If it's crap ... We'll tell you
I'm not saying that the games are equal(or that ME3 sucked), by any means, but they both have a similar situation where the endings seems to worsen the series name but have similar solutions to their problems.
In Mass Effect, the ending just kills the central idea of choice and control that you have in the Mass Effect universe when you are summoned into space by Reaper Jesus(which would've been the most badass final boss) and tells you that you can take out the reapers with one of three choices. This doesnt matter because it ultimately leads you to destroy all the mass effect relays which, if you destroy, blows up every solar system within its radius(which in turn would destroy all of the major planets and wipe out most of the population leading to the death of all the races), god knows how Earth could have survived the explosion in the secret endings.
I didn't play Final Fantasy XIII-2 but as a long time fan of the FF series, I'm banging my head on the wall as to why they would make a Final Fantasy XIII-3, once again taking one of the worst production ideas in Final Fantasy history and repeating it again.
There are two things that still give me some hope in the direction that they are taking in the seires. Mass Effect is just a huge universe with varieties of creatures with specific traditions and lore to explore. Since Mass Effect is such a huge franchise its more than likely that there will be a continuation of the Mass Effect universe. There was this Game Informer article that said that you will would want to keep your character saves. I'm hoping that they were concentrating on their idea of the ME MMO when development came towards the end of the game. Hopefully there was a whole new direction they wanted to take for the Mass Effect story and that is why the ending is so disappointing.
For Final Fantasy XIII, the developers of the game always had the original idea that it takes place in the Fabula Nova Crystallis universe. I find it interesting because the XIII games sets up the lore of the universe around it, taking about the gods and historical events in the universe. I'm still hopeful that they still have this idea in mind because they could use the ideas in the XIII series as base for the stories of FF versus XIII and Agito XIII which I am excited for.
Do you think that either of the series could be able to take this path? Am I totally wrong with my ideas(tell me what I missed if I do)? What do you think?post.
No For FF13-2 as it's just sequel baiting, the Lore might have backed it up the reasoning for the finale but the fact it's a noticable "Too be contuined" in a sequel game that's original had nicely tied everything up that it set out to accomplish and tell it's full story.
ME3 to me needed no excuse,I knew the finale would come at a great cost so that cost to me at least was something I was willing to pay the price, especially as "The Child" explained what the price may be.
No lore should "excuse" what you may feel is an unsatisfying ending however I'll simply say in defense of ME3(as I'm one of the few people who liked ME3's endings), the endings what they were, I was satisfied by that level of sacrifice that they required, if you weren't, you weren't. However I am highly against the "uproar" to add in "Better" endings.
No, they are both terrible.
Does XIII-2 have the worst combat system in the world?
Arguably, unless you like holding forward and then mashing the X/A button over and over.
just curious. did you feel about XIII the same way or is this game worse?
I felt the same about XIII. XIII-2 is just more of the same, but with even less control of your party and a tacked on "Monster catching" system ala ToS: Dawn of the New World.(Which was also shit)
I did like the antagonist in XIII-2 to be honest with you and I thought the complex time travel story was much more interested in XIII-2 than XIII. You have to admit that there are some improvements on XIII-2, George Knight
yea but they made the unforgivable design choice that bioware made. to finish the story with dlc instead of putting it on the disk
Not surprised, game studios do that all the time to increase the value of the game.
Really? i've never seen a studio do this until now what other games did this?
There is one major improvement, it's shorter. Seriously. I ready to kill myself after 30 hours of XIII, at least XIII-2 had the decency to keep it short and sweet.
My answer: we will just have to wait and see. Just in case if you care, I really enjoyed both games despite their endings. The endings to Mass Effect 3 did not ruin my experience with the trilogy. Whether the ending ruins the series or just any game in general is honestly up to you.