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Mass Effect Trilogy - AUD $14.99 Origin Store

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Three titles, standard edition, Origin account required.
14.99AUD = slightly better price than the previous deal, given current exchange rates.

The package seems to include some DLC content too:

Mass Effect™

Mass Effect™ 2
Cerberus Network
Normandy Crash Site
Zaeed - The Price of Revenge
Cerberus Arc Projector
Cerberus Weapon and Armor
Firewalker Pack
Mass Effect 2 Soundtrack
Mass Effect 2 Digital Art Books
Mass Effect 2 Documentary

Mass Effect™ 3
Extended Cut
Mass Effect™ Trilogy Art

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    DLC not discounted, rarely is, if you want the DLC (and most of it varies from ok, to virtually mandatory) I'd be surprised if you got out of this "deal" with change of $120. EA are bastards with the DLC.
    Also, ME3 doesn't support a controller on PC, at all.

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      and the problem being?

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      DLC not discounted, rarely is, if you want the DLC (and most of it varies from ok, to virtually mandatory) I'd be surprised if you got out of this "deal" with change of $120. EA are bastards with the DLC.

      That's the strategy behind DLC. They give you the main game heavily discounted or even free, just as a drug dealer would give you a free shot to get you hooked, and then they charge you extortionate prices once they've got you in. Some pro gamblers you meet at the casino might go easy on you the first few hands and let you win, build your confidence up, and set you up for an even bigger fall later. The DLC is your fall.

      Also, ME3 doesn't support a controller on PC, at all.

      They want you to use superior controls. Nothing wrong with that.

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      Seems some DLC content has been included, this is what I received in the $14.99 package:

      Mass Effect™

      Mass Effect™ 2
      Cerberus Network
      Normandy Crash Site
      Zaeed - The Price of Revenge
      Cerberus Arc Projector
      Cerberus Weapon and Armor
      Firewalker Pack
      Mass Effect 2 Soundtrack
      Mass Effect 2 Digital Art Books
      Mass Effect 2 Documentary

      Mass Effect™ 3
      Extended Cut
      Mass Effect™ Trilogy Art

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        None of the ME3 DLC was included. That's $50 USD right there. Citadel is a must for ME fans.

        For ME2 you are missing Shadow Broker, Kasumi's Stolen Memory, Overlord and Arrival. Basically all you got is the Cerberus Network stuff that was free to anyone who bought the game new.

        ME1 you didn't get any DLC either.

        So.. I'm not sure what to make of this really. Bioware created some games that cost $120 to get the complete experience of, but you're paying $5 per game, so I guess that cuts the cost considerably. If you want the DLCs you'll have to pay a premium, but if you can live without them, you're getting a fantastic deal. I think they're worth playing, but the disparity in value for money is egregious.

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        Those were all free with any edition of the games anyway.

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    And whatever you did in ME1 and ME2….doesn't matter…well rarely matters. :)
    But yeah, good game still.

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      Love it all, I replay ME1 and ME2 - get 3/4 of the way through ME3 and just can't bring myself to go through that ending again.

      Hopefully ME-Next/4 is beyond awesome.

      Still, one of the best best RPG series out there and if for some reason anyone hasn't played it, this is a bargain for all 3. I'd say the DLC adds a whole lot and some of it is very well done but isn't exactly mandatory if you're on a budget.

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        I'm one of the few people who think ME3 was the best in the series, and ME2 while great was a bit overrated. You can do a perfect run in ME2 and not lose anyone you care about. You can't do that in ME1 and ME3. Also, the plot of ME2 was just a collection of side stories stitched together. The overarching plot was quite shallow and didn't tie all the subplots together. Kasumi's subplot, Zaeed's, Jacob's dad, and a bunch of other loyalty mission plots.. completely irrelevant to the ME2 and ME3 storyline.

        While I do agree with you that the choices you make don't ultimately matter, there's not a great deal of games I can think of where you have choices that do matter. Maybe Heavy Rain?

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      That was the most disappointing thing about ME3. A character died in your previous game? No problem, we'll just insert a substitute character who serves exactly the same purpose.

      ME3's high points made up for it though. Tuchanka and the Quarian homeworld namely. And that awesome cinematic when you go to Earth for the final mission..

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    Oh and I enjoyed the MP in ME3 quite a bit.

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    Is it worth it getting just Mass Effect 3 by itself for primarily playing the Multiplayer? Is it still alive and well? Cheap enough at the moment, but will 6 dollars be fun enough?

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      The multiplayer is great, but yeah, I don't know what your chances of finding a match would be like. It wasn't incredibly busy when I was playing a year ago, so…

      You can play the multiplayer by yourself, if that influences your decision.

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        That's just one of EA's many blunders of the past few years. Forcing people to play multiplayer in a single player series to get enough EMS for the best ending. It wouldn't surprise me if it's hard to find a game right now.

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          (a) The Extended Cut changed that. You don't need to play MP to achieve the maximum required EMS.

          (b) EA is the publisher. Bioware is the developer. They are separate entities, even if one owns the other.

          (c) That's entirely irrelevant to what I said, so I can only assume that you're trying to shit-stir.

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          @ProspectiveDarkness:

          A. What I said was true at the time the game was being designed, and launched. The fact they had to backflip on it is an admission they screwed up big time.

          B. Publishers have influence over developers. A great deal actually. I wonder if it was a coincidence that ME3 (ending), NBA 13 (whole game), Dead Space 3, Sim City, BF4, were all EA titles. I can't imagine it was Bioware's idea to make multiplayer mandatory to get the best ending in single player. The first 2 games didn't have multiplayer. The fans didn't care for it or ask for it. Why now? And why did it affect readiness level?

          An EC that undoes this does not change the fact it was designed this way from conception.

          C. Didn't claim it was relevant to what you said. And no. He asked if multiplayer was still alive. I commented that it was stupid to throw multiplayer into it in the first place. If they're going to do that, it should be a separate mode launched from the menu, not tied into galactic readiness. Btw, extended cut only reduces the EMS needed, does not change the readiness %. You still have to do almost everything to get max EMS if you don't play multiplayer.

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          @lostn:

          What I said was true at the time the game was being designed, and launched.

          But not any more. Which you neglected to mention.

          The fact they had to backflip on it is an admission they screwed up big time.

          Listening to customer feedback seems like a net positive to me.

          Publishers have influence over developers. A great deal actually.

          Obviously. But I find it hard to believe that some sinister executive at EA sat down with Bioware and instructed them that the 'best possible ending' (I doubt an EA executive would even know what that meant) was to be reserved for multiplayer players. A multiplayer which is free, with free DLC's and a few not-at-all necessary microtransactions, might I add. Maybe you're right, maybe the MP is all just an evil plot. Or maybe Bioware was just trying to make the multiplayer relevant and tied-in to the game. I know I appreciated the fact that the multiplayer had a close context within the SP. Or maybe it was just an oversight. Yes it was bad that it was necessary to play it in the beginning, but this has been fixed. They acknowledged they were wrong. You're too quick to attribute every little problem - sorry, 'one of many blunders' - to EA's malice.

          Didn't claim it was relevant to what you said

          Then why reply to me? I find it hard to believe that you just accidentally decided to reply to my comment with some EA hate when we've been at opposite ends of this argument before. Hence, shit-stirring.

          I commented that it was stupid to throw multiplayer into it in the first place

          I for one, loved the multiplayer. It's the most hours I've put into any MP game, ever, and the second of all games period.

          If they're going to do that, it should be a separate mode launched from the menu, not tied into galactic readiness.

          People were already bitching that it was just tacked-on for the sake of being there. If it had no relevance at all to the main game, how would that have helped its case? I like the fact that it influences your Galactic Readiness. Looking at that map and your GR, it actually feels like you're fighting in the same world and (at least remotely) working towards something, instead of just playing a map for shits and giggles.

          Btw, extended cut only reduces the EMS needed, does not change the readiness %

          Yeah, 3100 down from 4000, to be specific.

          You still have to do almost everything to get max EMS if you don't play multiplayer.

          Which seems pretty realistic to me. You're fighting the most technologically advanced and most ancient horrors in the Galaxy, I don't think it should be easy.

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        Can you take on the multiplayer part solo? I think from the Demo I tried few years back (b4 launch), You need all 4 or maybe 3 at least to stand a chance?
        I remembered that I enjoyed the MP lol.

        Is it dedicated server type?

        Can someone boot their mass effect MP and check if they're still good to go lol?

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          Can you take on the multiplayer part solo?

          You can. It's a lot harder, especially on the objective rounds, but it's definitely possible. I've only managed to solo Gold levels a dozen or so times compared to maybe a hundred on Silver and Bronze. Never been game to try Platinum.

          In a lot of ways I prefer solo-ing to playing with actual people. No (profanity) who run in and get killed in a shitty spot, and then want you to revive them. No (profanity) detonating all your primed biotic explosions and stealing all your kills. No lone-wolfing twat racking up their points (even though the individual scores mean nothing) while everyone else tries to complete and objective. I might be overstating things, but still.

          Is it dedicated server type?

          Nah, self-hosted. Mostly the reason I mainly solo. Shitty connection makes for a shitty experience all round.

          Can someone boot their mass effect MP and check if they're still good to go lol?

          I can check for you tomorrow if you want. I'll see how easy it is to pick up a match, but I'm not terribly confident.

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          I'd appreciate it very much if you would have a quick look in the MP :)

          Yeah I did play in Beta, I guess back then when people are still learning they were more cooperative… From memory I myself scored really well and would say 90% of the time did get full extraction because I always opt for teamwork rather than running around like angry rabbit getting killed in the process lol.

          That reminds me With all this hostage situation going on in Sydney City centre… I hope they all get full extraction. THey should have bring in some Krogan army to calm those fail short-minded brainwashed attention-seeking easily-misled self-proclaimed godsent kids.

          I mean Why can't they just play Payday2 or GTA V like the rest of normal people lol.

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          @Boombadaboom:

          I actually picked up a game straight away and had a full team most of the time, so I guess it's more populated than I though.

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          @ProspectiveDarkness: Thanks for that man, I think I'll have to pick it up from origin for 5.99 then unless someone can help me getting it cheaper? Anyway no rush coz I'll have to do it later. I just got back home and am really tired n sleepy, went and was there in the heat of the hostage situation since 6pm with my camera until all hell breaks loose at 2:15am… intense… Praying for those less than fortunate hostages.

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    Cheapest Mass Effect 3 I found is 2.99 Euro from Amazon Italian Store but how do I make the purchase as it won't let me? Europe based origin as well it seems..

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