCREEN after I got killed and I had to resume.

+ Also fix the damn Codex/Mission Logs/E-Mails, it's worst than in ME1/ME2. Really!???

+ ...aaaand the appearance settings in shuttle bay area on the Normandy takes forever, even if I switch between only two different clothes, all I see is LOADING...LOADING...LOADING...in the lower right corner...

Sick & tired of this bullshit...

CenturionElite
03-11-2012, 03:39 PM
A few things I hate:

1) Whenever I get a new quest or complete one, I have to always scroll over in the codex and scroll up since the game always places me at the bottom of the list.

2) Some of the animations during narrative segments are weird. I often found Shepard to not even look at the people and his head is turned around like an owl.

Kl1n3
03-11-2012, 04:52 PM
i heard about them but i refuse to believe thats all the options we have.

Me too. I'm not done yet (first playthrough) and I cannot believe these guys would make it like I've heard. Games just too huge, and we've (gamers) had so many different choices and actions that have lead to this. Gotta be better than what ppl are saying...

Valiantheart
03-11-2012, 05:03 PM
Tali's face....

I've been waiting all this time to see what Tali realy looks like under the mask. I finally get to see it but its only shown in a crappy pic that you don't even get the best look at and its clearly photoshopped.

Broon43
03-11-2012, 07:36 PM
Cloud saves won't take well. My save from the hdd was fine, only problem was ME3 didn't recognize the code for my shepard from ME2, and I had to customize features again. No big whoop. I have played over 12 hours without corruption issues from the hdd port.

CenturionElite
03-11-2012, 08:45 PM
I also hate how you have to wait and go through that radar thing whenever you leave the war room. So pointless.

Scotty
03-11-2012, 09:04 PM
main complaint for me is that i just found out you cant change your class in a new game+. i cant see why not. ill just get my character up to level 60 then abandon the playthrough and import a different me2 character.

also that fuckin scanner thing on the normandy.

and i hate kei leng, hes a fuckin dick and is just a liability, which i feel is annoying and useless to the story.

reaper527
03-11-2012, 09:57 PM
tying part of the core 1000k to the premium online pass is pretty lame, especially for a game like this that didn't need online to begin with (and probably would have ended up as a better game if they took that time they spent dev'ing that multiplayer and spent it on the single player aspect instead)

CIF
03-11-2012, 10:14 PM
I just fought three Geth Primes at ONCE and now have to avoid a giant laser beam of death for four "sections" with NO CHECKPOINTS. My Cloak oh so conveniently goes away too.

(.....Ok, got through that part and the results were amazing) Still, the relationship in this game with Liara is too simple.

TheLifeAfter
03-11-2012, 11:30 PM
The romance closure..

So I romanced Liara in ME1, and no one in ME2 because they said you would be "rewarded" for being faithful. Well, ok. In my run they actually agree to basically a life together, and they even tell each other they love one another (which is a first). So even in the one ending where Shepard lives, because Joker had to be an ass and run to the nearest relay, she is now 1000's of light years away. Thanks asshole.

Dan261
03-12-2012, 01:33 AM
The 20,000 credit packs are useless, I just want to unlock a half decent sniper rifle. The Mantis and Incisor are just awful.

Amalmaru
03-12-2012, 01:51 AM
I haven't had all that much trouble with the game myself, i only had the game freeze at the loading screen, and there was a cut-scene when you first meet Jacob, I had Liara in my team and she was clearly speaking but her body was invisible >.>. Tali's picture...i like her even more now :D

Another thing with the multiplayer, true the random packs are a BIG pain, but i got over that in a bit, it lets me try out different classes that I normally don't use and i'm seriously considering trying out a different class than my usual in my next playthrough.

**EDIT**
Actually let me partially retract my statement on the ending of ME3, now that i've played it again, sure I agree with what the fans are saying, but the only thing i'm really disappointed with are that the endings are not unique and that they don't continue on to what happens in the months following it

Sorry for the little rant...and the long post ,thanks for reading ^^

Person5
03-12-2012, 02:35 AM
tying part of the core 1000k to the premium online pass is pretty lame, especially for a game like this that didn't need online to begin with (and probably would have ended up as a better game if they took that time they spent dev'ing that multiplayer and spent it on the single player aspect instead)

all online cheevos can be earned in SP as well, except for the 100% galactic readiness but there MUSt be a way to do that in SP.

and speaking of the MP I'll agree with a person in a previous quote where a seperate ammo box and character box would probably quell a lot of complaints and be a nice compromise. and as far as the MSP option to buy packs, just imagine the Mann Co. Store, might make you realize it isn't just EA (I'm not defending this, but only fools would spend real money on the packs, and as the old adage goes "a fool and his money is soon parted")

CIF
03-12-2012, 02:41 AM
The 20,000 credit packs are useless, I just want to unlock a half decent sniper rifle. The Mantis and Incisor are just awful.
Whoa there dude. The Mantis is hard to use because MP combat is at full speed.

DEG23
03-12-2012, 03:01 AM
I never thought i would ever post on a Mass Effect bitching thread, but the combat gameplay in this game is tedious. I loved the combat and the squad mirco management there was in ME1 & 2 but this game is more frustrating than enjoyable.
Granted i am not very far into the game, but there doesn't seem to be the enemy variation there was in the previous 2. It was always fun to have to adapt and use different powers based on the enemies you were fighting but with ME3 it seems every enemy is the same, Shields or armor.
I know Cerberus is the main enemy but couldn't there have been a greater variety in enemies? It's either tech overload to weaken shields or a bitoic power for the enemies carrying shields. Every mission so far i have used the same powers in the same order and to be honest i am finding the combat to be "in the way" of the story, i am regretting not choosing story mode.

Oh and i find it amusing that in this game you can take cover but still be shot to pieces????

reaper527
03-12-2012, 03:06 AM
except for the 100% galactic readiness but there MUSt be a way to do that in SP.


and thats exactly the achievement i was talking about. if they want to requires additional dlc/product codes, it shouldn't be part of the first 1k but a post 1k bonus.

according to the current achievement guide, there is no way to get 1k on this game without a new game code or buying the online pass

UNDERWALLY
03-12-2012, 03:58 AM
I love you Mass Effect.
The only thing that bothered me was that my import save didn't recognize my romance with Liara on the first game. That really annoyed me, cause I love Liara, but I romanced her. so no problem.
And the ending..... I dont know what to think. Its weird. I just don't think i'll be able to sleep for several weeks.

Person5
03-12-2012, 05:40 AM
I found myself today with an urge to play a game I hadn't played in a while, and as I played it, I realized I had taken ME3 out to replace it, I haven't beaten the game yet either, I just don't feel that constant need to be playing like I did with the first two ME's. I know its the end of sentient life in the galaxy but I just didn't feel like trying to save it today. I think this act speaks volumes about the game, this game managed to do something I thought was impossible, it made me not care about the Mass Effect universe. Where I was playing the first two until six in the morning until I beat the game for two reasons, inability to stop and genuine interest in saving the day, I can put this game aside, and maybe play a different game, read a book or even go outside and enjoy the lovely weather we're getting in Chicago right now.
...
Dear god, Bioware, you have made me actually have interest in going outside!

Theoretic Eagle
03-12-2012, 05:45 AM
Wait till you guys get the fight that ninja dude ...most people are going to be quitting at this spot:eek:

I wasted 2 hours gave up. Came back a couple hours later and beat him on my first try...I was amused.

Theoretic Eagle
03-12-2012, 07:58 AM
I started off on Insanity for both ME2 and ME3 and Kai Leng was the only part I really got stuck on. I was using the stupid particle rifle. I switched to my Geth Sniper and bam his shields went away and Ashley finished him off. The more frustrated I got the worse I did. I went away came back calm and he had no chance.

JuSt BLaZe
03-12-2012, 09:37 AM
I started off on Insanity for both ME2 and ME3 and Kai Leng was the only part I really got stuck on. I was using the stupid particle rifle. I switched to my Geth Sniper and bam his shields went away and Ashley finished him off. The more frustrated I got the worse I did. I went away came back calm and he had no chance.

DAMN, and I'm using this weapon right now haha. Well look at this guy, he did a pretty good job:

Mass Effect 3 - Kai Leng Dies(INSANITY Boss Fight)! - YouTube

thm241
03-12-2012, 10:20 AM
Did you guys have to take down his shield and his health all the way? Because if so my game must have glitched because I never got his shield down but after he had the others join the fight after like the third time the fight ended and there was the cutscene.

Theoretic Eagle
03-12-2012, 05:36 PM
DAMN, and I'm using this weapon right now haha. Well look at this guy, he did a pretty good job:


This is the exact video I watched and then came back and smashed Kai Leng.

InfiniteRefrain
03-12-2012, 06:07 PM
So far, [only 2hrs in] my only complaint is the collector's edition case. It really locks the disk in and you could actually snap the ring trying to get it out. Finally just emptied one of my games with 2 discs and using that case for now.

JuSt BLaZe
03-12-2012, 07:11 PM
This is the exact video I watched and then came back and smashed Kai Leng.

Haha, with the Scorpion as in the video or your Sniper!?

@ topic:

I'm level 60 now, have all powers except one fully upgraded and THREE POINTS LEFT. Learn to fucking count BioWare. Not funny...

Oh n btw ll in all you can spend 181 points

DEG23
03-12-2012, 11:22 PM
What's with every enemy have an infinite stockpile of grenades. I understand Cerberus assault troops being grenade happy but the reaper cannibals, really????
On a mission last night i had 4 cannibals constantly throwing grenades. Every time i moved from cover i lost shields so i took cover to recharge and just as they recharged more grenades were at my feet and why is it that when a grenade lands a few meters from me i die yet Liara can stand on top of a grenade and only stagger backwards when it explodes.:mad:

Theoretic Eagle
03-12-2012, 11:41 PM
Haha, with the Scorpion as in the video or your Sniper!?

I was using the DLC assault rifle and it sucked for taking him down. I was using Ashley's incendiary grenade on the fist group and second group. The Phantoms were killin me every time. So i switched to my sniper (after I raged went to bed and came back) and I had no problems killing him. I kept my distance and overloaded and warped the Phantoms and my team actually got smart and started killing them.

KIDDRAGON67
03-13-2012, 01:26 AM
Bloody phantoms! In all other encounters I was able to wipe the floor with them but now that Kai Leng needs some bitches to help him defeat me they wont drop! And on top of that they have guns? WTF!!!

IslandEJ
03-13-2012, 03:24 AM
Here is a gripe. Idiots playing Mass Effect. All idiots should be banned from Mass Effect and anything Mass Effect related.

Seriously though, EVERYONE knew that there would be some disc swapping involved in the 360 version.

Your right to complain about any and all disc swapping was null and void the moment you chose to buy the 360 version instead of the PS3 version.

Thank you.
Have a nice day. :D
Also the "idiots" playing Mass Effect 3 on the 360 are the ones who stuck with the ORIGINAL console the series came out for. I don't see a MASS EFFECT game for the PS3, so just watch who you are calling an idiot. As far as the bitching about disc switching that is because of having to switch discs extremely early in the game! It is a bit annoying but I have dealt with it.

CIF
03-13-2012, 03:59 AM
I have the support of almost EVERY single race in the galaxy so far (except the Hanar, who I accidentally killed :(), but I have to play multiplayer to use them all.

I'm fine with the MP - I advocated for how well co-op would work before we got it - but it should be entirely extra.

Everyone has me worried about the ending....hopefully doing everything hasn't been in vain....

TheLifeAfter
03-13-2012, 04:27 AM
Maybe instead of The Old Republic, they should have waited and done a Mass Effect Universe.. I'd take that as a sequel.

Valiantheart
03-13-2012, 06:13 AM
Also the "idiots" playing Mass Effect 3 on the 360 are the ones who stuck with the ORIGINAL console the series came out for. I don't see a MASS EFFECT game for the PS3, so just watch who you are calling an idiot. As far as the bitching about disc switching that is because of having to switch discs extremely early in the game! It is a bit annoying but I have dealt with it.

You missed the part where I was CLEARLY joking about it.

I hate the disc swapping. Its excessive.

Also I am one of those who have been with ME since 1, and stuck with it on 360.

Valiantheart
03-13-2012, 06:17 AM
I have a new gripe...

The Master and Commander achievement. Im supposed to deliver most of the galaxy at war assets to the final conflict. This is supposed to be very possible with SP only but thats still pretty vague. I'm VERY thourough when I play RPGs and I pretty much scoured the galaxy to find everything that I could and yet I never got this achievement.

aufiboi
03-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Kaidan is in love with my male Shepard :confused: ;) Wrong decision in ME1 i guess..

Auburok
03-13-2012, 08:16 AM
I hated the combat through the whole thing. Shepard needs to learn to blind fire, toss grenades back (since most enemies grenade spam), and hug closer to cover. Cover is a joke in this game. Sometimes you can go around one corner by clicking the stick (which exposes you too much in insanity) to find out that you can't click the stick to go back. Other times, you'll discover that walking alongside cover and going between pillars fucks Shepard up. He'll keep walking between two pillars without allowing you to stop between them, meaning you can't shoot from cover.

Most of my choices in ME 1/2 didn't mean a damn thing. I still dealt with hostile Geth, and I still dealt with hostile bugs. "Solving" problems before just to have both outcomes merged in the final game.

ME 3 was the most linear of the three games. The first was pretty open, at least in terms of exploration. The second, a little more streamlined, but decent. This time, they just cut out half the shit. Stay on the Normandy, and the Citadel, fuck everywhere else.

What's with the whole Reapers chasing you while you scan planets thing? It's a boring mechanic. It doesn't get any point across except that everyone in the galaxy should mass produce Normandies and outrun the Reapers forever. On top of that, the fuel mechanic got more pointless. Now, when you're caught without fuel, you just float back to the mass relay? Huh?

No showdown with either the Illusive Man or Harbinger. Wasted opportunities. Instead, we get Kai Leng. Awesome. Someone I've hated for a whole two hours.

I don't care what happened to Shepard. I'm pissed that there's no closure with what happened with everyone else. I know my choices in the game are basically meaningless, but I'm still curious as to what happened. They may as well have faded to black before the arms opened on the Citadel. I liked Mass Effect for the story thus far. Stories usually have endings. In one, we ended Sovereign's attempt to start the purge, and Shepard prepares to figure out how to stop them. In two, Shepard is killed, brought back to life, and collects clues from the collectors to track down details on how to defeat the Reapers (and end the abductions), leaving the station in ruins/turning it over to the Illusive Man to study for weaknesses. This one trails us to an expected ending, and attempts to surprise us with a Deus Ex Machina element, and uses it as a curtain call without a bow.

The last part of the game was really lackluster. Wrex giving that rally cry to like, 20 krogan without any cheers or feedback. Just lifeless stumps. And just when I think I'm going to have an awesome, climactic battle to make my way to the beam, my final boss is Call of Duty slow motion pistol shots on weak enemies. Fucking bullshit.



I have a new gripe...

The Master and Commander achievement. Im supposed to deliver most of the galaxy at war assets to the final conflict. This is supposed to be very possible with SP only but thats still pretty vague. I'm VERY thourough when I play RPGs and I pretty much scoured the galaxy to find everything that I could and yet I never got this achievement.

I had that problem, too. You need 8000 in war assets without playing multiplayer. I could only muster 7060. Pain in the ass. I said "screw it" and started multi so I would work on my 100% war readiness achievement, and loaded up the mission before it tallies your EMS to pop it.

D347H0FL0V3
03-13-2012, 09:36 AM
I have a few problems with ME3.
1) Being level 60 but not able to max out fortification.
2) The disc swapping is slightly irritating.
3) Turrets......I FUCKING HATE TURRETS!!!!

Hansathan
03-13-2012, 09:50 AM
I already posted my major complaints, but a new one has arose; my girlfriend finally getting Sex and the City Season 4 (been waiting for weeks), and now she is monopolizing the TV big time. I don't wanna start a fight, so I've been patient...However, I wanna beat it by this weekend so no one spoils it for me! It's been like 3 days since I got to play. Sigh, now I know how she usually feels lol

Valiantheart
03-13-2012, 09:56 AM
I had that problem, too. You need 8000 in war assets without playing multiplayer. I could only muster 7060. Pain in the ass. I said "screw it" and started multi so I would work on my 100% war readiness achievement, and loaded up the mission before it tallies your EMS to pop it.


I heard someone say it was about 4000 in war assets. Either way I consider it to be fucked up and I feel like Bioware lied to us about it being "Totally possible to achieve to SP without needing to do MP". I scanned every friggin planet, did every friggin mission i could, kissed every ass that I could, and I only had like 3,690 points.

Bioware HAS lied to us about being able to get all achievements in SP, so i wouldn't be surprised at them fucking us over in other things in the game too.

And the endings SUCK. I wracked my brain for 5 minutes over the 3 choices just to figure out which one would suck less.

JuSt BLaZe
03-13-2012, 10:00 AM
I was using the DLC assault rifle and it sucked for taking him down. I was using Ashley's incendiary grenade on the fist group and second group. The Phantoms were killin me every time. So i switched to my sniper (after I raged went to bed and came back) and I had no problems killing him. I kept my distance and overloaded and warped the Phantoms and my team actually got smart and started killing them.

Ah I see. Thanks for the info. So far I'm 21/27 missions deep in on my Insanity run. Using Garrus/Liara and only the M-96 Mattock X. I teleport myself with Biotic Charge from checkpoint to checkpoint. :D

Direkin
03-13-2012, 11:49 AM
I heard someone say it was about 4000 in war assets. Either way I consider it to be fucked up and I feel like Bioware lied to us about it being "Totally possible to achieve to SP without needing to do MP". I scanned every friggin planet, did every friggin mission i could, kissed every ass that I could, and I only had like 3,690 points.

Bioware HAS lied to us about being able to get all achievements in SP, so i wouldn't be surprised at them fucking us over in other things in the game too.

And the endings SUCK. I wracked my brain for 5 minutes over the 3 choices just to figure out which one would suck less.
It's 8,000 in war assets, which would be 4,000 EMS if you have the default 50% readiness by avoiding MP.

As it is, there's only one achievement that can't be done in SP; that being Defender, so it's not a huge lie, but more like a slip. Still, that does suck for people who don't have Gold accounts.

Grohlvana
03-13-2012, 12:51 PM
I had that problem, too. You need 8000 in war assets without playing multiplayer. I could only muster 7060. Pain in the ass. I said "screw it" and started multi so I would work on my 100% war readiness achievement, and loaded up the mission before it tallies your EMS to pop it.


Lol, no. I had about 6,500 TMS with a readiness of 63%, having an EMS of around 5,200 EMS and I got this my first playthrough.

Westd105
03-13-2012, 11:42 PM
Just a quick reply to some people mentioning Udina being counselor, it does mention somewhere in my game that Anderson was counselor (as I chose) but he stepped down due to frustrations with the lack of collector action, still cheap I know but its in there

Talhiri
03-14-2012, 12:02 PM
at least ME3 isn't like Fable 3 where a stupid bug kills all my saved data and makes it unplayable... three times over.

I can wait for a patch to fix my Shepard's face, managed to recreate her and him more or less about 95% the same, though damnit give my Shepard's scars back. They add to my character!

That being said in mild disappointment, kind of silly to have a bug like that pop up after just being released.... I'm no game designer, but shouldn't this have been scrubbed through before the game was released?

niko da bos
03-14-2012, 04:04 PM
I started off on Insanity for both ME2 and ME3 and Kai Leng was the only part I really got stuck on. I was using the stupid particle rifle. I switched to my Geth Sniper and bam his shields went away and Ashley finished him off. The more frustrated I got the worse I did. I went away came back calm and he had no chance.

mmm i didnt realize that many people were having trouble with kei-leng? i found him to be incredibly easy, actually he didnt even break my barrier one time. he just dances around for a couple minutes, then recharges his dance moves. just spray bullets and he keeps dancing? i found it to be very simple, which pissed me off when they give him a cutscene chance to kill me!? what a joke he couldnt even touch my shepard.

the part i was stuck at during my playthru was rediculous, and i blame it purely on the (lack of) directions. on rannoch when you encounter that reaper and you have to 1v1 blast him with the targeting laser? well apparently it was too hard for them to inform me you have to hold down the target until those lines meet. which is near impossible because the reapers is firing on you constantly. so then after raging i realize even if you dodge the beam, that laser pointer stays in the same charge rate or wtv? oh wow, by the time i beat that scene i just X X skipped thru wtv the hell that reaper said.

i just found that so cheap, my directions were "target the reaper.." lol i had no idea the charge continues after dodging the laser beam, or even that i had to charge it at all when i started. terrible directions.

fastNcurious
03-14-2012, 08:10 PM
So far, my complaints...

- single player: Graphical glitches (being able to walk through solid objects, NPCs in cutscenes turn into giants mid-conversation)

- multiplayer: Not sure if it's lag or what, but I'm constantly standing over a downed teammate and the pop up says A to revive, but it won't let me revive when I'm holding A. I have to keep walking back and forth until I'm in the "right" spot to revive.

- overall: Never been a big fan of games with cover systems and this one is no different. In SP and MP, I'm constantly tapping A to try to get to cover, but it makes me roll or sprint instead. Or it's not very clear what is allowable as cover so I'm getting shot at and trying to take cover behind debris, but the game won't let me and I get killed.

jules the great
03-14-2012, 08:10 PM
mmm i didnt realize that many people were having trouble with kei-leng? i found him to be incredibly easy, actually he didnt even break my barrier one time. he just dances around for a couple minutes, then recharges his dance moves. just spray bullets and he keeps dancing? i found it to be very simple, which pissed me off when they give him a cutscene chance to kill me!? what a joke he couldnt even touch my shepard.

the part i was stuck at during my playthru was rediculous, and i blame it purely on the (lack of) directions. on rannoch when you encounter that reaper and you have to 1v1 blast him with the targeting laser? well apparently it was too hard for them to inform me you have to hold down the target until those lines meet. which is near impossible because the reapers is firing on you constantly. so then after raging i realize even if you dodge the beam, that laser pointer stays in the same charge rate or wtv? oh wow, by the time i beat that scene i just X X skipped thru wtv the hell that reaper said.

i just found that so cheap, my directions were "target the reaper.." lol i had no idea the charge continues after dodging the laser beam, or even that i had to charge it at all when i started. terrible directions.
LOL But I think they were referring to Kai Leng on Insanity. Im not going to like doing that Boss fight at all. ugh

Inebriated Jedi
03-14-2012, 08:42 PM
I'm so sick and tired of all the idiots in multiplayer. I keep getting matched up with people who think it's COD and they don't bother with the objectives at all. They just run around like fools and get killed within the first few waves.

This is on silver too. :(

Auburok
03-14-2012, 09:26 PM
Lol, no. I had about 6,500 TMS with a readiness of 63%, having an EMS of around 5,200 EMS and I got this my first playthrough.

I'll try to explain this concisely, so you don't get confused.

War Assets = X
Readiness = Y

XY > 4000 to get the achievement.

To get what you claimed:

8260 * .63 = 5203.0 EMS

Either you don't know how many assets you had, or don't know what your readiness was. In both cases, you need to do math. Considering what you listed, the minimum readiness you needed with your assets is 61.5%, and with your listed 63%, you barely passed.

6500 * .615 = 4000 EMS

6500 * .63 = 4095 EMS

Either way, readiness default is 50%. The only way to increase it outside of multi is having an iOS device and using datapad/Mass Effect Infiltrator, which is still outside of the confines of single player. Effectively, you've either lied about playing multiplayer, or have an iOS.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/1747/UFD7whqx.jpgMaster and Commander 50 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.png
Deliver most of the Galaxy at War assets to the final conflict.

For this you will need to have over 4000 "Effective Military Strength" before beginning the mission "Priority: Cerberus Headquarters." You will gain assets through playing the main story, doing side-quests and scanning systems to retrieve resources (see "Lost and Found"). It is possible to do this at 50% readiness (without playing online), but you have to be extremely thorough. On top of that, some assets won't be available depending on your choices from ME1/ME2 so you may have a game that you made some bad choices and can't get some larger bonuses.

To make the achievement much easier, simply play a few games online to increase your readiness. If you do not play online for a while, your readiness percentage will begin to decline. I would suggest doing the "Defender" achievement right before this one, that way you've got a full 100% readiness and will be plenty over the required amount.

To clarify, the bottom number in the image below (with the accompanying green bar) is the one you need to have above 4000. The Total Military Strength will get reduced by your Readiness Rating which will equal your Effective Military Strength (TMSxRR=EMS). If you complete the "Defender" achievement you will get 100% for the Readiness Rating which will give you full use of your Total Military Strength. It will equal your Effective Military Strength, which (assuming you have 4000+) will net you the achievement.

Silverbolt00
03-15-2012, 12:15 AM
Ok, so i don't usually complain about anything but i just got through my 1st playthrough and i have to say, what a pile of shit.... I've never been more disappointed with any other ending. I was told and read that you could get the best ending without playing multiplayer so maybe someone can clear this up for me? So before i got into the final mission/s i had done all of the sidequests (Bar one as it glitched on me, it was the Citadel: Cerberus Ciphers - It wouldn't let me deliver them) I made peace with all the races and got all their support (That i know of from doing everything 100%) got 100% on each system from scanning but it still wasnt enough for the supposed "Best" ending. My final stats were, and again i had done everything there was to do, even the extra dlc 'From the ashes' i think it was called.
Total Military Strength - 7025
Readiness Rating - 50% (As i really don't like mp games)
Effective Military Strength - 3793
Now my question is, if i've done all there is to do in the sp, how come i fell short of the mark and how can i get that EMS from 3793 to 5000 with nothing left to do (Without bloodly mp!!!???)
Anyway, enough of the rant .... :(

ash356
03-15-2012, 12:59 AM
You missed the part where I was CLEARLY joking about it.

I hate the disc swapping. Its excessive.

Also I am one of those who have been with ME since 1, and stuck with it on 360.

I don't mean to criticize or anything, but...
'Nah, I didn't think you were attacking me at all. I did get the idea though that my intended sarcasm didn't quite come through, so I decided to clarify JIC. The was also suppose to be a hint at my intended sarcasm.'

Just intrigued: Why has your attitude suddenly changed regarding the clarity of said sarcasm?
Again, not intending to criticize, but I felt that was a bit harsh compared with how empathetic you were in the previous comment regarding it.

Turkdaballa6
03-15-2012, 07:14 PM
God damn salarian engineer and the black widow wont fucking unlock lol. That's all.

Not that they are amazing but I just want to unlock everything :P I got all the rare weapons except the black widow and for classes only want to have the salarian engineer...

Jonlizardking
03-15-2012, 07:28 PM
My biggest gripes. The journal SUCKS in this game. Doesn't update, so there were times I forgot I had a specific item for somebody and had to roam the ENTIRE Citadel to see if I had items for people. Why would they downgrade the damn thing? The first two games had very useful journals.

Your Galactic Readiness meter drops mildly every day. As if playing for hours to get it to 100% wasn't bad enough, you have to keep playing in order to keep it at that percentage. Do they really expect us to immediately redo the end part to get the best ending? There were choices I made that I want to correct, so I have to start a new game, so my meter may drop down to 90% by the time I get back to the end. Which is another 2 good hours of MP to get back to 100% Annoying as hell

ash356
03-15-2012, 08:34 PM
Another thing that's struck me, is all the 'filler' sections in this game.
The most notable one being by the missiles near the end of the game, where the game just forces you to fight wave after wave of reaper forces. I don't know whether it was Bioware's true intention, but to me it just seemed like a cheap way to artificially lengthen the game... as if it needed to be made longer in the first place.

ZingZitang
03-15-2012, 09:29 PM
I have the support of almost EVERY single race in the galaxy so far (except the Hanar, who I accidentally killed :(), but I have to play multiplayer to use them all.Its ok, You get to see pretty much nothing but Humans in the end. You basically see None of the Ground forces you amassed to help you fight the reapers.

fastNcurious
03-15-2012, 10:08 PM
STUPID freakin A Button in multiplayer.

A to hack. A to revive. A to sprint. A to dodge/roll. WTF. The A button is only reason I've gotten killed every single time. I do a roll into a wall when I try to take cover. I hack when I try to revive.

Also, in the campaign, whoever on the development team thought it'd be a good idea to make the entire screen shake every time that cannon fired when you're on earth should be stoned, burned at the stake, and then waterboarded. Annoying as heck and adds absolutely nothing to the game.

Silverbolt00
03-15-2012, 11:11 PM
I'm so sick and tired of all the idiots in multiplayer. I keep getting matched up with people who think it's COD and they don't bother with the objectives at all. They just run around like fools and get killed within the first few waves.

This is on silver too. :(

This is why i hardly play any mp at all, and since only a couple of online friends on my friends list have this game and they're in different time zones i can't get into any games to play with some decent people. :(

SWi IVI IVI ER
03-15-2012, 11:37 PM
So far, [only 2hrs in] my only complaint is the collector's edition case. It really locks the disk in and you could actually snap the ring trying to get it out. Finally just emptied one of my games with 2 discs and using that case for now.
When I got my collectors edition the day it came out I thought I would be shelling out another 60 bucks to buy the standard edition because the case almost made me bend the discs to far back just to try and get them out...

tripleb2k
03-15-2012, 11:47 PM
I'm so sick and tired of all the idiots in multiplayer. I keep getting matched up with people who think it's COD and they don't bother with the objectives at all. They just run around like fools and get killed within the first few waves.

This is on silver too. :(

That's the case with any co-op game these days. Horde on Gears, players just start leaving after a few waves or the moment they die, they rage quit. COD zombies, well, you're lucky to find a bloody match because people never stay in the lobby. Halo Firefight is the only co-op game that seems to work, and that's cause of the respawn system.
Like any co-op, works best with friends. If you're gonna play with randoms, stick to Bronze since it's easy.

DEG23
03-16-2012, 12:19 AM
STUPID freakin A Button in multiplayer.

A to hack. A to revive. A to sprint. A to dodge/roll. WTF. The A button is only reason I've gotten killed every single time. I do a roll into a wall when I try to take cover. I hack when I try to revive.

This, so many times i have gone to take cover but had the joystick slightly to one side and had Shepard roll out in the open and in MP i have gone to revive someone and instead had my character take cover. ME2 had a solid system, i'd like to meet the genius who decided to change it and completely ruin it for ME3:mad:

fastNcurious
03-16-2012, 01:01 AM
New game plus won't let me change class?!?!? W.T.F. Why would I want to play the same freakin class twice in a row?! FFS. Grrrrrrrrrr

I mak3 big boom
03-16-2012, 03:00 AM
New game plus won't let me change class?!?!? W.T.F. Why would I want to play the same freakin class twice in a row?! FFS. Grrrrrrrrrr

Same here. I wanted to change from soldier to infiltrator for insanity but it won't let me :(.

DarkMellie
03-16-2012, 09:35 AM
New game plus won't let me change class?!?!? W.T.F. Why would I want to play the same freakin class twice in a row?! FFS. Grrrrrrrrrr
That's just ridiculous... exactly as you said, why on earth would you play the game twice with the same class?!?!

T FUNK 1984
03-16-2012, 10:05 AM
Rolling. I've been trying to run past the same part of cover but it keeps on trying to put me into cover, doing a forward roll then standing back up again. I then die as I'm getting shot to shit, respawn and the cycle starts again.

Oh and I'm sure I've said this 3 times already but grenade spam - WTF.

EmporerDragon
03-16-2012, 10:10 AM
Drell Adepts in multiplayer. There's nothing wrong with the class itself, but for some reason, whenever they use Reave, it creates a shrill, whirring sound that plays almost continuously for the entire match. Needless to say, it gets annoying pretty fast.

SWi IVI IVI ER
03-16-2012, 06:00 PM
Kai Lang. I dislike that guy...

shooterking69
03-16-2012, 06:46 PM
why the fuck do i keep getting the same shit in my specter packages

Jellybean468
03-16-2012, 08:48 PM
All of my progress just got deleted. Managed to savour my save game, but all of my achievement progress is gone. That's an extra 1000 enemies gone.

weird carrot
03-16-2012, 10:43 PM
-Very short for a ME game, took me 23 hours to hit the 950g mark
-Lack of areas to wander around (Normandy and the Citadel)
-Side quests are lame 'fetch quests' that you complete without noticing
-hardly any NPC characters to talk to, just stand near them, get quest
-Jessica I-forget-her-name
-War assets are utterly irrelevant given the endings
-Lack of any epilogue
-shitty deus ex machina of an ending
-Space God Child
-'A' button is everything in this game
-Lack of a REAL romance scene, just hints and cliched conversations
-Choices are pointless given the ending
-Pay to level up style of online play
-Easy achievements
-Didn't focus hard enough on already established characters
-Paragon or Renegade is irreverent
-There's only 7 REAL side missions that end in about 10 minutes
-Fight Cerberus more than the Reapers
-Grenades on insanity...every...10...seconds
-Conversations among NPCs loop far to often,Most only having about 3 lines

These may seem like nit-picks but after how impressed I was with ME1/2 I had really high hopes for this game and I just feel utterly let down.

D347H0FL0V3
03-17-2012, 02:14 AM
Another complaint I have (that isn't about the gameplay) is how, majority of the time I start ME3, it does that stupid profile change crap where it sends me back through the EA & BioWare logos.

WeapDog
03-17-2012, 08:37 AM
Bitch, You Don't Understand Shit. - YouTube

cjdavies
03-17-2012, 01:54 PM
Yet to play this but this is more of a bitching thread for this forum:

Why so many new threads about the ending? If you want to rant/discuss it, post it in one that is already made.

The Eddmeister
03-17-2012, 02:00 PM
-Very short for a ME game, took me 23 hours to hit the 950g mark
-Lack of areas to wander around (Normandy and the Citadel)
-Side quests are lame 'fetch quests' that you complete without noticing
-hardly any NPC characters to talk to, just stand near them, get quest
-Jessica I-forget-her-name
-War assets are utterly irrelevant given the endings
-Lack of any epilogue
-shitty deus ex machina of an ending
-Space God Child
-'A' button is everything in this game
-Lack of a REAL romance scene, just hints and cliched conversations
-Choices are pointless given the ending
-Pay to level up style of online play
-Easy achievements
-Didn't focus hard enough on already established characters
-Paragon or Renegade is irreverent
-There's only 7 REAL side missions that end in about 10 minutes
-Fight Cerberus more than the Reapers
-Grenades on insanity...every...10...seconds
-Conversations among NPCs loop far to often,Most only having about 3 lines

These may seem like nit-picks but after how impressed I was with ME1/2 I had really high hopes for this game and I just feel utterly let down.

Second everything on this list!
Saved me typing it all out, good job :P

Livesquid
03-17-2012, 06:16 PM
Anyone else beat Kai Leng on the second wave and then nothing? I'm standing in the room where I killed him and there's no third wave, there's. O cutscenes, there's nothing. I press my LS in and my objective is still 'Defeat Kai Leng'. Wtf do I do now?

mjc0961
03-17-2012, 08:41 PM
The shitty multiplayer. I would be fine to pretend it doesn't exist and just keep playing single player, but no! You need to play this shit for two achievements apparently. What a pile of ass this is, too. It sucks for the same reason Pinnacle Station and Arrival sucked: all combat, no story. Except this is even worse because they take away all your single player guns and skills and make you start over, and you can't get upgrades on your own terms. You have to keep buying these stupid fucking packs and hope that the gun upgrade, weapon mod, or item you needed shows up. Gee thanks game, why would I want to just buy the upgrades and guns that are useful to my class? Spending my credits to get random, useless shit is so much better.

Also, all the times this game tries to sell you shit. The ending tells you to buy DLC. The MP tries to sell you those previously mentioned packs for REAL MONEY. This is exactly the kind of shit that Valve won't let EA do on Steam, and I say good for Valve. We shouldn't have to put up with this. We paid $60 for the game, stop begging for more within the game. And really, a screen telling you to buy DLC in the FUCKING ENDING?! Eat a bag of dicks EA, seriously. I wish you had never bought BioWare and Microsoft was still publishing these games. Sure, PS3 people would be out of luck, but AT LEAST THE ENDING WOULDN'T CONTAIN A SCREEN ASKING ME TO BUY MORE CONTENT!!!!!

*sigh* I still can't get over that this site wrote an entire article saying that EA isn't evil. They're still the epitome of evil in this industry, and shit like that is just more evidence to throw on the mountain.

T FUNK 1984
03-17-2012, 11:15 PM
This time lock mission bullshit. Picked what I thought was the non story progressing mission twice now (didn't want to read a guide, didn't want any spoilers) only to have it be the mission that progresses the game so I can't go back and do the other mission!


So I now have to keep on playing, missing out parts of the game then re-load a previous save later and reply a couple of hours of game to be able to pick the missions I missed again. Fucking love it.

13ip0lar
03-18-2012, 06:52 AM
So I did this community challenge first attempt and figured it was easy enough so I will try Gold. Problem is I keep getting kicked from every game instantly. I love kids that think MP Co-op is MLG Pro shit and they know what/who's good and who isn't I guarantee I could own anyone of these kids that keeps kicking me out of groups in any FPS for their choosing. Hell, even in a TPS.

Just annoying. Fucking MP Co-op, we aren't playing for fucking money, KDR, bragging rights, nothing. Just trying to beat the 11 waves just like everyone else for XP and credits to get leet swag. This is why I haven't played this game since I beat (100%) it. -.-

McGoogles
03-18-2012, 08:01 AM
Just annoying. Fucking MP Co-op, we aren't playing for fucking money, KDR, bragging rights, nothing. Just trying to beat the 11 waves just like everyone else for XP and credits to get leet swag. This is why I haven't played this game since I beat (100%) it. -.-

What level/class were you? Low-levels who search and attempt to play Gold matches tend to get kicked a lot. Not only will they barely help in clearing the waves, but they will most likely get downed a lot because of their scarcely upgraded skills and mediocre weapons and thus become a burden to the other teammates.

Although, I can understand your frustration; this game is nowhere near as competitive as other games (Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Halo: Reach, etc.) and shouldn't be treated as such.

13ip0lar
03-18-2012, 12:23 PM
Like 130 overall with a few toons sitting between 14-18. It's just horseshit. Not to mention I joined a game with 3 people and they kicked me because they said they were trying to get a buddy in. THAT'S WHAT FUCKING PRIVATE GAMES ARE FOR FFS! Sounded redneck as hell, so I didn't even feel micing up was necessary. Hasn't happened recently, but happened for like 5 minutes plus at the time.

It's whatever. I've done the challenge at least 3 times now just to make sure nothing goes wrong and my one clear was in some way bugged.

Jellybean468
03-18-2012, 03:27 PM
That ending was so so so bad.

ttdrevan
03-18-2012, 06:11 PM
MP is difficult, on 19 lvl Sentinel with Warp, Overload, Armor max life, shield, weapon damage points I've managed to complete only 1 silver map, luckyly others were about 18 lvl also. I am not even trying gold.

Also: Geez who the hell made quest log? It was so good in 2, now all side quests aren't even updating and I've lost 5 side quests, because I have completed Tuchanka and after Citadel attack all sidequests for it were erased :/

Mr Yac
03-18-2012, 08:54 PM
banshee's and their damn 1 hit kills, such crap especilly when they pull you from 10 feet away to do it. a 1 hit down fine, but just insta death with full health and shields bugs the hell out of me

DEG23
03-19-2012, 07:28 AM
I have decided i'm not going for an Insanity run in ME3 simply because the combat is getting on my nerves. The Kai Leng battle felt like the kind of boss fight one would expect in some cheap FPS game. Apart from Saren in ME1, all enemies could be defeated with timing and tactics and there was an element of realism to each fight. I had Garrus and Ashley both firing Widow rounds in to him and his shields could take each hit and barely drop:mad:

The combat on the final Earth mission was boring and cheap. Unlike the final push on the citadel in ME1 where you had a variety of enemies and locations, and the collector base in ME2 where even though it was the same enemy, the sequences were fairly short, the Earth mission was the same enemies and location again and again and seemed to go on forever. That kind of gameplay is fun in MP but i can't understand why Bioware didn't make the SP combat fun and challenging like the first two ME games.

Auburok
03-19-2012, 08:05 AM
Finally done with this game. Started another playthrough on normal, and started noticing that listening to all the dialog and doing all the side missions, I'm half way through the game at about 10 hours. The last game took me about 30 hours to finish, and the first game took around 60-70. I got more gameplay out of the "Veteran" achievement than the actual storyline.

Sucks that Bioware decided to go this route. This RPG series had a lot of promise a few years ago. Once in a while the game throws a bone in the form of of picking a side. Sort of predictable and boring.

Guess we'll see what's announced at the end of March.

If you don't play them why are you commenting on them? Most Battlefield maps are the size of small cities. This isn't CoD. You can camp sure, but the likelihood you will get over 5 kills a map is low. Not to mention the environment is destructible. Most of the corners or walls you would hide behind can be demolished, so in the end camping is not all that efficient in getting kills, nor can you really stay in the same spot the whole game. There are exceptions to this rule of course, but for the most part CoD and BF are hardly comparable other than they are FPS games.

Again, please don't bash something if you don't play it. Especially an outstanding franchise like Battlefield. Oh and btw BF2 and BF3 not a good example of competitive gaming? LOL? Are you serious? Maybe BF3 in that they are slow to finally start rolling out private servers, but BF2? Get real dude...

Power chord.

Anyway, it's not a good example. This is reflected by lack of adoption by gaming leagues. Even when they do play it, they play the PC version, so they can play maps custom tailored so they are suited to competitive play. A game where you can feel blindly for a good few minutes to find an enemy isn't really something I'd consider competitive; it's something the two leagues that feature the game have taken in to account for their 4v4 and 6v6 game types. Battlefield out of the box: adversarial, yes, but competitive? Eh.

Hansathan
03-19-2012, 10:04 AM
After finally beating the game yesterday (and somehow avoiding ending spoilers for the past 2 weeks, while using these forums every day), I have a few complaints. I'll start by saying that I don't have as much of a problem with the ending as most people seem to have (but that's a story for another day/thread). That being said, I think it's dumb you can't change your class for NG+. I was looking forward to trying the Infiltrator class for my Insanity run, but looks like I'm stuck with Sentinel. Oh well, guess i'll just use sniper and shottys instead of AR and pisty on this playthrough.

Hmm...guess that's it for now. Could have sworn I had more when I started. All in all, I'm not nearly as disappointed with this game as it seems like most people are. Then again, (like my girlfriend says all the time), "I like everything, and it's really hard for me to dislike something unless it's God-awful"). Guess I should be thanking the "Space Child" for my optimism :)

Dan261
03-19-2012, 08:53 PM
Noobs in MP during this event, ugh. I love wasting my missile launchers and med packs for nothing. Utterly useless.

Mr Yac
03-19-2012, 10:57 PM
why in the world does every class start with a point in a skill, pretty much means you can't max them out properly if it's not a skill you want to use since theres not enough points unless you waste a respec which in their infinite wisdom is a friggin rare drop

I3east Lig3r
03-19-2012, 11:33 PM
F*** banshees one grabbed me through a wall and instantly killed me. All I see is an arm grab me through the f****** wall and kill me. Bioware all I can say is why did you even bother with insta-kills?

Spanish Assault
03-20-2012, 01:28 PM
Man people complain about everything....

Bottom line....this is the first time I've enjoyed playing a MP since COD4.