[ME3 spoiler] Big Bad July 30th, 2018, 12:53 am
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Remember Mass Effect 3? I do. Every now and then at least, at which point I get very emotional about characters and plots and what-could-have-beens. I love Mass Effect, but I feel cheated that I did not get to have a showdown with Harbringer. If I so had to crawl through his insides to fight him (which would have been awesome I tell you)

On a side note, if I ever were to get in over my head with cosplay and do armor and stuff, I'd probably do ME3 ending Shepard, battered, bruised and bloody.

Posted @ June 30th, 2018, 12:59 pm

Posted @ November 18th, 2019, 2:20 am

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I hate it in games when you HAVE to play the martyr. YOU DO IT ALIST...I mean ANDERSON.

ps. All kidding aside, I still liked 3 more than 1 (overall,not storywise), just because of ones klunky feeling.

Posted @ July 30th, 2018, 2:25 am

harbinger is insignificant and dies like all the rest if you choose destroy. at the end he's just one of many reapers that happen to be the one speaking with you.
also, i wouldn't call the catalyst "the big bad", he just doing his job and was actually helpful since he realized that his "solution" doesn't work anymore, shepard might been the first to reach that far but likely not the last.
not really sure what you complaining about, i mean we did get the most epic showdown against the toughest boss in the entire mass effect series: "marauder shields" who is clearly the real big bad of the trilogy! =D

Posted @ July 30th, 2018, 8:43 am

This happens to be a point of contention for me. Most people seem to dislike 3's ending, but I enjoy it most of all. I get why they dislike it; Because BioWare said "We give you choice" and then flipped around on that promise. But that's no reason to ruin your enjoyment. If you can look past bad development practices, then it may just be enjoyable. For me, the ending is good, because it's the epitome of everything the games stood for up to that point; You just have to do what needs to be done. But if you want to shout at Harbinger, well, you can imagine you're flinging yourself headfirst into the Reaper network and shouting the Reapers apart, Dragonborn style. Be creative!

Posted @ July 30th, 2018, 1:51 pm

@zenat: cool just forget about the choices and shoot the starchild.

Posted @ July 30th, 2018, 11:02 pm

Crawling inside Harbringer would work great as a truly epic battle! I played ME3 in 2015, long after all the controversy have happened, so I knew what will happen and didn't have time to think of something grand for finale. Both blessing and a curse.

Posted @ July 31st, 2018, 2:39 pm

Damn Kid

I hated that kid when he was alive, because he was a lazy attempt to make me sad. I hated him in the dream forest, because I had to run so slow and there were character I cared far more about who were ignored. I hated him as the Catalyst, because it was a lazy, poorly defined plot point, which came out of nowhere.

Also Harbinger had a cool voice.

Posted @ August 1st, 2018, 12:17 am

@Sharp-Claw: ME2 is by far the best game in the series, but ME3 was pretty ok in chunks. I'm excluding the ending. ME1 meanwhile... I only got into it at the very end, so yeah, I guess it's a bit of a reverse ME3?

@Blazypika2: But Harby and I had a relationship. Not a friendly one, but nevertheless. It was more personal.
And I disagree. Marauder Shields was a goddamn hero. How dare you sully his name!

@Jemolk: I like your take on it, and I'm happy that you like it. For me though, the ending was... pretty much the opposite of what the series was about. To me, Mass Effect is about drawing strength from our differences, and because of that synthesis in particular rubs me the wrong way.
I do like that they added the "bad" ending, and the whole Liara's records helping other aliens defeat the reapers later thing. And I mean, the whole krogan plotline? Amazing. consequences from three games worth of choices. Got guilted into admitting the whole mess to the krogans because I was emotionally invested. A+

@wildmageguy: Look, I did, after the extended ending was added. Because I was frustrated with not being able to ask the questions I wanted to. I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE FOURTH ENDING AT THE TIME. The sudden tone shift and that voice was terrifying when I epxected nothing to happen.

@mamiser: ... was it really that long ago? I feel old. Very old all of a sudden.

@WillR: I feel you, I really do. Now, if you add the indoctrination theory to the mix, and if it had been explored a bit more... then hell to the yes. Excellent addition to the game.
And yes, Harbringer did have a cool voice.

Posted @ August 6th, 2018, 3:19 pm

@zenat: how did i sully his name? it was a clear compliment...

PS: i love that you call harbinger "harby" xD

Posted @ August 6th, 2018, 4:45 pm

@Blazypika2: We have known Harbringer so long that I think we have earned the right to give him a nickname. It also makes him seem much less cool, which I like very much.

Posted @ August 21st, 2018, 11:54 am