This right here is why I can't bring myself to buy ME3 (well aside from the ending fiasco and the lies about what we were paying for before release of the game anyways).
I can deal with the "there is a chance for every crew member to die if you make the wrong choices" idea, but I the story is gut wrenching enough without losing shepard and Thane with absolutely no recourse
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With all the shitstorm bioware is facing, adding more coals to the fire may be a dangerous move. When I first played ME 3, and it got to the part where he was on his death bed, I couldn't do it. I turned the game off and I cried. I honestly cried. It took me several days to play it again, and when I did, I couldn't even go with my original Shepard, I went with an alternate that romanced Garrus.
Not only was I torn up, and broken inside from Thane's death. I had to endure Legion's sacrifice and Mordin's as well. It was clear to me that I needed to see the ending. It was then I had focused so much energy into wanting this end, you know what i mean. The one where you actually FEEL like you've made a difference. My Riza chose the "red" path. I was beyond disappointed. Anti-climatic is a huge understatment for what I felt. Of course, I was "told" of this new ending where Shepard lives and so do a few others. Once more, I suffered and went through all the pain stakingly heart wrenching moments JUST to see the "green ending"
Three time... it took me 3 times to play it and finally be able to say I'm at peace with the ending. And damn if Bioware didn't just say they are going to work on it and will have a better conclusion for everyone by mid-April. Seriously!?? I mean come on! You do this shit to me NOW!? Hahaha, sorry. I know I just ranted but this really touched me. And my main point is, I feel without Thane, there is no Shepard. She sacrificed her body and whatever was left of what made her finally found peace with Thane across the ocean he spoke so vividly about. It may not be the "ending" everyone wants, but to me? I was good with it. Hell, I'm still good with it. They are together and at least bioware can fuck that up you know?
yeah .... I have exactly the same feelings .... exactly my words
when I first played ME3 and Thane died...I did not want to continue ... and when I finally continued ... it was even worse - no photo on the table, no memories, no words of comfort from Squadmates, NOTHING .... just a name on the board of honor .... * sad * sad * sad *
I think for that very reason is why I never went to finish my original Shepard's playthough. Which to me is sad, because I had her since Mass Effect (i'm sure i'm not going to win any popularity contests) and to me I can't stand playing the origianl game. But I endured it so she had the full experience. Mass Effect 2 was a dream I never wanted to wake from. Then... well you know what happens with the 3rd.
Maybe i'll try it... maybe. But if I put up enough effort to get my galatic readiness over 70% and actually have enough for the "green ending" she at least BETTER picture Thane as she decends into the great white void....because I know with Riza Shepard, when she romanced Garrus, the three she pictured right before she blacked out was Anderson, Joker and FREAKING LIARA!! lol, I screamed, "WHAT!?!?!? NO GARRUS!?!?!??!" I was shocked o.o
I am really upset over how they handled Thane. You grow a connection only for them to mascara it in 3. There are some things I like about the new game but a few good things cant out weigh all the other crap. I hope they make some DLC real quick to fix this problem
I completely agree (even if this is a really old post lol)
I still can't bring myself to buy the game. I keep seeing it on the website and in games stores and I've even gotten to the checkout a couple of times and then put it back on the shelf.
As upsetting as it is that Bioware lied about our "over 17 unique endings" that they touted and then didn't deliver on, I guess I could have put up with a depressingly tragic ending... But the two things I just couldn't stand the idea of seeing was Kaidan being such an ass for so damned much of the game, and the idea of thane dying regardless of what I did throughout the trilogy.
I guess it's a testament to the writing skills of the crew that worked on the first two games, that I have invested so much time and emotional energy into the first two games that I can't bear to see it all come crashing down like that.
Better late than never lol XD But I totally agree there were a "many" things that they promised and failed to deliver. I have been following the game for awhile and to see that..ending to it all. Was heartbreaking to say the least.But that's what head cannons are for. So anytime I rp or write stories I have an alt ending I made. Also about Kaidan...I totally agree. They turned him into a jerk in the last 2 games. It kinda sucks that if he is an L.I he treat you like that... To be frank I wish you had a slap him in the face interrupt..he totally had it coming.
Oooh I was so hoping for a renegade clicky like there was throughout ME2 where you could slap him or punch him or give him the finger or an incredulous look and flounce off... or something!! I mean really He should have known shep better than that! Especially in 3!!
*sigh* aaah well, I shall continue to read awesome fic and write my own and pretend that the game went the way is was meant to lol. Like you said, that's what head cannon is for
lol yup. Kaidan is a weird one for me. When I'm romancing him I love him and I can be very understanding of his PMS,but when I decide to romance someone else (Or if I'm in a bad mood when I get to that scene in 2 lol) then my shep gets very wibbly/angry/incensed with him lol.