An Honest Trailer for Mass Effect 3′s Extended Cut

Mass Effect 3‘s Extended Cut brought fans the ending Mass Effect 3 was supposed to have, if that ending also included a number of elements that many or most players seemed to hate from the beginning. So the Game Front video team cut a trailer for the DLC that’s a little less marketing and a little more honesty. And satire. All in good fun, though.

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25 Comments on An Honest Trailer for Mass Effect 3′s Extended Cut


On August 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Sadly, this is quite honest. How I wish it were only joking.


On August 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Man I needed that. Very funny. I also asked myself that as well.


On August 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Complaining about “grandoise speeches” and “sad music” in a Mass Effect game only demonstrates that you’re probably not the kind of person that Mass Effect is meant to appeal to.

It’s a real shame that journalists can’t be trusted to provide accurate information to their viewers. Information on how the choices you make factor into the events throughout the game, including the ending, can easily be found on the Mass Effect Wikia or after a minute on Google Search. The fact that you can’t be bothered to do such basic verification of facts is depressing.


On August 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm


Complaining about a joke only demonstrates that you’re probably not the kind of person that has a sense of humor.


On August 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

@pooleboy87 : If only it were a joke, mocking the vocal minority that obsessly slanders Mass Effect 3 for things that define the Mass Effect series. But alas, the very description of the video on YouTube attests to the creator’s lack of concern for factual information.

Phil Hornshaw

On August 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm


Why would we bother Googling Mass Effect facts when we’ve played all three games extensively and know EXACTLY how much choice factors into the story? Especially when the JOKES we made in order to poke fun at the game are still valid. And yet, are still jokes.


On August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

@Phil Hornshaw : If you want to see just how much your choices factor into the story, then do this: start a non-import game, purposefully making the worst decisions you can and ignoring every side-quest.

Given a few articles I’ve read of yours regarding ME3 (for example, “one million page views equals one million fans”), I doubt factual accuracy is a concern for you.

Phil Hornshaw

On August 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm


Cool, feel free to take my lack of factual accuracy (read: a typo that was honestly admitted and corrected) as an invitation not to read the stuff I write, since it can’t be trusted anyway. I’d love to have actual discussions about facts and opinions, but I’m not really interested in attacks on the integrity of me or my colleagues for no apparent reason. See ya.

Phil Hornshaw

On August 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm


Also, as long as we’re talking factual accuracy, the error that I committed in the story was writing that Koobismo’s “Marauder Shields” comic had 1 million VIEWERS, not 1 million FANS. In actuality, the comic had 1 million lifetime views. And I corrected the typo.


On August 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm


The Rachni and Udina would like to have a word with you about how much your choice “matters.” Also, let’s look at the EMS system. The only thing that matters there is a number. Not what makes up that number, just how high it is. In fact, you get just as much of a bonus for playing multiplayer as you do for playing the whole series because it can double that total.


On August 23, 2012 at 2:23 am

Haha, the same happened to me, I wanted to see the new destroy ending, but accidentally triggered the refusal by shooting the star kid :D


On August 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

BRAVO…nothing but the truth…makes me want to trade in that piece of ish…


On August 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

@Lilith I dont think you understand how big a fan of Mass Effect Mr. @Phil Hornshaw is, and your holier then thou attacks on this sites contributors is exactly why so many people think Mass Effect fans are such s.

Gamefront and Phil have been a beacon of light in a dark storm of straw man journalism surrounding the Mass Effect ending controversy. I think they’ve earned the right to a few jokes.

Daniel Harvison

On August 24, 2012 at 3:47 am

A bit harsh, I thought, I liked a good deal of some of those things. Still funny though.


On August 24, 2012 at 4:03 am


Idiot is an idiot.

On August 24, 2012 at 5:22 am

Why is anyone humouring Lilith? She’s not interested in ‘facts’ and still sees the overwhelming and provable majority who hated Mass Effect 3′s ending as a ‘vocal minority’ who just “didn’t get it”. If she wants to see her opinions reinforced, she can try visiting literally every other mainstream gaming website or publication that has for months been launching personal, straw-man attacks on gamers and playing the ‘artistic integrity’ card as a means of damage limitation and an appeal to authority. Gamefront is the only mainstream gaming site that has had the balls to treat the backlash and the fallout in any objective, reasonable and fair manner.


On August 25, 2012 at 2:22 am


But seriously it change nothing in all our live and i’m just wasted 2 minutes of my time.


On August 25, 2012 at 3:54 am

Thank you gamefront for being a beacon in these dark days of journalism.

Wesker is a tool.

On August 25, 2012 at 4:31 am

Wesker1984 – so why did you watch it? It never claimed to “change peoples’ lives”, and you’ve shown repeatedly over the past five months that you’re a hopeless BioWare fanboy who won’t accept any criticism of ME3′s ending. Why would you even bother watching what was clearly a satirical trailer for its controversial ending DLC? Just to complain about it afterwards?

You really need to get a life.


On August 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Even now, my mind boggles over how a game that was so brilliant, in terms of character and story development, better than many films or novels could ever hope to achieve, suddenly fell so short, so suddenly, in such a small space of time.. not just spoiling a single game but effectively wiping out the meaning behind a whole trilogy.

I like the intoxication theory, too much alcohol is the only logical explanation for such an almighty collapse of logic when the starchild appeared.

The Defenestrator

On August 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

“Idiot is an idiot” hit the nail on the head.

Anyone who claims ownership over the “silent majority” is an idiot. At best, they’re ignorant and at worst they’re openly lying. My purely anecdotal evidence from friends and co-workers who don’t care for gaming news sites or Hold The Line or the Retake ME Facebook page is that their opinion of the ending ranged from “meh” to “terrible.” That doesn’t mean I get to extrapolate that to everyone. Plenty of people liked the endings, were okay with them, or flat out didn’t care. Plus, keep in mind that according to BioWare less than half of the people who bought the game played it to completion. The “silent majority” keeps getting smaller.

No one knows exactly how many people liked the endings versus didn’t. But anyone claiming that a large group of people automatically agrees with them just because they haven’t weighed in publicly is seriously delusional.


On August 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Defenestrator is right. There isn’t any way to know for certain what that silent majority truly thinks, and it would be incorrect to assume that their silence equals support for the ending. Some will point out that the polls showing overwhelming dissatisfaction with the ending were invalid because they were self-selecting and there were far more copies sold than votes counted. However, this attitude would be like saying political elections are invalid because most of the potential voters didn’t participate. Those that care enough to participate will vote, but voter turnout, in America at least, will show you that the majority of the population doesn’t vote. However, we still elect representatives based on the majority of the votes cast. If Candidate A gets 60% of the vote, Candidate B isn’t going to get anywhere by saying, “But most people didn’t vote, therefore they must support me.” It just doesn’t hold up. All we would know is that the majority supported Candidate A, and that is what matters.


On August 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Yeah and you got a problem with that? You got a problem with someone being honest ”Wesker Is A Tool”?

It not because i’m a Bioware fan boy it just i dont like satirical fake-trailer at all. Did i insulted someone in my post? No! Did i trolled this time? No! I just said i wasted 2 minutes of my time. I never said this trailer was horrible or stupid. This ”honest” trailer was well-done and funny and i applause the ones who made it but i’m not a fan of those kind of fan-made trailer. It is a bad thing? It is a bad thing sharing is own opinions? If you can’t accept that just dont read the comments section.


On August 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

So you say all your choices matter in ME3′s ending? It’s called EMS? lol That’s awesome.
In other news, I normally prefer quality over quantity…. Oh, hey look… I can tie this into this whole “ME choice” debate…. I also prefer quality over quantity in my effective military strength. I don’t wanna look at a number and say, oh look, this number 3250 EMS is gonna beat your.. uh.. reaper. I wanna see my Krogan, Geth, Asari, Quarian races f**king charging that damn thing. I wanna see some team work. Not just read a number and know every one and thing will work and survive. ME2 was awesome cuz as you watched your team in action doing what you commanded them to do or gathered them for, there was some tension because you didn’t know if they would make it or succeed… in ME3, you’re not really doing much of any commanding on your own… Instead of Commander Shepard, we get Supervisor Shepard.

I just wanna say, you’re awesome. lol Love your articles, love your sense of humor. lol

Phil Hornshaw

On August 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm

@ R-Man

Hey, thanks! Appreciated.