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post #2221 of 2267
I haven't really been interested in the single player DLC but I have been jumping back into the multiplayer from time to time. I gotta say, they really did a great job considering how it seemed originally like it was going to be a lame tack-on. Its held up really well and they've done well at adding things to keep it fresh.
post #2222 of 2267
I feel bad for anyone that passes on citadel. By far the best dlc to date with lots of replay appeal.
post #2223 of 2267
*shrugs* Something about going back to the middle of the story after finishing it seems 'odd' to me. That said, I've been seeing quite a few great reviews of it but right now I have no interest. Maybe if the price drops or all the single player DLC gets packaged together I might pick it up.
post #2224 of 2267
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Originally Posted by the red worm View Post

I feel bad for anyone that passes on citadel. By far the best dlc to date with lots of replay appeal.

Awesome, I'll pick it up.

I'm still trying to figure out why Omega won't load. I went online and it looks like it's supposed to kick off via email, but I've no email at my station. Ugh. Maybe I'll delete it and download it again.

-JR
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post #2226 of 2267
Been playing citadel....I'm about two hours in. It's pretty good, but the tone is completely different from the rest of the series. It's incredibly cheeky, a little too much so. It's a lot of fun, and makes for some good fan service as a side story, but its a real head scratcher in context of the game. The premise is silly - Shepard throws a house party for his crew. The encounters so far have been borderline ridiculous, its constantly poking fun at itself, I mean its literally ME3 as an action comedy flick. I'm really enjoying it though...but it absolutely feels out of place. It should be played only after you beat the game, not within the main storyline.
post #2227 of 2267
The party is the true ending for me. I just had a huge grin on my face the whole time.
post #2228 of 2267
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Originally Posted by the red worm View Post

The party is the true ending for me. I just had a huge grin on my face the whole time.

Lol yeah, I just finished it. Absolutely great way to end the series for now.
post #2229 of 2267
Meh, if they were to reduce the price I might consider it.

I really hope Bioware has learned something from this whole situation for the next game. I have a feeling game reviewers are going to have to specifically comment on the quality of the ending for the next game (spoiler free of course) to put peoples' concerns at rest.
post #2230 of 2267
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Originally Posted by SteveCallas View Post

Meh, if they were to reduce the price I might consider it.

I really hope Bioware has learned something from this whole situation for the next game. I have a feeling game reviewers are going to have to specifically comment on the quality of the ending for the next game (spoiler free of course) to put peoples' concerns at rest.
If any DLC is worth $15, this is it.

Also, no one complained about the endings to Mass Effect 1 or 2. The next game surely will be the beginning of a new trilogy at least.
post #2231 of 2267
The tough part is expecting someone to play through the game twice to be able to comment on the ending. Most reviewers don't care enough to do that!
post #2232 of 2267
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Originally Posted by the red worm View Post

The party is the true ending for me. I just had a huge grin on my face the whole time.

And skipped from going to the final war and let the entire galaxy dies?
post #2233 of 2267
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Originally Posted by SteveCallas View Post

Meh, if they were to reduce the price I might consider it.

I really hope Bioware has learned something from this whole situation for the next game. I have a feeling game reviewers are going to have to specifically comment on the quality of the ending for the next game (spoiler free of course) to put peoples' concerns at rest.

Bioware should have consider giving this DLC the "5th" ending choice as Shepard and the crew refused to join the final war. If they have to die, at least they can enjoy their best party before everyone in the galaxy gets nuked by the enemy. At least they get to die "happy" and drunk.
post #2234 of 2267
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Originally Posted by NoThru22 View Post

If any DLC is worth $15, this is it.

Also, no one complained about the endings to Mass Effect 1 or 2. The next game surely will be the beginning of a new trilogy at least.

I dunno, as much as I enjoyed it....I thought $15 was a little harsh for the amount of content.
post #2235 of 2267
Regarding the multiplayer side of the game... is there any benefit/reason to promoting characters once you've beaten the game? I know there are 'challenges' in multiplayer for promoting characters, but if I just let them stay at Level 20 it doesn't affect the unlocking of new characters via Packs, does it?
post #2236 of 2267
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Originally Posted by Rotoman View Post

*shrugs* Something about going back to the middle of the story after finishing it seems 'odd' to me. That said, I've been seeing quite a few great reviews of it but right now I have no interest. Maybe if the price drops or all the single player DLC gets packaged together I might pick it up.

This.

Although, not for me in this instance, I think they shoot themselves in the foot by not having post game content. Of course they shoehorned themselves into the situation. Single player DLC is best when it occurs post game or is designed to work at any stage of the game to include post game, so that those who have finished the game feel like they are continuing their adventure rather than just playing extra content. They are leaving money on the table by not having post ending DLC. I would not mind leading Garrus and company on a "Search for Shepard" mission.
post #2237 of 2267
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Originally Posted by mguy5 View Post

Regarding the multiplayer side of the game... is there any benefit/reason to promoting characters once you've beaten the game? I know there are 'challenges' in multiplayer for promoting characters, but if I just let them stay at Level 20 it doesn't affect the unlocking of new characters via Packs, does it?

The other benefit is to try out different specs on classes to experiment.
post #2238 of 2267
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Bioware should have consider giving this DLC the "5th" ending choice
Should have been IT.
post #2239 of 2267
Any body picked up on the immense low bass that comes about when a 'Possessed abomination' gets killed? Its bliss.tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Ashi777 View Post

Any body picked up on the immense low bass that comes about when a 'Possessed abomination' gets killed? Its bliss.tongue.gif

having more than one possessed abom die at once tops it, bonus points for it killing your teammates
post #2241 of 2267
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having more than one possessed abom die at once tops it, bonus points for it killing your teammates

Hahaha i don't mind it killing me considering the sound effect is so satisfying wink.gif
post #2242 of 2267
Mother of all things unholy.

I haven't played ME3 for a few weeks, but went to play it last night to dig into the latest DLC and finally finish the game. I'm right before the Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
assault on the illusive man
. When I booted the game up, I noticed that it didn't give me a "load game" option. Confused, I turned off my Xbox and turned it back on. No dice. I checked the hard drive and the only ME3 files present are all my DLC.

There isn't a single save game.

Anywhere.

Has this happened to anyone? Although I love the game, I'm not sure I want to go through the entire game again. Is this a recoverable glitch? Is it a glitch?

-JR
post #2243 of 2267
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Originally Posted by JuiceRocket View Post

Has this happened to anyone? Although I love the game, I'm not sure I want to go through the entire game again. Is this a recoverable glitch? Is it a glitch?
If you use the System menu to browse your storage device and don't see any save files that way, you ARE screwed.

Occasionally I back files up to USB drives and the cloud. Several times it saved me from tragedy, several times I found the backup older than I wanted it to be and the tragedy was repeating a hard task that had gone so amazingly well the first time.

Can't recall ME3 ever deleting files on me, but I haven't played since last summer so new bugs might exist. Never found the last few DLCs attractive enough...
post #2244 of 2267
You're probably doing cloud saves. Sync probably failed. If you go into xbox settings -> storage -> cloud saves, you should be able to see those saves. You can then copy them to the hard drive if you like.
post #2245 of 2267
Looks like they're gone. Nothing on my system and nothing on my cloud storage. This sucks. I've been purposely been putting off completing the game by extending time through all the dlc. My character was an import from ME2. I don't get how this happened, I had a ton of saves , so many in fact that each time I saved I'd save over much older saves.

The only thing I can do now is start from scratch and just plow through the game, but my character was level 58 or so, it'll be a pain to log that much time in again.

Ugh. How could this happen?
post #2246 of 2267
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Originally Posted by JuiceRocket View Post

Ugh. How could this happen?
Not sure. If you only had one game save from one runthrough, perhaps it was a simple hard disk glitch that clobbered that directory. Was the game installed to the HD, and is THAT still there? More than one file gone, I'd look around to see if more old game saves are missing...
post #2247 of 2267
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Originally Posted by mikepaul View Post

Not sure. If you only had one game save from one runthrough, perhaps it was a simple hard disk glitch that clobbered that directory. Was the game installed to the HD, and is THAT still there? More than one file gone, I'd look around to see if more old game saves are missing...

I had a ton of game saves, enough that I was overwriting old game saves each time I'd save. I don't know the architecture of the ME3 save game system, but I would assume it's separate files. When I went into my HD, I expected to see my DLC and a ton of save games (like my tons of save games in Oblivion). Instead all I see there is my DLC.

I didn't even think to check other games for save files, I'll do that later today.

-JR
post #2248 of 2267
I have three game save files, from 3/2012 (3MB), 4/2012 (3MB), and 8/2012 (2MB) so they apparently get dated when you start the game. They'd be my one Normal and two Insanity games, since I screwed up the first Insanity at Mars and needed to do it all over again. So each file contains all the saves you make. No idea why your file is gone, but if ALL the DLC is there, like the pile I still have, then the possibility still exists that a power surge during a save caused the file to go poof.

Use a USB stick to back your games up every night, and hope for the best about future problems...
post #2249 of 2267
I know this doesn't help now. For me, I always make one or two sets of backups especially on games that take a lot of hours to play. I never trust any online storage because there is no way for me to control where they save my games especially if the online storage auto syncs with my console.

Note about Mass Effect 2 or 3 (can't remember ME1) saves on their saved game files on X360. The saved file doesn't not allow being copied but only be moved. This means it only allow you to keep one copy of your saved game file.

As for X360 online storage, there are two ways it stores your file. If you never copy your save game file by hand to online storage, it just "sync" your files not quite in full form. If you manually copy your files to online storage, then it has a physical files copied there. Since ME2/3 doesn't allow direct copy of the saved game files, you can only hope whatever "sync" to the online storage, it has a complete set of the saved file data. The reason I think X360 by default doesn't copy the physical files is it also keeps a local online storage file on the hard drive and has fixed file size. If you have multiple Gamertags, all of them will be sharing the same local storage file which will run out of space before they all reached their limit. (I have tested this and proved it). The only way to ensure my saved game files all 100% sync all the files contents is manually copy each file to the online storage. That way, I can even delete the saved game file on the local hard drive and the online copy stays on the online storage.

On PS3, ME2/3 keeps two saved game files, one for your game progress which is not locked and other file for your total kills or data that are linked to the ME trophies. In other words, you cannot manually backup the ME "trophy" save file but you can backup your game progress to USB storage. You will need online storage to backup the ME "trophy" save file because it's allowed. If you have multiple separately playthroughs, game progress saved file get individual save files but the separate playthroughs share the same "trophies" save file.
post #2250 of 2267
I've got a weird question about the Leviathan DLC and I was wondering if anyone had an answer for me, as I haven't beaten the game (but I have completed Leviathan):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Near the end of the DLC, when you crash land onto the ship, before you dive down into the ocean, there are a bunch of artifact spheres in some of the tents you search. I read somewhere that you should destroy those spheres because they impact your game later on, but I completed the DLC without destroying them and I want to make sure I'm not taking away a possible good ending later on down the line. Do you know if it matters if you destroy the spheres or not?
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