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Is there any sign of a complete edition of this ever being released with all DLC included?

Still haven't got around to playing it despite completing and living the first two games.

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But Gorf...

After giving the Geth the gift of life, you'd wipe them out?

... you monster.

Gorf is right - Shepard is being played on any of the other endings - destroy is the only option

and losing the Geth and EDI makes it all the more bitter sweet - particularly as I'd sacrificed Quarians to save them in the first place - actually not that the idiot Quarians were much of a loss Tali aside - I did shed a tear for what happened to her mind

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Question regarding Citadel... spoilered just in case.

I was hoping to do this on my main save which is right before the finale, so the only place I can travel seems to be the point of no return and triggers the mission to earth. I guess i'd need an earlier save to be able to do the DLC now? I've got another Shep who is coming up to the Cerberus attack (which I read is the earliest you can do it) but I would rather do it on my proper Shep. Any ideas?

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Eeehh, perhaps I'm being overly touchy, but you may want to spoiler that, Joe.

Pre extended ending I preferred Destroy. Post, it's got to be Control, leaving the Commander to be the Shepherd s/he was destined to always be.

Possibly right! I've spoilered :) .

Think I did the

sythesis options on my previous ones. The other alternative just struck me as a right big fuck off to all the hassle I had with getting the Geth thing sorted out. Also...EDI.

Question regarding Citadel... spoilered just in case.

I was hoping to do this on my main save which is right before the finale, so the only place I can travel seems to be the point of no return and triggers the mission to earth. I guess i'd need an earlier save to be able to do the DLC now? I've got another Shep who is coming up to the Cerberus attack (which I read is the earliest you can do it) but I would rather do it on my proper Shep. Any ideas?

Yeah, you've gone a little bit too far, unfortunately. Once on that last mission, there ain't no turning back!

Well, rllmuk is the 2nd cuntiest forum... ;)

But let me address that anyway.

Shepard is totally being played... if the Commander was to choose synthesis. It's the epic solution the reapers always wanted. It's also a wholly immoral choice in my opinion. How dare one being make that decision for an entire galaxy of intelligent species. The hubris.

Control however, is the best solution in my opinion. Yes, the reapers are not defeated in the traditional sense, but they now aid the Galaxy as a whole, aided by the one soul that sacrificed itself to provide a soul for the legion of machines hell-bent on fixing the problems of organic and artificial life. Saving both in the process.

Also:

It's exactly what the indoctrinated Saren wanted to do to everyone. And - despite me turning him back to the good side - I really don't want his ideas working out again!

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Yeah, you've gone a little bit too far, unfortunately. Once on that last mission, there ain't no turning back!

Ta :)

Turns out I have an auto-save about an hour earlier on

pre Cerberus base

that will work just fine.

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Well, rllmuk is the 2nd cuntiest forum... ;)

But let me address that anyway.

Shepard is totally being played... if the Commander was to choose synthesis. It's the epic solution the reapers always wanted. It's also a wholly immoral choice in my opinion. How dare one being make that decision for an entire galaxy of intelligent species. The hubris.

Control however, is the best solution in my opinion. Yes, the reapers are not defeated in the traditional sense, but they now aid the Galaxy as a whole, aided by the one soul that sacrificed itself to provide a soul for the legion of machines hell-bent on fixing the problems of organic and artificial life. Saving both in the process.

Nah its not being cunty in this context - there is no easy answer to this, the sacrifices made don't make it easier to live with

but...

Control plays Shepard just as much, it just continues the status quo substituting Shephard for the Catalyst, it gives no reassurance that the cycle won't repeat, or that Shepard won't become what the Catalyst is now - it all gives no real guarantee that Shephard won't become what the Reapers want her to be or that the control is true.

No, consequences be damned and everything I struggled to bring them about....the only option is to nuke them all from orbit and have faith that the cycle is not inevitable - you have to have faith and every step I took up to this point was to end this, not place my faith in the hand of a set of machines set on wiping out advanced intelligent life every few millennia

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Besides, everyone knows that Citadel is actually the 'six months later' epilogue to the story and since

EDI is fine then obviously the Catalyst was spouting a load of bull and the Geth are fine too! Everyone gets loud and spills drinks at the best house party ever, of all time. The end.

That's my Mass Effect story and no-one can tell me otherwise, speculation be damned! :P

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Is there any sign of a complete edition of this ever being released with all DLC included?

Still haven't got around to playing it despite completing and living the first two games.

They didn't do a Complete version of ME2 AFAIK, so I doubt we'll see one for ME3. Continuing to sell £50 of DLC that's worth paying for seems like a no-brainer. Maybe it'll be a Game on Gold now it's been on PSPlus, or a have a really big discount.

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Oh my, I forgot how good Sur'Khesh is, that music :wub:

Having such a good time on this, finished Citadel on my main save and now 15 hours into my infiltrator Shep, who's just got his hands on an M-90 Indra.

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Bought Leviathan earlier this evening and already finished it. It felt awfully short. I was throughly enjoying it and it had all the signs of Shadow Broker quality, until it abruptly ended :(

Ah well, Citadel is next in line. My current saved game is right before the final stretch (I think, I have just one quest:

Assault Illusive Man's HQ

, does it make sense to finish the main story line before do Citadel?

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More advice needed folks... I've two scans left for 100% but it's in a zone with fully alert Reapers, the only mission I have left to do is the

Cerberus base assault

, and I believe after this I won't be able to travel anywhere I choose.

Is there something I can do to make the Reaper alertness disappear other than missions? I was thinking multi-player but I don't have a gold sub...

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No, the Reapers stay, period. What helped me was leaving and re-entering the area, that seems to spawn you at different entry points. Or scan, remember where you scanned, leave the area and re-enter. Takes time but slowly you find what you are looking for.

edit: also, when they catch you it is Game Over but the game is auto-saved (on PS3 at least) when you entered the system. So in fact, you lost absolutely nothing. Just choose retry et voila.

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It autosaves on 360 as well.

A good method to avoid problems is when the scan alerts the reapers you get the red arrows around the edge of the system. Scan those areas first so if there's an asset there you can get to it before the reapers spawn.

I have a feeling eventually they disappear again, or maybe there's a trigger.

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No, the Reapers stay, period. What helped me was leaving and re-entering the area, that seems to spawn you at different entry points. Or scan, remember where you scanned, leave the area and re-enter. Takes time but slowly you find what you are looking for.

edit: also, when they catch you it is Game Over but the game is auto-saved (on PS3 at least) when you entered the system. So in fact, you lost absolutely nothing. Just choose retry et voila.

There is a way to kind of get you on the right side of the area - when you've left it, rotate your ship - with the front it it heading toward the area you want to appear from. It'll pretty much get you into the closest area :) . It can be a little bit tricky, but always works for me.

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There's a free ending DLC that expands on characters, cutscenes etc. I'll admit that I finished the game with the DLC and wondered how awful the ending had been originally.

Seeing this thread again has made me play it all over again on PC-

But with a HAPPY ENDING mod because I don't need my heart ripped out twice, thanks/

Had a wee YouTube of this. Not sure it works for me! Played a few related videos though and think I definitely need to give Leviathan a go, just to get the last few pieces of the puzzle.

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I recommend playing it with headphones and/or surround sound, it felt like my teeth were going to rattle out of my head. Bassiest exposition ever.

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Started my Renegade playthrough to mop op the few remaining Nerd Points for Platinum. Some heartbreaking choices :( Story spoilers.

I just shot Mordin :o And betrayed the Krogan :o I feel like such a bad person now :( Mordin even raised his voice when I told him about the sabotage. I am on a road to self destruction and I am taking the universe with me.

Good news though, I finally shot that twat Udina without feeling bad about it. My Citadel party is not going to be crowded :lol:

Bloody hell, I just shot

Wrex!

Man, Renegade is no fun at all :(

edit: and finished. Another fine Platinum.

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So I've posted before about my love of this series and of ME3 in particular, and my original run was DLC-free. That has all been saved for my current Insanity run and I'm now at the point of no return and just this minute finished Citadel.

And it has left me wrecked.

The mission part of it is excellent enough - good mini-plot, lots of proper laugh-out-loud lines and it had an aloof and playful air to it. I knew the culmination of the DLC was a party, but that's all I knew. So I loved the little surprise visits pre-party from my friends and the party itself - wow.

Because make no mistake, these characters really are my friends. We've had a journey that's spanned 7 years and I've got to know these people and their quirks; Garrus has become my best bud - and it's been great seeing him go from a bit of a wet-behind-the-ears cop to some awesome marksman. Wrex is, well, Wrex - all aggression but with a twinkle in that deep-set eye. Jack provided some bravado, swears and humour, Liara started out innocent but turned into a real powerhouse within the universe, Zaeed was just some hard-ass merc with a face like a smacked-arse but a voice like gravel - but he was an honourable man.

That party let me just enjoy them without having to pick favourites, to talk without having to weigh-up the consequences, to reminisce but not forget that to laugh is to live.

And the photo...

goodness that hit me. What a perfectly scripted moment, beautifully followed-up in the morning (what is the music playing as you head back to the Normandy? It's so serene and peaceful). That little look out at the ship, too it's...very poignant.

There's quite a big part of me that doesn't want to see a Mass Effect 4, purely because I won't ever see my friends again, and that party will be my last memory of most of them.

And I miss them.

God I love this game.

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Haven't played any of the DLC yet (on any of the games, waiting to do a rerun), but that was a great post that I heartily agree with.

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The piece you're asking about is called "Farewell and Into The Inevitable" I think. You could roll credits after that scene and it would be perfect.

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Gabe, would you really describe Garrus as wet-behind-the-years when you first meet him? I never got that impression. He was quick to bring out his gun in the stand-off at Dr Michel's, was still sore about being mired in Citadal bureaucracy for Dr Saleon's escape, and let's not forget he wasn't shy about investigating one of his own species' most celebrated Spectres. I classed Garrus as a seasoned cop, jaded by the Citadel institution; joining the Normandy gave him a taste of what he always wanted - calibrating giant guns how to become Space Batman. :D

Garrus Vakarian is my favourite character to come out of all the Science Fiction I have seen and read.

Well by wet behind the ears I guess I mean more that he had led a rather sheltered life, and he didn't realise just quite how grey the world out there was - a view he shifts to as ME1 progresses. He was a good cop strangled by the bureaucratic red tape, that's true, but he lacked discipline. Luckily for him, I taught him the right way to handle himself. He should be very grateful to call me a friend (plus I let him win the shooting match on the Citadel, even though I could have nailed it. I think deep down he knew that, but we never spoke of it, and it made him happy.)

Garrus is a brilliant character though. I liked him in ME1, but I didn't love him until ME2, when he became such a bad-ass. It was only on my Insanity playthrough that I ever really appreciated his skill with his sniper rifle (on Normal you don't really need to use it), and from that point on he was pretty much in every mission in ME2 & 3. He had some great lines, too, and really did feel like he was properly there for my Shep.

But that's the brilliance of the series - because you can shape them by having an effect on their choices it means that you get a feel for actually interacting with these folks, rather than just picking whatever the best 'good' lines every time. With Jack, for example, I knew she'd respond better to more aggressive or forceful language; Liara, more gentle, Garrus - a bit of both, depending on whether we were having a joke or I needed to kick him into shape. It's actually a shame Jack wasn't a main character in ME3, as I think she was a great character too. Yeah, a bit "heart of gold under hard shell", but the beauty of that is that *I* had to unlock that softer side. I could have kept pandering to her aggressiveness, but I actually listened to what she said and chose appropriate responses to help her become a part of the universe again, instead of letting her drift into obscurity. Plus her interactions with Miranda at the party are totally worth it.

Now it could be that I'm imagining a lot of these things, but that's not really the point - because it just proves that the series is sooooo good that it asks - nay, demands - that my mind create additional backstory/meanings/actions. How many games can really do that? It's such a wonderful thing.

Here's a fun fact: I've only ever played as a Paragon, because I like my team too much to be nasty to them, even though they'll be ok. I guess tough love isn't my thing.

Seriously, I love this series.

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Has there been any more word on whether the trilogy is coming out on the PS4/Xone yet? I'm kinda thinking it was all some big fucking joke against me and my obsession with the games, but it'd be so bloody great to have them slightly tarted up and running on the PS4.

Says the idiot who's played them all on both the 360 and PC with all the DLC...multiple, multiple times...

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