/ Mass Effect 3 - Love and Hate
I have mixed feelings about ME3 ending. STRICTLY, as a story. It could have been told better. But once I Googled around wtf it meant and got exactly what Bioware was going for, it was an amazing dark ending. Fitting to the game's universe to be honest. Hopeless battle against a superior race and the toll it has taken on the commander.
Minuses include, if you take it as it is, it's very convoluted. Not many people without Google is going to understand wtf was going on. And it doesn't wrap up anything. I love dark endings (ala- some of Heavy Rain), but you gotta conclude the story man.
That's strictly story based. Gameplay wise, yeah it was all shit. I mean a franchise based on choices and consequences dumbs itself so much in the latest instalment, and VERY much so at the end choice to the point nothing really matters. Again, you could say that was intentional, given the context of the story and this is where that game design vs story stuff comes in but, no, to me that is inexcusable. Your choices always mattered in Heavy Rain and that had happy to downright depressing endings so it is do-able.
Heavy Rain - Pick one, pick all, they are all good to me
I just loved all the endings because pretty much all your choices mattered. And not only choices but if you unintentionally failed something, you cared. As it meant your simply fucked that part up with no retry screen and in some cases, character would die because of it.
That's one reason to love the endings, other is they all wrap up YOUR story nicely. And the teasing one at Paige's book signing gave me chills. That was awesome.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Easy as A,B,C (and D)
Terrible mechanic. It took me right out of the universe just like that *snaps fingers*. Just, no.
Great thread. Those are the three that came to me straight away. I'll add more posts later after more people (hopefully) participate.